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Obama Becomes Irritated

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posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 01:38 AM
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Obama Becomes Irritated


www.foxnews.com

When a reporter tried to quiz Obama on Thursday about a lobbyist chosen for a top Defense Department job, the president quickly became agitated.
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posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 01:38 AM
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Of course he could be come agitated if he was not ready to be asked that question... or he was just not expecting it.

But seriously, if you are going on a tour of the "press pool".. you better expect to be hit with questions. Especially after you just went back on your word 2 days into office.

-edit- He was able to "field lighter questions"... where is the transparency we were promised?

www.foxnews.com
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[edit on 23-1-2009 by TwiTcHomatic]



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 01:54 AM
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posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 01:54 AM
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Nah.


I think in this case he had a valid reason to get a little stern with the reporter. He clearly explained it was just an impromptu visit to shake hands, to get to know people. He wasn't there to be pummeled by a slew of questions. But the reporter pressed him. Got what he deserved, imo. There will be times for questions, but I do have to wonder who they are going to let in.

And his question on the appointment of a former lobbyist does need to be answered though in light of the internal agreement that the administration is making everyone sign. The guy's a former lobbyist, but he may fall outside the agreement time limits. Need more research.

That was a curious article though, in that he seemed to be real interested in what the media was doing and how they were setup.

[edit on Fri Jan 23rd 2009 by TrueAmerican]



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 02:00 AM
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I have to disagree. The smart play for him (if he was not planning to answer any questions) would have been to let them know he was coming.. and would not be answering any questions.

From the article it is clear it was a surprise visit.. how dare the reporters do their jobs!!

Yet, he was able to "field light questions". That is not the open government he promised in his campaign.

I know he is only 2 days in.. but we need him to act like he has experience, even if he is lacking.



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 08:37 AM
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Cut the guy some slack. After the way the media coddled him during the election campaign, he's not used to actually having to answer a tough question at a time inconvenient to him. Poor guy.

Seriously, though, he'd better be ready for it. Given the situation this country faces moving forward, the honeymoon is going to be a short one. He's going to have to answer some tough questions and be put on the spot about his choices and his policies and the same media that has given him a free pass for the last 8-10 months will turn on him in an instant if he doesn't.



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 08:40 AM
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This is not the first time I have seen this side of him. He seems to me to have a very short fuse.



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 08:43 AM
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Actually, this surprises me a bit. One thing about Obama that few people have is his level temperament.

The WORST thing he could do right now is lose that.

It will be interesting to see how he does in this regard.



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 08:47 AM
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This is just a taste of things to come.

Transparency in his administration is just a cliche.

Answering questions comes with the territory of being POTUS. Naturally, he won't answer every question. What alarms me is the way he reacts to those who pose the questions that he doesn't like. He is arrogant, flippant and simply rude.

Why the lectures to the reporters? A polite statement of refusal would suffice.



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 08:47 AM
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I'd become irratated too....the guys been in office for a few days so give him a chance to do something....at least this guy isnt a muppet like Bush and will answer it in a professional manner instead of saying something stupid like Bubba Bush would have....



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 08:48 AM
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I think it is just like a politrickster to say one thing and immediately do another.

To say you are against lobbyists and then hire one 2 days into office is like a slap in the face.

Especially when one considers how much corporate lobbying has helped destroy this nation....one need look no farther than the health industry and the defense industries.


And... if he is going to go back on his word... then there SHOULD be a justification.... unless we are to have another four years of 'say this and do that'..... and we all know where old Bushy got us with that policy.

Why would you hire this person Mr Obama? What insight does he have to fill this position? what qualifies him and why would his former position not come into play in your consideration of this individual?


Is it really that nasty of a question? I think not......



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 08:49 AM
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I've never thought he had a level temperment. The few times he's been pressed over the last year, he has become irritable. He seems to have a short temper...or he's thin skinned and can't take criticism...or both.



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 08:52 AM
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Well, that's what this is all about, isn't it? Obama 'did something' and the media is wanting answers as to why. And he certainly didn't answer it in a professional manner in that instance. When a polite refusal would've been much more appropriate, he berated the reporter instead. Nice.



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 08:53 AM
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Just goes to show the lack of experience on his part.

How can you give this guy a break... I mean.. haven't we given him enough already ?

The MSM held his hand all the way to the white house for crying out loud. Get ready for a term of : "uhhh, Ummmm, I mis-spoke, and I had no prior knowlede.."



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 08:53 AM
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Our American Idol President is just like other American Idol contestants, he gets visibly upset when you point out the fact that they can't do anything of value without someone else playing the instruments.

Added:

He was told who to appoint, he doesn't pick them. So when you start pressing him on why he picked a certain person, he reacts this way because he had no real choice and felt powerless. He doesn't want to talk about this because he doesn't want to think about how powerless he is now that he is the President.

Jon

EDIT: To make my words even more obvious.

[edit on 1.23.2009 by Voxel]



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 12:19 PM
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His inexperience is definitely going to be shining through in these first few days, that is for sure.

"the government should be Open, successful and work for our citizens" His words... time to start living up to them.



posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 03:45 PM
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The great thing about fox news, is that it is not afraid of the issues at hand and never fails to get the facts across. I personally believe Obama is out to ruin the US and is VERY lucky to be in his position, through brainwashing and the false premise of "HOPE" (yawn). We've all seen what socialism has done in the past and I hope to god he does not ruin your beautiful country.



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