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White House Press Room Laughter Dies Down

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posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 11:02 AM
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White House Press Room Laughter Dies Down


White House Pressroom Laughter Dies Down
 


The White House press room was a jovial place to be in the early days of President Barack Obama's presidency. But times have changed.

Back in May, POLITICO analyzed the press briefings and found that the instances of laughter — as indicated by "(Laughter)" being noted in the official transcript — occurred more than 10 times per day during press secretary Robert Gibbs's briefings.

But the laughter has been reduced by half in recent months: In the first six months of the Obama administration, briefings produced an average of 179 laughs per month. Over the past six months, the average has dropped down to 89.

 


Duhhh, why aint everybody happy no more??

Yep, now that the real business of earning their keep has settled in, this administration isn't nearly so jocular. It's sobering business to be so far down in job performance polls in the first year in office, especially going into a losing mid-term Congressional campaign.

Ouch. I'd be glum, too, if I was in this administration's shoes.

But they have to look on the bright side — as bad as things seem right now for Obama and his band of hand-picked oafs, things are going to be TEN TIMES WORSE after the election in November.

Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha... This is going to be fun to watch.

— Doc Velocity




posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 11:26 AM
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Hey Doc,

I am going to put up the video of the Gibbs attempt at comedy with Palin as the target.



Let me see about 3 or maybe 4 people laughed.

These people (elitist pseudo intellectual scum) are REALLY getting on the nerves of the American People.

edit to add link to thread-Hi Mom!

[edit on 2/10/2010 by endisnighe]



posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 11:39 AM
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Glib Gibbs is simply a High School smart ass who has no respect for the WH Press Corpse. He made this notion very clear in his first couple of briefings. The pool reporters are clearly tired of hislong toothed humor.

At least Gibbs thinks that Gibbs is funny. I bet he refers to himself in 3rd person during normal conversation.

I think his tenure is just about up. I would be surprised if he makes it to May.



posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 11:47 AM
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Originally posted by endisnighe
Let me see about 3 or maybe 4 people laughed.

I know, the WH Press Corps must be so disillusioned by now. They're all just sitting there as Gibbs performs his anti-humor, and each of them is thinking, "I went to college for 4 years so I could be here at this moment."

Yep. Might as well just wipe with your Journalism diploma and flush it.

— Doc Velocity



posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 07:04 PM
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They are running scared.

Anytime they start out by making a lame joke about what a ordinary citizen(that is what she is) did while she was giving a speech without a teleprompter,you know they're in a bad situation.

The honeymoon is over for Barack and his merry bunch.

They are up to their shoulders in the proverbial snowstorm dose of REALITY.

Rahm Emmanuel needs to go.He is a shill for Israel and the rest of the leaders of the world know it.

The majority party leaders are all in a power struggle with Obama because before he was elected to the position he was a nobody that had not paid his dues.

The black community is putting pressure on him to prove how black he is.

I don't see Obama ever effectively govern.He should have stayed in the Senate a little longer.

I personally think neither Obama or that cute girl from Alaska are capable of being a effective leader.



posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 07:53 PM
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Yea, it does seem as if there is a less jovial attitude going on in the briefing room. I think that is a good thing myself. Probably needs to be less jokes going on when the white house is addressing the press.


BUT!!

But they have to look on the bright side — as bad as things seem right now for Obama and his band of hand-picked oafs, things are going to be TEN TIMES WORSE after the election in November.


Don't think there is going to be a huge sweep this November, the GOP is going to pick up a few seats. But it's not going to be anywhere near 94. The reason? The TPM candidates are going to split conservative votes. Which will leave more votes for Democratic candidates. (it's sad, but think about it.)



posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 07:58 PM
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Originally posted by Oneolddude
I don't see Obama ever effectively govern.He should have stayed in the Senate a little longer.

Problem with that is that legislators only very seldom are cut out to be "leaders"... I can't think of anyone in Congress — neither House nor Senate — who was or is qualified to "lead" this nation, and that goes for John McCain, as well. He's just not presidential material; but, if McCain isn't "presidential," then YOU KNOW Barack Hussein Obama isn't qualified.

For leadership qualities, you want somebody who has Executive experience, delegating power, making tough on-the-spot decisions. Obama and his hand-picked crew of oafs don't have the combined decision-making abilities of a small soap dish.

What do you want to bet that Obama is on the phone every night to his old pals in the Senate, asking for advice? And, hell, they can't offer him any advice — they're just as big a bunch of losers as he is.

— Doc Velocity




[edit on 2/10/2010 by Doc Velocity]



posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 08:08 PM
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Originally posted by whatukno
The TPM candidates are going to split conservative votes. Which will leave more votes for Democratic candidates. (it's sad, but think about it.)

Third Party candidates may affect who's going into the Senate, but I think it's more important to unseat the incumbents who have been draining this country's life blood for decades. I mean, I want to see John McCain out of there, along with Hillary Clinton and John Kerry and the other mealy-mouthed two-face flip-flopping socialist ass-kissers.

New blood in Congress is what I want. We need to drain its old blood and flush it.

— Doc Velocity



posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 08:21 PM
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Third Party candidates may affect who's going into the Senate, but I think it's more important to unseat the incumbents who have been draining this country's life blood for decades. I mean, I want to see John McCain out of there, along with Hillary Clinton and John Kerry and the other mealy-mouthed two-face flip-flopping socialist ass-kissers.


Hate to break it to ya my friend, but Hillary Clinton is out of there. She is the Secretary of State now.


New blood in Congress is what I want. We need to drain its old blood and flush it.


See my signature for details, new blood is coming.



posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 08:25 PM
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I think there is perhaps a factor not being considered here...and that is of increased media exposure (regardless of policy, political affiliation etc.).

How comfortable would you be if after an atmosphere of reporting to and hearing feedback only from assigned media representatives you now had to consider what bloggers were righting/interpreting?

This administration is under a much stronger microscope and it isn't necessarily because of their actions or lack thereof.

It's because the internet has finally integrated itself into the daily lives of a large portion of our society...especially the ones who used to rely on the classical medias for their information.



posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 08:26 PM
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Originally posted by Oneolddude
They are running scared.

Anytime they start out by making a lame joke about what a ordinary citizen(that is what she is) did while she was giving a speech without a teleprompter,you know they're in a bad situation.

The honeymoon is over for Barack and his merry bunch.

They are up to their shoulders in the proverbial snowstorm dose of REALITY.

Rahm Emmanuel needs to go.He is a shill for Israel and the rest of the leaders of the world know it.

The majority party leaders are all in a power struggle with Obama because before he was elected to the position he was a nobody that had not paid his dues.

The black community is putting pressure on him to prove how black he is.

I don't see Obama ever effectively govern.He should have stayed in the Senate a little longer.

I personally think neither Obama or that cute girl from Alaska are capable of being a effective leader.


agreed.



posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 08:27 PM
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Well, this November 36 Senate seats are up for election.

EVERY SINGLE Representative seat is up for election. All 435 of them.

It is an excellent opportunity to throw out the corrupt incumbents.

It will be a very interesting Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.



posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 08:47 PM
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Originally posted by whatukno
Hate to break it to ya my friend, but Hillary Clinton is out of there. She is the Secretary of State now.


God Dammit! Why did you hafta remind me??? I was thinking of Hillary and Barack Hussein coming from the same class of rank amateurs, completely slipped my mind that she's infiltrated the State Department!

Notice she's keeping a really low profile... Which, actually, should be easy for a snake in the grass.

— Doc Velocity

[edit on 2/10/2010 by Doc Velocity]



posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 10:35 PM
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Ok, so you want new blood in our legislative branch by throwing out the old guard.


New blood in Congress is what I want. We need to drain its old blood and flush it.


But newcomers like Clinton and Obama are "Rank Amateurs" and that's bad too.

Can't win for loosing with ya can we?

Don't worry Doc, when I get elected this year, some things are going to change at least in the House they will.



posted on Feb, 10 2010 @ 10:44 PM
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Maybe it's time for Barry to sing the blues.




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