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Wed Feb 6, 2019, 12:41 PM

You know he was reading from a teleprompter

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Reply You know he was reading from a teleprompter (Original post)
MythosMaster Feb 2019 OP
MythosMaster Feb 2019 #1
gratuitous Feb 2019 #2
mikeysnot Feb 2019 #3
former9thward Feb 2019 #4
mikeysnot Feb 2019 #5
former9thward Feb 2019 #8
mikeysnot Feb 2019 #10
mikeysnot Feb 2019 #7
gratuitous Feb 2019 #6
MythosMaster Feb 2019 #9
MythosMaster Feb 2019 #11

Response to MythosMaster (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 01:59 PM

1. Did this one also last week

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Response to MythosMaster (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 02:09 PM

2. Whoa, 76%!

Let's see, Eric, Donald Jr., and Ivanka approved. I guess Tiffany wasn't all that impressed. Because I can't think of anyone besides those four who would admit to watching Needy Amin prance around.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 02:15 PM

3. Apparently reading from a teleprompter is

no longer seen as bad thing...

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 02:30 PM

4. Every SOTU is done from a teleprompter.

By all presidents. Almost all presidential addresses of any sort are done by teleprompter.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 02:37 PM

5. You know that, I know that

but it was a wrong wing meme throughout Obama's 2 terms... and then there is this.

https://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/donald-trump-teleprompter-224039

“I don’t use teleprompters,” he said in that speech.

But Trump’s disdain for teleprompters is not confined to Clinton’s use of them.

"I've always said, if you run for president, you shouldn't be allowed to use teleprompters,” Trump said in October. "Because you don't even know if the guy is smart."

He used the teleprompter attack on his primary opponents in the opening months of the campaign.

"These other guys, they're going around, they make a speech in front of 21 people. Nobody cares, they read the same speech…They have teleprompters,” Trump said at a campaign rally in August 2015. "I say we should outlaw teleprompters … for anybody running for president.”

Tuesday night’s speech was not the first time Trump turned to the teleprompter. He used one when delivering a foreign-policy speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 02:46 PM

8. I never understood what the complaint was about teleprompters.

I have given many talks and I wish I was important enough to have a teleprompter. People would rather listen to a well organized prepared speech instead of someone stumbling around. Just as I have never understood the mocking at someone drinking a glass of water during a talk. Every speaker's podium I have ever been at had water. It was there for a reason.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 03:02 PM

10. It is a skill

that is why the wrong wingers tried mocking it....

type in "obama teleprompter meme" in google images and see them all.

some of them are really sad and pathetic.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 02:40 PM

7. and this

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 02:39 PM

6. Remember when that was a horrible scandal?

My goodness, even some people who ought to have known better got sucked in. Today, though, they're much wiser and are obsessing about Elizabeth Warren's card she submitted to the Texas Bar Association. That is, if they ever got over Obama having orange juice with breakfast or wearing a tan suit.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 02:58 PM

9. My neighbor would send these to me

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 03:05 PM

11. The power of the media to manipulate the masses

Everything in Obamas admin was a scandal... now not so much.

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