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Title: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: DCPatriot on December 20, 2013, 02:20:11 PM
http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: flowers on December 20, 2013, 02:21:36 PM
he is late isn't he?
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: DCPatriot on December 20, 2013, 02:22:24 PM
Currently touting the millions of new sign-ups.....barf
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: flowers on December 20, 2013, 02:27:01 PM
I think he is suppose to take questions? Of course they will beaplanted questions.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: DCPatriot on December 20, 2013, 02:32:31 PM
I think he is suppose to take questions? Of course they will beaplanted questions.

Truth is, Can't stand the sight of him and can't stand the sound of his voice.


Blech!
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Oceander on December 20, 2013, 02:35:06 PM
Dang.  I was hoping he'd announce his resignation.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Cincinnatus on December 20, 2013, 02:56:04 PM
Great question: "What is your New Year's resolution"? *giggle* MSM is on top of it.

"Uh" for the 800th time.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: flowers on December 20, 2013, 02:59:54 PM
Great question: "What is your New Year's resolution"? *giggle* MSM is on top of it.

"Uh" for the 800th time.
wow..... :chairbang: What a question.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: flowers on December 20, 2013, 03:03:17 PM

03:00 PM ET
Obama: I 'screwed the duck' on health care roll-out


http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2013/12/20/obama-to-hold-year-end-news-conference/comment-page-10/
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:04:01 PM
Amy Lutz ?@amylutz4 13s

Only 500,000 have signed up through the marketplace. Where the hell is he getting this 2 million figure?
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:04:36 PM
@lynnsweet 2m

Obama pivots from people who have health insurance policies not renewed to folks getting more benefits under Obamacare.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:05:09 PM
Byron York ?@ByronYork 1m

Obama on Obamacare: 'The demand is there and...the product is good.'


John Gizzi ?@johngizzi 1m

Wow! "85% of American people have benefited in some way" from Afford. Care Act. So why do polls show it to be so unpopular?
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:05:33 PM
@philipaklein 2m

Obama: "The basic structure of the law is working." Except for the part about people being able to easily shop for affordable insurance.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:06:22 PM
@toddstarnes 3m

Obama: "You've got 2 million people who signed up or more." Wait - earlier he said 1 million signed up. I'm confused.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:07:18 PM
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:07:58 PM
@tx7549 1h

Liberal Math: 6M cancelations, 350K, enrollments = Momentum Now, 6 million canceled = 500K w/ "Hardship" Exemption. 2+2 = 7 Trillion
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Cincinnatus on December 20, 2013, 03:08:45 PM
This silver tongued devil's constant use of "Uh" is like fingernails on a blackboard.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:08:49 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bb9DewzIgAAcVAQ.png)
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:09:21 PM
Chuck Todd: "Will the mandate be enforced going forward?" Obama: "yes."
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:09:58 PM
Obama brags that "a couple of million" people will now have insurance
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:10:28 PM
@KRenner2 3m

Dear Santa, Please bring me a new TV for Christmas because I just threw a brick through mine.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Cincinnatus on December 20, 2013, 03:12:36 PM
For those not listening: he was asked about The Promise being named lie of the year and answered with the usual boilerplate bull about how hard they are working to fix things, etc., etc., Uh
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:14:09 PM
@chrisenloe 10s

No, Mr. President, our foreign policy should NEVER consist of negotiating with terrorists.
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Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:15:01 PM
~LOL~ ---  Donald Sutherland faced tougher press conferences in The Hunger Games.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:15:31 PM
@tobyharnden 1m

Basic rule of journalism: the shorter & more precise the question, the more difficult it is for the person to wriggle out of answering it
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:16:22 PM
Breaking News: obama still blabbering
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:16:49 PM
He's admitting Iran is a crap shoot...unfortunately, Israel's future is in the line, and he doesn't care about them.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:17:21 PM
Filibustering on Iran, ignoring Politifact
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: flowers on December 20, 2013, 03:17:32 PM
@KRenner2 3m

Dear Santa, Please bring me a new TV for Christmas because I just threw a brick through mine.
:silly:
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:17:48 PM
@ArlenWms 26s

And now we know why America's Enemy in Chief doesn't ordinarily do press conferences.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:19:03 PM
@jeffzeleny 10s

Obama gives a golden shout-out to Pete Rouse, "I love that guy." Rouse has been at his side since Obama arrived in Washington in 2005.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: flowers on December 20, 2013, 03:19:19 PM
Breaking News: obama still blabbering

Breaking News: obama still blabbering lying Fixed it for ya!
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Cincinnatus on December 20, 2013, 03:20:27 PM
Last question: about personnel changes in WH.

The press conference was a bore (surprise!) and his Highness, after using "Uh" 1,000 times, said little of value.,

Uh
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:20:35 PM
Some of these so-called journalists act like they're at a high school peep rally.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:21:10 PM
@whpresscorps 15m

RT @AlexConant: Obama blaming his problems on communications instead of policy basically sums up his whole presidency.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:21:35 PM
@RichardGrenell 1m

He has no idea how businesses operate > @ZekeJMiller: Obama on passing new Iran sanctions: "We can do that in a day, on a dime"
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Cincinnatus on December 20, 2013, 03:21:49 PM
CSpan now taking phone calls and reading tweets.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:22:23 PM
BuzzFeed Benny ?@bennyjohnson 1m

Things we learned in this press conference:
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Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:23:01 PM
CSpan now taking phone calls and reading tweets.

Since cSpan is pretty much run by Politico now I can imagine how that is going......
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:23:23 PM
@wwjdtoday4u 4m

Obama takes credit for our oil production? Ha Ha..... Says Obamacare is working? He's off to Hawaii to hit the crack pipe again!
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:24:10 PM
 ?@BetsyNBC 4m

Obama, not surprisingly, doesn't think that Congress is the best place for diplomacy.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:25:13 PM
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:25:53 PM
@chuckwoolery 34m

Reporter: Mr President tell me about the buttons on your suit. 20min later, and that's how I sewed them on. Thanks for asking.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Rapunzel on December 20, 2013, 03:26:20 PM
@wwjdtoday4u 4m

I can't believe this is our President of America? Truly saddens me this country has stooped to this all time low.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: flowers on December 20, 2013, 03:29:01 PM
Quote
Existing sanctions remain in place, costing Iran billions of dollars each month in oil sales, along with banking sanctions, he said.
Worst lie I have heard from him today.  **nononono* Iran will make billions from oil sales.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: andy58-in-nh on December 20, 2013, 03:37:11 PM

03:00 PM ET
Obama: I 'screwed the duck' on health care roll-out


http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2013/12/20/obama-to-hold-year-end-news-conference/comment-page-10/ (http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2013/12/20/obama-to-hold-year-end-news-conference/comment-page-10/)

(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z229/andy58-in-nh/FR/aflac_zps9f03ea9c.jpg)

"AAAAFFFLLLLAAACCC!!!"
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: Cincinnatus on December 20, 2013, 03:38:49 PM
Good news, boys and girls. CSpan just announced they will rebroadcast this non-news conference today at 8 pm EST. Set your DVRs.

Uh.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: rangerrebew on December 20, 2013, 04:35:50 PM
@tobyharnden 1m

Basic rule of journalism: the shorter & more precise the question, the more difficult it is for the person to wriggle out of answering it

Obviously, there were no journalists there.
Title: Re: Live Thread...Obama Year End Press Conference
Post by: happyg on December 20, 2013, 04:54:51 PM
I listened to the first five minutes, and when he blamed problems on the sanctions and shutdown, I took a long nap.