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The Teleprompter, the Jacket and the Laugh: A Presidency In Ruin

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The writing should have been on the wall...and the teleprompter.

You know how the con works. The candidate ad-libs debate answers, dons a jacket and keeps laughter to a minimum. Then he gets elected president and BAM, he’s revealed for what he is...a teleprompter reading, jacketless, laugher..guy.  And therefore someone we cannot trust.  Or at least so says the Republican attack machine. This new president who promised us change, reads from a teleprompter. A fancy dan teleprompter nearly invisible to the TV viewers’ eyes. Thank God for mssrs Limbaugh and Hannity pointing it out for us...over and over. Do you call that change? Is it that much of a leap to believe he had to write much of what he read? What an insult to the nation. Reading what is wrote. Does my car mechanic read his repair instructions off a teleprompter? No. He left the plug off my oil pan, seizing up my engine all on his very own. If we have a president who can’t memorize his speeches how can we expect him to right the economy?

What’s next...laughing during

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an interview? No he di-ent. Yes, he did..

As 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft asked the President, "Are you punch-drunk?"

And don’t we deserve an answer. Has an undisclosed head injury caused his inappropriate laughs during moments that deserve furrowed brow contemplation? Does the laughter disclose a chasm between the President and his constituency’s feelings, as we discovered from a recent article in Politico, the latest political site of record: "Awkward laughter highlighted an issue Obama has faced dating back to the campaign, a sense that he sometimes is too 'cool' and detached to fully grasp the public anxiety over mounting job losses and economic worries."

Doesn’t the president owe us a compassionate tear of two, and when he does weep shouldn’t he be doing it with jacket on his back instead of on the back of a chair? It’s difficult to deal with this lack of sensitivity to serious issues after eight years of a president who grasped the depths of our country’s despair and understood that commiserating with the families of fallen soldiers meant giving up least until the next time he golfed.

While it’s a blessing that we have talk radio and TV today to ferret out the considerable flaws in this president. If only Rush and Sean and O’Reilly had been around during the early 2003 to point out the defects in the invasion of Iraq.

And what about that Michelle Obama with her bare shoulders on display for all to see? Don't get me started.

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