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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 03:06 PM
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Obama 'Not at all' embarrassed by Release of Open Mic Comments
The White House has no problem with President Obamas comments in Chicago that were caught on an open microphone and quickly circulated through the media sphere. Asked aboard Air Force One if the president was embarrassed by the comments, White House press secretary Jay Carney said not at all.

ABC News reports Carney said the comments, including harsh words about Paul Ryan, whom the president had praised in public, did not conflict with anything the president had said:

Theres nothing he said that contradicts anything he said in public, Carney said, I think what he said in that session youre talking about and the things that hes said in more public forums have been entirely consistent.

Carney insisted to reporters the open mic incident was a miscommunication, nothing more than that, and concluded its not a problem, its not an issue.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/obama-not-at-all-embarrassed...
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craigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 03:11 PM
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1. He shouldn't be he didn't say anything we didn't already know.
As a matter of fact the quotes make me like him more because it shows that he gets it.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 03:32 PM
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4. Yeah, unlike Scott Walker trying to claim the exact the same thing
about comments he made in during that "punk'd" phone call with "Koch".
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 03:17 PM
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2. I bet he's careful never to say anything he doesn't mean near an open mike. n/t
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-11 08:38 AM
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13. Yep, after the "cling to their guns" "gaffe" I'd imagine not.....
.... I doubt that he'd have complained about the WH phones or called SOME Fed. workers slugs if he knew the whole world would read about it, but over all it was a win for him.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 03:25 PM
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3. what did he say?
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mrcheerful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 03:34 PM
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5. He expanded on his thoughts about what the R's are trying to do to
with the Ryan budget plan. It has wing nuts going bat shit crazy all over the internet.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 03:53 PM
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He really showed that Paul Ryan's Dudley Do-Right character is full of shit. Here:
Edited on Fri Apr-15-11 03:54 PM by Pirate Smile
President Obama had harsh words last night in a seeming private moment for the Chairman Paul Ryan whom president has praised in public for offering serious attempts to address the deficit.

"Eliminating the health care bill would cost us $1 trillion dollars," the president said. "It would add $1 trillion to the deficit. So when Paul Ryan says his priority is to make sure, he's just being America's accountant and trying to you know be responsible, this is the same guy that voted for two wars that were unpaid for, voted for the Bush tax cuts that were unpaid for, voted for the prescription drug bill that cost as much as my health care bill -- but wasn't paid for. So it's not on the level. And weve got to keep on you know, keep on shining a light on that.

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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 03:53 PM
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6. Dupe
Edited on Fri Apr-15-11 03:53 PM by Pirate Smile
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 03:53 PM
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7. But why should he be? He said noting out of line or unfamiliar. Ugh..
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buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 04:05 PM
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8. Excellent! What a great way to spread the word.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 04:29 PM
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9. My thoughts as well. Pundit invaded Bully Pulpit work around.
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Life Long Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 05:06 PM
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10. I don't think it's anything he wouldn't say in public.
He sounded a little more emotional when he asked about being stupid. More so than in public but he would have said the same thing in a bit of a softer tone when in public but... trying to make something out of this is even funnier than his "bitter" comment in the primary election.
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noel711 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 07:22 PM
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11. I don't believe it was an error..
I think he knew what he was doing, and saying.

Obama's nobody's fool. Let them rankle over his comments
and his speech. Tough titties.
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-11 12:07 AM
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12. I don't think it was an error either.
This isn't his first rodeo and he has the saddle sores to prove it.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-11 08:39 AM
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14. It is very ironic that the reporter who heard him...
..... just so happened to be the most accurate/least biased one of the bunch. You have to wonder, huh?
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Unvanguard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 10:10 AM
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15. I hope it wasn't. He ought to talk like that a whole lot more. n/t
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NorthCarolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 11:05 AM
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16. Mic left open accidently on purpose? nt
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