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Fri Feb 5, 2021, 02:43 PM

Jen Psaki

I am incredibly impressed with her. She is a true “shot in the arm” for these daily press conferences. A dramatic 180 from what we got from the ineptitude of the previous administration.

I look forward to watching her every day.

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Reply Jen Psaki (Original post)
Sophiegirl Feb 2021 OP
PirateRo Feb 2021 #1
handmade34 Feb 2021 #20
Stinky The Clown Feb 2021 #2
Rice4VP Feb 2021 #4
TruckFump Feb 2021 #7
SharonClark Feb 2021 #3
Sophiegirl Feb 2021 #5
ChazII Feb 2021 #21
Beachnutt Feb 2021 #9
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2021 #11
Irish_Dem Feb 2021 #42
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2021 #46
Irish_Dem Feb 2021 #48
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2021 #50
Irish_Dem Feb 2021 #51
Irish_Dem Feb 2021 #52
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2021 #53
Irish_Dem Feb 2021 #54
Hortensis Feb 2021 #56
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2021 #57
SharonClark Feb 2021 #6
Oldem Feb 2021 #8
colsohlibgal Feb 2021 #10
IronLionZion Feb 2021 #12
lagomorph777 Feb 2021 #15
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2021 #16
IronLionZion Feb 2021 #17
IcyPeas Feb 2021 #29
lunatica Feb 2021 #30
IronLionZion Feb 2021 #33
lunatica Feb 2021 #36
Butterflylady Feb 2021 #13
msfiddlestix Feb 2021 #14
Sophiegirl Feb 2021 #18
msfiddlestix Feb 2021 #22
Sophiegirl Feb 2021 #24
blaze Feb 2021 #34
msfiddlestix Feb 2021 #39
questionseverything Feb 2021 #41
bringthePaine Feb 2021 #19
Happy Hoosier Feb 2021 #23
calimary Feb 2021 #25
lunatica Feb 2021 #31
NNadir Feb 2021 #26
moonscape Feb 2021 #32
Irish_Dem Feb 2021 #43
KatyMan Feb 2021 #38
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2021 #47
PatrickforO Feb 2021 #27
grantcart Feb 2021 #28
Cha Feb 2021 #35
lamp_shade Feb 2021 #37
Blue_true Feb 2021 #40
librechik Feb 2021 #44
Blue Owl Feb 2021 #45
Kingofalldems Feb 2021 #49
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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 02:44 PM

1. Me, too!

She’s awesome! Smart and she teaches while she’s up there. Just fantastic!

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Response to PirateRo (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:26 PM

20. she was great on

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 02:46 PM

2. Must See TV. Today: "If you were the spokesperson for the White House you could say that but . . . .

. . . . you're not." In reply to some questioner trying to score points. She is BRILLIANT at that. And entertaining to boot.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 02:47 PM

4. That was hilarious

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 02:58 PM

7. I heard that and loved it!!!

She is soooooooooooo fast and she gets the dummy RWs every time!

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 02:46 PM

3. I wish she would slow down a little more often.

She almost always sounds rushed and she doesn't need to.
Plus, it would be great if the reporters were identified.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 02:47 PM

5. She does speak fast

And I agree about the reporters identifying themselves.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:29 PM

21. Glad to read that there are others

that wish reporters would identify themselves.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 03:02 PM

9. Totally agree, she is genuine and truthful and in total control

so slow the pace down.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 03:28 PM

11. And stop the over explaining prefaces and consultant company

lingo.

I think she's still nervous and will get better. I think the openness and candor and professionalism is fantastic. Just to me personally her voice and demeanor are annoying.




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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 6, 2021, 05:25 AM

42. She is much improved from last week.

More confident and less anxious.
Showing more command of the room.

I think she will continue to grow into her role.
I'd like to see her sound less defensive and stop fiddling with her hair.

Overall she is a vast improvement over Trump's bimbos.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #42)

Sat Feb 6, 2021, 11:17 AM

46. Good to know... I need to watch again. Hadn't noticed

the hair.

Yes... Light years ahead of the lying trump crazies. We can probably assume anyone Biden chose would be open, courteous, respectful... But I have to wonder why he didn't pick someone with more gravitas? Like someone we didn't have to wait to get better or more comfortable? Think we may have lost some of our audience.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #46)

Sat Feb 6, 2021, 10:54 PM

48. I have had the same thoughts.

He wanted to hit the ground running, so his choice surprised me.
Yes why didn't he choose someone with more experience and comfortable in her role.

She keeps pushing back her hair on the right side.
I want to send her some hair gel or a barrette.
But it is not really falling into her face, so it is a nervous gesture.

She also looks much better in black or navy, when she wears the bright red dress I don't know what she is thinking.

But as you say she is light years ahead of the Trump lying and crazy press secretaries.
I don't think she has lost any audience, we are so starved for information and normalcy.
And she is so much more honest and responsible, earning the respect of the press and American people.


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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #48)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 12:13 AM

50. Can't wait for Monday! Gonna watch the hell out of

next presser!

This is probably gonna sound radical, but I would have advised Biden to issue a statement that he needed 2 full months to assess damage and create a recovery plan from trump. Only urgent plans he will focus on are getting the vaccination supply chain fixed and getting relief $ approved and delivered.

IOW...create a window when you can't be critiqued/held accountable for anything else.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #50)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 04:13 PM

51. Yes take a look and see what I mean.

Of course, she will probably never touch her hair again.
But it has been a common occurrence every presser.

The downside to the two month plan is that if things took longer, he would look as though he failed. I think there are too many unknowns to be tied to a time table.

I think he has the window now to a large extent, where people are giving him a lot of slack.
But he would still be critiqued by the QOP no matter what.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #50)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 01:26 PM

52. She's wearing navy like I talked about, pushing her hair back less.

And less defensive.

She must get up and read our posts first thing.
Ha.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #52)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 01:57 PM

53. Oh missed it again darn it. Watch Susan Page interview

On PBS. Her book about Barbara Bush. Funniest line... " People ask 'what happened to George W? '. And I tell them... He is the way he is because I drank and smoked when I was pregnant with him ."

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #53)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 02:00 PM

54. Oh geesh.

Explains why George W was an alcoholic I guess.
I never saw him sober when watching him on TV.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #53)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 04:11 PM

56. Lol, had forgotten that. His "self portraits" in the tub just flashed

to mind, not that I'm knocking them. But parenthood's a grab bag in the dark even without the smoking and booze.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #56)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 04:19 PM

57. Never heard that expression "grab bag in the dark," but I love it

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 02:52 PM

6. Which reporter asked about antifa being included in the list of domestic terrorists

"because of the northwest"?

Psaki's response well-handle diversion.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 02:58 PM

8. The difference between a real pro

and Huckabee Sanders is both staggering and refreshing. It's the difference between Biden, who knows how to lead, and dump, who wanted secrecy and, if possible, dictatorship. I'm very thankful that Biden, Ossof, and Warnock won!

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 03:12 PM

10. She Is So Polished, Pragmatic, And Smart

Caught the question about “Antifa”. What nonsense there is no such organization.....it is a stance, being anti fascist, not a real organization.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:05 PM

12. I like how much deplorables hate her

There are tons of complaints online with them calling her all sorts of names. So of course it piqued my curiosity.

She's 1000 times better than McEnany and any of the losers Trump had. Everyone forgets about Stephanie Grisham, who was such a maverick that she decided 0 was the correct number of press briefings to have.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:13 PM

15. Easy to forget somebody who never showed her face.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:18 PM

16. Before deplorables, it was Kremlin trolls.

Psaki was John Kerry's press secretary when he was Secretary of State for Obama.

All the Russian trolls online hated her for her press briefings when she called out Putin during the invasion of Crimea and eastern Ukraine in 2014.

Birds of a feather and what not.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:20 PM

17. They also claim her pink ushanka hat is proof of communism

It was a gift from the Russians when she went over there. There's a hammer and sickle

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:25 PM

29. oh wow, she is petite.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:38 PM

30. That surprised me too.

She comes across larger than life compared to the last slew of communications spokespeople.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #30)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 06:21 PM

33. She's 5' 5" with a large powerful stage presence

The podium can hide it. Also the other folks in the photo are over 6'.

Here's her next to Obama

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #33)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 07:05 PM

36. Thanks!

That’s a nice picture. President Obama seemed to always be such a good and respectful listener.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:07 PM

13. She is refreshing.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:12 PM

14. Darn it I missed the past couple of days.

Are the press briefing videos posted on Whitehouse.gov I wonder?

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:22 PM

18. I found a transcript of her pressers

No video and the latest is from yesterday, so they are keeping on top of them. I wish they would post video.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/press-briefings/

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Response to Sophiegirl (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:32 PM

22. oh cool! thanks!

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:41 PM

24. My pleasure. nt

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 06:31 PM

34. Since the briefings are at different times,

I have bookmarked this page. I catch the briefings if I remember to look at it.

https://factba.se/biden/calendar

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Response to blaze (Reply #34)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 10:18 PM

39. right on, thanks so much.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 10:56 PM

41. Try c span

They broadcast a variety of government stuff and might have the pressers on their website

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:23 PM

19. properly dispensed badassery - total pro

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:33 PM

23. A serious pro. NT

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:48 PM

25. And she doesn't seem preoccupied with the need to "tart up" for the boss

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the way Kayleigh seemed to want to do.

Blonde. Check!
Full make-up. Check!
Extra eye makeup and mascara. Check!
And don’t forget the false eyelashes. Check!
Lots of lipstick and lip gloss. Check!
Tight-fitting outfits that accentuate the “derričre”. Check!

Not sure how Sarah Huckabee Sanders or Sean Spicer fit in there because no amount of makeup or hair-fix or lifts-in-the-shoes would have helped them survive longer than they did.

trump tried the guy, for starters. Then he got tired of the guy who was less-than-nothing to look at anyway, so let’s get a gal then. Uh - really do need to throw Mike Huckabee a bone because he delivers that Bible-thumper vote... and he’s got a daughter who kinda “knows the score” ...

And thus, Ms. Sanders. And after awhile I bet one thing finally started getting to trump about her. He’s the Superficiality Guy, after all. If you LOOK good, you are IN. And at times, with him anyway, that’s the only thing that counts. So get me a cutie-pie! As long as she photographs well!

Besides, this is an individual who very likely also feels as though it’s essential that he be surrounded by pretty things. Including people. They reflect and magnify his own perceived self-perfection. He surrounds himself with gold. Gold EVERYTHING from carpet to ceiling. Pretty girls all over everywhere - with perfect figures and curves, and arm-candy wives. Blondes preferred. He likes Ivanka better than Tiffany (daughter with Marla “Wife #2” Maples) because Ivanka photographs better as well as having gone all-in on his White House “involvements”.

His buildings read lavish, too. Gold everywhere, his name in gold above the entrance in big letters. Everything gold-tinged from floor to ceiling, and shiny and reflective and slick.

It’s gotta be visually pleasing. Because he thinks it reflects directly on him. And he does have an image to project, after all.

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Response to calimary (Reply #25)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:42 PM

31. You just described a Narcissist to a T.

Everything and everyone must make him look good. He surrounds himself with people who play the part of arrows pointing at him.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:12 PM

26. She is marvelous, professional, intelligent, witty and fair.

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My only trivial complaint is the too frequent insertion of "um" in her locutions, but given her obvious smarts it's just that, trivial.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #26)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:45 PM

32. The person who does this far more is

Blinken. When he was answering questions every sentence had several of them. Was really surprising.

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Response to moonscape (Reply #32)

Sat Feb 6, 2021, 05:29 AM

43. I was really surprised that Blinken was not a better speaker.

He does the "Uh" thing and also has this awkward little laugh during formal speeches.
And press Q and A.

He could use a bit of polish in his speech making.

Otherwise I am pleased with the content of what he is saying.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #26)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 07:17 PM

38. I was just saying that yesterday.

It is really noticeable when you are listening to her in the car or on radio.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #26)

Sat Feb 6, 2021, 11:27 AM

47. If you are looking at it from a listener's perspective, not trivial

It can, unfortunately distract and message is lost.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:20 PM

27. Me too. She's perfect - knowledgeable, calming, articulate. Really good choice.

And yeah, I do look forward to seeing her. She seems to generate confidence, at least in me.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:22 PM

28. She was good fun on "Wait . . Wait don't tell me last Sat too.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 06:47 PM

35. Amen & Hallelujah! TY!

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 07:16 PM

37. I plan my day around her pressers.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 10:22 PM

40. She actually brings in a notebook, with details on what she is saying. nt

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2021, 08:13 AM

44. her words are music to my ears n/t

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2021, 10:36 AM

45. K&R

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2021, 10:56 PM

49. She must be good, repubs hate her.

I see it, nitpicking.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 02:05 PM

55. Her Psaki bombs are the best!! I am so impressed w her too!!

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