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Old 05-13-10, 02:02 PM
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Obama holds another Town Hall meeting

...about jobs and the economy. This one is in Buffalo, NY.

My question is, why?
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You ask why, I ask why not. Others ask, who cares.
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This is an election year.
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This is an election year.
And this helps how?
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Show the people he cares about their problems and is trying to get their feedback. You know, exactly what the pundits were complaining Obama WASN'T doing during the health care debate. He needs to help fight back the negative information about the economic recovery and help stem the tide.
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I'll buy that. Where do I send my check? Or does Obama send me one? This economy is very confusing.
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Re: Obama holds another Town Hall meeting

It's my understanding that it is not a "town hall" in the traditional sense, but just visiting a specific business and giving a speech. So not a general public appearance that a real town hall meeting would be.
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I just brought up the stream on msnbc. Can't tell where he is exactly... there is a metal shelf behind him with boxes on it and some other crap that they apparently couldn't clean up for the cameras. There is a red box with the numbers 2683 on it. I haven't been able to decode that yet. I also see a roll of tape and maybe some chemicals or something in glass containers. He's saying that he couldn't operate these machines. He would cut his finger off he says. Nobody laughed from what I can tell. He didn't mention an ipod. Now he's bringing up Wayne Gretzky. He thought about where the puck was gonna be. The same is true of our economy. Looks like 2 rolls of tape. Also cardboard.
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Originally Posted by nemein View Post
It's my understanding that it is not a "town hall" in the traditional sense, but just visiting a specific business and giving a speech. So not a general public appearance that a real town hall meeting would be.
Obama's tweet: "Visiting Industrial Support Inc. in Buffalo, New York, to share thoughts about the economy and take questions from workers and small-business owners."
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Old 05-13-10, 03:38 PM
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I wonder if he will pull a Sheila Jackson Lee and answer his cell phone in the middle of being asked a question.

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/12/oh-sheila/
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Why? Because he's black too?
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He's saying that he couldn't operate these machines. He would cut his finger off he says. .
OMG he's bashing technology!
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Did any of the local gals come out?
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Why? Because he's black too?
He's black? I thought his grandfather was Dutch.
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Not true. I dined with his grandfather on several occasions, and he always insisted on picking up the entire check.
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OMG he's bashing technology!
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Did any of the local gals come out?
Yes.
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Sheila Jackson Lee? Rudi Giuliani? These days, Kenny Strasser is the gold standard for answering your phone in the middle of taking questions.
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I wonder if he will pull a Sheila Jackson Lee and answer his cell phone in the middle of being asked a question.
Maybe he doesn't know how to set up his voicemail...
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Show the people he cares about their problems and is trying to get their feedback. You know, exactly what the pundits were complaining Obama WASN'T doing during the health care debate. He needs to help fight back the negative information about the economic recovery and help stem the tide.
He did the same thing with health care, and then showed that he didn't give a damn what people thought. I think people remember that best and will remember this as more talk and more action that does not have the desired effect.....unless that effect is merely to spend money, increase the deficit, and have no tangible gain.
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<strike>Don't tell CRM the truth; it hurts his soul. Maybe his mind, too, but who knows?</strike>

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