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huntinman
06-16-2010, 01:50 PM
Obama in the Oval Office --This Emperor Has No Clothes!
By Kathleen McFarland

Published June 16, 2010
| FOXNews.com


An Oval Office speech is a rare and powerful event. With both the American flag and the president's flag at his back, and the White House Rose Garden glimpsed through the windows, the president sits behind the Resolute desk, made from the timbers of HMS Resolute, an abandoned British ship discovered by an American vessel and used by nearly every president since 1880. It has the Great Seal carved on its front.

The whole nation is watching an Oval Office speech; all the domestic news channels broadcast it, it's aired live to U.S. military personnel around the world. When the president speaks from the Oval Office he has the entire authority and power and might of the United States behind him. It epitomizes his role as leader of the United States and of the free world.

President Kennedy used the Oval Office speech to accept personal responsibility for a disaster; President Reagan used it to announce a bold new vision and set out a plan to achieve it; President Bush used it to lay out our response to the September 11 attacks.

What did President Obama do? He blamed everyone he could think of for the Gulf oil fiasco-- BP, President Bush, the bureaucracy, Mother Nature, and the American people (for consuming too much oil) -- but of course NEVER took responsibility, himself, for his own administration's slow and bungled response.

What answers did he offer?-- The typical Obama solutions: we'll throw money at the problem, lots of it, but we're not quite sure yet what we're throwing it at or how it will turn out; we'll confiscate a private company to punish it; and with stirring and eloquent words tells the American people "trust me," everything will be okay.

I've written Oval Office speeches, and been there when they were delivered. I was in the White House the night Nixon resigned, and the night Ford pardoned Nixon. I was there when President Reagan gave the "Star Wars" speech. What do all Oval Offices speeches have in common? Leadership. At their best, they are given by a strong and decisive president presenting a bold and visionary and specific plan, exhibiting competence and inspiring confidence.

The mainstream media will no doubt fawn all over president Obama's first Oval Office address, and applaud his vague call for energy independence and his fuzzy plan for how we get there. Just like they did with Jimmy Carter.

But when I watched last night's Oval Office speech, I wanted to scream "This Emperor Has No Clothes!!!!"




Kathleen Troia "K.T." McFarland is a Fox News National Security Analyst and host of FoxNews.com's DefCon 3. She is a Distinguished Adviser to the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and served in national security posts in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations. She wrote Secretary of Defense Weinberger’s November 1984 "Principles of War Speech" which laid out the Weinberger Doctrine. Be sure to watch "K.T." every Monday at 10 a.m. on FoxNews.com's "DefCon3" already one of the Web's most watched national security programs.

BonMallari
06-16-2010, 03:37 PM
I like KT Mc Farland, I follow her on twitter..I think she is under utilized at Fox,but her experience in the inner circles of past administrations gives her a unique perspective

Gerry Clinchy
06-16-2010, 08:39 PM
I could not believe the number of cliches in that speech. Lots of feel-good words, but without any real vision of a "target". Hollow. Disappointing.

While I may disagree with a lot of his ideas, he is an intelligent person. He's capable of grasping the complex concepts his position requires him to handle, so I keep thinking he's going to "take command", but I just keep hearing campaign rhetoric.

The newest stimulus went down ... even the Ds are not ready to go deeper in debt at this point.

depittydawg
06-16-2010, 09:31 PM
Obama in the Oval Office --This Emperor Has No Clothes!
By Kathleen McFarland

Published June 16, 2010
| FOXNews.com


An Oval Office speech is a rare and powerful event. With both the American flag and the president's flag at his back, and the White House Rose Garden glimpsed through the windows, the president sits behind the Resolute desk, made from the timbers of HMS Resolute, an abandoned British ship discovered by an American vessel and used by nearly every president since 1880. It has the Great Seal carved on its front.

The whole nation is watching an Oval Office speech; all the domestic news channels broadcast it, it's aired live to U.S. military personnel around the world. When the president speaks from the Oval Office he has the entire authority and power and might of the United States behind him. It epitomizes his role as leader of the United States and of the free world.

President Kennedy used the Oval Office speech to accept personal responsibility for a disaster; President Reagan used it to announce a bold new vision and set out a plan to achieve it; President Bush used it to lay out our response to the September 11 attacks.

What did President Obama do? He blamed everyone he could think of for the Gulf oil fiasco-- BP, President Bush, the bureaucracy, Mother Nature, and the American people (for consuming too much oil) -- but of course NEVER took responsibility, himself, for his own administration's slow and bungled response.

What answers did he offer?-- The typical Obama solutions: we'll throw money at the problem, lots of it, but we're not quite sure yet what we're throwing it at or how it will turn out; we'll confiscate a private company to punish it; and with stirring and eloquent words tells the American people "trust me," everything will be okay.

I've written Oval Office speeches, and been there when they were delivered. I was in the White House the night Nixon resigned, and the night Ford pardoned Nixon. I was there when President Reagan gave the "Star Wars" speech. What do all Oval Offices speeches have in common? Leadership. At their best, they are given by a strong and decisive president presenting a bold and visionary and specific plan, exhibiting competence and inspiring confidence.

The mainstream media will no doubt fawn all over president Obama's first Oval Office address, and applaud his vague call for energy independence and his fuzzy plan for how we get there. Just like they did with Jimmy Carter.

But when I watched last night's Oval Office speech, I wanted to scream "This Emperor Has No Clothes!!!!"




Kathleen Troia "K.T." McFarland is a Fox News National Security Analyst and host of FoxNews.com's DefCon 3. She is a Distinguished Adviser to the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and served in national security posts in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations. She wrote Secretary of Defense Weinberger’s November 1984 "Principles of War Speech" which laid out the Weinberger Doctrine. Be sure to watch "K.T." every Monday at 10 a.m. on FoxNews.com's "DefCon3" already one of the Web's most watched national security programs.

Typical response we've grown accustomed to from the Fox Noise network. Nice piece of propaganda though. I'm sure it will incite the mindless drones that actually believe they are getting something of value when they tune into the Australian owned network.

huntinman
06-16-2010, 10:09 PM
I could not believe the number of cliches in that speech. Lots of feel-good words, but without any real vision of a "target". Hollow. Disappointing.

While I may disagree with a lot of his ideas, he is an intelligent person. He's capable of grasping the complex concepts his position requires him to handle, so I keep thinking he's going to "take command", but I just keep hearing campaign rhetoric.

The newest stimulus went down ... even the Ds are not ready to go deeper in debt at this point.

Hollow, shallow...they all fit. He's no sharper than his telepromter will allow him to be. Can't put 2 sentences together without it.

Clint Watts
06-17-2010, 12:16 AM
Typical response we've grown accustomed to from the Fox Noise network. Nice piece of propaganda though. I'm sure it will incite the mindless drones that actually believe they are getting something of value when they tune into the Australian owned network.

Come on koolaide drinker, even I got off the Bush wagon with his out of control spending. All Americans need to wake up and realize that both parties are screwing us, one just a lot faster than the other. Everyone is in constant defend our side mode, fighting and disagreeing with blinders on. Wake up.

BonMallari
06-17-2010, 03:18 AM
Typical response we've grown accustomed to from the Fox Noise network. Nice piece of propaganda though. I'm sure it will incite the mindless drones that actually believe they are getting something of value when they tune into the Australian owned network.

Rupert Murdoch has been a US citizen since 1985....cant own a tv station without being one...can the same be said about shipping magnate George Soros ;)

depittydawg
06-17-2010, 10:53 AM
Come on koolaide drinker, even I got off the Bush wagon with his out of control spending. All Americans need to wake up and realize that both parties are screwing us, one just a lot faster than the other. Everyone is in constant defend our side mode, fighting and disagreeing with blinders on. Wake up.

Either you don't have very good retention, or you haven't read many of my posts. I've been as critical of the Democratic Leadership as I have been of the Repubs. In fact, more so. I expect Republicans to act like Republicans. But when the Democrats do the same, it really pisses me off. You are correct, enough Democrats and Republicans are owned outright by Wall Street to forgo the interests of the American people.
The previous post criticized neither political party. It was a statement in fact that the Austrailian Owned Fox News Network is a farce, and cannot be taken as a legitimate source of information. Other than local news, I've never seen a story done by Fox that the corporate bias didn't show through in some fashion.

huntinman
06-17-2010, 11:56 AM
Either you don't have very good retention, or you haven't read many of my posts. I've been as critical of the Democratic Leadership as I have been of the Repubs. In fact, more so. I expect Republicans to act like Republicans. But when the Democrats do the same, it really pisses me off. You are correct, enough Democrats and Republicans are owned outright by Wall Street to forgo the interests of the American people.
The previous post criticized neither political party. It was a statement in fact that the Austrailian Owned Fox News Network is a farce, and cannot be taken as a legitimate source of information. Other than local news, I've never seen a story done by Fox that the corporate bias didn't show through in some fashion.

dawg (remember you were demoted from deppity)

you might need to take of your rose colored glasses then and you would see more clearly.

sinner
06-17-2010, 12:47 PM
Where has Cheney gone, to England?
Fox is just more Lush Rimbaugh political BS. If you drive drunk and kill someone you do at least face some legal penalty? I hope BP has too look in the mirror and see who caused this disaster.
This is oil street!

Roger Perry
06-17-2010, 12:49 PM
Obama in the Oval Office --This Emperor Has No Clothes!
By Kathleen McFarland

Published June 16, 2010
| FOXNews.com


An Oval Office speech is a rare and powerful event. With both the American flag and the president's flag at his back, and the White House Rose Garden glimpsed through the windows, the president sits behind the Resolute desk, made from the timbers of HMS Resolute, an abandoned British ship discovered by an American vessel and used by nearly every president since 1880. It has the Great Seal carved on its front.

The whole nation is watching an Oval Office speech; all the domestic news channels broadcast it, it's aired live to U.S. military personnel around the world. When the president speaks from the Oval Office he has the entire authority and power and might of the United States behind him. It epitomizes his role as leader of the United States and of the free world.

President Kennedy used the Oval Office speech to accept personal responsibility for a disaster; President Reagan used it to announce a bold new vision and set out a plan to achieve it; President Bush used it to lay out our response to the September 11 attacks.

What did President Obama do? He blamed everyone he could think of for the Gulf oil fiasco-- BP, President Bush, the bureaucracy, Mother Nature, and the American people (for consuming too much oil) -- but of course NEVER took responsibility, himself, for his own administration's slow and bungled response.

What answers did he offer?-- The typical Obama solutions: we'll throw money at the problem, lots of it, but we're not quite sure yet what we're throwing it at or how it will turn out; we'll confiscate a private company to punish it; and with stirring and eloquent words tells the American people "trust me," everything will be okay.

I've written Oval Office speeches, and been there when they were delivered. I was in the White House the night Nixon resigned, and the night Ford pardoned Nixon. I was there when President Reagan gave the "Star Wars" speech. What do all Oval Offices speeches have in common? Leadership. At their best, they are given by a strong and decisive president presenting a bold and visionary and specific plan, exhibiting competence and inspiring confidence.

The mainstream media will no doubt fawn all over president Obama's first Oval Office address, and applaud his vague call for energy independence and his fuzzy plan for how we get there. Just like they did with Jimmy Carter.

But when I watched last night's Oval Office speech, I wanted to scream "This Emperor Has No Clothes!!!!"




Kathleen Troia "K.T." McFarland is a Fox News National Security Analyst and host of FoxNews.com's DefCon 3. She is a Distinguished Adviser to the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and served in national security posts in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations. She wrote Secretary of Defense Weinberger’s November 1984 "Principles of War Speech" which laid out the Weinberger Doctrine. Be sure to watch "K.T." every Monday at 10 a.m. on FoxNews.com's "DefCon3" already one of the Web's most watched national security programs.

I do remember hearing President Obama saying he took responsibility. Did you ever hear the words "I take responsibility" come out of George W Bush's mouth?

Timeline on Obama's oil spill comments



The Associated Press


President Barack Obama's escalating comments on the Gulf oil spill:
Thursday, May 27 - At a news conferences, Obama says his daughter Malia asked him that morning: "Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?" He tells his TV audience he accepts responsibility for mending the situation and talks of a "scandalously close relationship" between Big Oil and government regulators.
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aandw
06-17-2010, 01:04 PM
I do remember hearing President Obama saying he took responsibility. Did you ever hear the words "I take responsibility" come out of George W Bush's mouth?

Timeline on Obama's oil spill comments



The Associated Press


President Barack Obama's escalating comments on the Gulf oil spill:
Thursday, May 27 - At a news conferences, Obama says his daughter Malia asked him that morning: "Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?" He tells his TV audience he accepts responsibility for mending the situation and talks of a "scandalously close relationship" between Big Oil and government regulators.
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"In the April 20 Deepwater Horizon explosion"
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/environment/2010-05-23-super-spill_N.htm

37 days into the spill. good reaction.:rolleyes:

huntinman
06-17-2010, 01:09 PM
I do remember hearing President Obama saying he took responsibility. Did you ever hear the words "I take responsibility" come out of George W Bush's mouth?

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Is that all you have for every debate? Come on man, he's gone...time to let it go. We are now stuck with your boy....everything from here on out is Bambi's fault (and for several years after we get rid of him).

mjh345
06-17-2010, 01:17 PM
Is that all you have for every debate? Come on man, he's gone...time to let it go. We are now stuck with your boy....everything from here on out is Bambi's fault (and for several years after we get rid of him).

The parenthetical part of your quote would seem to indicate that you think Obama can be blamed for stuff that happen "SEVERAL" years after we get rid of him.
That belies the first part of your quote wherein you claim that Bush can't be blamed for problems that Obama inherited when you say "everything from here on out is Bambi's fault."

Hypocritical regards

Roger Perry
06-17-2010, 01:18 PM
Is that all you have for every debate? Come on man, he's gone...time to let it go. We are now stuck with your boy....everything from here on out is Bambi's fault (and for several years after we get rid of him).

Then wouldn't that also hold true for Dumbya?

huntinman
06-17-2010, 01:28 PM
just showing how idiotic all you bush haters sound all the time... good job figuring it out.

mjh345
06-17-2010, 01:30 PM
just showing how idiotic all you bush haters sound all the time... good job figuring it out.

Yeah, thats what I thought!! LOL It's the Bush haters that are the idiots.

huntinman
06-17-2010, 01:35 PM
Yeah, thats what I thought!! LOL It's the Bush haters that are the idiots.

you agree with me then.

mjh345
06-17-2010, 01:40 PM
you agree with me then.

Your the DJ here Bill, so SPIN it however you want to.
"Fair and Balanced" regards

Clint Watts
06-19-2010, 01:21 PM
Either you don't have very good retention, or you haven't read many of my posts. I've been as critical of the Democratic Leadership as I have been of the Repubs. In fact, more so. I expect Republicans to act like Republicans. But when the Democrats do the same, it really pisses me off. You are correct, enough Democrats and Republicans are owned outright by Wall Street to forgo the interests of the American people.
The previous post criticized neither political party. It was a statement in fact that the Austrailian Owned Fox News Network is a farce, and cannot be taken as a legitimate source of information. Other than local news, I've never seen a story done by Fox that the corporate bias didn't show through in some fashion.

I have educated myself and stand corrected, I see that you are critical of both sides. On the Fox issue, most of the shows are opinion based shows that are slanted to the hosts views. I expect that when I watch it, kinda like the Oberman when I watch him. All the major news networks are biased to your side (there is a book on it), why not let us have one? I think I know why, jealousy. Fox ratings smoke the competition, and you cannot dispute facts, you just don't like the anti-socialist/communist view points on the network. I myself despise the socialist/communist slant of the so called mainstream media.