Obama the Puppet? Obama's Crutch: the TelePrompter

Politico: Obama Doesn't Go Anywhere Without His Teleprompter...

President Barack Obama doesn’t go anywhere without his TelePrompter.

The textbook-sized panes of glass holding the president’s prepared remarks follow him wherever he speaks...

Obama’s reliance on the teleprompter is unusual — not only because he is famous for his oratory, but because no other president has used one so consistently and at so many events, large and small.

After the teleprompter malfunctioned a few times last summer and Obama delivered some less-than-soaring speeches, reports surfaced that he was training to wean himself off of the device while on vacation in Hawaii. But no such luck...

Just how much of a crutch the teleprompter has become for Obama was on sharp display during his latest commerce secretary announcement. The president spoke from a teleprompter in the ornate Indian Treaty Room for a few minutes. Then Gov. Gary Locke stepped to the podium and pulled out a piece of paper for reference.

The president’s teleprompter also elicited some uncomfortable laughter after he announced Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as his choice for Health and Human Services secretary. “Kathy,” Obama said, turning the podium over to Sebelius, who waited at the microphone for an awkward few seconds while the teleprompters were lowered to the floor and the television cameras rolled.

Obama has relied on a teleprompter through even the shortest announcements and when repeating the same lines on his economic stimulus plan that he's been saying for months — whereas past presidents have mostly worked off of notes on the podium except during major speeches, such as the State of the Union.

Here's what I think. Obama is a puppet. Someone pulled the strings to get him from zero to hero in four years, and someone is pulling the strings now. The man doesn't have an original thought in his head, instead he relies on FDR, Carter, Emanuel, Farrakhan, Wright, etc. If he didn't have his teleprompter he would have no idea what they wanted him to say... er, what he was supposed to say.

Check my previous posts on the subject:
Latest Obama Gaffe
Where is David Axelrod?
Not so hot without your teleprompter


Jeannetta said...

THANK YOU! I thought I was alone in this!!

Rambling Wallflower said...

I've actually been wondering who is behind the teleprompter - do we know? I think we elected him.

Anonymous said...

Of course he's a puppet. He's there to throw the race card when challenged on his marxist intentions.

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