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Obama on 'View' shares ups and downs (Video)

President Obama appeared on "The View" Thursday -- his third time on the show.

Some highlights:

Obama says he wasn't invited to Chelsea Clinton's wedding.

There are no boys yet in the Obama girls' lives.

"Some 20-year-old" runs his Twitter account.

He doesn't know who Snooki is. (Or does he? He made a joke about her at the White House Correspondents' Dinner).

As for his laid-back demeanor: "I seem calm all the time ... because I try to take the long view."

More seriously: "I want people to look back at this as a time when we took on problems that we've been putting off for too long."

Obama blamed the media for creating a "phony controversy" over Shirley Sherrod.

"In the last month, what has been the rose and what has been the thorn?" Barbara Walters asked in the pre-taped, hour-long interview.

"In the last month the rose has to be a couple of days we took in Maine with Michelle, and Sasha and Malia," he said. "They're not quite teenagers yet, so they still like you."

Asked what the "thorn" had been, the president sighed: "Where do I begin?"

"Obviously the country has gone through a tough stretch ... Of course, you think about what the American people have gone through, losing jobs, seeing their home values go down, their 401Ks declining... I don't spend a lot of time worrying about me. I spend a lot of time worrying about them." He said it's been gratifying to see the economy start to stabilize. Pressured by conservative host Elizabeth Hasselbeck, he defended his record on jobs.

Obama said he chose the program because he wanted to appear on a show his wife actually watched.

White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer explained further: "Given the difficulty of reaching people in this hyperactive media environment, we look for opportunities to reach people in environments that are not traditional forums for political newsmakers."

By Rachel Weiner  |  July 29, 2010; 8:40 AM ET
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Im not sure who is fuglier - Joy Behar or Rosie? Both are just super butt nasty and personalities to match.

Posted by: bolt55 | July 29, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Senator Mc Cain is doing his best to counteract the democrats efforts of the President to keep the citizens of Arizona from solving their own problems in a equatable and honest manner.

Posted by: rvaw120 | July 29, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

His appearance trivializes the Presidency? Yet most of the arsehats that call him names andlie about him AREN'T diminishing the Presidency?

Posted by: priceisright | July 29, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

On the View obama again blamed Ex Pres. Bush for the financial mess. Not one of the dim wits on the View brought up the fact that this obami was a SENATOR IN A DEMOCRATIC CONTROLLED CONGRESS in 07 & 08 and they voted NOT to reign in Fannie & Freddie. obama and the rest of the democraps could have prevented the disastrous mortgage meltdown but voted not to. Shame on them.

Posted by: mightyheidi | July 29, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

This obama looked like a fool grining ear to ear with the hens on the View. He stayed for the entire show so the gals could stroke his ego and the other dim wits in the audience gave him his needed applause. Not very presidential but what do you expect with dude obama.

Posted by: mightyheidi | July 29, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Although Obama is a great disappointment as president, "The View" as a selected venue is even worse. Their grovelfest over him which began during the campaign simply continues, and his choice to appear there serves only to make him look weak, unable to face objective questioning somewhere else. Let's see----an appearance at Anna Wintour's fattycatty fundraiser plus the (mostly) inane, cutesy queries of "The View" vs. an appearance at the Boy Scouts' 100th Anniversary---which selection reflects the wishes/values of most Americans? Just askin'.

Posted by: Oakley45 | July 29, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Although Obama is a great disappointment as president, "The View" as a selected venue is even worse. Their grovelfest over him which began during the campaign simply continues, and his choice to appear there serves only to make him look weak, unable to face objective questioning somewhere else. Let's see----an appearance at Anna Wintour's fattycatty fundraiser plus the (mostly) inane, cutesy queries of "The View" vs. an appearance at the Boy Scouts' 100th Anniversary---which selection reflects the wishes/values of most Americans? Just askin'.

Posted by: Oakley45 | July 29, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Although Obama is a great disappointment as president, "The View" as a selected venue is even worse. Their grovelfest over him which began during the campaign simply continues, and his choice to appear there serves only to make him look weak, unable to face objective questioning somewhere else. Let's see----an appearance at Anna Wintour's fattycatty fundraiser plus the (mostly) inane, cutesy queries of "The View" vs. an appearance at the Boy Scouts' 100th Anniversary---which selection reflects the wishes/values of most Americans? Just askin'.

Posted by: Oakley45 | July 29, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Maerzie - thanks for making my point. You are just one more of the Obamabots aka a koolaid drinking troll who no doubt was one of the frothing at the mouth haters calling Bush chimp or hitler for 8 years.

You wouldn't know the FACTS if they slapped you in the face - Now you want people just to bow down to Obama and keep nice and quiet. Aint happening toots.

Posted by: bolt55 | July 29, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Although Obama is a great disappointment as president, "The View" as a selected venue is even worse. Their grovelfest over him which began during the campaign simply continues, and his choice to appear there serves only to make him look weak, unable to face objective questioning somewhere else. Let's see----an appearance at Anna Wintour's fattycatty fundraiser plus the (mostly) inane, cutesy queries of "The View" vs. an appearance at the Boy Scouts' 100th Anniversary---which selection reflects the wishes/values of most Americans? Just askin'.

Posted by: Oakley45 | July 29, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

"bolt55 wrote: I find it amusing that so many on the left are up in arms about the daily criticism of Obama when what was heaped upon Bush was ten times worse."

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

All anyone has to do is look at the FACTS, NOT the propaganda, as "bolt55" has printed. Bush obviously EARNED 10 times more criticism. Not TOO difficult to figure out?

Posted by: Maerzie | July 29, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

The people who judge Obama only from the negative propaganda, which has been very prolific, and not from any of the facts or his actual accomplishments, simply show their ignorance, gullibility, and inability to THINK independently. They are what one of my highschool teachers used to call: "The Two Percenters"!!

There are still the 98% of the population to be heard! The MAJORITY of our population is at least high school educated, which means they MIGHT know how to think. Whether they USE that ability or whether they lazily just slide down the trough with the gullible is their "CHOICE"!

Their "choice" is what defines them as a "thinking" person or a "gullible" person, since we ALL hear and see the same propaganda, but only "SOME" of us will research for the FACTS.

Posted by: Maerzie | July 29, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

he was'n invited to the wedding because of all the dissing he did of momma clinton and need to probably keep it lily white. (dad gum there is that race card again)

Posted by: robertbeaver | July 29, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Clearly, President Obama is more interested in being president than being presidential.

Posted by: capebrtngrl | July 29, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

The quote I liked the most? "I want people to look back at this as a time when we took on problems that we've been putting off for too long."

I think that's exactly how President Obama will be viewed by history. He will be seen as a president who tried to deal with long-term problems and who refused to let the negative nastiness get in the way of solving problems.

Posted by: tinyjab40 | July 29, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

A President should be able to appear where ever he wants to, to talk/listen to the people he is elected to serve, when running for office, some past Presidents have appeared at one place or another and never return, appearing at the places you appeared before and after an election is cool with most fair minded folk. I wish our President the best, he can walk and chew gum at the same time.

Posted by: snitchonmurder | July 29, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I find it amusing that so many on the left are up in arms about the daily criticism of Obama when what was heaped upon Bush was ten times worse.

Bush was called everything from stupid, chimp, redneck cowboy, cokehead, Hitler, racist who hated black people etc. and now that "their" guy is in the hot seat they are screaming bloody murder. Talk about thin skinned - just like Obama.

Bush inherited a crashing economy/internet bubble that resulted in a recession from Clinton, had to deal with a war that he did not want (911) thanks to Clinton not doing his job taking out Al-Qaida when he had the chance, was called everything in the book - yet you never heard Bush blame his problems on Clinton.

When Bush was in office the party of NO, the democrats, led by the likes of Pelosi, Reid, Dashale, Frank, Obama etc tried to block everything Bush proposed and now that the shoe is on the other foot all we hear is a bunch of crying that it must be because there is a black man in the white house. That is standard MO for the pathetically weak left in this country.

The bottom line is many of us simply do not agree with Obama's policies and this is still a free country where I and others will express our displeasure with Obama's policies whether the loud mouth left likes it or not.

When Obama demonstrates that he has more time to show up on "the View" than he does to make a phone call to the BP CEO during a disaster, read a 10 page AZ law before going public with his uninformed opinions on the proposed law, or to publicly berate the police as "acting stupidly" despite having less than all of the facts...then I have to question his intelligence and ability to lead this country.

Posted by: bolt55 | July 29, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Didn't that one chick's husband (quarterback) rape a bunch of women?

Posted by: 123cartoon | July 29, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

The appearance was a complete success if only for driving tea bagger/Republicans completely crazy!

Posted by: Observer001 | July 29, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

When are you Obama haters going to get over it? By your comments, this man is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. In the interest of our country... GET OVER IT!!!!!

Posted by: OHREALLYNOW | July 29, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

WOW...is it really that serious...panties all up in a bunch because THE MAN took a few minutes to do an interview on The View?? One person cannot be in 50 million different places at once people..oh so your upset because he passed on a Boy Scout of Americas Event or didnt travel to Arizona on a specific date...lets face it those of you who are barking will NEVER be satisfied and NEVER see him as doing anything right. America didnt turn to crap overnight and its not going to be fixed overnight!

Posted by: LadyT1 | July 29, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

I think it's fine for Obama to go on a show such as "The View".

Having said that, though, the atmosphere of that show is liberal and a friendly place for a liberal president. He's picking and choosing where he goes to control the message of his administration. He's reluctant to go on shows such as "Meet the Press", or hold news conferences.

I'm sure the appearance on "The View" was very well scripted for Obama. It would be good to see him appear in more unscripted situations.

Posted by: JCONRAD | July 29, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

I think it's fine for Obama to go on a show such as "The View".

Having said that, though, the atmosphere of that show is liberal and a friendly place for a liberal president. He's picking and choosing where he goes to control the message of his administration. He's reluctant to go on shows such as "Meet the Press", or hold news conferences.

I'm sure the appearance on "The View" was very well scripted for Obama. It would be good to see him appear in more unscripted situations.

Posted by: JCONRAD | July 29, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Quote of the Year "We are sort of a mongrel people." ~ President Obama said of African-Americans today. In what insane world is this something a President would say?

And so once again we see the double standard at work. George Allen is retired to the private sector for using a word no one, including he, knew the meaning of. Obama uses a word that many racists have used through the centuries to promote racial "purity." Obama will likely remain president for the rest of his term. imho this is just another example of what it is like living in a period of the the most slanted national media in the history of our country.
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Posted by: RongCapsFan | July 29, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Quote of the Year "We are sort of a mongrel people." ~ President Obama said of African-Americans today. In what insane world is this something a President would say?

And so once again we see the double standard at work. George Allen is retired to the private sector for using a word no one, including he, knew the meaning of. Obama uses a word that many racists have used through the centuries to promote racial "purity." Obama will likely remain president for the rest of his term. imho this is just another example of what it is like living in a period of the the most slanted national media in the history of our country.
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Posted by: RongCapsFan | July 29, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Let's see now, if Obama appears on a popular talk show, he is debasing the presidency. Yet, this is the man who is accused of being an elitist by the same critics. The issue, dear friends, is that a minor portion of the public dislikes Obama and who mistakenly assume that most people think like them. The majority of Americans, the quiet majority, believe he is the president our country needs and will overwhelmingly re-elect him in 2012. When you castigate Obama you are not speaking for the quiet majority.

Posted by: jgisler | July 29, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: amazing3:
"How is it possible that President Obama would spend wasted hours with "The View" and not have the time to visit Arizona, at Jan Brewer's request, to see what the situation in Arizona is really like?"

Obama's only doing what he does best...entertain people.
The more he stalls, the more Islam is getting its hooks into America. Watch it happen!! One would have to be pretty ignorant...whether intentionally or not...to not see his true allegiance to a dangerous "religion" as well as his intentions to give our country to them.

I guess somebody wants to make a big deal out Obama's being on an entertainment show because it's the only venue in which he doesn't need a teleprompter to speak...
BTW, OF COURSE Obama wasn't invited by Hitlery to her daughter's wedding; Hitlery cares no more about Obama than HE does about America!

Posted by: elderbetty:
"Republicans are haters."

Smile through your hemorrhoids when you say that.
Nah, we just hate ignorance...something Democrats are rife with. We don't hate people...just their stupidity.
Can you tell us something USEFUL Obama has done? He's still not fulfilled the first of his campaign promises, and that's been...uh...how long now?? The ONLY things I've seen which Obama has been credited with which were actually beneficial to America were the passage of OLD bills finally getting through Congress...stuff Obama had no hand in whatsoever. So what has he done but try to run America down? Lesse...he gave a few $B of OUR money to mismanaged companies which should have been allowed to die in peace and THEN stuck a clause in the "medical reform" bill which will allow them to CONTINUE being "bailed out" indefinitely...and that has exactly WHAT to do with medicine? He said he's cut the national deficit in half in 10 years and then allocates trillions of $$ into a "medical" program which cannot work...and he's considered a benefactor?? PAY ATTENTION: Once you start getting taxed through his "medical" bill, I hope you have enough *courage* to admit to having elected an America-hating demon into the White House. Your saying Reps are "haters" is tantamount to saying that everybody who doesn't believe Obama's lies is a racist. Republicans don't HATE Democrats; we feel sorry for the majority of them; they're too dumb to see past party lines and seek the truth. They'd actually vote Satan into office if he ran as a Democrat..and just because they think a PARTY has the answers.
I'd much rather belong to a "party of NO" is such a thing existed than a party of "Here's the vaseline...do with us as you please." ;-)

Posted by: flipper49 | July 29, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone really care about Barack Obama anymore?

Posted by: AsstGM | July 29, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

This trivializes the office of the presidency. Bad move.

Posted by: 123cartoon | July 29, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

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Exactly...There is no reason for the leader of the free world to be on a gossip talk show, regardless of your politics.

Posted by: anti-elitist | July 29, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Clown!

Posted by: teeballou | July 29, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

He does not have time to spend with the Boy Scouts of America, but has time to talk 'SNOOKIE'!!

Did anyone else count the times he said, "I" or "ME"?? He has a serious case of Narcissistic Personality Disorder!!!

He reminds me of the line the late Ann Richards used to use:

"ALL HAT AND NO CATTLE!"

He fooled me once in 2008 -- BUT, NOT AGAIN!

Posted by: wheeljc | July 29, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

How is it possible that President Obama would spend wasted hours with "The View" and not have the time to visit Arizona, at Jan Brewer's request, to see what the situation in Arizona is really like? I just spent a month in Arizona and spoke to many citizens who can not believe that the government is at war with them when they are only trying to protect themselves. The waste of money and time is tragic.

Posted by: amazing3 | July 29, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

"Maybe next the Obamas will launch a reality show."

It's coming, watch and see.

Posted by: rmcazz | July 29, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

The level of cynicism and narcissism in some of the these comments are suffocating. This is the very thing that the GOP wants-to keep the country divided long enough to finish the job of having America race to the bottom! It's called social darwinism! And its power is derived from this notion of a "free market" system for all, that, overtime, has been corrupted to reserve that freedom only for the corporate orligarchy.

Competition, which is the driver of our economy, has been, for all practical purposes, erroneously seen in our culture as an "invention", when, in fact, it is just a mere impulsion of survival. And now, the GOP wants to take that impulsion right up the edge of survival without any regulatory protections for the collective. And that's the very reason why they have managed to turn, even European social democracies into our "boogey man"! This is probably one of the greatest illustration of mass manipultion ever perpetrated on a nation since pre-war Germany; and more than half of our country is falling far it, hook, line and sinker!

So if you really think that the first Black man ever elected to the presidency came into office just so he could make things worse than what they were before, believe what you will. Just keep operating in hatred and ignorance. Keep operating by the codified unoriginal thinking that's been laid out for a two dimensional thinking herd. Keep thinking that the concept of "red states" and "blue states" is our salvation, while epluribus unum is just something to be affirmed at a political rally!

As Darth Vader would put it: "Stay on the attack! Yes, yes, attack one another. That's it! And come to know the power of the darkside!"

Posted by: D-0f-G | July 29, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Oh well, whats so bad about having Ms. Barack Obama on The View. It added just the right touch of estrogen. Maybe next the Obamas will launch a reality show.

Posted by: birvin9999 | July 29, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

President Obama was right about the media. The majority have no integrity or honor, just sensationalizing, reporting, repeating trash, never fact checking, and pushing their bias.
You never see headlines about accomplishments, or the party of no constantly obstructing anything and everything to help the survival of our country, only articles from and about the radicala who support propaganda, hate, anger, fear mongering, lies, distorations while giving undying love and support to Wall St and the rich.
The American people are disgusted, disappointed the media can no longer be trusted and know they have dig on their own to get the truth.

Posted by: kathlenec | July 29, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Obama only wants to be a celebrity--what's next, the opening on a new WalMart? He is supposed to be leading and solving problems. "A show his wife watches"==what is this, 1950? And his 'explanation' doesn't even make sense. Plus, if his wife is watching this, well, her IQ ain't as advertised.
Go to a tent city, Mr. President. Go to some place where there are not smiling, happy faces. Go face some reality of the mess you're making.

Posted by: Beckola | July 29, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

"..you really think the president appearing on this program will have an impact on anything?"

You are correct.

Appearing on this program will (not) have an impact on anything....including the office/country he swore an oath to a year and half ago.

I think you need to ask yourself what is more important right now: a floundering economy or appearing on some crappy show.

He's a "rock star."

Posted by: rmcazz | July 29, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Bread & circuses

Posted by: faudel | July 29, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

"Why Obama appeared on this "show"???"

Because he thinks he's a "rock star."

I've never seen a President who thinks he's more of a celebrity then the person who is most responsible for the most powerful country on the planet.

Crazy.

Posted by: rmcazz | July 29, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

"Some believe that Nixon’s ‘sock-it-to-me’ appearance on Laugh-In in 1968 helped him win the election, as it cast the otherwise formal and stodgy Nixon in a few seconds of self-deprecat- ing humor."

Posted by: jackson641 | July 29, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Why Obama appeared on this "show"??? He said his wife watchs the show!!
You think he wasn't telling the truth??? You mean he wanted to be seen with the so many "GOLDBERGS" of the show!? Smart observation!

Posted by: editor4tonio | July 29, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Wow, what a bunch of drama queens...you really think the president appearing on this program will have an impact on anything? You give the American public too much credit. And 'Frishoo', you sit up on that soap box and call the president's integrity into question and then call the President of the U.S. a "clown"...you're a child. So you consider Boy Scouts part of American priciples and traditions? Go to your room and let the adults talk.

Posted by: dcdim | July 29, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are haters. Its good he's on a show where the majority aren't haters. Barbara and blondie have no shame. Kind of suspicious how "now" Republicans think its ok to show up at Presidential events with guns. Haters.

Posted by: elderbetty | July 29, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Can you believe the previous Posts knocking the president for going on the view and apparently his existence?
But just think Prehat sident Obama is killing these jerks with their puerile and vile remarks and this president doesn't know, or care that they are alive. Just by going out their way to write this crap is an indication they will be permanently brain dead long after he is out of office (2016)surfing in Hawaii.

Posted by: october30 | July 29, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

The best approach to border control is NOT that of the Arizona law.

We need to sustain our budget for border patrols, technology monitoring and fence construction and maintenance; however, obviouly what is needed for a long-term, effective strategy is to to develop bilater, cooperative relations, promoting Mexican education and economical growth. This would alleviate the main driver fro immigration in the first place. It would, furthurmore, introduce expanded cross-border trade opportunities.

Wall, patrols, etcetera are as treating the symptoms, and not the causal disease.



Posted by: solid3 | July 29, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Why should Obama appear on Faux News"? They're too busy following "balloon boys" and bombastic bloggers like Breitbart. They've been wholly discredited at this point/

Posted by: Jumpy66 | July 29, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Remember when he spoke at the GOP retreat in Baltimore and gave ya'll a smackdown? Yeah, bet you forgot about that.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/29/obama-goes-to-the-gop-lio_n_442331.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1-jasxb7NY

Posted by: sm4269a | July 29, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

I'm so glad Obama chose talking to these old broads (for the third time) over speaking to the Boy Scout Jamboree on the Scout's 100th Anniversary. We'd hate to have a president of this country do something to inspire our youth and to show that being president is more important than partisanship. [/end sarcasm]
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{NO Sarcasm} Oh Please, I can't think of a President in the past few years that has inspired and done more for our young People then President Obama and our beautiful First Lady!

Just because he couldn't make this Jamboree doesn't mean he is not inspiring our youth.

Posted by: love2much SE | July 29, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

always a difficult calculus: what media platforms to use to get the message out and to manipulate public opinion.

In this case a really bad calculation. At a time when the nation is mired in myriad problems, when our President should be focused on those issues and he should be projecting an image of sobriety and professionalism, he appears on a mindless entertainment vehicle like the View.

Now I am not one to deny any sitting President he guilty pleasures (has he stopped smoking really?) but like many who voted for him I am reallly questioning his judgement and the competence of a staff who either advised him to make this appearance or who was not successful in talking him out of it.

Any President should be given time for fun and games and an escape from what he/she faces every day in a job with awesome responsiblilities and, seemingly, no end of problems. But our President must also consider whateve he does and wherever he does it sets a tone and projects an image of the degree to which he is committed to the tasks at hand.

The several hours he spent preparing for this appearance and traveling to and from it could have easily been better spent with his staff and Cabinet on pressing matters, like immigration reform, the Gulf clean up, etc. The fact he chose not to spend his time in these ways says a lot about his priorities and how, more and more, they are out of sync with ours.

A big mistake and one which will only hurt he and his party's chances to hold control of Congress. Not because the cast of the View is evil and in his pocket but because it is only the latest evidence Barack Obama and his team lack good judgement.

Posted by: bobfbell | July 29, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

The Democrats and our Great Divider-in-Chief should be thanking God, or some ape, everyday for all the "friendly" liberal/progressive propaganda outlets......

Would be nice to see him appear on Fox now and then..............

Posted by: allenridge | July 29, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

It is probably best for President Obama to go on a show where the atmosphere will be that of a love fest. Barbara Walters has always been able to do a reasonably good job of hiding her affection for Democrat Presidents. With Joyce Behar and Whoppi Goldberg the fawning is more difficult to hide. A lightweight show for a lightweight President. Very appropriate.

Posted by: bobbo2 | July 29, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

I'm so glad Obama chose talking to these old broads (for the third time) over speaking to the Boy Scout Jamboree on the Scout's 100th Anniversary. We'd hate to have a president of this country do something to inspire our youth and to show that being president is more important than partisanship. [/end sarcasm]

Posted by: scooper1976 | July 29, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

You know what they'll all have in common, they're all into MEN, with Obama on the Down-Low!

Posted by: theaz | July 29, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Damn, how we as a nation have fallen....

Posted by: OttoDog1 | July 29, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

I guess Michelle doesn't watch the news.

Posted by: makeham98 | July 29, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

He is not a president, he is a clown, playing a president. He should get a real job.

Posted by: curb1 | July 29, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

He is not a president, he is a clown, playing a president. He should get a real job.

Posted by: curb1 | July 29, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

The only thing I took away from his appearance on this show is that Elizabeth Hasselback has incredible legs....

Posted by: dbunkr | July 29, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

This trivializes the office of the presidency. Bad move.

Posted by: 123cartoon | July 29, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

He skips the 100 year anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America to be on the View.

That says it all about this clown. He has complete disdain for America's traditions and principles.

Posted by: Frishoo | July 29, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

I think it was appropriate for Erkle to come on The View. Afterall he is Americas first female President...

...According to the Washington Post.

Posted by: seawolfR | July 29, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Actually, I think Snooki and the Situation could do a better job than Obama's done.
You can be sure The Situation would get that border secured!

Posted by: ohioan | July 29, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Actually, I think Snooki and the Situation could do a better job than Obama's done.
You can be sure The Situation would get that border secured!

Posted by: ohioan | July 29, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

I've lost respect for Michelle, if she watches that show. That show is so annoying, with 3 liberals jumping all over 1 weak conservative.
I quit watching years ago, couldn't take the stupidity coming out of the overweight
redhead's mouth. Too many people calling themselves "comedians" just so they can spew mean, stupid things out of their mouth.

Posted by: ohioan | July 29, 2010 10:25 AM

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Count me as one of those who think the Presidency deserve better than appearing on Whoopi and the twits. What's next, invite Snooki and The Situation to a state dinner when Italian PM Berlusconi visits?

Posted by: bbface21 | July 29, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

I've lost respect for Michelle, if she watches that show. That show is so annoying, with 3 liberals jumping all over 1 weak conservative.
I quit watching years ago, couldn't take the stupidity coming out of the overweight
redhead's mouth. Too many people calling themselves "comedians" just so they can spew mean, stupid things out of their mouth.

Posted by: ohioan | July 29, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Most politicians are using social media like Twitter and Facebook now. And most voters don't watch political wonk shows. I'd say being a judge on American Idol is "unpresidential"; in our casual, informal society, reaching out like this is normal. Our Founding Founders shied away from imperial trappings and titles because our President is supposed to be first among equals, not a monarch. I'm looking forward to watching the interview - and I don't ever watch The View.

Posted by: greyK | July 29, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

I think it's nice to see a president, any president, appear on other programs outside of what considered "appropriate".

Considering some of the questions Pres. Obama has been asked by so-called political reporters; nightly news anchors and morning talkers The View ladies were as articulate and informed as others.

Posted by: rlj611 | July 29, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

He wanted to appear on a "show his wife actually watched"...Sweet !! He is a caring and sensitive man for sure.... How about an election coming up in a few short months and he might be trying to use that winning, foot wide smile to capture some votes for his troubled comrades. Politicians do nothing that isn't political, especially when they feel they "need" you... The rest of the time they just do what they like, and roll over you to get to where they are going..But, yesterday he was serving the cookies and cream.

Posted by: james_m_reilly1 | July 29, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone know when the Obama Family
will be taping the Family Feud? I would
like to attend. Thanks.
Joy Behard for VP!!!

Posted by: simonsays1 | July 29, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

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