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White House Cheat Sheet: Obama and Leno



Jay Leno will be at the center of the political world tonight. (Reuters/Danny Moloshok)

President Obama's much anticipated appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" -- the first such visit by a sitting president -- comes at a fascinating time for the newly minted chief executive.

The furor over bonuses given to AIG executives has further complicated Obama's efforts to simultaneously offer short-term solace to Americans concerned about the futures while preaching patience as his longer-term fixes to steady the economy begin to play out.

And so, roughly 24 hours after AIG CEO Edward Liddy faced down a combative group of House members looking for answers on this hottest button issue, the nation's CEO will head to late night television to make his own case to the American people.

The format -- a general interest show hosted by a comedian -- clearly represents risks and rewards for Obama. On the one hand, Leno's audience is large and Leno as an interviewer is not exactly the late, great Tim Russert. On the other, appearing on a late night show in California while the economy continues its downward spiral may not be the best visual to show the country.

So, is Obama's decision to go on Leno a stroke of genius or a swing and a miss?

The Fix put that question to a wide variety of Democratic and Republican strategists -- none of whom have any direct ties to the president. The consensus? It's a savvy move.

The reasons given ran the gamut but generally coalesced into a few broad categories: personality, predictability and popularity.

Personality: A number of operatives said that this would be a huge risk for most politicians but much less of one for someone as naturally gifted a communicator as Obama. "Obama's likeability is one of his main assets, and it is definitely to his advantage to put it on display," said Geoff Garin, a veteran Democratic pollster. "Bush couldn't have made it work, but Obama can." Roy Temple, a Democratic consultant acknowledged that the "risks are fairly obvious" but quickly added: "I can't think of anyone I would have greater confidence in to go into a complicated situation and hit the right tone." Obama and his senior advisers have gambled on his personal charisma before in moments of crisis; the race speech during the heart of the controversy around Rev. Jeremiah Wright is a perfect example. This isn't a set speech, however, and therefore poses a more difficult challenge for Obama.

Predictability: While Obama won't have the luxury of reading his speech off of a teleprompter, he also won't be facing a hostile questioner in Leno. "Leno is a fairly scripted process where the White House and Leno work out the narrative," explained Democratic strategist Chris Lehane. "The president should be swinging at pitches he knows are coming, which always makes it easier to knock them out of the park." Rob Stutzman, a California-based GOP media consultant, largely agreed with Lehane although he noted that "Leno won't be a total patsy" and predicted at least one tough question.

Popularity: Leno's show does monster ratings but it's not just the size of his audience but who the audience is that makes a difference. "Leno gets a fair number of Republicans and Republicans who lean Independent," said Rick Reed, a GOP ad man. One Democratic strategist, granted anonymity to speak candidly, broadened that point. "This is a predominantly white, working class audience of folks who voted for Bush once if not twice, realized they shouldn't have and broke for Obama," the source explained. Paul Begala, as always, put it best. "There are millions of Americans who watch Jay Leno but don't watch David Gregory," the veteran Democrat explained. "The President is smart to reach out to them."

That's not to say that everyone the Fix talked to thought Obama's appearance on Leno was a sound piece of political strategy. Curt Anderson, a GOP media consultant, described the appearance as "an over-reach that cheapens both the presidency and his image." Jan van Lohuizen, a prominent GOP pollster, added that Obama "need[s] to show more leadership [and] gravitas and crank down the permanent campaign."

Whatever your feelings on the president's appearance on the Tonight Show, there's little doubt it is appointment viewing for any political junkie.

Sked Stuff: President Obama will take to the primetime airwaves again next Tuesday for a press conference aimed at reassuring Americans on the economy -- among other topics. Obama's first prime time press conference was Feb. 9 and the planned repeat performance already has some network execs upset about messing with their lineups. The Fix is already getting his typing fingers ready to twitter the proceedings at "TheHyperFix."

Thursday Thoroughbred Reads: These stories are real winners.

1. Sen. Chris Dodd's acknowledgment that it was his amendment that allowed the AIG payouts (after denying knowledge of it the day before), spells political D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R for the Connecticut Democrat.
2. Pro Publica answers the key questions regarding the AIG bonuses.
3. George W. Bush: Author.
4. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn proposes an income tax hike to cover the budget shortfall. Our bet: He won't be the last governor to make such a move.
5. Bob Dylan's Port-a-Potty problem.

McKenna Returns to the Last, Best Place: Matt McKenna is leaving his job as chief spokesman for former president Bill Clinton to return to his native Montana where he will start a communications consulting company. Of his move, McKenna told the Fix he would be "riding my bike, hanging out with our dog [and] enjoying some elbow room." He'll also continue to advise the 42nd president of the United States on press matters. No word on who will replace McKenna in Clinton's office although a search is ongoing.

ICYMI...Ohio Data Shows Obama Slip: A new statewide poll in Ohio shows significant slippage in President Obama's job approval numbers in this critical battleground state -- particularly among independent voters. In the Quinnipiac poll, 57 percent of Ohioans said they approved of the job Obama was doing, down ten points from a similar Q poll in February. Among independent voters, 55 percent voiced approval for the way Obama is handling the presidency, a 17-point decline among that key demographic in just a month. These numbers come on top of an intriguing blog post by Republican pollster Glen Bolger that asserts "Barack Obama is catching a cold on his economic policies." A trend or just a blip on the radar?

The Madness Begins: The two things the Fix loves more than anything in the world -- aside from Mrs. Fix and Charlie -- are politics and college basketball. Given that, it's not surprising that this day has been marked on the calendar for months. While the Fix will be working diligently to bring our readers the latest and greatest in politics today, we also will have one eye on CBS where the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament get under way. Who do we think wins it all? Check out our bracket -- and, in case you missed them, the picks of President Obama and Tony "Mr. Tony" Kornheiser (the Fix's president) too. Our upset special today? American University over Villanova. Go Eagles!

Click It!: Ever wanted to slice and dice all of President Obama's political appointments? (Who hasn't?) The great folks at The Washington Post have given us all the perfect tool to do just that with "Head Count" -- a new searchable database of all the president's men (and women). Bookmark it.

LaVera Goes Nuclear: Damien Lavera, a spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, is leaving that gig for a more energetic pursuit: director of public affairs at the National Nuclear Security Administration. ("Energetic" -- get it?) Before getting into partisan politics, LaVera worked on nuclear arms control and non-proliferation issues at the State Department so his new post is something of a homecoming.

Say What?: "Signs Down!" -- Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Paul Kanjorski expressing a bit of pique at "Code Pink" protesters during the AIG hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

By Chris Cillizza  |  March 19, 2009; 5:44 AM ET
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Comments

I thought the President did well and the appearance was a good idea. Obama is plowing new territory in communicating. He is a natural. All this "stay in Washington" stuff is nonsense. In this madern age the President can stay in tight command from anywhere.

The same people who say he should "stay in Washington" are the same would fault him for "staying in the beltway," if he were to actually do so.

We finally have a president who is good at confirming that he's on top of things and in charge.

Posted by: AlaninMissoula | March 21, 2009 7:37 PM | Report abuse

I FREQUENTLY FIND MY COMMENTS NOT PRINTED. I READ ALL KINDS OF RACIST COMMENTS AND ACCEPT THEM AS FREE SPEECH. I CANNOT UNDERSTAND Y MY COMMENTS ARE NOT WORTHY OF PRINT.

I EVEN READ, CANNED STATEMENTS BY PEOPLE WHO APPEAR NOT TO EVEN UNDERSTAND THE ISSUE BUT WHEN I MAKE A STATEMENT USUING HISTORICAL REFERENCES TO THE PROBLEMS OF TODAY, THE COMMENTS ARE NOT PRINTED.

CHRIS, I WILL BEGIN TO LISTEN TO YOU MORE CLOSELY. OPINIONS MUST HAVE AT LEAST A RATIONAL.

Posted by: sm98yth | March 21, 2009 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama is totally off track, he needs to spend his time in Washington. Perhaps someone can let him know our economy is sinking rapidly, instead of spending our money traveling, he needs to spend his time and learn what is happening in DC.
For the first time in my life I agree with Coach K. We need a leader during this economic crisis now a coach or a comedian. I am proud Democrat who had the sense not to vote for Obama. Where do we get off the sinking ship? Instead of wasting our money he needs to stay in DC and figure out how to save jobs and homes. How do all those people feel who lost their job and home after voting for Obama? Who picked up the tab for Leno??

Posted by: all22 | March 20, 2009 12:47 AM | Report abuse

"I think it's great. Obama is going where the viewers are."

Great? he's going to answer softball questions in a pitch to the independents. Guess what, independents make up <9% of the electorate: he needs them cause even though all the democrats are behind him 100% it's not enough to pass a fillbuster (until the 2010 elections). It's the same old, same old like the Republicans were with Bush.

And the irony: his democrat audience will likely be watching Colbert Report at 11:30, on Comedy Central (not NBC owned).

Posted by: recharged95 | March 19, 2009 9:26 PM | Report abuse

I've read these forums for quite some time now. I've seen a lot of people who obviously hate Obama and I've tried to find every reason why that may be so. I have come to the conclusion that for most of them it really is rooted in racism. Give them enough time and they reveal themselves all the while shouting that they are NOT racist and "why do you always say that anybody who criticizes Obama is a racist..blah..blah..blah..."

Sadly, racism is what it really is about.

Posted by: JRM2 | March 19, 2009 8:07 PM | Report abuse

HEY FBUTLER1, BUSH did not campaign all over the country after he was elected, obama has to, because he does not know how to run the country, when the going gets tough, he runs out and starts campaigning, and his lap dogs are running the country, and we all know that, its not obama, maybe thats why everything is turning into a disaster, obama doesnt know what the hell he is doing, now everyone on here since its all libs considering this is one of obamas papers, you all go ballistic, who gives a damm either, we all know obama is an empty suit as clinton said, he goes on leno, pleaseeeeee give me a break, he knows he will get softball questions and he can lie all he wants on there, who is going to even beleive him except all the libs, he missed the washington correspondent dinner because he probably could not take his teleprompter or just cant read it right, imagine we now have a president who needs a teleprompter for even press conferences, this man does not know whats up, he has to read it, and we all know he is good at reading what is written for him as he did during the campaign trail, no one really knows this guy, and if all you libs were honest , you would admit it, but then what can you expect from worshippers of the messiah????? mark my words, he will be a nightmare in a year.

Posted by: scristanti | March 19, 2009 7:55 PM | Report abuse

"IF obama spent less time on basketball brackets and leno, maybe he could have done his job"
----
I like idiotic statements like this because they don't know two things:
One-Obama has already worked several weekends
Two: George Bush was on vacation approx. 1/3 of his Presidency (about 2 1/2 years!) while we were engaged in two wars, had devastating natural disasters and an economic catastrophe in the making.

and you want to cry because Obama uses popular media to tell the public what is going on?

IDIOT

Posted by: JRM2 | March 19, 2009 7:54 PM | Report abuse


greg3 said re Obama:
"Maybe Diaper Change will snap and start raving.."

Now Obama he had this cliché,
Where he spoke of change each day.
But if John McCain
Took him up in a plane,
His drawers he'd change right away.

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Putting a comedian (his President impersonation is hysterical) on a comedy show makes a lot of sense to me....if he keeps this up, who knows, maybe Obama could get his own sitcom...THE OBAMAS patterned after THE JEFFERSONS....movin' on up!

Posted by: powerange | March 19, 2009 6:33 PM | Report abuse


Cryos said:
"New slogan - "Change only a mother can love" "

Even she would have second thoughts.

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 6:27 PM | Report abuse


drindl opined:
"you think a moron like you scares me?"

Change your mind about leaving? Looks like your name-calling is all you have left to say after our lirrle debate.

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 6:25 PM | Report abuse


attucks said:
"bill, if the ignorant disappeared tomorrow, the Republican Party would vanish too. And you’d be a memory."

You wish, cowboy. I'll be here.

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse


mattintx said:
When trolls like billw3 infest a discussion and are allowed to run unchecked, they will run off the thoughtful participants."

Name-calling don't mean a thing. Be specific and rebut whatever I said that you disagree with. Otherwise get out of town like your hero Obama did.

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Diaper Change will snap and start raving like a homeless person. Or maybe he'll throw up on Leno.

I hope Leno asks him a SAT question.

Posted by: greg3 | March 19, 2009 6:08 PM | Report abuse


jht1:
one word for the image of the highest offices in the land

HALIBURTON

wait...3 words

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

good production of image

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

"It has been confirmed that the DVDs that 0bama gave Gordon Brown are the wrong format and will only work on DVD Players made in America."
___
And we're supposed to care because...?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | March 19, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

IF obama spent less time on basketball brackets and leno, maybe he could have done his job

Posted by: tru-indy | March 19, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

I'm not particulary fond of presidents and presidential candidates going on these types of shows. Some dignity of the position is lost no matter how respectful the talk show host might be. It ain't news, he's not going to say anything substantive. Sure, it shows he's a regular guy, but who wants a regular guy as president? It just seems like part of the downward spiral of patronizing the American public.

Posted by: jhtlag1 | March 19, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

neverleft:
nah.
i consider that an ulterior motive with a message.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Clearly Obama is an astute politician. He could've picked Letterman's show first, but we all know what would happen: republicans would be howling about appearing with a well-known sympathizer. Not to mention the fact that this Tonight Show appearance is clearly a snub at Limbaugh, who last week invited the president to appear on his show for a "debate."

And it was refreshing to watch the president on the road taking random questions from anyone who can squeeze into a stadium. It's great to have a president - of any party - willing to get outside the insane bubble of the Capital, taking questions from ordinary folks and having discussions with local leaders.

Whether or not the president's appearance on The Tonight Show is well-received, I'm glad we have a president who's willing to try something different in communicating with us.

DAStubbs,
Minneapolis

Posted by: dastubbs | March 19, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

It has been confirmed that the DVDs that 0bama gave Gordon Brown are the wrong format and will only work on DVD Players made in America.

The amateur hour that is the 0bama Presidency is becoming increasingly embarrassing to watch.

Posted by: NeverLeft | March 19, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Hey, quit crying about "permanent campaign mode". Bush did that, and the GOP had nothing to say about it. Obama wants to continue to stress the importance of what he ran on, and keep it fresh in peoples' minds that this is what he is working to bring to us, which can be concluded by the bevy of actions that have taken place in only the past two months.

Posted by: fbutler1 | March 19, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

You guys just don't get it. The man is brilliant.

Posted by: zen99 | March 19, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Comedy Central's Jon Lebowitz (for taking on stock-manipulating Kramer (MSNBC) --John Lebowitz--a journalist?? That's a big stretch.

Posted by: Justlistening | March 19, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

WE LOVE BARACK OBAMA!!!

"We can choose hope over fear."

--Barack Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfjQujYrfEk&feature=channel

Posted by: GeorgHerbet | March 19, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

A(ny) president, at least in the last 40 years is capable of a "stroke of genius"?

Posted by: Justlistening | March 19, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

For "koolkat" HISTORY repeats itself for those who don't learn history. Name-calling from koolcat, "freakzoid", is so typical of the grade-school/junior high men who are still little boys just name calling to make a point.

Posted by: librairie | March 19, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Obama should anounce his future economic plans on Leno,

the perfect forum for a joke.

Posted by: JaxMax | March 19, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Watch out for the brain splatter folks...The GOP trolls on here are about to produce a group head explosion.

Bush flushed us down the toilet. At least I am getting the pleasure of watching the GOP deadenders figure out that the water is wet and that it's got a hell of a swirl.

Posted by: willandjansdad1 | March 19, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

The Rove slot on a FOX "News" show is a ratings reward to a TV network that has been in the GOP tank for many years. This relationship will assure that FOX will go very, very easy on the GOP for a long time in the future. The other networks will make sure they're not too hard on the GOP in the hope that Rove will show up on their networks sooner or later. The ultimate loser is US democracy.

Posted by: willandjansdad1 | March 19, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse


As Roll Call reported this morning, financial services lobbyists “have moved into hyperdrive” in an attempt to soften taxes on bailed-out bonuses. The lobbyists working for the financial industry are organized into a group known as the Financial Services Roundtable.

Last year, the Roundtable lobbied aggressively to prevent “legislation from limiting executive compensation.” Scott Talbott, a senior lobbyist for the Roundtable, told the New York Times, “we are opposed to provisions on executive pay.”

During the debate over the economic recovery package, the Senate passed the Wyden/Snowe amendment which would have severely limited the bonuses paid by bailed out firms. However, the amendment was removed from the legislation at the last minute in conference. The removal was agreed to by staffers working for Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and the Obama administration. On Rachel Maddow’s show earlier this week, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) said that financial industry lobbyists were the individuals primarily advocating the change:

What happened, Rachel, was we got it through the United States Senate and then like, with so many issues, all the lobbyists came out in droves and somehow magically, the amendment disappeared. It seems to me now we‘ve got an opportunity to get this job done right but it didn‘t have to happen.

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Look, you talk to the American people where they live. In 2009, they happen to live in front of the TV when Leno is on. BHO wants to talk to the People--that's why he is on Leno and not the zero-audience, BroderWorld, inside-the-Beltway bloviator shows. Show em what you've got tonight, 44!!!!!

Winners

BHO (for the 56th consecutive week, a modern record)

Comedy Central's Jon Lebowitz (for taking on stock-manipulating Kramer (MSNBC) when the so-called journalists wouldn't; thanks, Jon, for keeping 'em honest)

Mrs. BHO (for doing her thing, including her biceps thing, despite the snarky harpies, including Ms. David Brooks (man card revoked, effective 3/18/09, not subject to review))

The Rule of Law (thanks, BHO, for bringing it back, see Gitmo, torture, signing memos, etc.)

Sy Hersh (for providing the biggest scoop of the century (the Cheney A squad story) even though the MSM has decided to go ostrich; Sy, keep on keeping on--Oy)

Steph Curry (32 pts. in the first round of the NIT)

Tony Bennett (for "Stranger in Paradise")

Losers

Duke Coach "K" (for a stupid, snarky comment about BHO doing brackets instead of tending to the economy and not picking Duke; you picked Liddy Dole for Senate--how good are you?--stick to coaching home games where the refs are totally in the tank for your athlete-deficient team; Coach K, since you have spare time messin' with 44, spend some time counseling the cross-campus Duke lacrosse thugs, er, we mean "student-athletes")

Ingraham (hate ain't a family value)

Dodd (for lifting the cap on AIG bonuses and trying to pin the blame on 44)

Defenders of AIG Rush, Ruth Marcus, and Neil (the blacks did it) Cavuto (for totally supporting the looters (AIG) over the lootees (the taxpayers))

Starbucks (we saw some 80-year-old women from Iowa spit out that brunt swill--it showsd the power of marketing over reality (really bad coffee))

Veteran BHO hater Tavis Smiley and the five people (allegedly) who showed up for his totally bogus "State of Black America" social event)

Dick Vitale (say goodnight, Dick)

Posted by: broadwayjoe | March 19, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

200,000 Germans in Germany were bewitched.
As was America, as evident with a landslide victory (i think it was within 3 to 4 hours on election night).

Yeah, for sure. He hasn't been in Washington much at all uh?
Guess the following doesn't mean JACK:

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Signed: Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009

DTV Delay Act
Signed: Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act
Signed: Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Signed: Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

I am very happy Mr. Obama will be on the Leno show tonight.

Posted by: shejoy | March 19, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

The presidential visit to an NBC entertainment show is a ratings reward to a TV network that has been in the Obama tank for many months. This appearance will assure that NBC will go very, very easy on liberal Democrats for a long time in the future. The other two networks will make sure they're not too hard on Barack in the hope he will show up on their networks sooner or later. The ultimate loser is US democracy.

Posted by: mhr614 | March 19, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

better than any of the Bushs did.
or Cheney in his undisclosed secure location that never saw the light of day

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Oh goodie...more exposure to the Pied Piper. keep it up....those who arent already sick of him will be as he jumps from one photo op to another. He is everywhere EXCEPT in Washington !!! Maybe we'll all get lucky and he will go on State run tv in the Muslim lands and they will keep him there after they become bewitched by his glorious oratory. He is THE ONE THEY HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR !!!! Destroying America from within- Pelosi, Obama, Reid, Frank, Dodd, Geithner etc etc etc ..the show just keeps rolling on.

Posted by: JUNGLEJIM123 | March 19, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

I don't see a problem.

Posted by: HotChocolate | March 19, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse


Lincoln would have if t.v. was around (even radio). He had a very seriously Civil War to attend to. Talk about getting the issue to the common man.
But he was shot in office.
Kennedy was too busy with Marilyn and damn, he was shot too.
and FDR, well...as in the American President......"they would never have voted for a guy in a wheelchair".


Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

The phony doesn't have a clue about how to fix the economy or govern. No wonder he takes time to plot basketball winners and leaves town to go on a comedy show. If things in his administration weren't so bad it would be funny. As it is, it's revealing....he doen't know what to do, except campaign. Reprehensible.

Posted by: LarryG62 | March 19, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

New slogan - "Change only a mother can love"

Posted by: Cryos | March 19, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I think it's great. Obama is going where the viewers are. I'm sure the same people who are bellyaching about this would have complained about FDR and his fireside chats. There's no requirement that says a President can only do "serious" journalistic interviews. He should be able to do interviews across the spectrum. It's no different than going on Larry King. And it's a HUGE improvement over Bush's treatment of the media and his "handpicked" audiences.

Posted by: novatom1 | March 19, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

it's better than being a tatooed Edward Norton skin head wrecking the candy store.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Re Bob Dylan Porta-Potty Problem:

Sounds like Bob is a Born-again Republican. Wouldn't be surprised. If GOP wants to get the votes, they need to make us all filthy rich. Didn't work under Bush II, did it?

Of course, their argument is that they need to be in power for life to achieve their goals.

Posted by: Spectator | March 19, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse


yeah, the House passing
H.R.1106
means nothing.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

"Kennedy, Roosevelt or Lincoln would have NEVER went on an entertainment comedy t.v. show to get a message across."

Please, freakazoid. Stick to what little you know, not what you think someone living 50, 75, or 145 years ago might have done.

BTW, it should be NEVER gone, not NEVER went.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | March 19, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

President Obama going on the show with Leno is more of him reaching out to the real people in America. He is not going to stay in a bubble like Bush and not get feedback from the country. Regardless of how much republicans whine and bellyache over not having control of the government we now have a popular president who cares about us. He can't fix the problems republicans caused over the last 20 or 30 years in a month or two, but I believe he will work hard to fix as many problems that Bush and Cheney made as he can.

Posted by: fedup11 | March 19, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Kennedy, Roosevelt or Lincoln would have NEVER went on an entertainment comedy t.v. show to get a message across. How ridiculous this makes the office of this president look! This guy is like one big card-board ad campaign. He can't even talk to the American people without teleprompters, and to think, he wanted you to think he WAS Kennedy, Roosevelt and Lincoln all rolled into one. Hillary, where are you when we NEED you. Now we KNOW why it took Hillary to get the REAL REGULAR people on board the Obama train. Obama knows NOTHING about regular people. What a MISTAKE THIS WAS!!! Please give us BACK our Democratic Party. Whoever said Michelle & Barack look like they are in a candy store are absolutely right. Yes, throw us "geezers" out and let the kids play house.

Posted by: librairie | March 19, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Just checked back and liberals on the thread still have nothing useful to say. I suppose it would require Obama doing something useful for that to happen. The Obama administration has excelled at name calling and campaigning but in their fervor they are forgetting to govern.

Posted by: Cryos | March 19, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

fraudobama, like all true North Koreans, just makes sh*t up.

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

"drindl
"gotta go"

Sure, get outta' town when it gets hot, like your hero.... Birds of a feather flock together, you know."

when it gets hot? omigod.. you are making me LOL. YOU? you think a moron like you scares me? you're a good joke for about 5 minutes, billyboy, then, like i said, i get bored. unlike my cat, i only enjoy playing with a mouse carcass a few minutes at a time.

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Rasmussen Poll:

Support for the Democratic Congressional candidates fell to a new low over the past week, allowing the GOP to move slightly head for the first time in recent years in the Generic Congressional Ballot.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 41% said they would vote for their district’s Republican candidate while 39% would choose the Democrat.

Investors now favor Republicans by a 46% to 36% margin, while non-investors (welfare recipients and the under 25) would vote Democratic by a 45% to 33% margin.

The Socialist ship is taking on water while ACORN Barry is at the helm. Excellent.

Posted by: FraudObama | March 19, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

I don't see what he gains by this, but I trust that he knows what he's doing, unlike his idiot predecessor.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | March 19, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

I just read some of the comments. My God. Lighten up folks!!

Posted by: sherardg | March 19, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait to see Mr. President on the show tonight. I enjoyed watching him at the town meeting last night. I am glad to have a President living outside the bubble and living among the people.

Posted by: sherardg | March 19, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

He's just following Nero's example...

Posted by: jeeemusna | March 19, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Mention it, but don't hype it.
Obama is also giving two town meetings on this California tour. Getting wet over that?
Why is this some crucial passage, exactly?
More and more, I wish the wish the news would just stick to trying to report, and get out of the opinion business.
Is all news going `talk radio?'

Posted by: jmf3210 | March 19, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Cryos said:
"Just give a good speech with lots of flowery talking points and the ignorant flock in masses."
In writing the constitution, Jefferson wanted voters qualified, but was outvoted. Now look what we have, largely due to the influence of the ignorant.
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Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse
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LOL…bill, if the ignorant disappeared tomorrow, the Republican Party would vanish too. And you’d be a memory.

Posted by: Attucks | March 19, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse

OMG, we cannot have an accessible White House. Or be interested in what Milea and Sasha are doing.

To think Washington himself answered the front door of the White House if someone knocked.
hmmmm
or harken back to Jackie O. who "opened up the White House" (along with redecorating).
The Camelot years proved a "friendlier" White House. One that we felt we were a part of.
Caroline and Macaroni
John John under the desk...

hmmm......no one bi*** about that one?

wasn't 41 bush who said kindler gentler.
yeppers 41....you should be proud of all your prejudice republicans now.
read this blog today and see


Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse


"As is always typical of Liberals they cannot debate and would rather use immature school yard name calling or simply irrational blathering"

no, that's Edward Norton and his tatooed bald friends wrecking foreign grocery stores.
besides, i believe the infamous threesome of cyros, billw, and randy that began flaming today on the Fix.
Their cut themselves shaving their heads and have to take it out on someone.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 2:48 PM | Report abuse

In the marketplace of ideas, words are currency. When trolls like billw3 infest a discussion and are allowed to run unchecked, they will run off the thoughtful participants.

Hence Gresham's Law.

Posted by: mattintx | March 19, 2009 2:48 PM | Report abuse

I think this is damage control by Obama. But I just don't think that a serious President should so concerned with image as opposed to actually getting the job done. I'm sure he's trying his best to get the job done as well; however, this makes him look too self-conscious. Mistakes happen and everything is NOT the president's fault. Get on with it and let people think what they may. People who like to point fingers will always point fingers. Don't spend too much energy catering to them.

Posted by: forgetthis | March 19, 2009 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Don't project, fraudster. What's with "ACORN Barry"?

Posted by: mattintx | March 19, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse


As is always typical of Liberals they cannot debate and would rather use immature school yard name calling or simply irrational blathering. They are so invested in their Socialist incompetent cult leader, they think is a God, are unable to put a coherent thought together. They are some of the most uninformed, needy, emotional, have to have a cause to feel important to ever line up at the polls. And as ACORN Barry does his South Chicago Head Fake Juke they lay down comatose.

Posted by: FraudObama | March 19, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

drindl:
almost makes ya miss jakey and king.....

and those shoes...

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

mikej:
no, that was Eric Cantor fiddling to Steven Tyler while families got foreclosed upon.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I don't think its a good idea... I do not want to criticize this Administration, they inherited awful disasters. But, I just do not see how a Leno decision can go unschathed at this time. Unfortunately, it is consistent with Obama meeting with Brad Pitt. Brad Pitt didn't come to the President with a serious concern, Pitt just wanted to see if he could get in the door because Clooney did. Pitt is a talented entertainer, married to someone that tried to make a difference, tried to use her celebrity to improve the world and actually reads about these issues. Pitt doesn't "care," he just played Obama. I don't think Obama has let it sink in that he is "President of the United States." As intelligent as he is, this has not sunk in yet. Then Michelle goes on television, just as the Federal 2010 budget goes to the Hill and tells national viewers that the girls are "at home throwing spaghetti on the walls...." Everyone can imagine where those words came from, "the budget has everything in it, we'll throw it all on the wall to see what sticks." We all love Obama and Michelle, they are legends in their own time. But, we need them to really care, not to "just get through this time in office acting in disbelief some of the time." We need their intelligence. They are acting like kids in a candy store really. On the other hand, the seriousness of office is not bred into them like it is others. Perhaps this lack of legacy family lets them be easily distracted by the perks of office. Maybe they actually require it in order to handle the stress or "feel entitled." Alas, maybe they can be smart and enjoy the perks too. I hope so as I wish them and us well now and in the future. Still, though, its going to take alot of PR forethought to handle a Leno decision right now.

Posted by: DSW358 | March 19, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

beingsensible:
right on.

i have the list to talk about.
let's see
-Mission Accomplished
-Iraq
-National Surveillance
-Russia
-Iran
-North Korea (they blow up an old nuclear tower so they can build a new one and we forgive them)
-Katrina (and what was that second natural disaster??)
-Dick Cheney
--and i can't forget that Bin Laden and the Dr are still alive.

--oh wait...Economic Stablization Act of 2008. Last grasp for rich buddies.

Yeah....continue this list at will.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse


drindl
"gotta go"

Sure, get outta' town when it gets hot, like your hero.... Birds of a feather flock together, you know.

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

While Rome burns, Obama continues to fiddle.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | March 19, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

I think it's drudgites that have invaded here today, a species of insect, generally considered to be the lowest life form. Closely related to dittoheads, of course, with a similar insect mind.

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

ACORN Barry is soaking the same adoring swooning memorized naive with his huge spending expansion of government. They are being used, will pay for his Socialist experiment for decades to come. They are unaware and do not have a clue. In fact, Beingsensible(?), they are enslaved. And I suspect you are at the head of the line, in front row drooling at every scripted remark he makes.

Posted by: FraudObama | March 19, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

In answer to the following:
LOL...LOL...LOL...are you kidding??? A tie, LOL...so if he's wearing a tie then what, you'll vote for him in 4 years, lol...this is the most rediculous comment I've seen in years...so what if he decides to come out butt naked with a tie around his neck, does that make him more Presidential to you, LOL...I simply can't believe that you actually gave thought to this comment before posting...a tie...LOL...that does it; hey Obama, forget about fixing this mess the Bush Administration left us...just make sure you're wearing a tie to bed at night, LOL...

Posted by: Beingsensible
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How sad to see you not address anything I said other than my mention of a tie - and then you go off on a rant of ridicule. Unfortunately you seem to hold no respect for the office itself but as long as it is Obama, I guess anything goes? At my age, being "President" means something more to me than I guess it does to you. And yes the tie does mean something to me. I guess to you his appearance is showing how cool he is or how in tune with the average Joe... to me it shows that the seriousness of the moment doesn't seem to affect him much if he goes on Leno when he shold be in Washington, and if he is appearing as the President I will look after to see if he looks like a President or just one of the boys. Sorry if that bothers you, but too bad!

Posted by: justmyvoice | March 19, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse


fraudobama:
yes, just like the Rush Limbaugh radio talk show.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Liberals on this thread are desperate to change the subject to anything other than the epic failure of a corrupt administration and congress.

Posted by: Cryos
-----------------------------
No...no...no, you've got that all wrong; we want nothing more than to talk about the epic failure of our recent corrupt administration and congress--you know the Bush Administration that got us into this mess...in fact, we want to do more than just talk about it...we want to prosecute them for violating our founding documents over, and over, and over, and over, and (well you get the message) again...you see, that's probably one of the few things that we disagree with our current President, he wants to move forward and fix the mess that was left behind, and we want to jail the behinds that left the mess for us to fix...see, let's talk about it, lol...

Posted by: Beingsensible | March 19, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse


Bloomberg News reports that Neil Barofsky, inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), told the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee today that the Bush administration “specifically contemplated” paying bonuses to AIG employees in its November agreement to provide federal bailout funds to the failing insurance giant:

The TARP contract between AIG and Treasury “specifically contemplated the payment of bonuses and retention payments to AIG employees, including AIG’s senior partners,” Barofsky said.

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

sorry, bill, you're boring me. you have the limited conversational skills of a 6 year old on top of a repellent personality. interesting as a study of the brain-damaged, but not much else.

gotta go, i have an actual job. do look into electroshock therapy, sometimes people like you can be helped... but not most of course. too far gone.

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

ACORN Barry's adoring uninformed detached under 25 years old minions will give him a standing O. He will flash his deceitful smile, juke and do the South Chicago head fake. Leno will prop him up and Barry will wave to his cult members. They will swoon, applaud, laugh and all the while Barry will be thinking "they are so naive, so easy and I have them right where I want them, enslaved". Pitiful
---------------------------------
Enslaved...LOL...LOL...LOL...you probably know a lot about that...LOL...LOL...LOL...hey you guys are giving me quite a laugh today, LOL..."looking only to see if he's wearing a tie, LOL...LOL...LOL...and now he has "enslaved" his supporters, LOL...LOL...LOL...this is going to be a very long 4...no 8 years for the Dush Limnord crew, LOL...LOL...LOL...laughing my azz off!!!!!

Posted by: Beingsensible | March 19, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse


drindl said:
"Your mom was especially fond of orangutans, i hear."

Nah, she turned your father down....

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

"Curt Anderson, a GOP media consultant,"

If I were a GOP media consultant, I wouldn't tell anyone about it. It must be a lot of work, always having to pry your clients feet out of their mouths.

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse


drindl ask"
"Hey Bill, didn't I see your momma down at the zoo?"

You mean the lady feeding peanuts to your brother in the monkey cage?

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Liberals on this thread are desperate to change the subject to anything other than the epic failure of a corrupt administration and congress.

Posted by: Cryos | March 19, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

"I am sorry to say I will not be watching and his appearance tonight is nothing more than pure distraction. I will check pictures after as well to see one thing - is he wearing a tie?"
---------------------------------
LOL...LOL...LOL...are you kidding??? A tie, LOL...so if he's wearing a tie then what, you'll vote for him in 4 years, lol...this is the most rediculous comment I've seen in years...so what if he decides to come out butt naked with a tie around his neck, does that make him more Presidential to you, LOL...I simply can't believe that you actually gave thought to this comment before posting...a tie...LOL...that does it; hey Obama, forget about fixing this mess the Bush Administration left us...just make sure you're wearing a tie to bed at night, LOL...

Posted by: Beingsensible | March 19, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse


ACORN Barry's adoring uninformed detached under 25 years old minions will give him a standing O. He will flash his deceitful smile, juke and do the South Chicago head fake. Leno will prop him up and Barry will wave to his cult members. They will swoon, applaud, laugh and all the while Barry will be thinking "they are so naive, so easy and I have them right where I want them, enslaved". Pitiful

Posted by: FraudObama | March 19, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I don't have a sister, bill. your 200 fathers must be lying to you again. Your mom was especially fond of orangutans, i hear.

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse


drindl ask:
"Which one of your fathers, Bill?"

The same who banged your sister. It was a threesome...

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 2:15 PM | Report abuse

bill:
i certainly wouldn't want Edward Norton from American History X banging my mom...

gross !!!!!

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

"Curt Anderson, a GOP media consultant, described the appearance as "an over-reach that cheapens both the presidency and his image." Jan van Lohuizen, a prominent GOP pollster, added that Obama "need[s] to show more leadership [and] gravitas and crank down the permanent campaign."

Yeap, keep it up GOP trolls believing that speaking with everyday folks through late night t.v. is cheap; while the Dems and our President reach out and work with the common people...that should give the dems at least 20 more years of control...please keep complaining about Obama being too...let's see...too much like the folks who voted him into office.

Posted by: Beingsensible | March 19, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Hey Bill, didn't I see your momma down at the zoo?

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

I am sorry to say I will not be watching and his appearance tonight is nothing more than pure distraction. I will check pictures after as well to see one thing - is he wearing a tie? He should be back in Washington attending to the mess he and his treasury dept. have made off the AIG bonus debacle and cooling down Congress to quit inciting hatred against members of AIG where they are now getting death threats. Time he acts like the President he is supposed to be and not as if he is still campaigning for the job.

Posted by: justmyvoice | March 19, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse


bill writes back to my entry:

TheBabaNemo said:
"randy cyros bill.
i will not respond to your flames"

"You don lef town wif Obama?"
/////////////////////

Okay America, there you have it.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Which one of your fathers, Bill?

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

drindl....
shoot
that last message had
((((virtual kiss to drindl))))
as first line...
but I did the other parenetheses and it did not appear on screen.....

must use ((((( )))))
not >>>>>

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse


drindl said:
"'Inheritance'? Cute. Maybe if you knew who your father was, you could talk about that."

My father banged your mom, but used contraceptives...
.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

>>

thanks...
I think Miss Natasha's death is messin' with me today a bit.

but ya know.....i am hearing so much bull from prejudice people about our new President. Makes me sick.
Best think about it again America.
We are all in this together.
Not just the "other folks" down the street.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse


TheBabaNemo said:
"randy cyros bill.
i will not respond to your flames"

"You don lef town wif Obama?"

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

'Inheritance'? Cute. Maybe if you knew who your father was, you could talk about that.

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

"In writing the constitution, Jefferson wanted voters qualified, but was outvoted. Now look what we have, largely due to the influence of the ignorant."

While you're certainly qualified to talk about ignoriance, you are not qualified to talk about anything else.

By 'qualified,' I presume you mean 'white.'

Filthy slime. Misbegotten son of a you know what.

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse


mattintx said:
"You're just proof of Gresham's Law."

In what respect?

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse


drindl said:
"No Bill, you're America's worst nightmare -- a stupid, violent neonazi"

Should we credit your name-calling to inheritance, or have you worked it out all on your own?

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse


randy
cyros
bill

i will not respond to your flames and go against the intent of WaPO and the Fix.

i use the internet for other reasons.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse


Cryos said:
"Just give a good speech with lots of flowery talking points and the ignorant flock in masses."

In writing the constitution, Jefferson wanted voters qualified, but was outvoted. Now look what we have, largely due to the influence of the ignorant.

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Is this being billed as the first sitting President on a tonight show or the first sitting President on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno?

Didn't Bill Clinton appear on a tonight show as sitting President (Letterman)?

Posted by: CGDB | March 19, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Worst nightmare? You wish, Billy. You're just proof of Gresham's Law.

Posted by: mattintx | March 19, 2009 1:56 PM | Report abuse


"TheBabeNemo said:
"billw...you must be new to this blog"

I'm your worst nightmare.."

No Bill, you're America's worst nightmare -- a stupid, violent neonazi waiting for a Messiah like Hitler to come along to guide you into mindless murder. People like you are always looking for someone to hate and hurt and blame the failures of their worthless lives on.

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 1:56 PM | Report abuse

CHENEY HELPING TERRORISTS, ACCORDING TO FORMER ASSISTANT

"Weeks after President Obama was inaugurated, Dick Cheney gave an interview to Politico slamming Obama’s detainee policies and warning that he was making America less safe (charges he repeated again last Sunday). Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff who left the Bush administration in protest, wrote an essay on the Washington Note last evening slamming Cheney’s fearmongering. Wilkerson calls Cheney “evil” and says his detainee policies were only “assisting” terrorists:

Cheney went on to say in his McLean interview that “Protecting the country’s security is a tough, mean, dirty, nasty business. These are evil people and we are not going to win this fight by turning the other cheek.” I have to agree but the other way around. Cheney and his like are the evil people and we certainly are not going to prevail in the struggle with radical religion if we listen to people as he. […]

But al-Qa’ida will be back. Iraq, GITMO, Abu Ghraib, heavily-biased U.S. support for Israel, and a host of other strategic errors have insured al-Qa’ida’s resilience, staying power and motivation. How we deal with the future attacks of this organization and its cohorts could well seal our fate, for good or bad. Osama bin Laden and his brain trust, Aman al-Zawahiri, are counting on us to produce the bad. With people such as Cheney assisting them, they are far more likely to succeed."

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse


TheBabeNemo said:
"billw...you must be new to this blog"

I'm your worst nightmare..

.


Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 1:49 PM
===========================
I suppose I'd be angry if I got suckered into voting for a con artist too. It's ok vent all you need.

Posted by: Cryos | March 19, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

"Some people are actually getting their stones back and are done putting up with PC racism."

you aimin to go and shoot some someone, bag of dung? i wouldn't put it past you with your hateful and diseased 'mind.'

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

TheBabeNemo said:
"prove it....all that you say.
i want to see the research."

See, you proved my point (to win the election, impress the ignorant). You apparently are ignorant about major events in the news, and request info on them. Obama was elected by followers of this ilk. Too bad.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 1:33 PM
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Too true. Just give a good speech with lots of flowery talking points and the ignorant flock in masses.

Posted by: Cryos | March 19, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

sure randy....

you prejudice?
or a Mason?

oh wait, i see, you live in a nice red tile roofed 4 bedroom house in pristine white Anytown USA with an SUV, 2.5 kids,
a dog (that you probably kick), a wife that takes it and likes it
but yet, you are so god-fearing and clean that you can throw insults on the internet, then go to church on sunday in that pristine white world,
confess to your priest, (who is raping a kid in the back room)
and be forgiven.

So you can do it all over again.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse


randy_boyd said:
"The so-called "leader of the free world" is taking his message to a comedic-talk show ?!?!?"

He is a little above the level of a circus clown.

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

((cough cough))

sure cyros

like 41's New World Order passed onto 43
And
Dick Cheney's PNAX.

you got it wrong cyros.....
republicans are the ones living and trying to shove down our throats...
"the ideal America"
The Ideal America is only white, no?
And they are all all 32nd degree Masons

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 1:33 PM
==============================
Sorry all I heard is blah blah blah I'm a racist bigot.

Posted by: Cryos | March 19, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

"you have nothing meaningful to contribute."

If the standard for posting here were having something meaningful to contribute, there would be very few posts, none of them from conservatives.

Posted by: nodebris | March 19, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse


billw...you must be new to this blog

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

BabeNemo;

Once your played the "race" card... you became irrelevant...

Drink your "brother's" kool-aid in silence... you have nothing meaningful to contribute.

Posted by: randy_boyd | March 19, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse


Follow up to race card played:

Whea Obama be? He done lef town when things got hot. Whea he be?

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

((cough cough))

sure cyros

like 41's New World Order passed onto 43
And
Dick Cheney's PNAX.

you got it wrong cyros.....
republicans are the ones living and trying to shove down our throats...
"the ideal America"
The Ideal America is only white, no?
And they are all all 32nd degree Masons

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse


TheBabeNemo said:
"prove it....all that you say.
i want to see the research."

See, you proved my point (to win the election, impress the ignorant). You apparently are ignorant about major events in the news, and request info on them. Obama was elected by followers of this ilk. Too bad.

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

It's likely the Obama wonks beat down the script writers to make sure Obama comes out looking like a down-to-earth, but cool superstar. Lots of "childhood" questions, lots of "wow, it's a hard job" questions. Lot's of Michelle and the kids "adjusting to life" questions. Basically, a lot of social-related stuff, which Obama accels in. Obama's wonks are very protective and manipulate the media more than Bush or Clinton did.

Hence, in the end, it's all about the agenda.

We'll likely get an announcement about some new community/volunteer program!

As for the issues, it will about healthcare, jobs, and community, and at most a "big picture"/general answer on 1 of the following: economy, foreign relations, immigration, or trade (China). Remember: Obama is on the positive spin-campaign, currently to sell his Budget.

Then again, I see a potential for at least one awkward moment.

Leno is a Reagan baby-boomer and Obama is the Y-generation's star playa, which Leno thinks those Y-gen kids are lazy, pot smoking college whiners. So it's possible for Leno to sneak one in there to catch Obama off guard--he's done it before.

Does it make sense to him to go on Leno? Of course, his try at 'fireside' speech gather a lukewarm reception.

Posted by: recharged95 | March 19, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

((said in nixon voice)

I am not an ignorant bigot.
I am a bit**

And it's ROYAL bit** to you. Thanks!!

(((sorry chris, cover charlie's ears)))

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 1:20 PM
=======================It's ok. We know many liberals have no real principles just naive utopian ideals. Most liberals apparently can't even understand history and how it proves their ideals are proven to be fatally flawed.

The race card might have worked for this election but its overuse is running its course. Some people are actually getting their stones back and are done putting up with PC racism.

Posted by: Cryos | March 19, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

leapin:
i am thinkin' it will be
-about the dog
-about the kids
-about michelle and her visits around DC
-the mother in law
-oval office redecorating
-basketball
-blackberry and smart phone

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Cryos: "Yeah Cook County is so well off after Obama. Maybe we can model the nation after it"

This from the party that wants to model the U.S. after Alabama.

Posted by: nodebris | March 19, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

randy boyd
WRONG....((the babe is laughing heartily)

I am a WASP and from Palos Park, Cook County Illinois.
And I will repeat it.
The brother from Cook County (along with that guy Rahmster) is, with those 58 something days in office, better than any white president we have had in the past 10 years.
Hel*, 20 years.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Obama yuking it up the Chin should be mildly amusing. Maybe Leno will ask him some of those "man on the street" questions. That could be problematic given his problems with geography, etc. I will be happy if BHO JUST DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE ECONOMY. You know what happens when when he does that.

Posted by: leapin | March 19, 2009 1:18 PM | Report abuse


randy boyd
my gosh...when are you and others going to realize that this mess

WAS A DECADE AND MORE IN THE MAKING.

should I repeat it.
Gee, I wonder who was president in the last 10 years????

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

And I will play the race card.
The brother from Cook County is smarter than every white president we have had for the past 20 years.
So there.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 1:11 PM
===========================
At least you proved out you're an ignorant bigot. Congratulations.

Yeah Cook County is so well off after Obama. Maybe we can model the nation after it. Now I just need to find a slumlord to kick*** me a few hundred K for a house.

Posted by: Cryos | March 19, 2009 1:16 PM

Posted by: Cryos | March 19, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

And I will play the race card.
The brother from Cook County is smarter than every white president we have had for the past 20 years.
So there.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 1:11 PM
===========================
At least you proved out you're an ignorant bigot. Congratulations.

Yeah Cook County is so well off after Obama. Maybe we can model the nation after it. Now I just need to find a slumlord to keep me a few hundred K for a house.

Posted by: Cryos | March 19, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Oh... my.... goodness....

BabeNemo finally admitted outloud what everyone has known but never said...

Obama, her "brother from Cook County" played the race card to get elected. And now the rest of us have to suffer his lack of experience and ignorance.

When the lowest common denominator is the best we can do in electing the "leader of the free world" then we get whatever happens.

Posted by: randy_boyd | March 19, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse


billw
you been listening to too much press.

58 something days and he has done all that.
SURE RIGHT FINE
prove it....all that you say.
i want to see the research.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Billw3 --

Well said.

Posted by: randy_boyd | March 19, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse


cryos...give it to me later.
i speak only the truth.
50 something days and President Obama is sooo terrible.
What the heck did Bush give us?
What is Rush, the fat freak, giving us?

And I will play the race card.
The brother from Cook County is smarter than every white president we have had for the past 20 years.
So there.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Ah but you see BabeNemo...

I think they are cut from the same piece of cloth... able to blow hard for hours on end, but in the end all you have is hot air.

Big difference, I can turn Limboob off... the Obama Nation is driving us over the cliff...

And if the best he can do is have a softballs pitched to him on Leno, he's neither ready nor worthy to be the so-called "leader of the free world."

Posted by: randy_boyd | March 19, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

I predict you're going to see more than one surprise. Leno, for all of his being a nice guy, can be as tough as John Stewart and he is at least as good a communicator as Obama. I'll bet Obama comes out of this with more than a few bruises... all of them deserved.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | March 19, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse


TheBabeNemo said re Obama:
"being educated, smart, quick and determined to FIX THE MESS is just the fricking pits, isn't it?"

Yeah, smart enough to follow Lincoln's advice, who said 'To win the election, impress the ignorant'.
Fixing the mess?
He lied anout cutting pork.
He lied about lobbyists.
He lied about not signing a non-emergency bill for 5 days for public review.
He lied about not believing in big government.
He is fraud who lied to obtain the Presidency. McCain exemplified ten times the sense of honor and integrity of this Chicago political hack.

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Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 12:56 PM
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It's amusing seeing the Obama worshippers desperately flailing more and more as Obama makes worse and worse decisions.

Try to blame Bush --> try to change the subject to Rush ---> omg what do we do now our two strategies failed.

I'm just waiting for the race card to somehow get played on this one lol.

Posted by: Cryos | March 19, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Wow. A president that mingles with the (undiluted) citizens; shares some of their talents and faults; offers reasoned answers when questioned; owns up to mistakes; takes responsibility for the actions of the executive branch.

There is only one conclusion ...

... the Republic is doomed.

Posted by: DonJasper | March 19, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

oh bull..
if President Obama doesn't talk to the common man, he's labelled as not caring.
if President Obama does take avenues to talk to the common man, he's labelled as not holding the institution of the presidency in high regard.

PULEEZE. give me a break.
Fricking Bush couldn't even pronounce INTERNET or Azerbajani.
Clinton had his oval office shennagins.
41 brought war to t.v. and the common man.
Rumsfeld brought us Shock & Awe.

And President Obama goes on Leno.
MY GOD, IT'S WORLD WAR THREE FOLKS !!

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse


randy:
yes. just like that fat freak percocette addicted radio talk show host Rushwho claims to be the spokesperson for RNC

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Conservative commentators here proving yet again that their interest and expertise is strictly limited to slander and insult.

Posted by: nodebris | March 19, 2009 12:35 PM
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They learned from the democrats during Bush's presidency that dissent is "patriotic." Sorry but just because you bow down to Obama doesn't mean others have to accept your double standards.

Liberals non-stop bashed Bush and wanted us to fail in Iraq then have to nerve to call out a media commentator on wanted socialist policies to fail. Pelosi recently made clear she prefers illegal immigrants over american citizens.

Posted by: Cryos | March 19, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

yeah billw..
-those Harvard lawyers are just the PITS, aren't they?
-for sure, taking the popular vote by a landslide without DNC money is JUST THE PITS, isn't it.
-winning the hearts of Americans for -at the very least---some kind of HOPE so we don't have to deal with crooks like Bernie Madoff IS JUST THE PITS.
-being educated, smart, quick and determined to FIX THE MESS
is just the fricking pits, isn't it?

And I am sure, as you sit at YOUR KEYBOARD, you are so highly qualified to throw stones.
You workin' today?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Cryos, phrases like "the marxist empty suit," are an elegantly concise way to display both your ignorance and churlishness. Kudos!

Posted by: nodebris | March 19, 2009 12:41 PM
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Why sugarcoat it. Obama is proving that description to be true. All he can do is campaign and come up with plans to redistribute money. He is a lackey for Pelosi and the far left.

Posted by: Cryos | March 19, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

"So when the going gets tough, the incompetents run for the west coast."

Careful now. That's Ronald Wilson Reagan you're smearing, who was born in . . . wait for it . . . Illinois.

Posted by: mattintx | March 19, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse


drindl spouted:
"Cryos, you always win first prize for the most insane babbling."

Hey !!! Give Cryos a break. He is a great American, a man of great grandeur and splendor, admired by all. A lover of peace, protector of the downtrodden, always for the underdog, true-blue Odie Colonie.. Descended from Royalty. Constant as the north star, and there when you need him, with words that serve to inspire and enlighten...

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Cryos, phrases like "the marxist empty suit," are an elegantly concise way to display both your ignorance and churlishness. Kudos!

Posted by: nodebris | March 19, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

You have got to be kidding me. We are facing financial armageddon and Obama is going on a talk show? What's next, Jerry Springer?

The so-called "leader of the free world" is taking his message to a comedic-talk show ?!?!?

Is that really the best we can do for leadership? Un-flippin-real.

How will he ever get by without his teleprompters? No... wait... it's a taped show. If he says something stupid they can retape it.

A talk show.

And we are somehow supposed to take this guy seriously?

Please, please, please... do something for the good of the country.

Resign.


Posted by: randy_boyd | March 19, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse


persugram ask"
"What's next? Presenter of the Oscar for Best picture in '10?"

I wouldn't be surprised. His supporters would love that.

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Conservative commentators here proving yet again that their interest and expertise is strictly limited to slander and insult.

Posted by: nodebris | March 19, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse


tisch said:
"The American public wants to be able to see that the man that they elected President is still down to earth and human."

That's the problem. The President needs to be able to perform above that of the average "human", but instead he is just a showman with little integrity who feeds on applause.

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Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

"Celebrity Cool" captures the Obama presidential persona so far. Leno, ESPN prognosticator, lucrative book deal just before taking office...not surprising for the chief executive chosen in an age of "journalists" who aspire to elect "their man/woman" and "be" the news more than report it objectively. What's next? Presenter of the Oscar for Best picture in '10?

Posted by: persugram | March 19, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 12:01 PM
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Wow what an informative and clever post LOl.

Opposition media being Rush, Santelli and anyone else who questions the marxist empty suit. When a presidential administration reduces itself to showboating and starting brawls with media commentators you know their policies are a failure and they need a sideshow.

Perhaps you're not aware but we are not in a democracy. It is a representative republic. However judging by your lack of historical knowledge since you can't figure out socialism and communism fail every time I shouldn't be surprised.

People of intelligence realize in an administration like Obama's anyone making over about 30K a year loses and it gets worse the more you make. I know that might seem like a lot to a shelf stocker or gas station attendant but not to people with real jobs. Obama only fools you suckers with his "$250K" number.

Posted by: Cryos | March 19, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

'What, no points for "I'm the decider"?'

bsimon1

Making decisions is one thing. Taking responsibility for those decisions when they go wrong, or even having the capacity to admit they went wrong -- that's a whole 'nother ballgame.

The Decider was just swell at deciding. Owning up to his failures, not so much.

Posted by: WaitingForGodot | March 19, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

You arent going to convince me for one second that, if it was McCain, he wouldn't jump at the chance to be on David Letterman if he was President. He was even more of a tv talk show monger. Give it a break. This is 2009. The American public wants to be able to see that the man that they elected President is still down to earth and human.

Posted by: tisch | March 19, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Cryos, you always win first prize for the most insane babbling.

Uh, what 'opposition media' are you talking about? Perhaps you're not aware of this, but we live in a democracy. I know you are one of those 'limited information voters', but you should try to get out a little more.

Good luck with the 'freedom to succeed' in a dying global economy! I bet you're one of those sharpies with a secret invention that's going to make you rich, right? And those bad democrats are keeping you from marketing it. That's it, isn't it?

I often wonder if people like you are infected with some sort of brain worm, something like mad cow disease, your thinking is so warped and distorted. Tell me, do you eat a lot of fast food? Hamburgers? Somehow, I bet you do.


"The actions the democratic party are taking against opposition media and the spending and redistribution of liberal democrats is MUCH more like North Korea.

Republicans aren't the ones asking people to trade the freedom to succeed for the guarantee of poverty."

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 12:01 PM | Report abuse

So when the going gets tough, the incompetents run for the west coast. What a loser Obama is. Incompetent, cowardly and dishonest. The economy as a result of his nitwit economic team's spending is going to hell in a handasket, and the dunce leaves town to campaign. Thanks to all you weak and greedy minds, we have an articulate dunderhead in the White House, who doesn't have a clue about anything but reading a teleprompter and protecting his image.
Pathetic.

Posted by: LarryG621 | March 19, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse


"The interview is scripted and a fraud just like the Obama administration."

Obama is a showman, slightly above the status of a clown in this regard.
He feeds on an audience and applause, nigs out on campaign promises, and
leaves town when the going gets tough. He has about the same character as most of
his supporters.

.

Posted by: Billw3 | March 19, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

BB - I am a 'Horn and I advise you not to play UT over Duke in your bracket. This team is leaderless on the floor. Unlike a typical Barnes team, they cannot play tough enough team defense to overcome offensive shortcomings. The individual talent is there but they have also lost their faith in each other since the week they beat Villanova and UCLA. The individual talent level may make them a headache for Duke for twenty minutes or so. But Duke will eventually befuddle them, because befuddled is how they have been playing, and Coach K will pick up on that early on.

Augustin made Conner Atchley look like a first round draft pick last year. Now Atchley wanders the floor, lost in space, 7th man. It is pitiful.

Because IL's PG is out, take WKy.

Check on UNC's PG's health all the time after the first round.

Mizzou is good enough to make trouble for anyone - one of a dozen teams that could win.

Same for OU if the BEAST is healthy. If you have not seen a healthy Blake Griffin play, you should. He reminds me of Karl Malone with better spin moves. I am really not sure he has been the same since the concussion. His support is good but only Willie Warren is capable of carrying them for a stretch absent Blake G. Warren, when he is playing like the freshman of the year, makes OU outstanding.

But this year there are at least a dozen real possibilities.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | March 19, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

This is how you do it! Talk to the peoples

Posted by: Jjesse285 | March 19, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Hey hit4cycle,
Leno show is in Californicatia, not NY, NY.

Posted by: tniederberger | March 19, 2009 11:46 AM | Report abuse

very true drindl......
I give kudos to Hagel.
It's called LOGIC. Criminey sakes.
Have we lost logic America?
Sure, the argument I heard this morning was that "what if we stopped honoring contractual agreements in America". What message would that send".
If they are crooked ones, you repeal.
Negate them.
Everything that came out of the Bush administration should be questioned. Specially all those lousy "last minute deals" the Bush's are famous for.

Liddy says the bad apples are gone.
Prove it.

Reminds of Why America Slept. In regards to 9-11. Read that book.
Woolsley (clinton's fbi chief) was taken for such a ride. After Oklahoma City-the research that the FBI and CIA did on Al Qaeda (because the first thoughts were Al Qaeda) were put in a box for 7 years.
One of his great quotes is
"why do we gather all this information to pass on to commanders in chief when they know they will not use it".

Let's open our eyes America.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 11:45 AM | Report abuse

A totalitarian construct that reminds me of North Korea, where I think most righrtwingers would be right at me. "Just tell me what to do, Dear Leader," -- whether Dear Leader is Rush, or Hannity, Beck or Drudge.

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 11:05 AM
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I think you have your parties mixed up.

The actions the democratic party are taking against opposition media and the spending and redistribution of liberal democrats is MUCH more like North Korea.

Republicans aren't the ones asking people to trade the freedom to succeed for the guarantee of poverty.

It's amazing how fast Obama went from "change you can believe in" to "change only a mother could love."

Posted by: Cryos | March 19, 2009 11:44 AM | Report abuse

WaitingForGodot writes
"In eight years of the misbegotten Bush/Cheney regime, through one hideous failure after another, after another, after another, those words, in that sequence, were never uttered ONCE."


What, no points for "I'm the decider"?


.

Posted by: bsimon1 | March 19, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

sound piece of political strategy--

it is....

think of FDR when he initiated FireSide Chats.
OMG, the President can't do that.
He has to be the fool on the hill, the princess in the proverbial tower that can only let the hair down with a magic world.

Thank you President Obama for being human.
You know there won't be anything controversial in this. If there was, he wouldn't go on the show.
I imagine the Rahm-a-tolla is all over this.

Love Rahm Emanuel.
Hey Rahm, can I get you back??? (said in baby voice sitting at computer)

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

*****DON’T WORRY! PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS HELP ON THE WAY!!******

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/slideshow/photo//090318/ids_photos_ts/r2538205770.jpg/

Posted by: wheeljc | March 19, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

here, wingers, your masters are all for the AIG bonuses, so you better be too!

"Rush Limbaugh recently said: “I am all for the AIG bonuses” and attacked the Obama administration for trying to undo them. He also blasted Dem efforts to get the names of the AIG bonus recipients as “McCarthyism.”

Fox News followed suit, also comparing Dems to “Joe McCarthy.” And Sean Hannity has now derided efforts to tax the execs by saying: “In other words, we’re going to just steal their money.”

Here's what Chuck Hagel has to say -- you're irrevlevant!!!

"Former GOP Senator Chuck Hagel is now vocally blasting his party -- or more specifically, the state of the party as it stands now under the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Michael Steele.

Hagel spoke to David Corn yesterday, describing Rush Limbaugh as "the center of gravity" for the current GOP. "We need a new center of gravity," Hagel made clear.

Hagel was also sharply critical of Michael Steele's public discussion about potential primary challenges to Arlen Specter, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe for backing the stimulus bill. "People expect serious people to deal with serious issues and to govern seriously," said Hagel. "And when you don't do that, you become irrelevant."

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 11:23 AM | Report abuse

The prescience of Hunter Thompson, who saw it coming in 2003:

"The utter collapse of this profoundly criminal Bush conspiracy will come none too soon for people like me... The massive plundering of the U.S. Treasury and all its resources has been on a scale that is criminally insane, and has literally destroyed the lives of millions of American people and American families. Exactly. You and me, sport -- we are the ones who are going to suffer, and suffer massively. This is going to be just like the Book of Revelation said it was going to be -- the end of the world as we knew it."

Hunter S. Thompson
"The Nation's Capital"
29 July 2003

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 11:16 AM | Report abuse

So people are going to stay up to watch Obama talk out of both sides of his face and, as usual, say absolutely nothing. We're in deep trouble people.

Posted by: patilee | March 19, 2009 11:13 AM | Report abuse

"North Korea, where most rightwingers would feel right at home,"
is what I meant.

Nice kneecapping of Senator Dodd,, Cillizza. You know very well by now how that amendment came to be. You should be deeply ashamed of your irresponsible partisan antics. The Washington press corps is so in the tank for Republicans it's laughable.

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 11:09 AM | Report abuse

you know that this appearance lies right in the lap of Leno.
he can make it or break it.


BTW--i would like to put out my condolescences to Liam Neeson and the entire Redgrave crew across the pond, and such, for Miss Natasha. She was so beautiful and I liked her so much.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | March 19, 2009 11:05 AM | Report abuse

I agree with others on the army of anti-Obama posters here. Just when you get a swarm [yes, just like wasps] like this, it means a link to Drudge, or some other brain-dead dittohead site, whose members act as one insect, mindless repeating the same insults in the very same words. A totalitarian construct that reminds me of North Korea, where I think most righrtwingers would be right at me. "Just tell me what to do, Dear Leader," -- whether Dear Leader is Rush, or Hannity, Beck or Drudge.

Posted by: drindl | March 19, 2009 11:05 AM | Report abuse

BHO going on Leno is nothing more than an attempt to stifle future jokes regarding “The One” that could be taken as criticism and show him in a true light. He has a very thin skin. Also as part of the show BHO is attempting to charm and divert us with his personality while thrusting the knife in our backs.

Posted by: leapin | March 19, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

The GOP's problem in attacking Obama is that even short-attention span Americans can remember what a complete disaster the GOP was when it controlled the WH and Congress.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | March 19, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Michigan State??? I've got them going down to Boston College in the 2nd round. Here's my final four:

Kansas squeaks past Lousville to set up a return trip to the Final Four (or blows its first round match against N. Dakota)
Memphis wins a thriller against Mizzou and a surprisingly easy match against UConn.
Pitt beats Texas (who took out Duke) to punch its ticket.
Gonzaga takes out the Tarheels and runs all the way to the F4.

Memphis wins the rematch with KU to go to the championship game. Pitt takes out the surprizing Zags to set up a Pitt-Memphis finale.

Memphis wins it all in OT.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | March 19, 2009 10:42 AM | Report abuse

FROM NBC.COM/TONIGHT SHOW VIEWER BULLETIN BOARD:

TO: Jay Leno/"Tonight Show" writers (webmaster types: Please forward to the scribes)


JAY: IF JON STEWART CAN DO IT, SO CAN YOU.

ASK OBAMA ABOUT SEYMOUR HERSH'S BOMBSHELL REVELATION THAT THE WHITE HOUSE WAS RUNNING AN 'EXECUTIVE ASSASSINATION RING' UNDER BUSH-CHENEY...

AND ABOUT HERSH'S CONTENTION THAT 'BLACK OPS' AGAINST AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE ONGOING.

The mainstream news media is AWOL on what could be the story of the century.

So Jay, top Jon Stewart on the "boom goes the dynamite" scale.

You will make news -- and serve the cause of justice.


See:

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-terrorizes-america


http://MinnPost.com RE: Seymour Hersh
OR (if links are corrupted / disabled):

http://www.NowPublic.com/scrivener



post Mar 16 2009, 05:34 PM
Post #2


You're probably a 9/11 Truther too. Go smoke something else.

Nah, Jay will have fun like always. He can't go after Obama because he's got no balls. That, and since NBC/GE's CEO is on Obama's economic team, NBC is in Obama's back pocket. It's also why SNL doesn't have the balls to mock Obama the way they've mocked every other president since 1974.


Contractor_Gal


post Mar 16 2009, 08:33 PM
Post #3


Hot seat time - for Big Biz. Ask the President to name names of bonus recipients at AIG.

Newbie

post Mar 17 2009, 12:20 AM
Post #4

Well, now you have thrown down the gauntlet, and Jay MUST ask Obama about the Sy Hersh assassination ring thing, because if he doesn't, it confirms the veracity of your theory and makes NBC (and by extension, its news division) look like a chickens*it operation.

Keith Olbermann (on MSNBC) really gave it to John King of CNN for not asking about the Sy Hersh revelations. So the groundwork is set...

The only thing that will stop the question from being asked is if Jay gets a visit from the "men in black" who start talking IRS and stuff like that... but that would be so blatant; I don't think they'd be that stupid.

Naw, Obama knows the question is coming (although Chuck Todd is asking some lame questions lately and doesn't seem to have the guts to advance the story). So Jay, from a ratings and PR standpoint, would be very wise to follow the advice proffered here.

Obama will have a clever riposte... something like: "A Dick Cheney hit squad; isn't that Darth Vader in a duck blind?" (BA-UM-PA-PUM).

Hey Jay: Give that line to Obama. No charge. Just follow up and make him give you a serious response, because this is deadly serious business. And as I said, if Jon Stewart can turn all Edward R. Murrow, why can't you try to top him? I bet Conan couldn't pull something like that off, but you could.

scrivener


Posted by: scrivener50 | March 19, 2009 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Any of you greenies out there know the carbon footprint of flying Air Force 1 to NY for Obamas Leno appearance? If he wants to sell us on his cap and tax plan he'd better start walking the walk.

Posted by: hit4cycle | March 19, 2009 9:57 AM | Report

I am not a greenie but you are showing your true colors (red?). We all know that some of Obama's greatest strengths are his intellect and his ability to communicate (with or without a teleprompter). You would just love for him to stay sequestered in the White House and unable to talk to the real people who elected him. Many of these people watch Leno apparently. In terms of carbon footprint check how many trips your hero George W took on Air Force 1. You guys will do anything to distract people from important changes that need to be made. Obama will take his message to the people-count on it.

Posted by: cdierd1944 | March 19, 2009 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Most of us who read The Fix on a regular basis know who the regular posters are and who the semi-regular posters are.

When there's a sudden explosion of folks with handles we've never seen before, all making the same argument in roughly the same language (the "Obama circus"), then it becomes pretty obvious that they've been directed over here to post (most before 8:00 AM!).

Is this the "off the hook" campaign that Michael Steele was talking about?

Posted by: Bondosan | March 19, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Ah the media food chain circa 2009. Same as 2008. Late night TV and other fluff sets the agenda. Occasionally a nice cable food fight will break through the clutter. Even the blogs are getting elbowed out of the loop. Come on President Obama. Be daring. Show up on Dr. Phil!

Posted by: tobetv | March 19, 2009 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Jeez. I can't believe the wasted space on "analysis" of Obama's appearance on Leno.

Woo-hoo. I'll be watching Andy Griffith re-runs. Although it would be interesting to see how Obama does with a teleprompter thinking for him.

Posted by: Darlene_Jr | March 19, 2009 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Any of you greenies out there know the carbon footprint of flying Air Force 1 to NY for Obamas Leno appearance? If he wants to sell us on his cap and tax plan he'd better start walking the walk.

Posted by: hit4cycle | March 19, 2009 9:57 AM | Report abuse

In reference to the AIG bonuses, the President said seven simple words:

"I am the President -- I am responsible."

In eight years of the misbegotten Bush/Cheney regime, through one hideous failure after another, after another, after another, those words, in that sequence, were never uttered ONCE.

The wingnuts and tin-foil hat types can keep fulminating all they want (and they will -- it's all they know how to do.) Lord knows, these stumblebums will NEVER take responsibility for their own failures, or even acknowledge that the failures occurred. We can expect nothing less, and nothing more, from such pathetic screw-ups.

The rest of us can take some measure of comfort in the fact that adult supervision has at last returned to the White House.

Posted by: WaitingForGodot | March 19, 2009 9:56 AM | Report abuse

This President has a great deal of good will behind him. One of the problems his critics and the GOP opposition--and to a certain degree, the mainstream media--have is their tendency to get all wrapped up in their own narratives and talking points.

Look. Obama really is marter than the average President. He seems to be far ahead of the rest of the pack in understanding that political smackdowns on MEET THE PRESS and other Sunday talk shows do not reach the vast number of people out there who are not caught up in all of this.

Let me give you some perspective. If you pack all of these political talk shows together--including both radio and TV--they account for less than 1% of the total voting electorate. Rush Limbaugh boasts, for example, an audience of 20 million. But that is a cumulative weekly taotal, which means that his daily audience can be no more than 4 million. According to the latest figures put out on the 2008 election, 132 million voters went to the polls last November. Do the math: 4 million out of 132 million listening to this bloated clown every day, is not what I would call meaningful. Ditto most of these other talk shows which in all probability attract the same 4 million a day that listen to Limbaugh.

You don't have to be a Quantum Mechanic to see why Obama doesn't see an appearance on Jay Leno as anything but a plus for him since Leno's audience dwarfs most of these talking head...uh, dwarves.

Posted by: jaxas | March 19, 2009 9:30 AM | Report abuse

GOP media consultant on Obama's Leno appearance: "an over-reach that cheapens both the presidency and his image."

right. and president bush's appearance on deal or no deal was much more dignified.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAfgTC37yZA


Posted by: plathman | March 19, 2009 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Chris, thanx for the ProPublica link for AIG. The narrative there contradicts Liddy's testimony that the CDSs have been dealt with, as I read this link, and as I heard him.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | March 19, 2009 9:01 AM | Report abuse

There they are, the too-good-for-Leno crowd, right on schedule. Leno on a bad night is sharper than all of you put together.

Posted by: mattintx | March 19, 2009 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Just one big long party and one very long campaign. Obama needs to stop wasting jet fuel and start working for the people. This Leno trip is for his benefit, not the American people. I'd like to see what this is costing us!

Posted by: CayC | March 19, 2009 8:44 AM | Report abuse

Obama is an accomplished celebrity. May he quickly learn to be an executive.

Posted by: dirty_ed | March 19, 2009 8:29 AM | Report abuse

What a great CHANGE! Bush could hardly speak a coherent sentence and would not go to any event where the audience was not screened in advance to ensure that he didn't have to answer hard questions. It is interesting to hear from people who talk about populism as if it were a dirty word. Obama was elected to serve the people so meeting with them in a variety of ways is such a valuable benefit for the country. Who knows, if Bush had spent more time away from Cheney and his limited inside group he might have made better decisions.

Posted by: cdierd1944 | March 19, 2009 8:26 AM | Report abuse

According to Obama we are in a financial crisis of monumental proportions and yet he is hosting weekly cocktail parties at the White House, $l00 a plate steak dinners, and now he is appearing on a late-night comedy show. How frivilous is all this when supposedly the house is burning? Guess he's a great fiddle player, or else related to Marie Antoinette.

Posted by: Linda7 | March 19, 2009 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Wow, the Bush/Cheney voters are out in force this morning. Obama a fraud, America is in big trouble, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

I am just glad Blackwater and Haliburton are no longer reaping billions in gifts from the Republicans.

You just keep giving your money to Michael Steele and we'll see you at the next election.

Posted by: shrink2 | March 19, 2009 8:16 AM | Report abuse

Oh good...I will miss sleep for that! Right!! The Circus is in DC so why is O going on Leno? He should stay in DC with the rest of the clowns.

Posted by: Informed-1 | March 19, 2009 7:52 AM | Report abuse

this is a joke, right?


Obama is really cheapening the office of the President with his basketball picks and his staged rally ( yesterday) and now his media gigs

Obama is not capable of leading the country.

our government is in meltdown.

Posted by: JohnAdams1 | March 19, 2009 7:48 AM | Report abuse

Jay Leno is the perfect celebrity to toss out the first softball.

Posted by: newbeeboy | March 19, 2009 7:34 AM | Report abuse

The interview is scripted and a fraud just like the Obama administration. What's next for Obama-a stand up stint at the Comedy Club. If this wasn't so pathetic it would be funny,but it isn't.

Posted by: saelij | March 19, 2009 7:33 AM | Report abuse

So we have Geoff and Roy telling us how likable obama is this has nothing to do with the facts he is a socialist that is raping the America public by STEALING their tax dollars and throwing money at a problem he has absolutely NO ideal how to fix. Not to mention these fine folks telling us Bush couldn't pull off a visit w/ Leno. Oh obama want need a teleprompter because he want be facing a hostile questioner give me a break the PHONY Pres. having to answer any question w/o a teleprompter how long is obama going to be spoon fed!! What a bunch of B.S. the obama circus is the biggest JOKE coast to coast.

Posted by: WRH51 | March 19, 2009 7:26 AM | Report abuse

So, Obama is going to pull off his Paris Hilton tonight with Leno, eh?

I hope Leno has the chutzpah to ask Obama if he read the Recovery Act legislation he signed and, if Obama did, if he was aware of the Dodd loophole amendment. Also, Leno should press Obama about whether he (Obama) was aware of the actions of the unnamed Treasury official who put pressure on Dodd to insert the Feb. 11 loophole provision into the Recovery Act/stimulus bill.

If Obama didn't read the Recovery Act before signing it, we'll all have the answer, thanks to Leno. Perhaps that will explain Obama's channeled anger? Should Obama be angry at himself at all? Was Obama aware of what he was signing? Was Obama in the loop or out of it?

Posted by: laloomis | March 19, 2009 7:20 AM | Report abuse

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