• President Teleprompter strikes again — Obama uses teleprompter for ‘chat’ with a dozen members of his middle class task force

    by  • January 27, 2010 • All Whoppers, Featured Articles, General, Newly Added Stories, White House • 9 Comments

    The prompter that keeps on giving.   If you thought that bringing the teleprompter to an elementary school was bad, President Obama was not capable having a six minute chat with HIS middle class task force without relying on his teleprompter.

    Vice President Biden (who heads up the task force) and Tim Geitner met with about a dozen members of the White House middle class task force that President Obama setup about a year ago.  They were to review the work the task force has been doing.

    President Obama stopped in at the end of the meeting to chat with the dozen members of the task force and just for fun, brought his teleprompter.

    obama prompter middle class task force

    You can visit Flopping Aces to also see a video of his ‘address’ to his tiny task force.

    Ed Morrissey of Hot Air explains that unlike the other ‘teleprompter moments’ this one is far worse, because it was not a press conference, but instead a committee meeting:

    This isn’t a press conference, a speech, or even a White House briefing. It’s a committee meeting. As Rich said, people used to poke fun at Reagan’s notecards. Either he needs this much help to get through opening remarks in a normal business meeting, or he’s become a little to attached to the TOTUS … and neither option makes him look very professional.

    What is even more amazing than the fact that the President of the United States needs to use a teleprompter to speak to his own task force or to update the press on his visit to a sixth grade classroom, is the fact that the White House believes publishing pictures and video of the President having to rely on a teleprompter to address his own task force is a ‘positive’ image.

    9 Responses to President Teleprompter strikes again — Obama uses teleprompter for ‘chat’ with a dozen members of his middle class task force

    1. J ODonnell
      January 27, 2010 at 10:53 am

      Hmm. Apparently President Obama knows nothing about the middle class — which is why he has to rely on TOTUS to speak to the subject. Either that or his handlers were worried that he’d say something stupid if left to speak extemporaneously.

    2. Whopper Hound
      January 27, 2010 at 2:31 pm

      If you watch the video, it is very interesting. Other than asking the ‘crowd’ to please sit down, he immediately goes into teleprompter speak and didn’t do it well, pausing with umms and ahhhs. It’s as if his staff prepared comments for him to present to the task force, and Obama had no part of it and was seeing the comments for the first time.

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    4. January 28, 2010 at 10:52 am

      I see absolutely nothing wrong with President Obama using a teleprompter at a staff meeting. It’s no different than using “notes on cue cards”, overhead projector, or a typed outline during a meeting. The president has a zillion and one issues he has to deal with. What can be more helpful than using automation to your benefit. Using the prompter doesn’t mean you don’t know your topic, it means it’s an aide to keep you on point. It cuts to the chase, keeps you on point, and saves time and paper. I see it as a “BRILLIANT IDEA”.

    5. January 28, 2010 at 10:54 am

      I see absolutely nothing wrong with President Obama using a teleprompter at a staff meeting. It’s no different than using “notes on cue cards”, overhead projector, or a typed outline during a meeting. The president has a zillion and one issues he has to deal with. What can be more helpful than using automation to your benefit. Using the prompter doesn’t mean you don’t know your topic, it means it’s an aide to keep you on point. It cuts to the chase, keeps you on point, and saves time and paper. I see it as a “BRILLIANT IDEA”.

    6. Whopper Hound
      January 28, 2010 at 12:32 pm

      There is a BIG difference between using note cards or notes in general and having a fully prepared 6 minute ‘speech’ when talking to his dozen member task force.

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    9. Old photo
      November 1, 2010 at 10:57 am

      This is old. Half the people in the photo have resigned. They prob got tired of that s#%t

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