Pres Obama may have set a record

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  1. satellite66

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    Obama's Speeches-- Obama Mentions Self Nearly 1,200 Times!

    Obama loves to hear himself talk – about himself. In just 41 speeches so this year, not including this week's big speech at the United Nations, Obama has talked about himself nearly 1,200 times – 1,198 to be exact. (That breaks down to 1,121 “I”s and just 77 "me"s.)

    Nar-cis-sism – noun
    1. inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity
    --Dictionary.com

    In mythology, Narcissus was the guy who fell in love with his own reflection.

    In 2009, he’s the president of the United States.

    Instead of adoring his own image, Obama loves to hear himself talk – about himself. In just 41 speeches so far this year, not including this week's big speech at the United Nations, Obama has talked about himself nearly 1,200 times – 1,198 to be exact. (That breaks down to 1,121 “I”s and just 77 “me”s.) And that just includes 34 weekly addresses and his seven major speeches. Count the hundreds of other public speeches and he’d be off the charts.

    And if you needed any more confirmation, there was this past Sunday’s Obama-palooza on the network talking head shows. Obama pulled a presidential first, going back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back on five different networks. He hit “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on ABC, “Meet the Press” on NBC, “Face the Nation” on CBS, as well as interviews on both CNN and Univision.

    “We’re essentially roadblocking the time by appearing on each station,” David Axelrod, senior adviser to the president, told The New York Times. -- Pretty easy to monopolize a message when you block all five networks. And yes, the media didn’t just let him, they reveled in it. CNN’s Howard Kurtz and others even did stories about Obama’s overexposure, only mildly hinting at the irony that they were making the problem worse at the same time.

    The interviews went off as expected. Obama kept his “I” on the nation’s problems. He mustered 387 personal mentions in just 82 minutes of air time. Forget the economy, health care, racism or whatever. Every 13 seconds, Obama was talking about … Obama. Next stop, David Letterman on Sept. 21. You already know the topic.

    That’s to be expected for a TV hound like Barack Obama. Martha Joynt Kumar, a political science professor at Towson University in Maryland, said Obama has had nearly three times the number of interviews either Bush or Bill Clinton had at this time in his presidency. The New York Times Caucus blog reported: “As of his seven-month in office mark in August, he had done 114 interviews, compared to 37 by former President George W. Bush and 41 by former president Bill Clinton.”

    At this rate, he’ll top all presidents combined by the time he and his ego leave office.

    It’s so bad, it’s either humorous or pathetic. Let’s try humorous first. Obama loves himself so much that …

    · When he goes to the optometrist, he uses an “I” chart. Bada bing.
    · When he got his new iPhone, he thought it was named after him. (If GE made it, the phone might have been named after Obama, after all.)

    Not bad enough? Then let’s try the pathetic. To do that, we need a point of comparison and few things are more pathetic than Congress.

    But Obama can forget the members of Congress. At least he tries to. It doesn’t matter if they’re Republicans, Democrats, Blue Dogs or progressives. Obama outnumbers them – in his own mind. In just 41 speeches, he has mentioned himself more than twice the number of every member of Congress combined.

    Remember, there are 435 members of the House. Another 100 in the Senate. And you can throw in five delegates, if you want. That’s 540. In just 41 speeches, Obama talked about himself double all of that. He has enough leftovers to add another state with 59 representatives – or more than any state including California.

    That’s also more than a bit ego-maniacal. But call Obama on anything and you are a “racist,” a “hater” or both. Any way you slice it, your opinions are somehow a threat to the body politic – the big “I” in the WhIte House.

    The media have gone out of their way to paint this picture. It was especially obvious last weekend when anti-Obama protesters held more than 200 9.12 events around the nation. Tens of thousands of ordinary Americans gathered together to protest the excessive growth in government. How were they treated by America’s sycophantic media?

    They're called racists of course. The New York Times’ wacky Maureen Dowd put it all in black and white. She skewered South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson for saying the truth, that Obama lied. Dowd called him a “milquetoast Republican backbencher,” but then proceeded to blast him, other Republicans and pretty much anyone who didn’t vote Obama in the entire state of South Carolina. Dowd went on to remind readers that South Carolina was the “state that fired the first shot of the Civil War.”

    That happened in 1861, nearly 150 years ago. That’s what passes for current events in The New York Times.

    This past weekend the networks followed that racism theme, repeatedly asking Obama if his opponents were racist. Even Obama didn’t play ball. But racism was still the big issue for the media. They were unwilling to call Obama for his own self interest.

    The best we can hope is that one day journalists will wise up and see Obama eye to I.

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2009/09/23/dan-gainor-obama-speeches-ego/
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    Rap stars like to talk about themselves too, yo... :rolleyes:

    The 'I' thing gets on my nerves royally. There's nothing that will tear down a team faster than incessantly telling how 'you' accomplished the work. To build a team and make it successful, you ALWAYS tell what the 'team' did. Use words like 'we', 'us', 'our' efforts, etc... This guy really is spiraling towards failure on every front and in fact he seems to embrace failure by the strategies he's used thus far. It does make you wonder if failure of America is the goal of this Administration?... :eek:
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    I do not think Obama will take America down, intentional or by misfeasance.
    He is not America, the citizens are.
    Even rats leave the sinking ship, his personal rats will be no different.
    Time will tell how much damage he will do though.
    Only as much as he is allowed by
    Americans.
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    Narcissist
    Pathological Liar
    Master Manipulator

    Sounds like my ex-wife
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    He really is full of himself. He's also full of something else that's brown or green or yellow and very stinky. Speaking of which, please excuse me, I need to go take an Obama.
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    I think he is taking a toby keith song too far anyone remember the lyrics

    I wanna talk about me
    Wanna talk about I
    Wanna talk about number one
    Oh my, me, mine
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    Yes, and fixed... ;)

    Toby was joking. Obama lacks a sense of humor. :eek:

    We have to assume that he possesses the narcissism of the standard 'all about me' gold-chain-wearin', hoe-shufflin' rapper. He's a disgrace to us and to the global community by reflecting on his narcissistic tendencies so often... :eek:

    It's a shame that our first 'black' president will prevent another black president from being elected for AT LEAST 50 years. This is shameful. :eek: :rolleyes:

    It is truly sad that Obama is going to keep racism alive by perpetuating all of the 'supposed' stereotypes that we have come to accept and that pop-culture has embraced. Here's a toast for a horribly ruined opportunity... So sad... :rolleyes:
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    It would appear that the French leader, Nicholas Sarkozy also gets a kick out of this... :rolleyes:

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    If he calls Kanye West a jackass another time it might help his case. Has he apologized for that yet?
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    Kanye has apologized... Obama has not. Thank goodness for that! :)

    Kanye is an idiot, and has demonstrated a lack of tact on numerous occasions. Any more, I'm not surprised by his actions. :rolleyes:
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    Lets hope he don't apologize it is the first thing I can agree with him on and I want to have something so I'm not a complete "racist" :eek::eek::
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    Ummmm.. well I don't mean to say ummm... I, ummmm...., Well you know I'm not aware of that ummm.... matter...

    And if I was..... I would ummm.... deny it... cuz I don't remember ummm... knowing anything about it..... and I certainly think that I.... ummm... would remember knowing if I ummmm.... remembered that.....

    Right!:(
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    Boy, he sure makes me proud.:rolleyes:

    Notice Michelle,;) looking straight down. Seems like those Dem pres (Not Carter) are aimed that way.:cool:
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    This is so true.

    Our main issue isn't Obama, it is the bankers like Rockefeller. The elite are the ones that used their own media outlets to get Obama elected. Without them wanting Obama he could have never been elected. First off he truely never exposed his birth certificate. There was a team of investigators looking for proof when he was running for the senate. He had all his information sealed back then so the investigators asked the courts for access. The courts waited until Obama was elected then stated that the point was moot. He has spent nearly a million dollars to cover up the fact he has no birth certificate that shows he is eligible to be the president of the united States of America.
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    Actually, that's not Michelle. That's a young ambassador to the UN (or some such mess) who visited the G8 summit with Obama. The girl he's staring at is a young ambassador from Brazil. I'm not sure if both girls are students but for some reason I thought that they were.
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    His (the Socialist of America) intentions are to take America down, and we the people do not have a voice in this country any more. Glen Beck compares the Democratic party to Socialists, and the Repubican party to the old Democratic party. He is wrong, both parties are Socialist! You don't think so? Think about why the Republican party has 5 Health Care Plans on the hill at this time! It's because they are also Socialists! Our elected officials are not listening to us, we don't know what's best for our own selves. They however do know what is best for us, and they will all ruin this country! Wake up America!!!
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    I think the dems are marxists. The GOP party is not totally socialist but it is far from conservative. They need to get back to conservative roots which Reagan proved could win. We all need to fix the GOP by supporting conservatives in the party and not the party.
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    Fundamentally Transform America ------ live by the Constitution!!!

    Actually, congress wins either way. If a health care bill is passed, they gain immense control. If it doesn't, it will be due to huge lobbying and $$$$ spent on congress by special interests.
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    Obama is trying to get an Emmy award for the "Best Actor on TV".
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