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CBS: Obama A ‘Rock Star’ for Actually Showing Up to Work
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2008/05/09/cbs-obama-rock-star-actually-showing-work ^

Posted on 05/09/2008 1:54:25 PM PDT by chessplayer

On Friday’s CBS "Early Show," co-host Harry Smith proclaimed: "Barack Obama took some time off from campaigning to go back to Washington, where he got the royal treatment yesterday." Correspondent Chip Reid followed with a report: "Officially this place, Capitol Hill, is Barack Obama's place of employment, but he doesn't come here very often. When he did make a rare visit yesterday he was treated like a rock star."

Reid went on to describe Obama’s "rock star" tour of Congress: "Swarmed by tourists and reporters, Barack Obama slowly wound his way through the U.S. Capitol, visiting the House floor where observers say even some members of Congress appeared star struck."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008; cbsnews; obama; partisanmedia
Good grief. When are they going to start getting on their knees in front of him and start praying to him?
1 posted on 05/09/2008 1:54:25 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
Officially this place, Capitol Hill, is Barack Obama's place of employment, but he doesn't come here very often

Of course we, the mere taxpayers, get to still pay him (and Hillary too) for "working" for us.

2 posted on 05/09/2008 1:56:33 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: chessplayer

they are already on their knees, but it ain’t praying that they’re doing


3 posted on 05/09/2008 1:56:44 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: chessplayer
When are they going to start getting on their knees in front of him and start praying to him?

Oh they've been doing that for quite some time.


4 posted on 05/09/2008 1:56:56 PM PDT by OB1kNOb ("We like Mr. Obama and we hope he will win the election." - Ahmed Yousef, Hamas PM advisor)
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To: chessplayer

I heard that on the 20th of this month he will expect them to!


5 posted on 05/09/2008 1:57:36 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: chessplayer

Rock Star is oh so 2007. Today the thing is to be glamourized as a PORN STAR!


6 posted on 05/09/2008 1:57:42 PM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: chessplayer

When Camelot II comes tumbling down (in Nov.) before it even gets started the Left will be in suicide mode.


7 posted on 05/09/2008 1:58:08 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: chessplayer
Good grief. When are they going to start getting on their knees in front of him and start praying to him?

That's assuming they're not doing it already. It was a disgusting spectle on C-SPAN when he shows up on the House floor, DURING A VOTE, to be greeted like a movie star.

8 posted on 05/09/2008 1:58:58 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: chessplayer
Good grief. When are they going to start getting on their knees in front of him and start praying to him?

Worst. Messiah. Ever.

9 posted on 05/09/2008 1:59:20 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: chessplayer

They are all giving him a bunch of Lewinskies.


10 posted on 05/09/2008 2:00:14 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in - Michael Corleone)
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To: chessplayer

If he a rock star or a new god. I get confused sometimes.

When will Jann Wener elect him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?


11 posted on 05/09/2008 2:00:56 PM PDT by weegee ("I didn't kill innocent people." - Bill Ayers, Weatherman. Terrorist. Obama's comrade.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

They will riot as they almost did in 2000 and 2004.


12 posted on 05/09/2008 2:01:29 PM PDT by weegee ("I didn't kill innocent people." - Bill Ayers, Weatherman. Terrorist. Obama's comrade.)
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To: chessplayer

What a rip off it is to be from a state where one of your senators is campaigning for the presidency. They’re getting paid for a job they aren’t doing. How is that fair for anyone?


13 posted on 05/09/2008 2:01:35 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: chessplayer
Bubba will be jealous...I thought that was his gig.
14 posted on 05/09/2008 2:01:45 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: chessplayer
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15 posted on 05/09/2008 2:04:06 PM PDT by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: chessplayer

Oh puh-leese!

These people are demented. They kneel before the untried Communist.

How totally embarrassing. Barack, Hillary, and Mccain should be at work first. We pay their wages. Wonder how we all would be treated at work if we never showed up but once in a blue moon.

Good grief.


16 posted on 05/09/2008 2:05:28 PM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Yes, that speaks volumes, that the report says he doesn’t go to Capitol Hill very often. Officially he’s a senator and the work of Congress is ongoing, but he’s off running for president and doesn’t have time to take care of that business.

The same goes for Hillary and was true for Biden and Dodd while they were in the campaign too. When people holding an elective office are running for another office, they aren’t doing the job they were elected for in the first place.


17 posted on 05/09/2008 2:05:38 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: OB1kNOb

I´ll start praying for a President called John McCain rather sooner than later.


18 posted on 05/09/2008 2:05:52 PM PDT by Michael81Dus
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To: chessplayer
Capitol Hill, is Barack Obama's place of employment, but he doesn't come here very often.

This is apparently his pattern. He didn't show up much in the state legislature either and when he did, half the time he hit the wrong voting button. I'm convinced the guy is just a congenitally lazy con artist who's gotten through life by looking good, talking smooth and brown-nosing the relevant authority figures to forge a path for him - Jeremiah Wright, et al.

19 posted on 05/09/2008 2:06:40 PM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: chessplayer

So let’s hear him play some rock. I’m betting it wouldn’t be any better than his bowling.


20 posted on 05/09/2008 2:09:49 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Christos anesti!)
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To: chessplayer
Good grief. When are they going to start getting on their knees in front of him and start praying to him?

I know. And he responds to their fervor by giving them what they want, ie "the people want a president who will solve their problems". It's really kind of spooky.
21 posted on 05/09/2008 2:15:22 PM PDT by mrsmel (I have principles too, McCain! And I'm a maverick against your candidacy!)
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To: Michael81Dus
I´ll start praying for a President called John McCain rather sooner than later.

Better yet, join me in praying and asking for GOD's mercy and protection on this nation, regardless of which of these three remaining yahoos become President.

22 posted on 05/09/2008 2:17:29 PM PDT by OB1kNOb ("We like Mr. Obama and we hope he will win the election." - Ahmed Yousef, Hamas PM advisor)
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To: Argus

Obama...”brown-nosing”...?

I assume that’s not a pun???


23 posted on 05/09/2008 2:18:45 PM PDT by astounded (The Democrat Party is a Clear and Present Danger to the USA)
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To: chessplayer
Good grief. When are they going to start getting on their knees in front of him and start praying to him?

Can't be too long, that's for sure. If Obama told them they need 666 on their forehead or right hand, I'll bet they'd do it in a heartbeat. This is just beyond bizarre.
24 posted on 05/09/2008 2:21:07 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: chessplayer
Is Senator Obama a Rorschach Test?

"..Sen. Obama is a Rorschach test. I see hope! I see brains! I see a whole new kind of politician! I see an amazing life story! I see an orator! I see a natural! I see a hero!.."

This is the best explanation of the Obama effect. Obama is charming and does not have a record, people project what they want.

Also Democrats are hot to get back in the White House and anyone who looks to deliver this will be looked at as a savior, especially NOT a Clinton who has a LOT of enemies.

25 posted on 05/09/2008 2:21:52 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I see a Pure Socialist...Will I go to hell for not being a true believer? Me thinks not!!

Rock Star is inappropriate for a President....Hardly what America's founding fathers anticipated.

26 posted on 05/09/2008 2:25:36 PM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: chessplayer
Sermons? What sermons? I didn't hear no sermons. Huh? Speak up.



27 posted on 05/09/2008 2:35:36 PM PDT by vietvet67
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To: chessplayer

I hate to say it, BUT we are so royally screwed! Can you say piss president Barack HUSSEIN OsAma!! GOD HELP US!


28 posted on 05/09/2008 3:08:44 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: newheart

“Obama - Building a Religion”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xtNr5-up0U


29 posted on 05/09/2008 3:15:35 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
I think it was Lars Larson that said from the day that Obama was sworn in as a Senator to the day he announced his exploratory committee for President, the Senate was in session for 142 days. Which is to say Obama has 142 DAYS of experience at the Federal level.

Most of his time in the Illinois state senate, he voted “present”.... what experience is that?

30 posted on 05/09/2008 3:25:20 PM PDT by garyb
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To: chessplayer
“Obama - Building a Religion”

That was great. Thanks.
31 posted on 05/09/2008 3:32:34 PM PDT by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: chessplayer
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32 posted on 05/09/2008 3:49:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: newheart

You`re welcome.


33 posted on 05/09/2008 4:34:21 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Retired Greyhound

“they are already on their knees, but it ain’t praying that they’re doing”

Hillary wants some of that too.


34 posted on 05/09/2008 10:14:58 PM PDT by awaken2spirit (When one fornicates with ignorance, the result of that union is chaos.)
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