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Bob Schieffer Laughs Out Loud After Playing Video of Obama Bragging About His Accomplishments
News Buster.com ^ | May 27, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 05/27/2012 5:28:26 PM PDT by Kaslin

CBS's Bob Schieffer certainly wasn't in an Obama-loving mood Sunday.

CBS's Bob Schieffer certainly wasn't in an Obama-loving mood Sunday.

Having asked the President's senior campaign adviser "Whatever happened to hope and change" early in the program, the Face the Nation host in a subsequent segment laughed out loud after playing a clip of Obama bragging about his accomplishments on 60 Minutes last year (video follows with transcript and commentary):

MRC TV video player

BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: I want to play a little something for you. I think one of the lessons that probably all of us recognize is that if you-- I've wrote a book once about Ronald Reagan it came out the month that he was-- that George Bush was inaugurated. The book, I-- I think, everything in the book is accurate, but it is not entirely true, because we didn't know at that time that the Soviet Union was going to fall in. I don't give credit-- Reagan credit, total credit for that but certainly his policies had a part in it. I think you really run a risk when you start trying to judge a presidency--

MICHAEL DUFFY, TIME MAGAZINE: Too soon.

BOB SCHIEFFER: --too soon. I want to run this. This is what Barack Obama last December told Steve Kroft of 60 MINUTES. I want to get your reaction to it.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any President, with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR and Lincoln, but, you know, just in terms of what we've got and done in modern history.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

BOB SCHIEFFER: So [laughs] as incumbent Presidents often do they give themselves good reviews. Can anyone say even in the middle of a presidency this is going to be a successful or an unsuccessful presidency?

Yeah, there were plenty of Americans who thought this was pretty funny when it first aired last December.

What wasn't funny was how the clip Schieffer played Sunday wasn't included in the actual 60 Minutes broadcast.

As NewsBusters reported at the time, Obama's boastful remarks were only available at the CBS website.

Maybe it's because a lot of people at CBS besides Schieffer thought they were too hysterical to share with the television public.

Given Schieffer's on-air reaction almost six months later, can you blame them?


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; democrats; nobama2012; obama; obamateur; obamatruthfile; theamateur
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1 posted on 05/27/2012 5:28:35 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

What can it mean when the hardcore lefties at CBS abandon Hussein?


2 posted on 05/27/2012 5:44:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Kaslin
Beautiful!

We have to hammer the ignorant, megalomanic, delusional poseur relentlessly!
beautiful!

For over two years, now, I refuse to listen or watch him for any reason, at any time. If, however, he was resigning on national TV I might reconsider.

3 posted on 05/27/2012 5:45:41 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: publius911
Same here. If I am not in possession of the remote when obozo comes on.......... I leave the room. Life's too short to listen to anything he has to say.
4 posted on 05/27/2012 5:48:26 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: publius911

I haven’t watched any of the ABC channels for years.


5 posted on 05/27/2012 5:49:32 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Ditter

I always make sure I have my remote in reaching distance


6 posted on 05/27/2012 5:51:36 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

The Alinski crowd knows that ridicule is one of their most powerful weapons.

We need to do everything we can to laugh at Obama and to make video of others laughing at Obama go viral.

It may drive him over the edge...


7 posted on 05/27/2012 5:53:03 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: Kaslin

Bob’s laughing....but we are all crying. They have made a mess of things for us all


8 posted on 05/27/2012 5:55:26 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: BenLurkin

It means that Hilary is coming.....


9 posted on 05/27/2012 5:59:06 PM PDT by expat2
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To: BenLurkin
What can it mean when the hardcore lefties at CBS abandon Hussein?

It means that the GOP-e presented a "safe: candidate to replace the"one" Believe me, if a main stream conservative had been nominated they would circle the wagons around Obama. It means we have POS Milquetoast candidate. Isn't that great.

10 posted on 05/27/2012 6:01:18 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Ditter

Same here. It sickens me. I actually get nauseous. And he always looks down his nose at the audience. The ego of this guy is almost as big as Bill E-GO’reilly.


11 posted on 05/27/2012 6:03:57 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: Kaslin

Perhaps FDR and LBJ two commies but Lincoln??


12 posted on 05/27/2012 6:04:15 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: BenLurkin

[ What can it mean when the hardcore lefties at CBS abandon Hussein? ]

That Republicans have nominated someone they find an acceptable alternative? Sad, but possibly true.


13 posted on 05/27/2012 6:05:07 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Ditter

Oh gosh, me too! Can’t stand the sight of him or the sound of his voice. I even turn of talk radio when they are playing clips of him spewing his BS!


14 posted on 05/27/2012 6:08:10 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: central_va
Give me a break!

Sorry, but you need to watch the video again; Schieffer was clearly laughing at Obama. But hey, don't let this video or me get in the way of your pathetic, wet blanket attitude.

Let me guess, you're going to skip voting in this presidential election?

15 posted on 05/27/2012 6:12:03 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Kaslin

It makes absolutely no difference what the pundits or the media elites think of the One. His people have never even heard of those folks, and certainly would not watch them on TV.


16 posted on 05/27/2012 6:13:34 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Kaslin

Sometimes, even your own BS becomes so think that it makes you laugh.


17 posted on 05/27/2012 6:14:33 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: Kaslin

” I haven’t watched any of the ABC channels for years.”

They are still on ?


18 posted on 05/27/2012 6:15:23 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Kaslin

Hope & Change in reality is Hype & Con.

Are enough voters blind to facts to return Obama to office and continue destroying what tens of millions have died to create, a government of the people, by the people, and for the people?

Can a “Choom Gang” leader be elected as president?


19 posted on 05/27/2012 6:16:40 PM PDT by jody2
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To: Kaslin
...I think, everything in the book is accurate, but it is not entirely true...

I see old Bob went to the Dan Rather School of Broadcast Journalism.

20 posted on 05/27/2012 6:17:41 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: publius911; Kaslin
If, however, he was resigning on national TV I might reconsider.

I wouldn't trust the media reporting it. I'd wait for the rerun on youtube. There's only so much of the self-aggrandizing pompous egomaniac so-called rock star, narcisstic community organizer we can take.

He'll never quit before the election - there's too many concerts, vacations, celebrities and fancy dinners they'd miss while Americans remain jobless and are watching every dime and fearing every act, legislation and social upheavel planned on his agenda til then.

Moving vans at the White House in January (likely destination either Chicago or Hawaii) is all many Americans want now and for Christmas.

21 posted on 05/27/2012 6:20:27 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: stephenjohnbanker
” I haven’t watched any of the ABC channels for years.”

I remember that almost the very last time David Brinkley was on the air he said this about Bill Clinton: "He's a bore, and he will always be a bore".

22 posted on 05/27/2012 6:20:53 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Kaslin

Obama is down!

Time to start kicking!


23 posted on 05/27/2012 6:22:29 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: AU72

Brinkley settled on the truth more than a few times.


24 posted on 05/27/2012 6:26:58 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: bray

Makes sense. Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama enslaved the free.


25 posted on 05/27/2012 6:29:16 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Ditter

“If I am not in possession of the remote when obozo comes on . . . . . . I leave the room. Life’s too short to listen to anything he has to say.”

Post of the year.


26 posted on 05/27/2012 6:31:13 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: expat2

Please. I have a weak stomach today.


27 posted on 05/27/2012 6:31:23 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Kaslin

If Lefty Bob Schieffer is laughing at him, the Bamster is deep in the doo-doo.


28 posted on 05/27/2012 6:32:56 PM PDT by cookcounty ("We're all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young." -J Goldberg)
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill

29 posted on 05/27/2012 6:45:19 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: Kaslin

Schieffer is a wind-up stooge but looks like he had a moment of clarity today


30 posted on 05/27/2012 6:48:18 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: publius911

I saw your post, in other words, on another forum.

Seems the feeling is spreading. You are right.

We have to keep getting the truth out. Don’t let the msm dismay you with phony job #’s. Don’t look at pics of the uber man with his perfect “little” Flotus doing a kiss-kiss for mass distribution.

We all know he’s a Marxist, phony, down-low, guy that was pushed and pulled over every hill because he was a tool for the Left.

Just keep getting the truth out, politely (sorry, I didn’t here, but figured I’d get a pass). Relentlessly. Drip...drip...drip. The truth IS getting out.

Gee, Barry....Mean old dumbo Mormon Mitt! A “favorite” son. Got into Hah-vad the bad way. How did you?

My new fav rag is: DEMAND BOTH TO SHOW UNI TRANSCRIPTS.

Oh....this will be fun. Every time I have a few minutes, I’m going to say this on the the Huffpo: MAKE BOTH SHOW ALL RECORDS.

I have a new hobby!


31 posted on 05/27/2012 6:57:15 PM PDT by Pigsley
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To: Kaslin

Even his lefty butt kissers are laughing at him. What a hoot.


32 posted on 05/27/2012 7:04:46 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: Terry Mross

Videos like this won’t help his ego, IMO. He’s pissing off entire segments of the voting population.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd


33 posted on 05/27/2012 7:05:45 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Kaslin

"Dag nabbit, not again..."

34 posted on 05/27/2012 7:20:52 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: acapesket; A.Hun; Aleya2Fairlie; aligncare; altura; Bender2; Bernard; bray; cajungirl; Carley; ...

Am I not always asking everyone—or someone—to PLEASE watch Face the Nation?

Now look what you’ve missed!!!!!! ;-)


35 posted on 05/27/2012 7:23:17 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Kaslin

!?


36 posted on 05/27/2012 7:26:10 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: Kaslin
Clintonoids at work.
37 posted on 05/27/2012 7:31:37 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: Kaslin
MICHAEL DUFFY, TIME MAGAZINE: Too soon.

Not too soon for Obama The Great who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize before he even found the location of the bathroom in the west wing!

38 posted on 05/27/2012 7:35:42 PM PDT by varon (The Patriots stand watch!)
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To: expat2; Lurker
It means that Hilary is coming.....

I've been saying this for about two weeks. It's obvious, both from all the news stories about Zero's weakening position as well as Bubba talking her up while she keeps all too quiet. Too bad so many FReepers can't seem to wrap their heads around how easy it would be for the Slave Party to pull it off. They've even got the Donald out there Birthing away so that they can blame Republicans and keep the black vote on the plantation.

39 posted on 05/27/2012 7:40:33 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin.


40 posted on 05/27/2012 7:43:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: publius911
If, however, he was resigning on national TV I might reconsider.

My advice to you: If Obama should ever resign, take a pass on watching it. Because he'd blame everyone for his resignation but himself. And he'd do it with a half-whine and a half-smirk.

It would probably make you so mad you'd throw something at your TV set.

41 posted on 05/27/2012 7:47:42 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Kaslin

This would mean more if it were October and not May. All the media is doing is innoculating themselves. “See, we run stories critical of Zero.”

I despise the media.


42 posted on 05/27/2012 7:58:25 PM PDT by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: Kaslin

Bob just laughing because Zero didn’t turn us into a communist dictatorship like he wants.


43 posted on 05/27/2012 8:09:39 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: iceskater

He managed to get a jab in at Reagan too, you notice. Said he wasn’t all that responsible for the fall of the Soviet Union. Then who was?


44 posted on 05/27/2012 8:15:19 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: jody2
"Are enough voters blind to facts to return Obama to office and continue destroying what tens of millions have died to create, a government of the people, by the people, and for the people?"

Yes.

45 posted on 05/27/2012 8:19:04 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Kaslin

Isn’t it possible that Schieffer is laughing about something else? He is a loyal TX Democrat to the core. He used to say he is liberal on everything but the death penalty.


46 posted on 05/27/2012 8:22:40 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: firebrand

Me, and a half of a million brothers of mine.....


47 posted on 05/27/2012 8:55:31 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: firebrand

.....and sisters, though I served with none of them.


48 posted on 05/27/2012 8:57:36 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Kaslin

It is not terribly surprising that some of the press is “turning” on the kenyan after a fashion. The Republicans have put up a candidate they know they can learn to, if not love, at least take some satisfaction in.


49 posted on 05/27/2012 9:34:49 PM PDT by arthurus ( Read Henry hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson")
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To: BenLurkin
What can it mean when the hardcore lefties at CBS abandon Hussein?

It can mean that Romney doesn't trouble them terribly.

50 posted on 05/27/2012 9:36:35 PM PDT by arthurus ( Read Henry hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson")
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