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Lawmaker's sign cracks decorum at Obama job speech
AP ^ | 9/08/11 | LAURIE KELLMAN

Posted on 09/11/2011 6:25:10 AM PDT by EBH

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeff Landry knew not to yell at President Barack Obama during his jobs address Thursday night to Congress. That move made Rep. Joe Wilson famous a couple of years ago, and not necessarily for the better. Instead, Republican leaders urged their members to show up, keep an open mind and be polite _ voters were anxious and Congress' bickering had angered large majorities of them.

So Landry, R-La., instead printed out a small white sign to raise when Obama mentioned how, exactly, he planned to put more Americans to work.

"Drilling(equals)jobs," it read in big black letters. Seated two rows behind the well-mannered Wilson, R-S.C., Landry held it up when Obama acknowledged that Republicans might have ideas different from his $447 billion jobs package.

It was only a modest departure from decorum, but a sure signal that more than policy disagreements remain between Obama and congressional Republicans whose standoff over raising the debt ceiling last month brought the country to the brink of default. The markets and recession-weary Americans didn't appreciate the suspense. The nation's credit rating suffered for the bickering, and Congress' favorable ratings dropped to around 12 percent.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: drillingequalsjobs; election2012; jefflandry; jointsession; louisiana; obama; obamanation

1 posted on 09/11/2011 6:25:12 AM PDT by EBH
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To: EBH

donald trump said inthis economic situation oil should be at 30.00 a barrell


2 posted on 09/11/2011 6:26:10 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: EBH

Not bad...should have handed out signs to the other Republicant’s...


3 posted on 09/11/2011 6:27:28 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?
Not bad...should have handed out signs to the other Republicant’s...

We are in this situation because 535 people put us there. You and I don't write the laws. They are doing just what they want....to manifest their own POWER over the prols.

4 posted on 09/11/2011 6:30:45 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: EBH
What decorum?

That went out as soon as TOTUS spoke.

5 posted on 09/11/2011 6:31:55 AM PDT by AU72
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To: EBH

Obama broke decorum using congress to hold a campaign speech.


6 posted on 09/11/2011 6:33:32 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: Don Corleone

I would say that your statement is 99.9% correct about Democrats and 65% correct about Republicans.

Democrats vote the way they are told to vote and many Republicans should belong to the Democrat party, they vote with them often enough.


7 posted on 09/11/2011 6:34:32 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: EBH
The nation's credit rating suffered for the bickering

No.

8 posted on 09/11/2011 6:34:50 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: EBH
Ha, good 'ol AP...twisting the story, once again....

...voters were anxious and Congress' bickering had angered large majorities of them.

Wrong! Voters are only "angered" by Congress' seeming agreement to allow further destruction of this great nation.

Good for Reps. Landry AND Joe Wilson.

9 posted on 09/11/2011 6:35:34 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: EBH

That’s a pretty pathetic commentary on the bias of the media that a Congressman must stoop to holding up a sign at a speech by the President in order to get his message out.


10 posted on 09/11/2011 6:36:04 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: AU72
What decorum?

Precisely. Zero has lowered the bar significantly.

11 posted on 09/11/2011 6:39:06 AM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice : "Rebellion is always an option!!"--Jim Robinson)
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To: Jane Long
Good for Reps. Landry AND Joe Wilson

Yep - this PC "decorum" only serves to keep people from telling the truth. The more the truth gets out there, the better off we all are (unless you're a Dim or a RINO...).

12 posted on 09/11/2011 6:42:55 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: EBH

Underpinning the American economy is access to reliable, cheap, abundant energy in all forms. It is needed to grow food, manufacture products, get people to work, heat and cool homes, run the internet, and move goods. Obama did not mention energy once in his speech, you could look it up.

A rational energy policy would include:

1) An aggressive drilling program including the Gulf of Mexico and ANWAR.

2) Developement of shale resources.

3) Approval of the Keystone pipeline.

I believe all of these things are within the authority of the president. Implementing a program like this would create jobs immediately and help eliminate uncertainty in the energy sector. Obama would have none of it.

The fact that Obama did not even give lip service to energy indicates that he has no idea what actually makes an economy run. Either that or he doesn’t care. There will be no economic expansion until he is gone.


13 posted on 09/11/2011 6:43:44 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (We .. have a purpose .. no longer to please every dictator with a vote at the UN. PM Harper)
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To: EBH
Joe Wilson represents the congressional district next to mine and I can state with supreme authority and confidence that his brave and prescient outburst of fact during the SOTU, aka “YOU LIE!!!” not only made him a statewide (and national in all probability) hero but the most unbeatable incumbent I know of.

It ain't bad form if it's a truth that must be told.

14 posted on 09/11/2011 6:45:29 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Count to ten when dealing with fools--with liberals make it twenty.")
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Good job Jeff! 20 or 30 more signs might do it!


15 posted on 09/11/2011 6:48:13 AM PDT by Casie
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To: television is just wrong

Not just the economic situation but also owing to the fact that there is a mild glut of oil. Consumption is way down. Inflation is largely responsible for the much higher costs of a barrel.

But of course, the liars who feed us the info don’t use the cost of fuel and food when they calculate the rate of inflation. Must keep the sheeple tame, you know.


16 posted on 09/11/2011 6:52:42 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Casie
And then there's this:

To Obama:

You and your Republican opponents could also spur job creation by withdrawing your support for a patent-reform bill that puts the needs of big technology firms ahead of the real job creators—entrepreneurial start-ups—and that continues to divert hundreds of millions of dollars annually in patent-office user fees to other purposes, like the Census.

By treating the patent office as a petty-cash drawer, Congress has starved it of funds and created a backlog of 1.2 million patent applications waiting for examination. Your own patent office director, David Kappos, says this backlog has cost the nation "millions of jobs."

As I noted in an article last year with retired chief judge Paul Michel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which handles patent appeals, simply clearing the patent backlog could create up to 2.25 million jobs by 2014. And it wouldn't cost the taxpayer a dime, since the patent office is the only self-supporting agency of the federal government.

17 posted on 09/11/2011 6:53:19 AM PDT by Jerrybob
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To: EBH

Landry is a fighter...good for him.


18 posted on 09/11/2011 6:55:14 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

“A rational energy policy would include:

1) An aggressive drilling program including the Gulf of Mexico and ANWAR.

2) Developement of shale resources.

3) Approval of the Keystone pipeline.

I believe all of these things are within the authority of the president. Implementing a program like this would create jobs immediately and help eliminate uncertainty in the energy sector. Obama would have none of it.

The fact that Obama did not even give lip service to energy indicates that he has no idea what actually makes an economy run. Either that or he doesn’t care. There will be no economic expansion until he is gone.”

IMHO..the biggest problem is that a rational energy policy for the USA is somehow beholden to the Office of the President.

Not much REAL economic expansion has occurred in the last 30years...and not much will until those powers assumed by the Office of the President are returned to We the People.


19 posted on 09/11/2011 6:56:08 AM PDT by mo
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To: Don Corleone
We are in this situation because 535 people put us there. You and I don't write the laws. They are doing just what they want....to manifest their own POWER over the prols.

That is pretty simplistic don’t you think.

Even if you only want to blame congress you can’t just blame this congress or the last congress. It took 60 years or more to get us here.

And you can’t just blame our congress people you have to blame the people who elect and reelect them year after year.

And since we are spreading blame with our manure spreader lets blame those of us who know better for not pointing out the idiocy that the Left spouts when we hear our friends, neighbors, and family repeat the foolishness. If we don’t educate our fellow voters we are also to blame for our poor government.

We the people get the government we deserve. There are two important elections coming up, I hope each and every Freeper that is able will be out there fighting for the Republic on the front lines.

20 posted on 09/11/2011 6:56:38 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: television is just wrong

Donald Trump is a superannuated freakshow attraction. Who cares what he thinks?


21 posted on 09/11/2011 7:13:09 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: EBH

Paraphrasing Maxine Waters, “Decorum can go straight to Hell!”


22 posted on 09/11/2011 7:14:04 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: EBH

Obama cracked the decorum of a joint session a long time ago.


23 posted on 09/11/2011 7:14:16 AM PDT by rushmom
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To: EBH
And what “decorum” has our hyper partisan Demagogue-In-Chief ever show in his relentless desperate attempts to blame everyone else for the complete failure of his economic policies?
24 posted on 09/11/2011 7:14:44 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Irenic
Obama broke decorum using congress to hold a campaign speech.

Agreed. Pretty cheesy. It's like The Boy Who Cried Wolf, though. If he overuses the venue, what's he going to do when he really has something important to talk about?

25 posted on 09/11/2011 7:16:54 AM PDT by giotto
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To: trebb
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. --George Orwell

Thank you for your courage Congressman Landry.

26 posted on 09/11/2011 7:19:43 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: television is just wrong

I wish Donald Trump would run as a Democrat opposing Obama, wouldn’t that be a hoot! :-)


27 posted on 09/11/2011 7:20:44 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: EBH
From now until the election, there will likely be a direct pipeline between the Chicago-based AstroTurf Factory (run by Axelrod, assisted by Gibbs) to the President's teleprompter. If it is on the 'prompter, it was probably typed up in the AstroTurf Factory in Chicago.

I think this speech, more campaign than policy, was hatched in Chicago.

"Pass this bill now" is as fanciful and mythical statement as the command to "Milk this Unicorn Now". Neither exist.

28 posted on 09/11/2011 7:32:30 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Casie
Good job Jeff! 20 or 30 more signs might do it!

Que Bob Dylan and his flash card song....

29 posted on 09/11/2011 7:32:46 AM PDT by spokeshave (Obamas approval ratings are so low, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the USA.)
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To: television is just wrong

yes.


30 posted on 09/11/2011 7:32:49 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: EBH

31 posted on 09/11/2011 7:43:37 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: EBH
The absolute one thing this idiot in the White House knows nothing about is decorum.


32 posted on 09/11/2011 9:45:11 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: VeniVidiVici

Who and when was he throwing the finger to in this pic?


33 posted on 09/11/2011 9:55:17 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: All; EBH
There was no decorum.

Decorum does not DEMAND to speak before a joint session of congress.

Decorum waits for an invitation. Decorum does not DEMAND a time and date.

Decorum waits for a negotiated schedule.

Decorum does not DEMAND a co-equal branch acquiesce to your whims.

Obama knows nothing of decorum. He is in utter contempt of it. Whether it's dressing down SCOTUS in a State of the Union or using a joint-session for a campaign speech.

He has debased the our systems of government. He's dragged us all through the gutter with his Chicago mob tactics and polarized this nation more than anyone since Nixon.

34 posted on 09/11/2011 10:22:28 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: sunny48
Who and when was he throwing the finger to in this pic?

2008. That one was directed at John McCain. But it wasn't the first time, and likely not the last...


35 posted on 09/11/2011 10:28:00 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks EBH.


36 posted on 09/11/2011 7:56:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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