Prompt Me Please – Video Replay

We’ve talked about this too many times on the show to mention … but now major media outlets are catching on and scratching their heads. The Politico takes notice and Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has the rundown.

This may be news to the throngs of Obamabots who elected him, but not to those of us who paid attention to Obama on the campaign trail.  When he had the TelePrompters, he made crowds swoon.  When he didn’t, though, things would go terribly wrong.  Most of the fumbles on the campaign trail — such as Iran being a “tiny” and therefore no threat, America not being “what it once was”, came when Obama had to go off script.  Once, his TelePrompter failed for a couple of moments and he stammered until someone apparently fixed it.

Oh … and remember this really swell video from Iowahawk? We called it Revenge of the Teleprompter … September of last year.


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  1. Dimsdale on March 5, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    And to think, when Sarah Palin gave her acceptance speech at the Republican convention, her teleprompter failed, and nobody could tell, because she actually knew her speech!  What a concept!

    Ask yourself: how is Obama's obvious dependence on teleprompters any different from a hand up a marionette's back?  Can you say, Howdy Doody?

    Now you know why Obambi will never debate Rush: he can't use his teleprompter crutch.  We can't have an imperfect messiah, now can we?

    • rush on March 5, 2009 at 3:49 pm


      I love how you turn Oboma's name into something silly.

      How do you come up with this stuff?

  2. Erik Blazynski on March 6, 2009 at 2:30 am

    Lesson:  when you are fumbling tell the audience to hold on and relax.

  3. Dimsdale on March 6, 2009 at 2:43 am

    Or have one of your minions try to get them to applause to buy time…..

    Rush: I heard it somewhere.  I can't claim authorship, but I love it and it fits better every day!

  4. libertarian27 on March 6, 2009 at 6:54 am

    I wish we could post pictures here – some of them on this message string are priceless:

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