Addicted to the Teleprompter … Why Does Obama with Such Oratory Skills Have a Dependence on What to Say?


Funny, I never remembered Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln or Jesus Christ relying on a Teleprompter.



The overwhelming speed with which BamBam is imposing the Far Left’s Agenda requires behind the scenes control and coordination.
The sheer volume of this stuff is not under the management of our new leader at all.
Who, then, is feeding his Teleprompter?
Or is it really Rahm Emanuel?
(Vanderbilt – ‘09)

If former President George W. Bush was mocked as English was his second language when he made a gaffe, maybe some one would like to explain how such a so-called gifted orator like Barack Obama needs a teleprompter. Not just for the long winded speeches, but for all of his speeches? No other President has needed a teleprompter like this, ever.

Why would anyone need such a dependence and crutch to give a speech? A true orator knows their material.

Such a dependence on a teleprompter gives rise to the obvious two questions. One, who has Obama’s ear or should we say eyes as to what he is reading. Two, as Flopping Aces asks, is there a media double standard as if GWB did something like this they would be referring to him and stupid, ignorant and a half wit. Is Obama nothing more than the equivalent of a Hollywood actor reading his lines off dummy cards? That would explain the fascination with the stars.

We have been told over and over by the MSM that Obama is a gifted orator. Really, or is that just more of the propaganda that we are shoveled by an industry that has carried Obama’s water since he came on the political scene. However, as all can clearly see Obama is lost without his teleprompter. As Wizbangs states, “without it his oratory collapses like a marionette without a puppet master”. Remember this priceless Town Hall event when the teleprompter broke? Makes ya wonder who really is pulling his strings.

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    28 Responses to “Addicted to the Teleprompter … Why Does Obama with Such Oratory Skills Have a Dependence on What to Say?”

    1. SenecaFalls on March 6th, 2009 10:58 am

      “Funny, I never remembered Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln or Jesus Christ using a Teleprompter.”
      Your kidding right?? Your presidential triumverate includes Jesus?
      As for St. Ronnie you’re kidding about that one too right? You do know don’t you that Jim Baker and Mike Deaver not only wrote out thousands of cue cards and index cards so that Ronnie could pretend through his dementia but they literally put tape on the floor of the East Room, the Oval Office, the Briefing room etc to show Uncle Ron where he needed to stand in order to get the photo op. It wasn’t enough of course and sweet Nancy the enabler occasionally had to whisper in his ear what he had to say. Baker and Deaver invented modern day political stage craft and they did it with their favorite pretend cowboy Ronnie.
      And since you included the last great Repug dyslexic Georgia Bush, don’t get me started on the number of military costumes they had that dumbkoff parade around in because a teleprompter alone would not have saved him from his inability to read a teleprompter. You do know you have to be able to read in order to use a teleprompter don’t you??

    2. Michelle on March 6th, 2009 11:23 am


      Wow! You are just full of hate aren’t you?

      So does Obama have dementia or is he just stupid?

    3. super dave on March 6th, 2009 11:48 am

      funny that clown seneca showed up here. the british circus has a shortage of clowns and good news is they can get seneca and obama for one low price. the only two black clowns in in british history.

    4. Rusty Bridges on March 6th, 2009 11:49 am

      Seneca, cue cards and notes are used to keep track of where you are in a speech, not total dependence like a teleprompter is used for.

      People that I know personally are impressed and amazed that Obama memorizes his speeches and attribute it to the fact that the speeches are heartfelt because of that. I think he plays it that way for that reason. But the real fact is that he is spoon fed every word and one doubts his sincerity when you know that. Thats how I see it anyway.

    5. yoyo muffintop on March 6th, 2009 11:53 am

      “Funny, I never remembered Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln or Jesus Christ using a Teleprompter.”

      Jesus Christ that’s idiotic. Jesus Christ Reagan did use a teleprompter.

      Jesus Christ what imbecile would state “A true orator knows their material” then give examples of Jesus Christ (who the imbecile has never heard speak), Lincoln (who the imbecile has never heard speak), and Reagan (who the imbecile doesn’t even know used a teleprompter).

      Jesus Christ, what imbecile could that be?

    6. rightknight on March 6th, 2009 12:12 pm

      Fooling America thru calculated skating around the truth
      via choreographed speechmaking and word engineering!
      This process is much too complicated and involved to be
      accurately memorized by our ‘number one orator’. Facts
      being: NOTHING Obama has opined or promised is on a path
      of success. Further, everything those carefully selected
      weasel-words implied is diametrically opposed to what
      really going down (including our Stock Market).
      Barack parrots what the citizens love to hear,
      while they are being SOLD/SPENT into
      government bondage.

      The Cattle-To-Be are getting a bit restless…………………

    7. SenecaFalls on March 6th, 2009 12:22 pm

      Man Super Dave
      You are totally incapable of writing anything without referencing race in the most illogical manner. What is your problem?? Did David Duke refuse to acknowledge that you’re one of his Klan so to speak.

    8. SenecaFalls on March 6th, 2009 12:24 pm

      Michelle, Talk to me about hate won’t cha after what you posted yesterday to me.
      Still waiting to hear whether you kiss your mama with your dirty mouth.

    9. super dave on March 6th, 2009 12:46 pm

      he can’t remember swahili so he has to read it.

    10. Michelle on March 6th, 2009 1:08 pm

      #8 What did I post that was hateful?

      Leave my mom out of this.

    11. rightknight on March 6th, 2009 2:25 pm

      It’s easy to see why Obama almost
      never spends time looking into the
      camera while speaking. He mechanically
      just switches from left 45deg. to
      right 45deg. poses (that’s where the
      prompters are).

    12. super dave on March 6th, 2009 3:29 pm

      seneca , just waiting on your hate filled message.
      you know what is going on but you are too proud to admit it. your boy obammy and his baby mammy have every intention of taking america down. sorry, no klan connections here and i know you want to tell me i’m wearing a bloody sheet and all your racist crap. wow, you know david duke ? you guys lovers or what ?

    13. Carpe on March 6th, 2009 3:50 pm

      Did ya hear the Queen wants to meet with Obama in April?

      She gave Bama’s two girls new outfits yesterday!

      Obama sent Gordy back with 25 DVDs!!!

      Bad news is, it was 25 duplicate copies
      of the movie “The Love Guru” starring Mike Meyers.

    14. super dave on March 6th, 2009 4:24 pm

      go to the site: african americans against obama. seems some of these africans received death threats from the obama camp if they did not vote for the magic obammy and baby mammy.

    15. SenecaFalls on March 6th, 2009 8:37 pm

      Michelle here’s your yesterday post in reply to mine:

      “#2 & #3

      You are so full of s(edit).”

      Guess you have short term memory problems . Either that or you don’t want to take responsibility for your stuff.
      SM: watch your language.

      Funny how trolls cannot stick to the topic. Please, we have been around the block too long for troll-like BS.

    16. Svel on March 6th, 2009 9:02 pm

      You’re kidding, right? Your basic premise is flat wrong, given that everyone knows Reagan used a teleprompter. There’s even a famous video of the prompter breaking mid-speech and him getting completely lost.

      Anyway, even if you were right, so what? Is there some reason why using a teleprompter is worse than using handwritten notes? Next you’ll be complaining that Obama uses a BlackBerry to send email.

      Or that he was able to organize a massive grass roots organization using the Internet.

      Or that his office has a phone with buttons on it instead of a dial.

      Or that he travels in a vehicle with an engine rather than a team of horses (Jesus and Lincoln didn’t use cars!).
      SM: Newsflash … the article that was quoted says that Obama ALWAYS uses a teleprompter. Not sometimes, not often … ALWAYS. Have past presidents occasionally used them, yes. ALWAYS, no.

      Please do not ever compare boy Obama to Reagan, when it comes to speaking, The Chosen One could not hold the Gippers jock.


    17. Michelle Smith on March 7th, 2009 10:09 am

      #15 Yes I remember that. AND? That makes me a hateful person? WOW! Little sensitive aren’t we? Simply stating that someone is full of s(edit) is a bit different than wishing ill will on someone. You, are the hateful one. I never wished any harm to anyone, I simply disagree with the policies and the way the country is being run. I don’t hate. Unlike you.
      SM: Please watch the language.

    18. idiot patrol on March 7th, 2009 10:34 am

      WOW, I have read here for years and I never knew there were such ignorant and humorless people in the world.

      #1 & 5 have cured me of that. You two fools can’t be serious. I guess it is true that sarcasm is wasted on the ignorant. And in both of your cases … damn. As Andy Dufresne said to the warden in Shawshank Redemption … “How can you be so obtuse?”

      Knowing how Red writes posts and the fact that he actually has a sense of humor unlike you two. I know this is a stretch for your limited minds, but do ya think, maybe, just maybe the reference of Christ was meant for effect? Obviously neither Lincoln nor Christ ever had the use of teleprinters; however, The Obamamessiah has certainly been compared to both.

      Shake the cob webs out and try to grasp that concept. If you want literal, you came to the wrong place. For years Red has posted stories and informed the reading public with the use of satire, sarcasm and cartoons. You two are so far off the reservation I am not quite sure what planet you live on.

      You two are A$$ clowns who wouldn’t know a clue if it bit you in the butt.

      Unreal and yes Obama is nothing more than a puppet who is dependent upon a TelePrompter. That is a fact. Sorry if you think he is perfect. Oh, looky, another Christ-like comparison, think maybe you might comprehend the post now?

    19. Michelle Smith on March 7th, 2009 3:22 pm

      #18 Unfortunately they are serious, you can’t say anything negative about their Messiah.

    20. Scared Monkeys on March 7th, 2009 4:23 pm


      Well I am glad some people get it.

      Using three people, Jesus Christ, Honest Abe and the Gipper, as comparisons and people who never relied on the use of teleprompters was factual and clever.

      Fo the litteral folk who cannot stand that their messiah is actually flawed … it just kills em.

      Look for the post in the future … Obama, a wolf in QT clothing.

    21. scott on March 9th, 2009 6:03 am

      Putting Obama and Reagan in the same breathe is laughable and an insult to the one of the GREATEST Presidents of all-time. He accomplished more in 8 years than Obama will ever dream.

      He created 20 million jobs and gave the USA the greatest non-wartime economic growth EVER!

      Obama is still blaming Bush which is laugable because this economy is HIS now. His SPENDLUS plan is in full effect already. Can’t blame Bush anymore. He needs to look at his ACORN cronies for ruining the housing market which ultimately led to this mess. Liberals are so stupid!

    22. Dolf on March 9th, 2009 9:02 am

      Jesus didn’t have a teleprompter?????

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    24. Gordon on March 27th, 2009 2:37 pm

      The Teleprompter was invented in the 1950′s. Ronald Reagan actually did use them as extensively as Obama.The trick he used was to hold papers in his hand, while reading from the Teleprompter. Google Reagan, teleprompter, you will find all kinds of images and articles about Reagan’s love of the Teleprompter. You didn’t think he was that good, did you. He was an old B actor.

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    26. Thomas Allen on May 1st, 2009 10:38 pm

      How unimformed are you people? What are you 12 or do you just have room temperature IQ? The computerized teleprompter was invented in 1982. The teleprompter itself was invented in the 1950′s. Every president has used the teleprompter to the same extent as President Obama. Ronald Reagan couldn’t tell you the time of day or who he was without a teleprompter. He was an actor who PLAYED the role of president. By the way, cue cards are used for both outline style notes and word-for-word recitation.

    27. Cody on February 8th, 2010 5:18 pm
    28. Tom on February 19th, 2010 1:56 pm

      This is site is both ignorant and hipocritical.
      Reagan was the master of the teleprompter -and his supporters at the time were proud to say so.

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