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A presidential lovefest on “The View”

121463_18President Barack Obama’s visit to the view had all the heft of a cotton candy making contest.

But hey, what did we expect?

The headlines: He is not going to Chelsea Clinton’s wedding (wasn’t even invited!) He has Jay-Z and Frank Sinatra on his iPod but no Justin Bieber. He knew Lindsay Lohan was in jail but had no idea who Snooki of “Jersey Shore” fame is. He dodged a question about whether Mel Gibson needs anger management counseling.

Aside from a few slightly probing questions from resident conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck, “The View,” with its wildly applauding audience, gave the president the friendliest of welcomes. (See photos from the show’s episode here.)

The Shirley Sherrod controversy entered the discussion briefly, with Obama praising her as a “wonderful woman” whose personal story demonstrates the nation’s progress with race relations. The president had harsh words for the 24-7 media cycle (he didn’t mention Fox News but may as well have) but also for his own administration, which sacked the USDA official before reviewing all the facts.

In general the appearance, featuring a return by Barbara Walters, who is recovering from heart surgery, felt like a prolonged campaign speech, with the president listing his administration’s triumphs on matters like the sweeping financial and health care bills.

Walters, a veteran journalist, asked the only really tough questions, touching on the president’s sagging poll numbers, for example.

No one brought up immigration, even as the new Arizona law goes into effect, hobbled to a degree by a judge’s ruling blocking some of the provisions.

Did you watch? What did you think?

65 comments Add your comment

ya mama

July 29th, 2010
12:23 pm

I think I’m going to puke.

hotlanta

July 29th, 2010
12:35 pm

Oh my God he isn’t WORKING!!!! The Spill, The Spill. Go President Go. Why yall acting like someone is afraid of squirrel, excuse me Elizabeth. She is no fool trust me. Yall give her too much credit for something that is not needed. As if how she treats him may make or break him for re-election.

mike

July 29th, 2010
12:35 pm

I think he did a wonderful job and I will definately support him in the re-elections! The poster before me is a retard who didn’t have their medicine this a.m…please ignore them. LOL!

Melissa Nelson

July 29th, 2010
12:36 pm

Never watch the View, but tuned in today and was able to stomach only one segment of the show. Amazed that our President took time out of his schedule to appear on a morning entertainment talk show. Shouldn’t he have better, more important things to do with his time???

eagledawg

July 29th, 2010
12:38 pm

As usual, the mainstream media didn’t ask him any tough questions. I’m with ya mama…I think I will puke also.

marilyn yick

July 29th, 2010
12:43 pm

They should have excused Hasselbeck for the day. As usual, she adds nothing to the show. I will continue to support President Obama in any way I can so that we don’t regress into the war-mongering, financial disaster caused by the Bush Administration.

Dan

July 29th, 2010
12:44 pm

The new presidential slogan
“When the going gets tough, stick to the fluff” (hey thats what got us here)

Dutch Reagan

July 29th, 2010
12:50 pm

Obozo is a complete sham and more interested in TV appearances than dealing with the nation’s problems. Oh, I forgot, this guy never managed so much as a hot dog stand. He was also front and center – presumably so the camera couldn’t miss him – for the Paul McCartney tribute that was televised from the White House

Loser O

July 29th, 2010
12:51 pm

Once again the Obama Zombies watch there beloved God spend his time on something other than his REAL duties to the country. Perhaps he should get back on track to creating jobs?? Opps sorry about that…he was never on track to begin with. Wasn’t this his #1 goal during his state of the union address? Oh that’s right he’s to busy building his celebrity contacts to give a flip. Just another broken promise from this clown.

Mark

July 29th, 2010
12:52 pm

I thought he did a great job. He is a great intellect and speaker, even on a topical daytime talkshow. He has done quite a bit in the 18 months and I am glad I voted for him and would do it again! At least with this President we don’t have to cringe when he opens his mouth.

ronnie g

July 29th, 2010
12:53 pm

He called African-Americans a ‘mongrel people’ on the View. How do you cover that show and not mention that?

Bob

July 29th, 2010
12:54 pm

At least he didn’t blame not getting an invite to the wedding on Bush.

hotlanta

July 29th, 2010
12:56 pm

I heard about how Barbara asked him about calling himself black when his mom is white. It is funny he is successful, intellegent and rich now everyone wants a piece of him. If his name was Ra-Ra, with his pants on the ground, with only a 4th grade education and considered a thug he would be black “HANDS DOWN”. It would be like yall can have him we don’t want him. Obama ain’t no fool. Remember how OJ thought that color didn’t matter. Well a white woman got murdered and all of a sudden they stop inviting him to their homes. They got on television denouning him and everything.

karen

July 29th, 2010
12:58 pm

This country is becoming a “TV” ….. all fluff and not Stuff!! Shame on us. And it starts with the top….Mr. Obama.

Sally

July 29th, 2010
1:00 pm

Didn’t watch. But I’m not surprised to hear that no real tough questions were asked. What a joke. Shouldn’t the POTUS have more important things to do that this? Well, yes, in fact, he does. We all know, he’s just not doing them.

Steve

July 29th, 2010
1:09 pm

Didn’t see the show…wouldn’t have watched even if I could have. Obama needs to begin figuring out what he’s going to do after Hillary beats him in the next Democratic primaries.
Until then, try securing our borders.

BushonVacationAllthetime

July 29th, 2010
1:14 pm

For the ppl that complain about him taking time out to appear on a show…You must have conveniently Forgot that BUSH WAS ON VACATION DURING MOST OF HIS PRESIDENCY. How many promises did BUSH keep/how many lies did he tell? Biggest of all:WMD! ALL of the problems we have now, were already here BEFORE Obama became President…Hypocrites. At least tell the truth.

Rhonda

July 29th, 2010
1:16 pm

I do not watch The View that much and I thought his appears on the show was great. As he mention in the interview, a lot of things were pass down from the previous president to him when he accepted this job. You cannot expect a president to clean up a mess that been going on for eight years. It is going to take time and the American people has to deal with it.

dixie darling

July 29th, 2010
1:18 pm

So what is the matter with Obama?

The liberal women of the TV show “The View” have expressed sympathy for Michelle Obama’s living with a man so out of touch. Obama’s odd mannerisms intrigue. He presents a serious diagnostic challenge. We know so little about the facts of his life But it’s more than just a lack of information.

Obama is a strange bird. He doesn’t fit easily into any diagnostic category. Many people attribute Obama’s oddness to his narcissism. He has a gargantuan ego, and he is notoriously thin-skinned. Obama is flat when passion is needed; he’s aggressive when savvy is required. What’s most worrisome is that Obama doesn’t even realize that his behavior is inappropriate.

It makes me wonder: Did Obama ever have a head injury? His stepfather in Indonesia was purportedly an alcoholic abuser. Was Obama subject to any physical abuse? Damage to the brain from drugs and alcohol can also cause significant cognitive impairments. Obama once said that there were 57 states — and didn’t correct himself. Memory problems can be caused by both illicit and prescription drug use. Obama admits to a history of drug use in his youth. Did his usage cause some damage? Does Obama still use?

Obama’s family tree is replete with the unbalanced. His maternal great-grandmother committed suicide. His grandfather, Stanley Dunham, was particularly unhinged. When in high school, he was expelled for punching his principal; he named his daughter Stanley (Obama’s mother) because he wanted a boy; and exposed young Barry to not just drunken trash talk, but unrestricted visits with alleged pedophile Frank Marshall Davis (who might or might not be Obama’s biological father). Barack Sr. was an abusive, alcoholic bigamist.

Since mental illness runs in the family, does Obama have any signs? Yes and no. His believing he has a Messiah-like special gift smacks of grandiose delusions. His externalizing all blame to conservatives, George W. Bush, or the “racist” bogeyman hints at persecutory delusions.

Obama’s mother disregarded his basic needs, dragged him all over the place, and ultimately abandoned him. Apparently, young Barry was left in the care of Communist Frank Marshall Davis, who admitted to molesting a 13-year-old girl. As a teenager, Obama wrote a disturbing poem, “Pop,” that evoked images of sexual abuse — for instance, describing dual amber stains on both his and “Pop’s” shorts.

What is wrong with Obama? What does this mean? It means that liberals need to wake up and spit out the Kool-Aid — and that conservatives should put aside differences, band together, and elect as many Republicans as possible. Because Obama will not change. He will not learn from his mistakes. He will not grow and mature from on-the-job experience. He was filled with the hateful bile of men like Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers. Obama will not evolve; he will not rise to the occasion; he will not become the man he was meant to be. This is for one reason and one reason alone: He is not capable of it.

The View only sees and hears what it wants to.

Wendy

July 29th, 2010
1:21 pm

Dixie, your inbred qualities are showing.

BushonVacationAllthetime

July 29th, 2010
1:25 pm

You got that right, Wendy! Dixie…take the tin foil hat off, whack job!

Vito

July 29th, 2010
1:29 pm

To all the Dixie’s please release the handle of the moonshine bottle and get a grip on reality, Your future depends on this, hate will get you nothing, but a headache.

ME

July 29th, 2010
1:30 pm

Everyboby that’s against Mr Obama makes me sick. When Buch was throwing away money, lying, not doing anything for the poor people and lining his pockets alone with his crocked partners nobody said a word. Only because this man is BLACK, SMART and INTELLEGENT and in control of our country you TEA PARTIERS can’t stomach it. He did take on all the problems the BUSH’s brought to this country along with others. Take the blinders off your eyes and the cone hats off your heads an face it, you all would be better off excepting the fact that most of you are hurting and need benefits just a bad as the rest of the people that’s hurting in this economy the so called GOOD BOYS put us in….

Cathy

July 29th, 2010
1:31 pm

For those of you who continue to complain about what the President is doing-Do you take time off your jobs? Do you take a vacation? Everyone needs a break from the day to day routine-Give the man a break-

joe

July 29th, 2010
1:35 pm

Prez Obama was more than just fine. He knows all the people he is talking to, and not just the Bush Haves and Have Mores. Those who blame him for the catastraphic oil spill and not BP need to talk about Bush’s Weapons of Mass Destruction which has caused untold human deaths in so many countries. It was obvious that Bush went into Iraq for OIL and not to avenge the NY twin towers. There were never any Iraqi terrorista prior to 9/11, and no WMD. He could have gone into Iran and N.Korea for WMD but there was no oil in those countries

I would imagine the Bush Haves, more interest in Corporate and personal taxes..

M.W. George

July 29th, 2010
1:37 pm

What our President did today was a human thing to do in our current times. We have so many problems in our society right now, and to reach the people on more of a down to earth perspective was much needed and appreciated. It’s strange how people can reach out and give harmful words to a person who is at least trying to repair the America that has been broken but when we had a former President who did nothing but tear the country down; instead of puking, they were happy as a fat pig before the roast.

Vito

July 29th, 2010
1:40 pm

It ain’t no fun when the other person has the gun…. Yall had yall fun for hundreds of years and look what it got you….. Now sit back and watch!

Mr. A

July 29th, 2010
1:44 pm

Just another circus with the head bozo running the show. No real questions I wont support him anymore.

LT5000

July 29th, 2010
1:44 pm

President Obama is on a permanent vacation. The only thing he does , between golf outings and trips to Hawaii is blame Bush. I heard he trotted out the old line “jobs created or saved”. Some tell President Nitwit that the unemployment rate doesn’t increase when you are creating or saving jobs.

Not to mention his 1.4 trillion dollar deficit. Roughly 5 times any Bush deficit. Maybe people didn’t like Bush, but at least they had jobs to distract them.

Can’t wait for November. Obama is going to see the wrath of America.

LT5000

pickiemagee

July 29th, 2010
2:53 pm

thay should of asked-why hes alowing shariah-compliant finance an it’s sister agencies in or banks!does he realy think the american people will submit to shariah laws!-the implimenten sharah-based government,or why hes munipulating or constitution,contrat laws an taking over private binesses an huge amounts of land ?missusing our courts,an media to target the states ,the u.s. citizens an our serves people? or pushing propaganda in our schools an churches?or just when did you take the solder of alllah oath[soa]-like your brothers have?

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elsieyes

July 29th, 2010
6:07 pm

The president was excellent and he has the “style and charisma”. The ladies on the view was enjoying his company.
Keep up the great work, Mr. President because the ladies can’t get enough of you “hottie”.

Are You Serious

July 29th, 2010
6:29 pm

Okay, Ms. Jennifer Brett and all of the other “Tea Partying Republicans” on this site. I’ve yet to see a President who doesn’t list their administration’s triumphs when on tv. Did you just start watching tv on today? Was “The View” perhaps your first sighting of a President on tv? Really, when are you idiots going to get it? He’s the President…plain and simple. Get a life…please, and put your Confederate flags down!!!!!!!!!!

sid

July 29th, 2010
6:52 pm

I wonder whose panties got the wetest on the View today?

Mel

July 29th, 2010
9:12 pm

Was waiting for Joy and Sherri to drop down on their knees and welcome him properly! Their blubbering over him made me ill! Don’t the news writers know that when referring to the President, the word “President” is suppose to be capitalized? So much for our great education system!

Sick'of Discrap

July 29th, 2010
11:51 pm

He’s such a great orator. NOW GET YOUR #%@ OUT THERE AND DO SOME WORK YOU FAKE PIECE OF CRAP! Fiddling while Rome burns. And some people still think he’s doing a great job?????? Jees, we’re surrounded by idiots.

sheryl james

July 30th, 2010
12:20 am

Loser and Dutch Reagan His name is President Obama, HE HAS DONE MORE FOR THE COUNTRY IN A YEAR AND HALF THAN BUSH DID IN EIGHT YEARS!

more bad judgment

July 30th, 2010
1:19 am

he’s the first and something tells me he will be the last.
what an insult to americans in jeopardy of their finances, security and future as a president finds time to gossip and chatty-up a daytime tabloid. and he shoved the Boyscouts for this? shameful.

reducing Office-O-P to a joke

July 30th, 2010
1:23 am

sheryl james he has done more TO the country that all presidents for all time which is why he has been consistently polling below 50% and why some democrats are becoming republicans. we have the first president who sits the opposite side of the Courtroom to side with illegal criminals who broke the law and he sits there AGAINST legal citizens. obama needs to be impeached. he has don this country great harm.
we have $8 BILLION DOLLARS unaccounted for in Iraq and Biden and Obama are acting as if it’s no big deal. WHO GOT THAT KIND OF MONEY AND FOR WHAT???

KD

July 30th, 2010
1:44 am

He should be ashamed of himself. On Wednesday he could have talked to 40,000 of our country’s finest young men at the 100th anniversary National Boy Scout Jamboree or he could tape The View. He made the wrong decision.

Mike

July 30th, 2010
2:54 am

Poor Elizabeth looked like she was having a nervous breakdown when she asked her question. Everyone looked at her like wth? The President just took her hand and calmly showed her the light. Lol Watching President Obama handle her was a thing of beauty.

I hate to say it, but it was a good show. I don’t like “The View” usually but I enjoyed seeing the President on the show today. He did a great job.

B-Bro

July 30th, 2010
4:03 am

This president is an embaressment to our country more so tham Clinton and his moral problems. I truely believe he’s trying to bankrupt our country and the spirit and let radical islams take hold of the U.S.

B-Bro

July 30th, 2010
4:07 am

sorry still half asleep I should of proof read my above post. I don’t have a tele-typer :-( like prez does or do I get to take 4 helicopters and a cargo plane with the prez limo inside to Jersey just to go and get a $4.41 sandwich that cost the taxpayers $186,000 he’s sure worried about spending our tax money.

TIGER

July 30th, 2010
7:55 am

lt5000 wait until the wrath of America; in November GOD is going to show up and show out. GOD uses people and President Obama is GOD sent. All of you that is aganist of Belove President Obama better watch it.

GOD HAS THE FINALLY SAY NOT MAN!

Scott "Phillip" Wallace

July 30th, 2010
8:43 am

He is the Jimmy Carter of our generation. What a disgrace to the American people. No way he tricks the white people into voting for him again in 2012.

Call IT

July 30th, 2010
9:03 am

What a joke as the Socialist Racist has the time to appear on a hen party and not concentrate on the failing economy. If GW Bush had of pulled a stunt like this, he would have been bashed big time by the media. What a LOSER! Thank GOD he will be gone in 2012!

Enough Said!

Call IT

July 30th, 2010
9:19 am

Why don’t all of you dumb Barry supporters go give him a BJ since he has done so much for you and this country.

That Socialist & his Racist comments and his assocations with Wright, Ayres, Jackson, Sharpton, the NAACP, and all of Black Radio has done nothing but Blame America, and slam Fox News and Rush Limbaugh.

Also, you can stop all of the non-factual talking points about Bush and WMD that crap is getting so old and so far from the truth!

Again, I love my country and for what it use to stand for! I’m tired of the takers and all of the free hand-outs, scholarships that are given because of the color of one’s skin when it is my freakin tax dollars that is funding this mess. Obama can only answer by trying to make like raising taxes on the rich is the answer when they pay most of the tax burden as it is. Again, to fund the takers and sponges in America that are too sorry to try to lean a skill and make a living!

He will be Gone in 2012!

Enough Said!

Sportsluva

July 30th, 2010
9:37 am

Keep the hate coming rethugs…you prove your ignorance every time you open your mouths!!

Bill

July 30th, 2010
9:53 am

Obama you are a cheap slut. Why don’t you take care of business in the White House instead of parading across a crappy talk show like the View

idiotprez

July 30th, 2010
10:57 am

What an idiot we elected. 4 Vacations this month and now this?

WOW!