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2012-10-24 01:13:51 PM
Hey, I've not a novel idea on how to understand what Obama will do in his second term...

Take a look at his first one.
 
2012-10-24 01:21:22 PM

Lando Lincoln: Hey, I've not a novel idea on how to understand what Obama will do in his second term...

Take a look at his first one.


Which is why I'm voting for him again.
 
2012-10-24 01:23:40 PM
Putin knows, that is all that matters.
 
2012-10-24 01:25:09 PM

Lando Lincoln: Hey, I've not a novel idea on how to understand what Obama will do in his second term...

Take a look at his first one.


He is going to pass another Health Care bill and kill 0BL again?

Or have 4 more of those Summer of Recoveries?

Or maybe even more shovel ready jobs?
 
2012-10-24 02:07:28 PM
You'll hear from the citizens of Des Moines! They won't stand for this!
 
2012-10-24 02:07:59 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Lando Lincoln: Hey, I've not a novel idea on how to understand what Obama will do in his second term...

Take a look at his first one.

He is going to pass another Health Care bill and kill 0BL again?

Or have 4 more of those Summer of Recoveries?

Or maybe even more shovel ready jobs?


Nah, just four more years of republican obstructionism.
 
2012-10-24 02:21:37 PM

Krymson Tyde: tenpoundsofcheese: Lando Lincoln: Hey, I've not a novel idea on how to understand what Obama will do in his second term...

Take a look at his first one.

He is going to pass another Health Care bill and kill 0BL again?

Or have 4 more of those Summer of Recoveries?

Or maybe even more shovel ready jobs?

Nah, just four more years of republican obstructionism.


Infinitely better than President Autopen and VP Rand
 
2012-10-24 02:24:34 PM
haha zero bin laden

get it?

the letter o looks like a zero
 
2012-10-24 02:31:51 PM

Lando Lincoln: Hey, I've not a novel idea on how to understand what Obama will do in his second term...

Take a look at his first one.


I agree. That's why he has my vote.
 
2012-10-24 02:45:37 PM

Jackson Herring: haha zero bin laden

get it?

the letter o looks like a zero


i159.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-24 02:46:00 PM
This looks like a publicity stunt on the part of the Des Moines Register. After reading, like, 4 articles about it, this looks like what happened:

- Des Moines Register lobbies to get an interview with the president for several months. They are a newspaper in a swing state and are preparing to endorse either Obama or Romney.

- They get a 30 minute phone interview on the condition that the transcript is off-the-record, since the White House says that the interview is just for their endorsement consideration.

- One of the editors writes a blog post about it being off-the-record and begs the campaign to allow them to publish the transcript. He makes it out like Obama has said a whole bunch of new stuff that is interesting and compelling. He also mentions several times the fact that their paper will endorse a candidate on Sunday.

- They basically immediately get permission from the White House. They publish the interview... which reads just like every other recent interview I've seen with Obama. But profit: lots of clicks from people who heard this interview had a lot of new stuff that is interesting, and now everyone will come back to see who the Register is going to endorse on Sunday.
 
2012-10-24 03:02:50 PM
 
2012-10-24 03:03:56 PM

mahuika: This looks like a publicity stunt on the part of the Des Moines Register. After reading, like, 4 articles about it, this looks like what happened:

- Des Moines Register lobbies to get an interview with the president for several months. They are a newspaper in a swing state and are preparing to endorse either Obama or Romney.

- They get a 30 minute phone interview on the condition that the transcript is off-the-record, since the White House says that the interview is just for their endorsement consideration.

- One of the editors writes a blog post about it being off-the-record and begs the campaign to allow them to publish the transcript. He makes it out like Obama has said a whole bunch of new stuff that is interesting and compelling. He also mentions several times the fact that their paper will endorse a candidate on Sunday.

- They basically immediately get permission from the White House. They publish the interview... which reads just like every other recent interview I've seen with Obama. But profit: lots of clicks from people who heard this interview had a lot of new stuff that is interesting, and now everyone will come back to see who the Register is going to endorse on Sunday.


That was the feeling I had while reading the article. pretty low for a newspaper.
 
2012-10-24 03:04:54 PM

mahuika: This looks like a publicity stunt on the part of the Des Moines Register.


It's either that or a publicity stunt by the Obama campaign. Get Romney a little riled up over the 'refusal' to release the interview so he brings it up this morning, get people interested in what was said to the point they'd sit down and read what was said, release transcript a couple hours later.

Regardless: Number of votes changed or decided upon because of endoresement? Too few to give a fark over either way.
 
2012-10-24 03:05:56 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Putin knows, that is all that matters.


I find Putin very straightforward and trustworthy.
 
2012-10-24 03:06:48 PM

bdub77: Lando Lincoln: Hey, I've not a novel idea on how to understand what Obama will do in his second term...

Take a look at his first one.

Which is why I'm voting for him again.


DamnYankees: Lando Lincoln: Hey, I've not a novel idea on how to understand what Obama will do in his second term...

Take a look at his first one.

I agree. That's why he has my vote.


Ok, so that's a confirmed +3 vote advantage for Obama. SUCK IT ROMNEY
 
2012-10-24 03:06:51 PM

mahuika: This looks like a publicity stunt on the part of the Des Moines Register. After reading, like, 4 articles about it, this looks like what happened:

- Des Moines Register lobbies to get an interview with the president for several months. They are a newspaper in a swing state and are preparing to endorse either Obama or Romney.

- They get a 30 minute phone interview on the condition that the transcript is off-the-record, since the White House says that the interview is just for their endorsement consideration.

- One of the editors writes a blog post about it being off-the-record and begs the campaign to allow them to publish the transcript. He makes it out like Obama has said a whole bunch of new stuff that is interesting and compelling. He also mentions several times the fact that their paper will endorse a candidate on Sunday.

- They basically immediately get permission from the White House. They publish the interview... which reads just like every other recent interview I've seen with Obama. But profit: lots of clicks from people who heard this interview had a lot of new stuff that is interesting, and now everyone will come back to see who the Register is going to endorse on Sunday.


Or it may be trolling by the Obama campaign:

- Obama is asked for an interview, whcih, his campaign realizes, will get no attention whatsoever.

- Obama agrees to the interview, on the condition that it be off the record.

- The editorial board whines about the off the record intervies (which it had agreed to)

- The campaign immediately agrees to the release.

- People actually read the damn thing,because they want to know what Obama was trying to hide.


/Profit?
 
2012-10-24 03:09:58 PM
I wasn't a journalism major, but I'm pretty sure "off-the-record" means you don't get to write a hit piece about all the things that you'd like to say but can't, because you heard them off-the-record.
 
2012-10-24 03:11:32 PM

Waldo Pepper: mahuika: This looks like a publicity stunt on the part of the Des Moines Register. After reading, like, 4 articles about it, this looks like what happened:

- Des Moines Register lobbies to get an interview with the president for several months. They are a newspaper in a swing state and are preparing to endorse either Obama or Romney.

- They get a 30 minute phone interview on the condition that the transcript is off-the-record, since the White House says that the interview is just for their endorsement consideration.

- One of the editors writes a blog post about it being off-the-record and begs the campaign to allow them to publish the transcript. He makes it out like Obama has said a whole bunch of new stuff that is interesting and compelling. He also mentions several times the fact that their paper will endorse a candidate on Sunday.

- They basically immediately get permission from the White House. They publish the interview... which reads just like every other recent interview I've seen with Obama. But profit: lots of clicks from people who heard this interview had a lot of new stuff that is interesting, and now everyone will come back to see who the Register is going to endorse on Sunday.

That was the feeling I had while reading the article. pretty low for a newspaper.


Not these days.
 
2012-10-24 03:13:01 PM

imontheinternet: I wasn't a journalism major, but I'm pretty sure "off-the-record" means you don't get to write a hit piece about all the things that you'd like to say but can't, because you heard them off-the-record.


You can if you don't quote them and make a big deal about them imposing such terms on the interview, but allude to the contents of said interview.
 
2012-10-24 03:13:31 PM
Yet people are losing their shiat because Romney has spelled out every single detail of his tax plan.
 
2012-10-24 03:13:37 PM

Shrugging Atlas: It's either that or a publicity stunt by the Obama campaign


The blog post chastises the campaign for it's lack of transparency while complimenting Romney for allowing his interview to be posted online. I doubt the Obama campaign would be very fond of that.

Wheyfaring Stranger: The editorial board whines about the off the record intervies (which it had agreed to)


I really doubt they'd be able to predict that one editor had a blog that he'd go whining to, and one popular enough to get this much attention.
 
2012-10-24 03:16:48 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Yet people are losing their shiat because Romney has spelled out every single detail of his tax plan.


He has?
 
2012-10-24 03:18:02 PM

Skleenar: released


Y'know, that actually makes him look pretty good. Why the fark doesn't he talk like that all the time?
 
2012-10-24 03:20:23 PM

Skleenar: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Yet people are losing their shiat because Romney has spelled out every single detail of his tax plan.

He has?


Yes. It's right there next to that unicorn.
 
2012-10-24 03:20:37 PM

Epoch_Zero: bdub77: Lando Lincoln: Hey, I've not a novel idea on how to understand what Obama will do in his second term...

Take a look at his first one.

Which is why I'm voting for him again.

DamnYankees: Lando Lincoln: Hey, I've not a novel idea on how to understand what Obama will do in his second term...

Take a look at his first one.

I agree. That's why he has my vote.

Ok, so that's a confirmed +3 vote advantage for Obama. SUCK IT ROMNEY


You might want to make that +4, since I'm throwing my hat in with that lot.
 
2012-10-24 03:21:06 PM

Skleenar: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Yet people are losing their shiat because Romney has spelled out every single detail of his tax plan.

He has?


1. Tax cuts
2. Tax cuts
3. Tax cuts
4. Tax cuts
5. Tax increases on the poor, those bastards
 
2012-10-24 03:24:10 PM

Skleenar: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Yet people are losing their shiat because Romney has spelled out every single detail of his tax plan.

He has?


DUH.

Romney's Tax Plan
 
2012-10-24 03:24:13 PM
Link

The Romney campaign is not committing to granting any network interviews in the final two weeks of the campaign.

Kevin Madden walked to the back of Romney's plane Tuesday afternoon on the flight from Palm Beach to Las Vegas to talk about the debate. A television correspondent noted that President Barack Obama is sitting down with Brian Williams and Jay Leno this week and wondered if the Republican nominee will give an interview to a network.

"Look, one of the great things about the debates were we got a chance to talk directly to the American people about the issues that they care about. Over the next 14 days, Gov. Romney is looking forward to meeting with as many voters in these critical swing states and delivering them his closing argument about why he would be a better president. I don't have anything for you on scheduling yet, but I'll let you know as we update it."
 
2012-10-24 03:25:15 PM

Skleenar: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Yet people are losing their shiat because Romney has spelled out every single detail of his tax plan.

He has?


hasn't. I was up late last night.


Another thing, Why do you have a conference call with reporters off the record? Why not just not make the call? Was he just looking for an endorsement?
 
2012-10-24 03:28:12 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Skleenar: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Yet people are losing their shiat because Romney has spelled out every single detail of his tax plan.

He has?

hasn't. I was up late last night.


Another thing, Why do you have a conference call with reporters off the record? Why not just not make the call? Was he just looking for an endorsement?


I agree it's lame, but this isn't something that is peculiar to Obama.

And yes, he was just looking for an endorsement
 
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2012-10-24 03:28:35 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: He is going to pass another Health Care bill and kill 0BL again?


Hopefully he socializes medicine.

D0 y0u always use a zer0 in w0rds that c0ntain the letter O?
 
2012-10-24 03:32:39 PM
Desperation, thy name is tenpounds
 
2012-10-24 03:41:00 PM
 
2012-10-24 03:41:40 PM

AlanSmithee: Skleenar: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Yet people are losing their shiat because Romney has spelled out every single detail of his tax plan.

He has?

Yes. It's right there next to that unicorn.


Of course - it's on file at the city hall. It's in the basement, behind a locked door, in a boarded up storeroom with a sign that says "Beware of leopard".
 
2012-10-24 03:42:45 PM
The most transparent administration EVAH!

Not to worry, media won't report it.
 
2012-10-24 03:43:24 PM
Nationwide gun ban
FEMA camps training heteros to be gay
90% taxes across the board
free health care for all
and last but not least
reparations for slavery
 
2012-10-24 03:43:58 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Yet people are losing their shiat because Romney hasn't spelled out every any single detail of his tax plan.


Really, fixed that for you.
 
2012-10-24 03:44:28 PM
WOW!!! A story about absolutely nothing!!! Keep em coming, DesMoines Register!!!
 
2012-10-24 03:48:15 PM

MechaDupek: The most transparent administration EVAH!

Not to worry, media won't report it.


Pretty much all I heard on the radio this morning was a couple of people from that paper pissing and moaning about this.  And I don't live in Iowa.
 
2012-10-24 03:50:35 PM

monoski: Nationwide gun ban
FEMA camps training heteros to be gay
90% taxes across the board
free health care for all
and last but not least
reparations for slavery


Unbathed Santa.
Picnic apes.
Clean cheese.
And last but not least: Hen fap.
 
2012-10-24 03:51:39 PM
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20121024/NEWS09/121024003/Aft er-editor-s-blog-President-Obama-releases-transcript-of-Register-inter view?Frontpage

It's a great interview actually he says some things you don't hear politicians say in public but are obvious like the part about immigration reform.
 
2012-10-24 03:52:30 PM

MechaDupek: The most transparent administration EVAH!

Not to worry, media won't report it.


Media won't report a story that's nothing? About some media outlet who didn't get their way?

Gee, that absolutely makes me want to vote for R$.

The only legs this story had whatsoever is in the RWEC (Right Wing Echo Chamber).

AOL home page headline was actually "What Obama asked newspaper not to print"

Yeah, don't print a summary of our off-the-record conversation.
 
2012-10-24 03:53:29 PM

MechaDupek: The most transparent administration EVAH!

Not to worry, media won't report it.


And by the way, let me know what administration has been more transparent than Obama's.

I can wait.
 
2012-10-24 03:54:51 PM
Considering that the same newspaper published the transcript after it was released by the Obama campaign this morning (seen on the fark waiting to be greenlit list; this a benefit of becoming a Total Fark member) this story is not even a thing.
 
2012-10-24 03:57:26 PM

MechaDupek: The most transparent administration EVAH!

Not to worry, media won't report it.


So the DesMoines Register isn't "the media?"

KFTC
 
2012-10-24 03:58:45 PM

rcantley: MechaDupek: The most transparent administration EVAH!

Not to worry, media won't report it.

Pretty much all I heard on the radio this morning was a couple of people from that paper pissing and moaning about this.  And I don't live in Iowa.


Well, now that it actually is on the record, it's no longer a story, so...let's just move on to something else we can complain about, shall we?
 
2012-10-24 04:03:14 PM
National politicians do off-the-record chats with newspapers all the time. If the paper doesn't want it to be off the record, the politician doesn't chat. What happened here is that the Register is desparate to remain relevant, so they hyped the fact that the president talked to them. The president doesn't chat with bloggers. A few years ago, it would have been a pathetic move. Now, it is a sign of the times.
 
2012-10-24 04:14:41 PM

Dear Jerk: National politicians do off-the-record chats with newspapers all the time. If the paper doesn't want it to be off the record, the politician doesn't chat. What happened here is that the Register is desparate to remain relevant, so they hyped the fact that the president talked to them. The president doesn't chat with bloggers. A few years ago, it would have been a pathetic move. Now, it is a sign of the times.


I dunno, I think the president didn't want it on the record until they could verify no significant gaffes were made. Makes sense to me, keep stuff off the record until you can be sure it won't hurt your campaign, especially so close to the actual election.
 
2012-10-24 04:28:08 PM
From the actual transcript:
Keep in mind, over the first -- or let's say, over the previous two and a half years, corporate profits had been at record levels. Companies are awash with cash. And what they've been missing are enough customers out there to prompt demand and justify them investing in more plant equipment and workers. So if we can just trigger that, there's enough capital out there in order for us to get on that virtuous cycle.

So. Dang. Much. This.
 
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