ABC’s Robin Roberts has an Obamagasm on live TV

Via RealClearPolitics:

Robin_roberts“Whatever people think about this issue, we know it’s controversial, there’s no denying when a president speaks out for the first time like that, it is history,” co-host of ABC’s “Good Morning America” George Stephanopoulos said to Robin Roberts.

And let me tell you, George, I’m getting chills again,” “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts said about her interview with Obama.

“When you sit in that room and you hear him say those historic words. It was not lost on anyone in there right there. You never know what he’s going to say until you ask him,” she added.

There’s video at the link if you’re into watching this sort of thing. 

I decided to pass. 

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  • jim_m

     Yeah, And President Genius also said that capitalism has failed, that it “never worked”.  He was the first President to say that, making history as probably one of the most historically ignorant presidents and most prideful in his ignorance.

    So obama is also the first President to denounce the basis upon which  this nation was founded.  I’m so glad she approves.

  • jim_m

    “You never know what he’s going to say until you ask him”

    Well, you could read the teleprompter, but that would be cheating.

    • Imagine the ensuing hilarity should someone hack 0bama’s teleprompter when he’s on live TV…

    • kevwiz

      Oh my that was funny.  I burst out laughing when I read that.  Still laughing…

    • KenWD

      Is that a Yogiism?  You can learn a lot by asking.  

  • Mr Kimber

    Picture this: I stand before you..open my mouth..shove right index finger in mouth..most disgusting indeed.

  • herddog505

    I guess that we know now why Barry asked her, of all the correspondents in DC, to be the one to conduct this historic, unprecedented, groundbreaking, earthshattering interview.

    What, was Brian Williams having tongue surgery?

    For President Barack Obama’s groundbreaking interview on gay marriage, the White House turned to a friendly face — ABC’s Robin Roberts.

    She’s a respected journalist who knows both Barack and Michelle Obama well, isn’t regarded as a difficult “gotcha” interrogator and whose own identity — and shared love of sports with the president — was a key factor in the decision to grant her one of the biggest gets of the president’s time in office, according to insiders at ABC and elsewhere.

    “The White House went with Robin because of her personal rapport, their friendship, the past interviews — but also her race [African-American], even her age,” one producer at ABC said to POLITICO of the 51-year-old Roberts. “There is a very strong, very basic connection there.”

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76139.html

    I wonder how Roberts feels about being used as a prop in what amounts to a campaign pitch.

    Nah, I don’t wonder: I’m sure that she’s just fine with it.

  • GarandFan

    “And let me tell you, George, I’m getting chills again,”And the MSM wonders why people don’t take them seriously.  She forgot ‘the leg tingle’.

    • John Dooley

      I’m picturing the restaurant scene from “When Harry met Sally”.

  • Par4Course

    President Obama has now adopted exactly the same position as former VP Dick Cheney advocated in 2009 – that gay people should be allowed to married but that marriage ought to continue to be regulated at the state level.  As usual, Barry’s position means nothing.  He is not advocating any specific law.  His DOJ already quit defending DOMA.  It’s just another diversion from his pitiful record and the struggling economy – the issues the GOP needs to capitalize on in the campaign to elect Governor Romney.

  • herddog505

    More on Barry’s unprecedented, historic, groundbreaking heroism:

    A review of Obama’s top bundlers, who have brought in $500,000 or more for the campaign, shows that about one in six publicly identify themselves as gay. His overall list of bundlers also includes a number of gay couples who have wed in jurisdictions where same-sex marriage was legal.

    “It’s a very important constituency,” said Los Angeles attorney Dana Perlman, a top Obama bundler who is helping organize a 700-person LGBT fundraiser for the president on June 6. “The community for the most part is wholeheartedly behind this man.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/same-sex-marriage-debate-many-of-obamas-top-fundraisers-are-gay/2012/05/09/gIQASJYSDU_story.html

    And this interesting tidbit from the man himself:

    I had already made a decision that we were going probably take this position before the election and before the convention. [Sheriff Joe] probably got out a little bit over his skis, but out of generosity of spirit.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/10/obama-yeah-weve-been-fibbing-about-my-position-on-same-sex-marriage-for-a-while-now-or-something/

    Such courage!  Why, imagine the herculean task of wrestling with his conscience as his view on gay marriage evolved: “Should I tell people that I’m for it now?  During the convention?  Right before the actual election?  Oh, decisions, decisions…  This evolving stuff SUCKS!”

    And where was the greatest American hero on Tuesday when North Carolinians voted to put a ban on homosexual marriage into our state constitution?  Barry actually cancelled a campaign stop here when he MIGHT have swung by to personally express his support of gay marriage at a key moment.  Predictably, however, his superhero skills were… um… not on display.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/president-cancels-speech-asheville-possibly-tied-to-the-fate-of-amendment-1

    I realize that people’s views DO evolve (for example, mine have done so regarding drug legalization and abortion).  I realize that this can be a lengthy process.  I even admit that, in politics, timing is very important: I’m pretty sure that Truman didn’t wake up one morning, decide that integrating the Armed Forces was a great idea, then rush to his desk to fill out the paperwork.

    But for Barry to pretend that he’s been “evolving” and that he’s suddenly had a Road to Damascus moment is absurd.  For MiniTru to play along is… well.. completely expected, actually.

    • Stan Brewer

       Plugs forced his hand. The official announcement was slated be outed just before the DemocRAT convention.

    • Commander_Chico

      I’m sure he ran the numbers before doing this.

      • herddog505

        I’m sure he did, too, which rather tarnishes the whole “courageous” meme that he and his lackeys in MiniTru have been pushing.

        I’m reminded of Harold Ramis’ character in “Stripes”:

        “My father always told me to never hit anybody in anger unless you’re sure you can get away with it.”

    • cirby

      “probably got out a little bit over his skis”

      TV sports people say that right after someone face plants off of a ski jump.

  • 914

    “there’s no denying when a president speaks out for the first time like that, it is history”

    He’s history is more like it..

  • Stan Brewer

    Barney Frank is having an Obamagasam too

    • LiberalNightmare

      Ew.

  • herddog505

    Barry raking in the cash?

    So far, it appears that Barry’s display of totally disinterested, selfless, unprecedented heroism in announcing his personal support for gay marriage is paying off, literally:

    It’s too soon to tell whether President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage will help him or hurt him at the polls. But it’s already doing wonders for his pocketbook.

    The Obama campaign is enjoying a massive surge of contributions in the wake of his gay marriage announcement, suggesting the issue could serve as a powerful fundraising tool in the months ahead, according to campaign bundlers and donors.*

    But don’t be fooled: this was NEVER about electoral politics, interest groups, or sordid campaign cash (which, apparently, is only bad when its corporations donating to Republicans).  Nosir, this was the strictly the culmination of a long, arduous spiritual journey by Barry as his attitude toward gay marriage evolved to his eventual acceptance of it.  Politics had NOTHING to do with it.

    /sarc

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    (*) http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obamas-gay-marriage-announcement-followed-by-flood-of-campaign-donations/2012/05/10/gIQA2ntCGU_story.html

    via

    http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/obama-gay-marriage-support-leads-to-fundraising-boost/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OTB+%28Outside+The+Beltway+%7C+OTB%29