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Showing posts with label Charlie Rose. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Charlie Rose. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Illusive Republicans And The "I" Word

When a political party avoids broadcast media, you know they are doing so for a reason. We suspect Trump's insanity and ineptitude when coupled with his serial lying, provides an impetus for GOP politicians to avoid any statements about Trump.

Image result for GOP hiding cartoonWhile the reason for their avoidance has to do with their dedication to party and their personal political credibility, there is another reason to avoid the truth, to avoid doing the right thing, to avoid the ramifications of their unfit leader. They are also running from a rabid base within their party. A base which is willing to overlook each and every indication of a president who is so unfit for the office, he should consider resigning. Yes, I know people who proudly traipsed to their polling places to cast that Trump (celebrity) vote. They bought the Trump carnival barking and they voted. Trump promised them the world (according to their twisted (paradigm)l he has delivered nothing worthwhile. He satisfies a need in those who voted for him; he entertains them. Oh, certainly provides daily entertainment which is common to successful reality TV celebrities, but the matter governance simply isn't part of the Trump experience.

About those Republicans who refuse to speak of Trump's daily troubles (especially the recent report of a Comey memo)

Media Matters is reporting noted journalist and TV personality Charlie Rose and his production tram received 20 refusals to appear from GOP politicians. 

Trump supporters have to wonder if their choice of president is good for the nation.  Even the most avid supporters seem to have less faith in their national messiah as indicated by dwindling poll numbers.

Reagan and George H W Bush Era Republican official and CNN contributor, David Gergen.

The "I" word? StumbleUpon

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Charlie Rose (PBS) Interviews President Obama

YouTube's Charlie Rose, President Obama's interview on PBS 6.17.2013.

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Published on Jun 17, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama defended top secret National Security Agency spying programs as legal in a lengthy interview Monday, and called them transparent - even though they are authorized in secret. 

"It is transparent," Obama told PBS's Charlie Rose in an interview to be broadcast Monday. "That's why we set up the FISA court," he added, referring to the secret court set up by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that authorizes two recently disclosed programs: one that gathers U.S. phone records and another that is designed to track the use of U.S.-based Internet servers by foreigners with possible links to terrorism. 

He added that he's set up a privacy and civil liberties oversight board to help in the debate over just how far government data gathering should be allowed to go - a discussion that is complicated by the secrecy surrounding the FISA court, with hearings held at undisclosed locations and with only government lawyers present. The orders that result are all highly classified. 

"We're going to have to find ways where the public has an assurance that there are checks and balances in place ... that their phone calls aren't being listened into; their text messages aren't being monitored, their emails are not being read by some big brother somewhere," Obama said. 

A senior administration official said the president had asked Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to determine what more information about the two programs could be made public, to help better explain them. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Obama First Term

Charlie Rose, CBS, recently sat with President Obama and First Lady Michele Obama for what may very well be the most relaxed, intelligent and civil interview since he first announced intent to run for the presidency.

As with any presidential interview, we viewers and observers approach the broadcast segment with a few thoughts on what we would like to hear. Or, for those who really stretch the limits of fantasy, we envision ourselves sitting across from the president, with a list of questions.

The Rose interview quickly yielded an item that I have been curious about since Mitch McConnell alert his financial contributors, conservative America (including conservative independents), the GOP, and frankly, Obama haters he was not going to work towards improving the abysmal state of the nation post Bush.  He alerted his constituents, he was gong to," to ensure Obama is a one term president".  There is little to no need to revisit such a historic statement, it stands as sickeningly in the public eye as GOP doctrine Circa 2000 and beyond.

Huffington Post writer Mollie Reilly wrote about lessons from President Obama's first term, in his own words.

"It's not the, you know, enormity of the decisions," he said. "It's not the pace. It is that I haven't been able to change the atmosphere here in Washington to reflect the decency and common sense of ordinary people -- Democrats, Republicans, and independents -- who I think just want to see their leadership solve problems. And, you know, there's enough blame to go around for that."
He continued: "I think there is no doubt that I underestimated the degree to which in this town politics trumps problem-solving."

Reilly continues....

In another excerpt from the same interview released last week, Obama said his biggest mistake in his presidency "was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right." 
"The nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times," Obama said.
Many have posited and opined that the one fault of the Obama Administration is their lack of understanding of communicating to the public. Communicating as I use the word is as follows:

* Packaging initiatives with basic information to facilitate understanding by the populace.
* Strategically anticipating GOP resistance on a policy by policy basis and planning for such obstruction. They also failed to plan communicating identifiable the obstructionism and calling it out as counter-productive and dangerous.
* Focused communication directly to the public with view able information to tell the story.

Of course, as Reilly reports, Romney camp addresses the president's comments as incompetently and shallow as all they have undertaken since Romney escaped the ravages of a sad GOP primary campaign.

We will not prolong this screed with the Romney campaign quote as it is view able via the link above.

The Interview was befitting the Oval of the Presidency of the United States of America.