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Video || Obama Interviewed by Jay Leno

President Obama Tuesday submitted to one of his most lengthy broadcast interviews in some time, talking to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show. It’s a testament to how little we actually get out of this president that Jay felt he should take the time to basically do a serious interview.

I’ve put up the first two segments, which contained most of the interesting stuff related to national security – before Obama started in on his jobs propaganda.

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35 Responses to Video || Obama Interviewed by Jay Leno

  1. He’s either a magnificent liar or he really doesn’t understand what he’s saying isn’t true.

    There can’t be any legitimate journalist, anywhere, who wouldn’t give his left, um, arm for a sit-down interview like this one MrO gave to MrLeno.
    It’s a smart move on his part because unlike a presser at the WhiteHouse, he’s talking to millions of Americans who take what he says at face value.

    • Reminds me of the interview he gave to People Magazine prior to the election because, Stephanie Cutter said, that’s where many people get their news today and they don’t have time to read newspapers or watch the TV news. Huh? Doesn’t it take just as much time to read People? But he and his team are aiming at a certain type of reader and viewer.

    • On Fox & Friends, they even used the term low information voter. Yes, we still have “work” to do because some Muslims “still” hate us and there were only 27,000 decent jobs created last month. Pure baloney, accompanied by the phony-baloney smile. But the AZ Republic front page had the most toothy version yet on the front page surrounded by adoring crowds.. Stomach-turning.

  2. I watched this and to me the most amazing thing I concluded is: HE HONESTLY DOESN’T KNOW IT HAS BEEN HE WHO’S BEEN IN CHARGE THE PAST FIVE YEARS!

    Nearly everything Obama said was from the perspective of a person who’s running for a office (WHICH he does it quite well). But there is no administrative function in his mind. He actually doesn’t know it would be him who has to get all parties to a particular issue in a room and hammer out a solution.

    He believes it is ‘someone else’ who has to do the things he suggests and it is ‘their’ fault if its not getting done.

  3. I won’t watch or read Obama firsthand, but I do enjoy Keith’s and everybody’s takes and interpretations. Here’s another special “bonehead” remark by Obama I gleaned from The Blaze. He apparently said that we needed to deepen our ports all along the Gulf and he gave some examples–Charleston, S.C., Savannah, G.A., and Jacksonville, FL. The only difficulty is that those cities are located along the Atlantic Coast, not the Gulf of Mexico.

  4. What is so amazing is that he lies every time he opens his mouth! Nothing he says can be believed by people who’ve got their heads on straight!

  5. “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” Biden said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” Joe Biden

    Obama said ““The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident, unfortunately,”

    Articulate? Does Obama the Islamist supporter WANT more to die in terrorists acts than car accidents? Articulate my butt! Idiot?
    You betcha!

  6. What kind of President goes golfing, has a party at Camp David, then tops it off by going on Leno when we have just closed twenty embassies? He is not doing his job….period.

    • What kind of president…the same kind that left Washington to go to a fundraiser out of town while Benghazi was burning and Americans were dying.

  7. Too bad Leno didn’t have the intestinal fortitude to tell Valjar to get lost when she called to book her protégé on the Tonight Show. Worse yet, he followed the script that was given to him.
    Outside of the four words, “Sock it to Me’, Richard Nixon uttered via videotape on ‘Laugh-In’, no other sitting president has ever denigrated his position by hanging out on TV variety shows. The creepy Preezy has no shame!

  8. What an embarrassment. I’m wondering when the MSM so-called press will get honked off because Obama seeks “non-traditional” venues like a comedy show. It’s pretty bad when a comedian asks tougher questions than the so-called press.

    Plus when will ANYONE call Obama out on his obvious mistakes? The Gulf? The Olympics?

  9. Obama in-effect compares dying in the 911 attack to dying in a car crash.
    No time to address the embassy closings, but time to visit Leno.
    All the scandals are ‘phony’.
    Journalists are ‘co-conspirators’.

    He makes me sick.

  10. Not sure if you saw this Keith but another geographical blunder was made that few caught in the interview: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2013/08/07/aps-russ-bynum-covers-obamas-gulf-ports-gaffe

    Transcript from the interview:

    (Jay Leno) Q. You mentioned infrastructure. Why is that a partisan issue? I live in a town, the bridge is falling apart, it’s not safe. How does that become Republican or Democrat? How do you not just fix the bridge? (Laughter and applause.)

    THE PRESIDENT: I don’t know. As you know, for the last three years, I’ve said, let’s work together. Let’s find a financing mechanism and let’s go ahead and fix our bridges, fix our roads, sewer systems, our ports. The Panama is being widened so that these big supertankers can come in. Now, that will be finished in 2015. If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida — if we don’t do that, those ships are going to go someplace else. And we’ll lose jobs. Businesses won’t locate here.

    Tom Blumer (Newsbusters): The only conceivable way to interpret what Obama actually said is that the ports of Charleston, Savannah, and Jacksonville are “along the Gulf” of Mexico. Of course, these ports are really on the Atlantic Ocean.

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2013/08/07/aps-russ-bynum-covers-obamas-gulf-ports-gaffe#ixzz2bNVPbuVl

  11. Completely scripted! Obama has an uncontrollable nervousness when he doesn’t like what he’s being questioned about, here he has an immediate response to every question without stuttering. More BS

  12. This so-called President is so out of it. He can’t make sure the bridges are fixed? But he can go to Martha’s Vineyard and spend millions of taxpayer dollars on himself? JUST DO IT OBAMA!!! This family only knows how to spend other people’s money and he loves it too. But, you know what? nobody like Congress or the Republicans stop him from doing anything and thats the tragedy of it all. The Republicans just talk, talk and more talk — they don’t even try to save the American people from this phony liar, or stop him from doing anything crooked.