Inside The Obama White House

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The first part of NBC’s documentary Inside The Obama White House aired last night and was very well done. While it was better to watch it in HD on a big screen, above is a portion for those who missed it. Part 2 is airing tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. Further material, including additional video, is posted on line.

The show included film of the real West Wing, as well as other parts of the White House, and interviews. Obama gave his put down of cable news when asked if he watches when they are debating about what he has done:

I generally don’t. Mainly because I don’t find most of the cable chatter very persuasive. I’ve used this analogy before, it feels like WWF wrestling. Everybody’s got their role to play. I know a lot of these guys. And if Pat Buchanan is having a conversation with Chris Matthews or talking to Keith Olbermann, everybody’s got their set pieces and, so, I don’t feel as if I’m learning anything from the debate.

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    R.STOUT says:

    Ron , just wanted to let you know that I am very happy that barack Hussein obama won’t be interviewed on Fox News.  After hearing him say that he didn’t know that Acorn was receving government money, he worked with them in Chicago, he was a lawer for them at point of time, I don’t want to hear any more lies from from him, but I know I will.  He is begining to look like a Hugo Chavez want-a-be. Control Freak. 
    I don’t think the American People will take a whole lot more of his government control B.S.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Only wingnuts are concerned with all the nonsense being spread about Acorn. Doing some work with a group does not mean someone would know anything about their funding. This is a non-issue being turned into something by the wingnuts who want to distract from the real issues, along with all the lies which have been coming out of the Republican Party for years. Anyone concerned with honesty and transparency in government is going to do exactly what the voters have done in the last couple of election cycles–vote for the Democrats (despite their flaws) over the Republicans (who are the ones who act as if they are running a banana republic).

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    R.STOUT says:

    When the Democrats fnish screwing the health care system up, we will see who they vote for.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    The health care system is currently screwed up. When the Democrats fix some of the problems even more people will be voting for them. It is the realization of this which makes the Republicans so determined to try to stop health care reform.

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    Eclectic Radical says:

    ‘Only wingnuts are concerned with all the nonsense being spread about Acorn.’
     
    Well, wingnuts and Democratic Congressmen representing districts with a high wingnut count or who were just afraid that ‘moderate’ voters really are as right wing as ‘moderate’ Democrats and Republicans. One can’t explain the lopsided House vote by saying ‘it’s only wingnuts’ in a majority Dem House.
     
    It’s wingnuts and people either lacking in conviction or lacking in the political courage of that conviction.
     

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Democratic Congressmen went along with what the Republicans were pushing for in this case because nobody really cared about this other than the wingnuts. While conservatives act like Acorn is some big deal on the left, most liberals and Democrats don’t see if as being of significance, so there was no resistance to the GOP attacks.

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    Eclectic Radical says:

    It’s not of significance in itself, though the psychological and sociological implications of the GOP attacking an orgnanization that actively seeks to help poorpeople better their social and economic circumstances by investing in actual work on their part is very significant.  I’m always bothered by the glee with which the right stirs up the rural white poor against the urban poor of color. While, at the same time, stirring the middle class up against all the poor and legislating pretty much exculsively on behalf of the very rich.

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    Fritz says:

    It made for excellent theater, you have to admit.

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