Friday, November 07, 2008

President Elect Obama gave his First Press Conference On the Economy 11.07.08

Friday Afternoon First Press Conference.....November 7th, 2008

The Main Focus was on the Suffering Economy....240,000 More Jobs Lost this month ( 10th month in a row).Senator Obama, now President Elect, was serious, and thoughtful and carefully and calmly explained that Our Economy is in trouble and he is assembling a Team to address it, and they stood with him. It was a somber press conference.He re-emphasized the need for an immediate Stimulus Package NOW, and if not during the Lame Duck session, then he will initiate immediately in his administration. He also explained that he is not President Yet, but that is goal is for a seamless transition and to work with this President to make that happen. ( It occurred to me that all during this mess we have never seen Bush with a full press team standing to face this issue and then take Questions....).It was reassuring and did present strength and a picture of Real Thinkers assembled to work hard during this time.

He did talk about many that need assistance from small businesses to Municipal, Cities and Counties, he also spoke of extending job benefits, and auto industry help ( footnote:GM,Crysler, and Ford all in dire trouble).During the Question period he did answer questions about THE dog, and what he is reading ( Lincoln) and also that he has spoken to all past presidents. He was respectful and gracious to all questions, Lee Cowen, Jake Tapper etc. ( Candy Crowly is an idiot- she asked About the Security Briefs he got so far- NOT that he could reveal anything from those- so it was a Silly Question, CNN has to get off the TERRA bus....nuf said.) He even took the time to ask Lyn Sweet how she injured her arm- and it was joked she was the only injury at Grant Park...

It's funny I was about to go walk the Dog- because that is what I always do when Bush gives Pressers....( matter of fact she has been trained that if his face comes on -OUT we go....too funny)...It was the first time I sat down and had some Tea and watched a Presser with genuine interest, even took notes......wow, what a change 3 days can make eh ?

11 comments:

BadTux said...

A dignified and intelligent President. What a difference an election makes.

- Badtux the Easily-impressed Penguin

enigma4ever said...

Thank you Badtux- the Thoughtful Perceptive Penguin.......

( you are Sooooo right)

HelenWheels said...

Darn it, it's not syncing the sound w/the video. Probably my computer. It's already crashed once today (ugh).

I'll try again later. Thanks for posting!!

Utah Savage said...

I was sick to have to go to a great movie today because I missed the press conference. Thanks for the update.

Fran said...

So refreshing to see Obama with his team.... already assembled a team to work on the economy.
Reminding us they are not officially in the door just yet, but already have their sleeves rolled up and understand this is the huge issue & crisis.

I did a post today about big oil & the failing auto makers. Does anyone else connect the dots?? Oil record profits - historical profits-- auto industry failing. Also a glimpse into what kind of bonus money the auto industry was giving out not long ago (a bonus more than triple your salary anyone???), now begging the government for another $25 billion bailout.

Oil needs to pay proper royalties to the treasury & be putting money into developing more eficient vehicles & alternative energy.

But it is sooooooooooooo refreshing to hear an intelligent voice at the helm... thinking & speaking at the same time, not just pre fab worn out talking points.

Beach Bum said...

A president-elect that was intelligent, well-spoken, and gave real answers to questions from the press. I don't quite know what to say, it was a fantastic change.

enigma4ever said...

Beach Bum:::
yup...what a change...amazing...even with crappy news- it was less painful looking at a hard working team...

Fran::
you are always thinking...yeah- those BIG dots ...kinda like the BIG elephant in the Living room...that No one seems to want to see....hhhhmmmm...

Utah::
I will be over to see What movie you saw...much needed distraction...

Helen:::
It was working okay...I hope it still is..I will check...
I hope it is...it was kind of the middle of the day...
it was a pleasure to watch..and rewatch...wow...what a stunning change...

Anon-Paranoid said...

enigma...

I finally after a long, long time put up a short post.

If and when you do get a little time please stop by and see it.

God Bless you for all you do for our Country.

Mariamariacuchita said...

enigma, this world gets stranger and stranger, just when you think it can't get worse, it flips and begins to change. Thanks for all the live-blogging you did during the debates and election. When are you moving??

enigma4ever said...

Maria:::
thank you...you 2 ;-)
We all made this happen..ALL of us...
( I wrote you about plans..)

AnonP::
hey friend..Will be over tonight...need to let battery charge and I will be over...take care...have a good weekend..so nice to see you round again;-)

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More News::::
Members of President-elect Obama's Transition Economic Advisory Board, as provided by Obama's office:
—David Bonior, former Democratic congressman from Michigan
—Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
—Roel Campos, former commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission
—William Daley, former commerce secretary
—William Donaldson, former chairman of the SEC
—Roger Ferguson, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve's board of governors
—Jennifer Granholm, Michigan governor
—Anne Mulcahy, chairman and CEO of Xerox Corp.
—Richard Parsons, chairman of the board for Time Warner Inc.
—Penny Pritzker, chairman and founder of Classic Residence by Hyatt
—Robert Reich, former labor secretary
—Robert Rubin, former treasury secretary
—Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO of Google
—Lawrence Summers, former treasury secretary
—Laura Tyson, former head of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Clinton
—Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles mayor
—Paul Volcker, former Federal Reserve chairman

Human said...

:)
There is a disclaimer at the end about the audio not syncing. It's okay with me though. I was just happy not to hear Bush threatening us with more attacks.
Peace.