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September 27th, 2013
05:06 PM ET

Jackson to Obama: "Be Presidential"

Actor Samuel L. Jackson has some public relations advice for President Obama. Don Lemon talks to panel guests about Obama's image and perceptions regarding his use of language.

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  1. Frank Whittington

    Hoo-ray For Samuel L. Jackson !!!! You are the man !!!! I wish you had run for president instead of our Supreme Imperial Leader Obama, who continues to deflantly boost "I WILL NOT NEGOTIATE ," as long as I am the "Imperial Leader." Not the kind of leader I need..

    October 1, 2013 at 7:18 pm |
  2. curious2

    A American President must be respected......he is the Commander and Chief.......respect the the...SUPREME OFFICE!!!.....

    October 1, 2013 at 10:25 pm |
  3. george cook

    He DOESNT know how, he was elected with minimal experience for the job and he honestly thinks that he can TALK his way in and out of ANYTHING...and that's what he attempts....he either runs and hides when it get tough or he talks the issue to death and makes his famous PROMISES but doesnt really understand the situation under his feet at the time...Sad.

    October 4, 2013 at 5:38 pm |
  4. jon

    Can't our stupid Americans see that there is NO NEGOTIATING with the GOP???
    They simply want to repeal "Obamacare" (the ACA legislation) for some strange reason.
    So where is there any room for "negotiation?" They are so frightened that it will be a
    big success that they will try ANYTHING to bring it down before it even has a chance
    to get underway. What baloney. GOP – OUT in 2014!

    October 4, 2013 at 6:31 pm |
  5. cacique22

    Samuel, do you mean he should wear a powder wig? Surely you jest. You pretend while, the President IS the President, not a guy playing one.

    October 4, 2013 at 10:46 pm |
  6. Ovat

    Samuel L Jackson speaks of what he knows and nothing else. We do not expect him to know better. This is not America's fault. It is neither his.

    October 7, 2013 at 4:19 am |
  7. Doc1

    Frank Whittington

    Hoo-ray For Samuel L. Jackson !!!! You are the man !!!! I wish you had run for president instead of our Supreme Imperial Leader Obama, who continues to deflantly boost "I WILL NOT NEGOTIATE ," as long as I am the "Imperial Leader." Not the kind of leader I need..


    That is an absolutely, positively dumb comment. You'd be saying the same thing about Jackson if he were President. A simple "I agree with Samuel Jackson" would have been an intelligent, adult response.

    October 7, 2013 at 8:19 am |
  8. MLK

    He's can't be presidential. He's incapable of it. Hell, he can't even be American, and that is why he has always refused to produce a birth certificate. And the one that supposedly exists in Hawaii was never seen by anyone but a single DNC accomplice. If he had one, he would have shown it. And ANYONE who cries "birther" is just blowing a smoke screen because if Obama had nothing to hide, they too would want him to produce his birth certificate just to show the so-called "birthers" that we are wrong. Buy you don't because HE can't! Period, end of story.

    October 7, 2013 at 4:44 pm |

    I can't believe what I'm observing; And yet... I'm not shocked either. I LOVE MY COUNTRY; But it was built and organized on a foundation of Lies and Bully tactics. The VERY same tactics that we Americans are witnessing now. Everyone wants to see the our President become the stereotypical "ANGRY BLACK MAN"; Which he is NOT. I believe that todays issues has to do with more so PHARMICEUDICAL COMPANY GAINS and THREAT OF LOSSES than anything else we see on the SURFACE. The focus is NOT about a Afircan American President. I believe that NO MATTER WHO OUR PRESIDENT IS, if the current president doesn't see eye to eye with the Nay Sayers of such Mecidare provisions adopted..... this issue of Medicare would cause the very same friction. Just not with as much superficial mud slinging. This Medical Bill will put a HUGE HOLE IN THE POCKETS OF THOSE WHO ARE MANUFACTURING THE PERSCRIPTION DRUGS society has become depedant on. This theory is not to omitt the FDA's hand in regulating ORGANIC FARMING. Hence, those like myself who choose a more Holistic approach to healing... will suffer due to the GMO induced seeds that are now being pushed for a more robust production in agriculture. Right Wing / Left Wing alike, I feel that both sides want to help Americans; But just NOT at such a huge financial loss to the parmaceudical companies that many stand to gain hidden revenue from.

    October 8, 2013 at 8:23 am |
  10. Michael

    Obama's goal is certainly not to make America better. The left is ready to fight for health care but if all you do is read CNN, which is left of center more often than not, you quickly learn that Obama care is going to cost absolutely absurd amounts of money while reducing dramatically the health care of everyone else. It should be treason the way the government keeps taking care away from the elderly who paid all their lives for the care the government is failing to deliver.

    What good is it going to do the country if most of us are paying massive taxes to the government to take care of a small number of people? Once the government has the money, like they do with Medicare, what's to keep them from using that money for piles of other things?

    Pelosi was excited that ObamaCare might result in large numbers of American's going from 40 hours to 30 hours and loosing 1/3rd of their income. She thinks it's a good thing. How many American's think loosing 1/4 of their hourly time is a good idea? I do realize that it isn't a big deal to a very large number of Democratic voters but it's not good for America and surely there are many dedicated Democrats who have to be awake enough to know this is bad.

    People working less is bad for America
    Paying hundreds of thousands of times more for the health care of 15 million people is Bad
    Creating a system that causes people to loose Health Care is bad
    Adding 20% more to the Taxes of any American is Bad for America
    Further Socializing America is Bad

    I don't know what Obama's agenda is but I don't think it's America. He won't put his hand on his heart for the Pledge of Allegiance but he happily follows along with Muslim prayers.

    I just hope American's being so self interested and oblivious to what their votes mean do not lead us to a darker future than American's just having a major collapse in our world status and not the Destruction of America or Israel completely. My nephew says it's not possible for a President of America to cause something like this. My Nephew is a complete idiot. Obama is giving weapons to people who played a first hand roll in 9/11. He is arming Egyptians who are no longer friendly to Israel and ultimately not friendly to us.

    I would like to think America will eventually learn but my honest expectation is that when the country is driven into the ground and is unable to meet the demands of people dependent on government funds for Food, Alcohol and Drugs that the inner city violence perpetuated by self serving Liberals will pour outward and cities all over America will burn. Then it will escalate as people retaliate and try to protect themselves with the weapons the Liberals have tried desperately to take away from us.

    My Nephew says the government would never let people die. I say Why not? Other governments have. The US Government performed experiments on soldiers many times that have caused them pain or death. They dropped stuff out of airplanes to see what happened. Read about the CIA in the 50s, 60s and 70s and then say they won't.

    October 8, 2013 at 11:51 am |
  11. Michael

    PASCHE the big hole is going to be in the ground where the Elderly who have matured enough not to vote Liberal are going to be buried. Democrats do not give a rats behind about the Elderly because they don't have a big enough demographic there. Today in America it's about the votes.

    Think about it. The most important thing Americas are supposed to do is vote yet almost everywhere it's easy to do and easy to scam. In many states after the Florida Bush Gore crisis they implemented systems with no paper check. If you wanted to be sure everything was legit wouldn't you want as much redundancy as possible?

    If you were in Government and you wanted to protect the Democracy wouldn't you have laws that punished fraud with more seriousness than Jay-Walking?

    It's clear the US Government at least in the last 30 years has had it's interests focused on the next election and not on serving the American people the best possible government.

    Anyway as to the original topic. Medicare was paid for by the people who should benefit from it. People are not upset about Obama being Black. He won the Election the same color he is today. To say it's racist is to say he has no agenda and his color is all there is to him. He is a massive liberal with concerns that do not serve our country. He is spending us into destruction and destroying our health care system under the cover of it being good for us. He refuses to give on the issue because it is a terribly unpopular destructive plan that no one else is going to support it and he has done nothing else at all to be proud of, or to do that much harm to the country.

    October 8, 2013 at 12:04 pm |
  12. John

    Oh...I thought it was Jesse.

    October 9, 2013 at 4:48 pm |
  13. OneTrickPony

    Obama is a one trick pony. He only knows how to divide, from his community organizer days. Although he has compared himself to Lincoln, he has none of Lincoln's skill in negotiating, consensus building, or deal making.

    The language he uses, is incredibly divisive. No wonder this is where we're at. The example he sets further polarizes the viewpoints of others.

    October 10, 2013 at 9:04 am |
  14. Largo

    Surely you jest. A Community Organizer be presidential?

    October 14, 2013 at 11:27 am |
  15. Patricia Boutte

    Samual Jackson didn't do anything but rant. That is his opinion and that's all it is. President Obama is Presidential. He needs to respect the office. The problem with this actor is that he just wanted to be heard and seen. His word is not God!

    October 17, 2013 at 8:36 am |
  16. GeorgyPorgy

    Jackson is out of his league. He is an actor who people like to hear curse. That is his claim to fame. Then he defames himself by making a stupid comment.

    October 19, 2013 at 8:29 pm |
  17. S. H.

    Samuel should stick to findin snakes on a plane.

    October 19, 2013 at 9:46 pm |
  18. coffeewa

    People just do not trust Obama as he keeps changing his mind and his plans. He promised us we would be able to keep our health care plans (I even wondered at the time why was he saying that-did he own all the stock in the insurance business).
    He also said that we would save money_my Premera in Washington State just went up 16.9%-Obama confuses the heck out of me.

    October 24, 2013 at 11:33 pm |
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