Open thread: Obama press conference

posted at 10:45 am on June 29, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Remember when the White House press corps would complain when George W. Bush would go a few weeks between press conferences?  Today Barack Obama will hold his first presser in three months.  The last time Obama held a press conference, the administration was still bragging about economic recovery in a quarter that turned out to have a 1.9% annualized GDP growth rate, and claimed that the intervention in Libya would last “days, not weeks.”  Dominique Strauss-Kahn was busy rescuing Europe rather than terrorizing hotel maids and sitting in house arrest in Manhattan.  On the other hand, Osama bin Laden was still alive, so it’s at least a little bit of a wash.

Politico gives a preview of what might be on the minds of reporters at today’s 11:15 ET press conference:

One central question looms as Obama faces the media in the East Room on Wednesday, and one for which he isn’t likely to offer a concrete answer: Will Obama accept any debt ceiling deal with Republicans that doesn’t include some kind of tax increase on the wealthy?

Besides the fast-approaching showdown on the debt ceiling, the Obama-starved White House press corps also is likely to press the president — a constitutional lawyer – for a more detailed explanation of why the War Powers Act shouldn’t apply to his limited and divisive Libya intervention. Many Republicans and Democrats have insisted that it should.

Another intriguing line of inquiry: How does Obama, a champion of a cleaner and more transparent political process, feel about criticism from good-government advocates that he engaged in a legal, but arguably unseemly, outreach to woo big Democratic donors at a briefing session in the White House residence sponsored by the Democratic National Committee?

The hailstorm of questions on these and other topics will take place against a changing backdrop: The last time Obama met the press, there wasn’t a single declared GOP candidate for president. Now there’s a swarm, and every one of them is blaming him for everything that ails the U.S. economy — and the rest of America’s problems as well.

Obama probably decided to hold the presser to spin the budget and debt-ceiling negotiations and press the Republicans to return to the table in Joe Biden’s efforts to reach a compromise.  Expect most of his opening statement to focus on those issues, on which poll after poll shows Obama at his weakest standing ever with voters.  But I’m hoping an enterprising reporter or two will ask about Project Gunwalker/Operation Fast and Furious to get the President on the record with a denial.  Who will it be?  ABC’s Jake Tapper might ask that question, or perhaps Ed Henry in his new Fox gig.  Let’s hope that the opportunity doesn’t pass.

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Then I thought, if the majority of Americans did not see/hear this press conference, did he really say anything?.

Vince on June 29, 2011 at 12:53 PM

I heard most of it and he didn’t really say anything.

Fallon on June 29, 2011 at 1:03 PM

But but – he is kinda’ like a god doom cloud hovering over all of us, with neatly creased pants.

Ris4victory on June 29, 2011 at 1:01 PM

VegasRick on June 29, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Just got a blurb e-mail from CNN:

“Obama said that if lawmakers cannot reach a deal on raising the debt ceiling by the end of the week they should consider canceling congressional vacations.”

Please please please – will some R’s pull their ballsies out of their innards and end this madness??

Ris4victory on June 29, 2011 at 1:04 PM

the spin on msdnc is pathetic….

its all the gop’s fault…blame, blame, blame

cmsinaz on June 29, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Why doesn’t the GOP give Obama the jet deduction? Then, when the manufacturers go in the tank because no one buys them, the GOP can point and say, “Look.”

Beyond that, countries that have succeeded in debt reduction, have had a mix of 85%/15% spending cuts/tax increases does the trick. Give it to him.

BUT. Insist that it be clear tax increases by rates and have the increased taxes go to the Bureau of Public Debt.

BuckeyeSam on June 29, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Because little Bammie doesn’t care. In the past when Congress has screwed up, like in taxing the yacht industry, they see the results and make a correction. Little Bammie the idiot Marxist doesn’t make corrections because he is getting the results he wants. Look at what he has done to oil drilling in the Gulf, and to the coal industry.

He always doubles down on the stupid, because it’s his nature.

slickwillie2001 on June 29, 2011 at 1:06 PM

If the situation is as dire as Obama says – we can’t even pay for important stuff like Johnny’s college education without borrowing money – then doesn’t that make it even more vital that we cut spending?

See what I did there? It’s called ju-jitsu. You take an opponents attack and use it to whack him.

hawksruleva on June 29, 2011 at 1:06 PM

the spin on msdnc is pathetic….

its all the gop’s fault…blame, blame, blame

cmsinaz on June 29, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Good point you make..:)

Dire Straits on June 29, 2011 at 1:07 PM

How about if we don’t pay for Michelle’s lobster after Aug. 2nd?

OldeSCfan on June 29, 2011 at 12:35 PM
Can you imagine how much we will save on food bills alone if Todd Palin is the First Spouse?

txmomof6 on June 29, 2011 at 12:38 PM

Then add the savings of not taking a 400 person entourage of friends and family, along with a military plane to every foreign country you visit.

Flying to Alaska for the iditarod will be a substantial savings. Chances are that the Palins would even pick up the tab on that trip.

kscheuller on June 29, 2011 at 1:08 PM

the spin on msdnc is pathetic….

its all the gop’s fault…blame, blame, blame

cmsinaz on June 29, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Sound like it’s time for their medication over there.

pilamaye on June 29, 2011 at 1:08 PM

WHOA, he blamed his own boss…. Soros?!!!?

upinak on June 29, 2011 at 12:59 PM

LOL!..:)

Dire Straits on June 29, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Dire Straits on June 29, 2011 at 1:07 PM

time for a drink?

:)

cmsinaz on June 29, 2011 at 1:09 PM

And Fox is now reporting that oil prices are going up again.

Epic fail Barry.

Knucklehead on June 29, 2011 at 1:09 PM

pilamaye on June 29, 2011 at 1:08 PM

doubling the dosage

cmsinaz on June 29, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Epic fail Barry.

Knucklehead on June 29, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Reverse Midas touch.

VegasRick on June 29, 2011 at 1:11 PM

time for a drink?

:)

cmsinaz on June 29, 2011 at 1:09 PM

It’s getting time for sure..:)

Dire Straits on June 29, 2011 at 1:13 PM

Raise taxes on wealthiest, Obama challenges GOP

Obama, Let me be perfectly clear, I will redistribute your wealth.

Dr Evil on June 29, 2011 at 1:15 PM

I enjoyed everyone’s comments..They were all good..:)

Dire Straits on June 29, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Dire Straits on June 29, 2011 at 1:13 PM

:)

cmsinaz on June 29, 2011 at 1:17 PM

Sorry, but I’m reposting this from another thread.

I was talking to a co worker recently (a white female who is a major 0bama cultist). She still adores him, and was going on and on about how “presidential” he sounds when he gives a speech.

I asked her if she ever actually listened to what he said, or was she just responding to his voice like a dog responds to a dog whistle.

She actually thought that comment was kind of funny, but you should have seen the expression of shock on her face when I said that Sarah Palin was smarter than 0bama.

I’d bet she enjoyed every minute of this press conference.

UltimateBob on June 29, 2011 at 1:18 PM

And Fox is now reporting that oil prices are going up again.

Epic fail Barry.

Knucklehead on June 29, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Well that’s because we need to release 30 million more barrels from the SPR.

Doughboy on June 29, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Little Bammie is headed for Marxist Vineyard again this summer for this month’s vacation. I guess he feels he has to be with his own kind to be comfortable.

slickwillie2001 on June 29, 2011 at 1:22 PM

I enjoyed everyone’s comments..They were all good..:)

Dire Straits on June 29, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Me too.

Now I think I’ll take my corporate jet out for a spin.

Knucklehead on June 29, 2011 at 1:26 PM

slickwillie2001 on June 29, 2011 at 1:22 PM

he can’t do that..he has to stay in washington and the get the job done…didn’t he just tell congress that?

oh wait, do what i say, not what i do

cmsinaz on June 29, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Can you imagine how much we will save on food bills alone if Todd Palin is the First Spouse?

txmomof6 on June 29, 2011 at 12:38 PM

He would probably pull dinner out of the Potomac on a hook, if there’s not too much mercury in it.

Steve Z on June 29, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Responsibility? We’re borrowing $1.5 trillion a year. Paying the Chinese before our own people? YES. That’s how integrity works, and being stand-up, works. You borrow money, you pay it back with interest. He’s blind to the reality of what’s going on.

Paul-Cincy on June 29, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Ya know, Bammie, ya chase Boeing out of South Carolina, they’ll pay the Chinese to build their planes!

Steve Z on June 29, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Sometimes inane thoughts strike me and I thought about the question that if a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound?

It would scare the squirrels and drive them nuts. Which is what this press conference did to the American people.

Steve Z on June 29, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Didn’t the Dream Act fail to pass Congress? Oh, that’s right – it was implemented via Executive Order / fiat despite not passing Congress.

Athos on June 29, 2011 at 12:30 PM

But earlier Obama – President can’t dictate….

Sir Napsalot on June 29, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Obama continued, “I spent the last two years cutting taxes for ordinary Americans …

WTF, OVER?

Was reading this on MSDNC and had to stop there. REALLY? A report just was released this week titled “The High Price of Massachusetts Health Care Reform: Uncle Sam’s Bounty,” and the Boston Herald added a sub-headline called “Obamacare will make us sick”.

In this report I found that RomneyCare is having the following outcome over the past 4 years:

“A typical family plan has jumped by $2,504 per year.”

How exactly has the 0ne cut our taxes over the past 2 years? I know about the payroll tax 1%, but this guy is even more delusional that I ever imagined. As my health care costs go up by $2,504 per year, and energy costs sky rocket under 0bama I’m here to say F-You chairman zero!

shanimal on June 29, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Obama continued, “I spent the last two years cutting taxes for ordinary Americans … it would be nice if we could keep every tax break there is, but we have to make some tough choices to cut our deficit.”

….Is Stephanopoulos going to call Obama out on this lie:

Billions of dollars in new taxes just from Obamacare

Comprehensive List of Tax Hikes in Obamacare
From Ryan Ellis on Friday, January 14, 2011 6:00 A

Read more: http://www.atr.org/comprehensive-list-tax-hikes-obamacare-a5758##ixzz1B9lQ9FTn

“If you are a wealthy CEO … your taxes are lower than they’ve ever been,” said Obama.

Another lie coming from Mr. Hope and Change:

“The tax burden on the wealthy is at its lowest level in half a century.”

This suggests that the rich are paying less in taxes than they have at any time in the past 50 years. But this isn’t quite accurate.
The wealthy pay a greater share of federal income taxes than at least since 1980, according to the Internal Revenue Service. That year, the top 1% paid less than 18% of all federal income taxes. By 2008, they paid 38% — even though the top tax rate was half what it was 28 years before.
And while the effective tax rate on the rich has gone down in recent years, it was lower in 1986 than it is today, according to an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.

It’s also worth noting that the total amount of taxes paid by the top 1% — and even the top 0.1% — climbed during the Bush years. In 2008, the richest 0.1% paid $48 billion more in taxes than they did in 2001, IRS data show.

…plus I hope all the tough journalisto’s and pundits remind the American public that the same President who is up there blaming the GOP for our economic problems is the same President whose own budget was rejected 97-0 in the Senate and whose democratic party has not produced a budget in over 800 days.

In a blunt challenge to Republicans in Congress, President Barack Obama insisted Wednesday that eliminating selected tax breaks for oil companies and the super-wealthy must be part of any deficit reduction plan.

According to Obama’s own CBO….going after the “rich” does not help the economy…

(via Ace of Spades)
http://ace.mu.nu/archives/317954.php

CBO’s Elmendorf: “Higher marginal tax rates do reduce economic activity .”

CBO Elmendorf: Raising tax rates on rich hurts more than raising tax on everyone else. (Dem wasn’t expecting that answer)

…Does Obama have any plans that actually help our economy instead of hurt it??????

Obama stated in 2010 that he was keeping the Bush Tax cuts because the economy is not strong enough to withstand tax increases……

……………….the economy has gotten worse since then so why is it so great to raise taxes now??????

Worst President ever.

Baxter Greene on June 29, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Now I am convinced he needs to hold fewer pressers. This one was very uncomfortable…

d1carter on June 29, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Uncomfortable, yes. For all of us, BO included.

Sir Napsalot on June 29, 2011 at 1:50 PM

His stand up just get’s better and better.

Denverslim on June 29, 2011 at 1:52 PM

And Fox is now reporting that oil prices are going up again.

Epic fail Barry.

Knucklehead on June 29, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Well I can’t imagine why the markets would not be jumping for joy over Obama insisting that we raise the cost of producing and exploring for energy resources:


The Obama plan: massive tax hikes

posted at 9:03 am on February 27, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
http://hotair.com/archives/2009/02/27/the-obama-plan-massive-tax-hikes/

The business tax hikes are even worse.  Obama will increase taxes on existing American oil production starting in 2011.  Do we have massive amounts of alternative energy capacity ready to replace the energy production and usage that this will discourage?  A growing economy has to have a reliable energy supply.  Energy producers get hit on several fronts in this plan, and those costs will either result in lower energy production or increased cost to the consumers.

$5.3 billion – excise tax on Gulf of Mexico oil and gas
$3.4 billion – repeal expensing of tangible drilling costs
$62 million – repeal deduction for tertiary injectants
$49 million – repeal passive loss exception for working interests in oil and natural gas properties
$13 billion – repeal manufacturing tax deduction for oil and natural gas companies
$1 billion – increase to 7 years geological and geophysical amortization period for independent producers

Nothing defines intelligence like jacking up the cost of producing energy on top of our already high cost…during an economic depression.

Baxter Greene on June 29, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Not Long after Barak Obama’s election Newsweek magazine emblazoned its cover with the open declaration “We’re All Socialists Now.” What they meant of course was that the election had put us firmly and irrevocably on the path to European Socialism in America and that the capitalist system as we had known it was dead and buried.

It seems however that intervening events have raised some question about that irrevocable course. The administration’s right from the start crawling in bed with the very forces that brought us to the brink of disaster in 2008, its unwillingness and/or inability to delineate never mind address the problems that created the disaster, this policy of embracing the status quo and extend and pretend had almost immediate repercussions on the political front. If the President doesn’t like this reversal of fortune or the Tea Party, maybe he should look in the mirror. Both action and inaction have consequences; it’s a beast of his own making.

Any questions about European Socialism aside I have to agree with Newsweek on one thing, capitalism as we once knew it is dead. It has been replaced with a system of crony capitalism, the government and corporate partnership, a neo-fascism or more succinctly; a kleptocracy. This is the Rosemary’s Baby born of decades of deregulation and the revolving door between the Treasury Department and the banks, particularly the Federal Reserve Bank and the Wall Street investment banks like Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, HSBC and others. We now live in a system where the insiders prosper greatly and divide their pocket change between the politicians they buy through campaign contributions and the growing legions of government employees who reap salaries and benefits far beyond anything the working and taxpaying public could ever hope to earn in the private sector.

The inevitable result of what the United States has become in the macrocosm, we can see being played out in microcosm in Greece. (And soon Spain and the rest of the PIIGS.) These 1/10 of 1%ers have leached off the wealth of the nation through insider corruption, embezzlement and outright fraud. They have done so with virtual impunity as it’s their fellow kleptocrats who hold the civil and financial reins of authority.

They have taken their profits from the creation of massive piles of debt based money knowing full well that the as long as they maintained control the loans would never have be paid off. With each passing year the lender of last resort, the Federal Reserve, and the spender of last resort, the Federal government must create more debt and interest payments in excess of what was created in the previous year or deflation sets in. So make no mistake, whether it’s called QE3 or some euphemism for it, more money will be printed at an ever accelerating pace. On one end the profit statements of the FEDs primary dealers will continue to grow, the annual bonuses will be paid, and on the other end real unemployment will rise, wages will stagnate, real estate values, and home sales will continue to fall. The middle class, the self-reliant and privately employed worker, the small businesses of this world are being wiped out, and by design, to be replaced with the welfare recipient, the unionized government employee and a new Walmart on every block.

If you want to know what will happen in Congress as the day of reckoning draws closer on a debt ceiling vote, cast your eyes to Greece. Just as our banksters and politicians are desperate to maintain the illusion of American capitalism and reserve currency status, the Europeans are desperate to maintain the façade of the Euro and European unity around it. The Parliament in Athens has passed a new “austerity plan” in exchange for a new infusion of Euros. Nobody really things that this plan will actually be put in place or that any of the fiscal target will be met. The government will delay and put every obstacle in place to prevent privatization. Meanwhile the same government and financial elites will skim off a fat share of the proffered cash, nothing will change and there will be talk of bailout round 3 (or is it 4, I’ve lost count) before winter sets in.

It should be no surprise then that the populations are showing up in the streets. Between 30% and 40% of workers hold government jobs, at the national, provincial or local level. For decades they have selfishly bought into the false promise of ever expanding wages and benefits paid at the public’s expense. They have been played for suckers and now, to paraphrase Margret Thatcher, socialism has run out of other people’s money. Well at least other Greek’s money. The game now is to keep playing with other European’s and American’s money.

Take a look at this picture. Just last week this fat pig, I’m sorry there is no more fitting term, Greece’s Deputy Prime Minister issued a warning that if the austerity plan was not passed there would be tanks in the streets. It sounds like he is channeling Hank Paulson’s desperate pleading for the TARP package.

To see picture: http://theeveningchronicle.blogspot.com/

I could think of no better caption than “Austerity for thee, but not for me.”

These elites, these politicians and bankers are but 1/10 of 1% of the population, if that. They are busily engaged in selling us the fraud that the other 99.9% of us must sacrifice ourselves for their survival. Whether we buy it, and if we do, for how long, remains to be seen. As I write this the Finance Ministry building in downtown Athens is ablaze. Do we really want Syntagma Square in Athens to be coming to a town near us? If we don’t send the clear message to our politicians in the next elections that the game has to stop, the banks have to be broken up and the corrupt must be tried, convicted and jailed (can you hear me Ben Bernanke, and Lloyd Blankfein, and tax cheat Tim?) then our last chance for a peaceful resolution may well be gone and the beginnings of George Orwell’s “jackboot stomping on a human face forever” in his novel “1984” may well be upon us. Finding courage is difficult, failing to find it may be disastrous.

LCT688 on June 29, 2011 at 1:59 PM

The GOP should say fine we’ll give you the jet thing in exchange for $250B in cuts next year.

angryed on June 29, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Obama continued, “I spent the last two years cutting taxes for ordinary Americans … it would be nice if we could keep every tax break there is, but we have to make some tough choices to cut our deficit.”


…so….full…of…sh!t.

Not only has the Obama administration raised taxes by the billions on Americans…
…they want to raise them by billions more..:

Geithner: Taxes on ‘Small Business’ Must Rise So Government Doesn’t ‘Shrink’
CNSnews

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday that the Obama administration believes taxes on small business must increase so the administration does not have to “shrink the overall size of government programs.”


….why to look out for main st. there Obama….

Baxter Greene on June 29, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Comprehensive list of Obama gaffes on NewsBusters here. I suspect the untelepromptered Obama will gracefully gracelessly add to this list today.

BKeyser on June 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM

FIFY

Freelancer on June 29, 2011 at 2:14 PM

“Obama said that if lawmakers cannot reach a deal on raising the debt ceiling by the end of the week they should consider canceling congressional vacations.”

Ris4victory on June 29, 2011 at 1:04 PM

BETTER IDEA: If Obama cannot stop spending and come up with a sane budget, cancel Presidential vacations…and golf outings, too!!!

landlines on June 29, 2011 at 2:16 PM

If demagoguery and douchebaggery were outlawed, Obama would be rendered mute. I can’t remember the last time I heard a coherent and intelligent thought from this rotten pr!ck.

Jaibones on June 29, 2011 at 2:25 PM

I find it mind-boggling that so many people, even some “conservative-minded” folks I know, still think raising taxes on “big oil” or any other “big” is a good idea. They think that these companies will just pay the tax out of profits, thus reducing their profits a bit. They never stop to think that these companies will likely pass the cost on to the wholesalers and consumers. So in the end, we all pay more and the big, bad company they tried to punish is none the worse for wear.

BillyWilly on June 29, 2011 at 2:43 PM

The biggest problem for Obama is that people looking to him to provide new answers get the same old same old stuff. As this presser highlighted.

It worked in 2008, because he started out with a fresh look and a clean plate. After his solutions after solutions since 2009, how is that going to work this time?

Sir Napsalot on June 29, 2011 at 2:44 PM

Does the Idiot in Chief know when you take the rate of return away from wealthy Americans, they simply find a foreign source for that rate of return??? Traditinoally muni bonds/T-Bills, Bonds get the investment, but well – we know how that return is performing.

A good friend and his wife are worth 8 figures. In the past 18 months – they have spent $3-$4M in cash for land in NZ, abusiness partnership in Taiwan – and yes – even a conservative enclave in S. America (Equador I think)…

Odie1941 on June 29, 2011 at 2:48 PM

I accidentally clicked on the press conference and caught the president lecturing the press for their “obsession” with Libya. Two seconds of that was all I needed to know that this was Obama as usual, and not worth my time.

RebeccaH on June 29, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Sorry, couldn’t resist…

“Hey Mr. President…any comment on reports that your wife is really a moose?”

search4truth on June 29, 2011 at 10:52 AM

“Hey Mr. President… are you worried about your wife’s safety with the possibility of Palin entering the race?”

“Mr. President…what do you think of the loss of Weiner for the Democratic Party?”

search4truth on June 29, 2011 at 10:56 AM

“Mr. President… what do you think of the Democratic Party now that they’re Weinerless?”

“Mr. President, does your poo roll uphill?

Akzed on June 29, 2011 at 11:03 AM

“Mr President… Can I push it uphill for you?”

dominigan on June 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Hey everybody, I have a great idea…!

… Let’s elect Barack Hussein Obowma as President of the United States!

Who’s with me…?

Seven Percent Solution on June 29, 2011 at 3:28 PM

He doesn’t have press conferences very often because when he does give one his comments drive most citizens nuts. I for one can’t stand listening to him.

MTF on June 29, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Obama’s stop Sarah Palin press conference?

It might be more of a coaches huddle on how to beat the enemy without naming her.

Don L on June 29, 2011 at 4:01 PM

I’m sure if Chris Wallace was there there would have been some pointed questions./sarc off

Fuquay Steve on June 29, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Press conference is too hard. Michelle and the kids in Africa is too hard.

They sure earned their summer vacation this Aug in Martha’s Vineyard.

You suckers, get back to work (for me).

Sir Napsalot on June 29, 2011 at 4:15 PM

A disgrace. Even his cheerleading squads at he WaPo and NYTimes will have to mark this for what it is, sheer and shameless demagoguery Hmnn. Well, anything’s possible.

curved space on June 29, 2011 at 4:15 PM

“You know, Malia and Sasha generally finish their homework a day ahead of time. Malia is 13 and Sasha is 10. It is impressive. They don’t wait until the night before. They’re not pulling all-nighters,” he said to laughter from the assembled press corps. “They’re 13 and 10. You know, Congress can do the same thing. If you know you’ve got to do something, just do it.”

The Won should have given this scolding to Harry and Nancy last year – WHEN THEY DIDN’T PASS A BUDGET!!!

fred5678 on June 29, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Did the press conference accomplish anything?

Sir Napsalot on June 29, 2011 at 4:30 PM

After 3 questions CNN-Europe switched back to regular programming…

albill on June 29, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Malia is 12…

sandee on June 29, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Didn’t Obama say comprehensive immigration reform must be passed right away at this press conference? I saw some blurb on o’reilly tonite, but was cooking dinner, so I missed the intro of the Obama clip. (laura ingraham subbed for bill tonite).

karenhasfreedom on June 29, 2011 at 9:48 PM

The pressitute schmucks thought that the Malia and Sasha homework analogy was a laff riot.

The hissing snake in the grass surely did a lot of stuttering between his talking points. Boy, that Big Oil surely gets the breaks that the emerging Green economy could only hope for.

Buffoon!

onlineanalyst on June 29, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Anyone know if Obama will be taking the jet to his TWO FUNDRAISERS tomorrow; or will he walk/ride a bike? If he feels so strongly about saving taxpayer money on jets; he could always skip the fundraisers & you know, WORK.

TN Mom on June 29, 2011 at 11:59 PM

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