RNC on Obama’s interviews: “This is not a parody”

posted at 4:01 pm on August 17, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Heh. Because it’s Friday, and it’s funny — on air yesterday with Obama campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt, and again today with DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, MSNBC hostess Andrea Mitchell wondered aloud about the growing sentiment that President Obama doesn’t seem to make himself much available for hard-hitting press coverage.

Both LaBolt and DWS maintained that the President does indeed answer difficult questions on the regular, but as the RNC points out with this latest web vid… Mr. Obama does seem to have a penchant for setting himself up to field softballs.

President Obama just wrapped up another hard-hitting interview where he discussed America’s top concerns, like whether our president prefers green or red chiles, his take on “Call Me Maybe,” and what superpower he wished he had. It’s been over eight weeks since President Obama took a question from the White House Press Corps.


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What else do you expect from the smartest president ever.

chemman on August 17, 2012 at 4:05 PM

I wonder if O’s team is wishing it had pushed for Entertainment Tonight to moderate one of the debates.

Bitter Clinger on August 17, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Green or red chilis!

I was wonder how you got to the choice of “green or red” in that video.

lorien1973 on August 17, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Coming up next: BJ and the Doog ask Obama about Rebecca Black’s pop music comeback! Only on WYWC’s MORNING CHILL.

Paradol Ex on August 17, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Local reporters give better tongue baths than the White House press corps – who knew?

Upstreamer on August 17, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Damn, leave the man alone and let him eat his waffles.

RMOccidental on August 17, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Both LaBolt and DWS maintained that the President does indeed answer difficult questions on the regular…

I suppose he does do it “on the regular”… assuming you measure “regular” in geological time frames.

gravityman on August 17, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Barry IS a parody.

bayview on August 17, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Mr. President, why have you sealed all the emails that were requested by a Congressional committee concerning Fast and Furious?

Weight of Glory on August 17, 2012 at 4:09 PM

The General Secretary of the Central Committee of the United Soviet States has no time for hard questions.

Hard questions only serve to question the control and competency of the General Secretary and, therefore, are tantamount to treason.

Now, does the media have any hard questions for me?

- The Commie.

[Note - The comment, supra, should include at least 15 "uh's," so as to accurately reflect the ablitites of the Ivy School graduate. Please insert them at your convenience]

OhEssYouCowboys on August 17, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Mr. President, are you coverning up the death of a U.S. border patrol agent for your Atty. Gen. Holder?

Weight of Glory on August 17, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Oh, lord! They sound like Beevis and Butthead.

Blake on August 17, 2012 at 4:10 PM

While I appreciate Skeletor going after Debbie What-a-dumb Schmuck, she has no one to blame but herself and her colleagues. If they hadn’t spent the last 5 years as loyal Obama buttsniffers, he wouldn’t feel so confident about ignoring them in favor of fluff “news” outlets like ET and People Magazine. Try some hard hitting journalism for once(hell, I’ll settle for something on the level of Jake Tapper) and you’ll be surprised how quickly he makes himself available.

Doughboy on August 17, 2012 at 4:10 PM

OT- Brayam says : SUCCESS!!!

(Reuters) – Unemployment rates rose in July from June in almost all U.S. states, including those where the presidential election fight is expected to be fiercest, according to data released on Friday by the Labor Department.

http://news.yahoo.com/unemployment-rates-rise-u-election-swing-states-180343730.html

CW on August 17, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Hahaha….

Cartoon of the Day || August 17, 2012

by Keith Koffler on August 17, 2012, 1:50 pm

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/

Cody1991 on August 17, 2012 at 4:11 PM

After that second video, I’m bleeding everywhere.

nitzsche on August 17, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Mr. President, your administration said in 2009 that if you received your $700 billion stimulus bill, unemployment would be at 5%. Since we’re still above 8%, can you call the stimulus a failure?

Weight of Glory on August 17, 2012 at 4:13 PM

“If you had a Super Power what would it be…?’

He does. It’s called the United States you twit.

NeoKong on August 17, 2012 at 4:13 PM

What little air Obama had in his intellectual balloon has long since dissipated.

natasha333 on August 17, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Wow. I mean, really. Wow. What a complete dill-weed. And the “questioners” should be slapped silly as well.

Wait until Mitt gets some questions like “if Iraq and Iran join force and build a nuclear warhead with Russian parts and Chinese engineers, who would you bomb first and why?”. Then of course barack will be asked if he “really thinks Simon Cowell is as mean in real life as he is on his show?”. They will probably help him with the answers too.

DuctTapeMyBrain on August 17, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Uh, who is that nasty skank that “flirted” with obama? Uh, gross – even as a joke – gross.

Pork-Chop on August 17, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Mr. President, is it part of your Hope and Change message to have your Vice President tell a room full of black Americans that Romney will put them back in chains?

Weight of Glory on August 17, 2012 at 4:14 PM

So what superpower would the most powerful man in the world like to have, one of his questioners asked, noting that parts of “The Avengers” were filmed in New Mexico.
“It’s kind of a weird superpower, but if I had something that I could immediately wish for, I would love to be able to speak any language,” the president said.
“Now, that’s a weird superpower—it might not come in handy to rescue folks from a burning building,” he added. “But I’ve always wished that whatever country I went to, wherever I met somebody who spoke a different language, that I could right away speak their language.”
“I’m a big believer in making connections with people. But if it’s like an ‘Avengers’ superpower, then I think the whole flying thing is pretty good,” he said. “You can’t beat just kinda swooping around. That looks like it’d be fun.”

This from the ‘eclectic’ dummy in chief, who doesn’t know that Austrian is not a language.

Schadenfreude on August 17, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Serious men doing serious work.

Somewhere else.

kim roy on August 17, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Good, but for better still RNC should present shrill sounds and imagery of the serious problems we face, and superimpose this ugliness with his “inappropriate levity,” and / or his arrogance or overindulgence in vacations / golf etc. I love the idea of tying him to Hollywood. That’s vapid, and so O.

anotherJoe on August 17, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Is this what we might expect from the press for the president debates? And as to this is not a parody, even if it was, would one want the US president doing this type of krap interviews?
L

letget on August 17, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Animal House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

hillsoftx on August 17, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Vapid media and a vapid POTUS

mwbri on August 17, 2012 at 4:19 PM

This from the ‘eclectic’ dummy in chief, who doesn’t know that Austrian is not a language.

Schadenfreude on August 17, 2012 at 4:15 PM

He also said that the State he claims to have been born in is located “in Asia”. How proud his supporters must be of him.

Speaking of which, today is the third Friday in August, which means it’s Hawai’i Statehood Day! I wonder if Poi Dog is on the White House menu tonight?

Del Dolemonte on August 17, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Andrea et al do not like being taken for fools. This seems to be a shot over the bow?
Continued disrespect might just draw them out.

PaleoRider on August 17, 2012 at 4:21 PM

“One more question for each of you.

Mr. President, what makes you so go**am adorable and sweet?

And Mr. Freaksho…I mean Mr. Romney. Why do have dead hookers buried in your backyard?”

Bishop on August 17, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Oh my God, that woman on the radio has a voice for print.

strictnein on August 17, 2012 at 4:23 PM

“Reporters” ask Ann Romney very tough questions and they don’t even try to ask an important question to the POTUS? My Lord, “losers reporters”!

latina on August 17, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Andrea is just hoping for an “exclusive” interview and then she will be back in line & bowing down to Obama again…

albill on August 17, 2012 at 4:25 PM

That blasted picture of Bambi with his feet on the Resolute Desk makes my blood boil.

natasha333 on August 17, 2012 at 4:28 PM

This ad is great it just shows how unserious he is and frankly a clown

Conservative4ev on August 17, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Andrea et al do not like being taken for fools. This seems to be a shot over the bow?
Continued disrespect might just draw them out.

PaleoRider on August 17, 2012 at 4:21 PM

They’re beginning to sound like scorned lovers.

After all they did for him and continue to do (journalistic malfeasance) he shows them no respect – no rewards for years of endless journalistic fellatio.

BO treats them like cheap whores, and they wonder why.

Cody1991 on August 17, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Mr. President can you explain why you have a Conn. social security number when you’ve never lived there?

DanMan on August 17, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Andrea Mitchell is calling him out?

Wow. Maybe Ace is right about the whole preference cascade idea. Sure hope so.

beancounter on August 17, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Yeah, I can see how he would go red.

Curtiss on August 17, 2012 at 4:30 PM

“I prefer red. Chiles? Oh, I though you meant for the new flag.”

mankai on August 17, 2012 at 4:31 PM

In all fairness…that radio “interview” looks like the station was doing the typical campy fluff Q&A session that a lot of stations do. I don’t know for sure, but I’m guessing that particular interview wasn’t ever going to be a hard-hitting interview…kind of like a “Chris Matthews” interview, but a light-hearted “Scott and Todd in the Morning” type of thing.

JetBoy on August 17, 2012 at 4:32 PM

My only serious question left to him. When you leave here directly, will you be taking all the 0′s off the White House keyboards with you?

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Obama/Biden 2012- Mediocrity is no crime!!!!

50sGuy on August 17, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Andrea’s just jealous because she wanted to flirt and ask insignificant questions. When was the last tough interview this president had? I’m betting it was with Brett Baer, just after the health care bill passed.

This is how a president votes present. I don’t know why you’d expect anything any different from a community organizer with no experience who finds himself President of the United States.

bflat879 on August 17, 2012 at 4:34 PM

I can’t wait to hear how this ad is racist.

heretic on August 17, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Y’know, I’m generally not inclined toward sexist remarks, but splitscreen with Andrea Mitchell on one side and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on the other … frankly, I’d rather watch a webcam feed of a Chick-Fil-A kiss-in.

JEM on August 17, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Mr. President, your administration said in 2009 that if you received your $700 billion stimulus bill, unemployment would be at 5%. Since we’re still above 8%, can you call the stimulus a failure?

Weight of Glory on August 17, 2012 at 4:13 PM

“..Red! Although every once in a while, green is solid.”

The War Planner on August 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

He is such an embarrassment.

The Notorious G.O.P on August 17, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Mr. President can you explain why you have a Conn. social security number when you’ve never lived there?

DanMan on August 17, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Because that’s not actually how the system works and the area codes aren’t meant to identify location of residence.
http://www.ssa.gov/history/ssn/geocard.html

Thus, the Area Number does not necessarily represent the State of residence of the applicant, either prior to 1972 or since.

strictnein on August 17, 2012 at 4:39 PM

..frankly, I’d rather watch a webcam feed of a Chick-Fil-A kiss-in.

JEM on August 17, 2012 at 4:36 PM

..may I suggest the movie I recently made of me cleaning out my septic tank as a palate cleanser?

The War Planner on August 17, 2012 at 4:40 PM

I can’t wait to hear how this ad is racist.

heretic on August 17, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Come on. Everyone knows that “Parody” is code.

Curtiss on August 17, 2012 at 4:42 PM

The NM question is. Green or red ? End . It’s chili not chilis .
Now that I’ve settled that…… I think I need to go down a jar
of hot green to forget the whole thing .

Lucano on August 17, 2012 at 4:43 PM

He plays people for such fools.

President Obama just wrapped up another hard-hitting interview where he discussed America’s top concerns, like whether our president prefers green or red chiles, his take on “Call Me Maybe,” and what superpower he wished he had. It’s been over eight weeks since President Obama took a question from the White House Press Corps.

Tick tock, tick tock.

Lourdes on August 17, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Dudes, picture from outside Richmond Ryan rally today.

MontanaMmmm on August 17, 2012 at 4:46 PM

That’s so nice. :)

Lourdes on August 17, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Andrea Mitchell and DWS on the same screen is like rubbing poisoned dog doo in the eyes.

AM: President Obama won’t take questions from campaign journalists.

DWS: Yes he does, in fact.

AM: Except he doesn’t.

DWS: Of course he does.

AM: But, not.

DWS: Yes he does.

AM: …

DWS: *blink*

nitzsche on August 17, 2012 at 4:49 PM

All code for “the private sector is doing fine.”

so-notbuyingit on August 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Lourdes on August 17, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Just don’t confuse them with the OWS crowd./

MontanaMmmm on August 17, 2012 at 4:52 PM

You will never hear the nearly-human putative Republican nominee engage in such earthling trivia. But remember, “boxers or briefs?” played the saxophone on television in his Ray-Bans, served two terms and yielded over 20 million jobs.

plewis on August 17, 2012 at 4:52 PM

No one ever really questioned that preference JEM, but of course there’s nothing wrong with that.

plewis on August 17, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Lourdes on August 17, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Just don’t confuse them with the OWS crowd./

MontanaMmmm on August 17, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Yeah, because it’s so hard to tell them apart!

/sarc.

Lourdes on August 17, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Tough questions. I’m still stumped on the green or red chiles.

Smartest President Evah.

Oh, yeah, see how good at math he is? When they asked which superpower would be best, he knew right away not to name two superpowers.

Dusty on August 17, 2012 at 5:01 PM

This is how a president votes present…

bflat879 on August 17, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Hey, he doesn’t want to risk upsetting the Muslim Brotherhood!

Lourdes on August 17, 2012 at 5:03 PM

So he likes calling into radio shows?

Levin has offered to interview him respectfully.

And you know that would be informative and that it will never happen.

CorporatePiggy on August 17, 2012 at 5:03 PM

plewis on August 17, 2012 at 4:52 PM

If you are talking about President Clinton, he had about as much to do with the healthy employment numbers in his tenure as he did with the downfall of the Soviet Empire or the nascent tech explosion of the 1990s.

I would love to take over governance of a nation after a leader like President Reagan.

I would love to come into a venture capital firm or resurrected company or even our oval office after future President Romney.

Hillary or former VP Al Gore would have been better presidents than Bill except he ruined it for them.

Well…the guy did some good, come to think of it.

IlikedAUH2O on August 17, 2012 at 5:06 PM

plewis on August 17, 2012 at 4:52 PM

And I know President Bush (41) was in there.

President Reagan set the table.

IlikedAUH2O on August 17, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Presidential Debate:

– Andrea Mitchell or substitute Leftwing doofus “moderator”:

To Presient Obama, do you wear boxers or briefs? Oh, hahahaha, don’t answer that (bats eyelashes furiously, shuffles papers with loud ‘tapping’ noises). What the world really, really wants to know is, really, what sacrifices have you and your gorgeous wife made today with your historical, ground-breaking Administration?

…green, red, uhhh, hey, now, uhhh…mumble, mumble goes on for ten minutes, whispy tears in his eyes (and the moderator’s) when he holds his chin way uppp highhh…

– To challenger Mitt Romney:

Can you begin to enlighten the American voters just why you would be a member of a religious cult and do so for so mannny years? What were you thinking?!

Lourdes on August 17, 2012 at 5:13 PM

What an embarrassment this man is

Redford on August 17, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Obama is MIA. Yet the Media is still spooning with him.

MrX on August 17, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Male host: “Mr. President, everyone wants to know … giggles coyly …boxers, briefs, or spanx?”

Preezy: “…well, it Dependz … loud giggles.

Preezy: “Well, seriously, let me be clear. Spanx.”

Male host: Pink or blue?

cue the music: Send in the Clowns.

ziggyville on August 17, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Andrea et al do not like being taken for fools. This seems to be a shot over the bow?
Continued disrespect might just draw them out.

PaleoRider on August 17, 2012 at 4:21 PM

You might be on to something here. Maybe the slimestreamers will escalate their high schoolish behavior at being dumped for the “locals”–especially in light of all they’ve done for Him–and go on a nasty back-stabbing get-even grudge spree. We can only hope.

stukinIL4now on August 17, 2012 at 5:37 PM

In case anyone hasn’t figured this out…

$716 billion cut in Medicare is what BHO meant when he said maybe Grandma should just take a pain pill (if she can afford it, that is). WHO is going to ask him THAT question…

Mr. President, when you said Grandma could just take a pain pill, did you accomplish that with the $716 billion cut in Medicare?

UnderstandingisPower on August 17, 2012 at 5:38 PM

They really did need to add that disclaimer.

Jim Treacher on August 17, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Green or red chilis!

More palatable than “boxers or shorts?”

Liberal presidents favorite food? Marshmallows in the form of hard hitting questions….

Don L on August 17, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Lucano,
It’s actually red or green chile, not chili.

Allahs vulva on August 17, 2012 at 5:53 PM

The fluff questions reveal that the interviewers really think that Obama’s intellect is not advanced enough to handle any questions of real substance.

Besides, asking any hard questions of TFGP is equal to severe RAAAAACISM!!!

NapaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 5:54 PM

“I just flirted with the President of the United States of America.”

Do you really want to follow in the foot steps of Monica Lewinsky?

NapaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 5:57 PM

“I just flirted with the President of the United States of America.”

.
Do you really want to follow in the foot steps of Monica Lewinsky?

NapaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 5:57 PM

.
This girl just might.

It would give her the couple milliseconds of fame, she so craves.

listens2glenn on August 17, 2012 at 6:09 PM

C’mon people, red or green chili is a BIG DEAL! I understand that the administration has just authorized a $20 million loan to a big bundler to study flatulence as a source of green energy.

Concerned_American on August 17, 2012 at 6:10 PM

They should have asked him what he thought the best part of communism is.

He’d say; “…but there are SO many things, it’s hard to choose!”

Wolfmoon on August 17, 2012 at 6:14 PM

President Obama;

You can run but you can’t hide (this time!)

skatz51 on August 17, 2012 at 6:21 PM

“Mr. President, was your arrest record as a juvenile in Hawaii sealed by court order?”

slickwillie2001 on August 17, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Can’t wait for November

workingclass artist on August 17, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Allahs vulva ,
I stand corrected .
Thank you .

Lucano on August 17, 2012 at 6:51 PM

When was the last time Andrea Mitchell threw Barry a ‘hard hitting’ question?

GarandFan on August 17, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Q: “So Mr. President…It’s time for the big question. Boxers or briefs?”

A: “Andrea, I’ll give you the same answer I gave Rachel Maddow. My underwear shouldn’t be on your radar screen. And you know something? She agreed and asked me about my evolving position on Chick-Fil-A.”

spiritof61 on August 17, 2012 at 6:52 PM

“Mr Romney; can you explain why you did nothing while Governor to make up for your state’s legacy of slavery?”

halfbaked on August 17, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Allah has a vulva? Maybe a Volvo, but surely…

Don’t ever blog from Cairo.

spiritof61 on August 17, 2012 at 6:54 PM

“Mr Romney; have you apologized to the families of the 57 people murdered at Mountain Meadows by your fellow Mormons?”

halfbaked on August 17, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Don’t you ever flirt with my president, girlfriend! He’s busy running ruining our country!!

Sherman1864 on August 17, 2012 at 6:59 PM

I still remember in 2008 Harry Smith tapping the black Jesus on the knee and asking “how you holding up”.
I about went through the TV. What a pathetic clown Smith is. I refuse to watch him now.

Hummer53 on August 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM

“Mr. Romney, have you apologized to Elizabeth Warren and the other Native Americans that the Mormon Church has victimized for over a century? Have you no shame?”

spiritof61 on August 17, 2012 at 7:06 PM

The best superpower. … from “Highlander,” the power to read people’s minds

J_Crater on August 17, 2012 at 7:15 PM

The press probably is looking to try to rebuild some of their objective street Cred so they can hammer Romney and soft pedal Obama in The closing weeks of the campaign. Besides, they thought he was their “friend”. Wah.

earlgrey133 on August 17, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Mr. President, last question:

How far away is the teleprompter from where you are sitting?

sdbatboy on August 17, 2012 at 7:34 PM

DWS:

“Submit himself to the press corps”

Says it all, doesn’t it?

BobMbx on August 17, 2012 at 7:41 PM

So when does Obama get the cover of “Tiger Beat” and push Bobby Sherman off into the dustbin of history?

Look out, Bieber, Barry is comin’ after you . . .

tpitman on August 17, 2012 at 7:44 PM

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