Unbelievable: Obama gets no questions at presser on ObamaCare rollout or shutdown theater

posted at 4:01 pm on October 8, 2013 by Allahpundit

I’m tempted to call it a clown show but that would be insulting to clowns:

It ran for one hour and six minutes, with 12 different reporters being called on — although, notably, not Ed Henry of Fox News — and between them they couldn’t muster one question about the catastrophe that is Healthcare.gov or the spectacle of National Park Rangers locking senior-citizen tourists out of war memorials and/or inside their hotels. I admit that, near the end of it, when Twitter was already starting to buzz about the oh-fer on this week’s two unhappy topics, I started rooting for the press corps to ignore them, not unlike how you might root for an opposing pitcher when he’s throwing a perfect game against your team in the ninth. On the one hand, it’s a disaster for your interests; on the other hand, you’re seeing something historic in process. Today, we all witnessed a perfecto — no runs, no hits, not the barest insinuation in front of a national television audience that the federal government’s behavior towards the public this week has alternated between almost literally unbelievable incompetence and vindictiveness. Amazing.

And of course, per the left/media, it’s the GOP’s fault:

The criticism invited some blowback form Democrats, including former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, who tweeted, “Hey Republicans, maybe they’d ask about Obamacare if you didn’t do such a great job pushing that shutdown for no discernible reason message.”

Similarly, Slate’s Dave Weigel wrote: “Hey, maybe the press would have asked some Obamacare glitch questions if there wasn’t a giant f–king shutdown happening.”

Pure garbage. Even if you agree that the shutdown should have been Topic A at the presser, there’s no reason to spend 66 minutes on it without ever reaching Topics B or C. Given Obama’s reluctance to submit to press questioning, it may be months before they have another crack at him to ask about ObamaCare and the NPS’s behavior; they surely wouldn’t have had a chance today if not for O wanting to push his “no negotiations while the government’s closed” message. It’s the shutdown, in other words, that created this opportunity for them to get answers to questions they might not otherwise have a chance to ask — and they decided not to ask anyway. The result: A solid hour of talking points, the only interesting wrinkle to which was this.

What’s revealing about the “we would have asked if not for the shutdown!” defense is that it suggests that reporters are prisoners to the daily news cycle rather than the people who create the news cycle. You hear something akin to that during every election season, when some news anchor will interrupt six hours of wall-to-wall horse-race coverage to lament the fact that the media focuses too heavily on horse-race coverage to the exclusion of policy. Page one today is about the shutdown, ergo they’re duty bound to ask about nothing but the shutdown — even though they’re the ones who decided what page one would look like to begin with. Perfection.

Update: Evidently, this is only a concern of “the GOP media.”

Update: Mediaite’s now corrected the “GOP media” quote at the last link, but the underlying point remains. Somehow, it’s Republicans’ fault that the media can’t do its job.


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davidk on October 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM

The main stream media has revealed its cards today for all the world to see…it is THEY who have demonstrated at being the ultimate racists…by coddling the first black president because THEY feel black presidents can’t handle tough questions like white presidents can….I am besides myself with this bold revelation.

Alinsky on October 8, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Maverick…shut your mouth and go sit down somewhere. Now is not the time to show us your Vichy Republican credentials.

kingsjester on October 8, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.
 
lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

 
Change.

rogerb on October 8, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Utterly confused about the arrests of those Dems at a rally of their own peeps.
Any help ?

pambi on October 8, 2013 at 6:16 PM

probably wanted to be seen at the scene by their people and wouldn’t move their fat arsses when the cops told ‘em to keep it moving.

gracie on October 8, 2013 at 6:33 PM

INC on October 8, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Ok, so they blocked traffic, not just gathered.
Setting precedent for the trucker rally, praps.
Yum.

pambi on October 8, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Should anyone be shocked? It is not a media, free press, etc.

They are propagandist for the Democrat Party and if you view CNN, MSNBC, NBC, Washington Post, NYT, CBS, ABC, etc., as such it makes things easier to understand. Of course there are real reporters who work for those organizations, but the leadership of those organizations and the majority of the people they hire are propagandist.

I mean being critical of them for something they are not is a waste of time. It is a propaganda war and our side needs to learn that you can’t appease the propagandist on the other side. That is why I always cringe when some Republican tries to reach out to people like MSNBC. Don’t they understand they are being used?

William Eaton on October 8, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Not unbelievable at all.

ladyingray on October 8, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Speaking of the media propagandists, ABCnews just opened with a major story over a salmonella outbreak, then spent all of 20 seconds on the shutdown and another 5 seconds on Obamacare rollout. Now they’re back on to piddling crap.

Trouble finding an effective message defending the administration? I didn’t even see anything of President Petulant’s daily hissy fit for the press.

Gingotts on October 8, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Change.

rogerb on October 8, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Such as cheering the shoe thrower, demanding that he admit mistakes, insistently demonizing ever effort of Bush’s in the war on terror… It’s all happened to Obama too, you meanies! In lostfascistland’s mental Memory Hole, that is…

ebrown2 on October 8, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Holy Jesus.

BigWyo on October 8, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Obama knew who to call on! He runs around the questions anyway.
He is such a dishonest SOB
Makes me want to heave.

Delsa on October 8, 2013 at 6:51 PM

State controlled media, completely obedient to this lawless President.

US……..THEM.

PappyD61 on October 8, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Not that surprising. I mean they all are liberals after all.

mrscullen on October 8, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Went to a nearby McDs for lunch just before noon Pacific time. Was going to eat there but they had the Oblahblah presser on the big flat screen, and I could not avoid the annoisement. I bailed quickly.

Marcola on October 8, 2013 at 6:58 PM

……and the gop leadership responded to this liefest how?

……..and how about thousands of Amnesty shills for the lawless Mexican illegals on the mall while REAL AMERICANS get the shaft!

US……THEM.

PappyD61 on October 8, 2013 at 6:59 PM

But after it is all said and done these failures all belong to Obama.
No one will remember the journalists or the Congressmen or anyone except who was the President who presided over the beginning of the American nightmare.

Remember your history books and the great depression?
Anyone recall the journalists or Speaker of the House?
But history always remembers the President during the failures.

albill on October 8, 2013 at 7:02 PM

The White House press corps are nothing but a bunch of hand picked liberal sock puppets. A gaggle of gutless little twerps that wouldn’t say s–t if they had a mouthful.

rplat on October 8, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Every question was designed to lead him to a left, talking point. That’s the way he and Carney set it up.

These people have no principles. They do what Carney tells them and the rest do not call anyone out on it. Ed Henry of Fox mentioned it but glossed over it as did Shepard Smith.

Vince on October 8, 2013 at 7:09 PM

When do we the people get to the ‘I’ve had enough of this $hit and I’m not going to take it anymore’ stage???

This crap is just getting absurd.

BigWyo on October 8, 2013 at 7:16 PM

EVERYTHING needs to be the fault of Republicans. That’s the only way Leftism can remain in existence.

rrpjr on October 8, 2013 at 7:17 PM

What’s unbelievable is the use of the word unbelievable in the title of this thread.

bgibbs1000 on October 8, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Nazis, and their sympathizers. By God they’ll meet the same fate.

teacherman on October 8, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Hows your blue dress ditch digger?

Bmore on October 8, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Igor Nikolaevich Panarin saw this coming over twenty years ago when he predicted the dissolution of the USA. He thought that 2010 was the year but it looks like he’s not going to miss it by much

Mason on October 8, 2013 at 7:29 PM

The Marxist nominates fellow Marxist Janet Yellen to replace Bernanke as fed chair.

bgibbs1000 on October 8, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Predestined and executed.

SouthernGent on October 8, 2013 at 7:39 PM

I believe that our real problem is not Obama, it’s the main-stream-media and the low-information-voter. We can eventually get rid of Obama, but as the man said “You can’t cure stupid”.

Kaffa on October 8, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Nice screen cap. Looks like Obama is swallowing Putin’s balls.

There can be no other reason than this for this miscreants behavior. Oh,. wait.. .It’s Obama. Nevermind.

Key West Reader on October 8, 2013 at 7:41 PM

“Unbelievable: Obama gets no questions at presser on ObamaCare rollout or shutdown theater”

Given the state of the U.S. media, it’s hardly unbelievable. If you want to get the straight news, go to the British press.

bw222 on October 8, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Mason on October 8, 2013 at 7:29 PM

a breakup may happen some day, but not what he predicted. The South won’t be part of Mexico, the West won’t be part of China, the Midwest won’t be part of Canada and the Northeast won’t be part of Europe. That’s just not going to happen.

Daemonocracy on October 8, 2013 at 7:44 PM

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Can you explain obamacare to me?
[7:35:56 pm]: Honda
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You don’t know about obamacare?
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This is the government website for obamacare.
[7:37:05 pm]: Honda
In March 2010, Congress passed the Affordable Care Act. The law provides you with greater consumer protections, new coverage options, and increased consumer information. The health care law puts you in control of your health care and may help to lower your health insurance costs. One of the biggest provisions of the law is the creation of a new Health Insurance Marketplace to offer you more affordable health insurance.

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…or you type really fast.
[7:38:52 pm]: CALLER
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[7:39:27 pm]: CALLER
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I have a family of three.
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[7:40:06 pm]: CALLER
Your website isn’t working.
[7:40:45 pm]: Honda
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[7:41:00 pm]: CALLER
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[7:42:06 pm]: Honda
what state are you calling about
[7:42:44 pm]: CALLER
I’m not on the phone. Is there anyone there who knows about obamacare?
[7:43:42 pm]: CALLER
I need to know how much it costs.
[7:43:57 pm]: CALLER
Is there someone who knows that?
[7:44:51 pm]: CALLER
Also, can they explain the dental coverage?
[7:45:05 pm]: Honda
i will give you the phone number so that you may call in it is 1-800-318-2596
[7:45:35 pm]: CALLER
What do you do?
[7:45:50 pm]: CALLER
I thought this was the obamacare website?
[7:46:01 pm]: Honda
It is
[7:46:08 pm]: CALLER
Where I need to sign up…
[7:46:34 pm]: CALLER
Isn’t it mandatory?
[7:47:06 pm]: Honda
that is why i need to know what state you are calling for
[7:47:24 pm]: CALLER
I’m not on the phone.
[7:48:30 pm]: Honda
i cant direct you to the correct web site untell i get that information
[7:48:46 pm]: CALLER
What information?
[7:49:41 pm]: Honda
i need to no witch state you are wanting insurance in
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no witch?
[7:51:31 pm]: Honda
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[7:52:59 pm]: CALLER
Do you have English speakers there?
[7:53:28 pm]: Honda
yes
[7:53:42 pm]: CALLER
Could I speak with them?
[7:54:11 pm]: Honda
Do you have any other questions that I can help you with?

Panther on October 8, 2013 at 7:58 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Applies here as well, but my wife has been saying for awhile now about the libtards she works with in the library – “they live in their own little reality, with no connection to the rest of reality”.

dentarthurdent on October 8, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Evidently Obama only needs them quarterly.

weaselyone on October 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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The new king of the ass kissers, boot lickers, useful idiots etc etc. Again: embarrassing.

New poll: 58% of Americans would vote AGAINST raising the debt ceiling

Resist We Much on October 8, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Wait -so who is really in line with America? The Brayams and the liberals….or… the Tea Party?

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 8, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherfocker on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

…were you asking questions on your knees?

KOOLAID2 on October 8, 2013 at 8:07 PM

All the more reason for the House to say screw you a-hole, and let all burn down…

PatriotRider on October 8, 2013 at 8:09 PM

New poll: 58% of Americans would vote AGAINST raising the debt ceiling

Resist We Much on October 8, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Wait -so who is really in line with America? The Brayams and the liberals….or… the Tea Party?

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 8, 2013 at 8:01 PM

58% of Americans are, obviously, racists, suicide bombers, hostage-takers, jihadis, Hezbollah, terrorists, etc.

The Establishment lives in an echo chamber within a bubble.

Resist We Much on October 8, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

October 4, 2005 sampling of questions for Bush at presser. You speak of things that simply are not true

QUESTION: Mr. President, of all of the people in the United States you had to choose from, is Harriet Miers the most qualified to serve on the Supreme Court?

QUESTION: Some conservatives have said that you did not pick someone like Scalia and Thomas because you shied away from a battle with the Democrats.
QUESTION: Is there any truth to that? And are you worried about charges of cronyism?

QUESTION: You’ve taken time to express that you know her heart, her character. You’ve emphasized your friendship. So it seems reasonable that over the course of the years you’ve known her perhaps you have discussed the issue of abortion.

QUESTION: A couple of weeks ago, you stood in the Rose Garden with Generals Abizaid and Casey and you cited the accomplishments regarding standing up of Iraqi troops there and said that there were 12 battalions that were working on Fallujah in the western part, 20 in Baghdad, 100 across the nation.

QUESTION: And that afternoon, Abizaid and Casey went up to Capitol Hill and said, “Well, there’s one battle-ready battalion,” which led some Republican senators to say, “Well, the situation is getting worse.”
So, the questions is, sir: It appears that between what you said and what they said, something’s not adding up here.

QUESTION: Mr. President, you’ve presided over the largest increase in the size, the power and the cost of the federal government since Lyndon Baines Johnson. A lot of your supporters are wondering what’s so conservative about that.
And can you answer them and tell the American people, given the budget deficit, the cost of the war, the cost of Katrina, specifically, by naming a specific program or revenue measure, how you’re going to pay for all this?

QUESTION: Are you still a conservative?

QUESTION: Mr. President, as we hop around here, let me move to the Valerie Plame investigation, which many people believe is coming to a close.
As you know, some top members of your administration have been named as part of that investigation. Is it your intention if anybody in your administration is indicted to you remove that person from your administration?

QUESTION: Mr. President, the Bible speaks of goodwill toward the least of these. With that, how are we going to bridge the divide of poverty and race in this country, beyond economics and homeownership, that after Hurricane Katrina, and also the (inaudible) statements?
And also, how can the Republican Party gain the black vote — more of the black vote in 2008 after these public relations fiascoes?

QUESTION: Thank you, Mr. President.
Getting back to the leak investigation just for a moment, I’m curious, sir, whether you’ve had any conversations with any of your aides, particularly Karl Rove or Scooter Libby, about any of their dealings with reporters poking around on that issue and any strategy that they may have come up with to deal with that issue.

QUESTION: As you know, ethics has been the hot topic here in Washington. I wonder, as a matter of principle, do you believe it is ever OK for a member of your administration or a member of Congress to accept free gifts or travel from lobbyists?

QUESTION: You said a few minutes ago that you’re proudly a conservative, but there was a lot of hand-wringing when you made your nomination yesterday on Harriet Miers.
Bill Kristol said he was depressed and demoralized, and Rush Limbaugh said it was a nomination out of weakness.
What do you say to these critics specifically? And how can you convince them that she is as conservative as Justices Scalia and Thomas?

QUESTION:
Eighty-five percent of the Republicans approve of the job you’re doing, but only 15 percent of the Democrats approve of the job you’re doing. What is it about that that Democrats find so objectionable that you do?

weaselyone on October 8, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Wait -so who is really in line with America? The Brayams and the liberals….or… the Tea Party?

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 8, 2013 at 8:01 PM

…I think we need to ask spermsequestrian…otherwise now known as 52% !

KOOLAID2 on October 8, 2013 at 8:15 PM

The reality is: The media defined the Tea Party…. most Tea Party ideas are supported by nearly 50% or higher of Americans. So the next time fkcutard Brayam brings that crap up about the TP being against Americans remind it of the facts.

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 8, 2013 at 8:24 PM

“Virtually anyone who has tried to purchase insurance in the individual market will attest that it was complicated and time consuming. People were denied and priced out, and they had few if any real choices. This is why the Marketplace matters. It is simple and user-friendly, and the coverage is affordable.”
- Kathleen Sebelius

I wonder, has anyone found it affordable … yet?

When we hired a new employee they were eligible 90 days after their hire date. If they resigned the could pay for gap insurance. Pretty easy … right?
If we look at the new government regulations written into Obamacare which recently (mysteriously) forced prices up just before the October 1st rollout how much “cheaper” did they make Obamacare look?
Remember too that several employers stopped offering healthcare altogether. So, what choice do they really have now?

kregg on October 8, 2013 at 8:52 PM

weaselyone on October 8, 2013 at 8:14 PM

; )

Bmore on October 8, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Some of the comments are funny.

Bmore on October 8, 2013 at 9:29 PM

How can anybody be shocked about this press conference knowing that the lapdog press will cover for their creation by all means. These things are orchestrated to make Obama look good even in a bad light. What is really sick is that the networks air this crap, and pat themselves on the back for lying to the American people another time.

savage24 on October 8, 2013 at 9:45 PM

This is what press conferences looked like in the Soviet Union. It doesn’t matter, people know whats going on, the White house press corps has lost any relevance it ever had.

Ellis on October 8, 2013 at 9:52 PM

When do we the people get to the ‘I’ve had enough of this $hit and I’m not going to take it anymore’ stage???

This crap is just getting absurd.

BigWyo on October 8, 2013 at 7:16 PM

When their comforts and distractions no longer comfort or distract.

Or are taken away.

kim roy on October 8, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Wow!

Chuck Schick on October 8, 2013 at 10:17 PM

“Virtually anyone who has tried to purchase insurance in the individual market will attest that it was complicated and time consuming. People were denied and priced out, and they had few if any real choices. This is why the Marketplace matters. It is simple and user-friendly, and the coverage is affordable.”
- Kathleen Sebelius

I’ve done that.

And I had a lot more choices than the four, and only four, choices Obamacare mandates all insurance companies must provide, and no others.

Imagine if Government Motors — wholly owned, run, and subsidized by the government — provided only four vehicle models, with the lowest priced starting at $35,000. No other vehicle could be sold and operated in the US other than these four.

Imagine all other auto makers selling in the US had to manufacture and sell the exact same four models, identical right down to the smallest screw, bolt, nut, and paint color.

Imagine that government bureaucrats and politicians designed and wrote the specs for all of these models, allegedly in the best interests of The People. And that people like Sebelius and Comrade O could at a whim decide to change the specs at any time.

Imagine that Government Motors would subsidize the purchase price for “low income” buyers, using taxpayer money.

And imagine all adults had to own one of them and buy a new one every five years or pay a penalty, tied to income, that the IRS would collect.

That’s Obamacare. And people like King Obama and Duchess Sebelius are trying to tell us this is better than a free market and it really, really is a market based solution, because “this … (government run auto) Marketplace … is simple and user-friendly, and … affordable”.

And they get indignant when someone like me calls them socialists. Because they know it’s true.

Doesn’t the government run auto industry I described sound a lot like the Soviet Union’s auto industry?

farsighted on October 8, 2013 at 10:28 PM

On Obama and his UPChuck Haggle and the no money to fly the widows and kids to be at Dover AFB.

“self deleted”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 8, 2013 at 10:31 PM

“Let Them Eat Obama Care And Like It”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 8, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Someone should have asked him, Has the debt ceiling ever been raised and the debt didn’t go up?

Sven on October 8, 2013 at 10:38 PM

sete

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 8, 2013 at 11:08 PM

It doesn’t matter what questions are asked. This group is incapable of telling the truth.

EdmundBurke247 on October 8, 2013 at 11:10 PM

farsighted on October 8, 2013 at 10:28 PM

You should expand your excellent analogy to explain that the King and his Court have allowed themselves, of course, the ability to buy and enjoy something other than the aforementioned four GM choices – they may choose more or less expensive, different options and colors, etc – whatever *they* want – *and* subsidized by our tax dollars as well.

Midas on October 8, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Some of the comments are funny.

Bmore on October 8, 2013 at 9:29 PM

LOL

that is kind of odd that the apology is time stamped more than an hour before the post he was apologizing for, though… ?

Midas on October 8, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Panther on October 8, 2013 at 7:58 PM

ROFL!!!!

So… ‘Honda’ is Jenteal’s ‘work name’?

Midas on October 8, 2013 at 11:21 PM

When do we the people get to the ‘I’ve had enough of this $hit and I’m not going to take it anymore’ stage???

This crap is just getting absurd.

BigWyo on October 8, 2013 at 7:16 PM

When their comforts and distractions no longer comfort or distract.

Or are taken away.

kim roy on October 8, 2013 at 10:08 PM

This.

Scotty J on October 9, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Shame on anyone who is surprised.

Softball questions. Sycophantic hacks. All systems normal.

Adjoran on October 9, 2013 at 12:14 AM

First, have pity on the journalists that have to listen to this a-hole for 60 minutes. At least we can turn off the TV of switch the radio channel if his halting pseudo-decisive blather are heard.

And what do you ask a self-evident liar and fool?

Obviously, you ask about the Washington Redskins!

virgo on October 9, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Somehow, it’s Republicans’ fault that the media can’t won’t do its job.

FIFY

BD57 on October 9, 2013 at 12:24 AM

“Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.”

Mr. President, when you stood on the floor of the Senate and explained your decision to vote against increasing the debt limit in 2006, were you “demanding ransom in return for doing your job”?
Were you “saying, you know, unless you give me what the voters rejected in the last election, I’m going to cause a recession”?

LagunaDave on October 9, 2013 at 4:51 AM

LSM has made press conferences into cheer leading events.

Farce.

petefrt on October 9, 2013 at 5:53 AM

Screw the press-core.

They should hang next to the other traitors.

TX-96 on October 9, 2013 at 6:10 AM

A new high in lows for the Lame Stream Media…

Khun Joe on October 9, 2013 at 6:41 AM

Media so so biased its pathetic
they should ask questions like
How can obama threaten to stop sending out social security checks when they keep taking in social security taxes?

how can obama explain shutting down parks but giving a waiver for illegial alien amnesty rally in the capital?

Why is obama shutting down govt services when the GOP has authorized Continuining CR’s for everything exempt obobocare.

sniffles1999 on October 9, 2013 at 7:28 AM

I am enjoying the impending financial bankruptcy of the modern media.

Pissing off and deliberately ignoring half of your potential customers or more isn’t usually a very good business model.

Zomcon JEM on October 9, 2013 at 8:24 AM

You know B.O. does these “little pressers” to amuse himself and to blame the evil extreme wing of the party (teaparty) for ALL OF THIS NATIONS problems.
But the worst thing about these “little pressers” they disrupt my beloved Young & the Restless, you get more of the truth from a soap opera than this Admin.

It’s time for ALL Patriots to gather in DC and be heard, July 4th 2014!!

mmcnamer1 on October 9, 2013 at 9:44 AM

When do we the people get to the ‘I’ve had enough of this $hit and I’m not going to take it anymore’ stage???

This crap is just getting absurd.

BigWyo on October 8, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Critical mass for that was lost to the liberal schools and media a long time ago.
Our electorate now is no more sophisticated than Venezuela’s.

neuquenguy on October 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM

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