CNN reporter to Obama at press conference: What’s your New Year’s resolution?

posted at 5:11 pm on December 20, 2013 by Allahpundit

If you’ve read the book “This Town,” you know this exchange is a cinch to be featured in chapter one of the sequel. Too bad O didn’t let her ask her follow-up question: “What’s your back-up New Year’s resolution?”

How bad was it? Here’s what CNN came up with by way of a newsy takeaway after sifting through the wreckage:

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Even that’s a lie, of course. This was unquestionably the worst year of his presidency. The only one that compares is 2010, the year he and Pelosi got wiped out in the midterms. But 2010 was also the year they passed ObamaCare, his great legacy-building … uh, accomplishment.

Actually, yeah, maybe 2010 was worse.

He got a couple of good questions about the NSA that elicited a promise to address the subject more thoroughly next month but it took a good hour for someone in the room to get around to asking him why the Democratic dreamscape that is O-Care lately requires tectonic “fixes” every 36 hours or so. That was Chuck Todd, who tweeted this tidbit just before the presser started:

I thought they were waiving the mandate and opening up catastrophic coverage to people whose plans were canceled purely as a stopgap for those who hadn’t yet enrolled on the exchanges and were terrified at suffering a lapse in coverage on New Year’s. That would, at least, minimize the adverse selection problem from all of this. The whole point of having people canceled in the first place was to force the healthy into more expensive O-Care plans so that they can subsidize coverage for the sick. If you’re going to let some portion of that group revert to dirt-cheap catastrophic coverage, obviously you want to keep that portion as small as possible. If you let ‘em all go, then the healthy will bail out for less expensive coverage and suddenly the exchange risk pool is full of people with expensive preexisting conditions and no one else. But nope, that’s not how they’re playing this. Even if you’ve already enrolled in an O-Care exchange plan, you can dump it and pick up less expensive catastrophic insurance now. I guess they had no choice but to level the playing field — this was, of course, a political decision, not a policy one — but it underscores Todd’s question to O at the presser: If pre-ObamaCare plans were so “junky,” why let people back on them now?

I’ll leave you with this, the only question I really wanted an answer to today:


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Anyone surprised by this hasn’t been paying attention. Just another day ending in “y”.

kim roy on December 20, 2013 at 5:13 PM

But hey, Faux News is so much worse…

Del Dolemonte on December 20, 2013 at 5:14 PM

CNN reporter to Obama at press conference: What’s your New Year’s resolution?

Bobble-head asks hard-hitting question.

Potted plants at news conference deemed more intelligent than CNN bobble-heads.

BigSven on December 20, 2013 at 5:16 PM

CNN reporter to Obama at press conference: What’s your New Year’s resolution?

So little going on in the nation and the world that CNN has to stoop to New Year’s resolution questions?

RJL on December 20, 2013 at 5:17 PM

CNN reporter to Obama at press conference: What’s your New Year’s resolution?
============

To be a wittle more pleasants with you,

#$%^&*(&^%$%^&*(&^%$#%^&*(U%WE()(*&^%$$#$%^Y*U(I)……

….BOINKING MSM Journalists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(sarc)

canopfor on December 20, 2013 at 5:18 PM

“Do you remember the moment you realized you had the power to change the law at will?”

Shutup, puny earthling!

Blake on December 20, 2013 at 5:18 PM

AP,

It was the moment he became a made man by the Chicago Machine.

Christien on December 20, 2013 at 5:18 PM

So Obama’s decree about cancelling sub-par loans has been overruled by a subsequent decree that sub-par loans are ok?

This kind of shit wouldn’t even fly in the age of Babylonia.

He should be meet the same justice as Haman.

Murphy9 on December 20, 2013 at 5:19 PM

What’s your 2014 resolution, AP?

Christien on December 20, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Obama at press conference: What’s your New Year’s resolution?

…lie better!…and crush ALL my enemies!

KOOLAID2 on December 20, 2013 at 5:19 PM

“What is your New Year’s resolution?”
“Meet me backstage in 20 minutes, sweetie, and I’ll tell you.”
“*giggle!*”

JeremiahJohnson on December 20, 2013 at 5:20 PM

What a simpleton. Who planted the question? Jay Carney?

pat on December 20, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Even that’s a lie, of course. This was unquestionably the worst year of his presidency.

The worst is yet to come, so technically it’s not a lie.

Christien on December 20, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Jesus wept; are you kidding me?

Midas on December 20, 2013 at 5:26 PM

C’mon, we’ve already established that we’re dealing with POTUS Popeil here.

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

Christien on December 20, 2013 at 5:28 PM

CNN reporter to Obama at press conference: What’s your New Year’s resolution?

Were I in charge of assigning journalists for CNN, I would have fired the woman that asked the question before she even got back to the office. This is not the question a serious journalist would ask when given the opportunity to address the POTUS. The only thing more un-serious was the answer.

And BTW, when in the hell did the “last presser of the year” become tantamount to the State of the Union address? You’d think from the breathless coverage over this stupid non-event that there was going to be something of substance out of this.

Happy Nomad on December 20, 2013 at 5:30 PM

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

Single-payer

Amnesty

Gun control

More spending

More and higher taxes

More vacations

Punish my enemies

Reward my donors

antipc on December 20, 2013 at 5:31 PM

The worst is yet to come, so technically it’s not a lie.

Christien on December 20, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Valid point.

Happy Nomad on December 20, 2013 at 5:33 PM

So little going on in the nation and the world that CNN has to stoop to New Year’s resolution questions?

RJL on December 20, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Well, they didn’t get around to discussing Bo and Sunny. There is that.

Happy Nomad on December 20, 2013 at 5:34 PM

CNN reporter to Obama at press conference: What’s your New Year’s resolution?

It’s really two-fold: turn the nation into a copy of Cuba, remove presidential term limits and declare myself dictator for life.~B.O.

thatsafactjack on December 20, 2013 at 5:35 PM

At least she didn’t ask “What can I get you for Christmas?” Or maybe that question was his present.

kcewa on December 20, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Q: What’s your favorite Holiday Cookie?

portlandon on December 20, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Q: What’s your favorite Holiday Cookie?

portlandon on December 20, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Given Obama the answer would be Oreo.

Happy Nomad on December 20, 2013 at 5:43 PM

These people are sick … liberalism is a mental disorder. They prove it to be so every day. They thought his answer was humorous … both the question and the answer were sophomoric. What else did we expect? If your expectation was more than we know to be the level of reality … you were frustrated. I expected nothing less that what we got from this so called news conference.

Farce.

ORrighty on December 20, 2013 at 5:46 PM

The ever predictable MSM whores. It’s a wonder they don’t celebrate Dec 25th as Obama’s birthday.

Oh, wait. Maybe they do.

GarandFan on December 20, 2013 at 5:47 PM

I watched the press conference and all the time I was thinking:
a) Obama lives in his own fantasy world where everything is going perfect…people just don’t realize it.
b) He lies and lies and lies.
c) All of the above.

albill on December 20, 2013 at 5:48 PM

I’m surprised that her mouth could state the question with his c*ck down her throat.

WhatSlushfund on December 20, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Obama at press conference: What’s your New Year’s resolution?

To drive the republicans before me and to hear the lamentations of the women and children!
Obama the Barbarian

lfwest on December 20, 2013 at 5:49 PM

His new years resolution?

To Finish This One Off

Damn him.

Key West Reader on December 20, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Obama’s New Year’s Resolution s/b to try and not get caught in as many big lies.

VorDaj on December 20, 2013 at 5:50 PM

They thought his answer was humorous … both the question and the answer were sophomoric. What else did we expect? If your expectation was more than we know to be the level of reality … you were frustrated. I expected nothing less that what we got from this so called news conference.

Farce.

ORrighty on December 20, 2013 at 5:46 PM

I don’t have anything against a little levity at this time of year. Not much was going on in my office today. So if this presser was just Obama and the Press Corps, it would be cute. But this was not only televised but also set up as a serious and substantive event before Obama left on his vacation. In that context, the question was ridiculous.

Happy Nomad on December 20, 2013 at 5:51 PM

His new years resolution?

To Finish This One Off

Damn him.

Key West Reader on December 20, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Key West Reader:Exactly,…awesome image btw !:0

canopfor on December 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM

“Do you remember the moment you realized you had the power to change the law at will?”

C’mon, AP, he’s the Messiah!!!

Bitter Clinger on December 20, 2013 at 6:03 PM

“Do you remember the moment you realized you had the power to change the law at will?”

When he thumped to the straw-covered floor of a manger in front of 3 wise men while a star shone down upon him.

Bishop on December 20, 2013 at 6:12 PM

When he thumped to the straw-covered floor of a manger in front of 3 wise men while a star shone down upon him.

Bishop on December 20, 2013 at 6:12 PM

But was that manger in Hawaii?

Happy Nomad on December 20, 2013 at 6:17 PM

and thankfully out of listening range, but did he mention that he might be a little too awesome?
eff you (you should hear me when I’m not in a good mood)

and the horse you rode in on…

mickytx on December 20, 2013 at 6:24 PM

..AP, if this clown king thinks 2013 was bad, wait’ll he sees the diarrhea storm that’s gonna his him when his “signature legislation” disenfranchises the 5,000,000 folks and some start croaking in January AND the employer cancellation tsunami hits in September.

The War Planner on December 20, 2013 at 6:26 PM

..also, just had a thought regarding this press conference:

SOFT BALLS!

(The questions, not President Stool Sample’s alleged genitalia.)

The War Planner on December 20, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Learn to tell better lies

BobMbx on December 20, 2013 at 6:31 PM

But hey, Faux News is so much worse…

Del Dolemonte on December 20, 2013 at 5:14 PM

The left has the power to create such memes and to destroy good people. Machiavelli would be proud.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 20, 2013 at 6:43 PM

But this was not only televised but also set up as a serious and substantive event before Obama left on his vacation. In that context, the question was ridiculous.

Happy Nomad on December 20, 2013 at 5:51 PM

There is nothing either “serious” or especially “substantive” about obama.

He’s nothing more than a smug, slick-assed street-hustler, and anyone with a heartbeat and an IQ over 40 can see that.

The press are hitlerjugen, pure and simple. Expecting anything other than complete idol-worship of their fuhrer from them…is just foolish. And don’t expect that will change when another couple million Americans lose their current health-care coverage, and the economy completely collapses. They will respond with the fervor and pageantry of leni reifenstahl, telling us all how wonderful life is under obama’s “New Normal”.

If the left had a milligram of self-respect or human decency, they’d beg forgiveness before committing seppuku for bringing this disastrous man to the highest office in the land.

a5minmajor on December 20, 2013 at 7:11 PM

What is best in life?

wytshus on December 20, 2013 at 7:12 PM

wytshus on December 20, 2013 at 7:12 PM

The open steppe, a clear day, and a swift horse under you…and a falcon on your wrist to start up hares.

Christien on December 20, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Christien on December 20, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Wrong!

gh on December 20, 2013 at 7:32 PM

The Ass-Clown Press Corpse.

Jaibones on December 20, 2013 at 8:08 PM

What an embarrassment

jaywemm on December 20, 2013 at 9:01 PM

gh on December 20, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Yeah, but I get style points for using the source material to set up the correct answer.

Christien on December 20, 2013 at 9:56 PM

“be nicer to the Press” means not having any more conferences like this.

Her question was probably the only one that received a nearly honest answer. They know, coming in, that they are all his stooges, so why enable this liar to make bigger fools of them?

Similar questions would be his basket-ball picks, the name of the Redskins, what Bo is getting for Christmas (sorry, we mean “the holidays”, etc).

virgo on December 21, 2013 at 2:52 AM

But hey, Faux News is so much worse…

Del Dolemonte on December 20, 2013 at 5:14 PM

The Libs bash Fox News constantly.

But, they never seem to bother watching the Obama-loving “news” networks, either. I never hear them say, “Did you see that report on MSNBC about ____?”

On the other hand, Conservatives as a group have ignored many inconvenient truths about very real enemies of the Republic for decades, and where has that left us?

Comfortably numb.

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 21, 2013 at 6:47 AM

His New Years Resolution?

To be banging Barbara Walters like a screen door in a hurricane, to spend more time on vacations and golf, to get an illegal alien on the Supreme Court, and to make sure the rest of us lose our health insurance.

And to make sure we know it was all Bush’s fault.

NoPain on December 21, 2013 at 11:33 AM