Fisking Obama’s press conference
posted at 2:54 pm on April 30, 2013 by Guy Benson
Many conservatives I know have more or less given up listening to President Obama’s speeches and press conferences. (Blood pressure, etc). For some of us, though, it’s literally our job to pay attention — perhaps so you don’t have to. Click through for my fairly comprehensive rundown of the president’s 47-minute Q&A session at Townhall. It’s not a traditional line-by-line fisking, per se, but I’m confident it presents a pretty solid picture of what questions were asked, and how the president responded. As a taste, my final bullet point:
Jason Collins - In recent weeks, the president has said he doesn’t have enough information to comment on the Gosnell trial. Today, he told Fox News’ Ed Henry that he wasn’t aware of the latest Benghazi developments. He also noted that his administration needs to “investigate” further on chemical weapons in Syria and US intelligence failures leading up to the Boston bombings. But, interestingly, he was deeply informed about NBA center Jason Collins, who just came out as gay. Obama was so eager to discuss the subject that he actually returned to the podium after wrapping up the press conference. He couldn’t resist addressing this pressing national matter. I understand that the the first active “big four” sport athlete to come out is a newsworthy story. Why we need to hear from the president about it is less understandable. That Obama was more prepared to talk about this situation than Benghazi or Gosnell is a reflection of his priorities.
Also, pay special attention to the president’s answer on Obamacare. Very politically risky, it seems to me.
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