"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Note to White House Press Corps -- No Shouting Questions when he Ignores You

The thin skinned President through his mouthpiece Carney is now putting shouting questions at the President which has been done for decades off limits as it bothers Obama.  Don't you feel sorry for Obama having to put up with shouted questions?  (sarcasm)  Two words fit Obama:  "GROW UP!"

Chip Reid from CBS once again shows why he is a valuable member of the White House Press Corps because he is not buying what Carney is trying to sell to the press corps:
“It's an absurd reason to say that because we asked questions you're not going to allow cameras in there. He's capable of ignoring our questions. He does it all the time,” said Chip Reid of CBS. 
Does Carney want to write the questions the press corps is allowed to ask?  This whole cover-up for Obama from the media is about to blow up as you can the cracks in the White House Press Corps on the Obama coverage starting to go more negative because of the way they are treated on a daily basis.

Remember when Reagan was shouted questions -- he took it with a smile and a quip treating it as part of the job. Don't think Obama has one bone in his body that you could ever say he took something negative and turned it into a positive.  He is the more like a kid that didn't get their way and takes the ball home than an adult.  Everything has been handed to him and it shows that if he doesn't get his way he gets very stressed out and snappy.  The "I Won" President who is the 'professional politician' is actually one of the most immature people to ever occupy the office of President.

This is another example of that but he is not the only politician like that today.  We have others that complain when their comments or records are questioned.  How did these thin skinned, spoiled, selfish, pampered politicians find their way into national politics?  The vetting process by voters and the media needs to improve big time.

Read this first thing this morning and then read the article about how Obama got in a tiff with Majority Leader Cantor and walked out the door over debt ceiling talks.  Cantor wants a short term raise so they can get things worked out but the immature President gets irritated and walks out.  Real grown ups would listen and not keep demanding a long term solution when there doesn't seem to be one.  He will risk the credit standing of the United States in order to get his way, but doesn't seem to care.

From the Washington Examiner this morning, Conn Carroll's article, "The Drama Queen is in the Room," we learn more about the thin skinned, spoiled Obama that even the media can no longer ignore:
The pressure is getting to President Obama. Exact details differ among the parties, but everyone seems to agree that Obama grew agitated yesterday after Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., pressed for a short-term debt limit deal paired with small spending cuts. According to multiple sources, Obama told Cantor: “Don’t call my bluff. I am not afraid to veto and I will take it to the American people. … This may bring my presidency down, but I will not yield on this.” 
According to ABC News, Obama then stood up and said: “Enough is enough. We have to be willing to compromise. It shouldn’t be about positioning and politics, and I’ll see you all tomorrow.” Then he left the room. 
This from the President who only recently got involved in debt ceiling talks preferring to fly around the Country and raise money for his Presidential campaign.  Talk about political posturing, Obama is a master at that.  It would be laughable if it wasn't so serious.  Still cannot believe Obama threatened senior citizens with not getting their checks on CBS, but then he talks about others playing politics.

Now he is saying long term deal or no deal and he demands that everyone compromise with him.  I say call his bluff and let the consequences be laid at his feet.

January 2013 cannot come soon enough.
Shout of bounds?
No yelling at Obama today 
By GLENN THRUSH & MATT NEGRIN | 07/13/11 2:33 PM Updated: 07/13/11 5:11 PM 
A long-running tiff between the White House press corps and the West Wing over presidential access flared anew today when press secretary Jay Carney faced off with reporters over the right to shout questions at the president during debt talks. 
Obama chafes at the time-honored practice of answering questions shouted at him during pooled, non-press conference events — and his staff has often opted for “stills sprays,” excluding print reporters or TV cameras who might capture Obama in the less than flattering non-act of snubbing a query.
When asked today why TV crews and print reporters were barred from the pool covering the White House meeting with congressional leaders on the deficit, Carney responded by pointing out that the administration has held two press conferences in the past two weeks and allowed TV cameras into the spray earlier this week.
"People shouted questions at him," Carney said. He then added, "The purpose of the meeting is not to create a circus, but to negotiate, so today we're doing stills only."
The White House Correspondents’ Association has protested exclusion of print and TV from pools — and several reporters in the briefing room took Carney’s comment as an annoyed expression of presidential displeasure with shouted questions.
The White House Correspondents’ Association has protested exclusion of print and TV from pools — and several reporters in the briefing room took Carney’s comment as an annoyed expression of presidential displeasure with shouted questions.
Excerpt:  Read More at Politico

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