The Comedian-in-Chief a week ago at the Democratic National Committee’s meeting of the Women’s Leadership Forum:
More recently at a Democratic fundraising event in New York
Well, under President Obama’s lead-from-behindership, we know in actuality and not in theory that Russia and China do not fear the U.S.
I do think that the Republican Debate Demands is silly. Any question asked by a journalist, heckler, etc. is an opportunity, even if the question is devoid of substance. To make a list of demands and to go on about liberal bias in the media can be taken to the point of whininess. If anything, the CNBC moderators at the last GOP debate made the candidates come out looking like a million bucks- supporting each other and hitting back at the moderators. So I disagree with President Obama: These candidates handled the journalists just fine. Contrast/compare this with Obama’s temperament and temerity in the face of unwelcomed questioning. He gets testy. When faced by hecklers or a question from an audience member, he sometimes hems and haws, stammers and stutters. Pot calling kettle…
Obama himself has whined plenty of times about unfriendly media, most notably Fox News. He joined Hillary and the rest of the Democratic primary field in 2007 by boycotting a debate hosted by Fox because the left demanded it. Two years later, as president, the administration tried to muscle Fox out of a series of interviews with “pay czar” Ken Feinberg even though all members of the White House press pool were otherwise invited to participate. Only when the other networks threatened to boycott the interviews too did Team O relent. Anyone who watched that CNBC trainwreck and has watched debates hosted by Fox knows that Bret Baier and Chris Wallace would have been more respectful of Democratic candidates than John Harwood and Becky Quick were of the Republicans. Obama’s house is awfully glassy for him to be throwing this particular stone. In fact, I’m not sure what he means when he says the GOP couldn’t handle CNBC. They couldn’t? Nearly everyone on stage challenged the moderators over the course of the night. If they had meekly played along and then complained about the debate afterward, that would have been grounds for claiming that Republicans had buckled before a hostile adversary. But they didn’t.
How did the thin-skinned President Obama handle Steve Kroft a month ago on 60 Minutes:
Obama had another interview with 60 Minutes, and to Steve Kroft’s credit, he actually made Obama face up to the failures of his foreign policy in the Middle East. Of course, Obama’s ridiculous myopic arrogance won’t let him see what’s plainly obvious, and instead he gets visibly annoyed that Kroft would dare question his brilliance.
Kroft’s question put it as gently as possible, but even then Obama couldn’t accept it. Outside of Obama’s insular universe, the rest of the world knows that Putin is embarrassing and humiliating Obama and by extension, the United States.
Meanwhile Obama sticks to his story that Putin invading another country is a sign of “weakness.” Now that is what you call an incredible delusion.
How did President Obama handle CBS’ Major Garrett:
GARRETT: Thank you, Mr. President. As you well know, there are four Americans in Iran — three held on trumped-up charges and according to your administration and one whereabouts unknown. Can you tell the country, sir, why you are content with all the fanfare around this deal to leave the conscious of this nation, the strength of this nation unaccounted for in relation to these four Americans? And last week the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said under no circumstances should there be any relief for Iran in terms of ballistic missiles or conventional weapons. It is perceived that that was a last-minute capitulation in these negotiations. Many in the Pentagon feel you’ve left the Joint Chiefs of Staff hung out to dry. Would you comment?
OBAMA: I’ve to give you credit for how you craft those questions. The notion that I’m content as I celebrate with American citizens languishing in Iranian jails — Major, that’s nonsense, and you should know better. I’ve met with the families of some of those folks. Nobody is content, and our diplomats and our teams are working diligently to try to get them out. Now, if the question is why we did not tie the negotiations to their release, think about the logic that that creates.
Suddenly Iran realizes, you know what? Maybe we can get additional concessions out of the Americans by holding these individuals. Makes it much more difficult for us to walk away if Iran somehow thinks that a nuclear deal is dependent in some fashion on the nuclear deal, and, by the way, if we had walked away from the nuclear deal, we’d still be pushing them just as hard to get these folks out. That’s why those issues are not connected, but we are working every single day to try to get them out and won’t stop until they are out and rejoined with their families.
If he can’t handle these reporters:
He clearly isn’t fit to handle foreign leaders like Putin.
Obama couldn’t handle Fox News, and went on to prove he couldn’t handle the Russians or the Chinese. Or even ISIS. America should have gotten a clue from that back then and Obama should take a lesson from the GOP candidates now.