He was clearly not comfortable with the question because it points out the utter hypocrisy of Barack Obama and the Democrats. Jake Tapper today pointed out to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney that Barack Obama as a Senator voted against raising the debt ceiling. Now, he wants unilateral authority to raise it as President without any input from Congress. Obama is actually trying to make that condition part of the “Fiscal Cliff” negotiations.
ABC News is reporting that President Obama is planning a major shakeup of his Cabinet as he prepares to begin his 2nd Term as President. He will have to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State and Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner. Jake Tapper reports that Susan Rice has the inside track for State, even though liberal commentator Kirsten Powers said yesterday such a move would show Obama’s “arrogance,” and could prove to be his “undoing.”
@mmurraypolitics So your poll has the president doing better in Ohio this year than he did in 2008. *coughs*— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 3, 2012
Interesting tweet from ABC News’ Jake Tapper to NBC’s Mark Murray on their new poll using a Democrat +9 sample to show Barack Obama with a six-point lead in Ohio.
Here is a video report by ABC News’ Jake Tapper on Mitt Romney and Barack Obama’s preparations for tonight’s Town-Hall Style Presidential Debate. Tapper also mentions Romney is surging in the key Battleground States, leading Obama 51%-46%, according to a new poll by USA Today/Gallup in those states.
Here is video of ABC News’ Jake Tapper telling Greta Van Susteren that there “really isn’t an explanation that’s been forthcoming” from Barack Obama and his White House as to why he refused to meet with any World Leaders at the United Nations this week – including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Tapper said Obama had 12 meetings last year when he went to the U.N.
Here is video of ABC News’ Jake Tapper yesterday asking Obama’s White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, “Where is the President’s plan” on how to save Medicare?
There isn’t one.
Here is video of ABC News’ Jake Tapper asking White House Press Secretary Jay Carney what the 2004 “Let’s bring the country together” Barack Obama would think about his current negative Presidential Campaign.
Of course, Carney really gave no answer. What can he say? He can’t run on his record so he has to try and demonize Mitt Romney.
Interesting. Does Jon Huntsman know something from his internal campaign polling that we don’t? He has shown some momentum in the polling over the last three days. How well does he have to do to stay in the GOP race? I’d say mid-20′s.
Here is video of Rep. Ron Paul on “This Week” today where Jake Tapper asked him about a former staffer who claims Paul has given credence to the conspiracy theories that President George W. Bush may have been behind the September 11 attacks, or at least knew about them ahead of time. Paul vehemently denied such an idea, telling Tapper he has never talked about such a thing or espoused those ideas.
Very interesting response.
Some are pointing to this as arrogance on the part of Newt, but in context, it’s more a statement of how he intends to run his campaign going forward as the frontrunner.
Gingrich is asked by Jake Tapper if he is going to “point out the inconsistencies” in the records of opponents like Mitt Romney – essentially attack his opponents. Gingrich flatly said, “They’re not going to be the nominee. I don’t have to go around and point out the inconsistencies of people who aren’t going to be the nominee. They’re not going to be the nominee.” Tapper then says to Gingrich, “You’re going to be the nominee?” Gingrich responds, “I’m going to be the nominee.”
Gingrich pointed to recent polls as showing there is a strong likelihood he would be the nominee. He invited his opponents to attack him if they choose, but pointed out everyone who has risen to the top has fallen when they engage in attacking other candidates.
NOTE – Here is the report Tapper did for ABC News built around the clip above:
Still no disavowal by the Obama White House of Teamsters President James Hoffa Jr.’s attack on the Tea Party and Congressional Republicans yesterday, where he told the crowd at an Obama Labor Day Rally, “Let’s take these son of a bitches out.”
ABC News’ Jake Tapper pressed the issue with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who just blew it off. Jake Tapper destroyed Carney, by reminding him that Sen. Barack Obama expected an apology from John McCain when someone who spoke at one of his rally’s used Obama’s middle name – “Hussein” – which Obama used himself when sworn in as President (Tapper did not give all those details). But Tapper finished by telling Carney that it appears the standard now is that what surrogates of a candidate or those introducing a candidate say is of no importance any longer – only what the candidate says. Carney knew he was cornered and just refused to answer.
Here is great video of ABC News’ White House Correspondent Jake Tapper today really pressing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on just exactly what President Obama is doing to deal with the job crisis in America. The question clearly flustered Carney, or perhaps it was the audacity that a reporter would actually ask a pointed question about Obama!
“What is the President doing? We know he went to fundraisers in last night. . . What is he doing?”. . . . Has he called Mitch McConnell? Has he called John Boehner? Is he working on things they can do? . . . . I’m asking you what is he doing?”
That question should become a campaign theme for the Republicans – with an entire line of political ads – “What is he doing?”
Jake Tapper asks Obama about the Democrats who are running against ObamaCare. Obama responded, “We are in a political season” and “that’s how political races work.”
Here is video of White House senior Adviser David Axelrod being asked by Jake Tapper if they “over-estimated” their ability to convince America that “government can be effective.” Tapper pointed out that Obama really built his entire 2008 campaign on this theme – that government can be active and effective – yet more and more Americans are rejecting that notion.
Axelrod, of course, gave a non-answer, essentially rejecting the basis of the question. But Tapper made an important point with the question, and Axelrod essentially confirmed it with his non-answer.
Of course they over-estimated their ability because they over-estimate the ability of government to solve all the ills of society. Obama and the Democrats are seeking to impose a Leftist ideology that sees Government as the answer to everything. Instead, by trying to implement that ideology, they are proving what conservatives have long known – that, as Ronald Reagan said (see below), “Government is the problem.”
Reagan: “Government is the Problem”
Reagan: “We are a nation that has a Government – not the other way around.”
On ‘This Week,’ Cynthia Tucker says Michael Steele, “Would’ve been fired a long time ago were he not black.” Tucker called Steele “a self aggrandizing, gaffe-prone incompetent.”
I guess it’s okay to talk about a black Republican like this. But, if anybody had said these same things about Obama, Cynthia Tucker would probably be one of the first to be outraged.
Newsbusters’ Noel Sheppard points out:
Because Steele is a black Republican, this kind of talk is completely acceptable. In fact, nobody on the panel including the host even batted an eye when Tucker made these disgusting remarks.Read More: Newsbusters
Yet there’s a potentially even more striking hypocrisy here: didn’t Tucker with her accusation admit that some incompetent black people are hired exclusively because of the color of their skin, and they don’t get fired for exactly the same reason?
As such, wasn’t Tucker accidentally making a case AGAINST affirmative action?
Somehow you imagine she missed this while she was eviscerating Steele on national television.