Here is great video of CBS News White House Correspondent Major Garrett repeatedly questioning President Obama today at his Press Conference about why he insists the debt-ceiling be raised without negotiation or discussion. Garrett pointed out that is opposite the entire history of the debt-ceiling, and he reminded Obama that Obama himself refused to vote for an increase in the debt-ceiling when he was a U.S. Senator and George W. Bush was President.
Obama clearly did not appreciate the tough questioning, and gave one of his typical rambling, non-answers.
Here is video of Sen. John McCain responding to President Obama’s “come after me” remark at his Press Conference yesterday. Obama was responding with anger to word that Sen. McCain had said he would block any nomination of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to be Secretary of State. McCain called Obama’s response, “juvenile,” and then made it clear he will be coming after Obama by detailing Obama’s conflicting statements on what happened in the Benghazi Terrorist Attack.
Here is video from President Obama’s Press Conference today, his first in 8 months, where he was confronted by Fox News’ Ed Henry about Benghazi. Henry asked him if he issued any orders to send help to the Americans under attack at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, pointing out that the father of one of the dead said he feels like his son dialed 911 and got no help. Obama avoided the question, with Henry following up, not letting him off the hook. Obama used his “offended” response, saying “if anyone thinks” he didn’t do everything possible blah, blah, blah. But he never described any specific orders to send help – which was in the region – to help the Americans who where under attack for many hours.
Here is video of Charles Krauthammer on with Bill O’Reilly tonight where he reacted to President Obama’s G20 Press Conference.Krauthammer agreed with O’Reilly that it was incredibly boring, but went further, saying it demonstrates how irrelevant the U.S. is becoming on the world stage with Obama as President:
“This is a President who speaks for the United States so weakly that nobody cares what he says. . . . The Europeans don’t give a damn what the United States says because it is irrelevant.”
Here is video tonight of Bill O’Reilly just ripping President Barack Obama for his Press Conference performance this evening from Mexico at the G20 Summit. O’Reilly was beside himself over Obama’s “B.S.” talk, saying he never gave a straight answer the entire Press Conference. He particularly zoned in on Obama’s failure to stand up to Russian Leader Vladimir Putin when he had the chance over Russia’s enabling of Syrian thug dictator Assad’s attacks on his own people. Instead, Obama would only say he is confident the Russians don’t approve of the massacres – even though the Russians are supplying to weaponry and the backing that keeps Assad in power.
In his remarks with Brit Hume, O’Reilly repeatedly said it was “the most boring Press Conference” in his 37 years of covering the news.
GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, in an interview with National Review Online, has reacted to President Obama’s arrogant behavior at a Press Conference yesterday by saying he sounded more like “some left-wing strong man” than a “President of the United States.” Rubio will reportedly make a speech on the Senate Floor soon responding to Obama’s attacks on Republicans:
THE CORNER (Robert Costa): . . . . Look for the Rubio buzz to continue. In an interview with National Review Online, he says that he will take to the Senate floor for his second speech this week — and this time he will have President Obama in his crosshairs.
Rubio tells us that he will respond to Obama’s recent press conference, where the president reveled in class-warfare bluster. “Quite frankly, I am both disappointed for our country and shocked at some of the rhetoric,” he says. “It was rhetoric, I thought, that was more appropriate for some left-wing strong man than for the president of the United States.”
“Talking about corporate jets and oil companies,” Rubio says, missed the point. “Everybody here agrees that our tax code is broken,” he says, and he is open to discussing tax reform. “But don’t go around telling people that the reason you are not doing well is because some rich guy is in a corporate jet or some oil company is making too much money.”
Watching Obama brandish such talking points made Rubio wince. “Three years into his presidency, he is a failed president,” he says. “He just has not done a good job. Life in America today, by every measure, is worse than it was when he took over.” . . . . Read More
At President Obama’s just completed “News Conference,” he had his trusty TOTUS (Teleprompter of the United States) on hand to help him give a brief opening statement.
This “Twitpic” was taken by CBS News Reporter Mark Knoller. I have to take a moment to commend him. We often highlight the bias of the mainstream media, but Mark Knoller is an example of a true professional. He reports all the news in his coverage of the White House – better than anyone else I see at this time. He gives a running commentary on what is going on using twitter, and keeps track of how many times President Obama has played golf (75 times, including 13 weekends in a row)!