Here is complete video of President Barack Obama’s Press Conference today where he demanded that Congress give him a blank check to keep up runaway deficit spending by increasing the debt-ceiling. He also threatened he was going to use “Executive Powers” to move against the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans. He indicated there are some steps he can take without legislation, and he intends to take those steps where possible. He did not specify what those steps will be.
Here is complete video of President Barack Obama’s first White House Press Conference since being re-elected as President. This was Obama’s first formal Press Conference in eight months.
Here is video of Charles Krauthammer talking about President Obama’s Press Conference yesterday, with Krauthammer describing Obama as “droning on,” and “dull.”
“It was very odd. Because on one hand, you get the sense that he was droning on, he was speaking in a way I found incredibly dull, almost disinterested. And you get the feeling of a sinking, contracting presidency. The one time he got sort of energetic is when he went into attack mode. . . . It’s as if he hasn’t been president for the three years he’s been president.”
Actually, “droning on” and “dull” is standard fare for Obama.
The arrogance of President Obama was on full display at his Press Conference today.
CBS News’ Chip Reid asked one of the rare pointed questions of Obama at one of these events. He pointed out that a huge majority of Americans disagree with Obama about raising the Debt Ceiling. Reid asked Obama if it was not true that he has failed to convince the American people that we have a crisis on our hands.
Obama’s answer? The general American public “is not paying close attention” to what is going on, as opposed to profesional politicians. In other words – Americans are just too stupid or ignorant to know what’s good for them!
It just couldn’t be that Americans are right, and Obama is out in Left field – could it?
Here is complete video of President Obama’s press conference this morning where he was defiant in saying he is determined to get a deal with Republicans that will “add revenues” (code for tax increases) and raise the U.S. Debt Ceiling. Obama talked like a man who thinks he holds a strong hand – even though he really does not.
Republicans MUST hold the line and not agree to ANY tax increases. Obama is desperate to get them to agree to some kind of tax increase so the GOP cannot use that issue against him in the 2012 Election. What he is proposing is nothing more than a trap. Republicans must not fall for it.
After all – how can you take Barack Obama seriously on the issue of dealing with the nation’s debt? This is a man who has added nearly $4 Trillion to the National Debt in less than 3 years! And now he is “Mr. Fiscal Responsibility?” I don’t think so.
Obama lamented that there is “strong resistance on the Republican side to do anything about revenues.” “Revenues” has become Obama’s big code word for “tax increases.” What Obama is trying to do is use this “crisis” as a cover for raising taxes. The GOP must call his bluff.
Here is video of GOP Sen. Marco Rubio speaking on the Floor of the U.S. Senate Thursday where he blasted President Obama’s statements at a recent Press Conference as “disappointing.” In fact, Rubio said Obama’s comments amounted to “class warfare,” and was, “the kind of language that you would expect from the leader of a third world country, not the President of the United States.”
Rubio went on:
“The bigger problem, though, is maybe the President fundamentally doesn’t understand how jobs are created. Politicians don’t create jobs. U.S. Senators don’t create jobs. Sen. Johnson pointed out jobs are created by everyday people from all walks of life that start a business or expand an existing one. And our job here in Government is to make it easier for them to do that – not harder. Threatening to raise taxes, threatening to wage class warfare does not accomplish that purpose.
Here’s what I would suggest to the President. I would suggest that we have done this before as a people in America. Things like a simpler tax code – people around here are in favor of tax reform. A simpler tax code, a manageable and sane regulatory environment, and of course, a Government that doesn’t spend money it doesn’t have. These things have worked before, and they will work again. I urge the President to lead us in that direction.”
Of course, Obama won’t lead us in that direction. It is completely opposite his Leftist, radical philosophy of an ever-larger, ever-more controlling Government. But Rubio hit the nail on the head with his remarks.
Give Illinois GOP Rep. Joe Walsh a round of applause.
That’s what I felt like doing after hearing him in this video telling it like it is about President Barack Obama. Walsh was particularly talking about Obama’s behavior at his recent Press Conference:
“Look, I’ve been pretty blunt in what I think of this President. I think he’s in over his head, I think he’s in denial and yesterday he acted like a ten-year-old. Now, none of that bothers me because I don’t think he’s really even part of this debate. This President a few months ago started running for re-election. He hasn’t been serious about any of the serious fiscal issues our country is facing. I don’t take him very seriously. . . . .”
“We voted for this guy because of who he was. We didn’t vote for him based on anything he’d done, because he really didn’t have much of a resume – We all acknowledge that. I think very few of us voted for him because of anything he said. He was a historic figure, and now I think we are beginning to wake up and realize he doesn’t know what he’s doing, and worse than that – he doesn’t like to take any kind of criticism. I’m not talking about you in particular, Eliot – your profession (the media) has protected this guy. He’s in a cocoon, and the minute somebody pokes him and gets critical with him, look at how huffy he gets. He says, “Where have you been Republicans?” Here’s a guy who has been on 33 fundraising trips since the beginning of the year, who’s been on 17 rounds of golf, and he’s talking about where the Republicans have been. You may not like what we’re doing, but the Republicans have put forward a budget – 800 days now and the Senate (Democrat-controlled) hasn’t done anything, and this President has been AWOL.”
Could it be summed up any better than that? I believe there are a lot of Americans – some of them who voted for Obama in 2008 – who are thinking the same things. I’m impressed with Walsh.