A BIG yawn when press conferences are supposed to be Q&A’s NOT Obama talking in circles saying NOTHING as he runs the clock down…and so it began…here are some of the highlights…lowlights actually…
“America is not interested in spying on ordinary people,” Obama said. But…but…didn’t he just say on Jay Leno the other night that, “What we do have is some mechanisms that can track a phone number or an email address.” Guess what…that is spying in case he didn’t know. And if there’s NO interest in spying on ‘We the People’ then how come a giant data mining storage facility is being built in Colorado…how come Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Verizon, and countless others admitted to collecting data on their uses…how come Obama spoke about directing his administration to inform the public the legal reasoning behind the collection of data and ordered the creation of yet another useless task force to issue a report in six months on something that he said the government has NO interest in doing…why…why…why…
“I’m absolutely confident that if [the Senate immigration] bill comes to the floor of the House it would pass,” Obama bloviated on. Oh really…is this man totally clueless or what. This joke of a bill will NEVER be passed because most in the Republican controlled House are smart enough to know that we cannot afford to suddenly make millions of ILLEGAS legal with just a swipe of a pen. Most are smart enough to know that BEFORE any immigration reform is tackled that the borders must be sealed and locked down…most are smart enough to know that Obama is pushing this immigration nonsense (when we just need to enforce the laws already on the books) just to increase the Democratic voting rolls and for NO other reason. So just more blah…blah…blah…
Blah…blah…blah…Obama said he didn’t think “it would be productive” to boycott the Winter Olympics that are being held in Sochi, Russia. I bet Putin had hoped he would. “No one is more offended than me by some of the anti-gay and lesbian legislation” in Russia, he said. No one more offended than him…what an odd thing to say, but hey, he has to pander to a big part of his base. And so as America is beget by ‘supposed’ phony scandals that needed to be seriously addressed Obama just drones on and on about gay and lesbian athletes bringing home the gold. Seems like a deliberate slap in the face to ‘We the People’ after all the bru-ha-ha over the gay marriage issue doesn’t it.
And literally on and on it went as he took on the planted questions he had prepared his useless and meaningless answers for.
Case in point…when asked about al-Qaeda and the closing of our embassies Obama said, “The core of al-Qaida is on its heels, has been decimated. But al-Qaida and other extremists have metastasized into regional groups that can pose significant threats”. Uh…if they’ve been decimated how can they have metastasized…how can they pose threats as decimated means for the most part destroyed … done…finished… kaput. Just more double speak don’t you think.
More double-speak in preparation for his ObamaCare bloviations…bloviations where Obama became aggressive and defensive while playing the usual blame the Republicans game. Addressing a possible Republican plan to defund Obamacare he said that, “the idea that you would shut down the government unless you prevent 30 million people from getting healthcare is a bad idea…Republicans have determined that they don’t want to see these people get healthcare”. And we all know that is pure unadulterated garbage for Obama does NOT care about the health care needs of the American people…Obama cares about binding the people to the government for those medical needs…for their very lives…and for their deaths when he deems the time is right (death panels and rationed medicine…it’s in there…read it) for Barack HUSSEIN Obama has bought into his own media PR that he is the ‘anointed savior’ of us all.
Blah…blah…blah…all Obama did was talk, talk, talk as he had to deflect the few questions asked away from the one topic he did NOT want to address…Benghazi.
When that question finally came Obama gave new meaning to the word ‘defensive’ (had to cover his butt you know) while looking at anything but the cameras. And when he said with a straight face that he promised to bring those who attacked the consulate in Benghazi to justice, and that “We’re going to do everything we can to gather those who carried out those attacks” I really wanted to throw something at the TV. ‘Gather those’…’attacked the the consulate’…how about those who MURDERED Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty…how about bringing those people to justice. Oh wait…that would include him. Don’t think he’d bring himself to justice for justice is for others NOT for him.
Obama’s bloviations…his talking in circles as he chased his own pointy tail (get it), made it obvious that he did NOT want to be there…that he did NOT really want to have anything to do with the press…the reporters…or anything, because even though most in the media are actually his rah-rah team, he feared the few who were NOT would rip his non-answers to shreds.
And to be honest, I don’t think even he believed what he was saying. That’s why he had trouble looking directly into the cameras…and for a photo-op whore like Obama that must have been hard for he knows his rhetoric is NOTHING but lies. And after awhile it must become obvious even to him that without his teleprompter it’s hard to make his lies even a wee bit credible.
And besides, he and Michelle really needed that time to plan their taxpayer funded Martha’s Vineyard vacation and this pesky press conference was in the way.
Diane Sori is the Editor of The Patriot Factor and a regular contributor to The D.C. Clothesline.