Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Stupid Questons

Frankly, this "journalist" got what he deserved. Don't like the tone, tough. The answer was more than correct. Too bad he doesn't actually do more thinking before ramming legislation down our throats.
The buzziest moment came about 35 minutes into the press conference when Ed Henry of CNN asked the President why he didn't spew outrage as soon as he learned about the AIG bonuses. Why, Mr. Henry asked, did the president wait several days before speaking out? The president, with an icy stare, responded that he "likes to know what he's talking about" before he speaks. It was a pretty testy exchange that brought about nervous laughter from the other reporters and snarky responses from Twitterers. Boom! Next question.
This question was better, and Obamateur's response was lame:
Chip Reid asked a tough question about Obama's controversial budget. Reid asked if the budget, which will increase the debt to "$7 trillion over the next 10 years," is a case of passing problems onto the next generation. Obama responded that investments need to be made to "meet our growth targets that put us on a pathway to growth." He then pointed out that the critics of his budget have yet to bring forth an alternative.
I love the old whining about not bringing in an alternative. Seems like the Dems did that to Bush consistently and were given a pass, but now that the tables are turned it is invalid? I don't think so, though the criticism would be more enlightening if the opposition would lay something more substantial on the table. The generic metrics like fiscal responsibility and pointing out this is no time to enlarge the government are true, but they aren't stimulus plans. Of course there also is suggestions like lowering the capital gains tax or the corporate tax that have merit, but since the Obamateur doesn't like them, he just ignores that they have been brought up.

Keep it up Obama, this method or running the government is sure to lower your popularity ratings soon. (And like the Clintons, he'll then change tack in order to stay popular.)

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