White House Press Conference or Barack Obama Love-fest?

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After eight months of avoiding the press, yesterday, President Obama held a press conference. And once it had ended, many wished he had waited another eight months.

Glenn described it as “the biggest joke he’d ever heard,” and thanks to one CBS reporter, who Glenn labeled “Giggles McQueen,” it was a pretty accurate description.

“She literally said, ‘I’ve never seen you lose’,” Glenn quipped before playing the audio of the reporters exchange with the president.

REPORTER:  Thank you, Mr. President, and congratulations, by the way.  One quick followup. 
 
PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Christie was there when I was running for State Senate.
 
REPORTER:  That’s right.  I was. 
 
PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Christie and I go back a ways. 
 
REPORTER:  I’ve never seen you lose.  I wasn’t looking that one time.

 
After some fairly well deserved mocking, Glenn continued to comment on some of the more notable (mind boggling) exchanges that took place during the press conference. Like the question from Chuck Todd, who basically gave the president an out to avoid answering it.

Glenn described it like this:

“Mr. President, when it comes to Benghazi and what happened with Petraeus, are you just going to wait until there’s more information before you make a statement on that?” 

“Yes, I am, Chuck.  Next question?” 

“That was a tough one,” Pat replied sarcastically.

Pat did point out that at least one reporter in the White House Press Corps managed to get out a real question…of course, getting a “real” answer is a completely different ballgame.

Fox News’ Ed Henry put President Obama on the spot on his handling of the terror attacks in Benghazi by asking this:

“Sean Smith’s father Ray said he believes his son basically called 911 for help and they didn’t get it.  And I know you’ve said you grieved for these four Americans, that it’s being investigated, but the families have been waiting for more than two months.  So I would like to ‑‑ for you to address the families, if you can.  On 9/11 as commander‑in‑chief, did you issue any orders to try to protect their lives?”

Here’s the president’s non-response:

“Ed, you know, I’ll address the families not through the press.  I’ll address the families directly, as I already have, and we will provide all the information that is available about what happened on that day.  That’s what the investigation’s for. But as I said repeatedly, if people don’t think that we did everything we can to make sure that we saved the lives of folks who I sent there and who were carrying out missions on behalf of the United States, then you don’t know how our defense department thinks or our State Department thinks or our CIA thinks. Their number one priority is obviously to protect American lives.  That’s what our job is.”

Unfortunately that doesn’t answer Ed’s question. The question was: Did you sign the order? Because, as President of the United States, he had to sign an order.

But, to no one’s surprise, the press did not ask a follow up.

Did he sign the order?

“No,” Glenn told listeners. “The answer is no. Otherwise, he would say yes. It’s an easy question.”

The absurdity didn’t end there. The president actually had the arrogance to go off about the criticisms of Susan Rice, our UN Ambassador — you know, the one who was blaming the attack on a YouTube video on television two weeks after the attack. The president it actually considering appointing her as Secretary of State and simply doesn’t understand the outrage over the idea that she would be Hilary Clinton’s replacement.

Here’s what the President had to say…

“She has represented the United States and our interests in the United Nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me.”

Really, Mr. President? There were twelve reports on his desk within six hours of the Benghazi attack — twelve. And not one intelligence community was reporting the attack was over a YouTube video.

“Where did you get the intelligence?  Why is he throwing the intelligence under the bus?  Because of Petraeus,” Glenn said. “They knew you in advance.  They manipulated the situation, held that card in reserve so when they needed to change the topic.  This is why for the last year they have been blaming everything on bad intelligence.  Everything has been blamed on bad intelligence.”

Pat noted that the president said something very telling at the end of his statement.

“Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me.”

” I say we take him up on that because ultimately it is his responsibility,” Pat added.

But unfortunately, Glenn points out, they probably won’t.

The only question they have to get the answer to is: Did you sign that order?

There is public knowledge that the president had reports on his desk with enough information to do so, and enough information NOT to blame the attack on a video. So who gave him the bad information? Who told the president that it was a youtube video?

Name the person, fire them and correct the mistake.

“He can’t,” Glenn said, “because he is the mistake.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Neither – the Emperor Caligula Obama demands his mortal followers bow down and worship and praise and honor their god-king manifest in the flesh.

    All we got to see is the uttermost madness being demonstrated in full.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Obama is madness personified and deified in the flesh of a mortal god-king to the leftist lunatic fringe of his cult-of-personality. That reporter is one of them.

  • Anonymous

    Mr President, concerning Benghazi…”Next question please”…..Ah yes Mr President, do your teeth always sparkle when you smile so, or is it just me…”Well honey buns….I can call you honey buns can’t I”….tee hee, tee hee…why I declare, yes, you most certainly can….well Mr President what is your response, you devil you….”Its like this, perfect people like me, are…well perfect, the way I see it, everything about me is perfect and its not simply a matter of my teeth, I’m frankly, perfect everywhere, every way, in everything I do – I could go on talking about myself for hours on end”….please do Mr President, please do….”Now where was I, oh yes I was explaining my perfection………. 

  • landofaahs

    Whereas we the good Americans believe in the Declaration of Independence, the libtards have voted for their declaration of dependents.  Liberal toady boot licking ass kissing democrats.

  • Anonymous

    The entire presser was like a skit from Sat. Night Live. Plus everything Obama said was double talk. Nothing new here, just rhetoric.

  • Anonymous

    OBAMAS THIRD TERM IN OFFICE WILL BE BETTER YET  ………….  JUST YOU WAIT AND SEE.

  • Anonymous

    Those press people are a jokein his pocket. they are no doubt told what to ask and the answers are already rehearsed.

  • Anonymous

    Again Mr. Obama is the consummate magician, the master of misdirection. There is no truthful answer that he can give that will not show his true purpose of weakening America before the Islamic world. I, too, would like to see someone in Congress with enough courage to take him up on his request. But it will never happen. McCain has already demonstrated his unwillingness to take him on during his run for the presidency, And Lindsey Graham does nothing but talk with no action. We can only wait and hope. We have past the point of getting answers to questions. Congress is not going to hold Obama to task. We have no leadership from either party in our national politics that represents the citizens best interest. We continue to be frustrated at every point of concern about this President, He is not going to be held accountable by our congressional leadership or our media and he has demonstrated that he will not take responsibility for his actions. He continually blames someone, anyone, else. He is such a narcissist, that he just cannot believe that anyone would question him or his motives.

    One thing is for sure, he can’t blame the previous administration anymore because he is the previous administration, It truly amazed me that half the voters in America could still support him despite the havoc he has wreaked in America. We are so enamored with being given everything by the government, that we don’t realize what the outcome will be when our government defaults on our debt and can’t do it anymore. Who will take care of “us” then. There will be rioting in the streets and no one will be safe.We will face those who say “what’s mine is mine, what’s your is mine.”

  • sara holy land

    THANK YOU !

  • http://www.facebook.com/elton.robb Elton Robb

    If he has a third term. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/elton.robb Elton Robb

    He’s a pathological narcissist. 

  • Anonymous

    It’s sickening to watch! What incompetent, smarmy jokes are the so-called journalists! You know a country is in trouble when the media doesn’t ask the hard questions of their elected officials. Obama lies, people die and the press fawns. Despicable people, the lot of them.

  • Anonymous

    Does the President always wear an ear piece when he speaks/  I surely saw this in his right ear at the 3rd debate and have noticed it appears he does have an earpiece in his ear in past press chats.  Can someone tell me if this is true?

  • Anonymous

    Last night someone in our house had the evening world news on either CBS or NBC.
    The Israel/Hamas situation was NEVER mentioned.  Would they have been told NOT to deliver any news about this and if so, who would have given them orders Not to mention it.  Shameful.

  • Anonymous

    That doesn’t surprise me at all. I know many that watch the alphabet channels for news, so it’s no wonder Obama won. When there is a breaking news story, I’ll switch to a Pravda channel only to find a story on something Kobe Bryant did or said. Every dog has their day hammock; It’s only a matter of time, but we need to be patient.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Henry/1009472057 William Henry

    That press conference was a farce, his attitude that because he won “by a majority” that the people accept his agenda of tax the rich and save the middle class. All softball questions and 2 questions related to Benghazi, which was never answered. He has not stated during his campaigning, debating or interviews, how he is going to create jobs. He brags that the employment numbers continue to climb, but the factual numbers say otherwise.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Henry/1009472057 William Henry

    He said, if the tax cuts expire it will be the republicans fault. See! don’t need Bush no more. As far as McCain and Graham, those two when speaking about the 4 murdered Americans in Benghazi, there is a fire in their eyes and Feinstein seems rather disturbed as well. It will be interesting to see what transpires from this scandal.

  • Anonymous

    “Smiling Faces Sometimes” by The Undisputed Truth:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wKyXA_nMVQ

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LBZRXZQCQKXIY2PU3FM4DDXIEY patsy

    I think we should start IMPEACHMENT.  Killing 4 of our people, OBAMBA should be tried for MURDER.   He has lied to us so many time, and Congress and Senate doesn’t do anything.
    4 more years and we will be like under a dictarship.  I hope God helps us.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone with a sane mind think for one minute that this guy in the wh will be held accountable for what happened in Benghazi with the murders of 4 dedicated, honorable men.  The corrupt chicago machine will never let that happen.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for your reply and I hope you are right. I guess I have become jaded to the politics of the day. I believe the reason for our President’s re-election lies in the fact that there was no real challenge to Obama from the Christian community. I think the only real hope for America lies in the hands of Christians being unitied. We need to know who is on the L:ord’s side. We are so divided on doctrinal issue today that it is very difficult to get believers to focus on unity.

  • Anonymous

    You are absolutely right. The media has created a monster through their praise and worship, He just can’t believe that anyone would disagree with him, that there are differing opinions than his, unless they are racially motivated. The national media is so blinded by his charisma that thye don;t think he can do anything wrong. And if he does, he is right and everyone else is wrong. Theose who oppose him are just petty little poeple who want to expose that the “emporer has no clothes.” They would rather see him “naked” and “lie to him” rather than expose him. But thoughout history, a day of reconing eventually comes. I jist hope we can survive as a nation until then.

  • Anonymous

    When  odumbo answered the Fox reporter it was in an halting, incomplet sentances that did not answer the question, BUT when a cute little thing from odumbo’s Chicago days asked a question they had a warm and fuzzy moment that was so sweet I now have diabetes

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Desy-Nurul-Azkiya/100001601301792 Desy Nurul Azkiya

    hi  boy  or  girl  ,i  do  see  already  fake  green  a news  from  bad aghost barack obama and monney face  lady  :]

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Desy-Nurul-Azkiya/100001601301792 Desy Nurul Azkiya

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Desy-Nurul-Azkiya/100001601301792 Desy Nurul Azkiya

    but  those  verry bad  aghost  not  blain me   :]

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Desy-Nurul-Azkiya/100001601301792 Desy Nurul Azkiya

    crab  lier  green  for  generations   :D   ,what  they  do  than  what  gone  will be ?    :D   stupid  kids 

  • Anonymous

    “Folks”??????????????
    What the hell is it with Obama and
    “folks”.  This has got to be the most
    collective demeaning term for the
    fallen in Benghazi and their families. 
    Obama is the most detached
    empty human being to ever
    inhabit the White House.
    Positively blank & clueless!

  • Anonymous

    Wow!  I knew little about Glen beck before I saw him appear on direct tv.  He and eliot spritzer were debating key issues (before the election).  I was shocked because I usually lean towards the left but after the debate I felt moved by Beck’s performance.  He was so open and passionate about his conservative ideology and seemed to truly mean what he said.  Proclaiming the main issue we face is media biases that are driving an irreversible wedge between the two parties.  If both citizens and government couldn’t talk in a rational way about party differences then it would lead to our demise.  Both Spitzer and Beck have contrasting beliefs on nearly every issue, yet they had an intelligent rational debate in which I learned more than watching all 3 presidential debates combined.  After watching that I felt hopeful, if these 2 polar opposite men could discuss rationally, without yelling/name calling/ect and find common ground then it is possible for parties to work together or at least start a healthy dialog.  Curious I searched for more info on Beck…and this radio/television show came up.  I was saddened by what I heard.  The Glen at the debate…the one that seemed so authentic when he expressed our need for media reform was spewing the exact same idiotic trash he was condemning others for.  Needless to say I was disappointed.  If both the left and right media continue to ignore discussing real issues on their show, and instead entertain their listeners by spewing a string of dirty words to describe the party/government official they are crusading against.  Forcing each party to become more and more extreme thus narrowing the chance of an adult conversation.  Why????  I really don’t understand?  I believe both parties have useful aspects that are necessary to make American prosperous.  But this incessant high school bickering has to stop.  It only serves to dumb down the American public by boiling down the topic to the lowest common denominator instead of addressing real issues.  Does it really convince people that Obama’s a dipshit because he had a friendly 2 second conversation with a reporter?  Does it really discredit Romney as a potential candidate because he made the binders full of woman comment that was blown out of proportion by Sharpton/Maddow strictly to entertain their audience?  Jesus these are representatives of each side’s news commentators? 
    Sorry for the rant, but based on your calm/intelligent and very persuasive arguments you presented on direct tv debate I was caught off guard when hearing the actual content of your show. 
    I’m sure a bunch of angry comments from his listeners will follow mine.  And it’s inappropriate of me to comment but I’m just fed up with both parties.