President Obama held yet another press conference yesterday to remind the American people that he is doing everything in his power to solve the looming debt crisis and budget debate.
Though the President’s remarks did little more than strengthen the argument that he is in way over his head (especially in regards to the economy), the mainstream media has once again come to his defense. In fact, reporters practically begged President Obama to solve the crisis during yesterday's press conference.
Glenn and Pat were not so convinced of the President’s capability this morning on radio.
It has become a habit of the administration to speak about the American public as though they are ignorant fools and this press conference was no exception.
“Talk down to me some more, Mr. President,” Glenn said in response to theses remarks:
VOICE: Only 24 percent of Americans say you should raise the debt limit to avoid an economic catastrophe. There's still 69 percent who oppose raising the debt limit. Is it the problem that you and others have failed to convince Americans that we have a crisis here and how are you going to change that?
OBAMA: Let, let me distinguish between professional politicians and the public at large. The public is not paying close attention to how a treasury auction goes. They shouldn't, they're worrying about their families, they're worrying about their jobs, they're worrying about their neighborhood. They've got a lot of other things on their plate. We're paid to worry about it.
Considering how well the debt talks have been going so far, it is safe to say that the American people surely have a lot to worry about, and the government’s actions, or lack there of, to this point are certainly cause for concern.
“We're trained professionals. Back away. We've done a good job at this whole debt thing for years now. The people shouldn't pay attention to it,” Glenn joked. “This notion that people should pay attention is nonsense.”
At the end of the day it is clear that the country in trouble, and no matter how many softball style questions the media may throw the President’s way, it is time for the American people to wake up and pay attention.
“Yes, they should (pay attention). America, do not listen to this man,” Glenn said. “You should know what treasury auctions even mean. You should know the consequences. It's your damn money, and your country. But they'll take care of it. They've taken care of it so far, haven't they? “