An irritable Barack Obama took questions from the adoring White House press corps for nearly an hour this afternoon, angrily beating back even the most gentle criticisms of the way he’s handled the turmoil in Iran and his plans to socialize the American health care system.
It appears that, when faced with anything less than complete and universal adoration, President Pantywaist feels the need to lash out.
And, as the insecure basket-case-in-chief seems to do at least once during every open-mic opportunity, he reminded viewers, “I won.”
1:00: “What do you think?” Obama says, when asked if calls by McCain and other Republicans for a stronger statement on Iran influenced him. “I’m president of the United States and I’ll carry out my ideas as I think appropriate,” he says.
The biggest point of contention in the partially staged affair was the President’s handling of the situation in Iran. He took a more hard-line stand against the violence being perpetrated by that country’s tyrannical regime in the remarks that were prepared for him. But, when questioned by the press, he reverted back to weak “we’ll deal with whomever wins” and “of course representatives of the thug regime are still invited to July 4 picnics” stands.
Here’s President Pantywaist in action.
“It’s not too late for the Iranian government to recognize that there is a peaceful path that will lead to stability and legitimacy and prosperity for the Iranian people. We hope they take it.”
One wonders exactly how many unarmed protesters must be shot through the heart, beaten with clubs and rounded up from hospitals and locked away before it becomes too late for this starry-eyed neophyte to imagine a “peaceful path?”
Obama also dismissed concerns that he’s not speaking out forcefully enough in support of the protesters, saying the Iranian people can “speak for themselves.”
Can they? It seems when they do, the regime Barack Obama insists on propping up beats some of them up and kills the others.
No one is questioning whether they should “speak for themselves.” We’re questioning why that should prevent those in positions of power in countries like the US, which at least used to be a champion of freedom, from speaking up in their defense.
What someone should question, however, is the appropriateness of the White House and a member of the press corps (both the same thing today, apparently) staging a question during a press conference.
In what appeared to be a coordinated exchange, President Obama called on the Huffington Post’s Nico Pitney near the start of his press conference and requested a question directly about Iran.
“Nico, I know you and all across the Internet, we’ve been seeing a lot of reports coming out of Iran,” Obama said, addressing Pitney. “I know there may actually be questions from people in Iran who are communicating through the Internet. Do you have a question?”
Apparently, the reporter from second-string Huffington Post had an earlier version of the script that didn’t have the President expressly noting the collusion. He stuck to his version.
Pitney, as if ignoring what Obama had just said, said: “I wanted to use this opportunity to ask you a question directly from an Iranian.”