Obama a Bit Defensive with Chicago Tribune Question … Obama, no more Softballs when it comes to Blagojevich Scandal


Obama actually challenged by the very people who carried his water during the Presidential campaign. Change you can believe in … how about just providing an honest answer?

Change you can believe in … a politician not giving a straight answer to a question from the press and actually lectures and chastises them.

Barack Obama promised change, transparency and a new beginning to Washington politics. It would appear that talk is cheap. This is what happens when the Press gives some one softballs for two years and never challenges a candidate. When it comes time for a situation like Blagogate, Obama has no idea how to act or handle the situation. The MSM did America no favors by carrying Obama’s water during the campaign. We are now witness to the results.

Rahm’s calls on tape

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  • Comments

    22 Responses to “Obama a Bit Defensive with Chicago Tribune Question … Obama, no more Softballs when it comes to Blagojevich Scandal”

    1. Michelle on December 17th, 2008 11:09 am

      St…st…stuttering again Mr. Obama? Caught in a lie Mr. Obama? Can’t answer a direct question with a direct answer. Dancing around the questions again. Doesn’t sound so eloquent when he doesn’t have a teleprompter to read from does he?

      I don’t like journalist/reporters whatever you wish to call them, never have but if you are going to take questions then you need to be prepared to answer them and not be rude about it and cut them off in the middle of questioning.

    2. scott on December 17th, 2008 12:17 pm

      Just a preview of what is in store for the next 8 grueling years of our lives!

    3. Maggie on December 17th, 2008 1:45 pm

      Sneed hears rumbles President-elect Barack Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is reportedly on 21 different taped conversations by the feds — dealing with his boss’ vacant Senate seat!


      Emanuel privately urged Gov. Blagojevich’s administration to appoint Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett, and the Sun-Times learned Tuesday that he also pressed that it be done by a certain deadline.


    4. Michelle on December 17th, 2008 1:47 pm

      Will be the longest 8 years of my life

    5. Rusty Bridges on December 17th, 2008 2:32 pm

      Is it too late to trade him to the sonics for a player to be named?

    6. Don on December 17th, 2008 3:27 pm
    7. Susy Q on December 17th, 2008 4:23 pm

      well I heard on some show that Rahm may have been working under cover to do a DOJ sting on Blogo. Ole Blogo sure called Barak a bunch of X-rated expletives deleated names/phrases etc. so I don’t think Barak was working with him…..Politics can be dirty and I’m sure other positions have been sold for money and/or favors over the years.

    8. babyfacemagee on December 17th, 2008 5:16 pm

      I didn’t vote for him, but frankly I don’t see anything wrong with what Obama said in this video. Anyone with an IQ of 40 knows that whatever he says…there’s just gonna be more speculation and fuel for the headline craving parasite journalists…and let’s be 100% clear…journalists ARE parasites.

      If i were Obama I’d stick to only “official” reports and pronouncements and steer all media appearances to prepping for the transition and to the issues he’s got to deal with such as the eonomy, middle east, etc. Each and every word that he utters about the Blago situation just fuels the parasites orgasmic cravings for sensationalism even more.

      I don’t blame Obama for becoming president even though I didn’t vote for him. He doesn’t make the rules…he just played the game better than McCain. He understands how the parasites(journalists) think and uses their short-sighted need for the ‘shot’ or the ‘sound bite’ to his own advantage…and knows when to stall in order to move the topic somewhere else as well.

      Skillfully directing of the media is the key to winning in politics these days. Obama knows this. It has nothing to do with democrat or republican…he knows that parasites (journalists) are after fresh meat at all times to further their careers…there is no allegiance…there is no faith…there is no ideology…it’s simply selfish opportunism.

      The only way to deal with it is set the agenda yourself and refuse to let the parasites set the agenda. That’s how the game is played.

    9. Richard on December 17th, 2008 10:44 pm

      Scott (#2) … WILL it be for eight more years?

    10. Rusty Bridges on December 18th, 2008 8:12 am

      #8, babyfacemagee; “I didn’t vote for him, but frankly I don’t….” Let me stop you right there!

      That is what you wan’t from our president,

      Like it or not, sometimes the press is on the peoples side. He should have at least let the reporter finish his guestion. He doesn’t even know what he was going to ask except that he didn’t want to deal with it so he just shut him up. I guess we better get used to it.

    11. Rusty Bridges on December 18th, 2008 9:17 am

      Once again, can somebody please explain to me what the difference is between what Blago did and Obama paying off Hillary’s campain debt for backing him?

    12. Mary UK on December 18th, 2008 9:36 am

      I am not surprised at all by this, the next four years will be interesting, it actually scares me, it will be interesting to see his choices for Supreme Court Judges, I think this (in)balance of power is VERY dangerous, and it scares me the road Obama could go down, there may be no way back!!!

    13. not to mention the duck on December 18th, 2008 9:46 am

      Michelle and scott what makes you think he will be there for 8 years in less he doed somthing grand in the next 4 he will not be there for 8

    14. babyfacemagee on December 18th, 2008 11:34 am

      Rusty Bridges you didn’t pay attention to what I wrote. I said Obama should answer the question…but only after the official report is released and when Obama sets the agenda.

      This press conference was not about the Blago incident and everyone knows that Obama’s team is going to release a full report on the whole Blago incident shortly. Why should he let the conference be hijacked but some random reporter just because “he wants it now”. Bush often tells reporters to stay on topic when they try and ask questions that are not pertinent to what he’s speaking about.

      I stand by what I stated. It was perfectly fine for Obama to tell the reporter to wait until after the official report is released. Now AFTER the report is released I expect Obama to answer each and every question that remains unanswered…don’t get me wrong. But at this point I can understand him not wanting to have a press conference about something else…turn into a referendum on a completely different topic. It’s called managing the press…and all good politicians do it.


    15. Michelle on December 18th, 2008 12:38 pm


      Just a hunch. He seems to have so many followers that worship the ground he walks on so I just believe he will get a 2nd term, that is unless he screws up royally. I really do not know how good or bad of a leader he will be, I only know that he doesn’t have the experience that I think he needs to be President but we shall soon find out. He may surprise me and be unlike other dems before him and actually do a fine job.

    16. yoyo muffintop on December 18th, 2008 2:12 pm

      Just a word of advice – If a US Attorney asks you to keep quite…do so.

      Newt Gingrich:
      “I was saddened to learn that at a time of national trial, when a president-elect is preparing to take office in the midst of the worst financial crisis in over seventy years, that the Republican National Committee is engaged in the sort of negative, attack politics that the voters rejected in the 2006 and 2008 election cycles.

      The recent web advertisement, “Questions Remain,” is a destructive distraction. Clearly, we should insist that all taped communications regarding the Senate seat should be made public. However, that should be a matter of public policy, not an excuse for political attack.

      In a time when America is facing real challenges, Republicans should be working to help the incoming President succeed in meeting them, regardless of his Party.

      From now until the inaugural, Republicans should be offering to help the President-elect prepare to take office.

      Furthermore, once President Obama takes office, Republicans should be eager to work with him when he is right, and, when he is wrong, offer a better solution, instead of just opposing him.

      This is the only way the Republican Party will become known as the “better solutions” party, not just an opposition party. And this is the only way Republicans will ever regain the trust of the voters to return to the majority.

      This ad is a terrible signal to be sending about both the goals of the Republican Party in the midst of the nation’s troubled economic times and about whether we have actually learned anything from the defeats of 2006 and 2008.

      The RNC should pull the ad down immediately.”

      Wow – the author of “The Contract with America” is in the tank for Obama. Doesnt he know Obama’s an illegal alien/non-citizen/satan/anti-christ/muslim/terrorist/terrorist sympathizer/socialist/marxist and extorts bribes from Blago? Haha.

      It must be sad to be a whacko Republican conspiracy theorist right about now.

    17. JoeGoodGuy(R) on December 18th, 2008 3:17 pm

      meadow muffin:

      you left out “pot smoking” out of post#16, as glamorized by the Time Magazine pimp pic.

      I’ll begin to trust this -0-bomber guy when Bill Ayers does jail time for his involvement in bombing government buildings and the killing of policemen.

    18. super dave on December 18th, 2008 3:46 pm

      why yoyo, you described your president to a t !!
      you have finally seen the light. i bet your large head feels much lighter now.
      and we thought you were a barry supporter !

    19. LilPuma on December 18th, 2008 4:43 pm

      5. Rusty Bridges. LOL I love the NBA.

      Obama has shown he gets ruffled when criticized and displays an air of superiority as if anyone criticizing him is a ninny. The U.S. attorney told him not to comment. Comment on what? That him and his people had no contact with Blagojevich? That’s what he told us. Now there are things that he can’t comment on. What could the U.S. Attorney ask him not to comment on when he had no discussions or contact with the governor? I’m so confused. Well, actually not, since I’m from Chicago, I understand it completely.

    20. super dave on December 18th, 2008 4:53 pm

      just browsing the top 10 baby names of 2008 and
      it seems that barack hussein was not on the list !!

    21. yoyo muffintop on December 18th, 2008 6:12 pm

      Blowin’ a little weed every now and then isn’t really a bad thing, imo, but I’ll add it:

      illegal alien/non-citizen/satan/anti-christ/muslim/terrorist/terrorist sympathizer/socialist/marxist/extorter/pot smoker.

    22. Dolf on December 22nd, 2008 8:58 am


      I smoke pot


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