A Media – Obama Milestone … Pushing Obama’s Buttons and The One Clearly on the Defensive and Irratted by Questions … “Only I’m the president of the United States.”

 

Barack Obama has his Lyndon Johnson moment …

“Only I’m the president of the United States.”

And so it has finally happened. The head over heal love affair between the media and Barack Obama came to a chilly end yesterday during his presser. That is not to say that they still do not fawn over him; however, the dreamy eyed stares, amidst the dimmed candle light and a glass of merlot seem to be over.

  Major Garrett of Fox News also asked Obama, “What took you so long?” in responding to the Iranian Protesters being slaughtered in the streets

One would have to be blind or wearing too dark a shaded rose colored glasses not to have witnessed yesterday during Obama’s news conference that he was uncomfortable, irritated and defensive on many of the questions that were posed to The One. As Politics Daily stated, “Barack Obama  is one of the most disciplined, controlled and unflappable political leaders in modern times, except when he grows testy”.  That Obama testiness becomes a form of arrogance as this President has only been given softballs from the outset, so when a high hard one is pitched inside, Obama has no idea how to react.

Asked whether his rhetoric on Iran had changed in response to criticism from Senate Republicans such as John McCain, Obama at first deftly waved off the question with a joking, “What do you think?” Seconds later Obama channeled Lyndon Johnson’s belligerent “I’m the only president you’ve got” crack. (The milder Obama version: “Only I’m the president of the United States.”) Then Obama disingenuously claimed that “the Iranian people…aren’t paying a lot of attention to what’s being said on Capitol Hill and probably aren’t spending a lot of time thinking about what’s being said here.” (If that level of disinterest were indeed the case, then why did Obama go out of his way earlier in the press conference to solicit a question that had come in by e-mail from Iran?)

How does the Great Orator crumble like a house of cards when presented with a question on Iran? Thus we are given the “Irony of Obama”.

It’s kind of ironic isn’t it? The man whose primary political resource is his rhetorical abilities is rendered essentially speechless when it is only speech which is required to stand strongly by Iranians fighting for their freedom and rights and condemn their oppressors.

The Iran issue has been Obama’s undoing. How does “The One” stand in Cairo and give a speech that there are simple freedoms that all should have and then sit back and do next to nothing when a revolution occurs in Iran after an illegitimate election? 

When it comes to Iran, Obama has at times spoken in particularly mealy mouthed fashion because he is fearful (as he has repeatedly explained) that his words could be hijacked by the Iranian theocrats. Even during Tuesday’s press conference, Obama ducked condemning the Iranian election as totally fraudulent by carefully saying, “We didn’t have international observers on the ground. We can’t say definitely what happened at polling places throughout the country.” Obama – who more than most leaders understands the power of inspirational rhetoric – has been forced to keep his most potent weapon (his moral outrage) sheathed through most of the Iranian crisis.

Obama condemns violence against Iran protesters … Too little, too late.

I don’t know how this is going to play out. That is the justification that Obama takes in not making a definitive statement. That’s leadership?

Obama, who has been accused by some Republicans of being too timid in his response to events in Iran, declared himself “appalled and outraged” by the deaths and intimidation in Tehran’s streets – and scoffed at suggestions he was toughening his rhetoric in response to the criticism.

He suggested Iran’s leaders will face consequences if they continue “the threats, the beatings and imprisonments” against protesters. But he repeatedly declined to say what actions the U.S. might take, retaining – for now – the option of pursuing diplomatic engagement with Iran’s leaders over its suspected nuclear weapons program.

“We don’t know yet how this thing is going to play out,” the president said. “It is 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.”

 



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    36 Responses to “A Media – Obama Milestone … Pushing Obama’s Buttons and The One Clearly on the Defensive and Irratted by Questions … “Only I’m the president of the United States.””

    1. SUPER DAVE on June 24th, 2009 11:33 am

      probably the same thing that happened at the polling places here barry !

    2. Scott on June 24th, 2009 12:02 pm

      He ducks and dodges questions with the best of em. He never answers a question with a direct answer, a bunch of talk around and his true colors are showing and no that wasn’t meant to be racist for all you lunatics out there!

      He can’t handle the pressure. You just wait, the press eventually will turn on him and will stop giving him the free passes he’s enjoying. It happens with EVERY President and it will even happen with the messiah!

    3. katablog.com on June 24th, 2009 12:03 pm

      And now, here’s yet another story that needs to be told as the Guppies sit down to watch the All Barack Channel tonight, bringing their infomercial to the people.

      Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t give a damn about your health care, costs, or even your life. Rather, as Michelle Malkin details, there’s an internal ACORN memo detailing exactly what Government Controlled Healthcare is all about:

      An internal ACORN memo I obtained from August 2008 makes the motives clear. Over our 38 years, health care organizing has never been a major focus either nationally or locally for ACORN, wrote ACORN Philadelphia region director Craig Robbins. “But increasingly, ACORN offices around the country are doing work on health care.” The goal: “Building ACORN Power.” The memo outlines the ACORN/HCAN partnership and strategy of opposing any programs that rely on “unregulated private insurance” – and then parlaying political victory on government-run health care “to move our ACORN agenda (or at least part of it) with key electeds that we might otherwise not be able to pull off.”

      Better stop sucking down that kool-aid folks because when it makes you sick – you’ll be sorry.

    4. Michelle Smith on June 24th, 2009 12:34 pm

      He’s going to discuss this with them on the 4th, while they are having drinks, chowing down & watching the fireworks extravaganza. You know, Independence Day. How ironic is that???

    5. 11B40 on June 24th, 2009 12:52 pm

      Greetings:

      Back during the campaign, I wrote a comment about how I would play now President Obama in basketball. I would what we called “play him without the ball”, basically forgoing my offensive game and devoting all my effort to preventing him from even touching the basketball. I would bump him, step on his toes and the back of his sneakers, pull his shorts and maybe even a leg hair or two. I would stay as close to him as possible for as long as possible. I would enjoy every minute of it; he would not.

      When I saw the clips of yesterday’s performance, what occurred to me is how vulnerable he is to pressure. I can’t believe that this guy has ever dealt with any serious confrontations, at the negotiating table or elsewhere. You see, when he goes into the “I won” or “Only I am the President”, he has reached his breaking point and plays the only Ace in his deck. And this is at a point when he still has most of the press in his hip pocket.

      It’s going to be a long 3.5 years.

    6. rightknight on June 24th, 2009 12:54 pm

      “Buyers Remorse” can often be cured by
      returning the unwanted item to the store
      and exchanging it for another. In this political
      situation, trading this Prevaricator in for
      Biden, Pelosi, Byrd, Clinton, Geithner, Holder,
      and other fantastic choices would not offer
      any perceivable improvement at all.

      Wait, Biden is a bona fide born in America guy
      at least. The Press (as it is called) will show
      some mettle when it questions the effort
      to avoid production of Certificate of Live Birth
      for Obama.

    7. SUPER DAVE on June 24th, 2009 1:13 pm

      send all acorn employees to the front lines in afghanistan.
      acorn helped obama buy the whitehouse with illegal voting,money for votes.
      hell, acorn can even get dead folks, dogs, cats, and even birds to vote for obama. and probably a few fish to boot.

    8. Dawg1948 on June 24th, 2009 1:52 pm

      Obama simply dodges questions he does not wish to answer just like any other politician. He speaks with a forked tongue and talks out both sides of his mouth. The fact is as long as the media gives him softball questions and treats him as a GOD he will continue to shine. As soon as the gloves come off and Obama is challenged for the lies he tells, you will see totally differnt Obama.

      The Democrats are trying to paint the GOP as the Party of “NO”. The facts however, indicate the Democrats are the party of “NO”. i.e. we can’t use nuclear power as it is too dangerous. We can’t use wind power in Cape Cod as it will destroy Senator Kennedy’s pristine view. We cannot drill for oil or natural gas off of the coast of Florida or California because it might destroy our beaches (even though California has bankrupted itself through liberal legislation). Therefore we do not have a comprehensive energy plan only an enviromentally ignorant plan championed by Al Gore, the Democrats, and Obama.

      Obama wants to tax sodas and other sugar drinks, but the same liberals have taken Physical Education out of our schools. And if we wish to tax sugar then we need to tax sofas, TV’s, DVD’s, video games, computers, cell phones, etc. for their contributions to the sedentary life style the current generation lives which cause the obesity the Democrats speak of.

      It appears the only solution to the problems of our Constittuional Republic in the eyes of Obama and his supporters is to throw money at the problems and find new ways to tax the hell out of the population even when this approach has been tried and has failed many times over.

      So I for one say it is time for “The One ” to be challenged on his ideas and agenda, and to to be challenged hard and often.

    9. Tamikosmom on June 24th, 2009 3:39 pm

      The roque nations of the world threaten the United States with annihilation yet … no concrete action is taken by the administration of what was feared and respected as one of the greatest democracies on the face of the earth … no concrete action is taken to protect American citizens.

      Obama’s strategy is to attempt a dialogue to appease … to pacify … to bow and … to invite Ahmadinejad to the 4th of July celebrations.

      When did “strength” become a dirty word.

      ++++++++

      Ahmadinejad Calls U.S. ‘Satanic,’ Israel ‘About to Die’
      Monday, June 02, 2008

      Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted that Muslims would uproot “satanic powers” and reaffirmed his prediction that the Jewish state will soon be wiped off the map, the Agence France-Presse news agency reported Monday.

      “I must announce that the Zionist regime (Israel), with a 60-year record of genocide, plunder, invasion and betrayal is about to die and will soon be erased from the geographical scene,” Ahmadinejad said.

      “Today, the time for the fall of the satanic power of the United States has come and the countdown to the annihilation of the emperor of power and wealth has started,” the hard-line president said.

      http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,361705,00.html
      .
      .
      North Korea Threatens to ‘Wipe Out’ U.S.
      Associated Press
      Wednesday, June 24, 2009

      SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea threatened Wednesday to wipe the United States off the map as Washington and its allies watched for signs the regime will launch a series of missiles in the coming days.

      The Kang Nam left the North Korean port of Nampo a week ago with the USS John S. McCain close behind. The ship, accused of transporting banned goods in the past, is believed bound for Burma, according to South Korean and U.S. officials.
      The new U.N. Security Council resolution requires member states to seek permission to inspect suspicious cargo. North Korea has said it would consider interception a declaration of war and on Wednesday accused the U.S. of seeking to provoke another Korean War.

      “If the U.S. imperialists start another war, the army and people of Korea will … wipe out the aggressors on the globe once and for all,” the official Korean Central News Agency said.

      http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,528880,00.html

    10. kayjay on June 24th, 2009 4:10 pm

      I was only thinking yesterday that I’ll bet he is a good dancer…after all he does the side-step, the back step and even sometimes a forward step with such skill. He listens to the music and changes the dance without missing a step! Its all about him and the big show he puts on. Those who voted for him were well and truly conned, including the likes of Warren Buffet, the Hedge fund crowd and lots of CEO’s of Big Business…how sad…how stupid! The only ones who are benefiting…the trial lawyers and the unions…how typical!

    11. SUPER DAVE on June 24th, 2009 4:41 pm

      he is at a point now where robert gibbs can’t answer the questions for him. obama can not answer to these threats because he has lived a sheltered life.
      inviting iran over for obama weiners is a definite sign of weakness.
      the bought and paid for obama media is showing less and less praise these days. maybe they realize that they are partially to blame for the mess they helped create.

    12. Tamikosmom on June 24th, 2009 5:18 pm

      When will North Korea’s threat be taken seriously by the American administration. It may be too late when a nuclear missile is headed for the United States of America … the Hawaiian Islands.

      ++++++++

      Pentagon Dismisses as ‘Silliness’ North Korea’s Threat to Wipe Out U.S.

      Wednesday, June 24, 2009

      The Pentagon shrugged off a threat from North Korea Wednesday to wipe the United States off the map.

      “I don’t even know how to respond to that. It’s silliness,” said Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell.”For what and with what?”

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/24/pentagon-dismisses-silly-north-koreas-threat-wipe/

    13. katablog.com on June 24th, 2009 8:23 pm

      Waffles is indeed a good dancer. You’ll be happy to know that the 4th of July invitation (which he waffled and didn’t answer yesterday) has now been rescinded but only after confirming there were absolutely NO acceptances to the invitation a mere 10 days before the planned events.

      And yes, someone sure better take North Korea seriously as we might be wrong regarding their nuclear abilities; they also have “friends”. What better thing than an attack on the US to get the murders on the street in Iran off the front pages of American and European newspapers?

      But then remember, O told us that Iran was a small country and no threat to us! How he minimizes our enemies and maximizes himself.

    14. Allah on June 24th, 2009 9:21 pm

      Hey righties,

      your rebel hero, GOP “I wont take money even though we are the poorest state” from South Carolina went AWOL with his mistress in Argentina, why not report that story instead of this garbage?Oh yeah, if its one of our own then we dont not talk about them….

    15. yoyo muffintop on June 24th, 2009 11:07 pm

      #9 – I can almost guarantee you won’t answer this, but here it goes:
      As a Christian fundementalist and a follower of James Dobson & Focus on the Family, you Janet believe ALL Jews will go to hell because they do not believe “Jesus Christ the Lord is our Saviour”. That being said, why do you care what happens to the Jews in Israel since you believe every Jew is going to hell Janet?

      What say you #9 – Do you believe all Jews (because they specifically believe Jesus Christ the Lord is not the Saviour) are going to hell when they die?

    16. yoyo muffintop on June 24th, 2009 11:45 pm

      #14 – Imo, it’s not that Stanford cheated on his wife – people do it, it’s human nature. It’s that Stanford cheated on his wife after years and years of defending “family values” and the “sanctity of marriage” through policy.
      Where’s the Republican outrage?
      Do the Republicans realize they’re in the midst of a punishing self-satire?

      He abandoned his responsibilities as governor, lied to his staff, hid from his Lieutenant Governor and left the continent without a contingency plan. That shows a level of negligence that is quite a problem, to say the least.

      But hey, at least he didn’t have his wife in the background like we’ve seen lately – I just don’t get that.

      My guess – It’ll come out tomorrow that Stanford used state funds for these trips.

      Another moralizing GOP hypocrite bites the dust.

      Epic fail Stanford, epic.

    17. Dawg1948 on June 25th, 2009 12:16 am

      Hey #14 Allah or whatever the Hell your real name is? If we want to talk transgressions why not talk about Clinton, or Edwards, or Ted Kennedy, to name just a few of your liberal butt buddies. Or we can do the smart thing and talk about things that matter and are of great financial and security concerns to the American people.

    18. yoyo muffintop on June 25th, 2009 12:29 am

      SANFORD, btw. I just got my USC homecoming tickets and had Stanford on the brain. opps.

      #14 – Think we’ll see the story here how Fox News identified Sanford as a Democrat during their coverage of his press conference? Could you imagine if it was a Democrat and CNN/MSNBC (or any other news organization besides Fox) identified that person as a Republican…SM’s would be going ape sh%t. Lol.

      http://tinyurl.com/kw9b2s

      “The bottom line, though, is I am sure there will be a lot of legalistic explanations pointing out that the president lied under oath. His situation was not under oath. The bottom line, though, is he still lied. He lied under a different oath, and that is the oath to his wife. So it’s got to be taken very, very seriously.” [Sanford on Livingston, CNN, 12/18/98]

    19. Dolf on June 25th, 2009 1:33 am

      We can’t do anything about North Korea.

      and Obama is right with his assumption that his words will be twisted by the Iranian theocracy.

    20. Scott on June 25th, 2009 6:41 am

      Hey Allah – you and your kind are monsters and barbarians.. were people being slaughtered during the Tea Party protests here in the US…nope, because we are actual humans with a heart and soul! It’s laughable you even post here, but I’m guessing your either do-do or some other imposter hiding behind a FAKE God!

    21. SUPER DAVE on June 25th, 2009 7:18 am

      ALLAH: you would make a good democrat. all it takes is a criminal mind,refuse to pay your taxes,and destroy your country, polish the knob of a few terrorists. surely even you would have the small amount of intelligence it takes to be a democrat.

    22. Tamikosmom on June 25th, 2009 8:39 am

      15. yoyo muffintop on June 24th, 2009 11:07 pm
      I can almost guarantee you won’t answer this, but here it goes:
      You Janet believe …

      +++++++

      yoyo … I do not have a clue what this issue has to do with the topic but …
      ______

      John 3;16
      For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

      Romans 10:12
      For there is NO DIFFERENCE difference between Jew and Gentile–the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him,

    23. Tamikosmom on June 25th, 2009 9:04 am

      16. yoyo muffintop on June 24th, 2009 11:45 pm
      Imo, it’s not that Stanford cheated on his wife – people do it, it’s human nature.

      _______

      yoyo … it is a question of trust. If Mark Sanford can cheat on his wife … the mother of his children … the woman he pledged to honor all the days of his life … Sanford will have no problem deceiving Americans who entrusted him to his position of power.

      IMO

    24. Tamikosmom on June 25th, 2009 9:18 am

      16. yoyo muffintop on June 24th, 2009 11:45 pm

      .. It’s that Stanford cheated on his wife after years and years of defending “family values” and the “sanctity of marriage” through policy. Where’s the Republican outrage?

      ++++++

      I agree yoyo. This Canadian Conservation is outraged. Mark Stanford’s immediate decision not to resign is the definition of hypocrisy.

      Mark Stanford took a position in regards to the President Clinton affair and … any shred of integrity implies that Stanford should resign.
      ______

      Sanford Was Harsh Critic Of Clinton Affair
      06-24–0

      The standard Sanford has set for other politicians over the years has been fairly high.

      A member of the House of Representatives during the heyday of the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, he was often a harsh critic of the president for his marital misconduct.

      This is “very damaging stuff,” Sanford declared at one point, when details of Clinton’s conduct became known. “I think it would be much better for the country and for him personally … I come from the business side,” he said. “If you had a chairman or president in the business world facing these allegations, he’d be gone.”

      Explaining his decision to back impeachment articles against Clinton, he added, “I think what he did in this matter was reprehensible… I feel very comfortable with my vote.”

    25. SUPER DAVE on June 25th, 2009 9:24 am

      off this subject but my wife is a nurse and she was discussing the obama health plan and this doctor said if this plan passes, that a family that makes 39,000.00 a year total would be paying 9,000.00 a year for coverage.
      this is ridiculous. just think what a family making 50 to 100,000.00 a year would have to dole out. a third of your income and julio and frokeshia will be seen for free.

    26. Dolf on June 25th, 2009 9:49 am

      Super Dave,

      Would you leave a wounded human outside a hospital if you knew he/she were not insured?

    27. SUPER DAVE on June 25th, 2009 10:01 am

      DOLF: get a clue. all those getting free healthcare are not “wounded” but raping the government and the taxpayers. people that get this help need stipulations such as not having 12 kids and having all of them on medicaid.
      a “wounded” person as you say usually won’t be found outside the hospital. if a person is wounded i think he or she should go on inside don’t you ?
      in your opinion there are millions of wounded illegals ? no, not wounded, just bleeding the taxpayers or republicans which is the democratic code word for taxpayer.

    28. Michelle Smith on June 25th, 2009 11:10 am

      YoYo

      I believe you will see that most of us are outraged at the Governor of S.C. and think he should resign immediately. It makes no difference what political party one belongs to when you betray your family, your state and all the people who support you and believe in you. The only hypocrites are the ones who believed Clinton should have remained in office and think this man should step down. I am opposed to any politician who lies to the people and takes advantage of the office he/she holds.

    29. Scott on June 25th, 2009 12:14 pm

      It speaks volumes that last night’s Obamacare special on ABC was the lowest rated show at that 10pm time slot and even did worse than some repeat 8pm comedy shows…..only 1.1m views ages 18-49 watched.

      People are tiring of seeing his face on TV every single freaking day. He really thinks he’s a rock star and is starting to over believe his hype. I hate Bill Maher but he had one thing right when he said “DO YOUR JOB AND STAY OFF TV.”

    30. Scott on June 25th, 2009 12:15 pm

      SuperDave – pay no attention to NON-AMERICANS. He just regurgatates CNN leftist liberal spew from his rainbow colored room in his parents basement!

    31. SUPER DAVE on June 25th, 2009 12:24 pm

      yoyo: so john edwards doesn’t count since he is a democrat ? how about the cheater eliot spitzer spending my tax dollars on whores ? how about david paterson ? oops ! i’m sorry maybe he just couldn’t see well enough to know that it wasn’t his wife he was boinking.
      all your democratic rhetoric is just plain old b.s.

    32. Scott on June 25th, 2009 1:12 pm

      Someone spoke about “entrusted by the people” that voted him into office and that it would be disgrace if he didn’t resign….

      I remember a President who lied to EVERY single American back in 90s for getting a snarlin’ from a big blue pig.

      For every GOP adulterer there is a DEM too; but liberals don’t have recollective minds only stupid ones!

    33. SUPER DAVE on June 25th, 2009 1:15 pm

      i have no beef with dolf. he really has never been overly rude to me. i only give back what is given to me. i don’t lose sleep over name calling or rudeness.
      i definitely see a pattern developing with the real trolls and when you get to them with the truth they resort to to these actions.
      sometimes it’s a lot of fun just to see just how far you can take these democrats.

    34. yoyo muffintop on June 25th, 2009 6:22 pm

      #22 Janet – so that’s a Yes, you do believe a person of the jewish faith (a Jew) will go to hell.

      Why are you worrying about Israel then?

    35. Tamikosmom on June 25th, 2009 10:31 pm

      yoyo

      Your assumptions that you have directed at me as to my belief system are completely off topic. Nevertheless … considering the administrator has allowed your comments … I will respond.

      Yoyo … as we ALL were created in the image of God … choosing or rejecting the free gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ has nothing to do with any organized religion. It is an issue of decision for each heart.

      My focus in my spirtual journey to share the love God showed us when he sacrificed His Son at Calvary so each of us … if we choose … can be the recipient of eternal life. My mission has never been to preach H— and damnation.

      As an earthly father desires that a relationship with his child is based on love not fear … our Heavenly father desires a relationship based on love not fear.

      ++++++

      John 3;16
      For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

      Romans 10:12
      For there is NO DIFFERENCE between Jew and Gentile–the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on Him.

    36. Dolf on June 26th, 2009 5:19 am

      100% Dave

      we can disagree and still be polite.
      Think that we will have a laugh when drinking beers (am not that political correct :) , heck my friends think that I am to rightwing)

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