Obama Gets Cranky with a Texas Reporter
Big Zero is a guy who really doesn't like to be challenged--no narcissist does. Here he is, being interviewed by a Texas reporter, who has the gall to point out that Obama lost Texas by 10 points in 2008. Obama had a cake walk from the media during his first campaign. Does he really think it's going to be that way the second time around? Hey Zero, welcome to politics! What you have here is just a tiny window into your new world. This guy is the most thin-skinned politician I think I've ever seen. Affirmative action got this guy all the way to the top, but it won't keep him there.
That phony smile at the beginning--no one believes it anymore, champ.
He says "two million" and then has to correct himself to say, "two trillion dollars worth of cuts." A million--a trillion--what's the difference?
Oh, I love this guy's question, "Why do you think you're so unpopular in Texas?" Haha. The irritated, clueless look on Zero's face while he tries to answer that question at 0:34 is priceless. Zero is obviously pissed that he's not getting a question about his awesomeness.
Obama: "We lost by a few percentage points in Texas..."
Reporter: [having the audacity to interrupt The Won] "Well, you lost by about ten...[interrupting Zero's "uh, uh uh"]...fifty five to forty four." Oh string this guy up--interrupting, not sitting there letting Zero run out the clock, not kissing his ring--oh, this reporter should definitely plan on getting a tax audit for the rest of his natural life.
I have never in my lifetime seen a sitting POTUS who slams people in the other party the way Zero does. He simply doesn't understand how to "act presidential," he doesn't understand being an executive, he doesn't understand that he's President Obama, not Campaign Obama.
Obama: "Governor Perry [certainly no fan of The Won] balanced his budget with about 6 billion dollars worth of Federal help, which he happily took, and then, uh, started blamin', uh, the members of Congress who had offered that help."
The video continues at 2:06, after the interview is finished. The reporter's voiceover--"After the interview, Mr. Obama pointed out that he doesn't like a reporter challenging his comments."
Obama: "Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?" [Which of course will be a cold day in hell.]
Great job, Brad Watson! Showing journalism isn't completely dead, and no coincidence that the guy is from Texas. How soon do we secede?
You know, watching an interview like this with Obama, which doesn't happen often because he's always so heavily handled and scripted, you have to wonder, what is with this guy? An interesting article that goes in that direction, attempting to answer it from a psychological point of view, is written by Robin Berkeley at American Thinker. Berkeley has written several think pieces along the same lines. This one was written 11 June 2010: "A Shrink Asks: What Is Wrong with Obama?" Writes Berkeley: "Obama's odd mannerisms intrigue a psychotherapist like me. He also presents a serious diagnostic challenge....Obama is flat when passion is needed; he's aggressive when savvy is required. What's most worrisome is that Obama doesn't even realize that his behavior is inappropriate."