A Press Conference to Remember

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-abortion President Barack Obama

I honestly can’t help it, the further into the term of pro-abortion President Barack Obama the more I think of the fairy tale of the Emperor’s New Clothes. How long can anyone, let alone a majority of the American public, fail to see that Obama is not only in hopelessly over his head but a really, really deceitful human being?

If you had a chance to watch the President at his press conference Wednesday, you could only gasp in amazement at the derisive, dismissive, almost contemptuous comments coming out of his mouth. Check that: if you hadn’t watched him closely, you’d be amazed.

Is his pose as the only adult in the room tiresome? Of course. He really does need some new lines.

Is it insulting to the members of both parties who do all the heavy lifting—and take all the political risks—to be told on national television that Obama’s two young daughters are more disciplined than the members of Congress, specifically the Republicans in the House whom he savaged but whom he needs to work with? Of course. I can only imagine how angry they are. And all this from a man who we have been told a gazillion times is “post-partisan.”

What’s fascinating to me is that the Obama presidency is as fragile as a soap bubble. It’ll pop as soon as reporters either (a) grow as weary as the rest of us are with the galactic gap between Obama’s lofty opinion of himself and his meager accomplishments, and (b) stop focusing on the supposed weakness of the field of Republican challengers.

(To that end, there were a few comments made the last few days that suggest that a least some national reporters are beginning to grasp how Obama is playing them like a violin.)

Wednesday the National Journal ran a fascinating piece titled “Nerves Show on Team Obama.” There was a lot of “inside baseball,” but in the context of this entry, there are two intriguing observations by Josh Kraushaar.

First, “[W]inning reelection is solidifying his support with college-educated whites, a swing demographic that has been more receptive to his message, along with high turnout among minorities.” Reflecting that is that Obama is putting more emphasis  on winning North Carolina and Virginia. The “experts” give him more chance in the latter than the former.

Living in Virginia, I don’t believe Obama’s chances of carrying the state again are good at all. And if Obama sees these states as “critical clogs,” it “suggests the campaign is struggling in states that were comfortably on its side in 2008, particularly those in the Rust Belt,” according to Kraushaar.

And contained in that assessment is the noteworthy fact that the latest Gallup weekly tracking poll shows Obama’s approval rating at 40% among non-colleague graduates who “never viewed Obama too favorably in the first place.” I would argue the numbers will continue to decline.

Second—and illustrative of Obama’s overweening preoccupation with self—is what “Team Obama” is doing now that smaller donations are down: They are “looking elsewhere: A Los Angeles Times report that Obama’s reelection team is already asking wealthy donors to commit the maximum $75,800 to the president’s campaign fund,” Kraushaar writes.

So? “That would bar them from giving any money to other Democratic Party groups, most notably the Democratic Senate and House campaigns, something unlikely to endear the president to his party.”

Stay tuned. The truth is gradually working its way out from underneath a thick coat of hyperbole and distortion.

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