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The President Finds A Safe Place From Which To Flog The Right.

Note: This post was put up after Baron's much funnier and entertaining post below. Watch it all.

President Barrack Obama fled to the safe confines of CBS' Harry Smith to throw some cheap shots at conservatives after several months of having his lunch eaten by them and tomorrow's lunch money found missing by an incredulous Caucus.

Smith obligingly offers up the Nazi straw man so that his interviewee can knock it down, but not before he calls Limbaugh and Beck Nazi's. Only on CBS and the other alphabet media can a politician get away with this:

Smith also asked the president if he is aware of the extreme terms some use to describe him, such as "socialist" or "Nazi."

"Well, I think that when you listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck, it's pretty apparent, and it's troublesome, but keep in mind that there have been periods in American history where this kind of vitriol comes out," Mr. Obama said. "It happens often when you've got an economy that is making people more anxious, and people are feeling like there is a lot of change that needs to take place. But that's not the vast majority of Americans. I think the vast majority of Americans know that we're trying hard, that I want what's best for the country."

Somehow I can't imagine Smith asking George W. Bush in such a patronizing and sympathizing manner about the leftwing nuts that pined for his death. What about the "pitchforks" that Obama used to threaten bankers in 2009 or the simple taunt,"We won" last year? Are these bridge building metaphors that this post partisan, centrist campaigning President still believe in? Of course not, but who expects CBS to call bull shit on this President? Having let this gaffe slide by there was no doubt where the conversation was headed. Once the ever pliant Smith opened the door, the thin skinned and ever more projecting President let lose with what was really bothering him:

"I didn't buy all the hype, right after inauguration, where everybody was only saying nice things about me," he added. "And I don't get too worried when things aren't going as well because I know that over time these things turn."

With all due respect President Obama did buy all of the hype, and more. Whence the most liberal agenda in over sixty years? As to how things turn over time, the 2010 midterms will provide a view into the tunnel vision that afflicts this President and his advisors. Of course they know that the light at the end of that tunnel is the train that has worried them since the earliest Tea Parties last year. Voters don't buy all the hype they were served during the campaign and have revolted. CBS and President Obama know this but it is too late.


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Comments (18)

Someone didn't get their SO... (Below threshold)
epador:

Someone didn't get their SOMA this AM. Better not miss your next Solidarity Service!

CBS news has hit an all tim... (Below threshold)
davidt:

CBS news has hit an all time low in ratings...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/02/business/media/02tele.html

Puts the value of CBS's Harry Smith's interview in perspective

Barack Hussein Obama is NOT... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

Barack Hussein Obama is NOT due any respect. The office is, but Barry the Marxist with a chip on his shoulder the size of Kenya is due NO respect. His America hating wife too. They can join their good friend and domestic terrorist William Ayers on trampling the American flag as they fulfill their Alinski dreams of bringing down America via the Cloward Pivens way.

TexBob, I agree. Respect i... (Below threshold)
Maddox:

TexBob, I agree. Respect is earned. B O has not done anything to earn respect except from our enemies. He has socialized much of our nation's economy and continually puts down our history and heritage. He has insulted our allies and weakened our national security. It will take a long time to undo his damage.
I feel nothing but contempt for him. America will be a better place when he is dethroned.

Hugh, you were better at de... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Hugh, you were better at defending petulant Bush and Hillary Clinton than you are with your daily attacks on Obama for everything he does and say.

the thin skinned and ever more projecting President let lose(sic) with what was really bothering him:
(when asked if he is aware of the extreme terms some use to describe him, such as "socialist" or "Nazi.")

Obama:"I didn't buy all the hype, right after inauguration, where everybody was only saying nice things about me," he added. "And I don't get too worried when things aren't going as well because I know that over time these things turn."

"I don't get too worried when things aren't going too well".

Are you kidding or nuts? yes, you said you could see that he was very thin skinned and let lose" with such a remark. I presume you meant loose, but I think you are the one loosing it.. in your rage against Obama for making such an innocuous modest remark to a rather scathing provocative question.

I concur...... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

I concur...

"the thin skinned"... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"the thin skinned"

Don't see why you object to that Stevie. David Axelrod told Barry the same thing.

It's all about Barry, all the time. November 2010 will be soooooooooooooo sweet.

As for CBS, NBC, ABC, they are no longer relevant and they know it. They just cater to the faithful Obamabots. What will be amusing is how they explain the Democratic defeat in the November elections.

CBS is still broadcasting n... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

CBS is still broadcasting news programs??

Keep flogging Mr. President... (Below threshold)
kathie:

Keep flogging Mr. President, it doesn't matter what you say now, we have the measure of the man that you are, and we don't like it. We won't soon forget what has made us so angry. Freedom can't be compromised, diluted, or swept under the bus. We will vote you and your minions out.

CBS is still broadcasting n... (Below threshold)
justpassingthrough:

CBS is still broadcasting news programs??

8. Posted by Tsar Nicholas II | April 1, 2010 11:43 PM |

Nope.

CBS is still broadcasting n... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

CBS is still broadcasting news programs??
8. Posted by Tsar Nicholas II

No, they've become the unabashed the propaganda arm of the Democrat party as evidenced by the Harry and Barry Show.

It's really sad to see that the (P)resident is such a pussy that he has to stoop to invective the way he did to slander his opponents. I am a firm believer that you defined by your actions and BHO is destined to be the worst President in the history of this country.

HughS - "What about the... (Below threshold)
Marc:

HughS - "What about the "pitchforks" that Obama used to threaten bankers in 2009 or the simple taunt,"We won" last year? "

What about obummer speechifying about people "waving tea bags," or just after passage of the bill mocking people by noting "Armageddon" and claiming the birds were still flying.

At best both cases he was NOT presidential.

At worst just an asshole.

Hell aside for a few cum stains under the oval office desk Slick Willie demonstrated more respect for the office than this clown.

Some one remind obummer of ... (Below threshold)
Marc:

Some one remind obummer of his own special brand of vitriol:

"If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun," and "I want you to argue with them and get in their face?"

Shortly after "get in their face" was uttered the SEIU thug beat down an innocent black man and used the "N" word while doing so.

ABC and NBC hit new lows as... (Below threshold)
jim m:

ABC and NBC hit new lows as well:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/02/business/media/02tele.html

When you become an extension of the propaganda wing of any political party you should expect the public to turn your programming off.

But as for what Barry said:

"It happens often when you've got an economy that is making people more anxious, and people are feeling like there is a lot of change that needs to take place. But that's not the vast majority of Americans. I think the vast majority of Americans know that we're trying hard, that I want what's best for the country."

1) People are more than anxious. They are freaking out because there are no jobs. We are now into 15+ months of "Unexpectedly high new jobless claims". When will Obama and friends get off their ass and start anticipating that the economy is in the sewer?

2) No. Polling shows that people think he's doing to much and in the wrong way. He is screwing with healthcare and global warming taxes and doing nothing, zip, zilch about jobs despite having promised that after Jan 1 his administration would be focused on nothing else.

3) Actually the majority of Americans think that you are abusing your power and that pssing health care was a direct abuse of that power. People don't think you are working hard to help them. They think you are working hard to help yourself. Very few people believe that you have the country's best interests at heart.

CBS is still broad... (Below threshold)
JLawson:
CBS is still broadcasting news programs??
They just needed some cheap filler to keep the commercials from banging together.
CBS is still broad... (Below threshold)
JLawson:
CBS is still broadcasting news programs??
It's a makework program for the techs and studio crew. The transmitter's actually connected to a dummy load.

Obama, get that cable out of your ass, dammit! How many times have we told you that no matter HOW good it feels it ain't good for ya!

"I think the vast majori... (Below threshold)
914:

"I think the vast majority of Americans know that we're trying hard, that I want what's best for the country."


Liar

A la Monty Python: Brave Si... (Below threshold)
RScott:

A la Monty Python: Brave Sir Obama!




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