Obambi is such a light-weight that he cannot even handle real questions from the press. The reporters and the questions were pre-selected. Imagine if GWB ignored that fat bitch Helen Thomas for eight years during his press briefings. Anyway, here are two of several tough questions that Obambi should have been asked at a real, grown up press conference. (Fair Use requires that I not cut and paste all of them, but I commend the article to you.)
“(1) Mr. President, tonight you criticized those who argue that FDR’s policies failed. I’d like to read a passage from the diary of Henry Morgenthau, FDR’s Treasury secretary: “We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises….I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started…and an enormous debt to boot!” Please comment.
(2) Mr. President, this is a two-part question. In your opening statement, you called today’s economic situation “the most profound economic emergency since the Great Depression” and later “the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.” But in the 1981-82 recession, unemployment reached 10.8 percent in 1982 versus 7.6 today. Reagan inherited an annual inflation rate of 13.5 percent, while you, sir, came in with a 0.1 percent inflation rate. Prime interest rates reached 21.5 percent at the end of 1980, compared with 3.25 percent at the end of 2008. Reagan did not ask for a “rescue” or “bailout” package. He cut taxes and slowed the rate of domestic spending. Unemployment, inflation and interest rates went down. The Treasury collected more revenue than ever. First, how then — at least so far — is this the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression? And second, given Reagan’s success, why not cut taxes, reduce domestic spending, and leave taxpayers and consumers with more money to save, spend and invest?”…
I remember the recession of 1979-1981 or so. It was so bad I moved out of Michigan, where unemployment was more like 20-25% (I’m guessing, but many of my peers left at that same time and never went back.) Reagan didn’t come in whining about how bad things were. He uplifted the nation by his positive rhetoric. Obambi, in stark contrast, is talking down the economy, trying to tell everybody that all is lost unless the Government comes in and saves them and the economy. This guy is pathetic.