Posted on March 19, 2009. Filed under: News And Politics... |

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 — 8:13 PM (My original post follows my update)

Tried to locate the video that was previously shown below, but I can’t find it anywhere on the Net.  Looks like they’re still covering up all of Obama’s shortcomings.  Turned into a full-time job for all of them…




Here’s my Original Post…

Because most of you who voted for Obama are seeing him in a different light these days, I wanted to post this video of Obama’s first press conference as president.  Oh, he loved doing the meet and greet thing, but avoided all questions unless they pertained to the gym in the White House or basketball.  When asked any “presidential” questions, he retreated saying he’s only there to say hi.  He’s right!  He’s only there to say “Hi”.  Fast forward to today, and he’s great at doing the entertainment circuit where he’s in his element, but critique what he’s been doing as our president, and it’s plain to see he’s done nothing to help our ailing nation.  He stated that he’d be back later to answer any questions.  Of course, by then he’ll be armed with a fleet of speech writers and the much-relied upon teleprompter.
In viewing this video, I don’t see an educated man talking; I see a clueless guy put into an element where he has to talk and smile his way along.  Notice there’s no teleprompter at this press conference which is why he can’t put more than two words together.  Listen to the way he talks.  When he asked about the reasoning behind why certain media outlets had work space where they did, he got an answer involving the intricacies of press corps protocol, to which he responded: “This is worse than the Middle East here — who’s sitting where and all that stuff.”  These are the ramblings of the person most of America voted for.  He would have been more in his element as a greeter at a retail store… 
Irritated Obama ‘Stares Down’ Reporter During Press Corps Visit
When a reporter tried to quiz President Obama about a lobbyist chosen for a top Defense Department job, the president quickly became agitated.
Thursday, January 22, 2009

WASHINGTON — President Obama paid a surprise visit to members of the White House press corps Thursday evening when he walked through their working area of the West Wing, but he quickly became agitated when he was confronted with a question by one of the journalists. 

According to reports, when the Politico’s Jonathan Martin asked the president about his nominee for deputy secretary of defense, William Lynn, Obama refused to answer, saying he was not there to take questions.

“I came down here to visit. I didn’t come down here — this is what happens. I can’t end up visiting you guys and shaking hands if I am going to grilled every time I come down here,” the president said. 

Pressed further by the Politico reporter about his Pentagon nominee, Obama turned more serious, putting his hand on the reporter’s shoulder and staring him in the eye.

“All right, come on,” he said, with obvious irritation in his voice. “We will be having a press conference, at which time you can feel free to [ask] questions. Right now, I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself to you guys — that’s all I was trying to do,” Politico.com reported.

The situation came to a close when a cameraman in the room interrupted, declaring: “I’d like to say it one more time: ‘Mr. President.'”

The nominee in question, William Lynn, is a former lobbyist for defense contractor Raytheon, a pick Obama made in contradiction to his much-heralded anti-lobbying rules.

Obama was willing to field lighter questions, though. 

Yes, he’s discovered the gym in the White House residence. No, he hasn’t played basketball yet on the outdoor White House court because it’s been too cold. 

The president’s walk-through came without notice, causing a bit of a wild scene. Reporters started running toward him, wary of missing a single word. When one reporter who hadn’t spotted Obama yet asked what everyone was rushing toward, another one responded: “The big guy.” 

Obama made it to the back of the briefing room, in a narrow hallway, where he shook hands. 

“I’ve got to say, it’s smaller than I thought,” the president said as he looked around for the first time. 

He introduced himself to those whom he didn’t already know from the long campaign trail and said it would take a little while to learn everyone’s names. 

The president then continued on, walking by the media outlets’ booths on the same floor.

Obama asked about the reasoning behind why certain media outlets had work space where they did. When he got an answer involving the intricacies of press corps protocol, Obama responded: “This is worse than the Middle East here — who’s sitting where and all that stuff.” 

As he walked through the area where journalists have lunch, Obama noticed a pair of vending machines that dispense soda and junk food. 

“Looks like you have some healthy snacks, guys,” Obama said. 

Then he walked through the basement quarters, where several other news outlets set up shop. He said that was smaller than he expected too.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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