LOS ANGELES, November 15, 2012 President Valerie Jarrett sent out her spokesperson Barack Obama to take questions from the media.
It was Mr. Obama’s first real press conference in eight months. As with previous press conferences, questions requiring a “yes” or “no” answer would be given lengthy explanations to reduce the number of questions asked. Whether the topic was Benghazi or the looming fiscal cliff, President Jarrett instructed Mr. Obama to answer all questions with “invest in education” or “green energy.”
Yet Mr. Obama went off script, and again showed his darker side, a term that relates to their character, not their melanin content.
Mr. Obama again forgot his past sops to civility by accusing Republicans of holding his tax hike agenda “hostage.” His subordinates routinely refer to Republicans as “hostage takers” for having principled policy disagreements. In the interest of “coming together,” there is a solution.
The next time Jarrett’s spokesperson or anyone else refers to Republicans as taking “hostages,” the administration should be shown pictures of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Gilad Shalit, and the people taken by Iran in 1979. Mr. Obama may not know a hostage from a hole in the ground, which coincidentally is where President Jarrett’s predecessor George W Bush found Saddam Hussein, a real hostage taker.
What Mr. Obama considers hostage taking is what the Founding Fathers called democracy and separation of powers. Sadly, Mr. Obama’s ego is held hostage by itself.
While White House Press Secretary Obama was running out the clock, Israel was striking back against the most recent Palestinian terrorism. After five days of Palestinian rocket attacks, Israel eliminated top Hamas murderer Ahmed Jaabari. Palestinians responded by saying that Israel had “opened the gates of hell.”
This seemed like an odd thing to say, given that Israel had opened up Gaza months ago. Perhaps the Palestinians were demanding that their borders be sealed off again and all gates closed.
Mr. Obama had no comments on Palestinian terrorism or Israeli self-defense measures, although most likely the solution would be for the Israelis and Palestinians to invest in education and green energy.
Linkage between the President and Palestinians is that Mr. Obama tends to use women and children as human shields. Do Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice believe in human sacrifices? Either way, they are about to become them.
Mr. Obama did engage in some righteous indignation by defending Susan Rice using the “incompetence defense.” In the legal arena this is equivalent to “not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect,” and it rarely succeeds. Because Ambassador Rice had no idea what she was talking about and was just “following orders,” she should be blameless for repeating falsehoods on television.
Mr. Obama made it clear that her critics should blame him instead.
We do blame him, but he seems to want absolution for her for obeying him and absolution for him for hiding behind her. At this point anybody being held accountable for anything in this administration would be an improvement. Mr. Obama has an opinion on virtually everything, but what actually caused the deaths of four Americans in Libya was met with the “pending investigation” no comment routine.
After his temper tantrum disguised as remarks, Mr. Obama was taken to a private room near the West Wing with zero media access from which Jarrett took him to the woodshed for losing his cool. He was warned that if he messed up in front of the media again, the computer chip inside him would be removed and he would be permanently replaced with her other spokesperson Jay Carney.
Mr. Obama was then patted on the head, given some milk and cookies, and allowed to take his nap.
Meanwhile, the world continued to burn.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”
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