As I watched Obama, I thought to myself, "Don't you love it when Obama tries to prove people wrong?"
His first mistake was doing this interview without his handy teleprompter. He went "naked" because he likely read a poll that said Americans feel that he relies too much on his teleprompter. This interview proved that Obama shouldn't rely on polls, because this interview was a train wreck for him, and a bonanza for 60 Minutes!
For those who haven't seen the interview, trust me when I tell you Obama really needed his trusty friend the teleprompter…in a big way. He handled this interview with all the finesse of an ice-skating pig.
Neck askew, I gazed up at the TV from my booth in the restaurant to see Obama pimping his latest financial atrocity, the $3.6T budget in an interview with Steve Kroft. Kroft threw him a few softballs like the AIG bonuses, and Obama again confirmed Geithner's eventual departure by "backing him 100%".
But I could hardly believe my eyes, when the discussion turned to the economy and the latest budget figures, and I read Kroft's [closed captioned] comments and questions to Obama on the budget:
"You're sitting here. And you're— you are laughing. You are laughing about some of these problems. Are people going to look at this and say, 'I mean, he's sitting there just making jokes about money—' How do you deal with— I mean: explain. . ." Kroft asked at one point.
"Are you punch-drunk?" Kroft said.
Obama was floored, but he tried to laugh it off. His staff had set this interview up as a series of softballs, and Kroft alludes to Obama as being punch drunk boxer. Talk about an insult.
I'd say that Kroft was more the true pugilist in this interview, and he took off the "kid gloves". He then commenced to giving Obama, what my grandmother would call, "an old-fashioned butt whoopin'".
I still keep wondering when the so-called elitists who voted for Obama will admit that they are more stupid than the Sodomites who voted for him. At least we know the Sodomites are stupid. At this point, any belief in this man is just plain delusion.
Based on the Tonight Show interview and this one, I can hardly wait to see what fodder we get from his upcoming European trip. He's likely to offend at least four nations, two ethnic groups, and three other organizations. His safety net is he can always fall back on bashing America. And there is that catchphrase of "I inherited this mess."
Here's the wrap:
I have little doubt this 60 Minutes episode will be the highest rated show during its timeslot. But more importantly this story will grow legs, and start running faster than Usain Bolt.
Woe unto Obama, when the media figures out that they can get more revenue with the truth about him, than they can goo-goo gagaing over him. You heard it hear...
That's my rant!
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