This is what you voted for, left coasties. God help us, it’s an hour long.
In the first few minutes, O talks at length about the woes of Elkhart, IN. Sad indeed. But what he fails to tell you is that the primary industry — aka job maker — in Elkhart is recreational vehicles. Motor homes. RVs. Probably the second industry is manufactured housing. Both of these industries are languishing worldwide; Elkhart is getting a double whammy by misfortune. But stay with me here and let’s think this through. Leftists want us to forswear fossil fuel use. They refuse to allow America to do work toward energy independence by developing more of the natural resources we have — especially oil. Using logic and following the consequences of this attitude, that would mean …. anyone have a guess? …. leftists want us to have no more recreational vehicles! In addition, the RV industry has always been cyclical — after all, RVs are a luxury item, not a necessity — so to expect constant, unending growth in this industry is just plain stupid. Leftists also caused the implosion of the home mortgage business by their foolish, dare I say malicious, insistence on moving the home mortgage business into the government’s hands. So all these woes of Elkhart, IN were either unfortunate though predictable cycles of business or caused by Obama and his comrades themselves. This man is exploiting Elkhart’s suffering for his own political gain. If I lived in Elkhart, I would want to show up at his photo op there just to throw rotten tomatoes, but of course I would never really do that — stand down, Agents.
And I found this really stomach-churning — at about the 38:15 mark, O talks about how sobered he feels when he signs letters to the families of troops killed in Afghanistan/Iraq. What a compassionate man! Know this — President Bush didn’t just sign letters, he met personally with every family of every single fallen service member — except those who declined his invitations. He brought them to the White House and had private meetings with them. This is compassion, my friends, not just signing letters, gag me with a spoon. All O has is typical liberal “mere words.”
And WTF with that baseball question? Do O and the press really believe this is a topic important enough for the President of the United States and Leader of the Free World to address in his first press conference in that role? These people have no dignity.
And to rub salt in your seeping wounds, know that Obama pre-selected the questions and questioners for this press conference. This was in no way a “free press” moment. It was carefully scripted. Openness and transparency, ya know.
Larry Elder has a few questions that didn’t make it on the approved list:
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.