Skip to comments.Media Abet Obama's Aloofness on Tough Issues
Posted on 12/30/2011 6:30:04 AM PST by Hojczyk
Indeed, the GOP hopefuls have been thoroughly queried on a laundry list of issues ranging from immigration problems to the faltering economy, Irans nuclear program to trade deficits with China, the intricacies of climate change to strategies to combat terrorism, exploding government regulations to skyrocketing public debt, plus some uncomfortable questions about their pasts and their personal lives.
Yet, during all that time, the man they hope to defeat next November has rarely been asked by news reporters about many of these issues. Since August, President Obama has held only one formal White House news conference. That came on Oct. 6, nearly three months ago. It lasted 74 minutes, shorter than any single Republican debate, and the president was asked 17 questions, most of them softballs on the economy and his latest legislative proposals to create jobs.
Obamas ability to avoid tough questions, skate above the fray and look presidential while his potential successors appear to be futilely flailing is not by accident. It is by White House design, abetted by a press corps that seems content with being shut out by the president and being spoon-fed the message of the day, rather than clamoring for more chances to ask him questions during this critical time.
Just over the last couple of weeks, several major world events cried out for presidential comment, but little was forthcoming other than a few statements, some of which were attributed not to the president but to administration officials, named and unnamed. Among these events were:
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Think the voters won’t notice this contrast?
Would those be the same voters who, 3 years ago, accepted unquestioningly the media’s candidate and their verdict of him as “a capable leader”, despite his (a) being Constitutionally-unqualified, (b) having zero management experience, (c) a history of crack and pot use, and worst of all, (d) being a total idiot on the important issues.
You’re counting on THOSE voters??
Not to mention O has thrown them some crumbs and his voters like those crumbs.
You know, comrades,” says Stalin, “that I think in regard to this: I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this who will count the votes, and how.
Boris Bazhanov’s Memoirs of Stalin’s Former Secretary, published in 1992
Was für ein Glück für die Regierenden, dass die Menschen nicht denken.
(How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.)
Thanks Hojczyk. Partisan media shills ping.