Skip to comments.Reporters Feel Jilted By President Obama [Says LATimes Columnist James Rainey]
Posted on 01/20/2010 2:22:09 PM PST by Steelfish
Reporters Feel Jilted By President Obama
Lack of televised healthcare talks make campaign pledge of transparency seem like an empty promise.
January 20, 2010 "Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on," Robert Gibbs implored the White House press corps. "Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on."
That's 16 "hold ons" President Obama's chief spokesman reeled off Friday at his regular briefing, with a few more following, after a brief interlude.
That's the kind of verbal salvo you lay down when you're on the defensive, representing a boss who over-promised on the campaign trail and now under-delivered from the Oval Office, when it comes to pledges of transparency.
I don't know how many folks, especially experienced political hands, really expected Obama to broadcast healthcare reform talks on C-SPAN.
But that's what candidate Obama said he would do. He promised, on several occasions, that the American people would be able to see for themselves whether their government represented their healthcare interests.
It's been clear for months -- and especially now as Democrats try to fashion a bill, even as a Massachusetts senate race erasestheir filibuster-proof majority -- that the president and the majority party have no intention of broadcasting the healthcare endgame, if they ever did.
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Ok Press, want something to do? find the school records and birth certificate. Watergate was fun for you guys, do it again.
A little Sam&Dave...
Obamah is a puss! Michelle wears the pants in that family!
Lied to, screwed over, pimped, robbed and then jilted? Where have these guys been? Now the press knows what the average American taxpayer feels like...
Awwwwwww ... the pressitutes don’t like being treated like the whores they are? What did they expect? Did they really think they’d get treated with respect by Obama AFTER the election???
It would actually give me a SMIDGEN of respect for the MSM if they would do that!
Right now, I have NOTHING but contempt for the MSM.
Bambi hasn’t had a press conference for over 6 months. Too many date nights?
Obama has been treating the press like the dirt beneath his feet for the past year. And they just noticed?
They brought it on themselves.
You have to be real stupid to be a reporter. How long will the press restrain their firepower on the “innocent young and valiant” pres—ent?
If the LA Times is going to complain about transparency, shouldn’t they lead by example and release the video of Obama partying with that terrorist, the former spokesman of the PLO, I think?
"Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,
Like I been tied to the whipping post,
Tied to the whipping post,
Tied to the whipping post,
Good lord, I feel like I'm dyin'."
This reporter knows that Zero has been lying from Day One.
He's pretending to be miffed about it only now because Brown got elected and the tide's turning.
The reporter is as much of a liar as the creep in the WH.
“But what we will do is we’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies.”
- Barack Obama Aug 2008 speaking about his proposal for health care reform (one example of dozens of such promises)
“Another sweetheart deal on health care reached behind closed doors”
- Kansas City Star, January 2010 (one example of hundreds of such articles on dozens of such deals)
[The American people ended up with a] “feeling of remoteness and detachment” from the policymakers in Washington who are making big decisions.
“I think, you know, what they ended up seeing is this feeling of remoteness and detachment where there’s these technocrats up here making decisions. Maybe some of them are good, maybe some of them aren’t, but do they really get us and what we’re going through?”
- Obama January 20, 2010
Boned daily . . . never kissed.
Then they should go get REAL STORIES from other people instead of following a false dream.