Time for everyone to get out of their wet clothes and into a dry martini. Big Media living rooms in the places that matter are happy people filled due to the great ratings of the past week. Those of you with basements flooded or without power are bitter racists clinging to bibles and guns and denying Obama made the oceans recede. Racist rats!
As we gear up to return to our regularly scheduled programming post Half-a-cane Irene we were thrown off track again by a funny press conference performance by the carney clown in the White House press room.
Here, join us and have a hearty laugh:
“At today’s White House press briefing WorldNetDaily White House correspondent Lester Kinsolving asked Jay Carney if President Obama is “certain” that Hillary Clinton won’t primary him. This comes after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Obama has moved to the right because he has no primary opponent.
Carney said the White House is pretty certain Clinton won’t challenge Obama, however he tells Kinsolving “you’ll have to ask her.”
Every time this question is asked it takes a bite out of Obama’s heart. Transcript of the exchange:
“Q Just one. Just one. Just one. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said — and this is a quote — “One of the reasons the President has moved so far to the right is there is no primary opposition to him.” And my question: Why is the President certain that Hillary won’t run against him? (Laughter.)
MR. CARNEY: You win the award for originality today.
Q Thank you very much.
MR. CARNEY: The President is focused not on any election — he’s focused right now on doing his job to grow the economy, create jobs, ensure that Americans who are in the path of this hurricane are taken care of. That’s what he’s focused on.
Q I understand. You’re running away from this question. I mean, can you guarantee that — are you sure that –
MR. CARNEY: You’d have to ask –
Q — Hillary is not going to run?
MR. CARNEY: You’d have to ask her. We’re fairly confident –
Q That she won’t?
MR. CARNEY: — that we need to focus on the task at hand.
We don’t know what Carney Clown thinks the “task at hand” is. Perhaps its that Social Security, driver’s license business with dear ol’ drunk and deadly Uncle Obama.
Might as well deal with drunk and deadly Obama because that reelection task at hand is not going so well:
“If the election were next Tuesday he’d lose. That’s how bad it is,” said a Democratic strategist.
Obama and his Republican opponents in Congress left Washington in early August bruised and bloodied after the protracted debt-ceiling fight. As both congressional leaders and the White House were exhaling — pleased that a potential national default was dodged — Standard and Poor’s downgraded the nation’s credit rating. That sent markets tumbling across the globe, sparking more partisan finger-pointing. [snip]
And the president’s vacation turned out to be a political liability as he attracted criticism for relaxing in ritzy Martha’s Vineyard amid the economic downturn.
In-between meals and golf outings, Obama was briefed on an earthquake that hit the East Coast, Hurricane Irene and the ongoing strife in Libya as rebels appeared to be close to toppling dictator Moammar Gadhafi.[snip]
Settled back in Washington, with a head start over Congress, Obama will start the fall battles with his long-awaited jobs speech, which has already garnered unrealistic expectations and skepticism from both the left and the right.
While Obama promised shortly before his vacation that his speech will include a specific plan to create jobs, analysts and lawmakers are doubtful that the president will roll out much more than the infrastructure, payroll tax and trade plans that he has been pushing Congress on for months.”
With all that Hillary primary talk and the sure to be economic boobery next week Obama should call Uncle Obama and, after emptying several liquor bottles, discuss how stupid Massachusetts cops are. Or they could both laugh at how easy it is to fool people into giving them things – like Social Security numbers or the White House.
But what is given can be taken away. And as the Obama Dimocrats up for election in 2012 contemplate the future with Obama they might just decide that it is time to take away what was never theirs to give. That’s why the Hillary 2012 questions will not go away and why Obama will find no rest no matter how many vacations and golfing weeks he takes.