Obama’s set piece town hall meeting has stirred at least “some” of the reporters to actually ask pointed questions…
Fact- Most of Obama’s questioners Wednesday were from friendly sources, including a member of the Service Employees International Union and a member of Health Care for America Now. White House aides selected other questions submitted by people on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. It’s pretty easy to stay on message when you know EXACTLY what the questions are and you have the scripted answers already done…
This quote from Obama just scares the hell out of me though. “Part of that is the way the Constitution is designed. We don’t have coups [de’tat] or governments collapsing. The disadvantage is it’s hard for us to make great, big, bold steps.”
If the Constitution is a disadvantage, and considering the adminstration already thinks it’s only advisory in nature, what are they REALLY up to?
Oh yeah, the pissed off reporter? The Dragon herself, Helen Thomas! Here is part of her comment:
“Nixon didn’t try to do that,” Thomas said. “They couldn’t control (the media). They didn’t try. “What the hell do they think we are, puppets?” Thomas said. “They’re supposed to stay out of our business. They are our public servants. We pay them.”
Thomas said she was especially concerned about the arrangement between the Obama Administration and a writer from the liberal Huffington Post Web site. The writer was invited by the White House to President Obama’s press conference last week on the understanding that he would ask Obama a question about Iran from among questions that had been sent to him by people in Iran.
“When you call the reporter the night before you know damn well what they are going to ask to control you,” Thomas said. “I’m not saying there has never been managed news before, but this is carried to fare-thee-well–for the town halls, for the press conferences,” she said. “It’s blatant. They don’t give a damn if you know it or not. They ought to be hanging their heads in shame.”
In other news…
Madame Pelosi wasn’t happy with the small private jet that comes with the Speaker’s job…no, Madame Pelosi was aggravated that this little jet had to stop to refuel, so she ordered a Big Fat 200 (well about 100 first class) seat jet that could get her back to California without stopping! It’s call a C-32, which is actually a Boeing 757.
Since she only works 3 days a week, this gas guzzling jet gets fueled and she flies home to California , cost to the taxpayers of about $60,000 one way!
That is $480,000/month JUST IN FUEL COSTS, or $5,760,000/year; when you add in personnel costs this total probably approaches between $7 and $8,000,000 a year. Oh yeah, paid by US TAXPAYERS! No wonder she complains about the cost of this war…it might cramp her style and she is styling all right, on the backs of the taxpayer.
When you see the military families in this country doing without. This woman demands you and I conserve our carbon footprint, buy smaller cars, etc. and wants to force us to “upgrade” our houses to green status (on our dime) before sale (regardless of age) in the new C&T bill, it can ONLY make you wonder…
Has absolute power really corrupted absolutely, and is THIS a prime example?
My answer- Hell YES!!!