Obama To Hold Rare Press Conference Friday Afternoon

Where he’ll pull his typical schtick and bloviate on questions for 5-10 minutes without actually answering any tough questions

(ABC News) The news conference scheduled for 3 p.m. EDT also comes a day before Obama leaves Washington for a nine-day vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

First question: “why were you so late to your own announced PC”? I’m placing my bet on 3:22 for when he shows up. What’s your guess?

The Hill offers 10 questions for the PC, which include:

  • How significant is the Middle East terror threat, and what does it mean for U.S. progress in the fight against al Qaeda? (I’d refer you to the DoD for that answer)
  • What can the United States do about Edward Snowden, and are you concerned about more leaks? (wags finger at Putin)
  • Has the White House been forthcoming about the extent and scope of the National Security Agency surveillance? (I’d refer you to the NSA for the answer)
  • Should the Washington Redskins change their team name? (he’d love this puff question, and would expound on it at length)

How about this one from Hill reader weinermobile

How about … “Please explain to us why Congress and staffers are now exempt from some of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act?”

And from PopTheLid

Can you provide us an update on Benghazi and bringing the murderers of American citizens to justice.

Politico also offers 6 questions , none of which include notions such as

  • Why are you taking yet another super expensive 1%er vacation in the middle of economic stagnation where many Americans can’t even afford to take a week off work, much less even a staycation?
  • What have you done to stop the abuses by the IRS, which is, in case you didn’t know, a federal agency under your command, which is supposedly still targeting Conservative groups?
  • When you refer to “phony scandals”, which ones are you referring to?
  • Since you think Benghazi is a “phony scandal”, would you be willing to meet with the mother of Sean Smith, killed during the action? Have you even called her?
  • Do you have any actual new and actionable ideas for the economy, rather than just speeches?
  • Why is the implementation of your signature legislation, Obamacare, such a miserable failure, and will you sign up on the exchange yourself? Follow up: why are costs spiraling out of control? Follow up: why can’t we keep our health plans and doctors after your saying over and over that we could?
  • What’s up with the growing Democrat opposition to “death panels”? Oh, and would you care to apologize to Sarah Palin for all the grief you and Dems gave her over this?

What questions would you ask?

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8 Responses to “Obama To Hold Rare Press Conference Friday Afternoon”

  1. john says:

    Teach Obama does in fact belong to the 1% of course he is going to take a 1%er vacation. Would you feel better if he went to the Jersey Shore ?
    the 1% and the top 10% are doing very well under Obama.
    The Dow is doing great. GM is again turning a profit after being saved by Obama (remember what the GOP thought of that) lol

  2. david7134 says:

    Again, I can barely understand what john is saying. But on the DOW, perhaps john can answer why the DOW is going up. The given reason is the 80 billion per month being put into the system by the Fed. So why is Obama giving so much money to the evil money managers and banks? What will happen when the quantitative easing stops? Many are expecting a big market meltdown in the next few months.

    Now, consider this. If Obamacare is a tax, then by what authority does the president of the US have to grant selected individuals the right to not pay the tax? For that matter, how can Congress vote to not pay a tax? Can they do the same for income taxes? Something really stinks here.

  3. john says:

    Dave have some adult read it to you and explainTeach looks like the presser started close to on time bummer
    And rare ??
    looks like just about the same as Bush. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/newsconferences.php
    Now a POTUS that seldom gave the press any time, that would be Ronnie Reagan who averaged less than 2 per YEAR

  4. gitarcarver says:

    Maybe john can have an adult explain why the numbers he cites ate not supported by the very citation he gives.

  5. john says:

    according to that site Reagan gave 15 pressers. Bush gave 49 in 8 years Obama has given 33 so far

  6. john says:

    Maybe g man would be so kind to point out exactly where he sees my error ?

  7. gitarcarver says:

    according to that site Reagan gave 15 pressers.

    No it doesn’t john. You’ve just confirmed you don’t know the stats you quote. Reagan gave 15 press conferences during the day. He also gave 31 press conferences during prime time hours. What makes your error so glaring is that the site does the math for you. You said Reagan gave less than 2 press conferences per year but the site says the number is 5.75 per year for Reagan.

    Furthermore, Obama’s average number of press conferences (which you claim is “just about the same” as Bush’s) is actually 24% less than Bush’s average.

    I can’t decide whether it is funny or sad that you never seem to understand the vety facts and cites you give. However funny or sad, it is definitely embarrassing for you.

  8. gitarcarver says:

    Now john maybe you can find an adult to teach you basic comprehension skills.

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