CRANKY WANTS TO BE THE GREAT MISCOMMUNICATOR.
HER STUMBLES WITH THE PRESS HAVE BECOME HER HALLMARK.
AND THIS IS SO TRUE THAT SHE CONSIDERED MAKING HER CAMPAIGN SLOGAN, "THEY DON'T LIKE ME AND YOU WON'T EITHER!"
BUT IT WAS DECIDED THAT WAS FAR TOO MUCH HONESTY FOR AN AMERICAN POLITICAL CAMPAIGN TO OFFER.
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And the mark of a real bitch?
Holding a press conference to sell something to the American people but being a bitch throughout.
Yes, I'm referring to Barack's performance today.
The only thing I can compare it to is when Joan Crawford was married to the CEO of Pepsi-Cola, Alfred Steele and felt the need to attend stock holder meetings like the one described in the May 14, 1958 issue of Variety where Joan insults the stockholders ("Make it brief, boy"), refuses to answer their questions ("It's none of your business") and thinks she was being professional and charming.
The very first question led to this pompous response from Barack:
Andrew, if you don't mind, just because I suspect that there’s going to be a common set of questions that are touched on -- I promise I will get to your question, but I want to start off just by stepping back and reminding folks of what is at stake here. And I already did in my opening statement, but I just want to reiterate it because I’ve heard already some of the objections to the deal.
It never got better.
And probably culminated in the exchange with CBS News' Major Garrett.
Major Garrett: Thank you, Mr. President. As you well know, there are four Americans in Iran -- three held on trumped-up charges, according to your administration; one, whereabouts unknown. Can you tell the country, sir, why you are content, with all the fanfare around this deal, to leave the conscience of this nation and the strength of this nation unaccounted for in relation to these four Americans? And last week, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, under no circumstances should there be any relief for Iran in terms of ballistic missiles or conventional weapons. It is perceived that that was a last-minute capitulation in these negotiations. Many in the Pentagon feel you’ve left the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff hung out to dry. Could you comment?
President Barack Obama: I got to give you credit, Major, for how you craft those questions. The notion that I am content as I celebrate with American citizens languishing in Iranian jails -- Major, that’s nonsense, and you should know better. I’ve met with the families of some of those folks. Nobody is content. And our diplomats and our teams are working diligently to try to get them out.
Eliza Collins covers the exchange for POLITICO and Cedric's "He doesn't like questions" and Wally's "THIS JUST IN! HE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT HOSTAGES!" also covered the exchange.
As for Barack's response, Major probably hit on the theme that historians will: Barack's capitulations.
There are American hostages in Iran and, as president of the United States, you don't make a damn deal with any country that doesn't touch on American hostages being released.
Barack has shown no respect for American lives and that's the historic thread.
It connects this deal with the deal he made with the terrorist group the League of Righteous.
Their leader and top officials were in US custody. In the summer of 2009, Barack let them go.
They now terrorize Sunnis in Iraq and that's on Barack.
But he's never been asked to explain this.
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