If you are president of the United States and you don’t have anything to say, don’t have a press conference to say it. If you’re the president of the United States and by Thursday it’s widely believed you’ve had one of the worst weeks of your presidency, take Friday off, and specifically avoid having a press conference.
Anytime you are president and you’re speaking in public at an ill-timed press conference after a bad week, try to have something to say, and do a good job in saying it. I watched the whole thing, but it’s not easy to think of one useful thing that he had to say. And what he said, he said very poorly. Was it just me, or did the president seem a little dazed and confused? He should have had a cup of coffee before the press conference.
I'm trying to figure out how last week was "one of the worst weeks of his presidency" as opposed to early 2009, when the economy was puking up 500,000 jobs a month, or November 2010, when the GOP took over the House and assured that they would do nothing to help the economy for the following two years. Eddie here seems to think that 69,000 jobs and a recall voted down on a sitting GOP Governor means the President should just know his place and keep his gorram mouth shut, I guess.
But that just gets us to Zandar's Law No. 2: behind every African-American POTUS is an obnoxious middle-aged white Villager who can solve any problem imaginable if the leader of the free world would just listen to them, the Smartest Person Alive.
Perhaps the president and others are huddled in an after-action review meeting in the Oval Office right now. It appears no one at The White House wants to give the president bad news or an honest critique of his performance. Somebody should print this post and slide it under the Oval Office door immediately.
They should use the really soft paper so he can take it to the Oval Office bathroom and wipe his ass with it.
The President later clarified his remarks today, because apparently the Village needs a lesson is basic comprehension.
“The economy needs to be strengthened,” Obama told reporters Friday afternoon. “That is why I had a press conference. I believe there are a lot of Americans who are hurting right now. That is what I have been saying for the last year, two years, three years.”
Dismissing “political games” around the issue, Obama said Americans should instead focus on choosing a candidate who can articulate a clear solution to the problem.
“The key is, for folks, what I am interested in hearing from Romney, is what steps are they willing to take right now that will make an actual difference? And, so far, all we have heard are additional tax cuts to the folks who are doing fine.”
Instead, Obama proposed “taking steps that would help deal with the weakness in the economy,” pointing to his proposed American Jobs Act, which would aid state and local governments facing layoffs and invest in infrastructure projects to employ construction workers.
What the Village should be asking is "Hey Republicans, why are you going on vacation week number nine this year again if you think the economy is such trouble under this President, and do you have anything other than TAX CUTS FOR JOB CREATORS to help the working class?"
That won't happen, of course. Better to yell at the President for saying "umm." Meanwhile, Mitt Romney's response is America doesn't need more teachers, cops, or firefighters.
Romney said of Obama, “he wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”
Cut back on government by firing people working in it. That will help the American people, surely.