Kirsten Powers Slams President Obama’s “Petulant” Press Conference
Kirsten Powers is a member of the USA Today Board of Contributors, Daily Beast columnist and Fox News political analyst. In my opinion she is as moderate a political commentator as you are going to get. Yes, she is a regular contributor on Fox News. That does not mean she’s some type of crazy, far-right analyst. There are many contributors on Fox News that are actually fair and balanced. Yes, there are.
Powers is one of them. I like to diversify my news outlets, so I do watch one or two Fox News shows. I’d like to point out that I am not some person who religiously holds every word as gospel. I make my own decisions and I formulate my own thoughts on topics.
Today, Powers slammed President Obama during his last press conference of his first term. She said that his tone was “petulant” and he was “acting annoyed that people were asking him questions.” Regarding the impending debt ceiling debate, Powers said Obama “didn’t do a great job of explaining the situation” because although a default would be “disruptive,” he “didn’t need to exaggerate it.” Obama saying that Social Security and veteran’s benefits may be delayed, Powers continued, is a “scare tactic” (funny I thought Republicans only used “scare tactics). The GOP has a “fair position,” she added, and Obama is setting it up to appear that “if you don’t go his way, you like to starve children.”
*Here’s a link to the video if you want to watch the 2 min clip and the article I read her comments.
My take on the press conference:
The president continues to paint a picture of soulless Republicans willing to let Americans die. The president has said he refuses to negotiate on the debt ceiling. He wants the GOP-led House of Representatives to raise the debt ceiling and then finally they can begin to negotiate on spending cuts (like we haven’t heard this one before). This is his grand bargain idea.
The president stated that GOP members were “holding a gun at the head of the American people” by demanding Democrats cut deficit spending. I guess that’s what they call balancing the budget nowadays. I find his comment a bit insensitive in light of the one month anniversary of Sandy Hook although I don’t think it was intentional.
The president also said today that he would be willing to essentially “go around” Congress and push his initiative. If the president refuses to negotiate with Congress and wants to be able to borrow unlimited amounts of money then why even have a House of Representatives or Senate? If it is whatever he says goes then we could actually save a lot of money getting rid of our Congressman.
Lastly, the president stated:
“You don’t go out to dinner and then, you know, eat all you want and then leave without paying the check. And if you do, you’re breaking the law…We are not a deadbeat nation.”
No, Mr. President we aren’t a “deadbeat nation.” What we have are “deadbeat politicians.”
As for leaving the table without paying the check, I assume you are talking about what you all have been “accomplishing” these past few decades. Because you ALL are guilty of such a crime.
And as usual WE have to pick up the tab.
What do you think?
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