Sunday, January 31, 2010


This is the Obama we voted for. Last Friday, he traveled to a House Republican retreat in Baltimore for a Q and A session and bitch-slapped challengers with wit, facts and candor. He was like a professor with a classroom full of cocky freshmen who, throughout the hour and a half class, proved they didn't know shit. One newspaper reported that Obama walked into the lion's den and mauled the lions. He dealt with their questions expertly, took on their critiques, and lectured them for playing petty politics.

According to the Washington Post, "after Rep. Jeb Hensarling (Tex.) spent several minutes blaming Obama for the increase in the federal deficit to $1.35 trillion, the president interrupted and asked, 'You're going to let me answer?'

"'The whole question was structured as a talking point for running a campaign,' Obama told him. 'That's not true, and you know it's not true.'"

Huffington Post reported that it got so good, FOX News cut away twenty minutes early. Huff-Post provided the complete transcript and video HERE.

1 comment:

Shane said...

Thanks for posting this. I'd read that Obama performed well, but hadn't seen it. Surprised Fox pulled away, read the other day that politicians are more successful when they tell stories, as that first questioner did best, than lecturing with facts as Obama schooled them with.