January 27, 2012
Obama Can Dish It Out But He Can't Take It
Despite that in this photo Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is pointing her finger at the President, it is Obama who tried to lecture her when he landed in Phoenix earlier this week:
Thou Shalt Not Write Bad Things About Obama
The Weekly Standard
by Jonathan V. Last
Jan 25, 2012
Drudge has a story about Obama getting off of Air Force One in Arizona, greeting Republican governor Jan Brewer, and immediately giving her a piece of his mind. Evidently our president did not appreciate something Brewer wrote about him. According to the pool report, they had a testy exchange from which the president walked away as Brewer was still speaking.
Sound familiar? Bobby Jindal got the same treatment when Obama came to visit Louisiana and the governor met him on the tarmac. Jindal would later recount in his book:I was expecting words of concern about the oil spill, worry about the pending ecological disaster, and words of confidence about how the federal government was here to help. Or perhaps he was going to vent about BP's slow response. But no, the president was upset about something else. And he wanted to talk about, well, food stamps. Actually, he wanted to talk about a letter that my administration had sent to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack a day earlier.
The letter was rudimentary, bureaucratic, and ordinary. . . . We were simply asking the federal government to authorize food stamps for those who were now unemployed because of the oil spill. Governors regularly make these sorts of requests to the federal government when facing disaster.
But somehow, for some reason, President Obama had personalized this. And he was upset.
There was not a word about the oil spill. He was concerned about looking bad because of the letter. "Careful," he said to me, "this is going to get bad for everyone."
Obama is a lot less concerned with the state of our country than the state of his own popularity. And why not? Throughout the campaign he experienced nothing but the fawning adoration of both voters and most of the media. He is vain, conceited, arrogant, and narcissistic.
President Obama dismisses the episode, saying that it was:
..."blown out of proportion." In the end, he said, "it's always good publicity for a Republican if they're in an argument with me. But this was really not a big deal."
More reaction by Governor Brewer:
"It was [as] though President Obama thought he could lecture me, and I would learn at his knee," she wrote, according to Capitol Media Services. "He thinks he can humor me and then get rid of me."
Knowing Obama, I'm taking the governor's side. Raw video here, watch it for yourself.
Not the way to get along with the political opposition.
Posted by Tom at January 27, 2012 6:30 AM
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"We were simply asking the federal government to authorize food stamps"
Bobby Jindal, The Foodstamp Governor.
You've gotta love the irony.
Posted by: Toad734 at January 27, 2012 10:47 AM
Toadbat: Apparently you don't see any problem wtih Obama withholding foodstamps from those effected by a disaster.
Everything in Obama's world, even the provision of food assistance to the needy during a crisis, is political and personal as well.
Posted by: Mike's America at January 28, 2012 11:39 AM
Ditto that, Mike. Obama can't understand that Gov. Brewer doesn't worship at his feet like Toadie does!
Posted by: The Redhunter at January 28, 2012 8:44 PM
I thought foodstamps were a bad thing?? I suppose they aren't for Republicans?? Is that the message here?
Posted by: Toad734 at January 30, 2012 11:05 AM