Thursday, July 16, 2015

Why can’t Obama take the tough questions? Bush did.

Buck Sexton writes:  “President Obama's response to Major Garrett today was snide, arrogant, and completely unbecoming of the Office of the President.

You can't ask this President a real question without being scolded.

You can't interrupt the administration's victory dance on this calamitous Iran deal without being punished.


It's preposterous to read the commentary from many on this who say the question was "disrespectful to Obama."

First of all, the question was completely legitimate. Not everything is about how awesome Obama needs to look all the time.

But more importantly- with 5 seconds of searching, you can find the kind of questions the press used to ask of President Bush, like this undermining, loaded question tossed at him back in 2006 that accuses him of being a liar and a warmonger:

"QUESTION [Helen Thomas]: I'd like to ask you, Mr. President -- your decision to invade Iraq has caused the deaths of thousands of Americans and Iraqis, wounds of Americans and Iraqis for a lifetime.

Every reason given, publicly at least, has turned out not to be true. My question is: Why did you really want to go to war? From the moment you stepped into the White House, your Cabinet officers, former Cabinet officers, intelligence people and so forth -- but what's your real reason? You have said it wasn't oil, the quest for oil. It hasn't been Israel or anything else. What was it?"

That's what disrespect looks like. “

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