Thursday, December 20, 2012

Obama Wakes Up

I happen to think Jake Tapper is more than a little bit of a jerk, and maybe he could have phrased the question a little more politely at Obama’s press conference yesterday when he asked regarding Obama's promise of prompt action on gun control,

“It seems to a lot of observers that you made the political calculation in 2008 in your first term and in 2012 not to talk about gun violence. You had your position on renewing the ban on semiautomatic rifles that then-Senator Biden put into place, but you didn’t do much about it. This is not the first issue -- the first incident of horrific gun violence of your four years. Where have you been?”

Apparently Obama doesn’t like people who fail to kiss his posterior, however, as he began his reply with a rather snotty,

“Well, here’s where I’ve been, Jake. I’ve been President of the United States dealing with the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, an auto industry on the verge of collapse, two wars. I don’t think I’ve been on vacation.”

Jake Tapper did not crawl under his chair, nor did he vaporize in a puff of smoke, but he didn’t look all that happy either. He also didn’t remind Obama of his campaign remarks about walking and chewing gum at the same time, which was probably a good idea on his part, as Obama was clearly no longer in a good mood.

Obama continued, “as I said on Sunday, this should be a wake-up call for all of us to say that if we are not getting right the need to keep our children safe, then nothing else matters.” So much for wasting his time on economic crises, auto industries and wars.

Apparently he is a big believer in the “snooze button” on his alarm clock, because Kinston Alabama, Binghamton New York and Fort Hood Texas in 2009 were not wake-up calls, Tucson Arizona in 2011 was not a wake-up call, and Aurora Colorado earlier this year was not a wake-up call. He did not explain what makes this one a wake-up call and did not offer Jake Tapper an opportunity to ask.

1 comment:

  1. bruce2:43 PM

    Maybe Barbara Walters will ask him?