Whole gag­gle ‘wasn’t look­ing’ dur­ing pres­i­den­tial elec­tion

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

WBOCA GRANDE, FLA. ith Thanks­giv­ing hav­ing just come and gone, it is al­to­gether fit­ting and ap­pro­pri­ate that we stop to give thanks for one of our most im­por­tant and cher­ished free­doms in Amer­ica: our free­dom of the press. With­out the vig­or­ous and un­flinch­ing watch­dogs of truth and jus­tice, where would we be to­day?

This free­dom is why af­ter eight months of hid­ing from the con­fronta­tional re­porters who fol­low him most closely, Pres­i­dent Obama fi­nally got smoked out of the West Wing and was shamed into ap­pear­ing be­fore the de­mand­ing press a week af­ter he se­cured re-elec­tion.

And what vi­cious watch­dogs they were!

One dame be­gan her ques­tion by thank­ing Pres­i­dent Obama for bless­ing her with the op­por­tu­nity to humbly ask him a ques­tion.

“Thank you, Mr. Pres­i­dent. And con­grat­u­la­tions, by the way,” she cooed.

Turns out, Mr. Obama told us, he and this re­porter­ess “go back a ways.” Back to his days in Illi­nois when he was just or­ga­niz­ing peo­ple on the street, ham­mer­ing out his met­tle to be­come pres­i­dent. She swooned at all the rem­i­nisc­ing. “I’ve never seen you lose,” she said dream­ily.

Even Mr. Obama knew this was a lie. He splashed a glass of cold water in her face, re­mind­ing her that he had lost once. It was a pri­mary. Back in 2000. Against a con­gress­man named Bobby Rush. Don’t you re­mem­ber?

“I wasn’t look­ing that one time,” said she, bat­ting her eyes.

“There you go,” he replied lov­ingly to sooth­ing laugh­ter from the gath­ered press.

This one sim­ple ex­change ex­plained ev­ery­thing. It ex­plained how Mr. Obama won in 2008. Most of all, it ex­plained how he so eas­ily won re-elec­tion in 2012.

More than 12 mil­lion Amer­i­cans are un­em­ployed? “I wasn’t look­ing,” said she. Mr. Obama promised to cut the deficit in half and in­stead grew it by half to $16 tril­lion. “I wasn’t look­ing,” said she. He promised us a post-racial Amer­ica where ev­ery­one would be judged based on their char­ac­ter and mer­its, not the color of

This one sim­ple ex­change ex­plained ev­ery­thing. It ex­plained how Mr. Obama won in 2008. Most of all, it ex­plained how

he so eas­ily won re-elec­tion in 2012.

their skin. In­stead racial ten­sions have reached acrid new heights. “I wasn’t look­ing,” said she. He promised to ban­ish lob­by­ists from the White House but has cre­ated a whole new in­dus­try of green lob­by­ists who haul away bil­lions and bil­lions in tax dol­lars to be thrown away on dodgy schemes that later go bank­rupt. “I wasn’t look­ing,” said she. He promised us a “new era of re­spon­si­bil­ity.” But in­stead ex­ploded the wel­fare rolls, cre­ated the largest new government en­ti­tle­ment, and spent four years per­son­ally deny­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity for any of the trou­bles that af­flict the coun­try. “I wasn’t look­ing,” said she. Four years af­ter promis­ing to ease ten­sions in the Mid­dle East, our great­est ally in the re­gion is on the brink of war and the re­gion is more in­flamed that it has been in years. “I wasn’t look­ing,” said she. He promised ab­so­lute open­ness and hon­esty in the White House. But in­stead he sent out his U.N. am­bas­sador to re­peat­edly tell a host of lies to cover up his ad­min­is­tra­tion’s rank in­com­pe­tence and dan­ger­ous naivete in han­dling the worst ter­ror at­tack against the U.S. since the pre­vi­ous Sept. 11 at­tack.

“I wasn’t look­ing,” said the re­porter­ess to the pres­i­dent.

He said he knew her and they be­gat a sec­ond term.

Charles Hurt can be reached at charleshurt@live.com.

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