Friday, April 15, 2011

President Obama Caught on Open Mic

So... what's all the hubbub, bub?

President Obama was at a campaign fundraiser in Chicago last night and an open microphone caught a private conversation with a donor. What did he say? That his budget address was a sham and he's secretly going to kill Medicare himself? That Paul Ryan's got the right idea? That John Boehner is a great leader? That he really was born in Kenya?

None of the above. President Obama spoke candidly on the issues, just as I hoped he would speak if I had the opportunity to ask the same questions when no one was "listening."

On the Ryan plan: "When Paul Ryan says his priority is to make sure, he's just being America's accountant ... This is the same guy that voted for two wars that were unpaid for, voted for the Bush tax cuts that were unpaid for, voted for the prescription drug bill that cost as much as my health care bill -- but wasn't paid for. So it's not on the level."
On Boehner meetings: "I said, 'You want to repeal health care? Go at it. We'll have that debate. You're not going to be able to do that by nickel-and-diming me in the budget. You think we're stupid?'"
On defunding Planned Parenthood: "Put it in a separate bill. We'll call it up. And if you think you can overturn my veto, try it. But don't try to sneak this through."

Is this newsworthy? Maybe to show the fact that Obama isn't two-faced or "just like Bush." At least we didn't catch him calling a reporter a "major league asshole."


Anonymous said...

Let's hear the entire tape.
Oh, that's right - CBS refuses to make the entire tape public!
Oh well, must be nothing, then...

I'll bet the entire tape's contents would indeed be "newsworthy" - but only if you don't suffer from Obama Worship.

Broadway Carl said...

Seriously, Anonymous? CBS "refuses" to make the tape public? Where did you hear that? Please cite your reference. Show me where there is secret audio CBS is "REFUSING" to release. Do you really doubt that if the president had said something scandalous it wouldn't have been on every front page?

"You think we're stupid?" was the harshest thing they could come up with, but I suppose if you suffer from Obama Derangement Syndrome, it's all a big conspiracy, right?