Dana Milbank: At Obama’s press conference, a presidential bystander - The Washington Post:
BO showed up for the press conference he had scheduled 45 min late and at one point commented, “Well, if you put it that way, Jonathan, maybe I should just pack up and go home,” Obama replied. “Golly.”
Slick Willie gave much the same sort of a performance at a press conference in '95. Democrats are used having things go their way from birth, and especially when they get to the WH. Bad things are always someone else's fault, and the good things that fall their way are 100% due to their greatness -- not even a god above to thank.
What a contrast to W. Hated by the MSM from day 1, and mercilessly pounded after re-election in 04 managed to always stay positive, even saddled with one of the largest mythological "failures" in history after the Katrina comedy show of LA and NO government incompetence if not malfeasance. (Nagin is under indictment) Meanwhile MS right next door with worse damage in many cases did well by comparison.
Even the election of complete Democrat opposition braying about "Iraq is un-winnable" in '06 could not stop him from carrying the victory home in Iraq with less help from the Congress, Media or Public than any President in my memory.
The Federal Deficit was $161 B in '07, and then the Democrats started driving the ship! Through it all, W soldiered on, honored to be President, looking to his God for strength to deal with the disappointments and never sounding like a whiny, petulant child.
Poor BO. His mastery is being elected with the help of an admiring media. His weakness is that he has no clue what he is doing. His "Community Organizer" career was much the same, he just wrecked a lot less than the once greatest nation on earth.
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