Throw the gauntlet at your peril. Well, after all, Obama DownUnda in Brisbane Australia, threw out the challenge to Ed Henry of FNC, so Washington Free Beacon took up the challenge … And guess what?? … Yup, you got it, Obama fails all hands down .. PERIOD!
President Obama issued a challenge to the press corps over the weekend when asked about Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber’s remarks that passing the law counted on a lack of transparency and the “stupidity of the American voter.”
“Did you mislead Americans about the taxes, about keeping your plan, in order to get the bill passed?” Fox News reporter Ed Henry asked.
“No,” Obama said, chuckling. “I did not.”
“The fact that some adviser who never worked on our staff expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with in terms of the voters is no reflection on the actual process that was run… Every press outlet here, go back and pull up every clip, every story and I think it’s fair to say that there was not a provision in the health care law that was not extensively debated and was fully transparent.”
OOPS!!! … he shouldn’t have done that… Throw the gauntlet at your peril.
Had Obama been judged by “the content of his character rather than by the color of his skin”, as MLK wished, he would never have made it past the primaries. But in this day and age, if you challenge his legitimacy as president, you’re automatically labeled a “racist and a bigot”… We The People are expected to support liberal-progressive-leftwing-rhetoric that is filled with outrageous demagoguery, lacking in substance, consistency, and Constitutionality. Under the Constitution, the power delegated to the legislative branch (ie the House of Representatives) supercedes any and all which might feed into the executive branch, particularly under this paternally-dictatorial president who thinks he can control the economy and the rest of his questionable agenda at will, simply with “a phone and a pen”. His surrogates on the left like to think they’re smart and can manually solve any and all problems; while not comprehending that We The People are smart enough to understand that nobody is smart enough to do that without causing problems like those that are besetting us around right now. Which, in essence, created the landslide victory of November 4, when We The People spoke loud and clear as to what we expect out of our elected officials. Throw the gauntlet at your peril. PERIOD.
Then there’s this from Melissa Francis yesterday, which I happened to have posted prior to Rush Limbaugh picking it up as the opening segment to his show. So here’s the beginning of his intro/transcript…
RUSH: Melissa Francis and the Fox Business Network. She used to be at CNBC. She’s got her own show called “Money with Melissa Francis,” and they were doing a story on the opening of the second phase of the Obamacare exchange open enrollment period. And she revealed some of what happened to her when she was at CNBC in terms of what she was allowed to report and what she was ordered not to say.
FRANCIS: I said on the air that you couldn’t add millions of people to the system and force insurance companies to cover their preexisting conditions without raising the price on everyone else. I pointed out that it couldn’t possibly be true that if you like your plan, you can keep it. That was a lie. And, in fact, millions of people had their insurance canceled. As a result of what I said at CNBC, I was called in to management where I was told that I was, quote, “disrespecting the office of the president” by telling what turned out to be the absolute truth.
RUSH: So, Melissa Francis, meet Sharyl Attkisson, another reporter blowing the whistle on how the Drive-By Media has protected Obama. Now, in this case, CNBC at the time was owned partially by General Electric, and the CEO of GE had a relationship with Obama. The name was Jeffrey Immelt. He was on Obama’s jobs council, if you’ll recall. What a bang-up job that bunch has done. Yeah, had all these jobs summits and Immelt is in charge of the jobs council. There was some crony capitalism going on between Obama and GE in terms of green energy and government grants, and so the management at CNBC told her: You shut up. You do not embarrass the office of the president because, unstated, we are in bed with it. You’re not gonna tell the truth about this. On a news network, on a financial news network, you’re not gonna tell the truth about this.
Throw the gauntlet at your peril.