Live updates: Obama graces swooning press with his presence today; Will allegedly take questions!; Update: Admits he knows nothing, pats Rice on purty, little head; Update: Admits America deserves better than him

Classic empty podium!

As Twitchy reported, President Obama is finally gracing the press with his presence today. It’s been far too long; Unrequited love hurts!

President Obama was way too “exhausted” from campaigning to hold the traditional post-election presser. Priorities!

Are you sure about that Mr. Knoller? Or will the presser be filled with typical softball questions?

Twitter users prepare with some predicted questions.

There may not be time for all those, though.

OF course.

Heh. Can we spot him in the crowd?

Let’s start with this question:

And, away we go.

Letters. And stuff.

And, drink! Here comes the “middle class being held hostage” by those mean, old Rethuglicans. Post-partisan!

Come on, everyone had to tweet that. It’s classic drinking game fodder.

Rut-roh. Who asked that? They may not be invited back.

Bush! Drink again.

No pesky Petraeus questions, y’all. Buck passing, as always.

“Ask Herb in Human Resources. Or something.”

Actually, ask Herb everything.

Finally, he admits that he knows nothing. No, really. He said it.

Twitter users agree that he’s clueless.

He evidently still knows how to pander, though. Pander like the wind.

Wait, what?

Oh no.

For his aggravating pronunciations, he must pay.

Math, so hard!

Oh, dear. So is compromise.

Greatest Orator Ever: Compromise is hard.

Oh, softballs!

Oh, my! A Benghazi question actually enters the pathetic mix.

Obama defends her. Unbelievable. Well, totally believable, but still.

Big, strong man will protect the poor dear! Is he finally admitting the buck stops with him? Doubtful. He’s just trying to get people to shut up about the buck.


Sen. Graham lets Obama know that he does hold him totally accountable.

Heh. Campbell Brown notices Obama’s pitiful “big, strong man” Rice-defending behavior, too.

As does Kirsten Powers:

Wow! Ed Henry with an awesome question.

Obama is not pleased. How dare he ask a pertinent and probing question about something important?

Now he admits that America deserves far better than HIM.


Obama is a science denier?!!!111eleventy

Wait, no.

Lapdogs swoon madly.

Can they even function without having drool buckets at the ready?

Aww, poor baby won’t answer a “shouted” question. Poor precedent and stuff.

And, in a nutshell:

  • ricci

    got to love the media reminding him who helped get him elected

  • ricci

    where is the questions on bengazigate?

    • Kevin Krom


      Oh, were you serious?

      • ricci

        far more than the moron in chief seems to be

    • Discontentwliars

      A sex scandal is more important then all that silly political stuff. Good thing the MSM hasn’t read anything Israel. They could have avoided all kinds of questions.

  • Grieving American

    I have seen the headline
    “Breaking News: President to hold press conference”
    with each meaning that the fact that the POTUS is holding his first press conference in 250 days, despite the dire state of the union, is major news.

    They are killing America as fast as
    they can. And much of the media
    there today, is complicit.

  • Firewall

    Benghazi question overflowed to mandate on economy – squirrel!

  • Burt Zerker

    0bama just said that he “was happy to cooperate” with the Benghazi investigation. Co-operate???? Shouldn’t he be leading the investigation?

    Nice going democrat voters,..4 more years of this non-president.

    • $30423294

      Very good point. “I will cooperate with the investigation” is something said by the one who committed the crime. The good guys say “I will conduct the investigation.”

      Mr. Obama seems to have inadvertently disclosed that he sees himself as the guilty party. Or at the very least he sees himself as someone whose actions merit scrutiny due to possible illegality. No wonder his handlers keep him near a teleprompter or on the golf course.

  • ricci

    wow holy cow hes giving more indepth answers on a bs subject climate change than on bengazi simply amazing

  • Bob Khan

    Been watching this one, so far much of what we have already expected to come from this maroon. I am not impressed, 4 more years of more crap.

  • SwTk

    Ah, what I want, to ah, do, ah is… ah by working through um… what we need here is… um… ah…some tough…ya know… um… ah… were was I????
    No prompter it seems. He sucks – why cant libtards see that.

  • Vennoye

    We have NO news media. Just a bunch of sobbering fans.

  • Kimberly Schutzenhofer

    This press conference is as much a joke as Carney’s was. When did long, tired answers become the norm over simple yes or no. Did anybody actually learn anything new – because I didn’t.

  • James H

    Obama incriminated himself more than once in that press conference. Impeach the lying politician.

    • Marcy Cook

      actually calling him a politician is an insult to politicians.

  • Brent Guthrie

    I, Barack Obama, shall sign this executive order banning ANY further press conferences!

    • SpinMeNot

      We can’t possibly be that lucky. No pressers means he’s not doing anything … wait, has he actually done anything in 4 years other than help the stock price of firearm and ammunition manufacturers and sales outlets …

      Just debunked myself there … silly me.

  • Jack Deth

    “Blah! Blah! Blah!
    Pity! Pity! Pity!
    Victim! Victim! Victim!
    Blame Republicans!
    Race Card!
    Blah! Blah! Blah!
    Blame Republicans!
    Token Gofer Rice!
    Lady Parts!
    Blah! Blah! Blah!
    Blame Republicans!
    Race Card!
    Blame Republicans!”

    Think I hit all the high points.

    • ZoriahShepard

      haha! Nice summation.

    • Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

      pass go but dont collect 200.
      what? i was taxed, i cant give you your reward

    • RightThinking1

      Bush! Bush!

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    Obama will never answer any question with an honest, truthful response. We are not even into his second term and I must take something for the nausea. The saddest thought, I believe, is the liberals will stare at Obama, wide-eyed and childlike, as if this fool is the second comming. Libs wake-up stupid, they’re stupid at noon and they go to bed stupid.

    • RightThinking1

      I’m into my second giant-economy sized bottle of Tums.

  • Streetiebird

    Nice vanity-post Michelle! Hard-hitting stuff….

    Now here’s the actual content being discussed since Twitchy doesn’t feel the need to give any context:

    Q: Thank you, Mr. President. Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham both said today that they want to have Watergate-style hearings on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and said that if you nominate Susan Rice to be secretary of state, they will do everything in their power to block her nomination. As Senator Graham said, he simply doesn’t trust Ambassador Rice after what she said about Benghazi. I’d like your reaction to that. And would those threats deter you from making a nomination like that?

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, first of all, I’m not going to comment at this point on various nominations that I’ll put forward to fill out my Cabinet for the second term. Those are things that are still being discussed.

    But let me say specifically about Susan Rice, she has done exemplary work. She has represented the United States and our interests in the United Nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. As I’ve said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And I’m happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador, who had nothing to do with Benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous.

    And you know, we’re after an election now. I think it is important for us to find out exactly what happened in Benghazi, and I’m happy to cooperate in any ways that Congress wants. We have provided every bit of information that we have, and we will continue to provide information. And we’ve got a full-blown investigation, and all that information will be disgorged to Congress.

    And I don’t think there’s any debate in this country that when you have four Americans killed, that’s a problem. And we’ve got to get to the bottom of it, and there needs to be accountability. We’ve got to bring those who carried it out to justice. They won’t get any debate from me on that.

    But when they go after the U.N. ambassador, apparently because they think she’s an easy target, then they’ve got a problem with me. And should I choose — if I think that she would be the best person to serve America in the capacity — the State Department, then I will nominate her. That’s not a determination that I’ve made yet.

    • Liberal Hater

      So.. you need help with the big words, or what?

    • SpinMeNot

      Streetie — Another very useful contribution (being serious here) you felt that the conversation was missing something, you stated what it was, and you provided it. This is exactly the kind of post we need to keep the discussion moving in a/the correct direction. Thank you, and well done.

      [I’ve been quick to criticize, you will also find I will be equally quick to support]. May I ask you a question, and I would really like to hear your thoughts. Think them through, and share them, please.

      Above, BHO defends one of his team and acknowledges that Amb. Rice was acting on his behalf.– that is a good thing, a good leader always defends their team, and takes responsibility for them/it. However, we have multiple confirmed reports that within no more than 72 hours after the attack — the administration had been briefed that it was a terrorist attack, and indeed had nothing to do with the video as was claimed 120 hours later (5 days, 16 SEP 2012).

      The possible explanations for this are (a) a cover up of [i] their initial response being a knee jerk reaction to “Oh crap, we don’t have al Qaeda on the run like we’ve been telling people on the campaign trail and/or [ii] the existence of the secret CIA prison facility at the consulate annex. Then there is [b] this is not a good place to be, but what if BHO actually decided that the lives of those four men weren’t worth the international incident and risk of sending support with the potential loss of yet more American lives. Prudence? Cowardice? Electioning … I don’t know and I really don’t care about it, because no matter how you slice it this is a shit on a shingle. We’ve been attacked, and we’ve done nothing about it.

      EDIT: dagnabbit, left out the question. Streetie, don’t you see something odd going on with regard to the narrative changing constantly and the contradictory statements we’ve had from BHO himself?

      Regardless — I believe that BHO had a fairly good presser today, and said a lot of correct things. Do I think he’s going to act on them, well his record suggests otherwise. However, I believe the interchange on Amb. Rice was a complete charlie foxtrot for him.

      I really would like to hear your thoughts …

      Again, this was a good contribution, thanks.

      • Streetiebird

        Didn’t even bother to read this since you don’t want to talk to me and call me names at every opportunity.

        • SpinMeNot

          Well, I am honestly deeply saddened. Apparently I was incorrect in my initial assessment of you that I could poke you into thinking. I am far enough down the road of life to admit that I was wrong.

          I called you not one name, and even gave you several compliments.

          • Streetiebird

            Actually you called me a Moron in your first words to me.

          • Catchance

            Actually, Streetie, he said that he WOULDN’T call you an idiot… because you keep proving it well enough on your own.
            I’d say that’s a pretty fair assessment.

          • Streetiebird

            Stay out of it, you don’t know what you’re talking about, thanks.

          • SpinMeNot

            I do not see that word used in the posting above. I readily admit I have called you, and more than few others that in past a moron. The truth hurts. Think for yourselves, and I’ll stop doing that. I hold you no personal grudge. Words have meaning, and I use them very deliberately. Just because you want them to be hateful, doesn’t mean they are.

            Please show me a single negative thing I said about you in my response to you above.

          • Streetiebird

            Have a great day.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Shorter Obama: ‘Wah! I sent her out there, she regurgitated what I told her to, so of course you should be having a problem with me. Meet me on the playground, by the bike racks after this is over.’

      2 months, moron… and they ‘still don’t know anything’, huh? Keep your head up Obama’s ass though.

    • Matt

      Everyone knows what happened in Bengazhi. Everyone in the White House knew what happened in Benghazi on the day of. Everyone in the White House knew Bengahzi has nothing to do with the stupid video. Everyone at the White House knew Susan Rice was lying her lying ass off when blaming the video. Everyone knows Susan Rice answered the questions that way because the White House told her to do so. And yet, we get that answer? That we’re “still trying to find out what happened”? Uh, yeah, that’s pathetic. I didn’t need 5 paragraphs of rambling to know he’s lying but geeee, thanks for the “context.”

      • Streetiebird

        So you prefer to believe FOX news rather than our own officials, that’s fine. They report (what they want you to believe) and you decide (that they’re telling the truth).

        • SpinMeNot

          Streetie — Its not just Fox, its CBS, ABC and the Libyan Government, the CIA, the NSA, the millitary, the official account.

          And if you believe the government can be trusted to keep your best interest in mind — little girl, you are more deeply deluded then I ever realized.

          We get ObamaCare, they get exempted … we get told to cut back, BHO spends $1M of the tax payer money throwing a party for Jay-Z and Bey-bey. We can’t afford to take our vacations and he takes one after another spending 10’s of Millions of tax payer dollars. He is going to bargain away our nuclear defensive capability while his best buddy Vladimir builds his up and revokes freedom of speech in Russia …

          Yeah, the are really looking out for us. I won’t call you an idiot — you keep proving it well enough on your own.

          • Streetiebird

            Again, thanks for your kind words, but you don’t want me to talk to you so I won’t

          • No Longer Amazed


        • TugboatPhil

          So you backed Nixon’s explanations over the Washington Posts? That’s cool. At least you’re consistent.

          Here’s a news flash. Just because a news outlet discounts what the government is reporting, doesn’t mean that the news folks are lying and the government isn’t.

    • Lisa Dean

      @Streetiebird:disqus ~ if she was repeating/making a presentation based on the intelligence that she received at the time, then why didn’t she change her responses as the intelligence was updated? As the ambassador to the UN she represents our country, if she may not have had anything to do with Benghazi, then why was she asked to be the spokesperson after the tragedy? Shouldn’t that have gone to the Secretary of State? He should be held responsible because he’s the President, but he shouldn’t get his undies twisted because the people that were asked to represent the US and were told what to say are now being questioned.

  • SwTk

    The SOB just scolded the parents of the boys murdered in Bengahzi. How dare they question the mighty B Obama or his motives?!!

  • Bob Khan

    …In other news, Texas secession petition at WH surpasses 100k signatures.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    every freakin’ day i am asked a hundred tougher questions from my 7 year old. pathetic. this was just a test to see if his lappies still had his back. some passed, a few others will find their press passes are suddenly missing… still. lame.

    • SpinMeNot

      At least he took questions … We don’t have to like his answers, but he did take questions. Now they were probably planted/supplied and he had prepared answers to make him look like a tough guy etc — but I have been so angered by his just turning and walking off after reading a prepared statement all these past months.

      • orringtonmom (D)

        point taken.

      • nc

        This is the new standard?

        • SpinMeNot

          Brother, I hear you, I hear you. But it is a place to start.

    • TugboatPhil

      Your 7 year old, unlike the press corpse, has a sense of curiosity and the ability to mesh the knowledge of answers given into previously stored data.

      One other difference, your 7 year old will also grow up.

  • dftl

    Horrible precedent… theme of the decade.

  • $30423294

    I think he slammed Rice when he said her public statements were confused and contradictory due to her limited intelligence.

    You’re a sneaky one, Mr. President. But I sort of agree with you 😉

  • o0Nighthawk0o

    Ummm, didn’t recent studies show that the climate quit warming 16 years ago?

    • Tantalus XVI

      You know those labels on the bottles of supplement tablets? Yea that data is the same. This study has not been evaluated by Big Green Inc. and it is not proven reliable as it was not funded by us.

    • TheOriginalDonald

      We here in CT got a foot of global warming one week ago.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    So, someone clue me in. What IS the FBI protocol for informing the governing body of the US? I mean, since he told us to ask the FBI… anyone?

  • Marty Luther

    Did he see his shadow? 6 more weeks of cover-ups?

  • littleones

    Remember in the 70’s when everyone was talking about global cooling? second ice age and all that….?

  • SwTk

    “If I want Susan Rice to be the Secretary of State, then I will name her. If I so choose.” He thinks us fools and that only he art worthy, the trappings of grandeur. Held so close, his own flatulence becomes one with himself and smells of lavender.

    My God, what a douche!

    • Gallatin

      He should nominate her, she has proven to be the classic liberal woman—weak and willing to lie to cover for her man.

    • TheOriginalDonald

      Thank God Obama got re-elected! Romney would’ve closed the Massengill factories!-dumb female tweeters everywhere.

  • RightThinking1

    “Global Warming” — the periods between global cooling

  • RightThinking1

    Can anyone here imagine John Bolton going before the UN, or TV talking-head shows, and saying what Rice did?

    • Lisa Dean

      @rightthinking1:disqus ~ No, I can’t because Condoleeza Rice would have spoken on behalf of the White House.

    • Tantalus XVI

      Hilary Clinton knew what was up and declined the interviews. BET! Lets send in this COMPLETELY unrelated individual to speak on our behalf and then get angry when Repubs put her feet to the fire.

  • nc

    I didn’t see the presser but I saw part of the transcript where at one point BHO referred to “Dave Petraeus.” Really? Not General? Not Mr? Not even DAVID? How condescending can you get? Think I’m over-reacting? Think about it.

    • Lisa Dean

      @disqus_Dl3n3K0o5w:disqus ~ I agree. Gen Petraeus, even in all of his misgivings, is still a four star General and should be referred to as General.

  • Sheldon Cooper

    And he just continues to get away with it. Can we just fast forward to 2016? I already know the plot.

  • Purple State

    For those who care about the president’s actual words instead of Twitchy’s spin, here’s the paragraph they translated as “I know nothing,” which he never said, despite the insistence he did.

    “Well, I have no evidence at this point, from what I’ve seen, that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. Obviously, there’s an ongoing investigation. I don’t want to comment on the specifics of the investigation. The FBI has its own protocols in terms of how they proceed. And you know, I’m going to let Director Mueller and others examine those protocols and make some statements to the public generally.”

    • nc

      This is what, back in high school, we used to call “padding the paper” when we couldn’t come up with the right answer.

      • Purple State

        He obviously isn’t revealing all that he knows because there’s an ongoing investigation. Regardless, it’s still not “I know nothing.”

    • Catchance

      Omigosh… and you think that’s BETTER?

      • Purple State

        I do. It’s also what he actually said, not what Twitchy wants to say he said.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    I’m kinda proud of our erstwhile President. I don’t think he mentioned George Bush once!!! Other than that…..blah-blah-blah……blah-blah-blah……blah-blah……blah-blah-blah……blah-blah-blah……blah-blah……blah-blah-blah…………..Blah!

  • digitalPimple

    Here’s a question media, “When can Americans expect to see full employment in the US again? What are your specific plans and can you give the American people a time frame?”

  • CombatDiver

    If the lap dog media were to actually ask our affirmative action prez some tough questions, the “tolerant” left would cry racism.

  • Maria

    It seems the only journalists chosen to partake in the Presser were Caucasians, maybe a few minorities; only saw maybe a few. Where’s the Liberal outrage of “racial equality”? I guess I’ll just sit back and laugh at double standards. Sorry, only brought this up for laughs.

    Anyway, it seems like the POOTUS knows a lot of NOTHING. Shocking. It’s actually kind of scary, it’s like that nightmare where you’re in a speeding car going towards an elevator bridge that’s up, but there’s no one in the driver’s seat..and you’re all tied up in the backseat..

  • Elizabeth Burtch

    In addition to previous reply, why else would Rice refuse to simply name the person responsible (unless she made the changes herself) for briefing her by the White House? She is protecting Obama because of a loyalty that goes beyond just employee and boss duties.