But through Trump, Obama sent two powerful messages: This is a game for grown-ups, and Obama’s patience for the silliness of some Republicans only goes so far.Obama has no patience for silliness? We've sat through two-plus years of his silliness, and he's got no patience? Oof. We've got a man-child in the White House, but according to Sam Youngman, he's the grown-up int he room.
It is easy to forget sometimes, with high unemployment and the constant criticism from Republicans, that Obama is a master political pugilist.I guess banning reporters one of your colleagues counts as adult behavior, huh Sam?
He’s the same man who outdueled and outlasted Hillary Clinton and the establishment Democratic Party. He is battle-tested, hardened and, most damaging to his opponents, presidential.
The race for the presidency, despite all its quirks and entertainment, is a game for adults. That’s what Obama wants to remind voters every day.
Budget fights, terrorist threats and seemingly endless energy crises and natural disasters — the constant life-and-death drumbeat is what makes presidents hard to beat. It’s also what makes them testy when also-rans come calling with silly issues and attention-grabbing claims.I wonder if Youngman gushed so much over Obama's predecessor? Somehow I doubt it.
Needless to say, we can surely expect air and balanced reportage from Youngman during the 2012 elections.
Whoever does emerge to take on Obama will receive the same lessons Trump did: Obama is a fierce campaigner, and the nation’s grown-up-in-chief has little patience for sideshows.Like what, flying off to tape Oprah and seemingly endless vacations and golf?
This so-called "reporter" really ought to consider moving over to Tiger Beat magazine. I can see "columnists" writing public mash notes to Obama. In fact, I see it every day. But how can anyone take Youngman credibly after this?
A commenter summarizes the slobbering:
"President Obama’s epic smackdown…"
"Obama sent two powerful messages: This is a game for grown-ups"
"Obama’s patience for the silliness of some Republicans only goes so far."
"Obama was whipping the crowd into laughter at Trump’s expense, there was a steely edge to the president’s voice"
"Watch it again. Obama is chuckling, but his stare could cut glass."
"Obama is a master political pugilist"
"He (Obama) is battle-tested, hardened and, most damaging to his opponents, presidential."
"Obama is a fierce campaigner, and the nation’s grown-up-in-chief has little patience for sideshows."
"The man (Obama) running for another four years in the White House is no joke."
"Obama will have the last laugh."
Me thinks Sam Youngman's computer was hacked by a DNC intern.