“As for running for president, look, there’s a guy in office right now who is smarter than almost anyone you know, who’s nicer and who has more compassion than almost anyone you know. And he’s having an almost impossible time governing. Why would anybody volunteer for that job?” Mr. Clooney told a news conference.Well, people now are running for president to save us from the current disaster in the White House, the man you just publicly drooled over. It's almost impossible for him to govern because he's so far in over his head the only way he can react is to be the bully, trying to dictate to others how to behave. Most recently, the spectacularly disastrous beatdown he just suffered from John Boehner demonstrated a clear lack of wise thinking and reflects a childish instinct. A cheap stunt, some might call it, that is beneath the dignity of the office. A cheap stunt that has backfired massively, leaving a president already mired at 38% in the polls left with egg on his face and a new constituency raging. He's completely alienated the GOP and now NFL fans. But I'm sure somehow his friends at NBC will manage to prop him up while he's in competition with next Thursday's Saints-Packers game.
What would you rather watch, more rehashed nonsense and finger-pointing or some football?
After such a shameless stunt, some kooks are feigning outrage. Imagine, Obama pulls a stunt, Boehner doesn't allow himself to be steamrolled, but it's Boehner showing disrespect. These people are insane.
Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.) accused the White House of creating a "stunt."
"First of all, he has to be invited by the House and Senate. He should have spoken to John Boehner and Harry Reid first," King said.
"The President almost had to back down. It also conflicts with a major Republican debate, which is bad form. It's not like it was 9/11 or Pearl Harbor. He didn't have to speak that night. It was bad form - bad politically, bad governmentally, bad every which way. I don't know what he was thinking of."
Democrats were giddy that Obama seems prepared to scold Republicans to their face for opposing his efforts to get the economy back on course.
"About time he calls them out for the obstructionists they are," a senior party strategist said. "He needs to remind voters who say they want something done that the other party has stood in the way ever since he was elected."
The same strategist called Boehner's move "incredibly disrespectful."