Normally I would recap yesterday’s presser for you, butt in this case, the Daily Mail did it for me:
Presidential media cattle call includes questions on Obamacare, national security, immigration, terrorism and the Winter Olympics While 'core al-Qaeda' is decimated, he claimed, offshoot groups 'can drive a truck into an embassy wall, and kill some people' 'There's always been some tension' between Washington and Moscow, Obama explained, promising to 'calibrate the relationship' 'I'm comfortable that the program is not being abused,' he said of the NSA surveillance that has put his White House on defense The East Room press conference was Obama's last event before leaving town for an 8-day vacation on Martha's Vineyard
In a stunning dismissal of a head of state with whom he has to work on pressing international matters, President Barack Obama referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday with language more descriptive of a schoolboy than the leader of 143 million people.
Asked whether he can get 'big stuff done without having a good personal relationship with Putin,' Obama responded by noting that 'I know the press likes to focus on body language and he’s got that kind of slouch, looking like the bored kid in the classroom.'
Wait a minute; kind of slouchy? And bored? Hmmmm.
Continuing, BO spoke about national security:
'What makes us different from other countries,' he said, 'is not just the way we secure our nation, but the way we do it.'
A little redundant, butt then, what isn’t now days?
Then he reassured everyone once again that neither he nor the NSA are actually reading your emails (unless they have to).
Furthermore, al Qaeda is on the run:
"Core al-Qaeda" is on its heels and it is decimated,' he said,
In fact we’ve created a (w)hole so big in al Qaeda, you can drive a truck through it, or something:
'They can drive a truck into an embassy wall, and kill some people,'
Gee, that doesn’t sound cool. No wonder we
closed evacuated reduced the size of our embassy staffs around the world to celebrate BO’s birthday.
In summary then, Big Guy would like to stipulate that everything stupid, broken and mean about Washington (that used to be Bush’s fault) is now due to the existence of the Republicans who have taken their eyes off the ball, or refuse to play ball, or something:
The GOP, he barked, after cataloging stories of those who would benefit, has 'made the idea of preventing these people from getting health care their Holy Grail, their number one priority, the one unifying principle in the Republican Party.'
So the take-away from yesterday’s presser on domestic spying, national security, immigration, terrorism, relations with Russia and the Winter Olympics is: the Republicans don’t want you to have healthcare.
And they want to shove granny off the cliff when she gets done eating her dog food.
A Republican spokesperson responded that the only documented case of anyone eating dog food during this administration was the President himself.
Stay tuned, extravagant vacation to follow…
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network