President Obama Press Conference

Monday, January 14, 2013

Ben Smith, editor in chief of Buzzfeed, gives his analysis of the President's press conference, originally scheduled for 11:15 this morning. It will be the final press conference in his first term. 


Ben Smith

Comments [13]

Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Listening live (on is nauseating. (He went off script on the "out to dinner" analogy and started stumbling and stammering as usual.)

Jan. 14 2013 12:03 PM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

LIAR ..... LIAR !!!!!

Don't expect "Chuckie" Todd to hold Barry accountable for his previous statements.

Jan. 14 2013 11:56 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

"Martin" - that makes him a hypocrite not a "LAIR"

Jan. 14 2013 11:55 AM
jennifer from Manhattan

The press honeymoon with Pres Obama is really annoying. No one is pushing back and asking tough questions. Any potential criticism is labelled "partisan roadblocks."

The President mentioned Republicans want millionaire investors to pay the same as secretaries. However, he has done nothing and proposed nothing to remedy the most grievous tax inequity: the low tax rate on carried interest enjoyed by all the hedge fund and private equity honchos. It is outrageous he is letting this go,and you only have to be a little cynical to think this is a gift to all the billionaire hedge fund guys who contributed to his re-election.

Jan. 14 2013 11:54 AM
The Truth from Becky

No, I don't think he gets it Tom, I don't think he even gets a paycheck or he would have notice the change to the SS deduction as well. He is full of Fox News talking points!!

Jan. 14 2013 11:54 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

Can someone tell the AP reporter that there is no such thing as a one month "(anni)versary"

Jan. 14 2013 11:51 AM
Tom Pinch

Martin, we're just going back to what they rates were before. Do you not understate that Tax Holidays come to an end. It's not an "increase".

Jan. 14 2013 11:51 AM
Morgan from Manhattan

If congress doesn't pay its bills, can't we the tax payers withhold their pay and benefits?

Jan. 14 2013 11:50 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Here are Barry's own words in 2006....


On March 16, 2006, Sen. Obama argued on the Senate floor that raising the debt limit was "a sign that the U.S. government can't pay its own bills." He complained that "Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren," and added, "America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership."

Jan. 14 2013 11:50 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

So "Martin" are you saying the payroll tax gimmick, that steals, oops "borrows" money from social security - to give out as a nickel and dime stimulus, should be made permanent?

Republicans don't think so, and I agree with them. I would have thought you would too, but your hatred of Obama is making you "forget" what you actually say you believe in.

Jan. 14 2013 11:50 AM

Please discuss after the conference is over and play the speech in entirety.

Jan. 14 2013 11:49 AM
Robert from NYC

In advance, LMAO with a smirk on my face.

Jan. 14 2013 11:41 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Hey, some toady in the Obama Press should actually ask him about the first middle class paychecks coming out this week with his new increase in the payroll tax of 2% UP TO (yes, UP TO) $110,000 .... WHICH WILL MEAN $900-1,000 less to spend per year for each worker.

Not likely. They have largely ignored this story.
It's really a stretch to call these pep rallies "press conferences".

Jan. 14 2013 11:18 AM

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