The “ass-whooping” continues to unfold for Obama in the wake of Tuesday’s election, in which the Republicans celebrated a monumental victory, taking control of the U.S. Senate. Jim Acosta, the Senior White House Correspondent for CNN, was sure to remind Obama that it was his fault the Democrats had such a dismal day at the polls.
Acosta confronted Obama during a press briefing which turned out to be unusually uncomfortable for the President:
“I know you don’t want to read the tea leaves, but it is a fact that your party rejected you in these midterms. By and large, they did not want you out on the campaign trail in these key battleground states. How do you account for that? And your aids have said that this is the fourth quarter of your administration. I don’t know if you saw the morning talk shows, but there were several potential candidates for 2016 who were out there already. Is the clock ticking? Are you running out of time? How much time do you have left? And what do you make of the notion that you’re now a lame duck?”
A humiliated Obama tried to laugh off the line of questioning:
“Well, traditionally after the last midterm of the two-term presidency since I can’t run again, that’s the label that you guys apply. Here’s what I tell my team. I told them this last week and I told them this this morning. We had this incredible privilege of being in charge of the most important organization on earth, the U.S. government, and our military, and everything that we do for good around the world. And there’s a lot of work to be done to make government work better, to make Americans safer, to make opportunity available to more people, for us to be able to have a positive influence in every corner of the globe, the way we’re doing right now in West Africa, and I am going to squeeze every last little bit of opportunity to help make this world a better place over these last two years.”
For the last six years, the press has been a friend to Obama, but it looks as though the times are a-changin’! Tell us what you think of Acosta’s hard-hitting questions and Obama’s bleak response in the comments section.
H/T: Conservative Tribune