The poor guy who’s received more adoring, fawning press than any person in history is still moaning like a stuck pig about being treated “unfairly” or something. What a sniveling little turd this guy is.
President Obama talked to a group of college journalists Thursday — but instead of telling them about life as commander in chief, he complained about being “picked on” by the press, a report said.
The president, joined by his press secretary, Josh Earnest, vented to the students about the “pokes and prods” from the press.
“Sometimes, both Josh and I probably have our disagreements with the press corps and feel picked on or misunderstood,” Obama said.
“But the truth of the matter is, and I’ve said this before, what separates us out in part from a lot of other countries in the world is we’ve got this incredible free press that pokes and prods and calls into account our leaders.”
Obama also urged the young journalists to focus on that “great work” being done in Washington in an effort at “reducing cynicism.”
Gee, how is it possible for anyone to be cynical about the man who saved the economy?
President Obama says the U.S. economy is doing better than people think, and believes Democrats haven’t done as good a job as they might have communicating this to voters.
“I actually compare our economic performance to how, historically, countries that have wrenching financial crises perform,” Obama said in an interview with with Andrew Ross Sorkin for the New York Times magazine. “By that measure, we probably managed this better than any large economy on Earth in modern history.”
Obama added that he’s “frustrated” by how perceptions of the economy are shaping the current political debate, in which candidates from both parties say millions of Americans are falling behind.
He “saved the economy” and is treated so unfairly that nobody’s mentioned our anemic growth of late.
The U.S. economy expanded in the first quarter at the slowest pace in two years as American consumers reined in spending and companies tightened their belts in response to weak global financial conditions and a plunge in oil prices.
Gross domestic product rose at a 0.5 percent annualized rate after a 1.4 percent fourth-quarter advance, Commerce Department data showed Thursday. The increase was less than the 0.7 percent median projection in a Bloomberg survey and marked the third straight disappointing start to a year.
It’s really so unfair to be cynical about our moribund economy.