Politico: No healthcare questions at Obama presser

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Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#1 Oct 9, 2013
Obama's PR department is at it again!

No healthcare questions at Obama presser

By HADAS GOLD and DYLAN BYERS | 10/8/13 3:31 PM EDT
President Barack Obama sustained an hour-long press conference today without a single question about his signature healthcare law and the glitches that continue to plague the insurance exchanges -- a point that frustrated several conservatives.

"Explain to me how in a dozen questions the second biggest story of the week, the healthcare.gov debacle, doesn’t even come up," Brendan Buck, the press secretary for House Speaker John Boehner, asked in an email to POLITICO.

(PHOTOS: 25 unforgettable Obamacare quotes)

"Questions from WH press corps are pathetic," Brit Hume, the Fox News analyst tweeted. "As of this moment, not a single tough or challenging inquiry."

The criticism invited some blowback form Democrats, including former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, who tweeted, "Hey Republicans, maybe they'd ask about Obamacare if you didn't do such a great job pushing that shutdown for no discernible reason message."

(WATCH: Obama’s Tuesday press conference)

Similarly, Slate's Dave Weigel wrote: "Hey, maybe the press would have asked some Obamacare glitch questions if there wasn't a giant f--king shutdown happening."

"Oh please," Michael Goldfarb, the neoconservative provacateur and founder of FreeBeacon. com, replied, "reporters should do (their) job well if they don't want to be ridiculed as the stooges they are."

“animis opibusque parati”

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#2 Oct 9, 2013
Hussein's plummeting approval numbers reflect the reality his sycophants try so hard to hide.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#3 Oct 9, 2013
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Hussein's plummeting approval numbers reflect the reality his sycophants try so hard to hide.
I was driving back from Newark listening to the Mike Gallagher show. He was playing an interview with Andrea Mitchell and Rep. Mike Duffy.

For the entire interview I thought to myself, "Has anybody ever heard these media flacks asking such pointed questions of Barry Hussein?"

To add insult to injury, she was asking questions from the standpoint of the "Republicans caused the shutdown because they won't negotiate" script.

Yes, Chairman Zero (not mine, but I still love it) at 37% is trending toward Bush levels right now ...
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#4 Oct 9, 2013
Interview with Andrea Mitchell and Rep. SEAN Duffy

This one is for the ages!

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/1...

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