Video: Obama Runs Back Into White House After Refusing To Take Questions After Amnesty Speech

Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro suspected Obama wouldn’t take any questions following his statement about bypassing of Congress to grant amnesty to over 800,000 illegals, so he decided to question Obama before he had finished talking.

At The Daily Caller, Munro reported:

Obama justified his immigration decision by saying it is supported by business lobbies.

The president has often used this no-questions strategy when making important or poll-boosting announcements.

It allows him to deliver his message to his target audience, uncluttered by awkward questions. He speaks smoothly and finishes very rapidly, leaving assertive reporters few chances to ask a question before he reaches the refuge of the Oval Office door.Sometimes, the president does answer shouted questions. At the end of a March 23 Rose garden event, for example, he answered a shouted question about Trayvon Martin, a Florida youth killed in February.

On Friday The Daily Caller asked a question as his speech appeared to be ending.

The president rebuked the TheDC, but then he declined to answer any other questions when he finished his carefully crafted statement.

He declined to answer TheDC’s shouted question about the impact of his new policy on American workers. He also failed to answer another reporter’s question.

In previous administrations, some reporters used the tactic very effectively. ABC’s Sam Donaldson, for example, was famous for his shouted questions to President George H.W. Bush.

TheDC’s shouted question was described as a heckle by some established outlets.


Munro is the Daily Caller reporterwho inspired this outburst from Eric Holder, earlier this year:

“You guys need to — you need to stop this. It’s not an organic thing that’s just happening. You guys are behind it.”

Holder then walked offstage without answering TheDC’s request for comment about calls for his resignation.



Another Sipsey Street Exclusive: I.C.E. Report Surfaces on Investigation of Seizure of Fast & Furious weapons in Texas, August 2010 – SIGNED BY JAIME ZAPATA!

Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Jaime Zapata and the scene of his ambush murder.

Read and share: Investigators discover I.C.E. Report of Investigation on seizure of Fast & Furious weapons in Texas in August 2010 SIGNED BY JAIME ZAPATA!

The Department of Homeland Security, ICE and the Department of Justice have long denied that the case of Jaime Zapata had anything to do with Fast and Furious. The discovery of this ROI by Zapata, “puts the lie to that (expletives deleted) by Napolitano and Holder,” according on source who spoke with this reporter on conditions of absolute anonymity.

Read the report at the link.

David Codrea of Gun Rights Examiner spoke to SSI’s Mike Vanderboegh about his second explosive report in a week:

“We are at a critical juncture here,” he tells Gun Rights Examiner. “You need to let your readers know that, and ask them to once again call their congressmen, especially if they’re on the [House Oversight and Government Reform] Committee, to beat them up and make them aware there will be a political price for not voting for contempt.”

“The next few days are where we’ve got to pull out all the stops,” he adds. “Hit everybody up, including the press. I don’t care how many times–if they’re in a position to influence things, just keep beating on the subject until they’re sick of hearing about it.”

SSI’s earlier bombshell report in case you missed it: Sipsey Street Exclusive: More DOJ Whistleblowers Emerge, This Time From DC. Do they bear “the keys to the kingdom?” “There sure is a sense of renewed enthusiasm here.”


Video Evidence: Obama’s Big Reframing Speech, a Stale Rerun of April Speech

We were told that the “major address” given by the President, yesterday,  was going to significantly reframe his economic message, offering a welcome shift in rhetoric and approach.

As Guy Benson reported at Townhall,  “Obama essentially repackaged the exact same speech he delivered in April, but inserted the names “Romney” and “Bush” a few more times.”  Same tendentious arguments, same disingenuous analogies, same examples, same strawmen.”

He wasn’t kidding.

The RNC is having a field day .

Benson wrote a very thorough rebuttal to the April speech,  (which also applies to yesterday’s speech, obviously), which you can peruse, here. 

I wasn’t able to watch the speech, yesterday, so I’ll have to take Benson’s word for it…Did Obama really talk about paying down the national debt in a “responsible” and “balanced” manner? THIS President is talking about paying down the debt? Where is his plan for that? All he knows how to do is borrow, and tax and spend and regulate. As Benson noted, his unanimously-defeated budget proposal  proposed nothing about paying down the debt because it never balances.

The RNC has rolled out a new website, Obama’s New Ideas to fix the that pretty much sums up what Obama has to offer.

Another handy GOP  link: Obama’s “major economic speeches,” by the numbers

I don’t know why Obama still thinks that the way to persuade Americans is through another one of his awful, unconvincing speeches. He’s proven time and time again – beginning with his incessant speechifying on ObamaCare in 2009, that the more he goes out there, the more public support for his policies peels away. His poll numbers actually go up when he’s away from the cameras.


Weekly Standard, Morning Jay: The Myth of GOP Intransigence:

There is a persistent theme in liberal circles that President Obama tried to reason with the Republican party, but they are now so extreme and so politicized that it was all for naught. This is essentially the thesis of the recent book by Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein, which I reviewed here, and Obama himself made basically this point in his campaign speech yesterday:

[I]n the decades after World War II there was a general consensus that the market couldn’t solve all of our problems on its own; that we needed certain investments to give hard-working Americans skills they needed to get a good job and entrepreneurs the platforms they needed to create good jobs; and we needed consumer protections that made American products safe and American markets sound…

It’s this vision that Democrats and Republicans used to share, that Mr. Romney and the current Republican Congress have rejected in favor of a no-holds-barred government-is-the-enemy market-is- everything approach.

This is an important part of the Democratic understanding of the current political landscape. After all, President Obama came to Washington promising to break through the partisan gridlock; not only did he fail, his major domestic achievements saw less support from the opposition than any president in the postwar era.

Somebody has to take the blame for this. Liberal Democrats want to pin it all on Republicans, for obvious reasons. And of course their water carriers in the Washington establishment have given this argument a non-partisan gloss.

Keep reading.

Hat tip: Brian B.

Linked by Michelle Malkin, thanks!