Reporters laugh at claim Obama 'doesn't give himself enough credit' on foreign policy (video)
The cult of Obama has entered laughingstock territory. The West Point graduates who stayed seated when a standing ovation was attempted were far too polite to openly laugh at the president, but the behavior yesterday of reporters at the State Department indicated their scorn with less restraint.
During a press conference, Jen Psaki, the State Department’s official spokeswoman, claimed at a news conference yesterday, “I would argue the president doesn’t give himself enough credit for what he’s done around the world, and that’s how the secretary feels too.”
The response from the reporters gathered there was laughter.
Keep in mind that these are mostly reporters assigned to the State Department beat, who are knowledgeable about foreign affairs, and who are well used to diplomatic language being used for evasion and puffery.
The follow-on questions were sarcastic:
Q: But isn’t this a potential mission accomplished situation?
PSAKI: Absolutely not.
Q: Jen, you would argue the president doesn’t give himself enough credit? How much credit would you give him?
PSAKI: Well, I think what I’m — I would give him more than he has given himself. That’s what I just said.
Q: What, like, 200 percent credit?
PSAKI: So would the secretary.
Q: So — and for — and for –
Q: Credit for what? I’m sorry, credit for what?
Q: For what, yes, exactly? That’s the point.
Q: No, I mean, I don’t — I don’t mean, like, he doesn’t deserve credit.
Q: For the Iran negotiations?
Q: I mean — I mean — I’m talking, what specifically are you talking he doesn’t get enough credit for — (inaudible)?
PSAKI: For engagement initiatives like Iran, what we’ve done on Ukraine, efforts to dive in and engage around the world.
Q: I mean, Russia has still annexed Crimea. I mean, Iran — there’s ongoing negotiations, but is that the success here that you’re talking?
PSAKI: We’re talking about engagement in the world and taking on tough issues that present themselves. And the United States continues to play a prominent role doing that.
Psaki is a hack who earned her position through services to the Obama campaign, not through any foreign policy expertise or even time served at State. She is unafraid to lie for the president and Secretary Kerry, and has demonstrated her lack of depth, but that doesn’t matter because she is a true believer in Obama.
We have no come to the point where Obama’s incompetence and self-aggrandizement have made those true believers into objects of ridicule.
When Obama supporters start to worry about people laughing at them for still believing in his magic, the path to status akin to Jimmy Carter is clear.