Obama feeling sorry for self
Poor President Obama is upset at the American White House Press Corps, a group whose adulation was responsible for him being elected to the nation's highest office with the thinnest of resumes, picturing him with halos, forbidding serious inquiry into his radical past, and pretending that the ability to read a teleprompter constituted eloquence. From Lachlan Markay of Newsbusters:
President Barack Obama is peeved with the American press. They never say "thank you," he whined to journalists in Japan on Monday.According to the pool report from the press conference, one reporter said "Thank you, Mr. President." Someone said the reporter was Australian."I knew it must have been an Australian because my folks never say thank you," Obama said.At that, the entire American pool said in unison -- admittedly with a bit of sarcasm -- "Thank you, Mr. President."
Now that he has actual executive responsibilities for the first time in his life and is discovering that talking is a lot easier than doing, the press can no longer avert their eyes from his failures, and is withdrawing their previous adulatory posture.
Illustrations by R. Martin and Richard Terrell