Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Administration Doth Whine Too Much, Methinks

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has this video clip of Fox's Chris Wallace describing this administration's press relations group as "the biggest bunch of crybabies," he's seen in 30 years. This clip is very short and packs a punch:

Wallace, of course, would know first-hand, but even those lacking his daily interaction can see this administration is exactly as Wallace describes, a bunch of crybabies. Look at the DNC site "Call 'Em Out" to see this utterly juvenile group that controls the executive and legislative branches of our government in action. The DNC site, promising a "rain of hellfire," was set up in response to the President's speech before Congress where he promised to call out all who misrepresented any element of the proposed health care reform. So far they have exactly one rather weak charge listed against Tim Pawlenty alongside a big ole donation button. Some rain of hellfire.

Further evidence of the administration's childishness comes from the President's decision to appear on 5 Sunday talk shows excluding highly rated Fox News. If the President of the United States is so sure of his position why not take it to a tough audience? Fox host Bill O'Reilly looks like he was at least partially won over, why not take the message to his audience:
O'REILLY: The public option now is done. We discussed this, it's not going to happen. But you say that this little marketplace that they're going to set up, whereby the federal government would subsidize insurance for some Americans, that is, in your opinion, a public option?

OWCHARENKO: Well, it has massive new federal regulation. So you don't necessarily need a public option if the federal government is going to control and regulate the type of health insurance that Americans can buy.

O'REILLY: But you know, I want that, Ms. Owcharenko. I want that. I want, not for personally for me, but for working Americans, to have a option, that if they don't like their health insurance, if it's too expensive, they can't afford it, if the government can cobble together a cheaper insurance policy that gives the same benefits, I see that as a plus for the folks.
Perhaps the President thinks O'Reilly is bloviating, in which case I might agree. It is also possible O'Reilly is one who caves into the intimidation tactics Wallace mentions in the clip. Frankly, that wouldn't shock me either.

Nevertheless, this White House sends a message to reporters that should they be too critical, access will be denied or the critic will be singled out by some other means. After a week where the MSM proved their willingness to ignore the ACORN story to protect the administration from taint by association, why whine about any negative press coverage. Past Presidents would have relished the MSM adoration this President enjoys on a daily basis. Rather than having the good sense to appreciate their frankly inappropriate adoration from the MSM, this administration pouts like a petulant child they don't get enough media adoration.

Finally, Obama spent the entire month of August whining about Sarah Palin's statement on "death panels." He went so far as to single her statement out in his speech before Congress. Pawlenty gets the "rain of hellfire" treatment for somewhat agreeing with it. Has this highly educated group not taken the time to read Hamlet? The President and his administration doth whine too much, methinks.

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