One of the few times he summoned raw emotion came after a reporter demanded to know why it took him so long to express outrage over the AIG executive bonuses.
“It took a couple of days because I like to know what I’m talking about before I speak.”
Even better, he likes to have it up on the teleprompter.
I am so thankful I didn’t watch this dog and pony show. Just reading the AP analysis infuriates me:
“‘At the same time, the rest of us can’t afford to demonize every investor or entrepreneur who seeks to make a profit.'”
Riiiight, cause that wasn’t one of his campaign tactics or policies since taking office. *eyeroll* Seriously, he’s constantly demonized investors and businesses, and people are following his lead. Frank, Dodd, Pelosi, Reid, etc. all see that Obama is (was?) popular, and that Obama is bashing “Wall Street” and they think that they’ll be popular if they bash Wall Street, too. (And seriously, the “Wall Street/Main Street” thing is so cliche and worn out and inaccurate—STOP IT.) They’ve all been pointing fingers and oversimplifying the economy for MONTHS, and the media has been an echo chamber. They’ve lapped it up, and they’ve done a lot of damage to the country as a result. People are more ignorant and uninformed than ever. Some media outlets have started being critical, but it’s too late in some ways. This is a huge mess, and what these politicians are saying is too twisted and spun to really inform or help in a meaningful way.