Friday, March 15, 2013

Dan Kildee and Obama

Obama has a terrible mean streak.

We've been treated to many glimpses of the real Obama, the very uncool guy.

He's not only arrogant, but he's also cold and cruel.

The president of the United States should not mock Special Olympics athletes. Doing so on national TV during an interview with Jay Leno is inexcusable. He did that in March 2009, just a couple of months into his presidency. He displayed incredibly poor judgment to think that was funny.

The man does and says horrible things. He treats people with such disdain, even his political allies. No one should dare question the great and powerful Obama.

From Roll Call:

At a closed-door meeting between President Barack Obama and House Democrats, Kildee introduced himself as a freshman, to which Obama said, “Wow, you’re really classing up the place then.”

Kildee then proceeded to ask what one person described as a somewhat “long-winded” question about the importance of creating jobs for his economically distraught district.

“I can tell you’re a freshman because you didn’t pay much attention to the State of the Union,” Obama joked. “I talked about that.”

Amid the resulting laughter, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra of California then offered to provide Kildee a printout of the speech.

Obama was referring to his $1 billion proposal for 15 manufacturing “innovation centers,” the details of which are still somewhat hazy.

Actually, though, the joke was on Obama: On Wednesday, Kildee had met with the White House legislative affairs team about the innovation centers proposal, so he was quite familiar with it.

And his question was broader, about what types of reforms are necessary to reform decaying urban centers like Flint, Mich., which Kildee represents.

Bottom line: Obama is not the smartest guy in the room, at least not in that room. Obama is stunningly self-centered. Obama is a jerk. I say that with all due respect.

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