Ouch. CNBC had a town hall today featuring President Obama and the first question out of the gate was … wait for it … where’s the change? She’s not seeing it, and quite frankly she’s “exhausted of defending” the president.
We clearly understand what this chief financial officer for a veterans service organization means. The president chuckles when he hears she’s tired of defending Obama, and she’s wondering if this will be “her new reality”.
I do not have access to the president’s answer, so this is quite honestly a drive-by media-type piece. (Deal with it.) That said, I want to point out this question could be a good set up for more control and more action by the federal government. Yes, she may well just be asking for more stimulus dollars.
Ed Morrissey at Hot Air wraps it all up quite nicely for the woman.
Apparently, that’s not the change for which she voted in 2008, but as many of us predicted, it’s the change Obamanomics delivers every time it has been tried. Instead of defending Obama, perhaps she should spend her time looking for alternatives in 2010.
I’m taking a guess here (I have not seen the answer or read a transcript) … the president’s answer was something along the line of …
- The previous administration put us in a bad situation and it’s going to take some more time to fix it. (It’s Bush’s fault)
- We need to do more for small business and the middle class – like her – by stimulating economic growth.
- But we already have done a lot of things for the middle class … health care for those with pre-existing conditions, providing family coverage including kids that are 25 years old.
- And don’t forget the financial reform … you won’t be screwed by those mortgage companies anymore!