In an effort to soothe the increasingly peeved White House press corps, the president appeared in the White House Briefing Room today to take a few questions. It was a remarkably ineffective performance, which the White House must hope that few people watched.
Among other untruths, the president insisted, “Nobody accused Mr. Romney of being a felon.” Well, other than deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter. With regard to his super PAC ad claiming that Mitt Romney, in effect, killed a woman, President Obama maintained, “I don’t think Governor Romney is somehow responsible for the death of the woman that was portrayed in that ad. But keep in mind, this is an ad that I didn’t approve, I did not produce, and as far as I can tell, has barely run. I think it ran once.” Well, except the woman’s husband, Joe Soptic, was trotted out for an Obama campaign press conference.
Even more ludicrous was Obama’s answer on welfare reform. He said that Romney’s ad was a lie. But then he offered: “In fact, what happened was that my administration — responding to the requests of five governors, including two Republican governors — agreed to approve giving them, those states, some flexibility in how they manage their welfare rolls as long as it produced 20 percent increases in the number of people who are getting work.” In other words, they will let non-work count for work if the state promises to reduce the welfare rolls by 20 percent.
Obama also cemented his role as a bystander in his own administration. On Syria, he mused, “At this point the likelihood of a soft landing seems pretty distant.”
***Phyllis Diller, RIP.
***A hover vehicle? How cool would that be?
***Oh, sounds yummy: Michelle Obama serves cabbage sloppy joes and zucchini fries to kids at state dinner. Yuk.
***Hank Williams Jr. had some sharp words for the president:
Country music legend Hank Williams Jr. did not spare any criticism for President Barack Obama during a weekend performance at the Iowa State Fair.
After the song, “We Don’t Apologize For America” a chant of “USA, USA” broke out among the 8,500 people at the Grandstand on Friday night, the Des Moines Register reports.
Williams, 63, smiled, telling the crowd that he was their mouth piece before adding, “We’ve got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the US – and we hate him!”
The crowd roared with loud and enthusiastic cheers, the Register reported.
***From Focus on the Family:
Meditate on Him; think about Him. Try to think about the glory of this person, this incomparable person. The New Testament is constantly dealing with this. Our Lord told us that the Holy Spirit has been specially given in order to glorify Him: “He shall not speak of himself ... he shall glorify me” (John 16:13-14).
The way to test whether or not our experiences are the work of the Spirit is always to ask what view they give us of Him.
- Martyn Lloyd-Jones, The Ultimate Test
***God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest. ~J.G. Holland
***Have a great day!