OBAMA THE ABSENT
But the one in whom all seven GOP candidates are looking to unseat has been given a complete pass by the press even more than usual as the election cycle becomes earnest with 2012 upon us. In the last several months Obama has had one 74 minute press conference that held only extremely softball questions. The press is satisfied with being spoon fed administration propaganda by Obama's surrogates and when given a chance to press him on any issue all questioning is avoided.
Several major stories have surfaced over the last few weeks which one would expect to hear from a President yet Obama has not even released any official Presidential statement, once again leaving it up to surrogates to speak on his behalf and then even they have been left unquestioned except for White House Press Secretary Jay Carney who fields a series of softball questions.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il dies unexpectedly and the only statement from the administration came from a brief sound bite by Hillary Clinton. The Russian election came and went with much controversy as 146% of the Russian population voted in an obvious rigged election to favor Putin and it was left up to Hillary to make a brief statement.
Several bombings killed dozens and caused havoc in Iraq shortly after our troops left the country and not only has Obama not mentioned it but The White House has been completely silent about it. Iran is threatening in the Arabian Gulf to shut the Straits of Hormuz the ONLY shipping lane for all Middle East oil to flow to the rest of the world. The US fifth fleet has been dispatched to prevent this Iranian aggression and the only word from The White House comes from an unnamed official who called it, "saber rattling."
Mean while Obama is on a multi million dollar vacation in Hawaii and the only reports coming from this Presidential jaunt are cute stories of swimming, golf and shopping. The ever absent Obama plays while our economy continues to crash and the world is in turmoil without a word from a President while the candidates who seek to defeat him are grilled on every subject from personal to those in which The White House has been quiet.
The press protects Obama, supports Obama and does everything within its ability to try and make this absolute failure from looking like the complete fool he is. Fortunately for the survival of America voters see through the smoke and mirrors from the administration and the shield placed by the press as Obama approval numbers continue to drop and his reelection possibilities look less and less likely.