Judging from the over-the-top outrageous outrage to this incident with Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro, supporters of Obama are happy as hell that everybody has a brief distraction from the lousy economy and out of control debt spending:

Among the funniest reactions are that this is in some way unprecedented. I remember when Ronald Reagan was president that Sam Donaldson would routinely interrupt him, shouting questions under any conditions. Donaldson’s defenders in the field of journalism would say “asking tough questions is his job.”

Now, if a reporter blurts out a question to Obama somewhat out of turn, he’s — altogether now — racist!

Munro, who had the audacity to ask The One why he was favoring foreigners over American citizens, explains his side of the story:

Update: Sam Donaldson denies ever interrupting any president and rejects the comparison. I remember some situations in the 80′s differently, but I can’t find video evidence.

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12 Responses to “Daily Caller Reporter Interrupts Obama, Economy Left in Ruin”

  1. jeffythequick on June 16th, 2012 2:20 pm

    I'd love to live in a country where, to enact something, there must be:

    1. Co-equal branches of government
    a. A legislative branch, which passes laws made of two houses that must pass the same law between them, where state representation was equal in one, and the population was represented in the other.
    b. An executive branch, where the person elected would execute the laws passed by the legislative branch, and if needed, could veto them if s/he thought they violated the great charter of the land, but would execute them nonetheless once passed.
    c. A judicial branch, which would decide if people, who violated laws passed by the legislature and brought to trial by the executive branches would decide their guilt, and if the law was indeed, valid.

    With executive orders (a legislative action by the executive branch), dereliction of duty by the upper house of Congress, and judicial activism, we're far far far afield from this vision.

  2. SignPainterGuy on June 16th, 2012 2:29 pm

    But Sam D. was a lib talking head and Reagan was just a republican president; makes all the difference in the world ! You`re not supposed to interrupt the first black pResident, especially if you`re not a bona fide, in the tank for statism liberal. (I don`t know Mr Munro or his political stance, but he should know better)

    Besides, Reagan didn`t have such a thin skin and didn`t throw down un-constitutional, un-presidential anti-American edicts like our current Tyrant-in-Chief does !

    Did Reagan ever say, "We can`t wait on congress to act" ?

    Personally, I liked Munro`s question. We need more of these and Joe Wilson`s "You lie !" moments !!

  3. SignPainterGuy on June 16th, 2012 2:45 pm

    That`s just what that old piece of paper those dead, slave-owning rabble-rousers wrote and signed ……. and made the law-of-the-land; what`s that got to do with anything …. TODAY ? Our liberal, intellectual superiors know so much better than that ! Pppppfffffffttt !!!

    I wish so too !

  4. Patti on June 16th, 2012 3:14 pm

    "Personally, I liked Munro`s question. We need more of these and Joe Wilson`s "You lie !" moments !!

    Ha ! I loved Joe's question…especially loved the look on little barry's face…….how DARE you question me ?

    Yep, thought someone was going to have to rush out with some smelling salts for the little tyrant. Lol

    ***

    WaPo wonders: What will hundreds of thousands of job permits do to the economy?

    I asked the same question in an update to Erika’s post on Barack Obama’s unilateral move to accommodate young illegal immigrants by refusing to deport them and issue them temporary work permits instead. With potentially as many as 800,000 new workers flooding into the system, what happens to the millions of Americans who can’t find work now? The Washington Post wonders the same thing, and more:
    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/16/wapo-wonder

  5. clu seatoe on June 16th, 2012 5:03 pm

    “…this is in some way unprecedented…”

    In truth it may be unprecedented in their career-life as talking heads. And if it’s unprecedented in one’s career or lifetime then to the left the idea is fair game. But, as pointed out it’s not unprecedented in the life of the WH in the modernist era of recording and farther back who can say how thing went.

    Racist?
    The white liberals have over used and misused this term to the degree that not even the blacks follow on and pick up the chant. As the white liberals prove time after time, racism is in the eyes of the ones looking at the world through racist lenses.

    And for the most part people are getting really tired of hearing the word and coming from the white left it doesn’t even raise a flag or perk up the ears anymore. It’s just part of liberal-speak. It’s not up to the white liberals to decide what is or isn’t racist else the wind blowing in Chicago Ill. or -on-the-Potomac would be a racist wind.

    To quote SPG, Racist? Pppfffftt!

  6. SignPainterGuy on June 16th, 2012 8:14 pm

    Rush believes the 800,000 number is a bit low.

  7. SignPainterGuy on June 16th, 2012 8:15 pm

    It`s a pretty good universal response to the left`s universal charge ! :-)

  8. jeffythequick on June 16th, 2012 10:58 pm

    I was at an event for the groundbreaking for a major airplane manufacturer's Final Assembly and Delivery plant in North Charleston. After it was over, the congressional delegation from South Carolina were congratulating themselves, except Joe Wilson. He had about 10 people lined up to have their pictures taken with him.

    I was one of them, and we all were impressed with his down-to-earthed-ness.

  9. SignPainterGuy on June 16th, 2012 11:39 pm

    Our local afternoon talk show guy had Joe "You lie !" Wilson on the phone. Yes, he IS down-to-earth; Salt-of-the-Earth even !

  10. jeffythequick on June 17th, 2012 5:32 am

    So far, the best comeback to the line, "I didn't ask for an argument…" is

    "Dictators never do."

    oh yeah, and the timeline is what, 3 months between "I can't do blah blah blah.." and signing an executive order doing just that, so in the next two months, expect an executive order legalizing gay marriage.

    Just because Congress won't act on it.

    Congress hasn't acted on cat juggling either. Does that mean he's going to sign an executive order on that too?

  11. Pasadena Phil on June 17th, 2012 1:35 pm

    The WH press corps is in denial. They have been reduced to potted plants in WH and now they are afraid that people who refuse to be stenos for the POTUS are a threat to civilization. They are like those next door neighbors in every news report about a guy putting his entire family to the ax who state "He was the last guy you would ever expect to do something like this. The nicest guy in the world.". You can't hide crazy. But being surrounded by the evidence, you can pretend its not there to the point of attacking anyone who points it out.

    I think they ought to ban "real reporters" from these presidential lectures and invite nothing but "just a bloggers". If the "real reporters" simply stopped showing up to these presidential lectures, we wouldn't have to pretend that these are press "conferences". Just issue the official statement and leave it at that. If you aren't going to answer questions, there is nothing there for "real reporters" to do.

  12. Truesoldier__ on June 18th, 2012 10:54 am

    I was thinking the 800,000 is just a trial balloon. Of course as Obama's poll numbers sink I expect to see Obama's latest edict expanded.

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