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Obama’s first 100 presser…

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This is what a lot of people think about the first 100 days of the Obama reign.   Jules Crittenden has a ton of links,  here.    Brent Bozell of Media Research Center thumps the press  for its continuing abandonment of its role as the peoples’ watchdog.   Michelle Malkin zeros in on our photo-op president.

Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch label His Oneness as  “an effective salesman of exhausted ideas”, and include plenty of links to prove their point.   James Carafano has an overview of the new security strategy, and the gaps it has created, which should not make you sleep soundly.    Newt Gingrich gives Obama high marks for effectiveness, then shows why the successes are so damaging.   The staff at the Military Times views this new presidency as a decidedly mixed bag.

Amity Shlaes has a knockout piece on the president’s Rooseveltian march,  and the predictable pitfalls ahead if he continues on this path.    Armstrong Williams delivers a scathing look at beliefs versus convictions, and hits both Obama and AG Eric Holder.

Associated Press has an interesting comparison of campaign promises versus what has been delivered.  The New York Post takes a run at it here.

As for the prime time press conference, the Washington Times puts it perfectly:   His no-news conference doesn’t impress us.    Me neither — typical liberal questions from his liberal favorites.    Nothing about nationalizing the banks,  zilch about bailing out labor unions at automakers,  nothing about his bragging about saving $100 million, when his government is spending ONE BILLION DOLLARS an hour.

There was a single good question by Mark Knoller of CBS Radio  on whether harsh interrogation techniques had saved lives.     Obama’s  answer was that he wasn’t sure that some other methods wouldn’t have worked.    That contradicts what we already know,  which is that waterboarding was employed because nothing else HAD worked.     Of course,  calling this a press conference was accurate,  because it certainly was not a news conference.

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Written by timeforthorns

April 30, 2009 at 1:28 pm