Obama, angry over midterms, takes his frustration out on former Fox reporter (Video)

Maybe the president could use some grief counseling — something to take away that bitter taste of defeat that is likely to dog him through the remainder of his presidency.

As Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit reports, Obama teed off at a presser today on White House press corps member Major Garrett. Maybe it is a coincidence that Garrett, who is currently with CBS, rose to prominence at Fox News.

In the video that follows, Obama stutters and stammers his way through his response to a question Garrett has presumably asked him when he suddenly loses all composure and issues a response so sarcastic and mean-spirited that it is rare even for him.

OK, let’s see. See, they may… OK, medical device tax… I’ve already answered, uh-uh, the question. We are going to take a look at whatever ideas… Let me take a look comprehensively at the ideas that they present. Let’s give ’em time to tell me… I’d rather hear it from them than from you. Major, you know, uh… conceivably I could cancel my meeting on Friday because I’ve heard everything from you. I think I’d rather let Mitch McConnell… I’d rather hear from Mitch McConnell and John Boehner what ideas they’d like to pursue.


It’s understandable that the president feels wounded. He wouldn’t be human if he didn’t, following what had to be the most humiliating night of his life. That doesn’t excuse him from comporting himself in a manner befitting a U.S. president … for a change.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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