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Obama’s Photo Op Hypocrisy

by Keith Koffler on July 16, 2014, 10:00 am

Wendell Goler of Fox News, who has been around the White House for a couple of decades and seen a thing or two, decided to stick it to the president for claiming he didn’t go to the Texas border because he doesn’t like photo ops.

Okay, Wendell’s a professional, so let’s put this another way, without my editorializing. Wendell decided to examine the consistency of the president’s claim that he doesn’t like photo ops.

Here he is during Tuesday’s briefing working over White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.

GOLER: Did I misread him, or was the President enjoying himself in his photo op this morning? (Laughter.)

EARNEST: The President seemed to be in good spirits today.

GOLER: And is he likely to be just as unhappy with the photo op he has planned later this week on infrastructure?

EARNEST: Unhappy or happy?

GOLER: Unhappy. Given that he was pretty happy with today’s driving instruction. What I’m trying to get to –

MR. EARNEST: I guess I don’t quite understand your question.

Oh, Josh understands.

GOLER: I’m getting back to his blowing off photo ops on the border. Was he concerned that that might send the wrong message to people in Central America if he went to the border?

EARNEST: What the President is concerned about is focusing on solutions. And that’s exactly what the President was focused on last week.

GOLER: I’ll grant you that. But he said he didn’t like photo ops, and he seemed to be having a pretty good time.

EARNEST: Well, I think what the President’s concern is, is people who put photo ops ahead of actually finding solutions to problems.

Okay, so it’s not photo ops, it’s putting photo ops ahead of actually finding solutions. Except, that seems to be the problem with this president. He doesn’t seem to be finding solutions to many problems. Rather, he’s creating conundrums. Which require further solutions.

If there are opportunities — as I mentioned to Mr. Knoller last week, if there was an opportunity for the President to appear in a photo op that will reinforce the value of the solution that the President has put forward, the President won’t hesitate to participate.

Alas, under certain circumstances, photo ops are good things!

Nice job, Josh, cleaning up the boss’s mess.

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Zephyr Dmm July 16, 2014 at 10:25 am

He says many words, some multi-syllable, yet I only read or hear, mwa mwa mwa wa wa…

Marcus July 16, 2014 at 12:32 pm

That’s the sound created when speaking with a forked tongue. ObamaCare doesn’t cover the condition anymore.

lc southern July 16, 2014 at 10:33 am

Obama is slowly but surely destroying America from the inside…just as he promised to fundamentally change America.

I'mNoDhimmi July 16, 2014 at 11:05 am

That, and “I will stand with the muslims” are the only promises he’s ever kept.

Star July 16, 2014 at 11:19 am

I am already completely off Ernie or Gosh, or whatever I called him.

Julie Brueckheimer July 16, 2014 at 11:43 am

He should go by Gosh Earnest.

BigDave July 16, 2014 at 11:58 am

By now you should know these ppl only do things that make them look good. Even if its only amongst themselves. They have no care to what any of the American ppl want or need or think. If so, they would have quit by now.

Girly1 July 16, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Obama never leaves home without Pete Souza…and his AMEX Black card. His ‘residency’ is ONLY about photo ops. In fact, his Library should consist of nothing more than a photo gallery somewhere in Kenya: “Native Son Makes Good”.

Langley Spook July 16, 2014 at 2:25 pm

There is a NEW special place in H#ll for Josh Earnest… right next to Jay Carney.

Langley Spook July 16, 2014 at 2:39 pm

NO ONE in this Obama regime “WH press corps” has the GUTS-BALLS-NERVE to ever a ASK a REAL FOLLOW UP QUESTION to Propaganda Sec. Josh Earnest, and ever DEMAND A REAL ANSWER!

EDWARD HEDERMAN July 30, 2014 at 7:10 am

This guy is such a hypocrite. He has been lying through his teeth since he came into office. The people who voted for him must be very proud of him. Of course, they want the freebies.

EDWARD HEDERMAN July 30, 2014 at 7:11 am

This guy is a bum. The best thing for this country is for him to go.