Brilliant!… Reporter Mocks Obama at Press Conference, Accuses Him of Scare Tactics (Video)

Obama sure didn’t see this coming.
A reporter today mocked Obama for his debt ceiling scare tactics.
The question came from CNN reporter Jessica Yellin.

This was her first time she asked Obama a question. Possibly her last.
Transcipt from the White House website:

THE PRESIDENT: Jessica Yellin. Congratulations, your first question here.

Question: Thank you, Mr. President.

THE PRESIDENT: No pressure. You’re going to do great. (Laughter.)

Question: Thank you. Your administration has laid out four different dates by which you’ve said that the debt ceiling must be raised or the U.S. would face potential dire consequences. Three of those dates have come and gone and we haven’t faced financial calamity. Some of your critics have argued that these are then scare tactics to force a deal. So why should the American people believe that the August 2nd deadline is the final deadline by which a deal must be raised? And would you also spell out for us what you believe will happen if the debt ceiling is not raised by that date?

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  • [quote]THE PRESIDENT: No pressure. You’re going to do great. (Laughter.) [/quote]

    Seriously? I mean I get that the point of this post is that Yellin actually asked an actual question (she’s probably going to be fired for that), but how condescending. I’m surprised BO didn’t call her “Sweetie” (as he’s done to female reporters in the past) and pat her on the head.

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    Well… that was the short career as a Whitehouse reporter!

  • gus

    I know I know!!! If we don’t dig a deeper hole, OLD PEOPLE WILL DIE, and SOLDIERS WON’T GET TREATMENT!!!!!!!!


    Fuxing disgrace. Obama is a clown.

  • Hate those totally unpresidential un-American gold damask curtains.

  • Ron

    Dumba$$! It was your Democratic congress under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi that spent the money. What a coward. Hey Mr. President: Man up or Shut up. 2012 can’t get here soon enough.

  • Max

    He says it is inappropriate for the US Gov’t to be picking and choosing what bills to pay, but that is precisely what they are doing right now.

  • Kate

    Ah….someone breaking ranks from the Democrat pravda. Encouraging though I imagine she will be struck down fast.


    I asked somebody this past weekend if they thought Obama was a fear-mongerer. (As they were claiming conservatives were), and I got the wide-eyed “Nooooo”.

    Hahahaha I will be sending them this

  • I_B_Prophen

    You must watch the replay on this!!

    This President is a FOOL!!!
    Can it be evident with any greater clarity??

    It is shocking to me that the American People put this IDIOT in the WHITE HOUSE!!!!

  • gus

    Condescending cox sucker. He says to the reporter….”no pressure, you’re going to do great”.

    She should have told him. “Yes Mr A$$hole, too bad I can’t say the same for you”. Then she should have given the SOUL-LESS mother fuxer the finger and walked out.

  • question

    Oh thank you so much your highness for chance of a lifetime to ask you, the one, a question. I hope my lowly question does not offend thee and is worthy of your consideration and awesome intellect. I would offer to blow you if I did not think you are quite gay.

  • Mike in VA


  • succotash

    #4 Wanumba—I have said that since first seeing them ,they look like something from a mosque or an Arabian tent,not american at all,gaudy ,ugly and tasteless. Wonder who picked them.LOL

  • gus

    He’s a fuxing clown, only a full blown (yes ful blown) REEEEETARD couldn’t see through this angry piece of sh!t. He’s smarmy and uncharming. But FLIES do enjoy the wart on his face.

  • Joe College

    He gave away his plan in his answer. He’s going to withhold Social Security checks and veterans payments if congress doesn’t give him more money to give to his political cronies.


  • #13 June 29, 2011 at 7:10 pm
    succotash commented:

    Well, that’s indeed the OTHER reason I hate them; they are an in-our-faces open mockery. They AREN’T presidential OR American and were selected exactly to convey that every time we have to watch him, all backdropped in shiny gold. Gold damask is Saudi Royalty throne room decorating.
    He DOES tell us what he is all the time, and the media runs around says, “Oh, no no no it’s NOT really what he said, he MEANS THIS blah blah blah.”

  • Rick

    While I detest the MSM and what it is doing to our country, I applaude this reporter for her fortitude as well as for her well-articulated question.

  • toongoon

    Can I get a show of hands, who would like pitch in and get baracki a bouquet of flowers to show appreciation of how much he is doing for us. He talked to republicans and democrats, and he’s dealing with Libya. The house just keeps playing tiddlywinks or something and won’t just fold to him and surrender our rights.

    I don’t see any hands, I’ll give you more time to think about it.

    What is the thing with him always talking about cars to describe the economy, and more specifically; blinking yellow lights?? Come on. The light is red, dum dum put on the brakes, stop the car and put air in the stupid tires. What hell is so hard about that?

    Alright , I don’t see any hands. Just forget about it!

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #11 Thank you for that.

    I am reminded of a passage in Tom Kratman’s Caliphate, in which a protagonist does not dare to address his Muslim superior directly, but, instead addresses the grout between the floor-tiles (because even addressing the floor-tiles themselves would be a presumptuous and beheading-worthy act) and asks that this grout intercede and relay his words to the most munificent and magnificent Caliph, who is sitting just a few feet before him.

    This is our State-run Media today. They give Obama more fealty than even Christ was given by his apostles.

    THEY GROVEL. They would bump their foreheads on the floor if they were so required.

  • Joanne

    There is absolutely no reason to raise a debt ceiling ever. If you need to raise the debt ceiling in order to operate a country, then you are overspending. Obama is treating the American people like they don’t know what he is up to – big mistake. Obama’s goal is to take America further and further into debt, so she will never be able to see the light of day again.

  • gus

    But TAXATION has paid all of his bills since birth.

  • gus

    This debt ceiling we keep raising. How did we get this debt. Lets review starting with February 17, 2009. Obama, Reid and Pelosi quickly sign a deal without a single REPUBLICAN costing us OVER A TRILLLLLLLLLLION DOLLARS.
    At that time, Obama 3 weeks into office, told us THE SKY WAS FALLING AND WE WERE ON THE BRINK!!!!!!!! WE MUST BE RAPED. ONLY RAPING US CAN SAVE US FROM BEING RAPED!!!!!

    How did that work out for you???

    Now he wants more.

  • KR

    “Sasha and Malia finish their homework a day ahead, they don’t pull all-nighters.”

    So where is your budget Prez. Golfer? Where is your plan for Medicare, Prez. Fundraiser?
    They are over due.

  • KR

    Barry blames the debt on congress, but no one mentions that he was a senator. As prez. he is still running up the tab.

  • waicool

    and Obummer’s answer was????

  • retire05

    “Let’s say you’re driving down the street”

    What is it with this clown and his moral equasions? He has to frame everything, even to educated reporters, like he is talking to first graders. I am frankly sick of it.

    But remember, this is the same clown that told us that if Congress didn’t pass the Stimulus bill immediately, we were going to see financial armageddon. Well, how’s that working out? Or that without the stimulus bill, unemployment would reach 8%. Oooops.

    This man is NOT the sharpest knife in the drawer as all his minions say he is.

  • Rock

    Missed here was the question by the Mexican reporter asking about Fast and Furious.
    Second I bet CNN control room clowns dropped a brick when they heard that question. No 30 second delay to save their hides yuc yuc yuc. 🙂

  • Ms Liberty

    she won’t get fired, …it was a planted question…that he still couldn’t properly answer…lol.

  • toongoon

    In this same “speech” baracki said he wants a new stimulus to BUILD ROADS.


    Baracki said we needed the $1,000,000,000,000 stimulus the first time because we needed to BUILD ROADS.


    What he used that money for is behind transparency. He used that money, it is suspected, to enrich his election donors.

    What is coming up next year that he has alienated way to many of his donors?

    He said he was going to raise $1,000,000, 000 for the next campaign, that is not possible. A stimulus would put money into his campaign for reelection.

    If he wins election we all know it is over for the United States as we know it.

    There will not be any prosecution of this criminal, he will be as untouchable as Fidel Castro, and every bit as evil.

    If he gets a stimulus and wins reelection it AIN”T gonna matter if the country goes bankrupt to ANYBODY.

    We are going to be worried first and foremost about keeping our families fed and trying to avoid the obama mobs.

  • befuddled

    i am suprised the “press”/lame stream media, especially CNN, had the temerity to ask such a question and that the question was not scripted. the relationship between the press and this administration is approaching North Korea propaganda proportions.

    next question: how the hell are we going to dig out of this crater the democrats have made when you, mr “president”, keep pouring more crap on top of us?

    next question: would $500,000 been better utilized, if michelle took her kids to the Y– shared sacrifice and what not–instead of taking her entourage and entire family on a vacay?

  • Jason

    Forgive me, but it didn’t seem like this questioner wasn’t mocking the President, nor was the question itself an unfair one, but I guess this is what qualifies as a “tough question” from this White House Press Corpse 😉

  • FurryGuyJeans

    If things couldn’t get even more Bizarro-world, Kerry opens his yap.

    John Kerry: ‘I Would Have Been a Good President, Maybe Even a Great One’

  • aeroguy48

    Your Daughter Sasha is twelve not thirteen ya friggen moron!!

  • befuddled

    He said he was going to raise $1,000,000, 000 for the next campaign, that is not possible. A stimulus would put money into his campaign for reelection.

    If he wins election we all know it is over for the United States as we know it.

    There will not be any prosecution of this criminal, he will be as untouchable as Fidel Castro, and every bit as evil.

    if we fall in line with Greece and Ireland in a few years, i believe criminal prosecution of those who abetted this criminal enterprise will be the first to meet justice. for all those eager for socialism, we will start by stripping away their wealth. i don’t think as Americans we are going to lay down like Europe. they are too comfortable and conditioned to maltreatment by their government, we aren’t.

  • ar05075

    Yes Bakrok, Congress ran up those bills…..YOUR Congress.!!

  • FurryGuyJeans

    I think Barry can’t wait to have Helen Thomas back front row center at pressers so he can get friendly questions asked again. He is showing signs of getting worn down with all the hostile and unfriendly questions he has had to field since his coronation inauguration.

  • ar05075

    “tecnically speaking, we’re in a position now where we’re havin’ ta do a whole bunch a things to make sure our bills are paid”

    Wow Bakrok, how insightful.

    …….A whole BUNCH a things??? Is Timmy the tax cheat flyin’ coach n’ stuff?

  • mg4us

    What a liar and moron we have for a president. .

    Agree with Ron that it was the DemocRAT congress since 2006 when Pelosi and Reid took control that has over spent. . and Obama added to it with when he became president. . .

    We are spending more than we take in. . .it is called OVER-Spending O-dumbo! When people have debts like cars and homes and yes school loans, they need to pay them or refinance them not BORROW more idiot. .and the trade off is to cut back expenses like vacations, movies, eating out, ball games, entertainment and yes, clothes and food. Hasn’t he taken home economics or was his affirmative action program too good for the basics?

    For the US, it means We cut back government programs and perks. No more golf outings O-dumbo.

    And as for your children, not pulling all nighters, you mean they don’t try to pass controversial Healthcare legislation in the middle of the night on a weekend before Christmas without ever reading the bill or knowing what is in it???

    Americans have woken up, we are on to you. . .2012 can’t come soon enough for you, the other Rats and Rinos – – all who will be voted out in a landslide. .

    Time to take OUR country back!


  • toongoon

    #35 befuddled commented:

    I like your optimism and I hope your right.

  • John03

    Wonder if that was the same question she asked in the dress rehearsal?

  • Chisum
  • INC

    Out of curiosity I looked up the drapes because I’d seen a photo of Nixon in front of them the other day, and I wondered how old they were. I don’t care much for them either. They’re a bit too garish and European-empire looking for me.

    Wiki says that the decorator Jackie K brought in to redo the WH designed the fabric, but they were put up after LBJ was President. (I presume because JFK died before their installation).

    However, Laura Bush had new curtains made, unfortunately, duplicating the same gold Kennedy fabric!

  • USMC Thomas

    Speaks much for the quantity of so called press conferences that SØBama can notice first time question from a reporter.

  • zelda

    My goodness is he stupid!

  • Madalyn

    The ugly curtains are because he refuses to be photographed in front of the American Flag. Might upset his liberal unAmerican a**kissers if he showed any respect for America or the American flag.

  • Big Dawg

    I have come to one solid conclusion in my lifetime, that being, if America
    ever starts over with our life and history of the United States we pick
    our own da*n cotton…….

    This Man is by all means the Wizard of Uhhs and not a silver tongued
    Emire as the liberals would like us to believe………

  • Molon Labe

    I doubt that Obama knows who is asking a question fro the first time. He’s too smart to worry about the little people.

    I think this question was a plant.

  • John Smythe

    What the he|| is this dip$hit talking about? He doesn’t know. Does anyone else?

  • Antimedia

    If you listen to what Obama says when he answers the question, he admits publicly that we can pay the interest on the debt but we will have to cut spending in some areas. He chooses Social Security and veterans for political reasons, but he has still admitted publicly that the debt ceiling does NOT need to be raised. If it is not, we will pay the interest on the debt but some of the obligations (pay attention to that word) will not be paid. Those obligations are things like entitlements, etc. So, layoff some government workers, close the Deptartment of Education, whatever, but the point is, we will not be forced to default. We will be forced to stop spending so much.


    Obviously not one reporter was.

  • PitBull

    The buffoon can’t drive and yet he is supposed to “lead the country”.

    This arrogant community organizer talks down to everyone in his typical condescending manner, oblivious to the fact that his eloquently delivered gibberish completely exposes the tiny brain that cringes behind the stench of his verbal diarrhea.

  • Bill

    Just for everybody out there, when he mentions “running out of tools”, that’s political talk for MOOLAH!

  • ExExZonie

    Why would we default? Pay the interest and cut something else. The payment on August 2 is not the value of the entire available balance coming in via taxes.

    Cut, cap and balance!!

  • kato

    Take away that teleprompter and this grifter doesn’t sound even remotely intelligent.

    Historic president, indeed. This country should be ashamed for stooping so low.

  • Patriot Act

    Let’s be clear.

    This man is an unmitigated fool. He speaks pure nonsense. Why anyone listens to anything he says is beyond me.

    I am embarrassed to have such a dolt for our president.

  • JPeden

    Oooooooommmmmm…..Negrodamus* sees “terrorist” designation in the near future for CNN and possibly even the much worse “raaaaacist“…

    *Dave Chappelle character –

  • Bob H.

    Co- worker: Really, you worked at the White House?

    Jessica Yellin: Yep, sure did. As a member of the press corps. Until they fired me.

    Co-worker: Why’d they fire you?

    Jessica Yellin: I asked Obama a real question.

    Co-worker: You got fired for that?!! Wh-

    Jessica Yellin: Hold on one second. Your total is 5.48. Please drive around!

  • Robert

    It was a fair and maybe even tough question. But whoever thinks she was mocking him needs to go look up the meaning of that word in the dictionary. She actually cited some of his critics on the scare tactics and did not accuse him of that herself. Can you read ?

  • A fourteen minute filibuster of an answer to a thirty second question. How typical of the Bloviator-in-Chief.

  • Tom of the Missouri

    This guy is truly a Chauncey Gardner. That is truly frightening.

  • owl

    Oh honey, you are so out of here. You almost insulted the One. Better than the first questioner that just let Obama ignore the question and talk……..and talk………..and

  • KC

    “And would you also spell out for us. . .”

    Not sure he can spell either?

  • Gary

    #29, #32, #58

    I agree. I don’ t think in her mind she was pulling a “gotcha” on Obama.
    I would guess she is more likely a “true believer” and thought she was doing Obama the favor of giving him the opportunity to respond to an outrageous critical claim.
    It’s not her fault she pitched a softball and he botched it.