Newsweek Columnist on Obama’s Hyper-Partisan Press Conference: “He Was a g*ddam Democrat” (Video)
It’s not just TIME Mag reporters who are getting frustrated with Obama’s failed leadership, now it’s Newsweek…
Newsweek magazine columnist Evan Thomas Gordon Peterson was not happy with Obama’s arrogant and angry performance this past week during his press conference. Gordon said Obama was not showing leadership but was partisan – “He was a g-damn democrat.”
The Daily Caller reported:
On “Inside Washington,” host Gordon Peterson asked his panel to suggest a way to overcome the current impasse and get Congress and the White House moving on a budget deal. Thomas offered up a solution, but also expressed his frustration with Obama.
“Yeah, because it’s happened before – Obama has got to be President of the United States,” Thomas said. “He has to be two things. He has to make a public case of how bad is this, because he is not doing that. He’s not being honest about just how bad this is going to be — no, he was partisan. He was God [bleep] Democrat! He was just, you know – being a party guy. I applaud the energy but it wasn’t getting me anywhere. He has got to rise above that and then in private, in private – he’s got to make a deal.”
Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer’s sentiments fell in line with Thomas’s.
“Instead of saying, as a president ought to say, is that we have a problem — it is a serious problem, it’s a growing problem, it’s a structural problem and we have to do something, he says, as in the sound bite you showed, it is a choice between helping the elderly on Medicare and corporate jets and oil tax breaks,” Krauthammer added. “That is pure demagoguery and that is not leadership.”