President Obama pitched his health care plan at a press conference Wednesday and his performance was about as effective as his baseball toss at the All-Star Game.
Sports analagies were at a maximum since Obama was making a full-court press with his plan.
If you thought the prez moved the ball forward, even some of his ardent left wingnut media lemmings said he fumbled on his own 20-yard line.
Obama’s media buddies, always looking for the score to “hit a home run” more or less settled on the fact he got on base on a fielder’s choice.
That’s right, the president wasn’t on his game.
Obama didn’t woo the easily wooed with his health care plan. He didn’t come off as self-assured as he often does.
It’s not in Obama’s arsenal to come across as Howard Beale, the crazed anchorman from the movie “Network,” who execs in that TV wonderland promoted as the person who was “articulating the popular rage.”
Obama certainly can articulate.
He just needs a little more rage.
Not looney tunes rage like Fox News’ Minister of Propaganda Glenn “Goebbels” Beck.
Just go on TV and say to Republicans: “I got your health care right here!”
Maybe a better word iin Obama’s case might be spunk.
He’s too Jimmy Carter. Needs to be more Reaganesque.
His influence is not in jeopardy yet, but he is slipping a bit into Nancy Pelosi land — that’s where liberal politicians go to visit the spines they checked at the border.
The prez may not have commanded everybodys’ attention at this last press conference than he’s used to.
In fact —- segue — here’s some of the comments overheard in the crowd of reporters and photographers at the news event:
1. “Why is the only thing the White House offering for refreshments Kool-Aid?”
2. “Are those bunny slippers the president is wearing?”
3. “At least he’s not sporting those baggy dad jeans.”
4. “What’s with all these health care questions —- when’s someone gonna ask him who should get custody of Michael’s kids?”
5. “Dare you to ask him if he’s given any thought to nominating Rush Limbaugh as drug czar.”
6. “Someone ought to tell Helen Thomas she doesn’t look good in waders.”
7. “How come the bozos at Fox News only have to stand when the president enters and the rest of us have to genuflect?”
8. “Are you happy to see me or is that a telephoto lens?”
9. “How long is this going to go on? John Ensign and Mark Sanford have a couple of babes waiting for us on C Street.”
10. “This was more fun when Clinton was president — it was always a guessing game who was inside the podium.”