Oops, excuse the segue. I kind of got carried away with my rant. Anyhoo, I kept watching the President's press conference because I was curious to see just how many ways the reporters could manage to ask why he wouldn't compromise with the Republicans on the debt ceiling issue. HE wouldn't compromise!! President Obama explained in great detail that the debt ceiling has nothing whatever to do with future spending. It is merely a request to The House of Representatives to pay the bills that they, themselves incurred during the past year.
Here's the thing. THE PRESIDENT CAN'T SPEND A PENNY ON HIS OWN! HE HAS TO GET THE HOUSE TO CONSENT TO OR DENY ANY SPENDING. So, if our government has overspent, it is because the House members have loaded the bills up with pork, or they added to or simply passed the spending bills. The only thing the President can do once the bill appears on his desk is sign it or veto it.
But, will the media morons say that? Of course not. They apparently skipped that day in their high school Government classes.
Then, someone managed to ask the whiny little question that the media will focus on ad nauseum for the next five days: "President Obama, people are saying that your aren't very sociable. What do you say to that?" Obama then quipped, "I'm a pretty friendly guy. I like a good party."
The next time there is a big do at the White House, I don't want to hear the Republicans complaining that the President is throwing away tax payers' money on parties. You can't please these people. Which is also the answer to the question, "Why don't you compromise with the Republicans, ya big bully?"
Now, I wish I hadn't bothered to watch. I'm going to need some chocolate to lighten my mood.