In my morning reading, I learned that – at long last – there has been done a truly informative televised interview with the President of the United States. Perhaps not surprisingly, it wasn’t done by the main stream media. The interview was a forum at the University of Miami televised by Univision in which Obama was given no quarter.
Interviewers pressed the President on why he had failed to keep promises around immigration reform, (it was NOT his fault,) about why he has not yet come clean over the terrorist attacks last week in Lybia and the global unrest which some believe to be the result of Obama’s failed foreign policies. Of course the President is still pretending that the unrest is the result of a poorly made and generally unfriendly-to-Islam film which was posted on the internet. This mess wasn’t his fault either. About that he said,
“This is obviously something that is used as excuse by some to carry out inexcusable violent acts on westerners or Americans,” Obama said, “and my number one priority is to keep our diplomats safe and our embassies safe.”
So wait…what was it ABC, NBC and CBS told us about the President’s “number one priority?” Oh. Yeah. That he has mentioned twelve separate number one priorities in the past three years. I guess it depends upon where Obama is speaking and whose ears he is trying to fill with sweetness and light. (For the record there’s nothing like an ear full of honey to keep you from being able to hear anything else.)
It was in this particular interview that the President lamented that he has learned “…you can’t change Washington from the inside.” Huh? And you want to be re-elected why, again?
At any rate, my hat is off to Univision for holding the first feet to the fire. Not that they really got any answers, Obama can talk circles around even the most seasoned politician, but they did take the time to make one very valid point. Said host Jorge Ramos on the subject of immigration reform,
“You promised that, and a promise is a promise,” Ramos told Obama. “And with all due respect, you didn’t keep that promise.” Amen, Brother Ramos.