“My expectation is that if you want to be president, you have to work for everyone, not just for some.”
– President Barack Obama, during taping of “The Late Show” with David Letterman.
That comment by the commander in chief came in response to Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s comments at a private fundraiser. We found the president’s comments quite interesting, if not begging of certain questions. Such as:
• Was the president thinking of everyone when he bailed out General Motors to save union jobs (one of his most important sources of financial support) while crushing bond holders, which, in effect, broke American bankruptcy laws?
• Was he thinking of everyone when he granted all the ObamaCare waivers to, among others, union members? (For a complete list of those abdications, go to: www.freerepublic.com/ focus/f-chat/2900475/posts.) In case you’re counting, the list now is up to 1,231 companies, give or take. According the Health and Human Services Dept., ObamaCare waivers excuse about 4 million people.
• Was he thinking of all entrepreneurs when he gave more than half a billion dollars of taxpayer money to Solyndra? Remember Solyndra, the solar-panel company? When government picks winners and losers, we know for whom the loser’s bell tolls. It’s we taxpayers. The president was just lucky that the “journalist” involved in this exchange was David Letterman.
But, let’s face it: Would the questioning have been any tougher had Andrea Mitchell of NBC had been the interviewer?
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