Maybe I should be miffed that Barack Obama didn’t answer one of my questions at his Twitter Town Hall. I guess I could have asked more nicely.
On the other hand, there’s not a nice way of inquiring why our president can’t stop whining about why others are wrecking his otherwise stupendous performance. It’s undoubtedly somehow the fault of fat cats in corporate jets that they even mess up their public relations efforts: by opening the floor for questions, the White House inadvertently provided a perfect venue for venting about what they’ve done.
It’s true even if he never got around to addressing any non-John Boehner questions from the opposition. Regardless, here’s what I wanted to know:
Can you make the ATMs give us our jobs back? #AskObama
Did you think it was possible to increase unemployment by spending a trillion dollars? #AskObama
Did you create this hashtag with the intention of providing an outlet for conservatives who are fed up with your policies? #AskObama
OMG DID YOU JUST BLAME BUSH? #AskObama
To create the next Google and Twitter? You mean you think they are government companies? #AskObama
Why don’t you realize that the cost of college goes up precisely because the government has distorted the market? #AskObama
“I want to promote alternative energy everywhere.” How are your efforts going to defy physics? #AskObama
Someone asking about mean Republicans taking away collective bargaining: do you think these questions are too tough?#AskObama
After boasting about freezing salaries, how about reading @michellemalkin’s column about high-paid WH workers? http://is.gd/j86xWt #AskObama
Can you give an example of “one objective observer” who thinks everything you think is the right thing to do? #AskObama
Reducing defense spending? Why do you insist on trying to cut the one thing the government should be doing? #AskObama
When you, the most dogmatic president in memory, said “put our dogmas aside,” how did you keep from laughing? #AskObama
Do you think your sob stories about children and old people are working? #AskObama
Couldn’t you donate part of a tax break to a local school or hospital if you really wanted to help? #AskObama
Did you just say “internets”? #AskObama
If you’re so eager to cut the defense budget, why do you keep starting new wars? #AskObama
How do the people who think you like spending too much propose we get a rocket to an asteroid? #AskObama
Do you think it’s coincidental that welfare recipients who want to find work aren’t able to do so while you’re in office? #AskObama
You say you would not be president if someone had not provided scholarships for your school. How can we cut those right now?#AskObama
Well, that was embarrassing, wasn’t it? #AskObama
But the president audaciously declined to answer my queries. To be fair, he didn’t really answer anybody’s. Instead, he filibustered regardless of what he was asked with his standard spiel about how America would be worlds better off if we would just let him plan our lives like he learned to do in Ivy League break rooms. It’s the fault of his opponents for holding a gun against the head of the American people.
Reality is not bending to his will, which is why he’s still blaming both the frustrating lack of central planning mechanisms and rich dudes for our ills whenever he’s pressed. As he showed by not really answering our Twitter questions, he has no answers.
Anthony Bialy is a writer and “Red Eye” conservative in New York City. He tweets at http://twitter.com/AnthonyBialy.
Cross-posted at http://punditleague.us