Obama crows over Akin, lies about felon charges, says can’t ‘make stuff up’

Jumping at the chance to use women and demagogue rape yet again, President Obama took questions from the press today. (See update at bottom: He is continuing via official Twitter feed).

RT @jaketapper: Surprise guest at briefing http://t.co/JV1sKeQc |Ask him about his college transcripts.

— Moe Lane (@moelane) August 20, 2012

For the first time in eight weeks.

Most Transparent President Ever taking questions from press for first time in 8 weeks. #keanuwhoa

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 20, 2012

Gee, we wonder why?

Opportunity to demagogue Akin coaxed Obama into finally having a press conference. In which he lied about welfare and Joe Soptic.

— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) August 20, 2012

And this time, it wasn’t People magazine or “Entertainment Tonight,” even though lying liar Stephanie Cutter lauded them yesterday and snubbed national media. But, hey, he can totally use the press to his advantage here. So now he is oh-so-conveniently un-snubbing them.

RT @mmurraypolitics: First Q the POTUS gets is on Todd Akin///You can tell why Obama chose today to take questions from the press

— Carrie Dann (@CarrieNBCNews) August 20, 2012

And the press lapped it up.

WH press briefing room converted to campaign Kabuki theater stage today w/lapdog journo audience. #obamabuiltthat

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) August 20, 2012

President Obama’s absurd remarks regarding Missouri Senate candidate Akin’s highly criticized comments came first. Never come between Obama and a chance to preen while politicizing women! This was a most pressing issue, even after Akin apologized and clarified again. President Obama is probably just disappointed that he didn’t have a specific person to phone up and pat on her head.

You gotta love it. Obama hasn't taken national press questions in months… And his 1st today? Jobs? Nope. Economy? Nope. Todd Akin. #TCOT

— Brad Dayspring (@BDayspring) August 20, 2012

And what did he say?

Obama: A group of male politicians shouldn't be making health decisions on behalf of women.

— Zack Ford (@ZackFord) August 20, 2012

"We shouldn't have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women." —President Obama

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 20, 2012

Then why are you, Obama? The lack of self-awareness is beyond staggering now.

RT @kerpen: Obama paraphrase: Politicians should NEVER dictate women's health decisions — we empower IPAB bureacrats to do that!

— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) August 20, 2012

Bemused Obama premise 'women's health issues should not be controlled by men': Obama male and controlling. Oneself not Gov should control.

— TrollColors (@TrollColors) August 20, 2012

He then discussed the dire unemployment situation. Ha! Just kidding! He, of course, ridiculously prattled on about Romney’s taxes and how annoying being President is … to him. Laser. Like. Focus.

RT @kathrynlopez: the president is seriously talking about mitt romney's deceased father and tax returns from a white house podium?

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) August 20, 2012

Apparently, Todd Akins comments are a bigger threat to our future than 42 straight months of unemployment being over 8%. And Romney’s taxes.

— RB (@RBPundit) August 20, 2012

With composite characters. RT @philipaklein: Obama: People assume that if you want to be POTUS, "your life is an open book"

— Daniel Foster (@DanFosterType) August 20, 2012

Let him finish all his waffles, people! Next up came his latest outrageous lie, which he uttered with a straight face, as only the pathological can.

Obama: "We never called Romney a felon." First the lie, then the lie about the lie. Next is the lie about the lie about the lie. And so on.

— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) August 20, 2012

No, really. He claimed they never called Romney a felon! Twitter users were quick to call him on it.

Liar. Obama team did call Romney a felon http://t.co/TJftF1fr

— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) August 20, 2012

Fox showing clips of Stephanie Cutter suggesting Romney could be a felon after Obama just claimed no one did that

— Alex Pappas (@AlexPappas) August 20, 2012

hey @StefCutter? do you know Obama? RT @KatrinaTrinko: Obama: "Nobody accused Mr. Romney of being a felon." Does he know Stephanie Cutter?

— el Sooper (@SooperMexican) August 20, 2012

Nobody except for Harry Reid RT @toddstarnes: Obama: "Nobody accused Mr. Romney of being a felon."

— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) August 20, 2012

Obama: "Nobody accused Mr. Romney of being a felon." I think telling the truth would cause him to go into anaphylacitc shock.

— Stevie J. West (@StevieJWest) August 20, 2012

Team Obama has called Romney a felon, tax cheat, killer, & aspiring slave owner, but today Obama claims "we don't go out of bounds." #HELP

— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) August 20, 2012

Obama just lied in Press Briefing by saying his campaign did not accuse Romney of being a felon. #BareFacedLie We have YouTube now, Mr POTUS

— Saved By The Blood (@vonzion) August 20, 2012

Everyone with a functioning brain knew that was a lie. He must be taking pants on fire lessons from lying liar Stephanie Cutter. But, the lapdog press?

I can't believe the press let Obama get away without asking him about Ann Romney's dressage horse.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) August 20, 2012

So, nobody in the WH press corps thought to follow on Obama's lie that nobody called Romney a felon? Not one? #Lapdogs

— Sean Geary Higgins (@SeanGHiggins) August 20, 2012

Next, Obama went for what we can only assume was meant to be comic relief. He can’t be this delusional, can he?

"You can't just make stuff up." Barack Obama, a few minutes ago.

— Andrea SilveЯ (@andilinks) August 20, 2012

RT @philipaklein: Obama: "You can't just make stuff up. That's something that you learn as POTUS." | Didn't know before 1/20/2009.

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) August 20, 2012

Obama's Autobiographies are full of made up stuff…King Make Up Stuffer!

— Melody (@prfekrdumbrella) August 20, 2012

"You can't just make stuff up" says Obama, who makes up lies at light-speed.

— Bill Hobbs (@billhobbs) August 20, 2012

Obama "You can't make stuff up," right after saying he didn't change welfare work rules and then explained how he did.

— lonely conservative (@lonelycon) August 20, 2012

Obama: "You cant just make stuff up"… unless you are President and talking about the Tea Party, obvs.

— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) August 20, 2012

Obama"You can't just make stuff up" OMG who is he kidding I am falling on the floor in hysterics. His team makes "STUFF" up all the time

— Melody (@prfekrdumbrella) August 20, 2012

So #Obama said in the same press conference you can't make stuff up AND his campaign never called #Romney a felon? And #Biden's the idiot?

— Jim Rose (@JimRoseVSOP) August 20, 2012

They are vying for the title, evidently!

ABC’s Jake Tapper closed it out with an awesome zinger.

Best line of the Obama presser goes to @jaketapper : "Don't be a stranger" as Obama exits

— Matt Beynon (@mattbeynon) August 20, 2012

Not like it matters, though. “Morning Mayhem” to People magazine to White House press briefing; either way, it’s softball questions only. Now with more Akin. Because, he’s Paul Ryan. Or something.

Update: Obama still crowing, using women and rape victims.

President Obama's reaction to Rep. Todd Akin's comments: "Rape is rape." http://t.co/Pd1i0yR7

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 20, 2012

And is trying to tie Paul Ryan to Akin comments. By using and attempting to scare women, as always.

FACT: Paul Ryan cosponsored a bill that could ban all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 20, 2012

FACT: Paul Ryan cosponsored legislation that could ban many common forms of contraception, including certain birth control pills.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 20, 2012

"I want women to control their own health choices, just like I want my daughters to have the same opportunities as your sons."—Pres. Obama

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 20, 2012

FACT: Women pay up to 50% more than men for the same health coverage—discrimination that Obamacare bans starting in 2014. #progress

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 20, 2012

FACT: Thanks to health care reform, women can now receive birth control with zero copay, saving some women up to $600 a year. #progress

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 20, 2012

See, ladies? “Free” birth control and a man telling you that your daughters’ opportunities are predicated on the legal ability to abort their children. Wow. You’ve come a long way, baby.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/20/obama-crows-over-akin-lies-about-calling-romney-felon-and-making-stuff-up-tapper-zings/

‘Cluck you!’ Tammy Bruce smacks Obamacare with one question, photo-slam

Hmmm.

We’ll go out on a limb and answer: Because, train wreck?

Plus, that is probably the fault of the whining GOP anyway. Just ask White House Obamacare flack Tara McGuinness (aka “Julia“) and the hack-tastic David Axelrod.

Radio host and author Tammy Bruce then scored with a hilarious photo that reminded her of President Jackass and the debacle known as Obamacare.

We love it too.

This Twitter user upped the slam with this excellent exit suggestion:

Bingo! Just like the Obamacare national hotline: Screwed? Confirmed!

Related:

Ha! Secret identity of @HealthCareTara, White House Obamacare flack, revealed?

Boom! Here’s some Obamacare ‘irony,’ David Axelrod, summed up in one video

‘Thanks, Alanis!’ Check out David Axelrod’s absurd Obamacare spin tweet; Iowahawk, others shred

Pitiful: ‘Choke on this, peasants!’ WH Obamacare flack retweets Oliver Willis GOP-slam

President Jackass: Tammy Bruce says ‘hi’ to Obama as only she can [pics]

Screwed? Confirmed! Don’t miss hilarious national Obamacare phone number [pic]

‘Metaphor alert!’ WH touts high number of visitors to O-care website; Enrolled? Crickets

Full Twitchy coverage of Tammy Bruce

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/10/20/cluck-you-tammy-bruce-smacks-obamacare-with-simple-question-and-photo-slam/

Is Washington DC’s Attorney General tweeting about the David Gregory case?

Irvin B. Nathan, the Attorney General of Washington DC, recently announced that David Gregory will not face prosecution for waving a banned high-capacity magazine during a broadcast of “Meet the Press.”

Someone who claims to be Nathan began tweeting earlier today:

And please not that @davidgregory has been warned about the consequences if he were to do this again. apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/lo… @noltenc

— Irvin B Nathan (@IrvinBNathan) January 13, 2013

@tsmck1000 There aren’t 2 sets. We exercised prosecutorial discretion as we do in all cases. We lack manpower to bring every case to trial.

— Irvin B Nathan (@IrvinBNathan) January 13, 2013

@jcinqc I’m sorry you feel this way, but prosecutorial discretion is a necessary part of the legal system.

— Irvin B Nathan (@IrvinBNathan) January 13, 2013

Most of the tweets sound real, and so far nobody has questioned the legitimacy of the account.

We have our doubts.

To our ears, this tweet sounds like an attempt at humor (and a pretty good one at that):

.@davidgregory is facing consequences. Please read our sternly worded letter informing him this a one-time exception. apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/lo…

— Irvin B Nathan (@IrvinBNathan) January 13, 2013

The account is unverified and is brand new. Twitchy verdict: It’s probably a fake.

But, hey, we could be wrong.

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Related:

DC attorney general slams NBC for ‘feeble’ effort to understand gun laws, won’t prosecute David Gregory; Update: Gregory’s wife knew attorney general

DC police complete investigation into David Gregory, turn case over to local attorney general

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/01/13/is-washington-dcs-attorney-general-tweeting-about-the-david-gregory-case/