The White House Press Corps Bids a Slobbering Farewell to President Obama

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In his final press conference today, President Obama said to the White House press corps:

You’re not supposed to be sycophants, you’re supposed to be skeptics, you’re supposed to ask me tough questions. You’re not supposed to be complimentary, but you’re supposed to cast a critical eye on folks who hold enormous power and make sure that we are accountable to the people who sent us here, and you have done that.

No, they haven’t. One of the main problems with our democracy is that we have a one-party press. The White House press corps, like reporters and editors generally, are almost exclusively Democrats. For eight years they have been a cheering section for one of the worst presidents in American history. Today they bade President Obama a fond farewell.

Our friends at Grabien compiled this montage from today’s press conference, as the press corps paid sycophantic tribute to their hero:

Steve Baker ·

Hibbing, Minnesota

Bill Smith

George Kotal ·

Greenwich Junior - Senior High School

Scott Wallace ·

Dayton, Ohio

Oh, it really doesn't matter that "that guy" he is leaving. The Dems always win anyway--DJ Trump is already turning squish on immigration, because my guess is he will be part of a familiar pattern--ruthlessly tough on guys from the right like me who jeapordize his chance to seem "reasonable" (with "resaonable" ultimately defined, or at least delimited, by the press), and friends to the GOPe biz guys who sell out the country every day. Main difference is that Trump will at least lob a shell or two every so often the Dems way, so its not like he will be loved. Of course, its impossible for a GOP guy to be loved, since neither media nor race baiter like John Lewis will allow it. Ever.

I hold no faith in a future for, or in, this country. I certainly expect no friends within it, only enemies, left and right. Or let me put it another way--I would expect better treatment from Dems than the GOP. Poor treatment at the end of the day, but better.

I wish DJ well.

Michael Becker ·

California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)

Jay Comeau

Jim Bays ·

Dartmouth College