Holy guacamole! President Obama has done something that no other president has ever done before. In a grudge match held at House Republican retreat in Baltimore on Friday, the president faced down 140 GOP House members and took questions from the GOP lawmakers on camera.
What's more, President Obama aced every question.
This event will become teabagger rebuttal 101. (Let's say this again - The odds were 140 to one!)
The President easily schooled the Republicans on every question. In their own vernacular, the President "learned 'em real good." Let's see a Republican presidential hopeful, any
Republican presidential hopeful do what the president did on Friday.
If you haven't seen it yet, you have some serious catching up to do. You can watch President Obama's Full Q&A with the House Republicans
or watch the event with commentary from Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
] (He also gave a speech.)
You can also read the complete transcript of Obama's remarks
for quotable blog quotes or to merely help count the number of dead bodies that the president left in his wake.
I was actually very happy with the President's State of the Union address
, and I would have been satisfied with that response to his critics alone. This brave and direct confrontation of his Republican critics was just an extra rainbowlicious slice of unicorn angel cake wonderfulness.
If I have any regrets about this event it is that it happened on a Friday, thus it is guaranteed to be buried by the media over the weekend. But I can't complain. Even "I hate Carebear" Tengrain
gave a brief 'hrumph' about it. You can also read the G.O.P.'s "Better Solutions" document
that outlines the Republican's legislative reform proposals for extra comedic effect. [ Hee hee!