As part of the press corps, I’ve seen President Obama dozens of times. But I never saw him in better form than yesterday.
He marched into the briefing room one hour after Jay Carney and Dan Pfeiffer had handed out copies of his original, “long-form,” birth certificate. And he came out, guns-a-blazin’.
He opened by taking a swipe at Chuck Todd and other network correspondents in the front row, noting how sad it was that this was the only issue for which networks would interrupt their regular programming.
Come on, people, get serious, Obama lectured the press. We’ve got more important things to talk about. You’ve got more important things to report on. You can’t just “make stuff up,” Obama added. And further chided reporters: You can’t just chase after “sideshows and carnival barkers.”
He didn’t have to say, because everybody knew, he was talking about Donald Trump – the biggest sideshow, goofball, carnival barker of all.
Of course, even this will not satisfy the Obama Hate Machine. You could show them Mrs. Obama’s afterbirth and they wouldn’t be satisfied.
But for 99 percent of the American people, this is it.
Period. Finito. Shut the door. Turn out the lights. It’s over. The End.
That’s my parting shot for today.