President Obama has weighed in on last week’s CNBC GOP debate criticizing Republican candidates for being unable to handle the CNBC moderators:
Have you noticed that everyone of these candidates say, ‘Obama’s weak. Putin’s kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he’s going to straighten out. Then it turns out they can’t handle a bunch of CNBC moderators at the debate. Let me tell you, if you can’t handle those guys, then I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you.
The fact the Chinese are building man made islands in disputed waters and Russian generals are walking into our embassies telling our diplomatic personnel to get our aircraft out of the sky tells me the Chinese and Russians aren’t exactly worried about Obama.
Let’s remember this is the same Obama who needed Candy Crowley’s help in his second debate with Mitt Romney when she incorrectly asserted that Obama had characterized Benghazi as a terrorist attack. Following her intervention, Obama said, “Say it again, Candy.”
Of course, Crowley would later admit she was wrong, but she had accomplished her mission and the Obama presidency was saved. Somehow I doubt Obama would have been happy had any of his debates with Romney, McCain or even Hillary Clinton had been moderated by a conservative.
Yet contary to Obama’s claims, the Republican candidates (especially Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz) came out of that debate a whole lot better off than CNBC.
Now if only Obama talked as tough about China and Russia he does about Republicans.
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