I think he ad-libbed it like a jazz musician.” — Brian Williams, describing how Obama handled the Presidency, on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” quoted at NewsBusters
No, he lip synched like Milli Vanilli, twerked like Miley Cyrus, and botched it like Mariah Carey.
“Watching him [Obama] walk off the stage made you feel like a child desperately holding onto a father’s pants legs to try to prevent him from leaving the house.” — Frank Scheck, movie critic, after Obama’s farewell address, Hollywood Reporter
Everywhere else in America — the feeling was more like waking up from a long nightmare.
“I’m glad there were no cameras in my apartment yesterday because I was just sitting there weeping … I just burst out crying when I saw that moment. It was incredible.” — Matt Lauer, on Joe Biden receiving the Medal of Freedom, on NBC’s “Today,” quoted in The Hill.
“Just watching that ceremony, I was in tears.” — Andrea Mitchell, on Joe Biden receiving the Medal of Freedom, on msnbc, quoted at Real Clear Politics
“The Farewell Message Obama Wishes He Could Give: ‘You’re Welcome!’” — headline, The Washington Post
“Trump’s Twitter Feed Traumatizes Washington.” — headline, Politico
“Obama Warns Trump Not to Overuse Executive Orders.” — headline, upi
“The corrosive nature of everything from talk radio to fake news to negative advertising has made people lack confidence in a lot of our existing institutions.” — Barack Obama, blaming me — again — for his inability to succeed as President, on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” quoted at Breitbart.
“With House GOP sprinting ahead w/o [without a] plan, it’s worth remembering how carefully we considered ACA.” — Nancy Pelosi, on Obamacare, on Twitter
“I had trouble transferring my personal popularity or support to the broader cause of the Democratic Party.” — Barack Obama, bragging and blaming Democrats at the same time, on nbc’s “Dateline,” quoted at Mediaite
“[T]he whole process was done with the 60 votes — hundreds of hearings, bipartisan, over and over again. Some Republican amendments taken, some Democratic amendments taken.” — Nancy Pelosi, claiming Obamacare, which passed without a single Republican vote, was “bipartisan,” cns News
“If I had to fault myself, I would say I should not have trusted that other people were going to be the message piece while we were doing policy. We were in the foxhole; we were in the trenches fighting the fight.” — Nancy Pelosi, claiming that the only problem with Obamacare was selling it via “messaging,” quoted at Vox.com
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