President Obama closed his health care press conference on Thursday by taking one last shot at the reporters he was speaking to.
“The things that go right, you guys aren’t going to write about," he said.
To say that might not have been the best thing to do on a day when Obama was apologizing for the botched rollout of his health care law, but, if Obama was looking for some stray validation, he would have been wise to look away from Twitter.
The reviews for his press conference were negative, to say the least. These are just some of the things people were saying:
I give up.
— Lizzie O'Leary (@lizzieohreally) November 14, 2013
Obama presser resembling first debate v. Romney in tone and dynamism.
— Jonathan Wald (@jonathanwald) November 14, 2013
Obama really not making the greatest case for federal programs...
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) November 14, 2013
Shorter Obama: "I don't know what's going on in the executive branch. I'm just the president."
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) November 14, 2013
watching this obama presser on mute while playing lorde is making it much more tolerable
— Shani O. Hilton (@shani_o) November 14, 2013
If you were wondering "can Obama say something more confusing than his answers in the Denver debate" you have your answer
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) November 14, 2013
Good news for Obama as twitter pans his press conference: Most Americans aren't on twitter. Bad news: Most local media & everyone in DC is.
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) November 14, 2013
"I wonder if he has the legal authority to do this." -- Howard Dean, in response to POTUS just now on MSNBC
— Kathryn Jean Lopez (@kathrynlopez) November 14, 2013
This answer is incredible. Almost like he is talking to a psychiatrist about his inner thoughts.
— BuzzFeed Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 14, 2013
Has he started reading from Green Eggs and Ham yet?
— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) November 14, 2013
Has there been a worse -- and more legacy-defining and First Term-record-squandering -- Second Term in the history of the presidency?
— adam nagourney (@adamnagourney) November 14, 2013