A reader notes how ticked off Obama was when people laughed at his line that the budget freeze would begin next year:
Obama hates being ridiculed.
At 48:45 on the cspan feed, Republicans laugh when he says the freeze will start next year. Obama pauses, clinches his jaw, and adds the off-script line “that’s how budgeting works.” Then Democrats laugh back at the Republicans and applaud.
If you saw the fox feed, it was on the tight shot when he said it. I remember being struck at how angry his face looked, much like it did after Joe Wilson’s comment last year.
That’s his greatest weakness. Republicans should just start laughing at him and making jokes.
On the substance, I guess Obama and the dems suggest there is some rigid budget structure they must follow. Not really. They routinely miss budget deadlines and pass motions to continue spending at the previous year’s level.