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August 7, 2013 - 9:27 am
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The Obama McJobs economy. Toward the middle of the interview, Leno teed Obama up to deliver his usual boilerplate talk on the economy — it needs to be fair, level playing field, etc. — with this question:

Q    Welcome back.  We’re talking with the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Hey, let’s talk about the economy.  Things seem to be getting better, seem to be improving.

That’s slow-pitch softball. The fact is, more than 90% of the jobs created in America since 2009 have been part-time jobs. Unemployment among teens and blacks is at historic levels. The labor force participation rate is at an historic low level. Obamacare is directly driving the rise of the part-time economy. Obama has pivoted to jobs just as his scandals have heated up and his poll numbers have sunk. Leno never asked the president to comment on any of that. He let Obama’s boilerplate comments on jobs and infrastructure go by unchallenged, when he could have asked why the 2009 stimulus that Obama fought for didn’t create those kinds of jobs years ago.

 

 

messina-obamacare-creepyObamacare. President Obama has temporarily swept the Obamacare employer mandate aside, despite the fact that the law he signed doesn’t allow for such a delay. Obamacare is being blamed for rising health insurance premiums, the rise of part-time jobs, and the lack of hiring across the U.S.. The government is also woefully behind its building of data security for Obamacare, which is sure to be a magnet for hackers and identity thieves. Leno never asked about any of that. Instead, he teed up Obama to deliver another speech, with this question.

Q    So what’s the latest in health care?  What’s new?

Leno then followed up with an endorsement of the unpopular law.

Q    Well, I was able to get health care from — the guys who worked at my shop for me are all over 50.  They never had health care.  And I was able to get it now because you can’t be turned down.  So thank you for that.

Leno is wealthy enough that he could have paid for all of those shop workers’ health care out of his own pocket.

Leno wrapped up with another softball about Trayvon Martin, then asked the president about how much he loves to eat broccoli, and they discussed Leno’s love of cars.

Of course, the neglected questions above are why Obama chooses late-night talk shows over sitting down for real interviews.

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Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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You don't really believe Leno had any choice in the matter, do you? I am sure the WH insisted on very strict terms for Obama's appearance, and I am sure the network agreed to those terms. Heck, I bet the questions were all scripted. Leno was reduced to a sock-puppet, because of the legal agreement.
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Leno probably had to have all his questions approved before the show. The true story may come out sooner or later. Anyone who is interested in our government should know not to get their news from such programs....although the current government thinks that's the way to get out the news. After all, that's how Obama voters got their information abouat him.
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Classic Joseph Goebbels, i.e., 1)defend, 2)deflect, and 3)disinform. That Mr. Obama chooses to "perform" this in front of audiences composed mostly of 19 to 34 year olds is demonstrative of high school or college graduates (or drop-outs)who have been exposed to a largely Fabian Socialist type of daily class indoctrination containing heavy mentions of socialist slanted lectures. Jay Leno is based in Los Angeles, home of UCLA, headed-up by Janet Napolitano! Since, Mr. Obama is a socialist and these "audiences" are his base (mostly socialist) this merely validates his messaging. In otherwords, he's preaching to the choir...and masterfully at that. One mustn't forget, it took the Third Reich 17 years to create the "Perfect State!" We The People are in Progressive New Lefts Activist's fourth phase of successfully, "socializing Amerika." Pray. Amen . Wake-up We The "little" People...you're losing Your Country. Join a Tea Party.
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What? Ask embarrassing questions of the president in front of a national audience?
And be Target Number One for the IRS, the FCC, and every other federal agency that can be aimed his way?
"Mr. Leno.. it's a lawyer from the EPA, something about levels of lead in the rain water running off your driveway..."
"Mr Leno, US Customs service, you purchased a wooden 'tribal mask' of African origins recently..."
"Mr. Leno, Department of Energy, we've been getting strange geiger counter readings in this area, and we're going to have to excavate under your property..."
Nooooo... thank you .
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This article is a bit questionable. Leno is an entertainer, not a newsman. We should not expect penetrating questions in this venue.
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Obama care is nothing new the Dems have been pushing for more free vote buying healthcare since Jimmy F my Country Carter has been in office, the reason dumbo pushed healthcare in 09-10 was to get more dems elected in Nov 2o1o
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You don't really believe Leno had any choice in the matter, do you? I am sure the WH insisted on very strict terms for Obama's appearance, and I am sure the network agreed to those terms. Heck, I bet the questions were all scripted. Leno was reduced to a sock-puppet, because of the legal agreement.
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Leno either doesn't know what he's talking about or he's lying and sucking up to Obama when he says he's able to get health care NOW for the guys who work in his shop. Leno is certainly wealthy enough to provide group health coverage for his "guys"...employer group coverage is guaranteed issue, meaning everyone in the group is eligible despite preexisting conditions. Leno could have put a group plan in place for his employees a long time ago if he had really cared to. Open enrollment for Obamacare doesn't begin until October, and those who enroll then won't actually have coverage until January 1, 2014. That's a 5 month wait.
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I would have asked him the following: having seen the rough nature of your alleged credentials you posted online, is it true a child actually produced that (1961 computer generated) birth certificate?

any bets on how long before i got a call/letter from our honest i.r.s.?
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Hell, the White House Press Corps didn't even ask Carney about the CNN bombshell Benghazi story. What did you expect from a comedian?
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Not for nothing but Leno as a COMEDIAN covered tougher topics than any real journalist has lately. Holding him to an even higher standard is really, truly just giving journalists a pass.

Hey maybe we should get upset that the people who sent in questions to his Zillow AMA didn't grill him about Benghazi, huh? As is it, every question was answered with a lecture about how the immigration bill will solve everything from the housing crisis to the jobs market. Maybe then he would've said that immigration is responsible for Benghazi
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