It sounds like you're saying that this is a Republican problem and not one that you bear any responsibility for.Well, sure. That's what it might sound like if you had your head up your ass. But instead of giving that obvious response, the president went with:
THE PRESIDENT: Well, Julie, give me an example of what I might do.And that's when crickets invaded the room. Not a peep out of 'em.
Q: I'm just trying to clarify your statement.
THE PRESIDENT: Well, no, but I'm trying to clarify the question. What I'm suggesting is, I've put forward a plan that calls for serious spending cuts, serious entitlement reforms, goes right at the problem that is at the heart of our long-term deficit problem. I've offered negotiations around that kind of balanced approach. And so far, we've gotten rebuffed because what Speaker Boehner and the Republicans have said is, we cannot do any revenue, we can't do a dime's worth of revenue.
Comedy. Fair and balanced comedy.