“Quite Frankly, Mr. President, I’m Exhausted Of Defending You”

Just recently, at a so-called CNBC Town Hall, a quondam Obot told Barack Obama to his face:

I’m one of your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I’m exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for.

My husband and I have joked for years that we thought we were well beyond the hot dogs and beans era of our lives, but, quite frankly, it’s starting to knock on our door and ring true that that might be where we’re headed again, and, quite frankly, Mr. President, I need you to answer this honestly. Is this my new reality?

Real Clear Politics hasn’t yet made the priceless video embeddable, but you can — and should — watch it here. It will make you laugh, or it will make you cry.

Just incidentally, if you want to get drunk while watching it, try this drinking game: take a guzzle of beer (or Evan Williams) every time she says “quite frankly,” and I virtually guarantee you that by the end of it, you’ll be shit-faced.


  • Marshep

    September 20, 2010

    So, if she doesn’t agree with him now, and would vote against him, does that make her a racist? A right wing extremist? Isn’t anything to the right of Obama, which is pretty much everything traditional American and Constitution, right wing extremism?

    Gee, maybe we’re not a radical left wing country after all. Maybe people want to be free to make their own decisions, spend their own money the way they want, choose which charities to support, and which not. I say you voted for the SOB, you should be thankful you get dogs and beans. It’s what you inflicted on others.

    I witnessed a case recently where a WWII vet lost his wife, fell into depression, needed help due to failing eyesight, old age, etc. All those government programs were worthless because he did not have the ability to stick his hand out, find them, access them. He was the truly needy, and the system is worthless without someone stepping in and guiding him through that bureaucratic gauntlet. Of the person that did that, in his case, I say here’s the real thing, a genuine good honest person, not like these lying sacks of shit that whine about do-good intentions as an excuse to erode personal freedom, while flying around in private jets on our dime and doing nothing to actually help anyone. I mean the real people, not the rhetorical shams they use to bleed us dry.

  • Abe Froman

    September 21, 2010

    You can watch Barack Obama’s excellent response here:


    or… if you ended up playing the “quite frankly,” drinking game I would recommend this hilarious Norm MacDonald clip. It’s the best eight minutes I’ve spent in a while.

  • Ray

    September 22, 2010

    Excellent response?

  • Kris Hutchinson

    September 22, 2010

    I think he was being ironic.

  • Marshep

    September 22, 2010

    The woman was capable of being succinct and accurate. Obama ought to try it some time. It took him four minutes to explain how his discrimination and increased government control is the answer to her problems, when he could have been more accurate by saying “I admit I’m a complete fuck-up. Next question.”

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