Obama is unable to take the heat from rogue reporters. The frustration and embarrassment can be seen on Obama's face. Unable to use his Teleprompter or his flash cards, Obama was boxed in a corner, which caused him to get into an aggressive posture. Instead of being dignified, Obama lashes out with vile arrogance. His intention was trying to control the press conference, but instead, the president looked like an idiot.
(USA Today)President Obama has troubles with voters in Texas, and, apparently, with interviewers from the Lone Star State as well.
"Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?" Obama told reporter Brad Watson after an interview with WFAA-TV of Dallas, one of four interviews with local television stations at the White House on Monday.
The exchange is toward the end of the video.
At one point, Watson asked the president: "Why do you think you're so unpopular in Texas?"
After some jousting about the size of his loss in Texas in 2008 -- the president said it was "a few percentage points," but it was more like 11.8% -- Obama told his interviewer: "If what you're telling me is that Texas is a conservative state, you're absolutely right."
Obama also bristled at claims that his administration skipped Houston in the award of space shuttle orbiters and favored states that could help his re-election.
"That's wrong," the president stated. "That had nothing to do with it; the White House had nothing to do with it."
When Watson persisted, Obama said, "I just said that was wrong," and, later, "I just said that wasn't true."
As for re-election, Obama said he isn't giving up on winning Texas.
"I never write off any states," Obama said. "I love Texas."