15 Questions The Mainstream Media Would Ask Barack Obama If He Were A Republican

If you deny that there is liberal bias in the mainstream media, you are living under a rock. In 2008, it was Journolist. We saw George Stephanopolos take marching orders into debate questioning. Here are some good questions for the President.

The only thing they don’t ask Republican candidates about much is economic questions and debt questions. Instead they ask horribly slanted, often irrelevant questions designed to make them look bad and help Obama. We’ve heard questions about contraceptives, religion, Newt’s angry ex-wife, Cain’s employees, Romney’s personal wealth, Gardasil, etc. Newt’s rise was because of the way he attacked the media and Obama in the debates because of the stupid and obviously planted questions.

So, what would happen if the mainstream media treated Barack Obama the exact same way they treat Republicans? The questions might sound a little something like this.

1) Numerous Mexican citizens and an American citizen have been murdered with weapons knowingly provided to criminals by our own government during Operation Fast and Furious. If Eric Holder was aware that was going on, do you think he should step down as Attorney General? Were you aware of Fast and Furious and if so, shouldn’t you resign?

2) In 2010 you said Solyndra, a company that donated heavily to your political campaign, was “leading the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future.” Today, Solyndra is bankrupt and the taxpayers lost over $500 million on loans that your administration knew might never be paid off when you made them. How do you respond to citizens who say this is evidence of corruption in your administration?

3) Unions invested a lot of time and money in helping to get you elected. In return, unions gained majority control of Chrysler, the taxpayers lost $14 billion dollars on General Motors, and General Motors received a special $45 billion dollar tax break. What do you say to people who view this as corruption on a scale never before seen in American history?

4) Through dubious means you and your Democrat allies in Congress managed to force through an incredibly unpopular health care bill that helped lead to the worst election night for the Democrat Party in 50 years. Since the bill has passed, many of your claims about the bill have proven to be untrue. For example, we now know the bill won’t lower health care costs and despite your assurances to the contrary, big companies like McDonald’s say they may drop health care because of the health care reform. Congress has exempted themselves from the health care reform and instead has their own taxpayer-funded premium health care plan. Many large companies (that donate to Democrat political campaigns) have received special exemptions from the health care plan. Since the majority of the American people have rejected your health care reform and it doesn’t do what you said it would, shouldn’t you work with the Republicans to repeal it?

5) When you took office, the national average for one gallon of gas was $1.89 per gallon. Since then, you’ve demonized the oil industry, dramatically slowed offshore drilling, blocked ANWAR, and rejected the Keystone Pipeline. Now, gas is $3.54 per gallon and rising and is expected to reach $5 per gallon by May of this year. How much higher do you anticipate driving gas prices?

6) Occupy Wall Street has been protesting against Wall Street and the richest 1 percent in America. You are in the top 1 percent of income earners in America and you have collected more cash from Wall Street than any other President in history. So, aren’t you exactly the sort of politician that Occupy Wall Street wants to get rid of?

7) How do you decide which foreign leaders to submissively bow towards and why do you think that’s appropriate for an American President?

8) If they could, don’t you think the Nobel Committee would take back the Nobel Peace Prize that you were awarded after serving just one month in office?

9) You made bipartisanship one of the central themes of your campaign in 2008. Yet, you’ve worked to push bills through Congress with almost no Republican support, spent much less time negotiating with Congress than George Bush did, and you’ve said things like, “But, I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don’t mind cleaning up after them, but don’t do a lot of talking.” Why did you decide to break your campaign promise to pursue bipartisanship?

10) America lost its AAA credit rating for the first time under your watch. What do you think you should have done differently to have prevented that historic failure?

11) You cut more than 500 billion dollars out of Medicare to fund your wildly unpopular health care reform bill. Given that Medicare is running in the red already, don’t you think it’s irresponsible to cut money out of one entitlement program, that millions of seniors depend on — to put it into a risky new entitlement program?

12) Back in July, you said, “Nobody’s looking to raise taxes right now. We’re talking about potentially 2013 and the out years.” Since you plan to raise taxes if you’re elected and you’ve had kind words for a value added tax, shouldn’t every American expect a tax increase if you’re reelected?

13) Why should the American people reelect you when your 10 year budget saddles America with more debt than all previous Presidents combined?

14) Your stimulus bill cost more in real dollars than the moon landing and the interstate highway system combined. Many prominent economists have concluded the stimulus plan was a total failure. What do we have to show for all of that money spent?

15) Members of your administration promised that the trillion dollar stimulus would keep unemployment under 8 percent. Instead, we’ve had 35+ months of 8% and above unemployment. Doesn’t that mean we wasted a trillion dollars on nothing?


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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XGF3LGU4PI4PGLPQX22WTQDSXA Andrew

    Question 1 answer. It’s Bush’s fault.  Now repeat 14 times.

  • JustAGuest

    I dispute the premise of the headline.  If BO was a Republican he wouldn’t have been part of such completely deplorable things so the media would need to resort to questions about his personal wealth and his beliefs on contraceptives.

    • Hagadaga


  • WalterCronkite

    “If you deny that there is liberal bias in the mainstream media, you are living under a rock.” ~ I don’t think it’s that simple, the media like the political system itself has become polarized: MSNBC versus FOX. There is very little in terms of balanced analysis out there, honestly this post is a prime example of that. Take a side, abdicate and blame. Sad.

    • http://www.pointsandfigures.com pointsnfigures

      Fox has many liberals on there.  Gerardo, Juan Williams.  Shep’s pretty liberal.  However, their opinion shows are very conservative, or slant conservative.  MSNBC is liberal through and through.

    • LiberalDenial

      You forgot ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, etc. vs. FOX. That’s hardly polarized; it’s lopsided. Those who report the news are supposed to be objective, not water carriers for an administration that is plunging this country deeper into ruin by the day. Just look at how many of them are now working for the Obama reelection campaign. Jeff Carter is absolutely dead on correct. I watched the Arizona Republican debate (the only one I could even stomach). It was the height of bias and agenda-driven TV and insulting to the candidates to even have to be subjected to that drivel passing itself off as insightful journalism.

  • firefirefire

    question number one: You’re a racist! now repeat 14 times

    • M_pompliano

      There was nothing racist about this article?

      • Josh

        Hopefully this person meant that is how he would respond.

  • http://www.steamingpileognews.info/ Spon

    I’d love to hear BHO’s answer to these questions
    especially if he was hooked to a lie detector….

    Reposted with full credits.

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  • red sweater

    Actually, if the media were impartial, they’d be asking these things. The topics are certainly fair, salient, and important. Unlike what they ask the Republican candidates. If Obama were a Republican, he’d get far less fair questions, on topics like 57 states, Road Island, etc.

    • Gunslinger

      W have time. Just never forget these points. They will make spectacular commercials during election season. If we can hang these things around Obama’s neck and make him wear them from now through October, we will win even if our nominee is Jeb Bush or sarah Palin.

  • ronchris

    I like number 8 – mainly because it shows up as a smiley with sunglasses for me, but also because the nobel peace prize is garbage.

  • Al

    Keynesian spending requires that the spending be “infrastructure spending” and that the labor be local new hires. Can you list the rate of return and the number of new hires on just one of your projects? Why is the aggregate rate of return -negative-? And why was the entire stimulous a net job -loss-? 

  • hopeless

    This is what the won’t ask them, but what will they ask him?
    “President Obama, you are such a great singer, why don’t you sing more often in public?”

  • Cu’Chulainn

    umm…trick question ? If BHO were a Republican, he’d be impeached right now, not running for re-election.

    • LiberalDenial

      And it would be Republicans who would have impeached him for the disaster he’s created in the past 3 years.

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  • Bobcoyot

    question 5 is off bass, $1.89 a gallon was during a down year .  weighted average over several years would put it closer to $2.40 – $2.80.a gallon.     Bush jyr had it go to over $4.00 per gallon.  the real issue is the devaluing of the dollar which started under the irrespnosible policies of Bush jr., and to some extent being continued by Obama.     Question 10 is really a legacy issue, any republican who carried on Bush policies would also have lot the AAA rating. It would have taken a radical approach to avoid that, and noen of our politicians have that much spine, as the public will vote them out, because we are cowards. And I served during Nam.
    Question 15 another Bush jr legacy or maybe Clinton. Once we outsourced the mfg there was no way to replace those jobs.And future inventions from America will be made overseas so we will not get the new factories and the jobs that would go with them to rebuild the economy.  Until the international trade treaties are renegotiated there is no hope.  the devaluation of the dollar does help to restore our international competitivenes. It creates hell for for the working class.

    • http://www.pointsandfigures.com pointsnfigures

      So it’s Bush’s fault?  Don’t think so.  Obama accelerated federal spending by more than any other President.  Both gross spending and at the margin.  Bush 1 and Clinton began the devaluation of the dollar.  Bush 2 also devalued, but during Obama we have seen even more.  Only the fact other central banks are devaluing their currencies at a faster rate has kept the dollar from crashing.  

      Obama has been terrible for America in both regulatory and fiscal aspects.

    • Disgusted_by_BS

      I think the devaluation of the dollar started with the beginning of the federal reserve.

      The federal tax man loves a little inflation since it makes everyone migrate to that higher tax bracket that was reserved for the “Rich “.

  • Callipygian1

    The White House
    Office of the Press Secretary

    For Immediate Release
    February 24, 2012

    Executive Order — Refuting the untruths perpetrated by Stocktwits



    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws
    of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered that:

    Section 1. Re: “15 Questions the media would ask if President Obama was smart enough to qualify as a Republican.” I hereby decree that all statements referenced by Stocktwits are not accurate.

    Section 2. I decree that all school books and associated educational material be amended to reflect and modify events as desired by the current administration.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RJXEYLQUNGOSGX2Q37S5MUOOJA Buzz Kill

     you have collected more cash from Wall Street than any other President in history.Does that mean they don’t think he is a socialist?

  • Hetuck

    This is a great start, but there are even more questions that could be asked!  

    16) You were raised by Marxists, mentored by Marxists, taught by Marxists in college, and worshiped in a Marxist-influenced Chicago church.  Can you talk about the epiphany or life change that led you away from Marxism to want to become the president of the capitalist democratic republic in which we live?

    17) FBI headquarters has reportedly instructed its offices to remove all training materials that refer to radical Islam or paint muslims in a negative light, is relying on the judgement of CAIR to decide what materials to retain, and have forbidden its employees from consulting with experts in this topic.  Have radical Islamists been responsible for terrorism around the world, and is this threat no longer relevant?

    18) At the same time, federal agencies have issued bulletins that right-wing extremism is a threat.  You were a Constitutional Law professor, er, lecturer.  Are people who, for example, want the Constitution to be adhered to a threat to the nation?  

    19) You and your legal representation failed to appear or produce any evidence at a January 26 administrative court hearing in Atlanta on your eligibility to appear on the presidential ballot in Georgia.  The judge in the cases threatened a default judgement against you, but eventually found in your favor [somehow].  Can average citizens now apply this ‘Obama approach’ when involved as defendants in court cases?

    20) In 1981, you traveled to Pakistan and France.  On what country’s passport did you travel?  

    And so many more…

  • CapitalG

    Obama is such a failure it has to embarrassing for his supporters.  I imagine most of them are thinking ‘Jon Stewart and the Black Eyed Peas told me he was awesome…. how could these political geniuses have been so wrong?’

  • Michael Hoppe

    The single biggest problem we face as a nation is the lack of leadership in Washington.  Lets face it the American people have been on the losing end for almost 20 years now, and the excuses are not even original now {heard em all in the 70’s about the cost of gas}.  There are 2 main problems with the premis of this article; 1) no one in the press will ask BO the real questions we want answered, and 2) even if we could get someone to ask the questions he would not answer them straight – its all Bush Jr.’s fault {3+ years into BO’s term}.  Basically the cost at the pump can be attributed to the failing policies of the current administration, and a lack of ability to work with the Republicans by the Democrats.  Makes me glad I am independent – I would HATE to have to admit that either BO or Romney is my parties candidate {Romney is nothing more than BO in a Republican suit}.

  • http://www.facebook.com/monk.kbfr Monk Kbfr

    Ohh.. … may I (in Obama’s voice) ?

    #1)  You’re right, Eric Holder should have known better although he claims he didn’t know of this operation started before I took office as President.  He’s been talked to.  Should I quit over this? I s that a serious question?
    #2)  We tried something new, we invested in a startup company.  As you may know, 9 of 10 startups fail.  This one failed (it happened to be a really BIG failure, but hey, we’re the US government, we don’t do things on a small scale).  We learned, we won’t be doing t again.   Oh.. didn’t Bush lose a war costing us billions (or is it 1.5 trillion….I think it is up that now) that we can’t get out of even though the US usually wins it’s wars?  But I digress….

    #3) The GM/US Car business bailout was a corruption?  Really?  Saving a million US jobs was a corruption?  I suppose we could have just let it fail, and then buy all our cars from S. Korea, Germany and Japan, but, that seemed like a bad idea, don’t you think?

    #4) Didn’t one of your own (David Brooks, columnist, Republican) recently write an article about how America Is Europe?  We’re just better at hiding our welfare.  “In Europe, governments offer health care directly.  In the US, we give employers a gigantic tax exemption to do the same thing.”.  And did you know that Europe’s got a substantially more effecient health care system because of that?  Far higher percentages of people covered, lower costs and better results?  Oh, employer’s also have much healthier (and less obese) employee’s that have substantially fewer ‘sick days’.  I’d like to have gone further on health care by government, and I should have, but I’ll get to that after the election.

    #5)  $5 a gallon.  Quite the deal really.  It’s $8.50 in Europe.  Actually, everywhere in the world it’s more than $5.00 a gallon where the government doesn’t subsidize it (as we do here via huge tax transference to the oil companies).  If we can get it over $5.00 a gallon, maybe, we’ll be motivated to try some alternative fuel exploration that kills our dependence on non-US fuel sources while we’re at it.

    #6)  You got me on this one.  Occupy movements would love to vote me out of office because of my sleazy ties to Wall Street.  I got em, you don’t, it’s one of the realities of politics.  Sometimes you sleep with people you’d rather not, but the benefits are just too great.  You’re actually more familiar with this concept than I am though, maybe you could give me some tips?

    #7)  I submissively bow towards, who, exactly?  I consider it viewing them as equals.  My country is generally bigger than their country but, if I’m on the highway and someone signals that they want to turn in front of me, I generally slow down and allow it.  What pisses me off is that guy in the Hummer that just abruptly changes lanes without looking cutting me off.  Doesn’t that piss you off too?  I thought so…. well, we’ve acted that way for a long time with a lot of people.  I thought a little more politeness and little less arrogance might go a long way toward making the world a little more livable.

    #8) Ya, I should give back that Nobel.  I really don’t deserve it.  I’ve carried on the Bush legacy of war a bit too long and a bit too deeply.  My bad on that one.

    #9) I started out trying to be bi-partisan.  I talked your ears off.  You completely ignored me and, frankly, treated my crap.  Let’s be honest here…the reality is most of the Republicans, and especially the tea-party Republicans are pissed off that there’s a f***ing ni***er in the white house and it makes them crazy.  I don’t know what I can do about that.  I was born this color and it’s not going to change.

    #10) I lost the AAA rating?  Did you watch the news during that period?  Have you read any of the polls on that?  The American people aren’t stupid, they said, very loudly, the Republican’s where at fault on that one.  Many Republican’s said ‘let the US default, it doesn’t matter’ very publicly.  Do a google search on this phrase:  “republican’s say ‘let the us default on debt'”.  Read what Reuters says.  Or any of dozens of other publications (including Fox).  I didn’t do that, you did.  And everyone knows it.

    #11) Seriously?  You’re telling me that cutting a welfare program (your word for Medicare, not mine, I call it an entitlement… people paid for that with deductions to their taxes) to cut the deficit is a bad thing?  Really?

    #12) Yes, we have to raise taxes.  Reagan lowered taxes, just like I did when I took office, then he raised them 11 times over the next 7 years.  I’ll be raising your taxes if you make 6 figures.  I should.  Count on it.

    #13) Considering the population of the US is over 100 times the size it was 100 years ago, and if you do the math, as a percentage of debt, it’s only a little higher than it was during the 30’s and 40’s of last century.  Of course my budgets (and debts) are higher number wise.  There are hundreds of millions of additional people in the country.  More people:  More money needed to handle the government.

    #14)  The money spent on the stimulus program in 2008/2009 wasn’t enough.  We told congress that.  It did save about 2.1 million jobs, but it was far too small.  The ‘many prominent economists’ you mention were all, pretty much, Austrian school.  That’s the approach they’re using in Europe right now, how’s that working out for them?  As an aside, many more prominent economists (several with those Nobel prizes you think are so important) agree with me:  We didn’t make the program big enough.

    #15)  8.1% now (and dropping).  That’s pretty close to under 8%.  And, we didn’t count on Europe tanking, so overall, it’s worked out as well as it could have considering the overall world economy.

    #16)  Marxists?  Really?  I don’t remember that.  I’ve never said that.  My Mom never used that word.  Is Harvard now a Marxist haven?  I didn’t know that.  Come on, stop throwing me silly unfounded made up soft balls like this.

    #17)  There is a branch of Islam that is indeed dangerous, but, it’s a small (tiny really) minority of Muslims.  Just like there’s a small (tiny really) percentage of Christen’s who belong to militia’s that want to overthrow the government (Democrate OR Republican) and that really want the f***ing ni**er out of the white house.  It seems to me we should hold to our constitutional beliefs that religion is a freedom, not to be persecuted.  

    #18)  As you noted I am, indeed, a constitutional law expert.  Putting out a statement that right-wing extremists are making threats (they are… they’re called the KKK, among other names, and they also want that f***ing ni**er out of the white house) seems reasonable.  We do that alongside statements about drug cartels and real Islamic terrorist threats (which do exist, and we’ve called out many times).

    #19)  If you’d done your research you’d have found that Georgia (an entire state that seems to also want that f***king ni***er out of the white house) trumped up some reasons, driven mostly by one KKK affiliated state representative.  The proper documentation was provided (actually, the State already had it, they just had to be directed to it’s location in their records) and all was well.

    #20)  A US passport, just like every other US President before me.

    These last 4-5 questions seems a little out of range from a sane person.  Do you work for Fox News sir?

    • JustAGuest

       This comment may be one of the most frighteningly moronic things I’ve ever read in my life.  You will apologize for this president no matter how bad he is while making baseless claims of racism in return.  (Your answer to number 9 – though completely out of touch with reality – is quite precious.)

      I’m truly saddened that people as ignorant as yourself are actually able to continue voting this country into ruin. 

      Also, Bush hasn’t been president for over 3 years now and I think we can be pretty secure in the fact that he’s not running in 2012.

      It is certainly amusing how you’ve actually tried to be serious while validating those that mocked Obama’s lame answers to every accusation (racism and Bush’s fault).  If he even once entertained the concept of self-improvement through introspection our country would likely be far better off right now.  Instead he consistently believes that he is pure brilliance that the peasants of our silly little country simply cannot understand.

      But perhaps more importantly… the segment of the American public that does not automatically vote for one party or the other is tired of hearing the type of ignorant babble that you have posted.  It would be a beautiful thing if BO was to respond just as you have above.  It would absolutely seal his fate as loser in the upcoming election.

    • Hopea1994

      number 7, your answer was great! I hate rude people!

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