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December 19, 2014

A Kildee Comeuppance? Or More Obama Aloofness?

Updated March 15, 6:28 p.m. | Michigan Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee has been in Congress for a little more than two months, and today the leader of the free world gave him a gentle ribbing about just how new he is to Capitol Hill.

At a closed-door meeting between President Barack Obama and House Democrats, Kildee introduced himself as a freshman, to which Obama said, “Wow, you’re really classing up the place then.”

Kildee then proceeded to ask what one person described as a somewhat “long-winded” question about the importance of creating jobs for his economically distraught district.

“I can tell you’re a freshman because you didn’t pay much attention to the State of the Union,” Obama joked. “I talked about that.”

Amid the resulting laughter, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra of California then offered to provide Kildee a printout of the speech.

Obama was referring to his $1 billion proposal for 15 manufacturing “innovation centers,” the details of which are still somewhat hazy.

Actually, though, the joke was on Obama: On Wednesday, Kildee had met with the White House legislative affairs team about the innovation centers proposal, so he was quite familiar with it.

And his question was broader, about what types of reforms are necessary to reform decaying urban centers like Flint, Mich., which Kildee represents.

“Dan wasn’t specifically talking about innovation centers in his question,” a spokesman said.

Updated 6:28 p.m.

Kildee appeared on CNN on Friday afternoon to talk about the incident, saying he doesn’t mind the president teasing him a little.

 

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  • Anonymous

    And once again President Idiot makes a fool of himself and shows just how stupid he is. He can not even answer a question because he has no idea in the world what he is doing or what is going on.

    • Anonymous

      “to which Obama said, “Wow, you’re really classing up the place then.””… even Obama admits when he is hanging with some Dems the gaggle of idiots is “Classless”!

    • Anonymous

      This President knows exactly what he is doing (redistributing wealth to form a more perfect society) and cares not what anyone thinks.

    • Anonymous

      Obama is a fool

    • Anonymous

      Obama is not a fool. He’s disturbed. Please understand this. He’s disturbed.

    • Anonymous

      He probably didn’t even remember what he said in the SofU address. What with the TelePrompTer, his refreshments whatever they may be, and the fact that most of what comes out of his mouth is a lie.

    • Anonymous

      Looks like a jerk…IS a jerk!

    • Anonymous

      Starting to sound like reruns of Amos and Andy

    • traditus@yahoo.com

      “Innovation Centers?” Sounds like more Solyndras to me.

    • Anonymous

      ” acting” ?or really bEING a total Jerk?

    • Anonymous

      Obama is an idiot

    • Anonymous

      Bambi, the Man-child.

    • Anonymous

      Bambi, Man-child, (D).

  • bookish1@msn.com

    What a pompous ass.

    • Anonymous

      The thing to know about Barack Obama is that he is a very small and insecure man.

    • Anonymous

      Ahmen!

    • Anonymous

      Ahmen

    • Anonymous

      justask me, iwas with george and dick, i helped in the wiring and placing of c2 in all of the duildings that day before they came down

  • Anonymous

    The thing to know about Barack Obama is that he is very small, insecure man.

  • Anonymous

    Disrespect, disdain, and dissembling – a Obama trifecta.

    • Anonymous

      Wow! 3DBO!

  • Anonymous

    Actually, the joke is on us because, as usual, Obummer has lots of pretty words that sound good but mean nothing!!

  • Anonymous

    Only Obummer would eat his young!

    • Anonymous

      And his dog!

  • Anonymous

    they are all freaks of nature…but we have to put up with their policies…FIRE THESE NON PATRIOTS

  • Anonymous

    Looks more like black racism against a white man!

    • Anonymous

      Won’t u ever get over dragging out that old, tired raaaaacist caca? Dude, u can’t be President and disenfranchised at the same time! And u picked President, time to take some tiny bit of responsibility. STEP UP OR STEP OFF, LIKE EVERYONE ELSE IN THE DAMN WORLD AND KEEP YOUR RAAAAACIAL INSECURITY TO YOURSELF. NO ONE CARES! MOVE THE F ON MAN.

    • Anonymous

      Typical. If a someone brings up racism towards white people, it is either insecurity, or more often considered racist itself. But if racism towards anyone that isn’t white, OHHH snap, no you didn’t.

    • Anonymous

      Uhhh. I think this person was making a joke. Panties out of wad now?

  • Anonymous

    A common ploy, when you don’t have a good answer make a joke.

  • Anonymous

    You can tell a lot about a leader’s character by the way they treat the “little” people in their lives.

  • Anonymous

    is Obama ACTING as a JESRK or is he really ONE??? At times one is hard pressed to decide

  • Anonymous

    Obama(The Devil) is in the details….his cheap shot at one of his own ilk tells us he has no idea of his own idea. He just continues to campaign for his 3rd term because 8 years will not be enough to change this country. Beware the Ides of March.

  • Anonymous

    What innsolence from the *sniff* freshman. Who did he think he was after all, Beyonce? Tiger? Perhaps, George Clooney. Ha – ha-ha. Obama cannot be expected to speak to representatives of just ANY people. He should not be annoyed by such insignificant a question when clearly the full awesomeness of his magical powers is being focused like a laser on lowering the sea levels. Now, shush, and let him get back to really important people whose unions he doesn’t already own.

    Thank goodness we voted for this man and not the rich guy who couldn’t possibly care about what we are going through all the way down here where none of us matter anyhow. I cannot wait to here Jay Carney insult and properly dress down the reporter who dares to bring this up./sarc

  • Anonymous

    obama didn’t end up sounding like a jerk, he started out that way.

  • Anonymous

    President Obama keeps lowering the bar on our expectations of how our president should act in public. Building himself up by tearing others down is not worthy of the office. This will be his legacy.

    I hope they use his immortal words, “You didn’t pay much attention…” on his presidential memorial.

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