VIDEO: Obama Tries 'Dad Voice' In Vain On Tea Party Screamers
Here is President Barack Obama trying to speak to a couple of dopey Tea Party screechers after a town hall meeting in Iowa, which is notable mostly because Obama's calm, collected response seems to imply he believes teabagger nitwits can hear sounds that register below 120 decibels. Sorry, Obama, you will need to add a lot more blood-curdling screams if you want to hit wavelengths they can detect. "Calm indoor-voice response" hovers on their scale somewhere between the sound of light traveling through empty space and the dainty fluttering of Marcus Bachmann's eyelashes. So there's that. Second, what are they even yelling about? "Joe Biden called us names!" Sorry, Dad, you'll have to explain this again:
From USA Today:
Ryan Rhodes, a group leader in the Hawkeye State, stood up and shouted a question during a town hall, asking the president how he can call for more civility when "your vice president is calling people like me, a Tea Party member, a 'terrorist.'"
Obama, who had not called on the man, said the town hall wouldn't work "if you just stand up when I asked everybody to raise their hand. ... I didn't see you. I wasn't avoiding you. ... Please."
After calling another person, Obama circled back to address Rhodes' question: "First of all, in fairness to this gentleman who raised a question, I absolutely agree that everybody needs to try to tone down the rhetoric.
"Now, in fairness, since I've been called a socialist who wasn't born in this country, who is destroying America and taking away its freedoms because I passed a health care bill, I'm all for lowering the rhetoric."
Come on, Obama, don't waste your "good points" on these guys. [USA Today]