Obama came here to tout his greatness. He got a Scorpion for Breakfast.
But the thing about scorpions, they don’t get riled unless you rile them.
I haven’t always been the biggest fan of our Governor (But compared to our last one- Big Sis herself Janet -yikes what a difference) but from everything I have seen Obama picked this fight.
Interview from just after it happened: http://www.kfyi.com/pages/broomhead.html?article=9666508
Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ): Well, I was there to greet him. I was the first in line as he came off the plane. He came down, he said ‘Hello Jan.’ I told him, ‘Mr. President, welcome to Arizona and we kept the sun up for you.’ And it was a beautiful day in Arizona. And I said, ‘We appreciate you being here and the bottom line is I’d like the opportunity to sit down to talk to him about the great Arizona comeback and the things that we have done here and job growth, etc. etc.
I explained to him how we have turned Arizona around and that we both love our country. I know that he loves our country, I love our country. And he brought up my book. And he was a little tense.
He said that he had read the excerpt and he didn’t think that I was very cordial. And I said, ‘Well, we agreed on that day to disagree.’ And he was somewhat thin-skinned and a little tense, to say the least. And I don’t remember — I was trying to be calm. You know, that picture (Brewer pointing her finger at Obama) is very interesting but I don’t remember actually doing that. And he moved on down the line.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) – Gov. Jan Brewer says President Barack Obama discussed her book with her and that he didn’t give it a good review.
Brewer was at the Mesa airport Wednesday, among several state and local officials greeting Obama after he got off Air Force One.
Brewer was observed giving Obama an envelope and speaking with the president for a few minutes.
A news reporter said in a White House press pool report that Brewer later said Obama told her he didn’t feel her book treated him cordially.
She says she invited Obama to go to the U.S.-Mexico border with her and to also discuss Arizona’s economic comeback.
He went to the Intel planet in Chandler to tout his greatness. She went back to the Capital.
Isn’t it interesting how the AP video switch to a view where the whole exchange is obscured just before it happens?
“He was a little disturbed about my book, Scorpions for Breakfast. I said to him that I have all the respect in the world for the office of the president. The book is what the book is. I asked him if he read the book. He said he read the excerpt. So.”
Asked what aspect of the book disturbed him, Brewer said: “That he didn’t feel that I had treated him cordially. I said I was sorry he felt that way but I didn’t get my sentence finished. Anyway, we’re glad he’s here. I’ll regroup.”
On the letter, she said it was personal letter asking him to sit down with her to discuss the “Arizona comeback.”
She said she “reiterated an invitation that I’ve extended to him before with regards to coming to arizona and going to the border with me.” She said she would take him to lunch.
“We’ve had a remarkable comeback here and I want to share that with him.”
She said the president brought up the book.
“I thought we probably would’ve talked about the things that were important to him and important to me, helping one another. Our country is upside down. Arizona was upside down. But we have turned it around. I know again that he loves this country and I love this country.”
It was clear from the moment they greeted one another that this would not be a run-of-the-mill encounter between the president and a local official. At one point, she was pointing her finger at him and at another, they were talking at the same time, seemingly over each other.
He appeared to walk away from her while they were still talking, and she confirmed that by saying she didn’t finish her sentence.
Shortly after, Obama’s press aides released a statement claiming Obama said she “inaccurately described the meeting.” The three-sentence statement ended curtly, saying that “the President looks forward to continuing taking steps to help Arizona’s economy grow.”
“He wants to talk about comprehensive immigration reform,” she said, but “we need to talk about the problems that Arizona is facing, and in that context, the problems going on in Mexico… [but] he just doesn’t get it.”
Comprehensive immigration reform is a common Washington, D.C. euphemism for giving amnesty to illegal aliens.
In the book, she described Obama as patronizing during their 2010 meeting when she asked for his help in curbing illegal immigration. His reaction, she wrote, “was though President Obama thought he could lecture me, and I would learn at his knee.”
Obama’s curt treatment of Brewer came the day after he used his State of the Union speech to call for a reduction in partisan rancor.
Better government can’t “happen unless we also lower the temperature in this town.” he declared. “We need to end the notion that the two parties must be locked in a perpetual campaign of mutual destruction; that politics is about clinging to rigid ideologies instead of building consensus around common-sense ideas.”
So another liberal call for “civility” last just hours.
Obama 10/2011: “The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own,’” Obama told a crowd of 200 donors over lunch at the W Hotel.
“If you get sick, you’re on your own. If you can’t afford college, you’re on your own. If you don’t like that some corporation is polluting your air or the air that your child breathes, then you’re on your own,” he said. “That’s not the America I believe in. It’s not the America you believe in.”
But La Raza and the Liberal Left will love it anyhow. He stood up to the racist white bitch! 🙂