If there’s one thing the Narcissist-in-Chief can’t stand, it’s being exposed for the fool that he is. From Netanyahu schooling him to his face on foreign policy, to Paul Ryan standing up to him in budget talks, Obama doesn’t take it well when the people he tries to bully refuse to be intimidated.
He’s so condescending and presumptuous, and has done so much damage to Gov. Brewer’s state, it must have taken every ounce of self restraint for her to keep from wiping that smug smirk off his face!
Countless drug cartel victims all across Arizona are DEAD because of him!
Brewer greeted the president as he arrived off Air Force One, as governors often do when the president visits a state, and handed him a letter that she described as a “welcome” note to the state, and an invitation to talk about a comeback for her state.
“He immediately took umbrage, if you will with my book, ‘Scorpions for Breakfast,’ and was somewhat disgruntled, if you will, by the way he was portrayed,” Brewer later told Fox News in an interview with Greta Van Susteren. “He’s very thin-skinned.”
I greeted President Obama today in Arizona with the intention of talking to him about jobs and the economy.
However, after I greeted him, the President immediately turned the conversation to my book, Scorpions for Breakfast (www.scorpionsforbreakfast.com), criticized it and then walked away. He let me know that he didn’t like the way I recounted our meeting in the Oval Office after I signed SB 1070 in 2010.
The bottom line is our border is not secure and I again invited him to visit the Arizona border.
I believe America wants a secure border before addressing “comprehensive immigration reform” and granting amnesty to illegal aliens. On this issue, we’ll have to continue to disagree on what’s best for America.
I’ll keep fighting for Arizona and the rest of America who want a secure border.
A few hours after she was bizarrely confronted by Barack Obama on the airport tarmac, Gov. Jan Brewer went on KFYI’s Mike Broomhead Show to give us the details on what happened as the President faced off with the Arizona governor – generating national headlines and derailing his post-State of the Union message.
Brewer said Obama was “uh, a little tense”. She said she tried to show respect but that Obama acted “thin-skinned”, and complained about how she described their earlier meeting, in which Brewer made clear how little time she was given to speak, and how Obama condescendingly lectured her about immigration reform, and did not want to hear about border violence and the costs of illegal aliens to Arizona.
In her book, titled ”Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America’s Border,” Brewer writes that Obama was “condescending” to her during an June 2010 Oval Office meeting they had to discuss border security.
The meeting occurred after she had signed SB 1070, a state law that toughened enforcement of immigration laws and required law enforcement officers to attempt to determine an individual’s status when there is “reasonable suspicion” they may be an illegal alien.
Brewer wrote that during the White House meeting she sought to explain the situation in Arizona to Obama, but got a lecture instead.
“It wasn’t long before I realized I was hearing the president’s stump speech,” she wrote. “Only I was supposed to listen without talking.”
You would think the fact that he’s disliked by every Republican in the universe except, I guess, Jon Huntsman would have inured him to criticism from the right by now, but no. In fact, over at the Standard, Jonathan Last remembers that this isn’t the first angry confrontation he’s had with a GOP governor on the tarmac. He once surprised Bobby Jindal by whining about a letter Jindal had sent to Tom Vilsack regarding food stamps. O was in Louisiana that day for a visit related to the BP oil spill but turns out he was preoccupied with the idea that Jindal’s letter had made him look bad. Go figure.
Here’s a bit about the Obama passage in Brewer’s book that has The One so exercised. Our Barack, “condescending” and “patronizing”? Again, go figure:
“It was though President Obama thought he could lecture me, and I would learn at his knee,” the governor wrote, calling his tone “patronizing.”
“He thinks he can humor me and then get rid of me,” Brewer wrote.
Questioned about the different description, the governor said she did not lie.
“I mean, we weren’t yelling at one another, screaming at one another,” she said.
“But it was a pretty one-sided conversation,” Brewer said. “He was, I believe, condescending. And he was lecturing me about what we were going to do and how we were going to do it.”