What? No Budget Question At Obama Press Conference?
Did anyone else notice that, at his first press conference of 2012 that also happened to be the first press conference since his fiscal 2013 budget was released just three weeks ago, President Obama didn't say a word about about the deficit or national debt in general or his budget in particular?
For that matter, did anyone else notice that the president wasn't asked about the deficit, national debt, or his budget?
- A big win by the White House which, as I've been saying for weeks, seems to be working very hard to make the budget into a nonissue this year.
- A huge fail by congressional Republicans who have been completely incapable of countering the administration's apparent strategy of downplaying the issue.
- A fail by the media, that could/should have been asking at least one question about these topics.
Here's the transcript if you want to check for yourself.