Investing In America: A CNBC Town Hall Event With President Obama, aired earlier today on CNBC, and didn’t just feature lively repartee, it looks like it launched a new viral video star. Right-of-center Internet outlets were abuzz with video of an unidentified woman who described herself as a one of “your middle-class Americans” and addressed President Obama by saying she is “exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the man for change I voted for, and deeply disappointed with where we are right now.”They're already smearing her as a "plant" and surely soon enough other references to being a "sellout" will follow. It's who they are, it's what they do when you dare to express dissatisfaction with The One..
Almost immediately video of her questions showed up across the Internet, but no one included Obama’s response, the entirety of the change can be seen below.
A full transcript of the exchange follows, but in the following clip you can see the exasperation in the face of the woman as she respectfully addresses the President. For his part, Obama takes the critical question in stride, and chooses not to get defensive, rather disarming the potentially tense situation with humor. He ends up listing a litany of accomplishments, which ends up being another showcase of his wonkery – meaning, issues oriented critics will be satisfied, but those who are angry and emotional will write his response off as being robotic.