• Who Needs Winning When You’ve Got Spinning?

    The five stages of grief are as follows: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. If we apply that model to the Obama White House, they’re still stuck on Stage 1 even days after the 2014 midterm elections. Josh Earnest, the paid mouthpiece for the administration, did such a poor job of spinning the results this week that by Thursday, he was nearly laughed off the podium.

    The reporter’s question was quite a simple one: “Would you say that Tuesday night was a big loss for Democrats?

    There are lots of people who get paid a lot more money than I do who are responsible for offering up analysis and spinning the elections,” Josh responded. “I’m not going to do that.

    Seriously, dude?

    Who does Earnest think he is, Alison Lundergan Grimes? The simplicity of that question is basically one step above “What’s your favorite color?” The idea that he refused to answer it, and then proclaimed that he wasn’t going to “spin” the election results is absolutely batty. By not answering the question, he IS spinning the results…and the White House press pool roundly laughed at him because of it.

    Earnest, Obama, and the rest of their pals have a long way to go before they reach that coveted fifth stage known as “acceptance,” and at this rate, that may never come. How can Team Barry honestly think Americans will be convinced that they’ll change for the better in the next two years if they can’t even admit that they lost?

    Eventually, Josh opened the door…if ever so slightly. “I’m certainly disappointed with the outcome of the elections. The president is too,” he said.

    Attaboy, Mr. Microphone! Up next, Earnest will admit that President Obama likes to play golf once in a while. Baby steps…

    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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