Barack Obama doesn't want businesses thinking he's anti-business. So he held a town hall today for CNBC, which literally all businesses watch. A common middle-class person posed a brutal first question, however, saying she's "exhausted of defending you."
Watch Obama give one of those nervous "oh shit" laughs when he sees where this is going:
I'm one of your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I'm exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for, and deeply disappointed with where we are right now. I have been told that I voted for a man who said he was going to change things in a meaningful way for the middle class. I'm one of those people. And I'm waiting, sir. I'm waiting. I don't feel it yet... My husband and I have joked for years that we thought we were well beyond the hot dogs and beans era of our lives, but, quite frankly, it's starting to knock on our door and ring true that that might be where we're headed again, and, quite frankly, Mr. President, I need you to answer this honestly. Is this my new reality?
Obama answered, "Wow. Yeah sorry, you're fucked." No, he just said something about how we're moving in the right direction. Unfortunately, "moving in the right direction" won't save this lady's dinner plates from the twin poisons of hot dogs and beans.