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George Will: Obama ‘slippery, very aloof and mildly disdainful’ of the American public

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Washington Post columnist George Will took a shot at President Barack Obama for his so-called open microphone moment with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

In those remarks, Obama said he would have “more flexibility” concerning missile defense after the November election. According to George Will, the incident is an indictment of Obama’s character.

“Just as Republicans saw an opportunity when the president, speaking during the [2008] campaign, and he didn’t realize that he was being recorded, spoke about those Americans who cling to their guns and religion,” Will said. “And what this does, what people say when no one is listening, or so they think, gives you some insight into really Mr. Obama is. And this reinforces a narrative, which is he’s kind of slippery, very aloof and mildly disdainful of those people who inhibit his flexibility — aka, the American public.”

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