Question for Obama: Hey, any regrets in hindsight about calling this “Recovery Summer”?

posted at 1:02 pm on September 3, 2010 by Allahpundit

Like Tapper says, there’s an awful lot of stammering at the beginning here. Plus this:

Flanked by members of his economic team – including outgoing Council of Economic Advisers Dr. Christina Romer, whose replacement has yet to be named – President Obama chose to look at the silver lining in the economic clouds of today’s jobs report – not even mentioning that August saw a net job loss of 54,000 jobs.

“In the month I took office, we were losing 750,000 jobs a month,” the president said. “This morning, new figures show the economy produced 67,000 private sector jobs in August, the eighth consecutive month of private job growth. Additionally, the numbers for July were revised upward to 107,000. Now that’s positive news, and it reflects the steps we’ve already taken to break the back of this recession.”

The net job loss for August is largely because of the layoffs of 114,000 Census temporary workers.

If you’re wondering why he decided to hold this little mini-presser today when he has a full press conference scheduled for next week, it’s because Democrats are simply at their wit’s end waiting for him to talk about new recovery measures. Said one strategist to WaPo, “We did the mosque, Katrina, Iraq, and now Middle East peace? And in between you redo the Oval Office? It has become a joke.” More from David Corn:

Democrats are spooked by recent polls and predictions indicating the GOP may slam the Dems so badly that the D’s lose the House and possibly the Senate. The Republicans need to gain 39 seats to seize the House, and it’s not difficult these days to find nonpartisan handicappers who predict the R’s could gain 40 to 50 seats. The conventional wisdom in D.C.: A tsunami is heading toward the Democrats. A Democratic strategist toiling on the party’s House efforts refers to working on the “Titanic” (though he claims there may be some hidden life rafts). “The president keeps saying it’s a tough environment,” says a Democratic House staffer. “We know that. We want to know what he’s going to do about it.”…

“He still wants to be seen as post-partisan and bipartisan,” says a House Democratic leadership aide. “But we’re in a fight here.” Democrats expect Obama to come out swinging nonstop — bashing the R’s repeatedly and proposing economic initiatives that actually register with voters. At the same time, members of the House Democratic leadership are worried that Obama will cave and yield to GOP demands that George W. Bush’s expiring tax cuts for the wealthy be extended. “If he doesn’t do something immediately, our members will be livid,” says a House Democratic aide. “And when there’s fear of a bloodbath, it’s never too early to start the blame game.”

It’s never too early for the media to start spinning either. Your takeaway headline from Time magazine, no joke: “What’s Good About Rising Unemployment.”

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This, from the WaPo piece discussed in the Headlines, is relevant here and worth repeating.

“His advisers described his attentiveness – noting, for example, that he discussed the economy with New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I) for 15 minutes before golfing – but got little traction.

aquaviva on September 3, 2010 at 1:05 PM

It’s never too early for the media to start spinning either

MSNBC I kid you not

Employers hire more workers than expected

William Amos on September 3, 2010 at 1:07 PM

aquaviva on September 3, 2010 at 1:05 PM

Stealing my joke!

lorien1973 on September 3, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Democrats expect Obama to come out swinging nonstop — bashing the R’s repeatedly and proposing economic initiatives that actually register with voters.

This is what registers with voters:

discussed the economy with New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I) for 15 minutes before golfing

INC on September 3, 2010 at 1:09 PM

Your takeaway headline from Time magazine, no joke: “What’s Good About Rising Unemployment.”

Sometimes this is true, right? Sometimes, you get a large number of people back to work, which puts others back into the “looking for work” column – which will temporarily raise unemployment while they people find jobs. This happened during Bush’s term in office.

But, the UCT-6 shows the number of people “underemployed” rising by 0.2%, which means people are getting some part time work – moving from full time work.

This is not a good sign.

lorien1973 on September 3, 2010 at 1:09 PM

“I’ve been doing that with this White House, and they just don’t seem to give it any credibility at all,” Berry said. “They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.” [snip]

“I began to preach last January that we had already seen this movie and we didn’t want to see it again because we know how it comes out,” said Arkansas’ 1st District congressman, who worked in the Clinton administration before being elected to the House in 1996… “I just began to have flashbacks to 1993 and ’94. No one that was here in ’94, or at the day after the election felt like. It certainly wasn’t a good feeling.”

ninjapirate on September 3, 2010 at 1:09 PM

I don’t know what you guys are so upset about. Let me be clear, I had an AWESOME summer…

B.Obama

Wyznowski on September 3, 2010 at 1:09 PM

He sounds terrible. I think he needs a vacation or something.

Jocundus on September 3, 2010 at 1:10 PM

“What’s Good About Rising Unemployment.”

Tell that to the unemployed. As the old media attempts to support Obama, they are only digging the hole deeper for themselves.

INC on September 3, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Stealing my joke!

lorien1973 on September 3, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Ha! 12:56 vs. 12:57.

aquaviva on September 3, 2010 at 1:10 PM

I was against Recover Summer, but I supported it.

Oil Can on September 3, 2010 at 1:10 PM

I don’t even know where to begin on this one….

ted c on September 3, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Vacation doesn’t seem to have help BHO. He looks like he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. The stammering is indicative.

d1carter on September 3, 2010 at 1:12 PM

“After you’ll be able to hear where we’re at, you’ll be able to ask questions…” Huh? What was that?

BKeyser on September 3, 2010 at 1:13 PM

At the moment there’s a nice irony in in having this post of AP’s on Obama’s “Recovery Summer” next to Ed’s piece on the left about unemployment and jobs lost.

INC on September 3, 2010 at 1:14 PM

This bho is probably just mad it might rain, from the storm, when he takes the family to Camp David for the holiday.
L

letget on September 3, 2010 at 1:14 PM

“He still wants to be seen as post-partisan and bipartisan,” says a House Democratic leadership aide. “But we’re in a fight here.” Democrats expect Obama to come out swinging nonstop — bashing the R’s repeatedly

I keep hearing this complaint from some left-leaning Dems, but I have no idea what they are talking about. He hasn’t been bipartisan since February ’09.
He’s actually very nasty. What more do they want to see (besides GWB on trial)?

MayBee on September 3, 2010 at 1:15 PM

BURP…

dangitt on September 3, 2010 at 1:15 PM

So the House Dems are in fear of Obowma actually being pressured by the Republicans into helping the economy (for once)?

Can’t wait for November.

reaganaut on September 3, 2010 at 1:15 PM

With elections coming, Obama sounds like the Great Reconciler once again. We all know that jobs has always been one of his “top priorities”. Why, now he even deigns to take questions from the unwashed.

paul1149 on September 3, 2010 at 1:15 PM

I’ve seen this around in a few places:

“Recovery Summer followed by the Fall of Obama…”

Or, is FUNemployment over, yet?

Fallon on September 3, 2010 at 1:15 PM

But, the UCT-6 shows the number of people “underemployed” rising by 0.2%, which means people are getting some part time work – moving from full time work.

This is not a good sign.

lorien1973 on September 3, 2010 at 1:09 PM

Bingo

Vashta.Nerada on September 3, 2010 at 1:15 PM

“He still wants to be seen as Ispost-partisan and bipartisan,” says a House Democratic leadership aide.

“Is this a f_cking joke?” -Nigel Tufnel

carbon_footprint on September 3, 2010 at 1:16 PM

“RECOVERY SUMMER” is the new “Mission Accomplished.”

Good Lt on September 3, 2010 at 1:16 PM

“The president keeps saying it’s a tough environment,” says a Democratic House staffer. “We know that. We want to know what he’s going to do about it.”…

2 thoughts on this. 1. If he’s doing this deliberately, he won’t answer that question, as it’s going as planned. He wants more dependent on the system, and he’s not reached that goal yet…obviously.

2. He has no clue how to answer that, as he doesn’t know what the he!! he’s doing.

capejasmine on September 3, 2010 at 1:16 PM

I don’t know what you guys are so upset about. Let me be clear, I had an AWESOME summer…

B.Obama

Wyznowski on September 3, 2010 at 1:09 PM

and my wife and kids had an even better one. Nothing like a few days in Spain for relaxing….

chai on September 3, 2010 at 1:16 PM

“RECOVERY SUMMER” is the new “Mission Accomplished.”

Good Lt on September 3, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Came here for this. Left satisfied.

Enoxo on September 3, 2010 at 1:17 PM

The difference between this and “Mission Accomplished” are that in context (which nobody on the left will grant) “Mission Accomplished” was accurate for the ship he was on, it was just a bad image to have out there. “Recovery Summer” is a lie no matter how you look at it.

WitchDoctor on September 3, 2010 at 1:19 PM

“[W]e’re moving in the right direction; we just have to speed it up.”

See, and here I thought we were already in “D”. Because D means drive, and going forward requires driving, and the letter next to your party may be coincidental but has cute rhetorical meaning.

So yeah, driving.

Patrick Ishmael on September 3, 2010 at 1:21 PM

The net job loss for August is largely because of the layoffs of 114,000 Census temporary workers.

Hey remember how the press and the administration kept reminding us how HIRING the census workers was the reason unemployment ticked up slightly in the early Spring?

Me neither.

mankai on September 3, 2010 at 1:21 PM

Wreckovery Summer, Fall of Obama, Winter of Discontent

Holger on September 3, 2010 at 1:22 PM

It’s turned into “Seek Cover” Summer for the Dems. Which is awesome. About time that their plans got enough daylight to prove them ridiculous and ruinous.

beatcanvas on September 3, 2010 at 1:23 PM

Was there a mirror around? He seems to be talking to himself.

upinak on September 3, 2010 at 1:24 PM

This is what happens when 52 percent of American voters place a child in charge.

Cicero43 on September 3, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Our Fake President with his Fake Media in tow…

PatriotRider on September 3, 2010 at 1:25 PM

I guess he shows up because he’s in the habit of doing that “present” thingy.

Whatever.

The best thing BO could do is scream, “Fore!” and retire. Take a nap. Leave. Just go away.

Cody1991 on September 3, 2010 at 1:25 PM

So, is the president finally going to field questions from journalists?

yeah, I know….

Sir Napsalot on September 3, 2010 at 1:27 PM

“In the month I took office, we were losing 750,000 jobs a month,” the president said.

Really? 750,000 per month?

President Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office as the 44th president of the United States, January 20, 2009.

January 2009: “598,000 Jobs Shed In Brutal January

February 2009: “Employers Slash 651K Jobs in Feb.; Jobless Rate Hits 8.1%

March 2009: “663,000 Jobs Lost in March

750,000 per month? Nah, but what’s 100,000+ here or there?

albill on September 3, 2010 at 1:27 PM

This guy is going to crack like an egg.

Vashta.Nerada on September 3, 2010 at 1:27 PM

Obama proves he is just another babbling idiot repeating what he is told to say by his puppetmasters. Someone needs to tell him “recovery of what”? He obviously doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about.

volsense on September 3, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Great, we’ve got President Max Headroom on the case.

teke184 on September 3, 2010 at 1:29 PM

“proposing economic initiatives that actually register with voters. At the same time, members of the House Democratic leadership are worried that Obama will cave and yield to GOP demands that George W. Bush’s expiring tax cuts for the wealthy be extended.”

This is just a comical quote. The only thing Obama can do that would register with voters before election day is extend the tax cuts and that is Democrat taboo. I don’t think it is any accident these “Democrats” don’t propose something that the President should do that would resonate with voters but be “democrat principle compliant” because there isn’t anything. It reminds of the marching band running into the wall at a dead end street after they steal the band major baton in “Animal House”. They really don’t know which direction is forward just what they have been taught to do. It’s a zombie movie “Keynes,Keynes,Keynes…” go the zombies. No way! Says the public. See you in November.

Conan on September 3, 2010 at 1:29 PM

“Recovery Summer” is a lie no matter how you look at it.

WitchDoctor on September 3, 2010 at 1:19 PM

Well, it was working for Zsa-Zsa.

Abby Adams on September 3, 2010 at 1:30 PM

and it reflects the steps we’ve already taken to break the back of this recession.”

Well, he convinced me, I feel a lot more comfortable then I did say like yesterday.
No doubt this is a man in complete control…with his hand on the pulse of the economy.
ummmmmm, did he mention 9.6% unemployment (18% if you add those who have given up), or the 30% decline in real estate values? How about his trillions of dollars of deficits.
Well, anyway, this is clearly a man who knows his way around the economic table…after all he spent 15 minutes with Bloomberg before going golfing.
What more do you want from a president?

right2bright on September 3, 2010 at 1:31 PM

I can’t wait for the all out assault starting next week against the Republicans. I’m sure his next Friday presser will be full of hard hitting questions. He also intends to fly around the Country on our dime proposing some new gimmicky tax “cuts”. Smoke and mirrors. I hope the folks don’t buy the snake oil he’s a gonna be sellin…

sandee on September 3, 2010 at 1:31 PM

This is what happens when the republicans nominate a democrat to run against a democrat for president. Its a no-win for the American people and the country. When this narcisstic buffoon goes down, its not going to be pretty.

volsense on September 3, 2010 at 1:31 PM

2 thoughts on this. 1. If he’s doing this deliberately, he won’t answer that question, as it’s going as planned. He wants more dependent on the system, and he’s not reached that goal yet…obviously.

2. He has no clue how to answer that, as he doesn’t know what the he!! he’s doing.

capejasmine on September 3, 2010 at 1:16 PM

“I’ll go for Door Number 1, Alex!”

Del Dolemonte on September 3, 2010 at 1:33 PM

MSNBC I kid you not

Employers hire more workers than expected
William Amos on September 3, 2010 at 1:07 PM

I expect nothing less from msdnc…

cmsinaz on September 3, 2010 at 1:34 PM

“He still wants to be seen as post-partisan and bipartisan,” says a House Democratic leadership aide. “But we’re in a fight here.” Democrats expect Obama to come out swinging nonstop — bashing the R’s repeatedly

These people are delusional. Bashing R’s is all he does now. The only way he could ramp it up would be by arresting random Republicans and caning them.

ButterflyDragon on September 3, 2010 at 1:34 PM

I for one am glad that he is spending so much time golfing. It shows his determination to find the real job-killers.

Because everyone knows that real killers are always found on golf courses.

Lily on September 3, 2010 at 1:34 PM

This is what registers with voters:

discussed the economy with New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I) for 15 minutes before golfing
INC on September 3, 2010 at 1:09 PM

exactamundo

cmsinaz on September 3, 2010 at 1:35 PM

“I don’t regret the notion that we are moving forward, but because of the steps that we’ve taken. And I’m going to have a press conference next week, where, after you guys are able to hear where we’re at, we’ll be able to answer some specific questions.”

Garble.

MayBee on September 3, 2010 at 1:35 PM

This happened during Bush’s term in office.

lorien1973 on September 3, 2010 at 1:09 PM

and back then the msm would have called it a travesty, doom and gloom because an R is in office

cmsinaz on September 3, 2010 at 1:36 PM

Good Lt on September 3, 2010 at 1:16 PM

ding, ding, ding!

cmsinaz on September 3, 2010 at 1:38 PM

This guy is going to crack like an egg.
Vashta.Nerada on September 3, 2010 at 1:27 PM

Hussumty Obumty sat on a wall,

Hussumty Obumty had a great fall.

All the king’s media and all the king’s men,

Couldn’t put Hussumty back together again.

Chip on September 3, 2010 at 1:39 PM

Don’t worry, though. When Obama and his family get back from Camp David, Michelle will host another spectacular event at the White House (Sept 7). This time, they are inviting dancers to come perform for them. I mean, us.

MayBee on September 3, 2010 at 1:39 PM

Even the CBO “up to 3.3 million jobs saved” is a total crock. The CBO wasn’t counting jobs, it was using different theoretical economic models to project, under that model, how many jobs would be created. So they reported “between 1.4 and 3.3 million jobs” created, a ridiculously wide range. That’s not counting, that’s hand-waving. Moreover, they admit that their models did not account for the number of private sector jobs LOST by extracting $900 Billion from the taxpayers and credit markets. Considering that according to their own numbers, the stimulus spent between $300k and $900k for each job “saved”, and the average worker makes something closer to $60k including benefits, it would seem the stimulus destroyed between five and fifteen jobs for every one it saved.

Zumkopf on September 3, 2010 at 1:39 PM

“I regret the notion…”

no·tion (nshn)
n.
1. A belief or opinion.
2. A mental image or representation; an idea or conception.
3. A fanciful impulse; a whim. See Synonyms at idea.
4. notions Small lightweight items for household use, such as needles, buttons, and thread.

Shivas Irons on September 3, 2010 at 1:41 PM

“I’ll go for Door Number 1, Alex!”

Del Dolemonte on September 3, 2010 at 1:33 PM

People think the golfing is a sign he doesn’t care. I think it is a guy who needs to take his mind off the damage he is doing to the country in taking it down. I think Obama has a plan to rebuild America in his own vision. That involves the unpleasant to look at process of tearing it down. I think the vacations and golfing are how he is dealing with the unpleasnat part of the process of his preconcieved plan to demolishand then rebuild. It may sound a strange analogy but this is the avoiding the thought and process of putting the old dog to sleep before you get a new puppy. Rush hints at this on his radio program also. He says you wouldn’t do what he is doing unless it is part of a larger plan because it is inconsistent with restoring America instead it is consistant with tearing down and rebuilding America. Obama has stated that as his process when he said “transform” America in speeches.

Conan on September 3, 2010 at 1:42 PM

The Ministry of Truth is getting more efficient at making shit up…so there’s been SOME progress.

Impeachment anyone??

Justrand on September 3, 2010 at 1:42 PM

I’m really starting to feel badly for Mr. President. It’s not good for the Commander in Chief to be caught stammering. No wonder he doesn’t answer questions very often.

scalleywag on September 3, 2010 at 1:43 PM

This, from the WaPo piece discussed in the Headlines, is relevant here and worth repeating.

“His advisers described his attentiveness – noting, for example, that he discussed the economy with New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I) for 15 minutes before golfing – but got little traction.

aquaviva on September 3, 2010 at 1:05 PM

Given Bloomberg’s prominent role in the GMZ debate, should we be willing to accept his advisers’ word that they talked economics rather than GZM? I’m not willing.

BuckeyeSam on September 3, 2010 at 1:43 PM

MFM, providing the “cover” in Recovery Summer.

Christien on September 3, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Barack Obama, February 2009:

“There are times where you can afford to redecorate your house, and then there are times when you need to focus on rebuilding your foundation.”

Redecorating rather than rebuilding. Seems to fit.

unclesmrgol on September 3, 2010 at 1:43 PM

So if he does nothing his party will be livid. Good. If he extends the Bush tax cuts his party will be livid and the GOP can say “finally he does something that may actually help”. Double good.

crazywater on September 3, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Wreckovery Summer, Fall of Obama,Hand Me Yor Wallet Winter of Discontent

Holger on September 3, 2010 at 1:22 PM

As the tax cuts expire and the Death Tax goes to 55% over 1 million ( on taxed already multiple times money)!

dhunter on September 3, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Barack Obama, February 2009:

“There are times where you can afford to redecorate your house, and then there are times when you need to focus on rebuilding your foundation.”

Redecorating rather than rebuilding. Seems to fit.
unclesmrgol on September 3, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Sort of like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Chip on September 3, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Barry looks & sounds hung-over. The cracks are showing.

BHO Jonestown on September 3, 2010 at 1:47 PM

We’ve got the bread for a “No Regret” sandwich… will the meat be the lawsuit/UN apology about our country’s borders?

The GOP is being handed enough material to create adverts to swamp the Dems for years to come. They’d better not blow it.

Shivas Irons on September 3, 2010 at 1:48 PM

Katrina?

Uncle Pinky on September 3, 2010 at 1:49 PM

Barack Obama, February 2009:

“There are times where you can afford to redecorate your house, and then there are times when you need to focus on rebuilding your foundation.”
Redecorating rather than rebuilding. Seems to fit.

unclesmrgol on September 3, 2010 at 1:43 PM

You have to tear a house down to rebuild it it from the foundations. He isn’t lost he is on schedule. He just can’t be honest about tearing the country down as part of his plan to remake it.

Conan on September 3, 2010 at 1:50 PM

They all look like they know doom is headed their way. Obama is aging in office faster than anyone I recall as President going back to JFK. He looks worn down too. Like he isn’t sleeping much. Maybe he needs all those vacations just to maintain the failing performance he has recorded so far. It would be interesting if they would give us all a breakdown of what private sector categories hired, the specific jobs and the physical locations.

JimP on September 3, 2010 at 1:50 PM

I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I want the knife.

Barack “Golden Child” Obama

Christien on September 3, 2010 at 1:51 PM

***

As the tax cuts expire and the Death Tax goes to 55% over 1 million ( on taxed already multiple times money)!

dhunter on September 3, 2010 at 1:46 PM

I’m no fan of the federal estate tax, but get your facts straight. The rate increases from 37% on taxable estates exceeding $1 million to 55% on taxable estates exceeding $3 million.

Also, on the point about being taxed multiple times, what about assets in a 401(k) plan or assets in an IRA rolled over from an employer’s defined contribution account or a capital asset purchased and held until death?

BuckeyeSam on September 3, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Barry looks & sounds hung-over. The cracks are showing.

BHO Jonestown on September 3, 2010 at 1:47 PM

I fully expect him to have a nervous breakdown before his term is up.

He just got back from vacation and he’s heading for another vacation this weekend?

ButterflyDragon on September 3, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Christien on September 3, 2010 at 1:51 PM

lol
excellent :)

cmsinaz on September 3, 2010 at 1:53 PM

If he extends the Bush tax cuts his party will be livid and the GOP can say “finally he does something that may actually help”. Double good.

I enjoy the taunting part where we get to have fun pointing out the Dems have all the power, but no guts. I was just wondering if anyone agrees that calling the tax cuts, rightfully, the Bush Tax Cuts is counter-effective at getting them actually extended?

We could fool the Dems and call it the Happy Pants Money Keeping Plan for the Children if we wanted it extended… but I do love the taunting.

Shivas Irons on September 3, 2010 at 1:53 PM

He just got back from vacation and he’s heading for another vacation this weekend?

ButterflyDragon on September 3, 2010 at 1:53 PM

governing is hard

cmsinaz on September 3, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Powers has a good thread going on MM regarding this topic. The only recovery I see is BO having a very nice SIX summer vacations recovering from the “stress” of his job. For the rest of us nobody’s the summer has sucked.

jbh45 on September 3, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Note that Hilda is right next to him–Our Labor Dept., making it safe for illegals to work in the US.

PattyJ on September 3, 2010 at 1:54 PM

YESSSS and guess where he’ll take his losing streak next? http://apne.ws/dfMi4l

“WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is heading to Pennsylvania to help Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak’s bid for the Senate…”

das411 on September 3, 2010 at 1:58 PM

William Amos on September 3, 2010 at 1:07 PM

I saw that while on a coffee break here in Cali. Wow, you should have heard the laughter coming from the libs where I work. Even they know BS when they see it. Since our office is closing early 2011 and we all are facing unemployment, I think most here have awaken to the POS in WH.

jbh45 on September 3, 2010 at 1:58 PM

BuckeyeSam on September 3, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Why is it important for Obama to be discussing the economy with Bloomberg in the first place?

behiker on September 3, 2010 at 1:58 PM

I think I’m starting to miss Jimmy Carter. At least we laughed out loud at him. This guy has taken lying and truth-twisting to an entirely new level and it is horrifying!

redwhiteblue on September 3, 2010 at 1:58 PM

I hope WH and Dem House & Senate Dem (as well as various media) are reading this thread.

INC on September 3, 2010 at 1:59 PM

Why is it important for Obama to be discussing the economy with Bloomberg in the first place?

behiker on September 3, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Perhaps they were discussing Bloomberg’s Middle East deals and their importance to Bloomberg’s economy.

INC on September 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Well when you’re a two-trick pony – tax and spend – and neither of these resonate with the voters, and you combine this with the ivory-tower, lack of real-world experience community organizers, the result is an administration that simply has no ideas on how to proceed forward with the economy. I’d like to believe no administration could be this fundamentally ignorant about the economy. Therefore, I’d like to believe it must be some nefarious plot. However, with each passing day and each passing press conference, I am quickly arriving to the conclusion that this administration simply is incapable on all levels.

Neo-con Artist on September 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM

dangitt on September 3, 2010 at 1:15 PM

I’d join you, but its still morning of the west coast.

jbh45 on September 3, 2010 at 2:02 PM

Get ready for “Awesome Autumn”!!!!!!

vcferlita on September 3, 2010 at 2:05 PM

jbh45 on September 3, 2010 at 1:58 PM

I’m glad to know that someone is laughing…even if they are libs. As an escapee of both Michigan and California – I wish you well in your possible upcoming job-hunt. Get out if you can!

redwhiteblue on September 3, 2010 at 2:07 PM

“He still wants to be seen as post-partisan and bipartisan,” says a House Democratic leadership aide.

Wow. If he really is trying to appear post/bipartisan, he really sucks at it.

miConsevative on September 3, 2010 at 2:08 PM

Then Wonderful Winter, followed by Super Spring!!!

Anybody stoooopid enough to vote for ANY Democrat this November should be deported. [yes, I know that would mean digging up lots of dead folks...but if that's what it takes!]

Justrand on September 3, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Sadly for the nation this man was never qualified to hold any managerial position ,for that matter the stammer would not be a hit even as a Walmart welcomer!

The guy looks so uncomfortabale and out of his depth. Is that suit to big for him or is he shrinking into it ?

Sandybourne on September 3, 2010 at 2:12 PM

Neo-con Artist on September 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM

When you’re a “community organizer” (not you) used to intimidating and shaking down banks and other corporations, money means nothing. You didn’t earn it. It’s simply a weapon.

What Barry and his pals are finding out is that they have already pillaged the treasury. They raped it. It’s empty. Without jobs and tax revenue they have nothing.

That’s a big ‘Ooooops!’, but we could never expect less from the shake down artists. They’re all the same. BO is the same (think BP). They are extortionists. They can take all the money available, but beyond that only kneecaps are available. There’s nothing left.

They create nothing. They do nothing. They are predators. Well, the barrel is empty. If they raise taxes, all I can say is, good luck with collecting them. The money isn’t there at least on the retail level.

Tell me again…… who said this guy is “brilliant?”

Cody1991 on September 3, 2010 at 2:12 PM

You know now I know who Zero reminds me of… Gervais on the very first Survivor…

CCRWM on September 3, 2010 at 2:19 PM

“We did the mosque, Katrina, Iraq, and now Middle East peace? And in between you redo the Oval Office? It has become a joke.”

Hey, give the guy a break. He didn’t just redo the Oval Office. He bought shrimp, too, you know. jeez.

BitterClinger on September 3, 2010 at 2:19 PM

Well said Cody

cmsinaz on September 3, 2010 at 2:19 PM

Garble.

MayBee on September 3, 2010 at 1:35 PM

Totally. A classic non-answer answer. All he basically said was “I’m tabling this to next week when you can ask me again and maybe I’ll give you an answer.”

It’s weird to see him take any questions at all because it’s such a rarity. And when you see him attempt it, you realize why it’s a rarity.

Missy on September 3, 2010 at 2:21 PM

Major Garrett, I will miss you.

MayBee on September 3, 2010 at 2:24 PM

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