White House chooses new guy to lie to you about how bad our fiscal situation is

posted at 6:24 pm on January 27, 2011 by Allahpundit

Congrats, Jay. Remember, answering any question about debt and sustainability is an easy three-step process. First, acknowledge in terms as vaguely as possible that we’re near a “tipping point” before quickly steering the conversation back towards, say, high-speed rail. If the press corps won’t let you get away with that, acknowledge that the White House is always willing to have a conversation about “bipartisan solutions” but take care not to suggest any actual solutions yourself. And third, needless to say, be sure to finish by touting the “savings” in ObamaCare.

And if all that fails, pretend to be offended by something a Republican said. E.g., according to Bloomberg News, Michele Bachmann responded to Obama’s absolutely shameless call for a balanced budget in the SOTU by calling it “absolutely shameless.” Highly uncivil. You never see Democrats behaving like that, do you?

Carney, now the communications director for Vice President Biden, is the marquee move as he will assume perhaps the most high profile staff job in the White House.

He came to the Administration in 2008 after a long career in journalism that included serving as Washington bureau chief of Time magazine. Carney is married to ABC News’ correspondent Claire Shipman.

The White House had made clear it was interested in tapping an outsider for the post — particularly after Bill Daley was named the new chief of staff. Yet finding a successor to Gibbs has been no easy task. He enjoyed a close relationship with Obama dating back to 2004 when he worked on the president’s Senate campaign.

Gibbs is expected to open his own consulting operation and appear on television as a prominent surrogate for the president. He will also be involved in the planning stages of Obama’s reelection bid, which will be led by current deputy White House chief of staff Jim Messina.

Another pro-tip for Carney as he prepares to take the podium: No more sinister accusations about the Chamber of Commerce being the pawn of a shadowy cabal of foreigners. Turns out they’re the good guys now. Exit question: What sort of crack messaging machine is Carney joining here? Have a look at this and judge for yourself.


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Love the headline.

EarthToZoey on January 27, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Carney very appropriate last name to be the barker for this administration

phreshone on January 27, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Have a look at this and judge for yourself.

So we’re going to educate salmon to run high-speed railways in order to win the future?

amerpundit on January 27, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Changing the tour guide as the bus runs off the Cliff?

Chip on January 27, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Maybe his tongue is smmmoooother…..

CynicalOptimist on January 27, 2011 at 6:29 PM

At least he is better looking than Gibbs.

Is he preparing the way for Biden to take over?

Yes… I admit I’ve been reading the birther stuff…

My hopes aren’t high, but there is a smidgen of hope Obama will resign in shame. Although, shame is no a concept known among Democrats.

petunia on January 27, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Mr. Carney’s first job is to repeat the word “salmon” so many times that saying it becomes a national fad.

Cicero43 on January 27, 2011 at 6:30 PM

communications director for Vice President Biden

Heckuva job.

amerpundit on January 27, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Exit question: What sort of crack messaging machine is Carney joining here? Have a look at this and judge for yourself.

*facepalm*

JetBoy on January 27, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Sort of OT:


Senators bash “telecom oligarchs,” propose strict net neutrality bill

Last week, Franken made a speech in which he called net neutrality the “free speech issue of our time”

Apparently the only way we can be “Free” is with government control.

Chip on January 27, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Carney is married to ABC News’ correspondent Claire Shipman.

so I assume ms shipman will resign from ABC, right?

right?

right???

picklesgap on January 27, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Word cloud?

W.T.F.

$14T in debt, floundering economy, idiot in the White House.

And someone has time to play with word clouds? I don’t know what that is. But I do know that has exactly zero importance…to anything.

BobMbx on January 27, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Nest Allahpundit headline evah!

TheBigOldDog on January 27, 2011 at 6:34 PM

They beat me to it, Allah, you’re always very good with headlines, but this one is particularly good.

American Elephant on January 27, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Allahpundit,that was quick!:)

canopfor on January 27, 2011 at 6:36 PM

As the latest polls are showing, everybody knows, Obama lies, about most anything, all the time.

tarpon on January 27, 2011 at 6:37 PM

He came to the Administration in 2008 after a long career in journalism propaganda that included serving as Washington bureau chief of Time magazine. Carney is married to ABC News’ correspondent Claire Shipman

.

Fixed it for ‘ya…

… Get ready for two years of ABC running “Specials – Inside the White House” to help with the re-election campaign.

Seven Percent Solution on January 27, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Salmon!

clearbluesky on January 27, 2011 at 6:37 PM

My inside sources tell me it came down to a choice between Carney and this guy.

American Elephant on January 27, 2011 at 6:38 PM

The likes of Crr celebrate while we burn. Just pathetic.

This crew of amateurs we have in the White House is something. They have far too many dupes willing to buy their lies.

CWforFreedom on January 27, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Exit question: What sort of crack messaging machine is Carney joining here? Have a look at this and judge for yourself.

My Word Cloud: FISH STORY

INC on January 27, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Ooops, my mistake, I am now being told that is not a guy, but is instead Joy Behar. Sorry for the error.

American Elephant on January 27, 2011 at 6:39 PM

I await his first reprimand to any reporter that thinks he’ll be able to ask an honest question just because Carney’s the new guy.

“What does the president think about the new CBO numbers?

“Shut up … you’re stupid. What, do you work for Fox or something?”

darwin on January 27, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Headline made me lol. You should have a like button!

scalleywag on January 27, 2011 at 6:41 PM

My inside sources tell me it came down to a choice between Carney and this guy.

American Elephant on January 27, 2011 at 6:38 PM

No, this guy

INC on January 27, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Well one thing is for sure, if he does the same kind of job for Barry as he did for Biden, we will never hear from the O ever again.

Jim708 on January 27, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Ministry of Truth

Inanemergencydial on January 27, 2011 at 6:44 PM

O/T,Breaking……………………

Posted at 6:09 PM ET, 01/27/2011
Rahm Emanuel ruled eligible for Chicago mayoral race
By Chris Cillizza
———————
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel meets the residency requirements to run for Chicago mayor, overturning a lower court ruling and re-installing him as the race’s frontrunner.
——————

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/white-house/rahm-emanuel-ruled-eligible-fo.html?wprss=thefix

canopfor on January 27, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Carney: I’ll take anything to get away from Biden…

d1carter on January 27, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Sarah Palin is LOUDLY telling us what our financial situation is, truthfully, strongly, clearly, in her snowbilly, screechy, uneducated, bigoted, hateful, stupid voice. Whatever else you say about her, at least she’s governed something. AK gov, even a small town mayor. Before Obama became Prez, he had ZERO governing experience. None. He had never, ever, governed anything. I wonder if he’d ever worked an honest day in his life.
Snowbilly/Anybilly 2012!

Paul-Cincy on January 27, 2011 at 6:48 PM

At least he is better looking than Gibbs.
petunia on January 27, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Heh, this was my first reaction as well.

Emily M. on January 27, 2011 at 6:49 PM

He came to the Administration in 2008 after a long career in journalism that included serving as Washington bureau chief of Time magazine. Carney is married to ABC News’ correspondent Claire Shipman.

it is nice and cozy in the bubble, the “good ship unicorn”…with barry the captain smiling all the while

r keller on January 27, 2011 at 6:50 PM

This is enightening,hes a Liberal Operative!!
==================================================

Brian Williams and Jay Carney discuss the McCain interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLrWglWdL9w

canopfor on January 27, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Could not carry Tony Snow’s jock strap.

Dingbat63 on January 27, 2011 at 6:51 PM

White House chooses new guy to lie to you about how bad our fiscal situation is

I hope he’s not more effective than Gibsy in the realm of lies and obfuscation. There again, judging by the polls, Bozo the Clown could do that job and at least half of the folks out there would believe this swill…because they’re scared and they want to believe it.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 27, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Basically , Carney is at the same job-just a different signature on his paycheck.
That’s why it should be described as the left/media/administration hive.They all work at and serve the same function.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on January 27, 2011 at 6:53 PM

…..communications director for Vice President Biden

Is that anything like teats on a bull?

nico on January 27, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Gibbs as a prominent surrogate for the president.

Aw,he took the time off to carry Barry’s baby for Michelle. That is so sweet!

katy the mean old lady on January 27, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Carney very appropriate last name to be the barker for this administration

phreshone on January 27, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Just got here but that was the first thing that came to my mind.

BowHuntingTexas on January 27, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Apparently the only way we can be “Free” is with government control.

Chip on January 27, 2011 at 6:32 PM

I’m not going to hijack this thread but someday somebody is going to have to explain to me how they can totally paranoid of Government control and totally cool with Monopoly/oligopoly control. Conservatives are afraid of the former and cool with the later. Liberals are just the opposite. I fear them both because they are both equally abusive. Balance is the key to prosperity.

TheBigOldDog on January 27, 2011 at 6:57 PM

What will Claire Shipman do now?

d1carter on January 27, 2011 at 6:59 PM

Ministry of Truth

Inanemergencydial on January 27, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Kini on January 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM

What will Claire Shipman do now?

d1carter on January 27, 2011 at 6:59 PM

Get a box of cigars

Kini on January 27, 2011 at 7:01 PM

What is a carney man?
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http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_carney_man

diogenes on January 27, 2011 at 7:04 PM

If the press corps won’t let you get away with that, acknowledge that the White House is always willing

S/b press corpses.

Those who think that Claire should resign from ABC are nuts. These are lefties we’re witnissing.

Schadenfreude on January 27, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Opie.

I feel better now. First we had black Opie tellin’ lies and now we gots White Opie tellin’ lies.

So much beddah buddah. I am relieved.

Key West Reader on January 27, 2011 at 7:16 PM

He’s not chubby enough to be a PBHO spokesman.

Bishop on January 27, 2011 at 7:18 PM

What will Claire Shipman do now?

d1carter on January 27, 2011 at 6:59 PM

She is getting a makeover. Word has it that it’s a bit of botox, a few shots of fillers, waxing of the moustache and an eyebrow shape. Chin implant is still in deliberation.

No lip fillers, though. That is puzzling, indeed.

Key West Reader on January 27, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Headline says it all …

tarpon on January 27, 2011 at 7:29 PM

This is enightening,hes a Liberal Operative!!
===========================
Brian Williams and Jay Carney discuss the McCain interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLrWglWdL9w

Carney is the TIME reporter who covered the McCain Palin camp (doing daily hit pieces).

YehuditTX on January 27, 2011 at 7:40 PM

NPR has a word cloud generator?

Cindy Munford on January 27, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Whoever he is, law of averages says he’s gotta be better than the Pillsbury Spokesboy.

petefrt on January 27, 2011 at 7:49 PM

NPR has a word cloud generator?

Cindy Munford on January 27, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Well, of course. You didn’t think they were wasting your tax dollars, did you?

petefrt on January 27, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Can we refer to the new guy as “Salmonella”???

landlines on January 27, 2011 at 7:51 PM

What is a carney man?
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diogenes on January 27, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Here is your carney man: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Vf5AqeATY2s/TT8eCokZKTI/AAAAAAAAAvk/7wdOIZexnno/s1600/shell-game-Obama.jpg

petefrt on January 27, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Away, away, we’re sad to say
Dog-boy, atlas, Mandrake, the geeks, the hired hands
There was not one among them that
did not cast an eye behind
In the hope that the Carney would
return to his own kind
– Nick Cave

Kenosha Kid on January 27, 2011 at 8:01 PM

What? Not a person of color was qualified?

Labamigo on January 27, 2011 at 8:10 PM

petefrt on January 27, 2011 at 7:50 PM

No, of course not. /

Cindy Munford on January 27, 2011 at 8:22 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLrWglWdL9w
Carney is the TIME reporter who covered the McCain Palin camp (doing daily hit pieces).

YehuditTX on January 27, 2011 at 7:40 PM

YehuditTX:Thanks for the intell,so then,this clown is
qualified!!:)

canopfor on January 27, 2011 at 8:55 PM

claire will need to find a new gig…big conflict of interest going on right here…

cmsinaz on January 27, 2011 at 9:01 PM

1. Allah’s Headline is WINNER!

2.

Gibbs is expected to open his own consulting operation

The consulting firm to be named Secretary Fibbs?

3. National Organization of Women to protest Obama for not choosing a female pres secretary in 3, 2, 1..

TN Mom on January 27, 2011 at 9:08 PM

AP, do you ever tire of these endless exercises in snark? What a pointless post.

underceij on January 27, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Lying liars and liars who lie for them.

pugwriter on January 27, 2011 at 10:26 PM

Oh, good! He can bring the high standards of Time Magazine to the White House….

There Goes The Neighborhood on January 27, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Really?

“long career in journalism” and “Time magazine” in the same sentence????

Terrific.

dissent555 on January 28, 2011 at 12:55 AM

I’m not going to hijack this thread but someday somebody is going to have to explain to me how they can totally paranoid of Government control and totally cool with Monopoly/oligopoly control. Conservatives are afraid of the former and cool with the later. Liberals are just the opposite. I fear them both because they are both equally abusive. Balance is the key to prosperity.

TheBigOldDog on January 27, 2011 at 6:57 PM

It’s the motivational difference… not that I agree with you that Conservatives are okay with monopoly/oligopoly control. But if I am less concerned with business controlling my life it is because I understand the profit motive. And with profit motive there is customer control.

If a company does bad you go to their competition. And if it is illegal you sue them. Business cannot abuse power the way government can.

The motive is profit and profit is a win/win motivation.

With government the motive is power. Pure power. And when you desire power you don’t care if the customer wants to come back. You make them. And you can’t sue. And they can put you in jail if you cause them trouble by speaking up…

There is really no comparison. Someone stealing your money is better than someone stealing your freedom.

petunia on January 28, 2011 at 2:44 AM

Future President Biden needs to have his press guy up to speed when Ogabe resigns this summer.

Joe Mama on January 28, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Lie is the operative….

At this point even a new face won’t repair the integrity of the current administration. He will be another clown to add to Hussein Posse of Clowns!

In the words of J Wilson …. You Lie!

BigMike252 on January 28, 2011 at 3:59 PM