Carney: Cut, Cap and Balance was just a waste of time

posted at 3:25 pm on July 27, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney resorted to cheap shots and evasion when Fox White House correspondent Ed Henry pressed him for details about the president’s plan to reduce the deficit in return for a debt ceiling increase. Today, he dismissed the work it took for the Republican Study Committee to actually craft a plan (yes, that would be Cut, Cap and Balance!) as a waste of time.

“We have been intensely engaged in negotiations and conversations and proposals … in search of a solution to this problem that’s balanced and fair,” Carney said at today’s White House briefing with reporters. “One of the problems we face here is that while we were engaged in that … we were told the House had to go through the ritual of debating, crafting, debating and voting on a measure that everyone knew from the start would never become law. That ate up a week.”

Really? The legislative process is just a meaningless ritual of “crafting, debating and voting”? Carney also clearly has no idea how long Cut, Cap and Balance was in the making. It was the fruit of long thought and represented an attempt to find a true solution, not merely a deal. Carney’s timeline is clearly skewed by how late Obama was to the party.

Carney similarly characterized House Speaker John Boehner’s present attempt to refine the plan he presented two days ago as an exercise in futility. Could it be any clearer just how much disdain Obama has for concrete details in his epic quest for “a balanced approach” to the debt crisis?

 


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How much of a waste of time was Obama’s two debt commissions?

How much of a waste of time was the Democrat’s refusal to produce a budget for over two years?

Socratease on July 27, 2011 at 4:42 PM

I wonder how badly he will trash his office when odumbo loses in November and has to vacate in January? Sorely in need of a dose of reality. He even looks like a dork.

ultracon on July 27, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Could it be any clearer just how much disdain Obama has for concrete details in his epic quest for “a balanced approach” to the debt crisis? second term?

chickasaw42 on July 27, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Carney does prove that there is at least one person in the USA less competent than Obama.

landlines on July 27, 2011 at 5:47 PM

in search of a solution to this problem that’s balanced and fair,”

Every time I hear that word roll out of a liberal’s blow hole I want to choke some one…

BigWyo on July 27, 2011 at 6:18 PM

No Carney . . . you are a waste of time.

rplat on July 27, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Carney obviously believes that things would be so much easier if Barry were just declared The King.

Just goes to show that the White House is full of idiots.

GarandFan on July 27, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Obama reminds me of Mark Aguirre. The guy would fight his way into the paint only to cap it off with some half-a**ed one-hander or finger roll. Invariably he would miss those shots.

Details? Meh. Substance? Shrug.

DrSteve on July 27, 2011 at 9:11 PM

That waste of time was the right thing to do you big dummy!

MCGIRV on July 27, 2011 at 11:51 PM

It doesn’t matter that CC&B will work, for the Obama regime will kill it simply because those “bitter clingers” want it. Let it burn. Well, there need not be any worry about 3rd parties for we can vote to accelerate to clashes to ashes too.

FeFe on July 28, 2011 at 1:25 PM

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