Obama: Let me be clear, the economy’s not doing fine

posted at 4:41 pm on June 8, 2012 by Allahpundit

The week had to end this way. After they gave Cory Booker the “Cory who?” treatment for going off-message and then twisted Bill Clinton’s arm until he was willing to profess idiocy to get them off the hook, we now have The One finally forced to pooper-scoop himself.

You know it’s a five-alarm fire when the damage control can’t wait two days for Axelrod’s obligatory dreary appearance on the Sunday shows. Status of America’s pain: Felt.

“It’s absolutely clear the economy is not doing fine,” the president said while sitting alongside Philippines President Benigno Aquino in the Oval Office. “That’s the reason I had a press conference. That’s why I spent yesterday, the day before yesterday, this past week, this past month and this past year talking about how we can make the economy stronger. The economy is not doing fine. There are too many people out of work. The housing market is still weak, too many homes underwater and that’s precisely why I asked Congress to start taking some steps that can make a difference.”…

That said, the president said that there were many other problems with the economy, including small business owners have difficulties securing financing, and state and local governments laying off teachers, police officers and firefighters. That’s why, he said, he was pushing for his “Jobs Bill” that independent economists argue would create a million jobs…

The president said “what I’m interested in hearing from Congress and Mr. Romney is what steps are they willing to take right now that are going to make an actual difference. And so far what we’ve heard are additional tax cuts that the folks who are doing fine as opposed to taking steps that would actually help deal with the weaknesses in the economy and promote the economic growth that we’d all like to see.”

Republicans nationwide are dutifully rubbing his face in his mess this afternoon, first and foremost among them the man of the hour in Wisconsin, but here’s my favorite reaction. Remember how Team O made McCain choke in 2008 when he said the “fundamentals” of the economy were strong? Well, it’s payback time:

[F]ormer McCain aides, now, are relishing the moment.

“McCain was trying to calm people at a moment of real crisis — i think his intentions were good,” one former top aide said in an email. “Obama’s just trying to build support for raising taxes and make the case for his own stewardship.”

Another former McCain aide was blunter.

“We very much look forward watching Team Romney put Obama’s head in a vice over this,” he emailed “What goes around comes around, assholes.”

Words to live by, my friends. Here’s Boehner, with Cantor alongside him, tightening the vice a few hours ago. Exit question: Are we sure the public’s going to scoff at him for what he said about the private sector? Remember, there are a lot of idiots out there think adding 60,000 jobs a month is pretty darned impressive.


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That’s why I spent yesterday, the day before yesterday, this past week, this past month and this past year talking about how we can make the economy stronger.

“Words! Words! Words! I’m so sick of words!”
- Eliza Dolittle

All ya do is tawk, Barry. I’m sick of your voice. STFU and get out of the way so a leader can take the helm.

And take that Valerie Jarrett with you.

disa on June 8, 2012 at 5:25 PM

“We very much look forward watching Team Romney put Obama’s head in a vice over this,” he emailed “What goes around comes around, assholes.”

I am going to say this agaian and again ROMNEY!

DITCH MCCAIN AND ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH HIM! HE WILL HAMSTRING YOUR CAMPAIGN WITH HIS SELF AGGRANDIZMENT! MCCAIN IS NOT TO BE TRUSTED BUT TO BE SIDELINED! MARGINALIZED! PUT ON A SHELF! AS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE REPUNKS!
Calling Obama and his folks that name is not necesary YET!
It is MCCains people showing their thin skin.
When McCain ran we had nothing to fear from an Obama presidency and now name calling ?
Obama is a socialist, an Alinshy disciple, unable to understand economics, working outside the constitution and a crony capitalist NOT what he was called here, that does no good Idiots!
Ditch McCain he is likely one of the 12 behind the scenes players planning on raising taxes in exchange for future cuts. Where was the gang of fourteen on obamacare McCain Useful IDIOT McCain and team are what they just called Obama and more?

ConcealedKerry on June 8, 2012 at 5:25 PM

S&P Affirms U.S. AA+ Credit Rating, Outlook Negative
http://www.foxbusiness.com/government/2012/06/08/sp-affirms-us-aa-credit-rating-outlook-negative/

And so goes the Downgrade era.

Chip on June 8, 2012 at 5:25 PM

That’s why I spent yesterday, the day before yesterday, this past week, this past month and this past year talking about how we can doing nothing to make the economy stronger.

GeorgieGirl9 on June 8, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Let me be clear? Who has been preventing him from being clear? Why does he keep saying that? As far as I’m concerned that’s an admission of intentionally not being clear.

Flange on June 8, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Let me be clear is a rhetorical device meant to insert a dramatic pause before making some important point. In other words a way to allow the slower-thinking people to catch up.

Under Obama “Let me be clear” is nothing but the cue for a drinking game.

Happy Nomad on June 8, 2012 at 5:26 PM

“We very much look forward watching Team Romney put Obama’s head in a vice over this,” he emailed “What goes around comes around, assholes.”

Perfect.

GeorgieGirl9 on June 8, 2012 at 5:27 PM

When he says he’s been talking about it every day, does he mean at all the fundraisers? he sure isn’t talking to Harry Reid or like actually governing.

All he is doing is campaigning.

dogsoldier on June 8, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Sorry for the double post the first did not appear for a while I suppose in moderation for the langiuage quoted?

ConcealedKerry on June 8, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Or a jack Nicholson in ‘a Few Good Men” moment :)…

jimver on June 8, 2012 at 5:19 PM

:-D

“The truth?, YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH.

NapaConservative on June 8, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Dat one :)…

jimver on June 8, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Are you a birther if can’t figure out what planet Obama resides on?

rik on June 8, 2012 at 5:28 PM

The One finally forced to pooper-scoop himself.

You deserve another raise.

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Perfect end to the week, Obama having to personally walk back his own stupid comments.

GeorgieGirl9 on June 8, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Obama is doing Romney the service of clarifying their differences on what to do about the economy.

Romney wants to unshackle and unleash the private sector. He wants to hold back public sector expansion and possibly shrink it — that is, he supports Ryan’s plan.

Obama thinks the private sector is doing fine. He wants to massively expand the public sector and those dependent on it.

That is a starkly clear difference.

farsighted on June 8, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Here’s Boehner, with Cantor alongside him, tightening the vice a few hours ago….

and….and…and he…and he didn’t cry!

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Boehner has just passed the manly man test :)..

jimver on June 8, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Status of America’s pain: Felt.

Oh AllahPundit. You are such a genius. xoxo

MayBee on June 8, 2012 at 5:31 PM

The unctuous Warren Buffett disagrees. He hasn’t had this opportunity to avoid taxes and Gekko up on distressed companies, by the dozens, since Carter the First.

viking01 on June 8, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Another former McCain aide was blunter.

“We very much look forward watching Team Romney put Obama’s head in a vice over this,” he emailed “What goes around comes around, assholes.”

where was this verve back in ’08, assholes?

ted c on June 8, 2012 at 4:53 PM

MegMac didn’t approve of the language…azzes and all..

jimver on June 8, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Barry, the Republicans have a solution to the bad economy and job market: throw you out by your ears in November.

bayview on June 8, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Obama needs to lay off the weed.

The Notorious G.O.P on June 8, 2012

Yes, there does seem to be some short term memory loss going on.

JonPrichard on June 8, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Obama is right.

Cutting taxes just for the rich is unfair.

I suggest that Mr. Romney offer an across the board tax cut for all americans and all american businesses, plus an incentive for US firms to relocate jobs from overseas back to the US.

Pay for it with a $ for $ reduction to federal spending.

Sweeten it with $ earmared to help states keep the cops, fireman and teachers working IF they agree to restructure their pension plans.

DrW on June 8, 2012 at 5:36 PM

This train wreck isn’t going to make it to November. When this freak finally snaps it’s not going to be pretty. I hope we have a real good man on the football…

2ipa on June 8, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Fisher-Price brain

NapaConservative on June 8, 2012 at 5:11 PM

A++

Del Dolemonte on June 8, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Another former McCain aide was blunter.

“We very much look forward watching Team Romney put Obama’s head in a vice over this,” he emailed “What goes around comes around, assholes.”

where was this verve back in ’08, assholes?

ted c on June 8, 2012 at 4:53 PM

MegMac didn’t approve of the language :)…azzes and all…

jimver on June 8, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Let me be clear is a rhetorical device meant to insert a dramatic pause before making some important point. In other words a way to allow the slower-thinking people to catch up.

Under Obama “Let me be clear” is nothing but the cue for a drinking game.

Happy Nomad on June 8, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Or maybe it’s for the slower thinking speaker to catch up. To his teleprompter.

2ipa on June 8, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Wow. It’s amazing how completely OUT OF TOUCH Obama and his merry band of hard leftists truly are. They don’t even know the price of a loaf of bread, or a half-gallon of milk.

It must be hard keeping up with these everyday items as they fly New York to LA, call out the fighter jets, then LA to New York, shut down parts of the city, then NY to LA, call out the fighter jets, then off on a hard-earned vacation after leaking national secrets to leftist propagandists, then claiming that they didn’t do it, and laughing their heads off behind closed doors about how they’re able to get away with it all even as more drugged-out “celebrities” made famous for their criminal records offer to raise more money for them from other West Coast nutters.

Democrats and leftists…honestly! This is truly not the way to govern. *Anyone* with common sense should know this.

Allendundit on June 8, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Old Slogan: FORWARD
 
New Slogan: HELP ME MOMMY
 
fogw on June 8, 2012 at 5:09 PM

 
She gave up on him before it was cool.

rogerb on June 8, 2012 at 5:43 PM

That’s why I spent yesterday, the day before yesterday, this past week, this past month and this past year talking about how we can make the economy stronger.

Is that what you talked about at your $38,000 a plate fund raisers? Or were you more focused on contraception and LGBT rights?:

White House website – Obama Schedule

Yesterday:

Thursday, June 7 2012
1:20 pm
The President delivers remarks at a campaign event
Local Event Time:
10:20AM PDT
California, Los Angeles, Private Residence
Print Pool
2:20 pm
The President departs Los Angeles, California
Local Event Time:
11:20AM PDT
Los Angeles International Airport
Open Press
3:20 pm
The President arrives Las Vegas, Nevada
Local Event Time:
12:20PM PDT
McCarran International Airport
Open Press
3:50 pm
The President delivers remarks on college affordability
Local Event Time:
12:50PM PDT
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Open to pre-credentialed media
5:00 pm
The President departs Las Vegas, Nevada
Local Event Time:
2:00PM PDT
McCarran International Airport
Open Press

Two days ago:

9:20 am
The President departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews
Local Event Time:
9:20 AM EDT
South Lawn
Open Press
9:35 am
The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route San Francisco, California
Local Event Time:
9:35 AM EDT
Joint Base Andrews
Travel Pool Coverage
2:45 pm
The President arrives San Francisco, California
Local Event Time:
11:45 AM PDT
San Francisco International Airport
Open Press
3:20 pm
The President attends a campaign event
Local Event Time:
12:20 PM PDT
California, Landmark Tower, San Francisco
Closed Press
5:15 pm
The President delivers remarks at a campaign event
Local Event Time:
2:15 PM PDT
California, Julia Morgan Ballroom, San Francisco
Print Pool
6:15 pm
The President departs San Francisco, California en route Los Angeles, California
Local Event Time:
3:15 PM PDT
San Francisco International Airport
Open Press
7:20 pm
The President arrives Los Angeles, California
Local Event Time:
4:20 PM PDT
Los Angeles International Airport
Open Press

Wait! Let’s go back one more day:

Tuesday, June 5 2012
No public schedule.

Buy Danish on June 8, 2012 at 5:46 PM

He is having one bad week.

Hee

gophergirl on June 8, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Mr. Romney is what steps are they willing to take right now

ummm RIGHT NOW, mitt is not president, YOU ARE, you big idiot…he can’t do anything until JANUARY….RIGHT NOW, you are SUPPOSSEDLY in control….

own it

cmsinaz on June 8, 2012 at 5:48 PM

There is no soviet domination………………..

rik on June 8, 2012 at 5:49 PM

What about that deal with Big Pharma? Does that have legs, or will that just be dismissed as business as usual from the most transparent presidency, evah?

smellthecoffee on June 8, 2012 at 5:51 PM

“That’s the reason I had a press conference. That’s why I spent yesterday, the day before yesterday, this past week, this past month and this past year talking about how we can make the economy stronger.

Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk. The bumbling fool still thinks his words are magic.

Cicero43 on June 8, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Keep up the pounding of our Jerk in Chief: daily, consistently, repeatedly.

GaltBlvnAtty on June 8, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Hey, which is it? I can’t take all the flip-flopping from Obefuddled on how the economy is doing. And despite the terrible jobs numbers, I just read that unemployment compensation is again being downsized in Illinois due to an improving jobless rate. It was announced Wednesday that Tier 4, the final 6 weeks of Emergency Unemployment Benefits (EUC), is being discontinued as of June 23, so unless you’re at Tier 4 by then, it’s curtains. That cuts the number of weeks of uc down to a maximum of 73. Where have jobs in Illinois been coming from? I’ve heard of no great uptick in unemployment in this loser state. It seems that if jobs existed and the unemployed were being hired then they’d be transitioning off of unemployment and there’d be no need to rely on phony jobless rates to whittle down the length of uc. Does any of this have to do with Obama and his campaign–to hold up his “home” state as a shining example?

stukinIL4now on June 8, 2012 at 5:53 PM

He is TRULY stooopid to think Americans will appreciate he talked and talked and talked for the past year about economy.

The phrase he used came across as the president actually whined about HOW MUCH work he had to do.

Sir Napsalot on June 8, 2012 at 5:54 PM

“The private sector is doing fine — now that I’ve nationalized most of the economy, that doesn’t help much, but what’s left is doing just fine. It’s the public sector I’m always touting that’s got one foot in the grave. So, that’s what I meant by my two statements today. Perfectly harmonized. Don’t know what all the partisan, racist chatter is all about.”

2ndMAW68 on June 8, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Woops! Here are Obama’s “remarks at a private residence”, Thursday, June 7th. The word “economy” comes up exactly once and it’s in terms of needing to spend, sorry, “invest” more on education:

We’ve got more work to do. For all the work we’ve done improving our schools — and we have made historic transformations — 40 states have initiated, because of our Race to the Top program, major reforms that focus on learning K through 12, improving teacher performance. We’ve still got more work to do. There are still schools right here in Los Angeles and all across the country where half the kids are dropping out before they graduate. One out of 10 are reading at grade level. So we’ve got to make investments, not just investments in money — although it does involve money — but also investments in reform, to make sure that there is not a child in America who is not equipped when they graduate to compete in this global economy.

He talks about debt and deficits, but it’s a big whopper sandwich:

And we’ve got to balance our fiscal situation in a responsible way. And this is going to be a major debate that comes up next year. The other side, they’re always talking about debt and deficits, which I find interesting since they’re always the ones who run up the debt and the deficits, say we don’t care about deficits — until Democrats get into office and suddenly they see religion. (Laughter.)

and

If you implemented their budget, you could not afford anything outside of defense, Social Security, interest on the national debt and Medicare. Everything else would be fundamentally wiped out. Now, we think deficits and debt are important. But we think that the way to do it is, yes, eliminate programs that don’t work, reform our health system not by shifting cost to seniors, but by reducing costs and improving quality of care, but also, let’s ask those of us who can do a little bit more to do a little bit more.

blah blah blah….

Buy Danish on June 8, 2012 at 5:58 PM

He is having one bad week.

Hee

gophergirl on June 8, 2012 at 5:47 PM

More like 2 straight bad months…

jimver on June 8, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Republicans nationwide are dutifully rubbing his face in his mess this afternoon

It’s the only way to get him to stop messing all over the place ;)

You know O’s team is doing the same to Clinton and Booker.

kerrhome on June 8, 2012 at 4:54 PM

I’ve never owned a dog, but I’ve heard that rubbing a dog’s face in a mess is sometimes the only way to get him to stop making messes in the house. Is Obama no better than the dogs he ate? Is this the revenge of Fido?

Gladtobehere on June 8, 2012 at 6:02 PM

john king and jessica yellin trying to defend this snafu….

it ain’t working…

cmsinaz on June 8, 2012 at 6:04 PM

“We very much look forward watching Team Romney put Obama’s head in a vice over this,” he emailed “What goes around comes around, assholes.”

Sweeeeeeet.

Tim_CA on June 8, 2012 at 6:06 PM

“That’s the reason I had a press conference. That’s why I spent yesterday, the day before yesterday,…..

No, Barry, you spent the day before yesterday (June 6th) in California raising election funds in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

If there is one thing about Obama that I find most despicable is his willingness and ability to simply lie about something at any given point in time as long as he perceives that it helps him. He simply has NO moral or ethical character.

mrveritas on June 8, 2012 at 6:07 PM

john king and jessica yellin trying to defend this snafu….

it ain’t working…

cmsinaz on June 8, 2012 at 6:04 PM

And how are they doing?…Any luck so far? :)…are they elevating the word ‘spinning’ to newer heights? :)…

jimver on June 8, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Yes we are doing fine….my husband was just told this week to take a week off without pay over the July 4th holiday. The second time it has happened in the last six months. At least he has a job….and our only hope is BO is looking for a job after Nov 2012.

DanvilleMom on June 8, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Obama needs to lay off the weed.

The Notorious G.O.P on June 8, 2012

Yes, there does seem to be some short term memory loss going on.

JonPrichard on June 8, 2012 at 5:36 PM

His paranoia will help us win as well.

slickwillie2001 on June 8, 2012 at 6:15 PM

I am completely freaking lost. This morning, the private sector was doing fine, I cook a few things, clean up, come back, and now it’s not doing fine? WTH? Somebody want to make up my mind please?

I’m assuming, when I get back from making pierogies, that all this will have changed yet again? Jeez, but it’s getting harder and harder to keep up with this regime.

sage0925 on June 8, 2012 at 6:19 PM

cmsinaz on June 8, 2012 at 6:04 PM

I SOOO thank you for paying attention to the weirdos, so I don’t have to !
Seriously !

pambi on June 8, 2012 at 6:20 PM

If there is one thing about Obama that I find most despicable is his willingness and ability to simply lie about something at any given point in time as long as he perceives that it helps him. He simply has NO moral or ethical character.

mrveritas on June 8, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Try telling that to

john king and jessica yellin

Del Dolemonte on June 8, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Did you order the code red?!?

taternuggets on June 8, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Buy Danish on June 8, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Monday he attended three fund raisers and last Friday he attended six.

He must be hurting for cash to work that hard. Aaaaand all his donors are tapped. The ATM is running dry.

His speeches today make Romney ads all by themselves. The local radio folks are playing the comments back to back asking, “Um do we believe Obama in the am or Obama in the pm?”

He just doesn’t care about anything outside his celebrity, unless he gets caught in a major gaffe and sometimes not even then.

We are in a depression Zero and you made it.

dogsoldier on June 8, 2012 at 6:30 PM

That’s why I spent yesterday, the day before yesterday, this past week, this past month and this past year talking about how we can make the economy stronger.

Words… just words, a lot of empty, meaningless words.

Gladtobehere on June 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

He is having one bad week.

Hee

gophergirl on June 8, 2012 at 5:47 PM

More like a bad month. At this point, the good news is no one can accuse him of peaking too early.

antipc on June 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

He just doesn’t care about anything outside his celebrity far left ideological agenda, unless he gets caught in a major gaffe and sometimes not even then.
dogsoldier on June 8, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Buy Danish on June 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Every time, and I mean EVERY time, this clown opens his mouth I’m reminded of Mark Steyn’s immortal description of him in “After America”:

“Having nothing to say, he said it anyway.”

Pg. 60.

Cleombrotus on June 8, 2012 at 6:33 PM

The man’s flailing on the ropes -only because Romney is doing what Bush (love him) and McCain (loathe him) failed to do -attack your opponent. When he tells outrageous lies -double up your attacks. Now for the first time in years -the left is on the defensive -reeling and twirling in the wind on their own petard.

Don L on June 8, 2012 at 6:33 PM

jimver on June 8, 2012 at 6:11 PM

trying…candy crowley took the cake though

this won’t stick to dear leader and folks don’t think he is out of touch….

hello, mcfly?

cmsinaz on June 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM

pambi on June 8, 2012 at 6:20 PM

you’re welcome….

cmsinaz on June 8, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Del Dolemonte on June 8, 2012 at 6:20 PM

heh

cmsinaz on June 8, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I think President Obama just gave us the best TV campaign add ever.

Having him in front of the camera saying “It’s absolutely clear the economy is not doing fine!”

Yes Mr. President, we agree. It is absolutely clear the economy is not doing fine. And that is the reason we need a change of leadership. Thank you for your honesty.

uskorea on June 8, 2012 at 6:40 PM

There is no soviet domination………………..

rik on June 8, 2012 at 5:49 PM

of the Obama Whitehouse.

Bwahaha, Bwahaha, Bwahaha, Bwahaha, Bwahaha, Bwahaha, Bwahaha, Bwahaha, Bwahaha, Bwahaha, Bwahaha, Bwahaha, Bwahaha, Bwahaha, Bwahaha, Bwahaha, Bwahaha, Bwahaha, etc.

Gladtobehere on June 8, 2012 at 6:40 PM

The One finally forced to pooper-scoop himself.

Only someone with teh kittehs could come up with that one.

John the Libertarian on June 8, 2012 at 6:43 PM

I think he is becoming unhinged. The “economy is doing fine” is insane enough. But the 2nd comment about “state and local govts” needing more support is terrifying, because he actually believes that government creates wealth.

Goverment can tax, spend, redistribute, print baseless money, even confiscate; but government can not produce wealth. Not a thin dime.

matthew8787 on June 8, 2012 at 6:43 PM

I think President Obama just gave us the best TV campaign add ever.

Having him in front of the camera saying “It’s absolutely clear the economy is not doing fine!”

Yes Mr. President, we agree. It is absolutely clear the economy is not doing fine. And that is the reason we need a change of leadership. Thank you for your honesty.

uskorea on June 8, 2012 at 6:40 PM

He checkmated himself , #choomwagon.

the_nile on June 8, 2012 at 6:44 PM

I would like to make an exception, KEEP ON BEATING THIS DEAD HORSE!

hillsoftx on June 8, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Barackabama’s BFF, “Bev” Perdue, is being fact-checked by (teehee) WRAL.com. This is their actual opening paragraph:

Gov. Bev Perdue’s says there are “less dollars” for public education in the House budget proposal than last year. Strictly speaking, this isn’t true but it’s not totally wrong either.

SouthernGent on June 8, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Sometimes people forget the magnitude of it [the recession]… Sometimes I forget.

The private sector is doing fine.

It is absolutely clear that the economy is ‘not doing fine.’

Hey, fellas! Did you know there were all these people here under the bus?

Someone caught this earlier, but note that he didn’t do a complete backtrack. He said first the private sector was doing fine, and proceeded to explain that the suffering sector remained… public employees.

In his walk back, he emphasis that the economy is not doing fine, again elaborating on the need for more “public investment.”

For Obama, the only thing that matters is the public sector, which he equates with “the economy.”

de rigueur on June 8, 2012 at 6:46 PM

lmao.

“hominy-hominy-hominy”

Tim_CA on June 8, 2012 at 6:51 PM

That’s why I spent yesterday, the day before yesterday, this past week, this past month and this past year talking about how we can the make the economy stronger.”

Yes, and I’m sure that Jessica Alba, George Clooney, Barbara Streisand, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anna Wintour, etc., offered you some brilliant ideas.

Ann Romney: What does she know about economics?

Jessica Alba, George Clooney, Barbara Streisand, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anna Wintour, etc.:

Ferret, don’t fret. The Nobel Committee doesn’t recycle Nobel Prizes for Economics. You can keep yours when they give the Hollywood geniuses & Man-Child theirs for the economic brilliance.

Resist We Much on June 8, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Can somebody ask Biden if this is a big f#&king deal?

taternuggets on June 8, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Today almost feels as BFD as Tues’ Walker win !!
Keep ‘em coming, dems !!!!

pambi on June 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

None story. McCains the fundamentals of this economy is still strong gaffe didn’t stop you all from voting for him. Once again none story.

loveofcountry on June 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

He’s stepped in it way too many times these last few months. I’m starting to feel comfortable enough to exhale a bit.

sherry on June 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

OT: eric holder just appointed a GOP and DEM attorneys to investigate the leaks….UMMM should be special prosecutor…

they work for him are they really going to hammer anyone in the WH…i don’t think so

cmsinaz on June 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

For most of the day, CNN and CBS did not mention Barry’s ” the private sector is doing fine. ” quote at all.

Now that Barry backtracked, the forced walk back (albeit only on side bar on CNN) made the attempt to ignore his cluelessness impossible.

The GOP need to highlight it again and again to break the MSM’s effort to cover up for Barry, and define him as what he is: incompetent, inept, ignorant and unfit for the office.

bayview on June 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM

None story. McCains the fundamentals of this economy is still strong gaffe didn’t stop you all from voting for him. Once again none story.

loveofcountry on June 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Are you trying to say non-story?

taternuggets on June 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Keep ‘em coming, dems !!!!

pambi on June 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Let’s put that to music, shall we?

cozmo on June 8, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Romney’s ad people are being given golden material every single day.

They’d better make use of it.

Obama presented in his own words by his deeds is an absolutely damning picture of someone not only out of his depth, but dishonest, mendacious, and incompetent.

CorporatePiggy on June 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Can somebody ask Biden if this is a big f#&king deal?

taternuggets on June 8, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Who knew that Biden’s role in this administration would be Obama’s Sensei when it comes to gaff walk backs!

Happy Nomad on June 8, 2012 at 7:03 PM

loveofcountry on June 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

BECAUSE he was the anti-Obama at the time !
Get it ??
Probably not, but I tried.

pambi on June 8, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Strictly speaking, this isn’t true but it’s not totally wrong either.

SouthernGent on June 8, 2012 at 6:46 PM

That reminds me of a Ferret quote:

“I’m not sure that the current value of the Nasdaq is justified, but I’m not sure that it isn’t.”

- Paul Krugman, The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century, 2004

The Ferret once told Bill O’Reilly:

“Compare me . . . compare me, uh, with anyone else, and I think you’ll see that my forecasting record is not great.”

LMFAO!

Resist We Much on June 8, 2012 at 7:04 PM

well, look at it from the worldview of the New Party. The Private Sector is doing fine.

Lots of $$$$ flowing into his coffers, big parties with the elites. To the Left it is Always about the poor (they are never doing fine) and the Public Sector…yes..the Public Sector needs to be better funded $$$$$$$ to the Public Sector.

The private sector? Pffft

r keller on June 8, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Buy Danish on June 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Yeah you might be right, but does he even really have an ideology other than “I wanna be mEEEEeeeee” and “I wanna talk about mEEEEEeeeeEEEEE?”

dogsoldier on June 8, 2012 at 7:05 PM

“that’s precisely why I asked Congress to start taking some steps that can make a difference.”

Leadership, Obama Style. I see that statement as even more damaging to Obama than his “fine” comment. If I were Romney or the RNC, I’d give it equal attention.

Scopper on June 8, 2012 at 7:07 PM

None story. McCains the fundamentals of this economy is still strong gaffe didn’t stop you all from voting for him. Once again none story.

loveofcountry on June 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

L4L’s Go-To-Phrase:

In: “None story”

Out: “Big nothingburger.”

Resist We Much on June 8, 2012 at 7:07 PM

cozmo on June 8, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Thanks !! LOL.
Jivin’ here.. hehe.

pambi on June 8, 2012 at 7:08 PM

None story. McCains the fundamentals of this economy is still strong gaffe didn’t stop you all from voting for him. Once again none story.

loveofcountry on June 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

WTF does “none story” mean?

Chuck Schick on June 8, 2012 at 7:10 PM

You know it’s bad when Boehner starts looking good.

earlgrey133 on June 8, 2012 at 7:10 PM

So let me get this straight: Obama had to go on record and state unequivocally that the economy sucks? How the hell did these people win in 2008?

TheLastBrainLeft on June 8, 2012 at 7:12 PM

He must be hurting for cash to work that hard. Aaaaand all his donors are tapped. The ATM is running dry.

dogsoldier on June 8, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Just wait until the left figures out that he will lose. A perceived loser will have a much harder time. Hard to convince somebody to pay $2000 for a breakfast when the politician won’t be in power past Jan. 20th.

But the fundraising really isn’t what I think he is doing. He’s hanging out in California where he will win in a walk. This is nothing but tapping the ATM. If he wants to turn things around, he should be hanging out with the clingers in places like Ohio and North Carolina. He should have put the influence of the Presidency behind the WI recall.

In short, Obama isn’t campaigning he is almost exclusively fundraising. That’s how you pad your retirement coffers. He doesn’t want a second term. He and Mooch love the perqs but hate their respective jobs- especially when Mooch and Jill Biden have to pretend they care about veterans. He’s working on his retirement and not really interested in campaigning for a second term if it involves the kind of work he didn’t have to exert in 2008.

Happy Nomad on June 8, 2012 at 7:13 PM

poor barry…he didn’t know. Goldman pretty much told us earlier this week that there looks to be a contraction on the way.

(and for you trolls, that means the economy might get a little Smaller)

so sad, so pathetic

r keller on June 8, 2012 at 7:15 PM

“and this past year talking about how we can make the economy stronger”

… but doing things to make it weaker. He is no longer the president, he is at best the village idiot.

ray on June 8, 2012 at 7:15 PM

What’s going to happen if Obama’s campaign completely collapses? I know it’s been lightly speculated about recently. But I’m really beginning to wonder if he’s in the process of a total meltdown.

nukemhill on June 8, 2012 at 5:04 PM

I’m sure he can keep blundering on until November…

cheetah2 on June 8, 2012 at 7:22 PM

My God this man is incompetent. It won’t be long before he gives a Malaise Speech or lectures to us wearing a cardigan. :-D

It’s almost OVER FOR BARRY! :-)

Punchenko on June 8, 2012 at 7:24 PM

None story. McCains the fundamentals of this economy is still strong gaffe didn’t stop you all from voting for him. Once again none story.

loveofcountry on June 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

English Major, right?

If it’s a “none story”, why did he walk it back?

F–

Del Dolemonte on June 8, 2012 at 7:24 PM

“Words! Words! Words! I’m so sick of words!”
- Eliza Dolittle

All ya do is tawk, Barry. I’m sick of your voice. STFU and get out of the way so a leader can take the helm.

And take that Valerie Jarrett with you.

disa on June 8, 2012 at 5:25 PM

I have to say- I loved this response. I love that ALL the, “Gawd, could they BE any more brilliant” appointee’s of the Barry playing at Presidentin’ administration, are proving themselves to be utter IDIOTS. It’s as though, (finally) the clock struck midnight and they’re exposed as the bush League, third string thugs, that they are. Love it, love it, love it.

BettyRuth on June 8, 2012 at 7:24 PM

That’s why I spent yesterday, the day before yesterday, this past week, this past month and this past year talking about how we can make the economy stronger.

A little less talk and a little more Walk please.

Koa on June 8, 2012 at 7:28 PM

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