Huzzah: Obama to pivot to the economy tomorrow, again

posted at 4:01 pm on June 16, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

I can hardly wait. Via Pittburgh’s WTAE:

President Barack Obama will visit Bakery Square in Larimer to deliver a speech on the economy Tuesday afternoon.

The White House says Obama will visit TechShop, a fabrication and prototyping studio open to the public via paid memberships.

“The most important thing about TechShop and what it symbolizes is that this really is the future. It’s the intersection of technology, machines and people making things, and that really is the collision that’s right around us,” said Audrey Russo, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Technology Council. “The exciting thing is that Pittsburgh has a lot of core competencies in this arena.”

Who even knows anymore whether this counts as a full-on “pivot,” but I suppose we’ll just have to wait with bated breath to see if the White House is going to take this particular sojourn as another opportunity to drop some new and glorious executive order on us — which will almost inevitably lie somewhere between “pointless” and “outright damaging” on the effectiveness spectrum — or if this is merely going to be yet another chance for His Eloquence to deliver an overly affected progressive soliloquy to which not even the people present will pay attention. Either way, despite the administration’s insistence on the foremost importance of the economy, they do seem unusually eager to talk about it when they want to especially avoid talking about something else. The Obama economy just contracted, after all, as Noah aptly reminded us this morning, and Democrats’ excuse about the extraordinarily cold winter being such an insuperable barrier to economic growth — as if no harsh winter in all of American history has ever witnessed a period of economic growth, and there are no other major factors to blame — is the lamest of the lame. Still, better for Obama to talk about why those spiteful Republicans are refusing to work with him on job creation than address a little ol’ foreign-policy flareup like Iraq falling apart, eh?


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President strObelight flickering off and on the economy.

Flange on June 16, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Recovery Summer 2014

RickB on June 16, 2014 at 4:04 PM

The White House says Obama will visit TechShop, a fabrication and prototyping studio open to the public via paid memberships

Prediction; This company will be out of business within 2 years.

RickB on June 16, 2014 at 4:06 PM

The training wheels have finally come off..

No?

Electrongod on June 16, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Oh please, no.
Take a vacation, dude!

Come back in a couple years.

freedomfirst on June 16, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Obama to pivot to the economy tomorrow, again

Sorry Mr. President, the nation is out of f^cks to give.

Rix on June 16, 2014 at 4:09 PM

This is UNEXPECTED.

jukin3 on June 16, 2014 at 4:09 PM

The White House says Obama will visit TechShop, a fabrication and prototyping studio open to the public via paid memberships.

Well, Obama picked a fitting location to deliver his speech.

Doughboy on June 16, 2014 at 4:10 PM

The White House says Obama will visit TechShop, a fabrication and prototyping studio open to the public via paid memberships

Prediction; This company will be out of business within 2 years.

RickB on June 16, 2014 at 4:06 PM

It’s the kiss of death. Obama is like the anti-Midas. Everything he touches turns to crap.

HotAirian on June 16, 2014 at 4:10 PM

The Loafer in Chief had a big day today, signing that LGBTDUOR bill. No doubt Obama will be ready for some golf, after the big speech, tomorrow.

MNHawk on June 16, 2014 at 4:10 PM

The White House says Obama will visit TechShop, a fabrication and prototyping studio open to the public via paid memberships

Prediction; This company will be out of business within 2 years.

RickB on June 16, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Way too long. President Fecal Touch usually kills a business he has visited in less than 6 months. That little cafe he visited only lasted a matter of weeks.

jukin3 on June 16, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Mr. Ignorant is going to tell all of us worker-bees and small business owners that he’s disappointed in our mediocre efforts in bailing out his historical legacy.

MTF on June 16, 2014 at 4:12 PM

More than likely, Obama will be attending a fundraiser Tuesday night in the Pittsburgh area, and giving an official speech *wink wink, ya know what I mean, ya know what I mean* reduces reimbursement costs for AF1.

William Teach on June 16, 2014 at 4:12 PM

I’m sick of this crap!

Patriot Vet on June 16, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Embrace the suck…..

crosshugger on June 16, 2014 at 4:13 PM

I’m thinking that obama keeps confusing the word pivot for divot.

HumpBot Salvation on June 16, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Like a laser…

d1carter on June 16, 2014 at 4:14 PM

He should pivot right on out of the WH. That will cure all our countries ills.

Patriot Vet on June 16, 2014 at 4:16 PM

It’s working for Malia…

She’s working for CBS…

PatriotRider on June 16, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Laser-like focus.

leftamark on June 16, 2014 at 4:19 PM

The White House says Obama will visit TechShop, a fabrication and prototyping studio open to the public via paid memberships.

Sounds racist to me….

Von Kleist on June 16, 2014 at 4:20 PM

I hope Obama can get some rest. All these fundraisers and rounds of golf and speeches, he must be exhausted.

It’s no wonder he can’t do his job.

Adjoran on June 16, 2014 at 4:22 PM

How many strawmen will be incinerated this time?

gwelf on June 16, 2014 at 4:23 PM

The White House says Obama will visit TechShop, a fabrication and prototyping studio open to the public via paid memberships.

Well, Obama picked a fitting location to deliver his speech.

Doughboy on June 16, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Good one.

rlwo2008 on June 16, 2014 at 4:23 PM

I prefer a woman with baited breath, means she’s a fisherman and I live fishing.

Bishop on June 16, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Recovery Summer 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014!!

HotAirian on June 16, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Who even knows anymore whether this counts as a full-on “pivot,”

None of them have been a “full-on pivot!” They’ve always been a headline to change the subject from some other failure of this administration.

Deano1952 on June 16, 2014 at 4:25 PM

World: You know, Ukraine and Iraq is in serious trouble. Russia just gave tanks, TANKS, to Ukrainian rebels and is about to turn the gas off from Europe. And Iran, a State Sponsor of Terrorism by the way, is ready to march into Iraq and start a regional war. We can really use some good old fashion American leadership here!

Obama: Nope. You got this one!

BigGator5 on June 16, 2014 at 4:26 PM

“Hello to everyone here at Tech Soup in beautiful Laramie, Wyoming. I’d just like to tell everyone not to do stupid shiite.”

-Smartest Preznit Ever

Bishop on June 16, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Good God, can America’s economy withstand any more of Obama’s Pivot’s to it?

oscarwilde on June 16, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Effort underway to rename “Lazy Susan” kitchen accessory to “Lazy Barack”.

Its a literal, and figurative, description.

BobMbx on June 16, 2014 at 4:31 PM

At last, Recovery Summer V to begin

J_Crater on June 16, 2014 at 4:31 PM

It sounds like one of those places where artists and crafters rent space only this is techy stuff instead of artsy stuff. This is their idea of manufacturing of the future?

crankyoldlady on June 16, 2014 at 4:32 PM

The White House says Obama will visit TechShop, a fabrication and prototyping studio open to the public via paid memberships.

Sounds racist to me….

Von Kleist on June 16, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Do members have to show photo ID to get in?

BobMbx on June 16, 2014 at 4:32 PM

This stupid rat eared basra rd president expects companies to hire due to his EXCESSIVE REGULATIONS???? The companies he is visiting will like others close due to these regulations. This As s doesn’t care, and is either demonic or a moron or both. Yes I detest this fool.

garydt on June 16, 2014 at 4:35 PM

I suppose this is marginally better than another round of golf.

The good news is he must have made up his mind about what he is going to do about saving Baghdad
otherwise he certainly wouldn’t be going on another road trip-would he.

jmtham156 on June 16, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Doesn’t he do this every summer?

Cindy Munford on June 16, 2014 at 4:36 PM

You mean he’s not going to talk about global warming?

“The most important thing about TechShop and what it symbolizes is that this really is the future. It’s the intersection of technology, machines and people making things, and that really is the collision that’s right around us,” said Audrey Russo, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Technology Council. “The exciting thing is that Pittsburgh has a lot of core competencies in this arena.”

Obama will tell Ms. Russo that she didn’t build that, Obama did.

Steve Z on June 16, 2014 at 4:36 PM

It’s like Groundhog Day… waking up every morning to an Obama economy speech, over and over and over and

Marcola on June 16, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Speaking of saving?????? When is he going to get that Marine out of Mexico? Man I ha the and detest this fool.

garydt on June 16, 2014 at 4:36 PM

He’s just going to preach about how the last couple rich people he hasn’t taxed or penalized to death for running a small business need all their wealth confiscated to feed the new surge of democrat voters…I mean illegals and pay for the pregnancies conceived in the shelters down there.

Or he’s going to talk about how great a job he’s done, and anything not great is obviously George Bush’s fault, not his.

Diluculo on June 16, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Where did he get the idea to do another pivot?

Oh yeah, he was just on the golf course.

Occams Stubble on June 16, 2014 at 4:40 PM

spinning like a top

warmairfan on June 16, 2014 at 4:43 PM

I meant by regulations killing jobs is probably mainly from the EPA. This group does keep the economy bogged down.

garydt on June 16, 2014 at 4:45 PM

These “pivots” are looking more and more like pirouettes.

IndieDogg on June 16, 2014 at 4:47 PM

It’s working for Malia…

She’s working for CBS…

PatriotRider on June 16, 2014 at 4:16 PM

NBC pays better.

Fallon on June 16, 2014 at 4:52 PM

These “pivots” are looking more and more like pirouettes.

IndieDogg on June 16, 2014 at 4:47 PM

More like a dog chasing its tail.

RickB on June 16, 2014 at 4:53 PM

And. Huzzah, Erika!

Fallon on June 16, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Did Obama really go play golf again?

Ellis on June 16, 2014 at 4:57 PM

These “pivots” are looking more and more like pirouettes.

IndieDogg on June 16, 2014 at 4:47 PM

More like a dog chasing its tail.

RickB on June 16, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Do test pilots still call it “auguring in”?

de rigueur on June 16, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Come on guys! A 360 degree pivot IS a pivot and a hard pivot at that.

It just doesn’t change direction or accomplish anything.

LouisianaLightning on June 16, 2014 at 5:05 PM

4 pivots= a twirl.

Obama is twirling like a prima ballerina.

LASue on June 16, 2014 at 5:06 PM

So is there a fundraiser in Larimer or a golf course he wants to visit? Or both?

glockomatic on June 16, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Economy hardest hit.

rbj on June 16, 2014 at 5:09 PM

He gave up tee time for this?

formwiz on June 16, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Google results for “obama pivot”:

About 5,790,000 results (0.28 seconds)

PattyJ on June 16, 2014 at 5:19 PM

He keeps pivoting, he’s gonna bore a hole straight to China.

Ward Cleaver on June 16, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Worth repeating…

Another Summer of Recovery™ down the drain.

Brat on June 13, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Brat on June 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Hey1 Maybe they can FABRICATE some more excuses for King Barack on why the economy and his foreign policy SUCK!

GarandFan on June 16, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Every time he “pivots” to the economy, my taxes go up.

Hey Talibama, how about you just “pivot” somewhere else, mmmkay?

Meople on June 16, 2014 at 5:37 PM

G’-damn – How many Summers of Recovery can we endure, or survive?

Infidelius on June 16, 2014 at 5:40 PM

As I said, Obama may never move that pivot foot a fraction of an inch, but isn’t there a shot clock involved in there somehow?

Axeman on June 16, 2014 at 5:49 PM

He focuses like a taser to stun the economy every time he talks about it.

Mark Boabaca on June 16, 2014 at 6:12 PM

And “climate change” while he’s been in an air-conditioned 10,000 square feet house for days, in the desert.

Schadenfreude on June 16, 2014 at 6:35 PM

Erika,

We say pirouette for King Putt not pivot.

He has more pirouettes than a ballerina wearing the Red Shoes.

dogsoldier on June 16, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Some think Obama pivots to a new subject to escape the fallout of his incompetence. That’s only partly true. Having accomplished suitable damage in one area, Obama turns his destructive talents toward a new target.

ROCnPhilly on June 16, 2014 at 8:23 PM

How many summer of the “Wreckovery” is this again?? JugEars and his loyal followers should be marched to the guillotine.

Atilla on June 16, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Erika

Great use of the term “bated breath”, and used correctly!

Huzzah!

Bigurn on June 17, 2014 at 7:58 AM

Who pays for a membership to visit a prototyping shop? Are they that hard up for a good time in Larimer? I’ll bet there’s a shake shack somewhere on Baker Sq.

Kissmygrits on June 17, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Every time there is a new Obama Scandal he ‘pivots’ to a new topic / issue….and $cews that one up / starts a new scandal there and is forced to ‘pivot’ to another new issue….. He is starting to run out of issues to which he can ‘pivot’… Everywhere he turns, every issue is tainted with scandal, incompetence, treason, broken laws, and Constitutional violations…

easyt65 on June 17, 2014 at 9:33 AM