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Axelrod denies Obama White House ever used phrase ‘Recovery Summer’

posted at 3:27 pm on August 5, 2012 by

Do you remember Recovery Summer? If you don’t it may be because no recovery has taken place in any summer since Barack Obama became president, but the phrase was rolled out in 2010. It was the handle for a PR effort designed “to highlight the jobs accompanying a surge in stimulus-funded projects to improve highways, parks, drinking water and other public works.”

If you still don’t remember Recovery Summer, take solace in the fact that David Axelrod, who was a senior administration adviser in 2010, doesn’t remember it either. At least that’s what he told host Chris Wallace this morning on FOX News Sunday. When Wallace pressed him on it, Axelrod, looking like the cat that swallowed the canary, defied Wallace to “show me the tape.”

Here it is. Axelrod was a guest on NBC’s Meet the Press. The air date was June 13, 2010. In fairness to the current Obama campaign adviser, he doesn’t utter the words recovery summer per se but uses the phrases Recovery Act projects and this summer in the same sentence.

Maybe Axelrod would like to take a shot next at explaining what is is.

On a more serious note, if this is part of an overarching strategy to expunge Obama’s record of broken promises and failures by attempting to hoodwink voters, the president should be reminded of his own declaration that the “American people aren’t stupid.”

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Gee, I gues he didn’t know about this

Administration Kicks Off “Recovery Summer” with Groundbreakings and Events Across the Country

President Obama, Vice President Biden and Other Administration Officials to Highlight Surge in Recovery Act Infrastructure Projects This Summer

WASHINGTON, DC – The Administration today kicks off “Recovery Summer,” a six-week-long focus on the surge in Recovery Act infrastructure projects that will be underway across the country in the coming months – and the jobs they’ll create well into the fall and through the end of the year. The Recovery Act has already funded tens of thousands of projects and put about 2.5 million Americans to work, but summer 2010 is actually poised to be the most active Recovery Act season yet, with tens of thousands of projects underway across the country that will help to create jobs for American workers and economic growth for businesses, large and small. For example:

Highway Projects: There will be six times as many highway projects underway in July 2010 as in July 2009 – projects will surge from 1,750 last summer to over 10,000 this summer.
Clean and Drinking Water: This summer over 2,800 clean and drinking water projects will be underway versus just over 100 last summer – more than 20 times as many.
Home Weatherization: This summer, 82,000 homes will be weatherized versus 3,000 last summer – 27 times as many homes this summer as last.
National Parks: This July, nearly 800 projects will be underway at national parks versus just over 100 last July – 8 times as many this summer.

As part of Recovery Summer, President Obama, Vice President Biden and other Administration officials will travel to more than two dozen Recovery Act project sites in the coming weeks, highlighting the surge in project activity and the Recovery Act’s steady climb to 3.5 million jobs by the end of the year.

Mr. Bingley on August 5, 2012 at 4:12 PM

The interview linked by the Examiner is meaningless. Here’s the press briefing where Biden rolled out the phrase.

And here’s a screen cap of the phrase used in official White House graphics to communicate how awesome everything was going to be.

Feel free to use either one to point out the worthlessness of that degenerate Axelrod, in whatever setting you find yourself able to do so.

vitocorleone99 on August 5, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Sabercat2 on August 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

That was a rhetorical question, right?

hachiban on August 5, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Technically now that we have the historical economic data and joblessness facts involved, and not just leftist propaganda PR, the proper usage is “Wreckovery Summer”.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on August 5, 2012 at 5:33 PM

The White House
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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
June 17, 2010
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Administration Kicks Off “Recovery Summer” with Groundbreakings and Events Across the Country
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President Obama, Vice President Biden and Other Administration Officials to Highlight Surge in Recovery Act Infrastructure Projects This Summer
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WASHINGTON, DC – The Administration today kicks off “Recovery Summer,” a six-week-long focus on the surge in Recovery Act infrastructure projects that will be underway across the country in the coming months…

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/administration-kicks-recovery-summer-with-groundbreakings-and-events-across-country

Resist We Much on August 5, 2012 at 6:28 PM

How about Biden kicking off “Summer of Recovery?” http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2010/06/biden-touts-summer-of-recovery/1#.UB77gFFZWKo

lizzieillinois on August 5, 2012 at 7:04 PM

He’s a liar.

magicbeans on August 5, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Heh.

BKeyser on August 5, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Of course, we have always been at war with Eastasia.

VelvetElvis on August 6, 2012 at 7:21 AM

Every word the weasel Axelrod ever uttered in his life was a lie.

bayview on August 6, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Oh do not be fooled, there is a lot of stupid out there……they were stupid once and are twice over stupid now

crosshugger on August 6, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Actually, Axelrod said HE didn’t use the expression “recovery summer.”

The smoking gun would be video of Axelrod saying “recovery summer,” but it may not exist.

Chris Wallace should have forced the issue back to the real question — the Obama administration talking about recovery summer, regardless of whether Axelrod said those words or not — but he didn’t.

J.E. Dyer on August 6, 2012 at 12:24 PM

IF AXELROD HAD A SON, IT WOULD LOOK JUST LIKE DEBBIE WAZZZERMAN-SCHULTZ

ARIZONAVETERAN on August 6, 2012 at 12:32 PM

MEANWHILE, prez oFRAUDma wants you to send your wedding gifts to him, next up from democrooks is donations from SNAP cards…

ARIZONAVETERAN on August 6, 2012 at 12:33 PM


OBAMA wouldn’t be successful at A YARD MOWING BUSINESS WITH 100WETBACKS CUTTING THE GRASS…..ahahahahahaa

ARIZONAVETERAN on August 6, 2012 at 12:33 PM

“WORK”—————–The fleebegging liberal WELFARE parasites new “N” word.

ARIZONAVETERAN on August 6, 2012 at 12:34 PM

HEY WITH THE RECENT REPEAL OF D.A.D.T. AXELROD CAN LEGALLY JOIN THE US MILITARY!!

ARIZONAVETERAN on August 6, 2012 at 12:35 PM

I have a slogan for Obama 2012, “I’ll Pi$$ On Your Shoes and Tell You It’s Raining!” (For a small fee).

waterytart on August 6, 2012 at 6:33 PM