Obama To 23 Million Struggling Americans: ‘The Private Sector Is Doing Fine’


Romney: “Is he really that out of touch?”

It didn’t take long for Mitt Romney to hit the hanging curve Barack Obama threw earlier today in his press conference.  Speaking in Iowa, a key swing state in the election, Romney asked whether any American President has been more out of touch with economic reality…

Read the complete article at HotAir.com

Later that same day, Obama: Let me be clear, the economy’s not doing fine

…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.”…

…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….

The entire article, with video, is at HotAir.com

When hashtags collide: Taking Obama to task over headwinds, claim that private sector is ‘doing just fine’

…Yep. Worse, people understand that he didn’t misspeak; he actually meant that. To Obama, government jobs are all that matter. The State should control all. Representative Ellison said as much last week; the most disappointing jobs numbers to him were cuts in government jobs…

RelatedWhite House on Cory Booker: “He’s dead to us.”

A few weeks ago, Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) went on TV and expressed his opinion about the Obama campaign’s attacks on Bain Capital…

…And here’s what he gets for being honest…

…“He’s dead to us,” one ranking administration official said of the prevailing feelings at the White House and Obama headquarters in Chicago…

Booker’s big mouth ruins relationship with Obama, Cabinet hopes

Democrat Lanny Davis: “You have Vicious People who are Working for the President. . . There is a very Serious Problem Within the Obama Campaign” – Audio 6/8/12

“You have vicious people who are working for the president — not the president — who are saying that Corey Booker, one of the great supporters of President Obama’s policies, is ‘dead’ because he’s giving the president good advice, disagreeing with the Kool-Aid drinking people in the campaign who think the way to win the presidency is to trash the other guy rather than to defend your own guy’s record. . .”

“There is a very serious problem within the Obama Campaign. . .”


Update: The “devil” campaigns for Barack Obama

That Wintour pitch, coming in the middle of tough economic times, seems to have the same feel as Marie Antoinette offering a couple of peasants a chance to hang out with King Louis XVI and the aristocrats just as the Bastille was being stormed.

The most amazing thing about this Wintour video was it was actually released to the public by the Obama campaign itself.

Update 2: A killer rabbit of a killer quote and The source of Obama’s “killer rabbit of a killer quote”

…In my view, Obama was driven to his unfortunate remark by frustration with the private sector for “sitting on its money.” Since the president always thinks it’s about him, I imagine that he takes it personally that businesses are hoarding their money, rather than expanding rapidly, as he wishes he could direct them to do. Since he naturally takes an adversarial view of the private sector, he must feel it is out to get him…

Update 3Video: Axelrod dodges CNN question on “private sector doing fine” … three times; Update: “Fine?”

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