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NYT: Obama Seeking To Take Credit For Economy

From an unfazed New York Times:

Obama Seeking to Take Credit and Set Course for Economy

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JONATHAN WEISMAN | July 22, 2013

WASHINGTON — President Obama is restarting a major effort this week to focus public attention on the American economy, a strategy aimed at giving him credit for the improving job market and lifting his rhetoric beyond the Beltway squabbles that have often consumed his presidency.

The new effort, which begins with a major address on Wednesday followed by as many as six economic-themed speeches over the next two months, reflects how often world events, his political adversaries and his own competing agenda have conspired to knock him off that subject.

Oh, our sides. Yes, if Obama had his way he would always be focused like a laser on the economy.

In effect, Obama is simply going to pretend that the economy has re-bounded tremendously ‘since the Great Recession. And that his policies are responsible for everything that is good.

Meanwhile, anything bad, such as high unemployment or the low GDP, is due to the Republicans who are blocking his policies through gridlock. Which is probably Obama’s BIGGEST BIG LIE so far. And that is really saying something.

Republicans were already mocking Mr. Obama on Monday, noting that his speeches were among many campaign-style efforts over the last five years to jump-start an economic conversation with Americans.

Aren’t they hateful.

The United States economy has grown steadily but slowly for more than four years, with home prices, stocks and retail sales rebounding from their lows in 2009.

What was our last GDP? 1.8%? That is steady growth in what universe?

The economic growth has not resulted in large job gains, but there has been a turnaround in longstanding pessimism among Americans about their financial futures. A New York Times/CBS News poll conducted in early June found Americans increasingly positive in their views of the nation’s economy. Nearly 4 in 10 in the poll said the condition of the economy was very good or fairly good, the most in Mr. Obama’s presidency.

Which, if true, is a testimony to the relentless propaganda of our news media and the ignorance of our low information citizenry.

“We have come a long way since the depths of the Great Recession,” Jay Carney, the president’s spokesman, said Monday.

It is more than four years since the official end of the ‘Great Recession,’ and we are at 7.6% unemployment and a 1.8% GDP. In reality, this has been the worse recovery in the history of the nation. If it can even be called a recovery.

But the White House strategy brings risks, given that the economy is not yet close to full recovery from the financial crisis.

But, really, what does he have to worry about? Who in the news media is going to call him out?

Mr. Carney quickly added that “we have more work to do.” …

After all, the economy still has a pulse.

Even as they sought to build anticipation for Mr. Obama’s address at Knox College in Illinois on Wednesday, White House officials acknowledged the constraints on the president, especially since political gridlock in Washington has persisted through dozens of previous efforts at public outreach by Mr. Obama.

It’s the Republicans’ fault.

The economic speeches will not contain sweeping new proposals, senior administration officials said Monday. Nor are they intended to break the hardening stalemate on economic issues between the president and his Republican adversaries in Congress. Instead, they are largely repackaged economic proposals that the president has offered for years. Aides said they did not anticipate the speeches leading to a breakthrough with Republicans on looming fiscal fights…

So what is the point again? To waste money on fuel for Air Force One?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “NYT: Obama Seeking To Take Credit For Economy”

  1. Mr. Carney quickly added that “we have more work to do.
    Sure. They still have to destroy the coal industry. They still have to crush the oil industry. They still have to destroy the business sector via Obamacare (that one’s pretty much in the bag). They still have to devalue the currency to worthlessness via never-ending quantitative easing to the tune of $85B a month. They have to finish creating the police state that will eventually crush freedom of speech and do away with any opposition to the progressive agenda. They still have to raise taxes even higher on the rich because they don’t pay their fair share. They still have to pay off their supporters with taxpayer money through unions and outright misappropriation of funds. They still have to force us to drive electric cars. And they still have to jam a windmill up each of our respective asses to show how much we care about global warming. Once all these things are done… so will we be. Then Obama can rest… if he can find a good place to hide.

  2. “….but there has been a turnaround in longstanding pessimism among Americans….”

    Yep. They turned from pessimism to surrender.

  3. Liberals Demise

    Finally. ……. 5 years of malfeasance and it is your economy.
    It’s your ugly baby.
    Yet again we see you on the campaign trail.
    Go on vacation again already.
    The only thing you do well.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Meanwhile….back at the ranch….McCain is in a panic over the impending doom of shutting down the government because 64 republicans in the House have sent letters to Boner telling him to not permit any funding of Destructo-care.

      RINO’s either need to just sit back and watch how the American pulse actually throbs or die already. He actually said that “Americans can’t stand the kind of gridlock that would shut the government down” (paraphrasing).

      Really? I not only can stand it, I DEMAND it.

      However, socialized medicine will come…and it will fail….just like it fails in the UK, Italy, France, Canada, etc etc ad nauseum, ad infinitum. I just shake my head and watch as the immovable object meets the irresistible force. Take your pick which is which.

    • LD, that’s tar baby. He cannot let go, and he’s stuck to it forever.

  4. AcornsRNutz

    So things are still on the upward swing huh? Good to hear. When I get unceremoniously booted from the Corps I look forward to my bright future of three part time jobs and 5 buck a gallon gasoline. Boy I can just smell the prosperity. Thanks Mr obama, I’m putting my in order for a Lamborghini tomorrow.


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