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July 08, 2011

Obama & Jay Carney Confirm: This Is Actually Obama's Chosen Spin

Okay, okay, now I know I double-posted Dave. And now I'm kind of doing it again.

But not really. (I hope.)

When David "The Pluff" Ploufle made his Let Them Eat Hope remark, there was always the possibility that was just some dumb shit he made up on his own.

But spokesincompetent Jay Carney is repeating it.

This is actually their approved, vetted message, then.

Message discipline? President Obama emerged from the Oval Office under cloudy skies Friday morning to declare that "what matters most" to himself and Americans is getting the economy back on track -- including job creation.

Politico claims that this is a "contrast" to Pfoufle's statement -- I don't see it that way. I see this as another way to advance the message that "results don't matter, just whether people feel Obama is trying his little heart out."

Obama continues casting this as an item on his To Do list, when in fact it should be on his To Did list -- it should have happened in Winter/Spring 2009.

By the way: Does it make sense to say "The economy sucks, but that's okay, because people vote based on how they personally 'feel' about the economy?"

Right, I know: Dave covered that, too. But here is some data:

If Plouffe is right, it's still not good news for Obama. A June poll by the Pew Center for the People & the Press found 61 percent of Americans rate their own financial condition as only fair or poor, concurrent to a drop in the president's job approval rating. And 66 percent said they expect the economy will be the same or worse a year from now.

It's absurd to postulate that while we have a 16.4% real unemployment rate people "feel" good about it.

Carney defends The Pluff's remarks:

"Most people do not sit around the kitchen table and analyze GDP and unemployment numbers," Carney said. "They talk about how they feel, their own economic situation ... whether they're making their house payments."

The spokesincompetent says that people should give Obama a pass because they're making their house payments.

Hm.

Guess he didn't hear the news.

And you'll be happy to know Obama's no longer blaming Bush.

No. This is too big.

He's blaming God.

Weve always known that wed have ups and downs on our way back from this recession. And over the past few months, the economy has experienced some tough headwinds -- from natural disasters, to spikes in gas prices, to state and local budget cuts that have cost tens of thousands of cops and firefighters and teachers their jobs. The problems in Greece and in Europe, along with uncertainty over whether the debt limit here in the United States will be raised, have also made businesses hesitant to invest more aggressively.

Wow, a lot of villains to blame there.

I notice that he only seems concerned about public union layoffs.


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