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8/7/2009

Obama Owns Gives Back the Economy

Filed under: Economics,Obama — DRJ @ 2:47 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Remember a couple of weeks ago when Barack Obama said he owns the economy now?

“I love these folks who helped get us in this mess and then suddenly say, ‘Well, this is Obama’s economy,'” the president said, pointedly deviating from his prepared text. “That’s fine. Give it to me!”

That was then. Yesterday in Virginia, Obama not only returned to his campaign mode of blaming everything on Bush and the Republicans, he upped the ante by asserting that his detractors should shut up and get out of the way:

“I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them just to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don’t mind cleaning up after them but don’t do a lot of talking.”

It doesn’t take 1,000 words to explain who’s making the biggest mess. It only takes one picture:

— DRJ

25 Responses to “Obama Owns Gives Back the Economy”

  1. he doesn’t act like a president he acts like street trash

    this would be one criticism I have of him

    happyfeet (42470c)

  2. Stop whining Obama. You can pass whatever you want to pass in both the House and the Senate. If you can’t get your act together with your own party to move your agenda forward, it’s time to hang it up.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  3. The Empty Suit(tm) is starting to realize that his policies are failures.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  4. What’s sad is this estimate is a best case scenario at this point.

    Obama has gone way too far in harnessing a crisis to pass a bunch of liberal dream bills meant to ‘fix the crisis!!!!’ Sick.

    Let’s not forget that 2006, the last year of GOP power over the budget, was a boom year. The democrats, like Obama, voted for dumb things and destroyed the economy, and blamed the president for capitulating to their idiotic policies in exchange for funding the troops. Blackmail.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  5. Imagine if Bush were like Obama.

    ‘Well, Clinton and Gorelick’s soft on terror policies got us 9/11 and so many other attacks… so I don’t mind fixing it with this PATRIOT act and war plans, but I’d like them to not talk about it. Get in their faces if they dissent, GOP!’

    Instead, Bush is talking about how great America is for the dissent the people can show him, while Obama is crying and calling on thugs to send people to the ER. Like brownshirts.

    The ADL’s condemnation of Rush Limbaugh’s comparison to 1933 germany is sick. They should know better. what the democrats are doing is wrong and dangerous, and we have the nazi example to show us just how wrong and how dangerous. The government must not call on citizens to report neighbors for policy disagreement. The government must not send thugs to ‘get in faces’ and intimidate people for protesting. Obama isn’t genocidal, but his lack of regard for freedom is sickening.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  6. Imagine how unmessed things would be if we just didn’t spend any government money.

    [note: fished from spam filter]

    imdw (00bfab)

  7. Gawd, what a pathetic little whiner – grow a pair, face your critics head on and make your farkin’ case to the public! This guy has the bully pulpit and yet he sounds like a child.

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  8. It’s almost as if he had no significant executive experience.

    Somehow, that graph is RACIST!!!

    Techie (482700)

  9. Juan’s point is essentially mine: Imagine the MSM (and DNC, PFAW, ADA, AARP, et al.) reaction had BUSH said something remotely similar.

    Mitch (890cbf)

  10. Mr. Hugo Chavez says this kinda stuff all the time. They used to have a really out of control amount of free speech in Venezuela before reforms. I think President Obama is just looking around the world to see what works. Bush was too arrogant to do that, and that’s too bad because now he will very likely have to pay for his negligence with prison time.

    happyfeet (42470c)

  11. “Mr. Hugo Chavez says this kinda stuff all the time.”

    feets – Exactly. Then he sends his goon squads after his critics, just like Obama is doing now. Amazing coincidence.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  12. Ha Ha, He’s dyeing his hair so the gray won’t show.

    It comes and goes depending on the circumstances.

    His faux black/southern accent drives me crazy.

    MoreOn.org (19f1d5)

  13. “1.he doesn’t act like a president he acts like street trash

    this would be one criticism I have of him”

    Sure. He’s black, therefore he’s street trash.

    David Ehrenstein (2550d9)

  14. OT, but worth mentioning, I used Google to search the news for Kenneth Gladney just now. Try it yourself (maybe one of you guys who post on Patterico’s “Jury” site could save a screen cap there for posterity?).

    Just to make a point, here are the top 5 outfits that come up, in order:

    Dakota Voice
    NewsBusters
    Heritage.org
    A Sarah Palin site
    Jawa Report

    A newsworthy story? Apparently not. Specific searches of CNN, MSNBC, ABC etc return nada.

    What liberal media?

    ras (20bd5b)

  15. I’ve been saying for a year that the next election will be a You Tube election. The lefties are supposed to be so tech savvy but they are unaware. Did you see the expression on the SEUI guy’s face when someone pointed out the camera that had recorded the whole incident ? They don’t get it. The non-internet segment of the population, the elderly, are already pissed about healthcare.

    Next year may really be ugly for Democrats.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  16. Imagine how unmessed things would be if we just didn’t spend any government money.

    [note: fished from spam filter]

    Isn’t catch and release a much more humane and politically accepted act? Not that I’m much for politically acceptable anything. And it’s not that I am against all this government spending. It’s more I don’t think they should have much of it to spend in the first place, much less borrowing it.

    political agnostic (305969)

  17. I think President Obama is just looking around the world to see what works.

    The background of Obama is pretty much in alignment with that of any garden-variety ultra-liberal. I’d say he’s not as extreme as Hugo Chavez but his sentiments likely hover around those of someone like the ex-president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya.

    His faux black/southern accent drives me crazy.

    I’ve never understood those people who find Obama beguiling, referring to his so-called charisma, which is, after all, greatly dependent on a person’s speech patterns. When Obama starts talking and getting passionate, his vocal qualities remind me of a “black dude.” That may be okay for someone from the world of Hollywood or the world of sports — or from some two-bit city hall in the Rust Belt — but it doesn’t convey wisdom, integrity or dignity to me.

    Mark (411533)

  18. Why can’t he just grow a pair instead of blaming someone who had a couple?

    You know what? He did, indeed, inherit trouble. So fix it and stop whining about the ones who caused it.

    That could get him re-elected.

    But, he can’t. Nothing can tarnish the shiny, gold-plated armor of the one who sees the light.

    I really wish that our first African-American president was something more than the toady of the white, liberal establishment.

    Ag80 (b9af5d)

  19. Yesterday, Obama basically told those who disagree with him (the “folks who created this mess that he has to clean up”) to STFU and get the hell out of his way–and doan be doin’ no talkin’ now!

    Cam you imagine the flame coming out of the NYT’s editorial page if Bush had ever told his opponents to STFU? What happened to the “dissent is the highest form of patriotism” pablum that they were passing out. Didn’t Barack get the memo?

    I can’t recall anything as fascist as this in recent American history; you have to go back to Earl Warren and FDR putting the Japanese in internment camps in WW II–maybe Huey Long in Louisiana–or Atttorney General Palmer and his raids on immigrants or suspected Communists under Woodrow Wilson. With the exception of Earl Warren, everyone of these people was a Democrat.

    Yesterday’s statement by Obama was a black stain on his record and a disgrace to the office of the President.

    Mike Myers (674050)

  20. “I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them just to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don’t mind cleaning up after them but don’t do a lot of talking.”

    Look, I want Barney Frank to shut up as much as the next guy, but I don’t think the President should be the one saying who should or shouldn’t be talking.

    CliveStaples (bf9fb6)

  21. I don’t really care about how someone says the words of fascism, I only care about the words themselves.

    Ag80 (b9af5d)

  22. I hope he fails.

    Techie (482700)

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