Barack Obama at 8:00 AM: “The Private Sector Is Doing Fine”… Barack Obama at 3:00 PM: “It’s Absolutely Clear the Economy Is Not Doing Fine”

Earlier today President Barack Obama told reporters, “The private sector is doing fine.”

The unemployment rate is above 8% for 40 straight months, the deficit is at a record $1.2 trillion and the economy was downgraded for the first time in a century during his first term.

Mitt Romney and Speaker John Boehner immediately pounced on the president’s outrageous statement.

Now Barack Obama is accusing Republicans of playing politics for using his own words against him.
The Ticket reported:

On defense over the defining issue of his reelection fight, President Barack Obama clarified Friday that “the economy is not doing fine” and accused Republicans of playing “political games” by turning his own earlier words against him.

Obama had triggered the onslaught a few hours beforehand by telling reporters that “the private sector is doing fine” and that “where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy” is in cash-strapped states and cities that are cutting jobs for teachers, firefighters, police and other workers.

Republicans, including Mitt Romney, pounced on the remark, saying it showed the president was out of touch.

So, in a brief photo opportunity, Obama revisited the issue.

“It is absolutely clear that the economy is not doing fine. That’s the reason I had the press conference,” said the president, who had called reporters together to press Congress to pass his stalled jobs program.

So now the economy is not doing fine. So which is it, Barack?

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  • Remco Kimber

    The One can NOT think on his feet. Democrats and lefties are now spinning that the One will eat Mitt for lunch when the debates take place.

    You really sure about that? LOL. This guy doesn’t know beans. I too am looking forward to the debates and watching his oh so sterling performances.

    Mitt, GOPers, keep pounding on this guy like its Feb. 1945 and he lives in Dresden.


    1991: “I was born in Kenya.”
    2007: “I was born in Hawaii.”

  • ohio

    “So let me be as clear as I can be: the economy needs to be strengthened,” the president said, “that’s why I had a press conference”.
    It’s finally happened – he’s thrown himself under the bus. Ha! What a dolt!

  • Hussein Soetoro

    Obama says stupid things because the Republicans are outspending him seven to one. If his canpaign were better funded he’d smarten up immediately. Dig deep now and contribute. Help recover Barack’s stolen brain.

  • bg
  • Bitter Clinger

    And we thought V.P Bite Me was the idiot!

  • Economan

    See kids! Don’t use crack.

  • old glazier

    I don’t know as much as most who post here, but I’m thinking the choom train has definetly left the track. The Clintonistas are punching him in the face daily, Romney’s team must get huge bonuses for saying “first!”, and he(Obama) has apparrantly lost that spring in his step. Seemed like when the first criticism of him wasn’t shouted down, the floodgates opened. Homeboy just might need a cookie.

  • Sasja

    Just who runs those “cash strapped cities?” We’re doing just fine here. Unemployment at 4.9%, AAA credit rating and jobs, jobs, jobs. Great basketball team. We will be adding to our police force. We do have the usual neer-do-wells. Haven’t figured out how to convince them that Detroit, Chicago and even LA, is where they will find happiness.

  • Robodog7

    First Booker & Clinton and several others, had to walk back their words, now Obama is having to walk back his own words…hahahahaha, must be crowded in that wood shed.

  • Diane Harvey

    Are there federal Affirmative Action programs for presidents that can save this guy’s job? Ha, Ha, Ha.

    The One’s drug use may be catching up with him now. Using drugs in formative periods such as the high school years definitively has adverse consequences. They have a name for it, Arrested Development.

    This guy has been so coddled all his life, Doesn’t everyone has the Aff. Action cushion, that he is incapable of dealing with criticism.

    Bring on the popcorn. Mitt, don’t stop.

  • Robodog7

    Obama staffers…. ” He’s dead to us.”…….

  • Granny

    There is a danged good reason that the US Military in all of its branches allows absolutely NO access to nuclear weapons to those who have ever once done cocaine. . . .

  • bg


    June 8, 2012

    Lying Liars: Professional Left wants regime change
    in the Senate powered by ‘underwater homeowners’

    [They’ve got the numbers, they’ve got the votes, and – if they can
    get organized – they’ve got the economic clout. And we can prove
    it. … The number of people living in underwater homes is larger than
    the number of people living in twenty-two states and the District of
    Columbia. The residents of those states are represented by 44 Senators.
    … these homeowners could account for as much as 18 percent of all
    voters – if they all turned out to vote. It also makes them one of the
    largest potential voting blocs in the country.


    Obvious bottom line? This is nothing more than another professional
    left flim flam to get the red states riled up to benefit the losers, the
    blue states.]

    i agree, sort of reminds me of Questionman,
    you know, all huff ‘n’ puff ‘n’ huff ‘n’ puff..


  • Sasja

    I think Barry’s comment this morning is how he really feels. To him, the private sector is doing fine. This was part of his plan from day one. To eviserate the private sector.

  • bg


    Robodog7 #12 June 8, 2012 at 5:32 pm


    re: ”He’s dead to us.” :-(


  • Texas_Treeroach

    It’s all falling apart for the little prince at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Former Clinton Advisor, Lanny Davis tells us today that: “You have vicious people who are working for the President.”

    Here’s news for Lanny and others like him: There are most certainly vicious people in the White House; and myriads of vicious people working on his behalf, outside the White House.

    For those who don’t believe it: All that you need is more time and more proof. And that won’t stop coming our way until he is removed from office.

    I wouldn’t miss this time in our history for love or money: I want to know what our Country is really made of, and if it has the guts to prevail and make the right (for some, tough) decisions.

  • D.Yotham

    This is like a skit from SNL (Saturday Night Live)!

    The reason Barack Obama, Marxist provocateur and Commander in Chief, does not speak the truth is because he cannot recognize what truth looks like. Personally, I believe the man is mentally ill… Very devious and good with his words, but still sick betwixt the ears.

    Voted out, impeached or forcefully removed – this country needs to shed this man’s leadership (?) as soon as possible. The election in November? Yes, let’s have our election – but just keep in mind how Stalin dealt with the German invasion of World War II. The Marxist retreat focused on a ‘scorched earth’ policy, leaving nothing in their wake that the Germans could use. The Russians burned their own towns, crops and killed their own livestock to deny their enemy their use. I expect the Democrat progressives to apply the same principle when they lose in November, assuming they cannot pervert or steal the election.

  • valerie

    I think I understand what he’s saying.

    He identifies “the private sector” as only rich, white people who run very large companies.

    He has no way to even think about the all the waiters, clerks, builders, and other workers as being part of the private sector, not to mention all the owners of restaurants, garages, landscape businesses and groceries. To him, they just don’t count. The notion that a Republican candidate would feel concern for them, or be answerable to them, is beyond him.

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