NY Times reporter Helene Cooper told the panel on Meet the Press that Obama will have to own the recession if the US economy goes off the cliff.
Via TowhHall:

Helene Cooper:

“I think when you talk about the feeling at the White House, there’s a palpable difference now compared to 2011 — the summer of 2011. They are so much cockier right now at the White House than they were a year and a half ago when they were doing this. They really believe they’re have set out — you come to us, we’re not going to negotiate against ourselves. [Remember] the summer of 2011, when President Obama was perceived, and they believed at the White House, that he kept making concession after concession and didn’t get anywhere? They are definitely not doing that now.”

Cooper also went on to say Obama will own the recession if the US economy goes off the cliff.

HELENE COOPER, NEW YORK TIMES: “I really do think at the end of the day, Larry, what you describe sounds like sort of the White House negotiating right now — easily saying, ‘Yeah, we can go over the fiscal cliff.’ But at the end of the day, this is a president, he would have to own it. He may not think he has to own the recession; but if we go over that, he is going to have to own that. And that’s something he definitely knows.”

 

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  1. Nah, he’ll blame it on Bush

  2. “…..when President Obama was perceived, and they believed at the White House, that he kept making concession after concession….”

    ——–

    When exactly did this take place?????

  3. Gastro…She said Percieved…. Thats what happens when you have liberals, MSM and Obama claiming they do something they dont !

  4. destroy this country financially is what the marxists want to do.

  5. Who in the Hell is she kidding? This stenographer will do her her darnedest to blame W and Boehner!

  6. Headline in 2013:

    “U.S. officially in double-dip recession; Obama blames “Mess left behind by Abraham Lincoln Administration”.

  7. Blah, blah, friggin’ blah. Obama doesn’t own anything. Did he own the six trillion he ramped up the debt – no, of course not. He’ll only own what his leftard media makes him own and that is zip, zero, nada. It is the fault of all those Christian, white, right-wing terrorists. Obama does what he wants and he’s keeping track of all those who have spoken out against him – saving those for the firing squad.

  8. It’s all theirs! Let them have it. They created it and they want to create more destruction.!

  9. Please.
    The 47% have no problem believing that 33% of the government controls 66% of the government. Obama will not own anything. Ever.

  10. Uh, lady. We’re in a recession because Obama took the economy off the cliff a long while ago!

    Low information media specialist…this media is.

  11. “But at the end of the day, this is a president, he would have to own it. He may not think he has to own the recession; but if we go over that, he is going to have to own that. And that’s something he definitely knows.”
    ______

    Oh, THAT is not the narrative, lady. Boy are you in trouble now. Talk to her tomorrow and she’ll have changed her tune to the ‘it’s all the fault of those eeevil Republicans.’ She’ll fall in line, watch.

    And LOL @ ‘he’s going to have to own that’ and ‘that’s something he definitely knows.’ RIIIIGHT!! What he knows is that the media has his back, and with the lone exception of FOX News and right-wing talk radio, he won’t be owning anything. They’re already setting the narrative for him! Dems are out there saying how strategic it’d be to let us go over the cliff, then come back and let Obama orchestrate a ‘tax cut’ for just the middle class, and he’ll be sainted for giving the middle class brand new tax cuts! Of course all the other taxes will stay in place: the death tax, capital gains, and dividend taxes rising sharply, etc.

    Let it all burn down to the MF ground. We’re gonna get blamed for it all anyway, so let that single mother of two who brings home about $1,000 every two weeks see her take-home pay shrink as her taxes go up 50%, from paying 10% in federal taxes to 15%. And let her cry when she sees her $1,000 per-child tax credit shrink to $500 per-child. That is the ONLY WAY these ignorant masses will finally realize that those eeevil Bush tax cuts weren’t just for the ‘rich.’

  12. Obama is more than happy to go over the cliff. If Boehner caves, he raises taxes on the evil rich. He gets far more revenue, with no strings attached, if he just points at the House Republicans and lets it happen.

    There’s one thing for certain, as far as I can see it. If he does, we go from stagnant growth to hard recession.

    He not only owns the crappy stated of the economy we have today, he will own the recession that’s coming. You can take that to the bank.

  13. The White House is cockier because they think that God-fearing white Christians are in disarray because of losing the election in such a humiliating way, after having thrown in our lot with a Mormon cultist RINO. Let’s get back to basics, people. Santorum proud, Palin strong.

  14. Oh yeah, and nobody’s talking this: of course raising taxes on ‘millionaires’ who earn over $200K a year hurts small businesses, but then there’s the double whammy on them if taxes also go up on the middle class, because most employers pay half of the federal income tax for their employees. Right now, someone in the 25% tax bracket only sees 12.5% coming out of their paycheck cause their employer pays the other 12.5%… Raise that to 29%, and another 2% comes out of that small business… on top of their own increase of 4-5% for being an eeevil ‘millionaire’. What a disaster, all around.

  15. Obama said what needed to in order to be re-elected. Now he has the toke to finish the :ask of destruction. Bye bye miss American Pie.

  16. Dont forget the increase in the cost of goods and services because of Obamacare.
    Making popcorn…..

  17. Obama’s most fundamental belief in attaining his stated goals is to slow society down. The economy must be in the toilet for that to happen. Obama won’t rest until there is maximum damage.

    May he blow out a knee on his next attempted lay up. By the way his dog theme isn’t clever or subtle. It’s childish. He’s the man who was elected a second time to occupy the White House as Commander In Chief and all I can think of when I see his smiling face is “Drive it like you stole it.” He doesn’t even see himself as an American. He’s still just working behind enemy lines.

  18. Well Ms Cooper, that was an extremely RACIST comment, shame on you. Nothing is dear leader’s fault, dear leader does not “own” anything. If anything negative happens it is all W’s, conservatives, the Tea Party’s and those EVIL people who own businesses and employ people and write out the pay checks’ fault.
    Back to the indoctrination class for you.



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