Sick. White House Blames Republicans & Defense Sequester for Shrinking Economy …(Sequester Was Team O’s Idea)

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The Obama White House reacted to the horrible news today that the economy is shrinking by blaming the decline on Hurricane Sandy and the defense spending cuts. White House Spokesman Jay Carney had the gall to blame Republicans for the GDP number and defense cuts.
The Hill reported:

“Our economy is facing a major headwinds, and that’s Republicans in Congress,” Carney said.

Of course, the sequester idea came from inside the Obama White House.
The Politico reported, via

“In fact, the idea may have come in part from Obama’s current chief of staff, Jack Lew.” “In fact, the idea may have come in part from Obama’s current chief of staff, Jack Lew. The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward reported in his book ‘The Price of Politics’ that Lew, then-Office of Management and Budget director, and White House Legislative Affairs Director Rob Nabors broached the idea of a defense sequester as a threat to Republicans during negotiations over raising the debt ceiling.”

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  • OldSailor

    Dems Tout Claim: ‘Best-Looking Contraction in U.S. GDP You’ll Ever See’

    “Recession” anyone? Or how about “Depression” since we never really recovered from the last recession?

    Thanks a pantload Democrats.

  • OldSailor

    Sorry, link to go with the headline I posted:….see_698863.html

  • Sam Stone

    More pathological lies from the pathological liar Obama!

  • Warthog

    This is like some bad Family Circus cartoon where the kids always blame the ghosts “Not Me” and “Ida know” whenver a lamp is broken.

  • Mn Jim

    Bush is still being blamed for Katrina response, even though there were Democrat governors and mayor at the time. Will obama ever get blamed for Sandy?

  • Flintstone F.

    At some point you’d think people would get tired of listening to this guy blatantly lie about everything. His solution and the Democrat solution to everything economic, is to cut the military.

    Marine Corp. is being cut. Overall forces are being cut. Sequestration kills the replacement or build up of our Naval fleet (as far as I understand). Their argument is that the newer ships are so much more versatile that we need fewer. Too bad though, that a ship can’t be in two places at once.

    Yesterday after the Senate presented an immigration reform bill, he stood there in Vegas talking as if congress was unwilling to do anything. They beat him to the punch.

    He really is his own version of bagdad bob and the news media…well…

  • shadow

    Of course, the sequester idea came from inside the Obama White House.

    And what does that have to do with anything? The sequester would not have gone into effect until January, but has since been postponed until March. The cuts in question were part of the bipartisan Budget Control Act of 2011.

    Ya’see, this is what spending cuts look like. Republicans want them, but they want to blame the results on Obama.

  • stuart

    Please note that once again the administration called the economic downturn, “unexpected”.
    “Unexpected” is becoming a mighty popular word in Washington these days. By contrast, the least popular word has got to be “incompetent”.

  • Finncrisp

    The State Ministry of Propaganda ( ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR) will never acknowledge how bad things really are. These trools are so invested in the Obama vision. We must continue to resist the Kool aide they are peddling. Reality is all around us. We are not alone.

  • cavt

    Well, since in the eyes of the Obamite, the dictator couldn’t inherit the lousy economy from himself(that would make him at fault) and now it is getting tough for even them to keep blaming Bush, so a new excuse is needed. Aha–the hurricane and sequestor. No way our man/child could predict the effect of these. In fact, GDP would have been worse were it not for our glorious leader. So we should all be very thankful for his enlightened leadership.

  • Warthog

    shadow commented:

    “Ya’see, this is what spending cuts look like. Republicans want them, but they want to blame the results on Obama.”

    Wait, wait… you mean you *actually do* blame the economic further-downturn on Sandy and sequestration?


  • geezer

    my dog at my homework

  • shadow

    Wait, wait… you mean you *actually do* blame the economic further-downturn on Sandy and sequestration?

    Is English your second language? As I said, the sequestration hasn’t gone into effect (and probably never will). Obviously, something that hasn’t happened could NOT be the cause of something that has.

  • bg


    OT.. here comes the nowo led by the nothing..

    January 29, 2013

    Soldiers wearing U.N. logos evict whole towns in land grab

    [Thousands of poor Brazilian families are living in wretched conditions
    at make-shift refugee camps after being evicted from their homes at
    gunpoint by federal forces, some of whom were sporting United Nations
    logos, according to sources.

    The massive operation, which left an estimated 7,500 or more people,
    including thousands of children, homeless was justified by authorities
    under the guise of creating an Indian reservation.

    Towns literally have been wiped off the map, and no compensation was
    offered to the victims. About 400,000 acres of land were expropriated in
    the latest operation.

    Residents in the Siua-Missu area in the state of Mato Grosso battled
    heavily armed federal police and military forces for weeks using sticks,
    rocks, Molotov cocktails and other crude weapons.

    In the end, however, the powerful national
    government forces were overwhelming.]

    armies w/out borders

    [Advocates of limited government are concerned about comments by
    Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) regarding his national service plans and
    views on the “burden of global citizenship.”]

    more at link, in connecting links, and threads..

    “We can’t expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to
    Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them
    small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they
    have Communism.”
    ~ Nikita Khrushchev


  • chas

    OK Mr.President,i’m a cracker so you all will have to explain to me how a storm can be the cause of an economic downturn ?
    How much is o.1 % anyway in terms of dollars ?

  • http://GatewayPundit Trestmans Bad Karma

    My uncle once told me ” If the Good Lord had not given us the ability to craft chairs and stools then Democrats and Liberals (and Shadow) would have no place to give their brain a rest “…..

  • Flintstone F.

    #7 shadow

    Let’s review what the federal governments primary purpose is. Spending cuts can be good and bad.

    What matters is which cuts. It seems to me that the military is the first place democrats want to go. Never mind the bottomless pit of failure disguising itself as an education system (no finance curriculum but they have time to teach alternative sex to grade school children).

    The military is currently too small by historic standards and our need for a strong force, seems to be now more than any time since 9/11. I said in 2007 that Obama was dangerous. Whatever could hurt or hamper our military has just been thrust upon them by him and his administration. Cut weapons, cut personnel and play social experiments with our men and women who volunteer to put their lives on the line to protect us (play real army games by proxy and pretend to be commanders on the battlefield. “What difference does it make…”).

    This comes from the same side of thought as all the lefties who pretend to care about their lives. Liberals being the non-thinkers they are hate the military. Which votes are they always trying to block in big elections? Absentee ballots from overseas military. Liberals are the reason Benghazi was allowed to happen and for there yet, and probably never to be, anyone punished for it.

    The federal governments primary purpose is to protect us from outside threats. I’m not so sure Hillary and Obama really care about that in the sense that they view terrorism as a real threat (they have sympathy for them). Ambassador Stevens was thrown to the wolves to satiate Hillary’s optics needs, and now she has to tell the biggest lie and take it to her grave. She got old really fast. Obama knew that job could be the end of her. Ran her ragged cankles into the ground.

    Well at least John Kerry is reporting for duty. Just another “well meaning white” for Obama.

  • bg
  • Patty

    Obama Claims Adding 11 Million Low-Skilled Workers Will Strengthen the Middle Class

    They’re not contributing members. They take away jobs from Americans, leech off the social benefits system and commit a number of crimes besides the whole “illegal entry” deal. Jails tend to be full of illegal aliens for a reason.

    “Every day, like the rest of us, they go out and try to earn a living. Often they do that in a shadow economy — a place where employers may offer them less than the minimum wage or make them work overtime without extra pay. And when that happens, it’s not just bad for them, it’s bad for the entire economy. Because all the businesses that are trying to do the right thing — that are hiring people legally, paying a decent wage, following the rules — they’re the ones who suffer. They’ve got to compete against companies that are breaking the rules. And the wages and working conditions of American workers are threatened, too.

    So if we’re truly committed to strengthening our middle class and providing more ladders of opportunity to those who are willing to work hard to make it into the middle class, we’ve got to fix the system.”

    Obama’s solution to employers hiring people under the table for low wages is to legalize 11 million illegal aliens. Which will open up positions for more illegals to come and work under the table, while the newly legal illegal aliens end up eventually going on unemployment once they get their green cards because there’s no work for them. And then we’ll legalize the new illegal aliens because etc…

    How does dumping 11 million aliens into the economy, on the social system and into the job markets strengthen the middle class?

  • MT Geoff

    The storm in the Northeast (was no hurricane when it came ashore) was harmful to the economy. Lots of damage, lots of production lost. Fair enough.
    Defense cuts will affect some industries and they may be valid cuts.
    If the economy had been healthy, these would have been mild blips, not an overall contraction.
    GW Bush inherited Clinton’s recession, which was moderate, and got 9/11 as a surprise. His economic failures led to an unemployment rate below 5% and GDP growth running around 3%. And of course we’ve had that wave of hijackings and terror bombings since then.
    Obama’s signal economic succes has reduced the unemployment rate to around 8% and has buoyed us to typical GDP growth of 1.5%. He has earned the Nobel Peace Prize by his actions in Libya and confirmed that honor by his actions in Yemen, Pakistan and now Mali and Algeria.
    Obama has also created a track record on deficits that will surely be remembered for generations. He achieved more in one term than any president ever had in two.