Alec Baldwin frets: The financial crisis has “crippled” Obama and kept him from “doing any new spending”

by editor on April 12, 2011

You won’t believe this one. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) invited Alec Baldwin to Washington, DC to talk about campaign finance reform. (Unbeknownst to us, the actor has apparently developed an expertise on that subject in between screaming at his young daughter and shooting a ratings-challenged sitcom.)

Baldwin was asked if President Obama has lived up to his expectations. That’s when we learned that poor ol’ Obama just hasn’t been able to spend enough money.

CNS News reports Baldwin’s bizarre theory:

“Well, I mean, I think so because I think that when you come into office and you want to put your mark on things — this is just my opinion, when you want to put your mark on things, you want to be able to spend. And what’s crippled Obama’s administration, as far as I’m concerned, is the financial crisis and it’s prevented him from doing any new spending,” said Baldwin, who publicly supported Obama in the 2008 Presidential election.

“He’s not able –- if the country was as flush as it was under Bill Clinton and he had money — these things cost money — he could have made more of a mark,” said Baldwin. “I think right now he’s had to do a lot of counter-punching; a lot of back peddling. He inherited this crisis from Bush and Paulson. He had to extend the TARP. I think it’s been very difficult for him to spend his whole first term trying to, you know, correct our course financially. I think a second term of Obama, we’ll see a lot more of what we want to see from him.”

Obama and Baldwin are perfect together. One can’t speak without a Teleprompter, the other shouldn’t speak without a script.

Source: CNS News

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19 Comments on "Alec Baldwin frets: The financial crisis has “crippled” Obama and kept him from “doing any new spending”"

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KimmyQueen
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Argh! I can avoid this fool’s movies and shows, but I cannot avoid his stupid Capital One Venture Card commercial. I am sick of him. No matter how funny he tries to be, he still looks like an evil a**hole to me.

RockingHorseGuy
Member

I’m thinking about cutting up my Capitol One credit card.

Navyvet
Member

Why does this idiot think he has any credibility??? You were going to move out of the country if Bush got elected. Phoney!!!! Have another hit on the crack pipe. Sure hope you dont O.D. not!

KimmyQueen
Guest

I waited five years for this a**hole to move out of the country. You cannot trust this man’s word. He is a tool.

kb
Member

I got half way through and thought “low and behold he hasn’t blamed Bush”….then I fininshed reading. What a tool….well, cross another actor off my list.

Elrond Hubbard
Member

“…when you want to put your mark on things, you want to be able to spend…the financial crisis…it’s prevented him from doing any new spending.”

Goddam! What a profoundly silly man! Alec Baldwin would have to think twice to pass a stupidity test. Why anyone would solicit his opinion on anything other than how to leave an abusive telephone message is beyond me.

hisham
Guest

LOL!!!

mojo
Guest

“You are USRESS, Arec Bardwin!”

KimmyQueen
Guest

Yet nothing stops Alec from spending 90% or more of his substantial salary into the coffers of the IRS. What Alec baby doesn’t understand is that government doesn’t get flushed with money because it makes it, itself. It gets money from working people. Alec baby, please stop talking you annoy me greatly. Seriously why do these actors believe they have the ability to make comments on things they know nothing about? He has NO idea what he is talking about. The reason we are in this situation is the out of control spending.

RockingHorseGuy
Member

Well, I think the Senator and Congressman should be strung up by their thumbs for even thinking to invite Baldwin to the show. I mean, if you’re looking for an expert in economics, who else might come to mind. Nope, Baldwin, he’s the go=to guy for an education in economics. We’re done for.

KimmyQueen
Guest

I hate “expert” celebrities, like the idiot women actresses that came out in defense of Planned Parenthood if they love it so much donate your own funds to it. PP doesn’t need public funding, it should work just like any other private hospital out there. When these idiots govt people go to the default “expert” celebrities, you are right, we are done for.

Dave
Member

At what point did society decide actors and actresses are experts on anything other than acting. I think the low regard they were held in until modern times was more correct. Whores, liars and addicts.

john
Member

Court Jesters. Idiots with those ridiculous hats, pointy shoes and tights, fools that ran around the periphery of the gathered normal folks trying to make them laugh.

hisham
Guest

KQ, didn’t he play an accountant once? That qualifies doesn’t it?

KimmyQueen
Guest

Erm… no, not it doesn’t lol. Just like him playing a submarine captain doesn’t qualify him to commandeer a nuclear submarine (can you imagine? *shudders*).

Reagan was awesome, but that was because he was a human being, the last time I checked Alec (and others of his ilk) are not.

Pittsburgh Z
Guest

No shit Sherlock….WE CAN’T SPEND ANYMORE!

Ruben
Member

Structurally, Baldwin’s right, he just got it backward: the financial crisis has crippled Americans and we can’t do any new spending.

Tool!

The Obumbly Obomster
Member

I really hope we don’t see a second term of Obama.

Bruce
Guest

Ah Alec. What an easy life all of us would have, if, we could spend as much as we wanted to.

Prezidentin iz haaarrd!!

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