How bad is the economy? Obama’s no longer wants a daily economic briefing.

by editor on August 15, 2011

This is the Presidential equivalent of a kid blocking out bad news by putting his hands over his ears and saying, “Blah-blah-blah-blah-blah.”

President Obama’s been simultaneously abandoned by his crack team of economic advisors (otherwise known as the clowns who got us into this mess) and by his courage.

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Ahhh, the good ol' days when President Obama had a full team of so-called economic advisors

The Los Angeles Times has the details:

“When you ask about the economic team, it’s kind of like, ‘What economic team?’” said Edward Mills, a financial policy analyst with FBR Capital Markets. “They are very thin at a very critical time.”

The administration needs all the firepower it can muster, experts said. Yet the team is missing a key messenger in selling Obama’s policies. The post of chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors — an influential position — is vacant and is likely to remain so at least into the fall.

Perhaps more telling, there no longer is a formal economic briefing in the Oval Office every morning, a gathering in which Summers, Romer, Geithner and other key advisors assessed the data and batted around ideas with Obama.

We believe there was an error in the transcript. Instead of “batted around ideas” it should have read “discussed batty ideas.”

Source: Los Angeles Times

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41 Comments on "How bad is the economy? Obama’s no longer wants a daily economic briefing."

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tracycolorado
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sorry for the double post , internet on blink ??? wont let me delete

tracycolorado
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A Doctor From Israel Says ” In Israel The Medicine Is So Advanced That We Can Cut Off A Mans Testicles ; We Put Them Into Another Man , And In Six Weeks He Is Looking For A Job ” .
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The U. S. Doctor Answers Immediately ; ” Thats Nothing My Colleagues , You Are Way Behind Us …. In The U.S.A. We Grabbed A Person From Kenya with NO Brains , No Heart , And No Testicles …. We Made Him President of the United States of America , And Now…. And Now The Whole Country Is Looking For Work ” .

tracycolorado
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poppajoe49
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Well, since he knows nothing about how to run an economy, we are going to be better off if he does ignore it. At least that way he can’t do any more damage.
STFU and go sit in the corner Barry!

beanhead54
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What’s the difference between Super Glue and BHO’s Fiscal Policies?

Super Glue works.

Philanthropist
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He’s at least figured out the value of a briefing from the Clowns he surrounds himself with, that’s ummm… progress?…. sigh….

MDLION
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Did he ever really want a daily economic briefing?

Pittsburgh Z
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Yeah, I could see how those pesky economic briefings could put a damper on the rest of the day.

whiskeyriver
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Come on, cut the man some slack, tee time is 8:00 am and if you are late you have to go to the end of the line. If his team of elite advisors would move their meetings to a more convenient time, say 3:00 pm, I’m sure the Exaulted One would have time to listen to what they say.

YT
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“Summers, Romer, Geithner and other key advisors assessed the data and batted around ideas with Obama.”

So what’s the problem here? Does everyone forget the explosive growth in the 90s started when Congress and the whitehouse were busy fighting eachother over BJs?

Are there really people left in the country that think the president is going to create net jobs and not just move them around?

harmier
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“Are there really people left in the country that think the president is going to create net jobs and not just move them around?”

The 29% who think the Tea Partiers are “economic terrorists”, of course.

RockingHorseGuy
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” batted around ideas with Obama.”

They forgot moon.

tommy
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And at this site the Cuban dictator wantS the USA to re-elect Pres Obama. This should be a wake up call for all , that Cuban wants Obama relected. A commie WANTs him to be elected ! And three congress-persons listened to him !

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/08/cuban-regime-asks-visiting-pro-castro-dems-to-help-get-obama-re-elected/

Elrond Hubbard
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The three members of Congress making the pilrimage to Cuba were Lynn Woolsey, Sam Farr and Barbara Lee. All three weasels are from California and all three are members of the Progressive Caucus. They should stay in Havana where they would undoubtedly be happy.

RockingHorseGuy
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I brought up the fact that the American Communist Party was elated when he was elected to some of my liberal friends. They said it didn’t mean anything.

MGAP
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I see debt people…..

Big Al
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Cut him a break-you can’t expect him to work during Ramadan.

KimmyQueen
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ha, ha! Best one…

Lisa G
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Best comment!! Not supposed to eat or even chew gum during daylight during Ramadan; any reports on o’blister being seen eating during daylight hours lately?? Would love to see eating crow, but that ain’t gonna happen. Then after sundown during Ramadan it is party central – special all night cafes pop up for the festivities – maybe that’s why o’bugspray has discontinued his morning economic briefings, he’s toooooo tired??

Lisa G
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my comment under KimmyQueen’s was meant to be under yours Big Al!

Big Al
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Thanks! I aim to please you all.

brm
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Ouch.

Buck O'Fama
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This is the Presidential equivalent of a kid blocking out bad news by putting his hands over his ears and saying, “Blah-blah-blah-blah-blah.”

Actually, this is what we were doing during Obama’s speeches until the dog dug up the remote from where he buried it.

RockingHorseGuy
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When Obama comes on the TV, I make turning the channel a top priority.

Navyvet
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Ditto. and with a laser focus!

KimmyQueen
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I usually could stomach about a minute and then move on but I can’t anymore.

Ten
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Combine this with the Huffington Post video on job creation and we see that “laser sharp” intensity, don’t we?

Well, not really …

rs
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Obama’s hubris is only exceeded by his incompetence.

whiskeyriver
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Why would anyone be proud of incontinence of the mouth?

deepthinker
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And the emperor is naked along with being arrogant and ignorant. Its not my fault America, its the kids down the street fault.

There is absolutely no way barry and the washing machine can spin the economy as being anyone else’s fault but barry and the democrats that had total control for 2 years.

thatguy
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I don’t know, they have convinced most of the world that “Clinton balanced the budget” and that George W Bush “caused the housing decline”. By 2012 the official story will be W started the rescission, BHO had it fixed (you want proof? the NYT called the summer of 2010 “Recovery Summer”). Then the terrorist tea party stole the election, took the country hostage and crashed the economy again out of spite. All because they could not contain their rage at having a black president, who by the way, single handedly killed Osama, who GWB was protecting.

Babydoll102187
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I hope your wrong, but my gut tells me people(particularly a left leaning group) are buying it.

KimmyQueen
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There are a lot of idiots out there for sure.

RockingHorseGuy
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Must be. Look who’s president.

poppajoe49
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Thatguy, you left out that GWB used his weather machine to create Hurricane Katrina, and steered it to New Orleans in an attempt to kill off a large Democrat voting block!

spymyeyes
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Good ole Barry will get what’s coming to him and it aint gonna be pretty.

Sidekick
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Now if he could get rid of the Daily Security Briefing, he could pretend all of the problems are solved.

Bruce
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Yea!!!!! More time for golf!! Winning!! High five!!!

danybhoy
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He’s trying to vote “present”…again.

Lisa G
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Didn’t Clancy write a book about him: Clear and “Present” Danger??

thatguy
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Great! If Obama would get out of the way, the economy might have a chance.

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