Good News: Obama’s Not Calm About Horrible Economy

No, really

Obama: It’s ‘nonsense’ I’m calm about state of economy

In an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Ann Curry that aired Tuesday, President Barack Obama addressed the notion that he is unemotional about the human toll that the economic crisis has taken.

“I think ordinary folks understand I spend all my time thinking about this stuff, because I’m talking to these folks every single day,’’ he said. “When I see them at meetings, and they start crying, the notion, somehow, that I’m calm about that, is nonsense. But what is true is that as president, my job is to make sure that I am finding every good idea that we can to move the country forward.’’

There’s a big difference between finding them and using them, Champ. Of course, ideas like removing foolish government restrictions, rules, and regulations (a common liberal misconception is that Conservatives want zero regulation: untrue. We want wise regulations that make sense and do not damage the private sector), stop playing with the tax code, and doing away with legislation that creates too much uncertainty in the private market (such as ObamaCare) would never occur to him. How would he know what works? He’s an extreme left ideologue who has never had to hire anyone.

When it comes to the psychological pain that joblessness, bankruptcy, hunger and homelessness have taken on the citizenry, Obama said he understood the emotional component and that he will be ultimately be judged on whether concrete strides are made in correcting the situation.

And then he flew off to Miami for three fundraisers. And jets off to Puerto Rico today for some more remarks, wrapped around a…fundraiser. But, he understands the emotional component much like I understand menstruation. It’s something women I date have had, and I’ve had to deal with the fallout, but, never actually experienced myself. Obama really should leave the “I can feel your pain” stuff to Bill Clinton. Some people can get away with certain things, others can’t. Professor Obama can’t.

“A lot of businesses out there, I think, want to invest,’’ he said. “They recognize that just sitting on that money is not doing a lot of good. Businesses have been more hesitant than I’d like them to be.

It’s all about Obama. Of course, he would like them to be less hesitant, because then perhaps the economy wouldn’t be in the dumps like it is. The above quote leads to this

With corporate growth not being matched by job creation, Curry questioned the president on whether he missed an important opportunity by focusing more on the health care crisis than job creation early in his administration.

“Everything I thought about over the first two years was how do we get the economy back on track’’ Obama said. “That’s what we focused on then, and that’s what we focus on now, but health care is part of our challenge. If companies are spending billions of dollars on rising health care costs, that’s money that they’re not putting into hiring the workers, or new plants, or equipment.’’

OK, so, you have your enormous health care bill, champ, which is supposed to reduce company costs, yet, companies are sitting on lots of money. It couldn’t be that your monstrous sized legislation has created…hesitancy, could it?

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU.

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8 Responses to “Good News: Obama’s Not Calm About Horrible Economy”

  1. gfchicago says:

    What a FN joke this man is. Yesterday he made a joke about jobs not being as shovel ready as they thought when asked about that damn porkulus bill, due to all of the hoops everyone has to jump through in order to do the construction jobs. Got lots of laughs from his backers at this event..

    Frickin Jerk.

    Anyway Good morning William!

  2. david7134 says:

    I would bet that his concern has distracted him enough that his handicap is suffering.

  3. gfchicago says:


    You might want to let John Hawkins know that there is a problem over at I’ve went over there several times this morning and I’m not seeing anything past last Fridays articles that you and the other writers have posted.

    Has the URL changed?

  4. I’ve sent an email to John, GF. Hopefully, whatever is wrong with the server gets fixed.

  5. gfchicago says:

    Thanks William.

    I now looks like the problem has been corrected.

    I’m going to have to make visiting your site a daily routine.

    It’s nice to see some of the people that used to hang out at RWN over here. Plus you have a few other articles that you don’t cross post over there.

    Thanks again William, talk to you later.


  6. Trish says:

    Michelle says he is creasing his face over it. And she says he pores over his memos, and even takes notes. I can’t believe how insensitive you are being towards this great NMP. He is doing his level best; that being no better than the quality one would expect from a community organizer whose greatest talents happen to be raising CAMPAIGN money…and nothing more. But he cares, he really cares. NMP is staying up nights, mostly when there’s a party, and you have no idea what is going through his head.

  7. gitarcarver says:

    Michelle says he is creasing his face over it.

    Which face?

  8. Trish says:

    Very good point git! Someone should ask her…

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