Problems Won’t Be Solved ‘Overnight’: Obama White House Says It’s Unfair To Hold Obama Responsible For His ENTIRE FIRST TERM

The pathological inability to accept responsibility on the part of this administration has crossed over to the point of clear mental illness:

White House on disastrous jobs report: Problems in the labor market won’t be solved “overnight,” you know
posted at 4:01 pm on June 1, 2012 by Allahpundit

Anyone want to try defining “overnight” for me, just so that we have a rule of thumb going forward? On Inauguration Day, I would have accepted “2009″ or even “his first two years in office” as plausible answers. Instead, five months out from election day, somehow dawn still has yet to break. His braintrust is now actually on the cusp of arguing, in all seriousness, that it’s unfair to judge him on what’s happened in the jobs market over the course of his entire first term.

What do you do when America’s just taken an economic gut punch, with a vicious European uppercut soon to follow? You hold six fundraisers, naturally:

With Republicans steamrollering ahead with a group of well-fed Super Pacs and an increasingly successful money effort by Mitt Romney, President Obama Friday will attend six fundraisers, a possible sign of budding desperation for a campaign that is lagging far behind its initial fundraising expectations.

Obama will travel to Minneapolis, where he will ensconce himself at the Bachelor Farmer Restaurant for three successive fundraising events. Afterward, he moves on to Chicago for a fundraiser at the Chicago Cultural Center and then two events at what appear to be separate private residences.

Have a look at who’ll be at his Chicago fundraiser. It must be a comfort to him, with so much going wrong, to spend time with old friends.

Incidentally, here’s what today’s atom-bomb jobs report did to his reelection odds on InTrade. A surprisingly small dip, all things considered, but I think they’re in the ballpark of what his actual chances are right now. If next month’s report is a stinker too, though, expect Romney to surge past him and become the new favorite in November:

His new Plan B on the economy? The thingamajig stimulus.

I’m sorry, maybe I’ve got a Rip Van Winkle thing going.  Apparently I went to sleep last night AND WOKE UP THREE AND A HALF YEARS LATER.

Speaking of fundraisers, it’s actually amazing: not only has Obama raised more campaign money from Wall Street “fat cats” than any politician in American history, but in fact Obama has plainly and simply pimped more money than any policitian in the history of the entire human race.  Which is to say that when Obama just keeps going from fundraiser to fundraiser to fundraiser (having attended more of them than the last five previous presidents COMBINED), he’s just obeying his weasel nature.

I know, I know: it’s BUSH’S fault Obama is to fundraisers what Barry Bonds was to home runs (especially given the fact that both cheat as much as necessary to get what they want).

If you want four more years of miserable excuses for abject failure, please vote for Barack Obama in November.

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4 Responses to “Problems Won’t Be Solved ‘Overnight’: Obama White House Says It’s Unfair To Hold Obama Responsible For His ENTIRE FIRST TERM”

  1. justturnright Says:

    No matter how vapid he sounds to us, Obama will completely sucker the diehards; the ones that would vote for an aspirin bottle if it had a “D” after its name on the ballot.

    I am heartened, however, by the result in Wisconsin last night. If THAT state can see the cliff ahead and turn away (twice), there is hope for the rest of the country.

    ***Okay, not California, or most of New England…..but other than THAT, there’s hope,

  2. Sam M. Says:

    Hmm, sounds all too familiar

    “In terms of the economy, look, I inherited a recession, I am ending on a recession.” George W Bush

    I guess everyone is inheriting things left and right (no pun intended). But what part of this is new? Are we really going to forget year after year that Presidents do in fact inherit the previous presidents problems? Do you really believe that anyone could have fixed things (as bad as they were) in one term and does anyone ever live up to all there promises? I don’t understand why smart folks in politics act so very surprised at the same political games year after year. Get over it. We need solutions not regurgitated opinions.

  3. Michael Eden Says:

    Sam M.,

    Bush DID inherit a recession, every scintilla as much as Obama inherited one.

    Have you ever heard of the Dotcom collapse? America lost over $7.1 TRILLION in wealth that was just vaporized; and the Nasdaq valuation saw 78% of its portfolio wiped out as a result of a giant recession that Bill Clinton handed to George Bush. The Dotcom bubble collapse began in March of 2000 and continued to worsen well into Bush’s presidency. There is now ZERO question that the Dotcom bubble collapse happened on Clinton’s watch – and it fully blew up just as Bush took over. The Commerce Dept revised the GDP figures to document that yes, the Dotcom bubble collapse began under Clinton’s watch. So Bill Clinton got all the “on-paper” benefits produced by the tech explosion; and Clinton gave Bush a sea of red ink to pay for it. Did you know that?

    Now, you quote Bush as pointing out that he inherited a recession and you imply that therefore Obama and Bush are both even-steven. I don’t think so.

    So let’s play a game. I’ll find quotes of Obama blaming his failure to lead on his inheriting a recession, and you do the same thing with Bush. And we’ll see which president wasted more of his time with making excuses.

    Here’s one ocean of Obama blaming everything but his failed leadership:

    Obama Blames Arab Spring and Japan’s Earthquake on Struggling Economy and Job Situation, August 5th, 2011.
    Obama Blames Messy Democracy for His Failed Policies, August 3rd, 2011; remarks by the president at a DNC event.
    Obama Blames Congress for US Debt Mess; Obama news conference, June 29th, 2011.
    Obama Blames Republicans for Slow Pace on Immigration Reform, July 25th, 2011.
    Obama Blames Media for Lack of Compromise in Washington; remarks by Obama at a town hall meeting July 22nd, 2011.
    Obama Blames Technology for Struggling Economy; June 14th, 2011, NBC Today interview.
    Obama Blames Oil Spectators for High Oil Prices; April 19th, 2011, remarks by Obama at a town hall meeting.
    Obama Blames Reagan for America’s Out of Control Debt and Spending; remarks by President Obama April 13th, 2011, Federal News Service.
    Obama Blames Bush and Congress for Lack of Fiscal Discipline, April 13th, 2011; remarks by Obama, Federal News Service.
    Obama Blames Bush-Congress for Putting Off Tough Decisions, August 17th, 2010; remarks at a fundraiser for Patty Murray.
    Obama Blames Bush for Tax Cuts, Deficits; Obama town hall meeting on the economy in Racine, Wisconsin, June 30th, 2010.
    Obama Blames Bush for Deficits, June 8th, 2010; remarks by Obama at a second fundraising reception for Senator Barbara Boxer.
    Obama Blames GOP for Events that Led to Gulf Oil Spill; remarks by President Obama June 3rd, 2010, Federal News Service.
    Obama Blames Republicans for America Not Being Able to Solve Problems; remarks by President Obama June 3rd, 2010, Federal News Service.
    Obama Blames Corporations for Everybody’s Problems, June 3rd, 2010, Federal News Service. He said, “If you’re a Wall Street Journal bank or an insurance company or oil company, you pretty much get to play by your own rules regardless of the consequences for everybody else.”
    Obama Blames Bush for Overall Standing of American Economy, April 19th, 2010, at a fundraising reception for Senator Boxer.
    Obama Blames Bush, Congress for Deficits, February 1, 2010, delivering remarks on the budget.
    Obama Blames Bush for Regulatory Policies; January 17th, 2010, remarks by the president at an event with attorney general Martha Coakley in Massachusetts.
    Obama Blames Bush for Overall Standing of Economy and American Standing, April 19th of 2010. Obama delivering remarks at a fundraising reception for Senator Boxer and the DNC.
    Obama Blames Bush and Congress for Deficits, February 1st, 2010, in remarks delivered on the budget.
    Obama Blames Bush for Regulatory Policies, January 17th, 2010, remarks by the president at an event with Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley.
    Obama Blames Wall Street Fat Cats for Economic Disaster, December 13th, 2009, CBS News’ 60 Minutes.
    Obama Blames Bush for Overall Economy, September 27th, 2009, remarks by the president at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual dinner.
    Obama Blames Bush for Stifling Unions, September 7th, 2009; remarks by the president at the AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic.
    Obama Blames Bush for Prescription Drug Bill; remarks by the president, health insurance reform town hall, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August 11th, 2009.
    Obama Blames Bush for Jobs, July 22nd, 2009; news conferences by the president.
    Obama Blames Bush for Failure to Recognize Europe’s Leading Role in the World, April 3rd, 2009; remarks by President Obama at a Strasbourg [France] town hall, and in those remarks he said this: “So we must be honest with ourselves. In recent years we’ve allowed our alliance to drift. I know that there have been honest disagreements over policy, but we also know that there’s something more that has crept into our relationship.” “In America there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world, instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive of you.” That’s Barack Obama, speaking in Europe at Strasbourg, blaming Bush for a failure to recognize Europe’s leading role in the world, April 3rd, 2009.
    Obama Blames Bush for Deficits, February 23rd, 2009; Obama delivering opening remarks at fiscal responsibility summit.
    Candidate Obama Blames Fox News for his Elitist Label, New York Times, October 2008.
    Candidate Obama Blames Fox News for Likely Loss in Kentucky Primary, May 2008.
    Candidate Obama Blames Washington for High Gas Prices, April 25th, 2008; remarks of Senator Barack Obama, press availability on energy plan, 25 April 2008.

    Here’s a sea of times when Obama repeatedly reminded everybody to blame Bush:

    Even the reliably liberal New York Times is sick of Obama’s constant stream of blaming Bush:

    WASHINGTON As President Obama struggles to turn around the moribund economy and confront multiple international issues, he wastes few opportunities to remind the country that the problems are not of his making.

    You’ve got one time when Bush blamed his predecessor. Very good for you. I’ve got LEGIONS of times that Obama has blamed Bush, Republicans, pretty much absolutely everything under the sun except taking ANY personal responsibility for anything.

    Your moral equivalency “point” that if Bush did it once, Obama can do it a million times is utterly bogus.

  4. Michael Eden Says:


    I spent several days praying for Wisconsin, and was overjoyed that the people showed up and overwhelmingly stood with this good man Scott Walker against the rabid left.

    The beast is coming, which is to say the big government Antichrist described in Revelation – a man that Democrats will cheer and worship because he is the fulfillment of their dreams over the last fifty years – is on the horizon. It is going to happen.

    But I believe that if God’s people pray the Lord will give us more time to preach His Gospel before the events that He told us were coming manifest at last.

    P.S. As someone who lives in California, I hang my head in shame.

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