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Whatever Happened To “Give It To Me”?

Whatever Happened To “Give It To Me”?

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Obama Suddenly Doesn’t Want Responsibility For The Economy That He Said He Would Fix
Obama Suddenly Doesn’t Want Responsibility For The Economy That He Said He Would Fix

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August 9, 2011

Whatever Happened To “Give It To Me”?
Obama Suddenly Doesn’t Want Responsibility For The Economy That He Said He Would Fix
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IT WASN’T TOO LONG AGO THAT OBAMA SAID “GIVE IT TO ME” AND THAT HE WOULDN’T “CARP AND GRIPE” ON THE SIDELINES
FLASHBACK - Obama: “My administration has a job to do as well. That job is to get this economy back on its feet. That's my job, and it's a job I gladly accept. I love these folks who helped get us in this mess and then suddenly say, ‘Well this is Obama's economy.’ That's fine. Give it to me. My job is to solve problems, not to stand on the sidelines and carp and gripe. So, I welcome the job. I want the responsibility." (President Barack Obama,
Remarks At Macomb Community College, Warren, MI, 7/14/09)

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FLASHBACK: Obama Said He Expected – And Should – Be Judged By The Results Of His $831 Billion Stimulus. OBAMA: “As President, I expect to be judged – and should be judged – by the results of this program.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks At Stimulus Event, Springfield, VA, 2/11/09)  Watch The Video

BUT NOW OBAMA SAYS IT’S NOT HIS FAULT HIS POLICIES HAVEN’T WORKED
“Obama Says He Inherited Economic Problems.” (Jeff Mason, “Obama Says He Inherited Economic Problems,” Reuters, 8/8/11)  Obama Took To Blaming Everyone Else, “Sounding A Theme Likely To Dominate His 2012 ReElection Campaign.” “President Barack Obama said on Monday he inherited many of the country's problems with high debt and deficits when he entered the White House, sounding a theme likely to dominate his 2012 re-election campaign.” (Jeff Mason, “Obama Says He Inherited Economic Problems,” Reuters, 8/8/11)

Obama Claimed At A DNC Fundraiser That He’s Not At Fault Because He Inherited The Problems. OBAMA: “Look, we do have a serious problem in terms of debt and deficit, and much of it I inherited when I showed up.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks At DNC Fundraiser, Washington, D.C., 8/8/11)  Obama “Reminded All That The Situation Isn’t His Fault” And “Blamed The Other Side.” “He reminded all that the situation isn’t his fault (the need for deficit reduction ‘was true the day I took office’), he blamed the other side (‘we knew . . . a debate where the threat of default was used as a bargaining chip could do enormous damage to our economy’) and he revisited the same proposals he had previously offered to little effect: extending unemployment benefits and the payroll tax cut, and
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spending more on infrastructure projects.” (Dana Milbank, Op-Ed, “The Most Powerful Man On Earth?” The Washington Post,
8/8/11)

“Apparently, It’s All Out Of [Obama’s] Control.” “Empty-handed in the success department, this president refuses to re-evaluate the wisdom of his big spending and instead points fingers elsewhere. President Obama went so far last week as to blame "the Arab Spring's effect on oil and gas prices ... the Japanese earthquake and tsunami's effect on supply chains (and) ... the extraordinary economic uncertainty in Europe" for our under-performing economy. Apparently, it's all out of his control.” (Editorial, “White House Won't Take
Blame For Economy, Downgrade,” Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/9/11)

OBAMA’S “VOCIFEROUS ATTEMPTS” TO BLAME EVERYONE ELSE JUST A SIGN OF HOW DESPERATE TEAM OBAMA HAS BECOME
Obama Administration’s “Vociferous Attempts” To Blame Everyone Else A Sign That “You’re Worried” About The Downgrade’s Political Damage. “How politically damaging is the Standard & Poor's credit downgrade to President Obama? The answer can be found in the vociferous attempts by the administration to blame everyone else. You only do that if you're worried.” (Paul Gigot, Op-Ed, “Downgrade Damage Control
At The White House,” The Wall Street Journal, 8/8/11)

When Asked If Obama Administration Should Be Held Responsible, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Said, “Absolutely Not.” CNBC’s JOHN HARWOOD: “Do you feel that you or the administration's policies are in any way responsible for this downgrade?” TIM GEITHNER: “Oh, absolutely not.” (CNBC’s “CNBC
Special Report: Markets In Turmoil,” 8/8/11)

When Asked If Obama Did Not Bear Any Responsibility, White House Press Secretary Agreed: “I Couldn’t Say It Better Than The Secretary Of Treasury Said It.” QUESTION: “But last night on CNBC, Secretary Geithner was asked if the administration’s policies bear any responsibility for this downgrade, and he said, ‘Absolutely not.’ So is that true? The White House believes that its policies have no responsibility for the downgrade?” JAY CARNEY: “I couldn’t say it better than the Secretary of the Treasury said it.” (White House
Press Briefing, 8/8/11)

On CBS’ Face The Nation, David Axelrod Denied That Obama Had Any Responsibility For The S&P Downgrade, Blaming The Tea Party Instead. CBS’ BOB SCHIEFFER: “Well, are you saying that the President bears no responsibility for this? That this was all the fault of the other side?” DAVID AXELROD: “Listen Bob, what I'm saying is review the history of what happened here. I think first of all people are less concerned about that then where we go moving forward. But let's look at the history of this. The fact of the matter is that this is essentially a tea party downgrade. …” (CBS’ “Face The Nation,” 8/7/11)

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