White House Press Secretary Jay Carney (formerly a journalist) is in charge of engaging with reporters on a daily basis so as to articulate, clarify, and defend the president's plans, policies, and actions. Today was no different:
Now, I must warn you that you would be a fool to watch this entire thing. The most important clip I want you to see is right here, from the good folks at RealClearPolitics.com.
I especially enjoyed this excerpt:
The proposals the President put forward were specifically designed to have effect now. Because the American people aren’t focused on what’s going to help the economy in five years; right now they’re focused on what can we do now to help this economy grow and create jobs.
That nicely sums up a significant flaw of modern liberal thinking when it comes to economic policy: act now, make some sign that you're "doing something", and worry about consequences (i.e. who will pay for all this stuff?) later on down the road. Later, as in when Obama's out of office and all these hacks in the administration are sitting behind sturdy oak desks in a tenured Ivy League professorship.
Seriously folks, if you think that something called "The American Jobs Act" - a piece of legislation concocted by the same "experts" who helped craft two Obama budgets that were voted down 99-0 by a Democrat-controlled Senate - is the only thing standing between us and a healthy economy...I have a lemon grove formerly owned by Oscar Bluth that I want to sell you.
This clip is the last and desperate words of a dying administration. I actually feel bad for Jay Carney up there.
You can only play the "But the last guy left us with problems" and "But the body of government my party controlled for 3 of the 3 years I've been in office hasn't done enough" cards for so long.
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