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Hypocrite-in-Chief Obama Admits: "I'm not a trained economist"
Start Thinking Right ^ | February 5, 2009 | Michael Eden

Posted on 02/05/2009 6:53:00 AM PST by Michael Eden

Tonight Barack Obama ended his interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper with these words:

"Right now I'm learning an awful lot about the economy. I'm not a trained economist, but I'm spending a lot of time thinking about that so that I can make the very best decisions possible for the American people."
Really, you gigantic, colossal hypocrite? "Learning an awful lot about the economy"? "Not a trained economist"? Pardon my language, but just where the hell was all that modesty and honesty when you were tearing out John McCain's throat for his similar admission offered at a time when people were making up their minds and when that little bit of honesty was most important?:
So far, Obama appears to have an edge in the economic argument, bolstered in part by McCain's candor on the issue when he said during the Republican primary, "I am not an expert on Wall Street. I am not an expert on this stuff."
Oh, yeah, President O-bum-a, you and your propagandist media lackeys were all over that little outbreak of personal honesty and modesty:
"Mr. McCain … has been shadowed by his statements earlier in the campaign that he is not expert in the subject of the economy" bleated MSNBC.
The mainstream media was all over McCain to help their messiah win:
Sen. John McCain's comment from last year that he doesn't understand economics "as well as he should" has dogged him all the way to South America today during a foreign trip meant to burnish his standing as a presidential candidate ready to be a world leader.
Damn right, the media dogged him. Dogged him all the way out of the country, and right out of contention. And somehow none of them ever bothered to ask, "Just when the hell did Barack Obama ever become an expert in economics or Wall Street?"

But that didn't stop Obama and his worshipful media acolytes from throwing it in John McCain's face the way Muslims throw battery acid into the faces of their women, did it?

Obama had the "The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should" quote memorized to attack John McCain at virtually every single rally. The Obama campaign had an ad that ridiculed McCain entitled, "Don't know much" [about the economy].

Too damn bad we have to find out only now that you don't understand it yourself, Barry. At least John McCain was honest and open about his strengths and weaknesses. You weren't. And in attacking him for his admission, you merely revealed that you don't know much about the virtues of honesty and of avoiding hypocrisy.

Right now, Obama's woeful MIS-understanding of the economy is beginning to seriously hurt us. While John McCain stressed the critical importance of free trade during the campaign, Barack Obama is now beginning to seriously undermine the vital US relationship with trade partners over his socialist union agenda to insert "Buy American" into the so-called stimulus package.

And now, an array of international economic experts (you know, the kind of people who ARE "trained economists") are predicting that Obama's "Buy American" agenda in his stimulus package could actually "stimulate" the next Great Depression.

Meanwhile, this same hypocrite who so dishonestly attacked John McCain for his acknowledgment that he wasn't an economic expert - only to now acknowledge the SAME THING himself after it's too late to do anything about it - has hypocritically appointed tax cheat after tax cheat to his cabinet in spite of all his lofty rhetoric about "changing Washington." He's changed it all right. Thanks to Obama, we now have our first tax cheat serving as Treasury Secretary and head of the IRS. And two of his cabinet appointments (Tom Daschle and Nancy Killefer) had to withdraw the same day due to their tax status.

Mark Steyn quipped that this was Obama's version of "pay for play," given that Obama's cabinet picks had to decide how much of their unpaid taxes they would be willing to pay to serve as cabinet members in Obama's administration.

Barack Obama is most certainly not a "trained economist." Hypocrisy, on the other hand, is a subject in which he is clearly most expert, indeed.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: economist; hypocrisy; mccain; obama
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1 posted on 02/05/2009 6:53:00 AM PST by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden

Gee, I never would have guessed. You are a trained marxist idiot though.


2 posted on 02/05/2009 6:54:18 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: Michael Eden

He just got the letters mixed up: He’s not an economist...he’s a communist. All fixed, Barry.


3 posted on 02/05/2009 6:54:24 AM PST by madison10
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To: Michael Eden

But did he stay at a Holiday Inn Express?


4 posted on 02/05/2009 6:54:53 AM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Michael Eden
[Channeling William F. Buckley]

"Isn't electing him President a rather, ah, extravagant means of educating him?"

[/Buckley]

5 posted on 02/05/2009 6:55:51 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: Michael Eden

it’s above his pay grade


6 posted on 02/05/2009 6:57:00 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Michael Eden

He’s a community organizer with a win because of a little group called ACORN.


7 posted on 02/05/2009 6:57:04 AM PST by sarasota
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To: Michael Eden
Nov 04, 2008 Community rabble agitator Hussein Nobama
elected POTUS

Dow Jones since 11-04-2008
-18.28%

8 posted on 02/05/2009 6:57:49 AM PST by IrishMike (Islam is a barbaric political and social system in religious dragÂ’)
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To: Michael Eden

Not surprising for a guy whose only talent is dressing well, speaking someone else’s words clearly and smiling.


9 posted on 02/05/2009 6:58:31 AM PST by mgc1122
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To: Michael Eden
Wow...the author acts really surprised. Everyone is gonna get something big for overlooking all of Obama’s lies and it won't be fun for anyone.
10 posted on 02/05/2009 6:58:45 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Michael Eden

“Trained economist” itself is a joke. Any field that is so devoid of understood facts and where no two experts agree, isn’t really a field of study at all.


11 posted on 02/05/2009 6:58:45 AM PST by SampleMan (Community Organizer: What liberals do when they run out of college, before they run out of Marxism.)
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To: Michael Eden

“I screwed up.”

Gawd, this guy is like so refreshing! /sarc.


12 posted on 02/05/2009 6:58:57 AM PST by maggief
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To: Michael Eden

zer0’s getting on-the-job training and we’re all paying through the nose for it.


13 posted on 02/05/2009 6:59:10 AM PST by Joiseydude (Obama: "Putting my ideals into effect are more important than your safety from terrorist acts")
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To: Michael Eden

You sir, are nothing but an actor, a poser.

The job you are in is way above your paygrade.


14 posted on 02/05/2009 6:59:25 AM PST by dforest (life is now good again....he has been inaugurated)
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To: Michael Eden

Good point. McCain was skewered for his statement.

If the tables were turned, and a president mcCain had said this, the comparison would be shouted from the MSM rooftops.


15 posted on 02/05/2009 6:59:57 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: Michael Eden

Obama and Michelle also said they were tired of being in the White House too (paraphrase). Maybe they’ll take their toys and go back home to Chicago.


16 posted on 02/05/2009 7:00:23 AM PST by cblue55 (I miss Tony Snow)
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To: dfwgator

Anderson,would you like to take a steam together? Oh,yes,
my President!


17 posted on 02/05/2009 7:01:01 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: cvq3842; Michael Eden

I meant to say “President McCain” - caps not working (or rather my brain)

Freudian slip no doubt. :)


18 posted on 02/05/2009 7:01:06 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: cvq3842

He did say comething close to that. IIRC he saidthat economics was not his strong point (or something to that effect). Feeding frenzy.


19 posted on 02/05/2009 7:01:45 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Michael Eden

Economists are not even trained economists.

Economists are politicians pretending to be scientists.


20 posted on 02/05/2009 7:02:22 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Whoops should of kept reading


21 posted on 02/05/2009 7:02:44 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: IrishMike
Dow Jones since 11-04-2008

IYAS9YAS' 401k since Obama was elected in primaries - down 45%

22 posted on 02/05/2009 7:03:57 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Obama - what you get when you mix Affirmative Action with the Peter Principle.)
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To: Michael Eden
So what. Very few presidents were. But many ran businesses or large organizations before taking office. Here's the kicker. A real president would make sure he brings in people who do understand it and can give us all real solutions. The best and brightest, not a bunch of incompetent boobs. Shoveling money to the special interests that got him there is the exact opposite of a solution but that's the best we can expect from this current circus.

Our only hope is that America can survive this until we can put the adults back in charge. He's counting on the Clinton retreads to bring back the "Clinton economy." Not going to happen.

23 posted on 02/05/2009 7:04:19 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Right - McCain said it before the election, and Obama after.

Imagine if the situation were reversed - Obama spoke before the election, lost, and then President McCain said what he said two weeks after the swearing in.

And then compare the coverage this statement will receive to the (hypothetical) coverage in my scenario.

Maybe a long way to go to make a point, but there it is.


24 posted on 02/05/2009 7:04:43 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: Michael Eden

So—how many of our presidents have been trained economists?


25 posted on 02/05/2009 7:05:11 AM PST by basil ( It's time to eliminate all "Gun Free Zones")
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To: madison10
He just got the letters mixed up: He’s not an economist...he’s a communist. All fixed, Barry.

Right on... he's just the figure head (albeit not so bright) of big money thuggery that put him in. They just needed a puppet who dazzled the American idol crowd.

26 posted on 02/05/2009 7:07:54 AM PST by BigFinn (isa 32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.)
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To: Michael Eden
Not being a trained economist doesn't stop him from making economic pronouncements from on high. For instance, despite his lack of training he just knows that any exec compensation over $500K in bailed-out banks is evil. And, despite his lack of training he knows for sure that if Congress doesn't pass a $900B Democrat pork (aka stimulus) bill immediately, there will be "catastrophe".

Any self-respecting person without training would just shut up when it comes to expressing opinions in a field in which he admittedly has no training. But O is too narcissistic to ever shut up about anything. His adoring fans in the MSM and the ignorant sheeple have been telling him how great he is for so long, he now believes his own press clippings, notwithstanding his lack of training. Scary.

27 posted on 02/05/2009 7:09:40 AM PST by Emile ("If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything" -- Unknown)
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To: Michael Eden

He is a Saul Alinsky trained radical communist....


28 posted on 02/05/2009 7:12:11 AM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: BigFinn

I remember an Obama voter in the Texas primary saying that questioning Obama’s lack of experience wasn’t fair because “you have to start somewhere”.


29 posted on 02/05/2009 7:13:29 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Michael Eden
That was a question I would have murdered to be able to ask at the debates. Of both candidates, actually.

"Senator McCain, Senator Obama, I am providing you both with a large piece of oak tag and a black Sharpie marker. Please, without sharing your work, draw a basic supply and demand graph and label supply, demand, quantity supplied, quantity demanded and equilibrium."

I would put $1000 cash on the barrelhead that neither could do it.

30 posted on 02/05/2009 7:13:47 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Michael Eden

0bambi is out of his league, over his head, and arrogant as hell.

Learning about the economy? He’d ought to start with some US History, IMO. We cannot spend our way out of recession/depression on the wallets of future generations. This was proven in the 1930’s under FDR’s New Deal.
0bambi’s version is properly the ‘Raw Deal’, and the whole country is poised for another BOHICA moment, thanks to arrogant gasbags like Barney Frank, Tim Geithner, Harry Reid, SanFranNan, and the rest of the LibTard DhimmiRats working so diligently to push the US into their utopian socialist mold.
$700 billion, last year. Talk of another $700 billion soon for the banks and such. And, nearly a trillion (not counting interest on the debt) for a Porkumongous LibTard Trip-to-the-Candystore spending nightmare.
For the sake of the nation, people, raise hell with ALL your elected representatives, city council to the US Congress and the White House. Let them know that this insanity will NOT be tolerated any longer.
We owe that much to our children and our grandchildren and all the future generations that will bear the burden of this foolhardy gamesmanship.


31 posted on 02/05/2009 7:14:17 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I can tell that a lot of people who are commenting only read the title.

Just take a moment. Get in your memory capsule. And rocket back to the unrelenting attack against John McCain by Barack Obama for saying, “I’m not an expert on the economy.”

And then ask yourself how much of a hypocrite Obama was - and is - for doing that.


32 posted on 02/05/2009 7:14:32 AM PST by Michael Eden
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To: Neoliberalnot

What in the hell are you blathering about?

How in the world do you get “I’m a marxist” from my article?

Who let you out of that mental institution you’ve obviously been in?


33 posted on 02/05/2009 7:16:42 AM PST by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden
I can tell that a lot of people who are commenting only read the title.

Just take a moment. Get in your memory capsule. And rocket back to the unrelenting attack against John McCain by Barack Obama for saying, “I’m not an expert on the economy.”

And then ask yourself how much of a hypocrite Obama was - and is - for doing that.

I can't stand the guy but what do you expect...he's a politician!

34 posted on 02/05/2009 7:18:02 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Neoliberalnot

In the event that you were talking about Obama, I apologize in advance for my earlier remark. The word “you” addressed to Michael Eden kind of fooled me.

If you were saying the guy who wrote the piece is a marxist idiot, well, I’m back to what I said in my last comment.


35 posted on 02/05/2009 7:19:55 AM PST by Michael Eden
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To: cvq3842

As angry as I am at liberals and Democrats, I’m even MORE angry at the media.

We are living in an age of propaganda. People are systematically being fed liberal horsesh!t. It’s just unrelenting. And democracy is doomed if it continues.

No free society can long survive the climate of propaganda we’re in today.


36 posted on 02/05/2009 7:22:29 AM PST by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden

I think he’s referring to Obammy.


37 posted on 02/05/2009 7:23:41 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: domenad

I think you’re right.

And most Representatives and most Senators couldn’t do it, either.

Btw, Timothy Geithner gave an interview in Forbes and confessed he “doesn’t like math.”

And now we’ve got a guy who apparently can’t even figure out how to use Turbo Tax running our whole damn economy - because apparently he’s the BEST guy we’ve got to run our economy.


38 posted on 02/05/2009 7:26:05 AM PST by Michael Eden
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To: Michael Eden

“...not a trained economist...”

-But HE should be in charge of confiscating and spending OUR money for us?!?!?


39 posted on 02/05/2009 7:26:38 AM PST by J40000
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To: Michael Eden
It is becoming clearer by the hour that making executive decisions and providing executive guidance to, and oversight of, the US Congress about US economic matters

is above the bamster’s paygrade

Rush is on vacation this week so Bambi gets to make and then step in all his “executive order” cowpies pretty much unchallenged

which is starting to wake up the MSM

40 posted on 02/05/2009 7:27:37 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Michael Eden

Maybe AlGore will be next.


41 posted on 02/05/2009 7:32:16 AM PST by lacrew (Obama and cabinet: Fool and the Gang)
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To: Michael Eden

No free society can long survive the climate of propaganda we’re in today.

Amen


42 posted on 02/05/2009 7:34:52 AM PST by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW ,)
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To: Joiseydude; All

How soon they forget!

“The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training.”

- Joe Biden, 2008, during the primary debates.


43 posted on 02/05/2009 7:35:46 AM PST by shibumi (By the Authority of Hung Mung, Patron of Chaos and Keeper of The Sacred Chao)
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To: Michael Eden
Obama was misquoted, he was just being sloppy. Nothing to um see here. /s
44 posted on 02/05/2009 7:36:48 AM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: Michael Eden

Too many people don’t listen CRITICALLY to the media - they just think they are watching or reading “the hews” and have no idea of the spin.

that is changing quickly, though.


45 posted on 02/05/2009 7:39:06 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: mgc1122
Not surprising for a guy whose only talent is dressing well, speaking someone else’s words clearly and smiling.

And he has a nicely shaped head, well proportioned with the rest of his sculpted body.

(Hey, my wife said to try to find something nice to say about everybody, and that's my take on the man.)

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On another note: I thought Timothy Geitner (sp?) was supposed to be the economical whizz kid ("no one else is qualified", etc.) so's that the Big-0 can take a nap and wake up to a happy world?

46 posted on 02/05/2009 7:39:59 AM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Michael Eden

Economists don’t know anything either. Who do you think created this mess? Who do you think created the models that allowed for the out off control mortgage lending. Economists are some of the stupidest people on earth.


47 posted on 02/05/2009 7:43:10 AM PST by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: IYAS9YAS
IYAS9YAS' 401k since Obama was elected in primaries - down 45%

Tell me about it.

48 posted on 02/05/2009 7:43:19 AM PST by dearolddad
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To: Michael Eden

On-The-Job TRAINING IN THE WHITE HOUSE?????????

just great...


49 posted on 02/05/2009 7:44:01 AM PST by Mr. K (physically unable to proofreed (<---oops))
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To: IYAS9YAS
Sorry about the 401 K, my pension/ annuity plans are in the toilet too !

..................................................

It is titled “I will give you ice cream” and it comes from a third grade teacher from Nashville, TN

Who worries about “the cow” when it is all about the “Ice Cream”

She reports that the most eye-opening civics lesson she had was while teaching a third grade class this year. The Presidential election was heating up and some of the students showed an interest.

She decided that the class would have an election for class president. They would choose the nominees. They would have a campaign and the class would vote. To simplify the process, the candidates were nominated by other class members. They discussed what kinds of characteristics the student candidates should have. There were several nominations, and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot. The class had done a great job in their selections.

Both candidates were good kids! I though Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support. She had never seen Olivia's mother.

The day arrived when the candidates were to make their speeches; Jamie went first. He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place. He ended by promising to do his very best. Everyone applauded. He sat down and Olivia came to the podium. Her speech was concise. She said, “if you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream”. She sat down. The class went wild. “Yes! Yes! We want ice cream”. She surely could say more, but she did not have to.

A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn't sure. Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it? She didn't know. The class really didn't care. All they were thinking about was the ice cream, Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a landslide.

Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth, he offered iced cream, and fifty-two percent of he people reacted like none year olds. They wanted ice cream. The other forty-eight percent of us know we're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess.

That is your civics lesson for the day!

50 posted on 02/05/2009 7:44:46 AM PST by IrishMike (Islam is a barbaric political and social system in religious dragÂ’)
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