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Obama's Top Economist Quits, One Night Before Having To Spin One More Lousy Jobs Report
.businessinsider.com ^ | August 5. 2010 | Joe Weisenthal

Posted on 08/06/2010 10:09:55 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Obama's top economic advisor, professor Christina Romer, is quitting.

Apparently the decision is her own, and the split is cordial, although not surprisingly she didn't get as much access to the President as she'd hoped.

Of course anyone who thought that any President would be more likely to listen to an academic, rather than a political handler (like Rahm) was always doomed to be mistaken.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: obama; quits; romer

1 posted on 08/06/2010 10:09:58 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Rats deserting the sinking Ship of State..............


2 posted on 08/06/2010 10:11:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Yeah the giggling idiot from BERKELEY.


3 posted on 08/06/2010 10:11:44 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Red Badger

The Morons are trying to run on raising taxes. They say that keeping tax rates as they are is a tax cut. THis is a clear case of insanity. They are Koo Koo.


4 posted on 08/06/2010 10:15:13 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Put under the next bus out of town?


5 posted on 08/06/2010 10:15:26 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: screaminsunshine

I highly suspect that their wealthy donors have been quietly telling them to back off.............or else.......


6 posted on 08/06/2010 10:17:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

“Professors” is a dead giveaway code speak for overpaid fool with no want of real responsibility. Odumbos next advisers will probably be cast in the mold of Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright as the American Left tries to recreate the utopia known as Jonestown.


7 posted on 08/06/2010 10:18:08 AM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Here’s what a big nitwit is Christina Romer:

From Bloomberg News from yesterday, and I quote the article:

“Christina Romer, who chairs the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers, said the US needs stronger job growth to lower the nation’s unemployment rate.”

This is positively insipid.

Who recommended her for the job? Joy Behar?


8 posted on 08/06/2010 10:18:18 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

You know, Christina Romer was one of the grown-ups in the White House. Even though they trotted her out weekly to spin things their way.

She and her husband are both professional economists. Do a Google or Yahoo search on some of their work and you’ll find they aren’t as “out there” as the rest of this bunch.

Orszag was the other grown-up in this White House. He’s not as “out there” as the rest of them, either.

Translation = the adults have left the building. I suspect neither wants their fingerprints on this train wreck once TSHTF.

Might be time to buy essentials now at reasonable prices, in case you need them later when they might cost more.


9 posted on 08/06/2010 10:21:51 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: RexBeach
And...quittin' on 0 indicates that she' a dam

RACIST!


10 posted on 08/06/2010 10:23:33 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: Red Badger

Do you think people are stupid enough to believe that keeping tax rates the same is a tax cut?


11 posted on 08/06/2010 10:23:56 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Daisyjane69

Christina Romer needs to stay in academia. She’s got the theory thing down real good... application wise.. not so much.


12 posted on 08/06/2010 10:25:15 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: screaminsunshine

The ones that voted for obama are.


13 posted on 08/06/2010 10:26:03 AM PDT by sport
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To: Mashood

Wasn’t she the nitwit who suggested the Feds take over our 401Ks?


14 posted on 08/06/2010 10:29:05 AM PDT by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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To: sport

Amazing. They are also saying that keeping the tax rates as they are is spending money. The logic escapes me. I need to be re-educated in todays public schools to learn this new math. It does not work like the math I learned.


15 posted on 08/06/2010 10:29:16 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: screaminsunshine

If they vote democrat, yes.......................


16 posted on 08/06/2010 10:31:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: RexBeach

Soooo, all we need is tons of new green jobs, right?


17 posted on 08/06/2010 10:31:50 AM PDT by cartan
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To: Red Badger
This reminds me of an old joke my Dad told me when he was alive.

Three world leaders have a real dilemma.

Saddam has 1000 body guards. He knows one of them is a CIA agent. But he doesn't know which one.

Mitterand of France has 1000 mistresses. He knows one of them has AIDS. But he doesn't know which one.

Gorbachev is trying to keep the Russian economy from collapsing. He has 1000 economists on staff. One of them is intelligent. But he doesn't know which one.

I think Zer0 just had the one identified!

18 posted on 08/06/2010 10:33:13 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Mashood
She’s got the theory thing down real good... application wise.. not so much.

Generally speaking, when a top level aide leaves an administration it is because they are not applying her theories.

I highly suspect she was there only to provide come cover for this administration and the real "economic" decisions are being made by others - probably outside the administration altogether.

Expect an expose' in a couple years.

19 posted on 08/06/2010 10:34:11 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: RexBeach
“Christina Romer, who chairs the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers, said the US needs stronger job growth to lower the nation’s unemployment rate.”

And I'm sure she also would say we need more rain to avoid droughts, and now that the oil well is capped there should be less oil leaking into the gulf, and of course if we produced more goods and services that would be just what we need to increase GDP.

Truly brilliant analysis, Christina. It's no wonder we're doing so well with geniuses like you advising Obama.

20 posted on 08/06/2010 10:34:26 AM PDT by drangundsturm
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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21 posted on 08/06/2010 10:36:56 AM PDT by xuberalles (The Right Stuff: The Best Anti-Liberal Novelties On The Net ! http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: CharacterCounts

“Those who can’t do, teach” comes to mind.


22 posted on 08/06/2010 10:47:16 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: Daisyjane69

Yep, by losing in influence at the WH she gained by getting out the sooner.


23 posted on 08/06/2010 10:49:01 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

As much of an “economist” ...as Kagan is a “judge”...as he is a “president”....talk about a ship of fools!!!


24 posted on 08/06/2010 10:58:22 AM PDT by mo
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To: Daisyjane69

Whatever her resumé is, she horribly misjudged her employer’s intentions if she thought he was committed to a healthy economy based on capitalism.


25 posted on 08/06/2010 11:22:13 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Maybe she could have gotten more access to El Presidente if she took up GOLF...???


26 posted on 08/06/2010 11:28:49 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Red Badger

From the pictures and news clips I have seen of her, she probably left to go root for truffles.


27 posted on 08/06/2010 11:39:00 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Everything I needed to know about 0bama, I learned from Wesley Mouch.)
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To: Daisyjane69

“Might be time to buy essentials now at reasonable prices, in case you need them later when they might cost more.”

Been doing that since before the 2008 elections. Every time a container is empty - get it from the stash, buy 1 to replace, and 1 or 2 for the extra pantry. If it is a really good special buy 4-10 extra. Now up to about 6 months of all items(more than that for bare necessities).


28 posted on 08/06/2010 11:39:56 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Daisyjane69
“You know, Christina Romer was one of the grown-ups in the White House. Even though they trotted her out weekly to spin things their way.”

She always reminded me of a giggling, naive teenager, who looked like ____________.(she did not look like a teenager, but best not to fill in the blank).

29 posted on 08/06/2010 11:48:02 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Daisyjane69

Spot on. The grown-ups are leaving the party.

I think we’re now in for a season of truly silly policy analysis and proposals from the idealistic children who will be brought in or promoted to take their places.


30 posted on 08/06/2010 1:28:28 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Who'd wanna take an Economics class on macro-policy from her? Whatta Loser. Why was she even offered a position in academia after THAT brilliant run?
31 posted on 08/06/2010 3:51:21 PM PDT by 4Liberty ( How do you spell "moral hazard"?: $ 19, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0.)
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To: Daisyjane69
Do a Google or Yahoo search on some of their work and you’ll find they aren’t as “out there” as the rest of this bunch.

Yes, I thought I recalled seeing that she used to write and say quite sensible things . . . before she went to work for Obama!

32 posted on 08/06/2010 3:54:28 PM PDT by maryz
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