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Democrats: Economy better now than it was before Obama
The Hill ^

Posted on 09/07/2010 12:10:14 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Democrats: Economy better now than it was before Obama By Michael O'Brien - 09/07/10 01:29 PM ET

The economy is in a better position now than it was when President Obama took office, Democrats argued Tuesday.

The White House and a top congressional leader made the case that the economy has improved under Democratic control of government, though polls showed voters are less convinced.

"I think by virtually any measure, our economy is a better place than it was two years ago," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said at his daily briefing.

The assertion came amid new polls showing confidence slipping in Democrats' ability to handle the economy.

Forty-six percent of U.S. adults said they trust Republicans to handle the economy, compared to 43 percent who trust Democrats, according to a CNN/Opinion research poll released Tuesday. That's a reversal from just a year ago, when Americans trusted Democrats, 53-39 percent, over Republicans to handle the economy.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the chairman of House Democrats' campaign committee, said that while the economy was fragile, it was still improved.

"We're a lot better off than we were 18 months ago, but we're not where we want to be," he said Tuesday morning during an appearance on CNN.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; 9point6percent; desperate; dnctalkingpoints; obamalied; robertgibbs
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1 posted on 09/07/2010 12:10:16 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

The Goebbels school of economics. Tell a big lie often enough and it will be believed.


2 posted on 09/07/2010 12:11:06 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Sub-Driver
No wonder so many RATS want to legalize the stuff.
3 posted on 09/07/2010 12:11:42 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Sub-Driver

Do not believe your bank account. Do not believe your pay check. Do not believe your neighbors’ unemployment. Do not believe your investments. Repeat after me: “The economy is better than before Obama . . . The economy is better than before Obama . . . The economy is beter than before Obama . . . The


4 posted on 09/07/2010 12:12:21 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
...Yeah...and the DOW down over 100 pints today...

I guess Bark 0bambi wee weed over it.

5 posted on 09/07/2010 12:12:24 PM PDT by spokeshave (Islamics and Democrats unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand)
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To: Sub-Driver

My skittle farting unicorn is right out there in the garage.


6 posted on 09/07/2010 12:12:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: DallasDeb

Who knew that we’d have our own Baghdad Bob as President?


7 posted on 09/07/2010 12:13:08 PM PDT by RockinRight (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: spokeshave
pints = points

fat finger day.

8 posted on 09/07/2010 12:13:17 PM PDT by spokeshave (Islamics and Democrats unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand)
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To: Sub-Driver

wow....just when you thought it wasn’t possible for them to have any LESS credibility


9 posted on 09/07/2010 12:13:36 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

10 posted on 09/07/2010 12:13:36 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Sub-Driver

sure...that’s why every town & city I drive into these days has more “For Lease” signs than ever....


11 posted on 09/07/2010 12:13:52 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll have one of whatever they’re having...


12 posted on 09/07/2010 12:14:43 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Sub-Driver
"I think by virtually any measure, our economy is a better place than it was two years ago," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said at his daily briefing.

Demonstrably insane, utter moonbat, barking, howling, gibbering, crazy as a sh**house rat insane.

13 posted on 09/07/2010 12:14:43 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Liberalism is a mental disorder, doncha know


14 posted on 09/07/2010 12:15:02 PM PDT by sniper63 (I am the leader of the TEA Party, I, myself am the leader of me, myself for I am the TEA Party!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Once again the Dems think we’re just too stupid to realize all the great things they’ve done for the economy.


15 posted on 09/07/2010 12:15:22 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Sub-Driver
That observation is frankly phenomenal...phenomenally unawares.
16 posted on 09/07/2010 12:15:25 PM PDT by mo
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To: Sub-Driver
The economy started to tank when Pelosi took the House in '06.

At that time, the Dem/MSM axis strategy did a pivot...they switched from bad-mouthing the War in Iraq to bad-mouthing the economy to pave the way for their guy to get into the Oval Office in '08.

It worked and they succeeded in depleting the wealth of almost every American.

Hanging and quartering is in order to EVERY ONE of these people.

17 posted on 09/07/2010 12:15:37 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Sub-Driver

Some are born idiots and can never change.


18 posted on 09/07/2010 12:16:07 PM PDT by mulligan
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To: Sub-Driver
When Zero took over:
19 posted on 09/07/2010 12:16:21 PM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They are counting on their friends in the media to repeat this with a straight face, over and over.


20 posted on 09/07/2010 12:16:34 PM PDT by denydenydeny (You're not only wrong. You're wrong at the top of your voice. --Spencer Tracy, Bad Day at Black Rock)
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To: Sub-Driver
Geez, are we living in an Orwell novel?
21 posted on 09/07/2010 12:16:40 PM PDT by chickadee
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To: Sub-Driver

everytime I hear this I think blah blah blah.....I wish the GOP were hammer home the message that 2 years ago the DEMONCRATS HELD THE MAJORITY (Just like now).


22 posted on 09/07/2010 12:17:10 PM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: mulligan

Are you better off now than you were a year ago?

Nuff said.


23 posted on 09/07/2010 12:17:27 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well....this is PARTLY true.....the DC economy is great...


24 posted on 09/07/2010 12:17:54 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Profitmaking is a VIRTUE, not a Vice.)
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL, oh yea, this will work.


25 posted on 09/07/2010 12:20:31 PM PDT by east1234 (Cut, Kill, Dig and Drill!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ok, with Bush, even with a commie legislature, the highest unemployment was about 5.5%, maybe it hit 6 in Dec 2008, but that was it, and the reason it went that high was because of the actions of the Demwit legislature, not the Republicans. It is now at 9.6(really much higher but that is the “official number”)and these clowns are saying we are better off? Tell that to the millions who can’t find work right now you dumb a**ed hypocrites.


26 posted on 09/07/2010 12:20:31 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Sub-Driver

If it’s better how come many of the petrochemical and power projects that I knew were in engineering stage are not even being talked about know? I was working, with people calling ME before Obama, and know I am at home looking for work?

Better? Hahahahahahahahahahahah


27 posted on 09/07/2010 12:21:25 PM PDT by born2bfree
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Yes and no and it’s not due to the fed.

My state taxes are higher thanks to Coupe Deval. But I also got a raise at work (one of the few who still actually have a job).


28 posted on 09/07/2010 12:22:03 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Sub-Driver
"I think by virtually any measure, our economy is a better place than it was two years ago," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said at his daily briefing.

Ten percent unemployment and a public debt that is astronomical. Other than that things are great!

29 posted on 09/07/2010 12:22:47 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: spokeshave
fat finger day.

Maybe it's the pints!

Just kidding ;)

30 posted on 09/07/2010 12:23:16 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (People I know have papers for their mongrels.)
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To: Newton

It’s been four years since the Democrats took control of both the House and the Senate.


31 posted on 09/07/2010 12:24:01 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, two of my kids were working under Bush.

They are both struggling to find work under Obama.

What’s this better economy crap?


32 posted on 09/07/2010 12:24:51 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: matt1234
And go back to 2006 before democrats took over congress and compare numbers from then and now ... if you want to see what a democrat-run government can do for the economy. Obama’s just the accelerant.
33 posted on 09/07/2010 12:25:33 PM PDT by JustSurrounded (Yes, they are doing in on purpose.)
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To: Sub-Driver

34 posted on 09/07/2010 12:25:33 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (People I know have papers for their mongrels.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Spodefly, the Democrat — I am the best looking, most irresistible man on the planet.


35 posted on 09/07/2010 12:25:36 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Newton
I wish the GOP were hammer home the message that 2 years ago the DEMONCRATS HELD THE MAJORITY (Just like now).

I've said this till I was blue in the face to Obozo supporters - all I received in return were blank looks on their faces. They just can't register the truth.

36 posted on 09/07/2010 12:27:11 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This will be the next big leftist push.

Watch for dozens of DNC Media articles claiming that the economy is now improving as the MalAdministrations policies “take hold.”


37 posted on 09/07/2010 12:29:35 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: Siena Dreaming
The economy started to tank when Pelosi took the House in '06.

Sure did, and the documentary evidence to support that has been posted here, many times.

You just have to admire the utter gall of Democrats, who can stand up in public and spew such lies in the face of documented evidence to the contrary.

38 posted on 09/07/2010 12:30:01 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Liberalism really is a mental disorder. These people are absolutely delusional!


39 posted on 09/07/2010 12:30:45 PM PDT by Lil Flower (The destruction of America: It's a "big f*ckin deal"~to me!)
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To: goodnesswins

There’s always work as another Czar in the Obama administration.


40 posted on 09/07/2010 12:34:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: Siena Dreaming

Spot on.


41 posted on 09/07/2010 12:35:04 PM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: spokeshave
...Yeah...and the DOW down over 100 pints today...

I told him to tak it easy, but you know how DOW is when he starts drinking ...


42 posted on 09/07/2010 12:35:50 PM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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43 posted on 09/07/2010 12:36:58 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Sub-Driver
You forgot the BARFF alert.


44 posted on 09/07/2010 12:37:51 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I think by virtually any measure, our economy is a better place than it was two years ago," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs

Fibbs is a lying sack of poop. There are many people for whom the economy is worse than it was 2 years ago... for 2 years ago, they had jobs. Now they don't. Are they going to vote 'Rat?? I think not.

45 posted on 09/07/2010 12:37:59 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (TV News is an oxymoron. MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I think by virtually any measure, our economy is a better place than it was two years ago.

I say the measure is unemployment ... with that measure ... you fail.

46 posted on 09/07/2010 12:41:40 PM PDT by dartuser ("Palin 2012 ... nothing else will do.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Ha-ha. You make me laugh.


47 posted on 09/07/2010 12:42:13 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: spokeshave
100 pints is nothing...the WH crew can finish off more than that before lunch.
48 posted on 09/07/2010 12:42:33 PM PDT by JPG (How much taxpayer $ did Mookie blow today?)
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To: Sub-Driver

It sure is. IN BIZARRO WORLD!


49 posted on 09/07/2010 12:43:23 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder who controlled the congress the 2 yrs prior to Obama’s coronation?...ahh yes, the DEMOCRATS...


50 posted on 09/07/2010 12:45:43 PM PDT by hotsteppa
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