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Brooks: Obama Told Me "Shovel-Ready" Jobs Don't Exist Last Year
RealClearPolitics ^ | October 16, 2010 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 10/16/2010 12:06:55 PM PDT by i88schwartz

DAVID BROOKS, NYT: Yes. Well, I shouldn’t have confessed this. He said this to me off the record about a year ago. But it hasn’t…

JIM LEHRER: Off the record? So, then you can’t talk about it.

DAVID BROOKS: Yes, because Peter Baker is a better than I am, because I couldn’t get him to go on the record with that thing.

JIM LEHRER: He said this to you a year ago?

DAVID BROOKS: It was obvious. I mean, you are trying to build a stimulus package. And when they were trying to build it, believe me, they would have loved to have filled it with infrastructure jobs. But the projects just didn’t exist. They couldn’t do it. They couldn’t find them.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; davidbrooks; obama; shovel; shovelready

1 posted on 10/16/2010 12:06:58 PM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

Tells us everything we already knew about David Brookes, he is a shill.


2 posted on 10/16/2010 12:09:20 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: i88schwartz

Just another fraud on the the American population by the Rat Party and Obummer.

Does anybody care? We will see on November 2, 2010


3 posted on 10/16/2010 12:09:31 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: i88schwartz

ROFL Is ANYBODY having a worse weekend than Barack Hussein Obama???


4 posted on 10/16/2010 12:10:10 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (TheSurvivalMom.com)
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To: i88schwartz

Hey Obama, “You Lie.”


5 posted on 10/16/2010 12:11:50 PM PDT by Selmore (Except for ending Slavery, Facism, Communism, and Nazism, War never has accomplished anything)
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To: i88schwartz

The stimulus bill was a slush fund for left-winged causes and organizations. I was saying that a year ago.


6 posted on 10/16/2010 12:12:46 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: i88schwartz

Will anything be done about this......?


7 posted on 10/16/2010 12:19:51 PM PDT by ColdOne (GOP. Gutless Old Politicians :^)).....~~~~~~~~~)
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To: i88schwartz

Contact the NY Times Public Editor and demand that Brooks be fired for his duplicity:

Arthur S. Brisbane
E-mail: public@nytimes.com
Phone: (212) 556-7652
Address: Public Editor
The New York Times
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018


8 posted on 10/16/2010 12:20:08 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: i88schwartz
I mean, you are trying to build a stimulus package. And when they were trying to build it, believe me, they would have loved to have filled it with infrastructure jobs.

Well at least they were able to pay off their campaign debts.

9 posted on 10/16/2010 12:20:32 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: i88schwartz

This just shows their cluelessness.

Anyone who works in the real world know the first step is to do the engineering work, legal work, permitting, etc required for any capital project. Since states didn’t have the money for the projects, they hadn’t done the preliminary work either. All they had was a “want list”. I know for a fact that my local government officials submitted projects that were only “pipe dreams” - thinking they’d get the Free Money first and sort it out later.

Greed and stupidity make a bad combination. But the stupidity came first.


10 posted on 10/16/2010 12:21:36 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: ChocChipCookie
ROFL Is ANYBODY having a worse weekend than Barack Hussein Obama???

America collectively because of him.

11 posted on 10/16/2010 12:22:05 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: i88schwartz
This was the only shovel ready Job he created.

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12 posted on 10/16/2010 12:22:41 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: i88schwartz

My God, Brooks is admitting journalistic corruption on his part. Even if he couldn’t cite the source publicly, he had an obligation to point out the fraud of the claim that there were shovel ready jobs.


13 posted on 10/16/2010 12:22:45 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: i88schwartz
“Yes, because Peter Baker is a better than I am, because I couldn't’t get him to go on the record with that thing.

This part of the transcript is incorrect.

They left out the word “journalist” which is clear as can be on the video.

It should read:

” Yes, because Peter Baker is a better journalist than I am, because I couldn't’t get him to go on the record with that thing.”

14 posted on 10/16/2010 12:24:50 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: faucetman

“Yes, because Peter Baker is a better than I am, because I couldn’t get him to go on the record with that thing.
This part of the transcript is incorrect.”

They left out the word “journalist” which is clear as can be on the video.

It should read:

”Yes, because Peter Baker is a better journalist than I am, because I couldn’t get him to go on the record with that thing.”

Spell check got me.


15 posted on 10/16/2010 12:26:53 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: i88schwartz
so typical of what I call “liberal lite-think”....

it “sounds” wonderful and “feels” good....What possibly could be wrong with that?.....

Why do conservatives always make things “seem” so difficult...always worried about details...

look at health care...It “sounds” wonderful and “feels” so right...Just pass it and we can learn the details later.... What possibly be wrong with that...

You Conservatives are so negative compared to us enlightened thinkers.....Jeez!

16 posted on 10/16/2010 12:27:41 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: i88schwartz

Of course, he did. They probably had strategy meetings about it.


17 posted on 10/16/2010 12:28:00 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: i88schwartz

hahahahahahahahhahahahaha
Not surprised


18 posted on 10/16/2010 12:30:57 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: ChocChipCookie

“ROFL Is ANYBODY having a worse weekend than Barack Hussein Obama???”

I was until I made peace with myself.


19 posted on 10/16/2010 12:36:57 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: i88schwartz

Blrooks’ kneepads got in the way of his telling the truth.


20 posted on 10/16/2010 12:42:09 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: i88schwartz

Stuff like this pushes me that much closer to throat slitting time.


21 posted on 10/16/2010 1:10:53 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (All sweat, no equity)
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To: i88schwartz
If the remarks truly were off the record, how come Brooks can reveal them? Just because a year has gone by, Brooks still has the ethical obligation to keep his mouth shut -- unless the TOTUS has released him to go public.

Even so, don't expect the leftwing journo-nanny chorus to chastise Brooks, because doing so would only draw more attention the the Big Ø's self-damming admission.

22 posted on 10/16/2010 1:30:27 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: ChocChipCookie

Well, Zero is a war mongerer as all liberals who pi$$ on business inherently are. What he is doing is provoke something before the GOP takes the house... he is looking for blame and division by sabotaging the whole fighting back and restoring the peace that the conservatives are attempting.


23 posted on 10/16/2010 1:32:18 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: ChocChipCookie

“ROFL Is ANYBODY having a worse weekend than Barack Hussein Obama???”

Nah. The press tells us the libs are advancing on all fronts. They are winning the message battle ya know.


24 posted on 10/16/2010 1:34:42 PM PDT by Luke21
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They must exist. I remember the big harvard graduation ceremony last summer, where all of the grads got a diploma, and a shovel.


25 posted on 10/16/2010 3:26:29 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: ncfool
"We will see on November 2, 2010"

The lien bastard. We will remember in 2012.

Does OJerko ever tell the truth?

26 posted on 10/16/2010 3:29:54 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: ChocChipCookie

All of America cause we got to pay.


27 posted on 10/16/2010 3:34:12 PM PDT by packrat35 (I got your tag line..)
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To: jimbo123
Contact the NY Times Public Editor and demand that Brooks be fired for his duplicity:

Evidently, Obama's admission did not stimulate Brooks to ask any relevant questions. Like:

1. If there wasn't anything to spend the $787 billion on, why did you still insist on spending it?

2. Just where did all that money go, exactly?

28 posted on 10/16/2010 3:53:18 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: i88schwartz
So, what happened to the money? Into the pockets of cronies, or what?

And remember the $6.4 billion in Porkulus money spent in phantom districts? ? I wonder where that money went. Who went to jail? *crickets*

29 posted on 10/16/2010 4:19:25 PM PDT by FlyVet (")
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