Skip to comments.Daley can’t defend Obama’s ‘indefensible’ economic policies
Posted on 06/17/2011 11:12:53 AM PDT by jmranchman
White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley took heat from business executives Thursday for the Obama administrations regulatory expansions. Daley also said he didnt have any good answers for some of what President Obama is doing and expressed frustration about the bureaucratic stuff thats hard to defend.
Sometimes you cant defend the indefensible, Daley said at a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) meeting.
Daley couldnt answer basic questions and continually faced criticism from the executives in the room. The business leaders even applauded each others criticism of the administration. At one point, the room erupted in applause when Massachusetts utility executive Doug Starrett, his voice shaking with emotion, accused the administration of blocking construction on one of his facilities to protect fish, saying government throws sand into the gears of progress, wrote Peter Wallsten and Jia Lynn Yang in the Washington Post.
Americans for Limited Government Communications Director and former Labor Department Public Affairs Chief of Staff Rick Manning told The Daily Caller that Daleys inability to defend Obamas regulations is an indication that the administrations plans arent working. Manning also points out that Daleys meeting may have large political implications.
Business community to William Daley, your Jedi tricks dont work on us, Manning said in an email. The chickens are coming home to roost from the wholesale assault by Obama on the free enterprise system and the private job creators who make it run. The meeting itself is incredible in that it demonstrates just how vulnerable Obama feels in 2012.
(As goes the economy, so goes Ohio?)
The Workforce Fairness Institutes Fred Wszolek told The Daily Caller that Daleys lackluster performance is even more questionable when comes to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and its campaign against the Boeing Company. The NLRB has gone after the Boeing Company for opening a new plant in South Carolina. Boeings new plant is an addition to its already-existing production lines in Washington state. The NLRBs case hinges on whether Boeing made the decision to open the new plant as retaliation against machinist unions in Washington, even though no jobs were lost there. In fact, Boeing has added thousands of new jobs in Washington.
As a former Boeing board member before taking on his White House job, Daley voted in favor of opening the new South Carolina plant. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has challenged Daley to come out and defend his vote in the face of the NLRBs case, but he hasnt yet done so.
Lemme get this straight - Obama’s own Chief of Staff admitting Obama’s policies are “indefensible”? I’m sure the MSM will be reporting this tonight. Right?
“We told you so”
That's the entire plan, folks.
Well, after Obama screaming and cursing at Mr Daley after Benyamin Netanyahu roasted Obama’s a$$ recently, I can say that I can’t blame Mr Daley for throwing Obama under the bus.
Does seem to confirm what “white house insider” has been saying about Daley and the DNC against Dumb0, Jarrett and the Chicago machine. Looks like Dumb0 is getting thrown under the bus.
My question is, if Dumb0 doesn’t run in ‘12 who does? Nobody wants to get slaughtered.
Why is it up to the chief of staff to defend Obama policy?
Didn’t he have an economic team for that job to explain things? Oh, I see, all (or most) of them quit, except tiny timm. I thought Obama once said tiny tim was uniquely suited for the job.
Not that I like or support that Daley guy .....
Is this the same WH insider who was giving regular reports about upcoming scandals? I haven’t seen those reports recently and wondered if he had crawled back under his rock.
Worst (p)Resident in US history. No question.
Obama’s chief of Staff going against him?
Holder will resign
Obama will lose re election as the infighting between the dem party split of Daley and Jarrett will not result in a challenger to Obama. The entire democratic party has been exposed as being too far gone ‘progressive’ so even a dem fake moderate cannot save them now.
The chickens are coming home to roost from the wholesale assault by Obama on the free enterprise system and the private job creators who make it run.”
Was Jerimiah Wright in attendance?
The worms are starting to turn.
You won’t see them here because Ulsterman is persona non grata, but yes, he’s still around claiming that the adults in the DNC (what few there might be) have finally realized that Dumb0 is a huge liability to the brand and needs to go.
I do think we’ll be seeing more of this kind of stuff. (Listen to Dumb0 saying he doesn’t have a problem being a one-termer - How do you raise money from people if you can’t even convincingly tell them that you plan on winning or don’t care if you lose?)
The boy king is extremely thin-skinned, particularly in regards to the economy because it's the achilles heal of his reelection bid.
I’m getting a 404 error. Did Darth Obama have it yanked already?
I don’t think Daley is throwing Obama under the bus, but Daley is trying to act as a beard for Obama when it comes to business and reposition him in the center.
At some point some member or members of Obama’s policy team will be chosen as an enemy of the people and blamed for any policy failures. Obama himself will ride forward with Daley posing as a friend of business hoping to fool enough people to squeak by in 2012 and then resume the socialist project.
OUCH. I mean, just ouch.
I just sent this to Ulsterman, the writer who has the “White House Insider” columns. Valarie Jarrett will have a field day with this.
This should prove interesting. It means business is fleeing Obama in droves. Another nail in the coffin.
“Here’s what I’ve learned being SecState . . . “
Then she’ll paint herself as the ultimate moderate, very much in the tradition of her husband. After all, only a liberal politician could have reformed welfare.
That’ll be the line. Sensible liberalism, and fiscal conservatism.
I give it a 25% percent chance - 1 in 4 - that she’ll run. Wall Street’s had it. Campus liberals think he’s an ass and a traitor. Unions are the last bastion for him, and he’s hanging it all on this NLRB case that the unions, for their sake, OUGHT to lose.
The economy’s not coming back, and people are starting to pick Jeff Immelt out of the background of the photos he’s in with Obama. That means NBC will have to dial back the propaganda too.
He’s going to be forced to announce he’s not running for a second term by probably August. Even if we get hit on American soil again in a big way by terrorists, he doesn’t have the cred to rally around during an election year.
He’s done by August. He’ll wear out AF1 going on golf junkets, and Slow Joe will be running things here in the last bit of it.
Any video of this meeting...cause would be awesome!
trying to have it both ways, Daley is there telling these people we are here for you while somewhere across town the administration is meeting with some leftest about those evil corporations and how to put them out of business.
Daley is a big lib, but he’s not stupid - and he knows what Obama is doing will never work.
According to the Insider, Daley was forced on Obama by the party. Obama may not have any choice in the matter.
from what I have read, Daley is in the white house to put some limits on the obama/jarrett team’s madness.
Possible, but the “don’t change horses in the middle of a stream” doesn’t seem to work here. Hillary would still have to defend here time working for Obama or explain why, if she disagreed with his policies, she implemented them anyway. Nobody wants to be anywhere near Dumb0 when this explodes.
I never imagined a time when Daley would be the more sane person in the room.
Has anything Ulterman claimed ever happened???
It would be nice to think that he actually has SOME credibility.
Hey Daley you associate with nitwits you become one.
“if Dumb0 doesnt run in 12 who does? “
Dennis The Menace. Guaranteed!
The departure of whazzername - economic advisor. Arrival of Bill Daley to replace Rahmbo. Says Geithner is going soon - we’ll see.
It’s not just what insider says, it’s that it is all so probable given what we know about Dumb0’s ignorance and narcissism.
Every GOP candidate running for every national office in 2012 should have this statement at the top of their policy platforms!
Yep, Obama makes Clinton look reasonable, Nixon look honest, Johnson look peaceful and Carter look smart.
Obama’s administration is falling apart.
Perhaps there’s a reason he’s been saying “some days I only want one term”.
Perhaps, a Hillary third-party run is in the works.
Daley’s no moderate. He’s a bagman and friend to every political entrepreneur in America.
He’d be parking cars today if his daddy didn’t run Chicago.
Someone said they thought the insider might be James Carville.
Yes, I agree - what keeps me interested is it’s easy to imagine this stuff really going on. Really it’s horrifying that when we desperately need a good strong leader we’ve got this overhyped fool instead. The only thing he’s good at is reading a telepromptor. He should quit trying to run the world and become a reader for audio books.
man, ain’t that the truth! But you can’t have been a banker like he was without having a little bit of capitalist economics rub off on you, and these guys have to know these policies are just drilling bigger holes in a sinking ship.
It still comes down to the question of whether 0bama is a dummass ideologue that can’t see anything outside of the Marxist paradigm he was raised in,
or whether he’s an evil genius that is knowingly destroying the country.
Ideology often clouds intellect.
Most of the time socialists simply cling to the excuse that “it wasn’t done right” or “it wasn’t done completely enough” to justify why the actual implementation of their ideas hasn’t and doesn’t work.
I agree. But the Clinton dems want folks thinking not all dems are progressive commiecrats. The sad thing is Daley looks moderate for half a second compared to Obama and Jarrett.He just tries to play-act character and statesmenship. Obama does not even try to fake it.
For the “Bamster, all this is “unexpected” I’m sure...
Daley has seen enough fraud and fakes....so now he is working for one...a complete fraud.
Bush began to loose private sector support when he (in their eyes) only concentrated on oil and terrorism.
Bush tried to throw them a bone by supporting increasing H1b and amnesty.
CEO’s are now waking up realizing Obummer was only interested in promoting his Union friends, golf and basketball.
I believe that was the pure truth. It fits exactly with what we know about how O and Co do things. And if it isn’t real?
Hey, Didn’t Rather have a quote that fits? ;)