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Daley can’t defend Obama’s ‘indefensible’ economic policies
The Daily Caller ^ | 6-17-11 | Matthew Boyle

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 administration’s regulatory expansions. Daley also said he didn’t have any good answers for some of what President Obama is doing and expressed frustration about the “bureaucratic stuff that’s hard to defend.”

“Sometimes you can’t defend the indefensible,” Daley said at a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) meeting.

Daley couldn’t answer basic questions and continually faced criticism from the executives in the room. The business leaders even applauded each other’s 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 Daley’s inability to defend Obama’s regulations is an indication that the administration’s plans aren’t working. Manning also points out that Daley’s meeting may have large political implications.

“Business community to William Daley, your Jedi tricks don’t 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 Institute’s Fred Wszolek told The Daily Caller that Daley’s 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. Boeing’s new plant is an addition to its already-existing production lines in Washington state. The NLRB’s 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 NLRB’s case, but he hasn’t yet done so.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: illinois; richarddaley; thechicagoway; wtfjusthappened
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This is very interesting. "Cannot defend the indefensible". What a comment.
1 posted on 06/17/2011 11:12:57 AM PDT by jmranchman
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To: jmranchman

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?


2 posted on 06/17/2011 11:15:27 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: jmranchman

“We told you so”


4 posted on 06/17/2011 11:17:19 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Celebrate 'Civility'")
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To: jmranchman
saying government ‘throws sand into the gears of progress,’

That's the entire plan, folks.

5 posted on 06/17/2011 11:18:05 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: jmranchman

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.


6 posted on 06/17/2011 11:18:54 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: jmranchman

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.


7 posted on 06/17/2011 11:19:11 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: jmranchman

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 .....


8 posted on 06/17/2011 11:21:59 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

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.


9 posted on 06/17/2011 11:22:34 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Jonah is my patron saint.)
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bttt


10 posted on 06/17/2011 11:23:01 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (In the latter times the man [or woman] of virtue appears vile. --Tao Te Ching)
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To: jmranchman

Worst (p)Resident in US history. No question.


11 posted on 06/17/2011 11:23:33 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: jmranchman

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.


12 posted on 06/17/2011 11:24:24 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: jmranchman

“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?


13 posted on 06/17/2011 11:25:16 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: jmranchman

The worms are starting to turn.


14 posted on 06/17/2011 11:25:51 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ChocChipCookie

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?)


15 posted on 06/17/2011 11:26:29 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: jmranchman
There's a good chance that Daley will be asked to leave over these remarks.

The boy king is extremely thin-skinned, particularly in regards to the economy because it's the achilles heal of his reelection bid.

16 posted on 06/17/2011 11:26:41 AM PDT by mojito
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To: jmranchman

I’m getting a 404 error. Did Darth Obama have it yanked already?


17 posted on 06/17/2011 11:28:08 AM PDT by Politicalmom ("Obama has put the wrong gas in the tank of our economy."-Herman Cain)
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To: bkopto

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.


18 posted on 06/17/2011 11:28:21 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: jmranchman

ping


19 posted on 06/17/2011 11:28:32 AM PDT by unkus
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To: jmranchman

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.


20 posted on 06/17/2011 11:35:13 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland (!@)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Hillary will.

“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.


21 posted on 06/17/2011 11:36:03 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Politicalmom

Working link:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/dailycaller/20110617/pl_dailycaller/daleycane28099tdefendobamae28099se28098indefensiblee28099economicpolicies


22 posted on 06/17/2011 11:41:44 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: green iguana

Any video of this meeting...cause would be awesome!


23 posted on 06/17/2011 11:46:31 AM PDT by gman992
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To: jmranchman

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.


24 posted on 06/17/2011 11:47:04 AM PDT by martinidon
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To: jmranchman

Cognitive dissonance.

Daley is a big lib, but he’s not stupid - and he knows what Obama is doing will never work.


25 posted on 06/17/2011 11:48:58 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: jmranchman
There has been a lot of odd statements over the last couple weeks, first Obama talking about how he could live without a second term and now his own Chief of Staff essentially agreeing with the Republicans. Then the story about how the Whitehouse’s internal re-elect numbers look awful. It makes me wonder if the powers that be in the Democrat party (George Soros and Crew) have put Obama on notice that they have determined he is unelectable in 2012 and are actively searching for a replacement candidate.
26 posted on 06/17/2011 11:49:38 AM PDT by apillar
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To: mojito
There's a good chance that Daley will be asked to leave over these remarks.

According to the Insider, Daley was forced on Obama by the party. Obama may not have any choice in the matter.

27 posted on 06/17/2011 11:50:36 AM PDT by Jess79
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To: circlecity

from what I have read, Daley is in the white house to put some limits on the obama/jarrett team’s madness.


28 posted on 06/17/2011 11:51:04 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: RinaseaofDs

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.


29 posted on 06/17/2011 11:57:42 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: bigbob

I never imagined a time when Daley would be the more sane person in the room.


30 posted on 06/17/2011 12:00:05 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Has anything Ulterman claimed ever happened???

It would be nice to think that he actually has SOME credibility.


31 posted on 06/17/2011 12:01:16 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: jmranchman

Hey Daley you associate with nitwits you become one.


32 posted on 06/17/2011 12:02:42 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

“if Dumb0 doesn’t run in ‘12 who does? “

Dennis The Menace. Guaranteed!


33 posted on 06/17/2011 12:05:13 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Aria

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.


34 posted on 06/17/2011 12:09:37 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: jmranchman
"Cannot defend the indefensible"

Every GOP candidate running for every national office in 2012 should have this statement at the top of their policy platforms!

35 posted on 06/17/2011 12:12:00 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Yep, Obama makes Clinton look reasonable, Nixon look honest, Johnson look peaceful and Carter look smart.


36 posted on 06/17/2011 12:20:16 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: jmranchman

Obama’s administration is falling apart.

Perhaps there’s a reason he’s been saying “some days I only want one term”.


37 posted on 06/17/2011 12:21:55 PM PDT by RockinRight (Rock you like a Hermancain!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Perhaps, a Hillary third-party run is in the works.


38 posted on 06/17/2011 12:24:07 PM PDT by RockinRight (Rock you like a Hermancain!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

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.


39 posted on 06/17/2011 12:25:34 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Someone said they thought the insider might be James Carville.

Hmmm.

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.


40 posted on 06/17/2011 12:26:31 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: driftdiver

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.


41 posted on 06/17/2011 12:27:03 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Lurker

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.


42 posted on 06/17/2011 12:29:08 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: bigbob

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.


43 posted on 06/17/2011 12:34:27 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Politicalmom

Try this.

http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/17/daley-can%E2%80%99t-defend-obama%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98indefensible%E2%80%99-economic-policies/


44 posted on 06/17/2011 12:35:01 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: 1010RD

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.


45 posted on 06/17/2011 12:37:23 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: jmranchman

For the “Bamster, all this is “unexpected” I’m sure...


46 posted on 06/17/2011 12:39:12 PM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: Politicalmom; All
The link in the original post doesn't work. Daley can’t defend Obama’s ‘indefensible’ economic policies works as of this moment. (There is a problem with the special characters in the URL, I inserted the ISO Latin-1 code in this link and it works fine.)
47 posted on 06/17/2011 12:39:59 PM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: bkopto

Daley has seen enough fraud and fakes....so now he is working for one...a complete fraud.


48 posted on 06/17/2011 12:41:25 PM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: jmranchman

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.


49 posted on 06/17/2011 12:48:39 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: ChocChipCookie

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? ;)


50 posted on 06/17/2011 1:21:55 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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