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Jake Tapper Grills Jay Carney: We Know Obama Attends Fundraisers, What Is He Doing To Create
Mediaite ^ | 8/4/11 | Matt Schneider

Posted on 08/04/2011 4:31:56 PM PDT by Nachum

With stocks plunging on Wall Street, tensions were rising in today’s White House press briefing as ABC’s Jake Tapper relentlessly demanded Press Secretary Jay Carney explain exactly what it is that President Obama is doing to help create new jobs. When Carney suggested Obama is urging Congress to pass legislation, Tapper got agitated and responded, “so the same stuff he was doing a couple months ago, calling on Congress to pass things?”Critics of Obama will no doubt applaud Tapper’s efforts here, yet even supporters of the President can’t fault Tapper for forcefully demanding answers.

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KEYWORDS: carney; grills; jake; jobs; obama; tapper; unemployment
Full title: Jake Tapper Grills Jay Carney: We Know Obama Attends Fundraisers, What Is He Doing To Create Jobs?
1 posted on 08/04/2011 4:31:59 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

A crack in the armour protecting the usurper?


2 posted on 08/04/2011 4:37:44 PM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: Nachum
The best way Obama can help to create jobs in America is lose HIS job.
3 posted on 08/04/2011 4:38:36 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Nachum

This creates jobs for PresstiTutes of course.


4 posted on 08/04/2011 4:40:06 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Nachum

I don’t know Tapper’s politics, but it almost sounds like the media is less willing to cover for Obama.


5 posted on 08/04/2011 4:41:10 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Nachum

Tapper: What is the President doing to help create jobs.

Carney: The President is having meeting with his senior staff...

Gee, poor Carney. I almost feel sorry for the guy for having to defend Obama The Disaster.


6 posted on 08/04/2011 4:41:31 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Nachum
The MSM will now start to try and resuscitate their credibility, but its been dead for decades. They need resurrection, but they have the wrong connections, if they're praying for that.
7 posted on 08/04/2011 4:44:06 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: Jonty30
I don’t know Tapper’s politics, but it almost sounds like the media is less willing to cover for Obama.

He's a lefty, but Tapper is a pure political animal and isn't entirely afraid to go after the hypocrisy and nonsense his own side spews.

8 posted on 08/04/2011 4:47:06 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Nachum

Read the comments!


9 posted on 08/04/2011 4:49:45 PM PDT by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012!)
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To: crosshairs

It’s not a crack; it’s a sign of panic. Tapper is a liberal Dem like all the other MSMers. He’s watching Obama implode and doesn’t like it. Compare it watching your favorite Olympic marathoner gorge on donuts and neglect his training day after day. After a while you might say, ‘But *how* are you going to win a gold medal?’.

You don’t ask because you hope he’ll lose. You ask in hopes of snapping him out of it.


10 posted on 08/04/2011 4:50:45 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Nachum

Careful Jake or you’ll be scratched from the White House Christmas card list.


11 posted on 08/04/2011 4:51:15 PM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: Nachum
A while back, the House and Senate rejected Obama’s calls to create a deficit commission so Obama appointed one himself and then totally ignored their recommendations. He has two positions on everything...the wrong one and the really wrong one.
12 posted on 08/04/2011 4:51:51 PM PDT by JPG (Yes She Can!)
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To: truthkeeper

Nice. It would seem that the public is losing patience.


13 posted on 08/04/2011 4:52:08 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jonty30
Jake Tapper is an honest reporter. He has asked tough questions about Obama from the start.
14 posted on 08/04/2011 4:52:20 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: Jonty30
Jake Tapper is an honest reporter. He has asked tough questions about Obama from the start.
15 posted on 08/04/2011 4:52:26 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: Nachum

300 new regulations in July.
you figure out where the jobs are


16 posted on 08/04/2011 4:52:29 PM PDT by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: Nachum
Osama was having a cookout today, as DOW crashes.


17 posted on 08/04/2011 4:53:43 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: bushbuddy

Does this White House issue “Christmas” cards, or only generic “holiday” cards???????


18 posted on 08/04/2011 4:58:11 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Nachum

Zer0 needs to turn the WH grounds into an Arugula Plantation.


19 posted on 08/04/2011 4:58:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nhwingut

OMG!! Even his stupid APRON hs the Presidential SEAL!! What a farce.


20 posted on 08/04/2011 5:04:09 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: nhwingut

OMG!! Even his stupid APRON hs the Presidential SEAL!! What a farce.


21 posted on 08/04/2011 5:04:09 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: nhwingut

Who wears a tie to a cookout? What a nerdy brutha.


22 posted on 08/04/2011 5:04:16 PM PDT by decisis
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To: Fantasywriter

Maybe the left wing press is so afraid obama is going to lose to a republican, say Palin, they’re willing to primary his butt. Of course they’d better hurry.


23 posted on 08/04/2011 5:12:05 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Nachum

Jake Tapper is a big brave man facing down Mr. Claire Shipman, but when given a chance to challenge TOTUS face to face, Jake Tapper shrinks.

By the way, when Mr. Claire Shipman spewed out that crap about calling on Congress to sign free trade agreements...where was Jake with the “Oh, you mean those free trade agreements Hussein OPPOSED when he was in the Senate?” or when Mr. Claire Shipman spoke about the work Hussein had put in about raising the debt limit, where was Jake with “Oh, you mean the debt limit Hussein OPPOSED in 2006 and didn’t even bother to VOTE on in 2007 and 2008?”

We have a Hussein-whipped media in the White House press corps(e).


24 posted on 08/04/2011 5:12:19 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Signalman
Gee, poor Carney. I almost feel sorry for the guy for having to defend Obama The Disaster.

Don't do it, Signalman. It's a trap! He's a pod person, too.

25 posted on 08/04/2011 5:14:34 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: Nachum

Poor Jay Carney. He doesn’t have the instant answer machine at his disposal, like Obama with his teleprompter, which is always at the ready.


26 posted on 08/04/2011 5:17:09 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Terry Mross

There’s no doubt they are feverishly trying to decide whether to primary him. I just checked RealClearPolitics, and even with all the crap polls [heavily weighted to favor Dems] added in Obama is still at -6.2 approve/disapprove, with 44 approving and 50.2 disapproving. If the polling samples were accurate, Obama would be in the low thirties.

There are plenty of Dems who want him primaried. The fury of black voters will militate against it, though. Dems can’t afford to tick that big a voting block off en masse.


27 posted on 08/04/2011 5:17:47 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Longbow1969; Jonty30
Tapper leans left in his coverage, but IMO, he's the closest thing to an unbiased and objective reporter that there is in the MSM WH press corps. He's the only alphabet media type that I bother to read or listen to on a regular basis.
28 posted on 08/04/2011 5:19:10 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: Ann Archy

I was just going to comment on the same thing.

Just in case we all forgot he was President...


29 posted on 08/04/2011 5:20:42 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: Fantasywriter
It’s not a crack; it’s a sign of panic. Tapper is a liberal Dem like all the other MSMers. He’s watching Obama implode and doesn’t like it. Compare it watching your favorite Olympic marathoner gorge on donuts and neglect his training day after day. After a while you might say, ‘But *how* are you going to win a gold medal?’.

You don’t ask because you hope he’ll lose. You ask in hopes of snapping him out of it.

An astute and IMO totally accurate analysis. Or, in other words, "Exactly!"

30 posted on 08/04/2011 5:24:12 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Carling
Tapper leans left in his coverage, but IMO, he's the closest thing to an unbiased and objective reporter that there is in the MSM WH press corps. He's the only alphabet media type that I bother to read or listen to on a regular basis.

He turns up on Laura Ingraham's show now and again and is pretty good.

And yeah, he is one of the few dinosaur media types I pay attention to. Still, make no mistake, he's an old Salon.com lefty.

31 posted on 08/04/2011 5:35:01 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: crosshairs

Tapper is very left wing, but he was a big supporter of Hilary Clinton and believed that Obama’s crafty caucus strategy was a betrayal of the primary process. So his view is that Obama is an illegitimate empty suit. He is no conservative, but he also never drank the Obama Flavor-Aid either.


32 posted on 08/04/2011 5:42:11 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Nachum
Creat new jobs????

Hell...his main "jobs" man General Electric's Jeffrey Immelt is sending them over to China.


33 posted on 08/04/2011 5:45:27 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: nhwingut

Anyone wanting to know where the hell the money is
going, just needs to look at the embroidery on that
apron. A Presidential apron? Why not just plain?
Are they all like that? Crapola that stuff adds up.
But, it’s not like it was THEIR money!


34 posted on 08/04/2011 5:47:52 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Fantasywriter
it’s a sign of panic.

Exactly how he looked too. He looked exasperated. Like he wanted to yell "why isn't it working??"

35 posted on 08/04/2011 5:49:25 PM PDT by riri
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To: nhwingut

Wtf.


36 posted on 08/04/2011 5:51:07 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: Fantasywriter
It’s not a crack; it’s a sign of panic.

Especially when people in your party do something stupid.


37 posted on 08/04/2011 5:55:29 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

38 posted on 08/04/2011 6:02:09 PM PDT by dmzTahoe
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To: arasina; riri

Thanks, arasina!

Thanks riri, for conveying what Tapper looked like when he posed the question. The smarter MSMers—and there are precious, *precious* few of them—are catching on to the impending electoral disaster that’s brewing, and it’s scaring them to death. We conservatives have had a rough 2.5 years, and we don’t look for it to get much better over the 1.5.

But Nov. ‘12 will be our time. It’s shaping up to be a landslide—maybe even, to use Obama’s favorite word, ‘unprecedented’.

It can’t happen soon enough.


39 posted on 08/04/2011 6:06:06 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Nachum
The question was completely self serving, Tapper and ABC have taken a ratings beating, now they are supposed to prop up a disaster and put lipstick on a pig, even a skilled spinmeister like Tapper is beginning to doubt that is possible in the face of 9% unemployment, 10% market corrections, and an far left base that feels abandoned.
40 posted on 08/04/2011 6:06:54 PM PDT by swamprebel ((jmho))
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To: Arrowhead1952

What a picture! If ever a woman looked like her IQ, it’s Wasserman Schultz.

Still, the Ace of Spades did call her his ideal woman. ‘Dumb as a chicken’, and not particularly good looking. He said his male ego is not such that it requires a gorgeous woman, so WS fit his bill to a tee. [Of course, he meant it all in humor. ;) ]


41 posted on 08/04/2011 6:09:05 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: nhwingut

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42 posted on 08/04/2011 6:10:11 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: nhwingut

bahahahah...seal on his apron...oh and he burnt the chicken


43 posted on 08/04/2011 6:17:59 PM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: Fantasywriter

I agree with you that Obama is an electoral loser but because of the black vote the Dems can’t primary him. It’s almost fun to watch them squirm.

In fact I’d be willing to bet there is only one way Obama wins reelection: the Pubs nominate another gutless moron. And that’s what makes me squirm.


44 posted on 08/04/2011 6:19:02 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: nhwingut

45 posted on 08/04/2011 6:24:02 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Pan_Yan

I’m with you in hoping the GOP eschews a RINO or otherwise gutless and unacceptable candidate. However, I believe Obama will be so unpopular by Nov ‘12 we could win even with a weak nominee. The only thing that could lose it for us is a three way race. Trump is talking about doing that, but if he doesn’t somebody else probably will. This is how a hugely unpopular Duval Patrick got a second term in MA, and he is an Obama mentor. So we know that is their plan. Let’s hope and pray it fails to materialize.


46 posted on 08/04/2011 6:32:15 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Longbow1969

Jay Carney used to be on the political shows. Someone more savvy than myself should go to the archives and see things he said about Bush and the economy over the years.


47 posted on 08/04/2011 8:13:59 PM PDT by taterjay
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