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Fmr. Obama Economic Adviser Now Blaming Earthquake For Economic Woes
Real Clear Politics ^ | August 25, 2011 | RCP

Posted on 08/26/2011 10:45:35 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA

Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and senior economic adviser to President Obama appeared on FOX News' "Hannity" to defend the President and the economy.

Earlier in August President Obama cited the earthquake and tsuanmi in Japan and the Arab Spring as reasons why the economy has not improved.

Goolsbee in his own words: "In the year 2010 which is when most of the clips when the president was saying we were going to grow again. We were growing and over that 17 months we added two-and-a-half million jobs.

"Now, at the beginning of this year we get earthquakes, tsunamis, revolutions in the Middle East, European financial crises, now they even have earthquakes out of Washington, D.C. I mean, we've had a series of things that have put some heavy blows and slowed the economy back down again. But, I think it's a little -- I don't think you want to confuse something that is way down and starting to grow out."

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquake; goolsbee; hannity; obama
Video at link. They always said good ol' Gooly was the funniest man in DC. Now we know. He is hilarious.


1 posted on 08/26/2011 10:45:42 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: Lazlo in PA

And he’s got the Hurricane for September.


2 posted on 08/26/2011 10:48:28 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Lazlo in PA

Some chips fall off an old obelisk and suddenly it’s responsible for an economic collapse?

But the center of the financial district is destroyed by terrorists in NYC along with the death of thousands and Bush keeps the economy pumping with judicial actions and he gets no credit.


3 posted on 08/26/2011 10:48:56 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

It’s like the old Soviet Union, where poor crop yields were blamed on 70 years of bad weather.


4 posted on 08/26/2011 10:49:44 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: COBOL2Java

2 & a half MILLION NEW jobs????

I call BS.

Maybe 500,000 new jobs in the Federal sector-—which is exactly where we do NOT need them.


5 posted on 08/26/2011 10:55:08 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Lazlo in PA
Maybe he could explain how the earthquake that happened 3 days ago sent unemployment up in August? Maybe I'm just stupid, but I have a hard time believing all those people applied for unemployment benefits because they knew there would be an earthquake last Tuesday. /s

Is Obama's base so stupid they would believe this garbage?

6 posted on 08/26/2011 10:57:18 AM PDT by In Maryland ("The Federal Government is no longer one of limited and enumerated powers." -Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: In Maryland

Yes.


7 posted on 08/26/2011 11:05:20 AM PDT by rigor mortis
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To: In Maryland
Is Obama's base so stupid they would believe this garbage?

I really believe that they are just all out of spin. Most of their excuses anymore are uninspired and just dumb.

8 posted on 08/26/2011 11:05:25 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: In Maryland

“Is Obama’s base so stupid they would believe this garbage?”

It certainly seems that way.

Actually I thought it was the threat of an alien invasion that was hurting our economy. /s

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9 posted on 08/26/2011 11:05:59 AM PDT by flatfish
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To: Lazlo in PA
I would think that by now all of Zer0's "advisors" would be prone to keep their mouths shut. They are beginning to look like Obama ass kissing fools.

Goolsby touts 2.5 million jobs created...which increasingly brings snickers and sometimes outright laughter...in the face of the official unemployment rate of 9.1%, and the unofficial rate hovering somewhere around 16-20%.

I kinda feel sorry for these people who probably formerly enjoyed some credibility among people, but which is now gone.....

...well....maybe not very sorry...they made their bed...

..they will all go the way of Jimmy Carter's "advisors"..

..can anyone really remember....or give a shiite who they were?

10 posted on 08/26/2011 11:07:56 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Bump


11 posted on 08/26/2011 11:09:19 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: flatfish

Krugman said the threat of an alien invasion would pump UP the economy! Just think of the trillions of dollars moving through the market just to prepare for intragallactic warfare!

The reason we’re not improving economically is because Obama’s base (a significant portion) is this stupid! We get the government we deserve.
Prepare accordingly.


12 posted on 08/26/2011 11:11:33 AM PDT by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: lowbridge

I tell ya, this Obama guy is the unluckiest head of state on the face of the earth. As Roseann Rosannadana’s father used to say, “It’s always sumpin’...”


13 posted on 08/26/2011 11:15:50 AM PDT by Walrus (You can't begin a revolution with establishment leaders)
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To: Lazlo in PA

"we've suffered immense catastrophes... but we are resilient.. we will come back from this!"

14 posted on 08/26/2011 11:20:51 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Obama’s fault


15 posted on 08/26/2011 11:23:05 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama couldn't run a lemonade stand. Let him eat peas!)
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To: AU72

...and lackluster Halloween candy sales for October, the 39th anniversary of the wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald for November, and a snowstorm in December.


16 posted on 08/26/2011 11:23:44 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Don’t tell Krugman! He’s relying on disasters to prime the economic pump!

(Aliens, of course, but same idea.)


17 posted on 08/26/2011 11:25:48 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: sten
"we've suffered immense catastrophes... but we are resilient.. we will come back from this!"

Widespread Earthquake Damage
Upsets Obama Recovery Timetable

Reports were also received of several broken yogurt cups but the
damage could not be immediately confirmed by the administration.


18 posted on 08/26/2011 11:45:04 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Next it will be Bo ate the new jobs /sarc


19 posted on 08/26/2011 12:01:00 PM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

“the wreck of the Barry Sotero”

And last weekend my dog was diagnosed with a benign tumor on his foot.
If Obama thinks I’m trying to be funny, well, he can try walking around with a plastic `Elizabethan’ collar around his head. Banging into doors, coffee tables, walls.
That sure didn’t ameliorate the terrible economy that he has no responsibility, but plenty of excuses, for.
(Fore?)


20 posted on 08/26/2011 12:05:17 PM PDT by tumblindice (It's the Donner-Reed show!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Don’t worry, there are also leftists who think disasters will create jobs.


21 posted on 08/26/2011 12:09:17 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Lazlo in PA

***”... now they even have earthquakes out of Washington, D.C.***

Actually he is correct. ;-D After listening to the brilliance of several congressional members, I’ve come to the conclusion that the bad ecconomy has caused people to flee Cali for Texas, causing an imballance in the population and as a result the East Coast in in danger of flipping over into the Atlantic while Cali flies up into the air.

Sarc/off


22 posted on 08/26/2011 12:19:18 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: In Maryland
Is Obama's base so stupid they would believe this garbage?

I always remember when I started listening to Rush in the early 90's and he would baffle me by saying "liberals want to be lied to." Now, it seems perfectly obvious to me that he was right.

23 posted on 08/26/2011 12:20:10 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: algernonpj

A dingo ate my recovery.


24 posted on 08/26/2011 12:26:58 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

hannity made goolsby look like a novice.


25 posted on 08/26/2011 12:39:48 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: flatfish

Not alien invasion. It’s the impending arrival of brown dwarf Nibiru in December, 2012.


26 posted on 08/26/2011 12:40:01 PM PDT by ponygirl (Okay, so you're not a racist. Who are you going to vote for in 2012 to prove you're not an idiot?)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Blame anyone but o$hithead.


27 posted on 08/26/2011 1:43:43 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Lazlo in PA

Foolsby?


28 posted on 08/26/2011 1:52:47 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Lazlo in PA

29 posted on 08/26/2011 3:15:15 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Bob Beckel To Austan Goolsbee: ‘What The Hell Are You Doing Going On Sean Hannity’s Show?’

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/bob-beckel-to-austan-goolsbee-what-the-hell-are-you-doing-going-on-sean-hannitys-show/


30 posted on 08/27/2011 7:12:05 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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