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Jay Carney Catches Fire On Air Force One, Blasts Media For Buying Into ‘BS’
mediaite.com ^ | 5/24/12 | Tommy Christopher

Posted on 05/24/2012 1:31:53 PM PDT by ColdOne

Whatever they’re putting in Jay Carney‘s birthday cake, I want some. During a gaggle aboard Air Force One today, the just-47 White House Press Secretary woke up a sleepy press corps with a rant about fact-checking Republican talking points that, relatively speaking, nearly veered into Sam Kinison territory. Quoting from a recent MarketWatch commentary, Carney told the press “do not buy into the BS” about the Obama spending record, and that “doing so is a sign of sloth and laziness.”

The substance of Carney’s rant is really quite simple: you see Republican flacks appearing on cable news shows all the time spouting unmitigated garbage about President Obama exploding the debt, choking off US oil production, overregulating businesses, and spending like a drunken Romney, while rarely being challenged on the facts.

What’s remarkable about this is that, in over three years of covering this White House, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything remotely interesting come out of an Air Force One gaggle. I usually peruse the transcripts just to stay on top of things, but the gaggles are normally brief, matter-of-fact affairs. Additionally, Carney wasn’t even provoked to go the eff off, he just did it. After answering a routine housekeeping question, Carney said this to the sleepy press corps:

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mediawingofthednc; obamadeficit; obamarecession; partisanmediashills

1 posted on 05/24/2012 1:31:58 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
Whatever they’re putting in Jay Carney‘s birthday cake, I want some.

you don have to have jay's cake, just grow a pair

2 posted on 05/24/2012 1:35:21 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (i a m t h e m a r g i n o f e r r e r)
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To: ColdOne

I hate maddow.

Pure propaganda


3 posted on 05/24/2012 1:37:18 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ColdOne

Short and sweet is they are saying BO hasn’t increased spending. Somehow we have these massive deficits and there has been no spending.


4 posted on 05/24/2012 1:38:39 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
I hate maddow. Pure propaganda Every so often I will change to that channel just to see, each time I last only seconds.
5 posted on 05/24/2012 1:40:57 PM PDT by ColdOne (eI miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: ColdOne

The BS would be awarding George Bush with Obama’s entire first year of stimulus spending and much of the following year. Liars.


6 posted on 05/24/2012 1:42:12 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: ColdOne

When I saw the first few words of the title, I got my hopes up!


7 posted on 05/24/2012 1:44:19 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: driftdiver
Yes, amazing he can quadruple the Bush deficit every year while spending like the frugal Ike.
8 posted on 05/24/2012 1:52:58 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Carney is nothing but a PAID LIAR, working for professional liars and a certified member of the HIDE THE DECLINE PARTY. Nothing but lies come from his flapping lips.


9 posted on 05/24/2012 1:58:06 PM PDT by spawn44
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To: driftdiver

“Somehow we have these massive deficits and there has been no spending.”

Next they will tell us gas is $1.50 a gallon.


10 posted on 05/24/2012 1:59:12 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (No matter how cynical you get, it's never enough to keep up.)
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To: ColdOne
"That means that the rate of spending — federal spending increase is lower under President Obama than all of his predecessors since Dwight Eisenhower, including all of his Republican predecessors."

So the issue here is not the numbers being spent but the "rate" of spending? Or rather, as Carney qualifies it further, "the rate of federal spending increase" Help me out here. What does that mean?

11 posted on 05/24/2012 2:05:38 PM PDT by jim macomber (Author: "Bargained for Exchange", "Art & Part", "A Grave Breach" http://www.jamesmacomber.com)
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To: jim macomber
Help me out here. What does that mean? It means internal White House polling not good these days on this subject.
12 posted on 05/24/2012 2:14:49 PM PDT by ColdOne (eI miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: driftdiver

Somehow we have these massive deficits and there has been no spending.

I can see where you might be confused. let me explain.
If George Bush had spent like this then we would have
massive deficits but since BHO only spent on stimulus
the large deficits you think you see are really .....
George Bush Deficits.

Got it now?

I notice gas prices are starting to fall wonder what
they’ll be come November eh?


13 posted on 05/24/2012 2:26:23 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: ColdOne

To be an Obama supporter you literally have to be stupid. Jay meets the requirement.


14 posted on 05/24/2012 2:33:43 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: spawn44

“Carney is nothing but a PAID LIAR, working for professional liars and a certified member of the HIDE THE DECLINE PARTY. Nothing but lies come from his flapping lips.”

____

I agree, May the Minister of Propaganda be dipped in sh!t and rolled in cracker crumbs.


15 posted on 05/24/2012 2:49:00 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: jim macomber
Help me out here. What does that mean?

They're saying the spending increased in Bush's second term and, therefore, Barry holding the line at $1.5T deficits is being a fiscal hawk. The problem is that the 2008 Congress held the budget up for Barry's signature and he also signed the stimulus. He owns the spending increase AND the continued spending.

16 posted on 05/24/2012 2:59:52 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: ColdOne

Another case of SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMPOSTION.....oh.....wait.....that’s where crap disintegrates......I guess that is Jay after all......


17 posted on 05/24/2012 3:31:52 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ColdOne
"Say it, say it!!!"


18 posted on 05/24/2012 3:35:05 PM PDT by twister881
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To: ColdOne
Jay Carney Catches Fire On Air Force One

We don't have that kind of luck.

19 posted on 05/24/2012 3:38:11 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Obama vs. Romney: Zero x Zero = Zero.)
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To: ColdOne

Well, Rachel does call out Romney for just betting on the pass of the roulette wheel.

He repeats what his goal of unemployment is “6.**” percent and the CBO says we’ll get there anyway by 2017.

If he wants to be bold make an audacious goal and set policies to attain it.

Other than that, he looks to be another manager like GW was going to be without 911.


20 posted on 05/24/2012 3:39:49 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: ColdOne

Jay is just upset because someone said he looked like Rachel Maddow in drag.


21 posted on 05/24/2012 3:54:29 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: ColdOne

Is there a rehab place for the Jay Carney’s of the world??


22 posted on 05/24/2012 5:30:59 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Rennes Templar

I happened to be sitting in the waiting area of my local Car-X yesterday when Megan Kelly was talking about this. She had an apt simile, I’ll paraphrase: Suppose I work at a company doing the same thing as you. Year 1, I demand a $1,000,000 annual salary, but you start at $350,000. Each year for 3 years, you ask for, and are given a raise. I claim to be more frugal, because I haven’t asked for any raises, even though the 4-year cost for my wages totalled more than the 4-year cost for yours.


23 posted on 05/25/2012 5:53:54 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: knittnmom

The thing is, Obama has realized he can throw out such lies and distortions through his media and knows the sheeple will get the soundbite. By the time any truth gets exposed, it’s too late, and his supporters have got the message: “Bush spent a lot mo moneys than my man.”


24 posted on 05/25/2012 7:15:16 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (No matter how cynical you get, it's never enough to keep up.)
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