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White House Official: "We Know He Needs to Be Out There to Talk About the Economy Next Week"
ABC News ^ | 8/27/2010 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 08/27/2010 7:48:03 AM PDT by Qbert

President Obama’s golf-filled vacation in Martha’s Vineyard neared its close on Friday with more bad news on the economic front, as the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysts revised downward 2nd quarter economic growth of the real gross domestic product, indicating the output of goods and services produced by labor and property in the US grew by an anemic 1.6%, rather than the original estimate of 2.4%.

The announcement came the same week as staggeringly bad news on the housing front – with plummeting home sales – and reports that the four-week moving average of weekly jobless claims is at its highest level since last November. The bad news renewed fears of a double-dip recession.

President Obama was largely invisible to the public, taking in 10 days of R&R in the posh Chilmark section of Martha’s Vineyard. When he re-emerges to the public on Sunday, he will be kicking off a series of high profile events that have little to do with the issue foremost on Americans’ minds: jobs. On Sunday the president will travel to New Orleans to commemorate the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. On Tuesday he will deliver only his second Oval Office address, discussing the withdrawal of US combat troops from Iraq. On Wednesday and Thursday, he and his administration will focus on kick-starting peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.

“We know he needs to be out there to talk about the economy next week,” a White House official told ABC News. “We haven’t yet figured out the way he’s going to do that.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; obamanomics; recession; unemployment
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1 posted on 08/27/2010 7:48:05 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Imam Obamah, Worst President Ever !


2 posted on 08/27/2010 7:50:24 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Qbert

““We haven’t yet figured out the way he’s going to do that.”

This is a CORKER! LOL.


3 posted on 08/27/2010 7:50:24 AM PDT by hoe_cake ( Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Constitution)
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To: Qbert

Who said he hasn’t been doing things while on his sixth vacation. Behind the scenes, his Dept. of Homeland Security is granting amnesty to thousands of illegal aliens so they can vote Democrat in November. That’s how BO plans to keep the Dems in power.


4 posted on 08/27/2010 7:50:45 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Qbert
“We know he needs to be out there to talk about the economy next week,” a White House official told ABC News. “We haven’t yet figured out the way he’s going to do that.”

Imagine the Bush White House saying stuff in this way, especially regarding THE major crisis in America.

This current crew are children.

5 posted on 08/27/2010 7:51:06 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Qbert

Well, it’s not like took him 51 days to respond to the Gulf oil spill or nuth’n.


6 posted on 08/27/2010 7:51:25 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Qbert

“The Economy”? What economy? His SOCIALIST economy which is our dying capitalist economy?

Is it 2012 yet?


7 posted on 08/27/2010 7:51:57 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Qbert
“We haven’t yet figured out the way he’s going to do that.”

What about the car in the ditch? I thought that was going to be good right on through election day.

8 posted on 08/27/2010 7:52:26 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Qbert
“We know he needs to be out there to talk about the economy next week,” a White House official told ABC News. “We haven’t yet figured out the way he’s going to do that.”

Is this for real? IOW, we haven't figured out yet how to spin all this bad news...?

If they can't figure how to "talk about the economy" then they have no chance in hell of being able to fix the situation. None whatsoever.

9 posted on 08/27/2010 7:52:36 AM PDT by bcsco (From Recovery Summer to The Winter of our Discontent...)
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To: EagleUSA
Is it 2012 yet?

No, but I can see it from my backyard.

10 posted on 08/27/2010 7:52:49 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Qbert

I think people have heard quite enough of his lies.

No thanks, Obozo, shaddup and resign.


11 posted on 08/27/2010 7:54:30 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Qbert

Somebody has got to be making this up......


12 posted on 08/27/2010 7:56:00 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Qbert
“We know he needs to be out there to talk about the economy next week,” a White House official told ABC News. “We haven’t yet figured out the way he’s going to do that.”

Let me guess - wearing a "regular guy" polo, in front of gangs of union stooges in specifically-engineered gender/race proportions, reading platitudes and lies off a teleprompter.

Then reciting answers to some Administration-written questions dutifully asked by fawning "journalists" like Katie Couric or Chris Matthews.

13 posted on 08/27/2010 7:56:47 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Qbert

What Americans care most about is a mosque at Ground Zero. They don’t care about jobs.....


14 posted on 08/27/2010 7:57:38 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Qbert
More talk from the “great orator”, or IOW: "I will now fix the economy with my words of condescension towards big business and rich conservatives."

Bread and Circuses.

15 posted on 08/27/2010 7:58:21 AM PDT by sniper63 (I am the leader of the TEA Party, I, myself am the leader of me, myself for I am the TEA Party!)
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To: hoe_cake
"We Know He Needs to Be Out There to Talk About the Economy Next Week"

"We Know He Needs to Be Out There Reading Off The Teleprompter Next Week"

(preferably not near a golf course)

16 posted on 08/27/2010 7:59:15 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: indylindy

It’s not too difficult for him to talk about the economy. He will blame the “Bush failed economic policy” (although no one can define that term), blame the Republicans in congress, blame Wall Street, and Glen Beck.


17 posted on 08/27/2010 7:59:15 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Qbert

“We know he needs to be out there to talk about the economy next week,” a White House official told ABC News. “We haven’t yet figured out the way he’s going to do that.”

Translation: How do we spin this one?


18 posted on 08/27/2010 7:59:38 AM PDT by maggief
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To: kittymyrib
Dept. of Homeland Security is granting amnesty to thousands of illegal aliens so they can vote Democrat in November. That’s how BO plans to keep the Dems in power.

CWII starts the very next day!

19 posted on 08/27/2010 8:00:11 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Qbert

20 posted on 08/27/2010 8:00:40 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: glorgau

fore!


21 posted on 08/27/2010 8:00:50 AM PDT by hoe_cake ( Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Constitution)
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To: Qbert

What? He phoned it in this week. That wasn’t good enough? You ungrateful bastards! You just don’t know what’s good for you. Obama apparently does. Now, we should just shut up. NOT.


22 posted on 08/27/2010 8:01:03 AM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: TexasCajun

Most probably. Obama is certainly the worst President in my 65 years. By a bunch.


23 posted on 08/27/2010 8:01:28 AM PDT by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: Qbert

The only thing I want to hear out of his mouth is, “I resign.” Anything else is just noise. There is nothing he can say that will change the fundamental fact that he has ruined this country in just 18 months.


24 posted on 08/27/2010 8:01:54 AM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: maggief

“We haven’t yet figured out the way he’s going to do that.”

Might I suggest he just keep lying as he has been?


25 posted on 08/27/2010 8:03:16 AM PDT by John W (Chuck Todd Is An Ass)
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To: Plutarch

“What about the car in the ditch? I thought that was going to be good right on through election day.”

Yeah, me too- I think all he has to do is change it to, the “Republicans were eating a Dairy Queen Blizzard”, or “drinking a Big Gulp” instead of a Slurpee while they were driving the car, and he’s home free. ;-)


26 posted on 08/27/2010 8:07:26 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: auboy
You are 65????

Shut up, go home and take your blue pill!

27 posted on 08/27/2010 8:07:40 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: TexasCajun

Barack Hussein Obama: “out-Cartering Carter since 2009.”


28 posted on 08/27/2010 8:07:42 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Obama suffers from decision-deficit disorder." Oliver North 6/25/10)
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To: Puppage

thanks for cracking me up! funny very funny! and I certainly need funny these days!


29 posted on 08/27/2010 8:07:55 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: Qbert
He could talk but would anyone believe a word he said. The problem with lies are, every time you see him you are turned off.
30 posted on 08/27/2010 8:07:59 AM PDT by Domangart
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To: dead
Then reciting answers to some Administration-written questions dutifully asked by fawning "journalists" like Katie Couric or Chris Matthews.

Even that might be getting risky (there is a remote but very real possibility Katie or Chris might go off script and ask a real question just to salvage a dying career).

Perhaps another visit to The View would make more sense...or The Ellen Show or one of the cooking shows (he could talk about the shrimp and lobster he had at the Vineyard).

31 posted on 08/27/2010 8:08:08 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Qbert
President Obama was largely invisible to the public

Normally, I would say this is a good thing...
32 posted on 08/27/2010 8:08:40 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Mrs. B.S. Roberts
and I certainly need funny these days!

We all do, that's for sure.

Have a great day.

33 posted on 08/27/2010 8:09:57 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: griswold3

They will keep us posted on the next vacation spot in the fall. Pretty leaves in New england and great ice cream joints.


34 posted on 08/27/2010 8:10:46 AM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: dead

“Let me guess - wearing a “regular guy” polo, in front of gangs of union stooges in specifically-engineered gender/race proportions, reading platitudes and lies off a teleprompter.

Then reciting answers to some Administration-written questions dutifully asked by fawning “journalists” like Katie Couric or Chris Matthews.”

Yep.


35 posted on 08/27/2010 8:11:07 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Recovery Summer.


36 posted on 08/27/2010 8:11:18 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Taking it to the next level with coupons)
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To: sniper63

You’ll see this after November.

The left will think they didn’t condescend enough,
and that’s why the people defied them.


37 posted on 08/27/2010 8:11:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Qbert
"We Know He Needs to Be Out There to Talk About the Economy Next Week"

Perhaps some unintentional truth there. If he thinks he can improve his popularity by talking about HIS Economy, then he is "out there."

38 posted on 08/27/2010 8:12:56 AM PDT by RockinRight (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Qbert

What was it Obama promised earlier this year? Oh yeah....Putting jobs first. Gotcha.


39 posted on 08/27/2010 8:14:45 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Qbert

“We Know He Needs to Be Out There to Talk About the Economy Next Week”

rather it should read-

“We Know He Needs to Be Out There to LIE About the Economy Next Week”


40 posted on 08/27/2010 8:15:04 AM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: PJ-Comix
Recovery Summer.

See my new (borrowed in part) tagline...

41 posted on 08/27/2010 8:15:27 AM PDT by bcsco (From Recovery Summer to The Winter of our Discontent...)
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To: hoe_cake
“We haven’t yet figured out the way he’s going to do that.”

"Uh, hi, folks, uh, the economy..... Uh, we have the change, uh, we have been seeking. It's, uh, under the, uh, cushions in your sofa.

My plan, uh, is to, uh, have everyone, uh, recover that change, and, uh, spend it, uh, in their local economy.

Imagine with me if you will the, uh, economic impact of, uh, millions of Americans, uh, uh, buying a newspaper or, uh, an ice cream from their neighborhood convenience store. Ice cream--I mean, uh, we aren't calling this the, uh, summer of recovery for nothing.

Let me be clear....there will be some of our Republican friends, uh across the isle that will, uh, tell you that this isn't gonna work. But they just hate you, uh and they hate ice cream and uh Muslim convenience store owners too.

Now, while I'm off, uh, vacationing, I want everyone to do their part to, uh, make the uh, summer of recovery a big success. Yes We Can - now go check those cushions, and I recommend the chocolate!

42 posted on 08/27/2010 8:15:29 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (He is not one of US.)
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To: Qbert

Does this mean I can go talk to the IRS about paying my taxes? Talk is BS. We need tax cuts and our freedom back!


43 posted on 08/27/2010 8:15:41 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: rod1

“I will not rest* until everyone who wants a job has one.”

*well, except for the umpteen vacations I’m going to take and all the rounds of golf I’m going to play


44 posted on 08/27/2010 8:16:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Qbert

Obama...Putting Ground Zero Mosques before Jobs.


45 posted on 08/27/2010 8:16:32 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Redleg Duke; auboy
You are 65???? Shut up, go home and take your blue pill!

Geez, how heartless can you be?

At least give the choice between the red pill and the blue pill!

46 posted on 08/27/2010 8:17:32 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (He is not one of US.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

“Perhaps another visit to The View would make more sense...or The Ellen Show or one of the cooking shows (he could talk about the shrimp and lobster he had at the Vineyard).”

I was thinking maybe he could go on Jersey Shore. But then Snookie would probably ask him questions about why we need a tanning tax in a health care law, and he would be befuddled.


47 posted on 08/27/2010 8:19:43 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

As George Stepalloverus once said, while still a part of the Klintoon Administration, “To a Democrat, saying something about a problem is the same as doing something about a problem.”.............


48 posted on 08/27/2010 8:20:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Qbert
On Tuesday he will deliver only his second Oval Office address...

Did anyone else notice the attempt to insinuate that the Imam's not been in our faces for two years now?

49 posted on 08/27/2010 8:21:02 AM PDT by MortMan (Obama's response to the Gulf oil spill: a four-putt.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Somebody better tell the Obama Gang that killing us old farts off with a “blue” pill will mean they will need a chain saw to get the lid on the coffin closed! :-)


50 posted on 08/27/2010 8:22:58 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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