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Obama Blames Europe, Japan for US Economic Woes
Reuters via CNBC (yeah. I know.) ^ | 6/5/2011

Posted on 06/05/2011 7:17:15 PM PDT by GVnana

President Obama is pointing to problems in Japan and Europe as challenges for the U.S. economy, placing some blame on events abroad for a domestic recovery that is showing signs of slowing down.

Photo by: Pete Souza

Government data released Friday showed employers in May hired the fewest number of workers in eight months and U.S. unemployment rose to 9.1 percent, up from 9.0 percent in April.

That bump is a political challenge for the president, whose re-election in 2012 may depend on his ability to convince voters that his economic policies have been successful.

Part of his pitch will include steering attention to outside forces as causes for economic woes at home.

The president did just that in his weekly radio and Internet address, broadcast Saturday, by highlighting "head winds" that are affecting the United States.

"Even though our economy has created more than two million private sector jobs over the past 15 months and continues to grow, we're facing some tough head winds," he said.

"Lately, it's high gas prices, the earthquake in Japan, and unease about the European fiscal situation. That will happen from time to time. There will be bumps on the road to recovery."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bushfault; ineligible; islamofascist; munchhausenbyproxy; noaccountability; nobama; nodocumentation; nohonesty; nointegrity; notransparency; notruth; obamafail; obamasux; removehimnow; sociopathinchief; unexpected
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So we've gone from "Bush's Fault" to an act of God?

I heard a brief radio spot with some female economist spouting the "Japan theory" -- "strong economic headwinds" -- and knew in my bones the minute I heard it that this was a new meme from the administration.

Posted under foreign affairs because this administration IS a foreign affair.

1 posted on 06/05/2011 7:17:18 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

Just surprised he’s not blaming Israel.


2 posted on 06/05/2011 7:20:50 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: GVnana

Interesting.

In that photo he looks a bit like Michael Jackson singing “Man in the Mirror”.


3 posted on 06/05/2011 7:21:34 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (BUY AMERICAN. The job you save will be your son's, or your daughter's)
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To: GVnana

For as much as the man uses “I” and “me” he never seems to find those words when it comes time to place blame.


4 posted on 06/05/2011 7:22:01 PM PDT by hometoroost (Per Oceander: The only guarantees in life are death, taxes, and stupidity.)
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To: GVnana

Low down paymwnt loans to people that should have never been allowed to buy a home is the root cause!

Until people living on credit are wiped out recovery won’t happen!


5 posted on 06/05/2011 7:23:13 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: GVnana

What happened to blaming Bush for everything?


6 posted on 06/05/2011 7:23:36 PM PDT by MissMack99 (BO Stinks!)
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To: GVnana

Our president needs to seriously, for at least a short time, shut up. His own words don’t make him sound like he has a clue as to what is going on. Strawmans, Red Herrings, Gaffes, used about every one of them. In fact, I have to say thanks to him for actually making a good example of “fallacies in action”


7 posted on 06/05/2011 7:23:46 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: GVnana

What an evil bastard from Hell.


8 posted on 06/05/2011 7:24:06 PM PDT by unkus
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To: GVnana

>> facing some tough head winds,” he said.

The wind between his ears.


9 posted on 06/05/2011 7:24:14 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: GVnana

So now the trillion $ deficit is all europe and japans fault.
Well good to know. I´m pretty shure the european politicians say the same for the US.
Because heaven forbit that our own politicians did screw it up.


10 posted on 06/05/2011 7:24:18 PM PDT by darkside321
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To: GVnana

Sociopaths (and Socialists) by definition always blame others and never take responsibility for their actions.


11 posted on 06/05/2011 7:25:39 PM PDT by cblue55 (Envisioning when all that is left is the right.)
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To: GVnana

Everyone needs to carry a mirror (esp a camping metal one) to hold up so Zer0 can see who’s to blame.


12 posted on 06/05/2011 7:26:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GVnana

Dudes, am I high or did the President of the United States actually say this:

“Lately, it’s high gas prices, the earthquake in Japan, and unease about the European fiscal situation. That will happen from time to time.” ???

THAT WILL HAPPEN FRON TIME TO TIME?? And people are worried about Palin?


13 posted on 06/05/2011 7:26:28 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Morpheus2009
Nope, your president needs to be removed from office, by resignation or impeachment.

Keep this fact in mind, the MAJORITY of your fellow citizen voted for this man. Is that going to help you sleep tonight?

14 posted on 06/05/2011 7:26:43 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Slugs and Bitter Clingers Unite.)
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To: GVnana

Obama should blame himself! Effing idiot.


15 posted on 06/05/2011 7:26:50 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: GVnana

everyone is to blame but him... shocking!

(not)


16 posted on 06/05/2011 7:26:54 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: GVnana
No surprise here. He's been told his whole life he is a genius and is without flaw. So any adverse outcomes to his policies cannot possibly be real or legitimate.

If fact he is no better and no different from Deval Patrick - an affirmative action politician who has risen to a level waaaaaay beyond his competancy.

17 posted on 06/05/2011 7:27:13 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: GVnana

Zer0 has placed Economic IEDs in the road ahead.


18 posted on 06/05/2011 7:27:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GVnana

That was my first reaction: Whaa? When did Bush go away? Because I thought as of a week ago, he was still ruining the economy and gas prices.


19 posted on 06/05/2011 7:27:44 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: GVnana
No, Obama you are using the “Progressive” model that has failed all over the world. Because you are insanely stupid you have condemned the US economy to failure. You Sir OWN this economy. Your Obamabots OWN this economy. EPIC FAIL.
20 posted on 06/05/2011 7:28:27 PM PDT by Chgogal (Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Williams
You're not high. Obama is.

(And I am soooo going to love ridding this country of this charlatan come 2012.)

21 posted on 06/05/2011 7:28:55 PM PDT by GVnana (Have you worn your NOBAMA pin today?)
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To: GVnana

Zippy Obama, the Commie and ACORN are to blame here.


22 posted on 06/05/2011 7:29:14 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: cblue55

Sociopaths (and Socialists) by definition always blame others and never take responsibility for their actions.


Especially when they are making excuses to cover up their real intentions that are pretty much on track.

0bama’s plans are working and he must cover his ass.


23 posted on 06/05/2011 7:29:26 PM PDT by unkus
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To: GVnana

If the goings on in Japan and Europe can so hurt your economy, there’s something terribly wrong with the way you are doing things......


24 posted on 06/05/2011 7:29:41 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Paladin2

Obama is the twentieth hijacker and never intended to land the plane.


25 posted on 06/05/2011 7:29:47 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: GVnana
That bump is a political challenge for the president, whose re-election in 2012 may depend on his ability to convince voters that his economic policies have been successful.

House pricing is in a double-dip erosion. When 0bama came into office, gas was $1.89/gal now it's nearly $4.00/gal. Food prices are through the roof.

That's what people will remember. It's all about the HOME, 0bama, and you've crapped all over mine.

26 posted on 06/05/2011 7:29:54 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: TexasFreeper2009

27 posted on 06/05/2011 7:30:14 PM PDT by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: Williams
"That will happen from time to time"

That is just too laid back and mellow. He's gotta be smokin' somethin'!

28 posted on 06/05/2011 7:30:30 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: SpaceBar

Obama is the twentieth hijacker and never intended to land the plane.


Yep. As I said, he’s simply covering his ass with distractive excuses.


29 posted on 06/05/2011 7:31:52 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
...It's all about the HOME, 0bama, and you've crapped all over mine.

LOL see post 27. Good timing.

30 posted on 06/05/2011 7:32:09 PM PDT by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: Williams

>>THAT WILL HAPPEN FRON TIME TO TIME?? And people are worried about Palin?<<

During Bush’s run:

9/11

barry zero: “these things will happen from time to time...”

right?

What a little boy our barry zero is.


31 posted on 06/05/2011 7:32:50 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: GVnana

Slapping marxism on a free republic isn’t helping either you jack-wagon!


32 posted on 06/05/2011 7:33:41 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: GVnana

Now all we need is for him to scold us - the American People and blame us for the malaise we are in !


33 posted on 06/05/2011 7:34:09 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: GVnana

I think the protestors and booing should start shortly.

I guess we should be thankful that Obama hasn’t blamed us for his failures but I guess that’s next!


34 posted on 06/05/2011 7:34:09 PM PDT by Tea Party Reveler
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To: GVnana

it is everyones fault but obama’s


35 posted on 06/05/2011 7:35:47 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: GVnana

“What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed?”

James Madison.


36 posted on 06/05/2011 7:35:56 PM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: 444Flyer
Good timing.

Great timing!

37 posted on 06/05/2011 7:36:20 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: CORedneck

Oh God, Jimmy Carter with a long waving finger and big ass ears.


38 posted on 06/05/2011 7:41:09 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: GVnana

I guess he figured the “Blame Bush” thing wore thin.

So now he’ll blame anyone else but himself.


39 posted on 06/05/2011 7:41:32 PM PDT by RockinRight (Who is "Generic Republican" and why does he poll so much better against Obama than anyone else?)
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To: GVnana

So China steals what has amounted to trillions in intellectural property from US companies, manipulates its currency to create a trade embalance that is over 300 billion a year, and thus has resulted in the destruction of millions of US jobs, but Japan and Europe are the main culprits?

Nice try Zero, but only your lapdogs in the media and liberal friends will buy that.


40 posted on 06/05/2011 7:46:02 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Gene Eric; doug from upland
Sounds like a song...

It must have been crowded under my bus
From throwing so many under there
A beautiful nation soon may fall
But I won't go down for it at all

Did you ever know that I'm half-negro?
So nobody can criticize me
Did you ever know that I'm half-ne-e-egrooo
And I have a wind between my ears

Well, I *tried* to do a parody...DFU can you help?

41 posted on 06/05/2011 7:46:50 PM PDT by RockinRight (Who is "Generic Republican" and why does he poll so much better against Obama than anyone else?)
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To: RockinRight

Give out a rift. You have something.


42 posted on 06/05/2011 7:49:45 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: hometoroost
For as much as the man uses “I” and “me” he never seems to find those words when it comes time to place blame.

*nods*

43 posted on 06/05/2011 7:50:17 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Keep this fact in mind, the MAJORITY of your fellow citizen voted for this man.

What a nasty lie.

44 posted on 06/05/2011 7:50:17 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Gondring

LOL!


45 posted on 06/05/2011 7:52:22 PM PDT by GVnana (Have you worn your NOBAMA pin today?)
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To: eyedigress; Gene Eric; doug from upland

To the tune of “Wind Beneath My Wings” if you hadn’t figured that out...


46 posted on 06/05/2011 7:55:21 PM PDT by RockinRight (Who is "Generic Republican" and why does he poll so much better against Obama than anyone else?)
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To: Gondring

huh? 53%? voters=citizens?


47 posted on 06/05/2011 7:57:25 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Slugs and Bitter Clingers Unite.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

The majority sat their ass at home. If they want to come on this site and complain, they get whacked. For all of those that said no to McCain, it is debatable as to their prowess.


48 posted on 06/05/2011 7:58:26 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: RockinRight

I’m listening to ACDC, it’s hard to get a Midler in there, thank you very much.


49 posted on 06/05/2011 8:00:08 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: GVnana
"Even though our economy has created more than two million private sector jobs over the past 15 months and continues to grow . . ."

The truth simply isn't in him.

50 posted on 06/05/2011 8:01:06 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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