Quote of the Day: President Obama says, “The private sector is doing fine” (VIDEO)

Posted by: ST on June 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm

From his presser on the economy earlier today:

Question: What about the Republicans saying that you’re blaming the Europeans for the failures of your own policies?

President Obama: The truth of the matter is that, as I said, we created 4.3 million jobs over the last 27 months, over 800,000 just this year alone.

The private sector is doing fine. Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government. Oftentimes cuts initiated by, you know, Governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have in the past from the federal government and who don’t have the same kind of flexibility as the federal government in dealing with fewer revenues coming in.


Expect that quote to be in the future RNC/Romney ads. As it should be.

Not sure which is worse – his belief that the private sector is “doing fine” or his belief that the government is where we need to see the most growth!  What’s really sad about this is – as I said on Twitter earlier – his private sector comments aren’t just White House spin: He really DOES believe the private sector is “doing fine.”

Sadly, Obama’s in a state of duhnial, much like many Democrats – including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who said in October 2011 that, “private sector jobs have been doing just fine”, and blamed Bush (of course) for the current unemployment/economic issues facing America.

I wish I could say this is laughable, but it’s not. These people DO NOT GET IT. It’s time for change … real change. Are you counting down the days til the November elections? I sure as heck am.

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4 Responses to “Quote of the Day: President Obama says, “The private sector is doing fine” (VIDEO)”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    It has gotten to the point that whenever Obhammud goes on TV to start spouting his fantasies I worry about the water supplies in our larger cities. That many commodes flushing at one time could yield some unpleasant consequences.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    He just got through “clarifying” (as in backtracking) his remarks. So the question becomes, “Was he lying then or is he lying now?”. And he only used personal pronuns (in this case I) one time. It stands to reason; you do not need to use them while you are shifting blame.

  3. Great White Rat says:

    Oh, please. Of course the private sector is doing fine. You just need to know where to look.

    For example, there’s George Kaiser, a main investor in Solyndra. He did great! Those of you who think this isn’t a private sector success story are obviously obsessed and fixating on minor details, like those 1100 or so people who lost their jobs. You need to look at the big picture.

    You also need to rethink what the term “private sector” means. You’re probably using obsolete concepts. Today, “private sector” is defined as anyone who is not working for the government and who donates heavily to, or bundles donations for, the Obama campaign. And they’re all doing fine, just as Obama says. OK, maybe not Jon Corzine. But all the rest are!!

    ST, now that you’ve been re-educated, I expect this post will be changed right away, no?