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Pfeiffer: Uhh, Uhh, It’s Bush’s Fault!

Bombarded by Fox New Sunday host Chris Wallace with statistics demonstrating the failure of President Obama’s policies, White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer Sunday fell back on an old standby: LOOK AT THE MESS BUSH LEFT US!!

I think it’s important to remember this president inherited the worst economic situation since the Great Depression. A financial crisis.

Notice in the video below how when Wallace mentions that the recession ENDED four years ago, Pfeiffer starts to flail, blurting out every White House talking point he can come up with: We have created millions of jobs; we’re pumping lots of oil; the auto industry is back; and the golden classic, We’ve made tremendous progress but there’s much more work to do.

Yes, there is much more work to do.

Wallace throws in a nice line, which he surely came up with the night before: If things are so great, how come they’re so lousy?

The reasons the economy is stinking up the place are very simple. Instead of focusing on the helping the economy soar, Obama burdened the economy with Obamacare, refused to restore confidence by dealing seriously with the deficit, and added thousands of pages of new regulations, including overbearing financial “reform.”

You can’t enact your liberal dream agenda and fix the economy at the same time. Obama chose his priorities over restoring economic growth. And most of the nation is suffering for it.

H/T Washington Free Beacon.

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29 Responses to Pfeiffer: Uhh, Uhh, It’s Bush’s Fault!

  1. What really ticks me off with ALL of the media (and I do like Chris) is that no one ever calls these bozo on the “millions of jobs” B.S. IE: How many of those were part time and low pay, low skilled jobs that will NEVER bring this economy back or help that “income inequality” that has mushroomed under 5 years of Obama policies.

    • Geoff, you are right.
      The questions are…what kind of jobs.
      What is the demographic of these jobs?
      Why are so many fewer people (ages 16-64) working today as a percentage of population than has been in decades?

      The point is…Numbers DO LIE.
      We have to ask lots of specific questions in order to get the right information.

      Example: You can say you had 3 million add ons to Obamacare, without asking how many paid, how many didn’t have insurance before, how many are paying more, how many are on medicare, how many in each state, how many are on basic, silver, etc…

    • I agree something is wrong when we watch these interviews, and we can think of all the important questions, and points to call them on.
      Someone made the point the other day, that journalist make the news intelligent for an eigth grader to understand.
      As far as Chris Wallace and other people who get CUT OFF, while making a point, I want them to say: Excuse me! and continue with their point. Otherwise I will continue not to watch and not watch the commercials as well.

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    • Yeah Geoff, Chris really grills them until he discerns that they are getting pissed.
      Sorry, I wouldn’t be employed there very long because I would be right down their throats on the lies that this administration is getting away with.
      No change of subject, no circular answers.

      I watched that interview with Pfeiffer and Wallace and concluded that Wallace has his job because of his father.

      Chris rides the fence just like O’Reilly.

    • As always WE readers of WhiteHosuseDossier know how to ask 100, 1000+ better “QUESTIONS” than anyone in the “media”…
      (including FNC)

  2. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the ten jobs with the most people in them, as of May 2012, were:

    Retail sales, 4,340,000
    Cashier, 3, 314,010
    Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food, 2,943,810
    Office clerks, general, 2,808,100
    Registered nurses, 2,633,980
    Waiters and waitresses, 2,232,020
    Customer service reps, 2,299,750
    Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand, 2,143,940
    Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housecleaning cleaners, 2,097,380
    Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive, 2,085,680

    All told, those jobs account for 21 percent of all employment in the US.

    So, yeah, you’re right…we’re McJobs Nation now.

    • O wants to take care of all the people walking over the boarder, without following the law!
      All those people are part of the cause of the job situation.
      I have suggested before, we have thousands of old briges that need to be fixed. If O started there and said we will start fixing them. The jobs will go to american citizens, the concrete etc, will be made here. To get things started, I will contribute my next 2 vacations (my money (HA) to the first project.
      Instead the bridge situation has been ignored, but we have thousands of great jobs flipping burgers
      One other idea:
      The outsourced jobs that a lot of companys are doing. For instance, a GREAT deal of the time when you call a company’s customer service, you are speaking to a person from overseas, their grammer is wonderful, but you can’t understand them with the accent. A lot of american citizenns would like that job. The companies we deal with are paying them peanuts instead of a fair salary for an americanl. At the same time the prices keep going up, so the money they are saving is put into their pocket.

      • On a side note:

        2 things that Pfeiffer says are wrong
        1) we are producing more oil than every before. TRUE…but not because the federal govt is allowing it but because of private production. Hey, where’s the Keystone.
        Plus let’s not forget the hurt put on the coal industry
        2) The auto industry is number 1 again. Um, if we take away the fact that Chrysler is no longer an American company (so we only have 2 companies that are American) and that GM technically owes the US public BILLIONS, then he must be right.

  3. By the time Obama took office, the financial panic and free-fall had already been staved off by the Bush administration’s TARP
    program. The Feds had already started a massive expansion of it’s balance sheet – flooding the market with liquidity.
    No one talks about the ‘tech wreck’ that Bush inherited from Clinton’s last days; the economic fall-out of the 9/11 catastrophe; or the fact that the DEM controlled Freddie and Fannie were in serious trouble with 40% of their loans being sub-prime and Alt A. And a FED Chair, Alan Greenspan, who ‘didn’t see it (the crash) coming!

    Bush left half of the TARP funds ($350B) to Obama. Obama’s ‘contribution’ was the UAW bailout of GM and Chrysler, a nearly $1T FAILED’ ”stimulus’,…and Obamacare!

    Bottom line: Obama has nearly doubled the national debt to a whopping $9T…and growing; Real unemployment is in the teens. Welfare is at an all time high. Healthcare is on life support. What else? Two wars gone bad?
    Obama is the worst potus in history!

  4. Last Thursday, the House Oversight Committee, headed by Rep. Darrell Issa (R- Calif.), interviewed the first witness in its probe — a whistle-blower who alleges that Commerce’s Census Bureau did a lot of nasty stuff to the economic stats that most of the world holds so dear.

    As the whistle-blower was being questioned in the Rayburn House Office Building, two guys from Commerce’s General Counsel office — very much uninvited — barged into the hearing.

    SNIP

    Other allegations were that this enumerator, Julius Buckmon, wasn’t the only one playing with the surveys and that — when caught — Buckmon said the orders to falsify data came from higher-ups.

    SNIP

    There was also a pervasive feeling around the Philly office that someone wanted the jobless figures during 2012 presidential election year to behave.

    SNIP

  5. Last Thursday, the House Oversight Committee, headed by Rep. Darrell Issa (R- Calif.), interviewed the first witness in its probe — a whistle-blower who alleges that Commerce’s Census Bureau did a lot of nasty stuff to the economic stats that most of the world holds so dear.

    As the whistle-blower was being questioned in the Rayburn House Office Building, two guys from Commerce’s General Counsel office — very much uninvited — barged into the hearing.

  6. Obama took a bad situation and made it intolerable. Our country is on the verge of collapse and all these morons can do is point at GWB and tell more lies.

  7. Things are terrible because: 1. Obama and his minions are economic illiterates; 2. (probably more important) they care less about enabling people to prosper than they do about maximizing the government’s control over people’s lives. Or more precisely, they’ll help out their big campaign donors (and government employees and labor unions), but the rest of us are to be reduced to equality in penury. That’s the plan.