Ed Henry grills Jay Carney over the state of the economy

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It’s not all that often someone in the White House press pool gives Jay Carney a run for his money, which is surprising given the number of idiotic claims he makes on a daily basis. Yesterday, however, Fox News’ Ed Henry took him to task on the lagging recovery.

“I’ve got to play this exchange between Jay Carney yesterday and Ed Henry from Fox News. Ed Henry asked some serious questions, and you could tell that Jay Carney considers him to be an absolute right wing kook,” Pat said on radio this morning. “He believes that Ed Henry is not just looking for answers – not just one of very few who ever challenged this administration – but he’s just a right wing nut that he has to deal with every day.”

“Well, he did come from that extreme right wing organization CNN,” Stu joked of Henry’s previous employer.

HENRY: On that point of education, August 2, 2011, the President signed his Budget Control Act of 2011, the last time we had this big debt ceiling fight into law and he says, we’ve got $2 trillion in deficit reduction, the President says. Quote, ‘Yet it also allows us to make the key investments in things like education and research that lead to new jobs and assures we’re not cutting too abruptly while the economy is still fragile.’ August 2011. Here we are more than two years later. You’re saying the same thing about ‘we need to invest in education.’

CARNEY: And how many jobs has the economy created since then.

HENRY: 6.5 million. And Bernanke yesterday said it is not keeping up, that people are leaving the workforce.

CARNEY: You and I, we’re going to do this on Crossfire one day, I promise. And let’s be clear that I’ll be on one side and you’ll be on the other. Do we need to continue to invest in education? We need to continue to invest in areas of –

“So that’s their answer. We’re saying the same thing over and over and over again because it’s still true,” Pat said. “Well, why is it still true when these policies you keep repeating were supposed to fix the problem in the first place and were supposed to be rolling by now?”

“It’s unreal. Again, maybe it’s not said enough. This is the slowest recovery in measured history in this country. There has never been an economic recovery like this that has taken this long and has gone this slowly – never,” Stu explained. “You can look at it any way you want to. There’s never been any evidence of anything going this poorly when we’re talking about a recovery and the reason why they’re always talking about a recovery is because it’s taking so long. Usually at this point we’ve already done the recovery and we’re on to the next recession. These guys are still in the last recovery. He’s been President for a long time.”

One of the things this Administration has prided itself on, as of late, is the not-entirely-true notion that they have somehow cut the deficit faster rate than any other time in the last 60 years.

“Now, that is an unbelievable statistic if you don’t know anything about the economy,” Pat said. “It is because, first of all, it’s not true at face value. First of all, it isn’t true because we reduced the deficit at a faster rate from 2004 to 2007 than we are right now, under Bush. The other thing is, here’s what they’re basing it on: as a percentage of GDP.”

“And what they’re not including in this awful analysis is they have all the records. So they’re talking about decreasing the debt from their own records,” Stu added. “[This Administration has] the worst year of all time. They have the second worst year of all time. They have the third worst year of all time. They have the fourth worst year of all time. And they are bragging about their own projections about being the fifth worst year of all time. They are acting as if that’s a positive. And the media swallows it.”

“They’re just acting as if, well, at the beginning it was really bad but we’ve improved off of that. Again, it’s never taken any administration ever, in measured history, this long to deal with an issue, ever. I mean, just that in and of itself shows how incompetent you are,” he continued. “They’re awful, but, still, when you’re bragging about what would be if their projections are correct – and they’re usually wrong – but if their projections were even correct, [it is] the fifth worst year in American history. He’s been President for five years. He has all five of them! All of them are his!”

“And we’re supposed to swallow that he’s doing great on the economy,” Pat concluded. “It’s just awesome.”

Front page image courtesy of the AP

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Obama and the left completely own the current economic downturn; five years of failure make it Obama’s across the board, he owns it no matter what Canary Carney and the left says.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Keynesian economic theories of the Democrat Socialists have never worked, do not work and shall never work. Obama has failed and will continue to fail.

  • Bonnie Somer

    U KNOW IT 

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Liberals think everything is fine that nothing is on fire and we should take the gasoline can labeled Obamacare and just poor it all over ourselves. But to dad their is still a fire and the gas of Socialism is just going to add to our problems.

  • Anonymous

    Only when it all comes down will people understand this country is a ghost and memories of what once was and will never be again the trouble is just getting closer to the surface when it hits it will be on a massive scale and look how people treat each other now just wait .
    When one says I didn’t know it will be to late .and that’s when the nashing of teeth begins.

  • Rex Stevenson

    Liar Jay Carney says: “The Republicans are responsible for the worst unemployment and jobless rate in history.” I think not! The unemployment rate was 5.4% on January 20, 2009 … the day Obama took office!

  • jbsteele

    Carney should spread that stuff around the fields…. then the farmers could get back to work.

  • Anonymous

    “Do we need to continue to invest in education…”?  Uh, not at the federal level.  At the federal level we should abolish the Department of Education.  It should left to the states and the local communities.  Congress should continue forward to defund Obamacare, and then they should defund the Dept of Ed.

  • Anonymous

    Ever notice how democrats don’t let anyone finish a sentence unless their opinion is agreeing with theirs? Talk about RUDE and disrespectful!

  • Anonymous

    More spin and blaming former leaders for their own economic woes. Obama is too stupid to recover an economy that has been on a downslide. Instead, he and his administration keep on blaming Bush. In the meantime billions are spent on absolute failures which are too numerous to mention.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    ed henry’s been the only one to counter that jerk.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, please, Rex.  Don’t confuse this administration with facts!  It spoils all their fun.

  • Anonymous

    Love it when J. Carney gets asked a question which he 1) doesn’t want to answer or

    2) doesn’t have an answer or 3) is spinning one.

  • ellievl

    The White House has become a carnival type show for the entire world to see!  So Jay Carney is the perfect fit for this carnival show! He would fit the role of a carnival employee to the tee! May be we need to re name the White House!  It could be a carnival retreat maybe one of those live type shows but keep it moving on the road! Michelle could be the bearded lady who also flies in the air on her trapeze while drinking purified water! OB could be the moderator for all the different events, provided with notes he could pull it off! The girls could work the cotton candy and caramel corn stands. Jay could be the roust about who tends to the elephants! Nancy Pelosi  could walk the high wire!! If she complains she does not  know how we can just say, it’s like OB care, walk the wire Nancy and then if something happens well … we will look into it! Joe Biden, well should we put him in the room with the weird mirrors? Now his wife crossed her heart so sweetly and looks so ashamed at any event I see her at!  May be she could run some type of stand where toy miniature 12 gauge shot guns are used to knock down the ducks? She could pass out stuffed monkeys to all who win? Joe would love to she her teach others to shoot a 12 gauge don’t you think? They would use rubber rounds of course! The senate could have offices in the carnies trailers! The could hold their meetings under the big Circus tent! Best of all, people will be able to use their bridge cards or public assistance funds to pay for all the events!
    I think Russia would have a hay day with commentary about how one man under the influence of evil took down the superpower of the world and make the nation one big never ending carnival act!
    Yes..I think it’s a perfect story!  See you at the circus! Coming to a city near you real soon!:)

  • Anonymous

    Pray for impeachment. Get rid of this traitor. Islamist radical puke.

  • Laurie T

    My cousin and her husband are professors of law and of economics at a Midwestern university. They are among those who think that this president is doing a bang-up job with the economy. I haven’t had a chance to talk to her, and in any case, talking politics with her is never a good idea, so I can’t possibly fathom how they reached that conclusion. With my lowly bachelor’s degree, they no doubt think I couldn’t understand their reasoning anyway, but as long as so many otherwise intelligent people continue to view this administration and its catastrophic policies through rose-colored glasses, they will never admit that the damaged caused is of their own doing.

  • greywolfrs

    You know what is scary? Left wing dolts can not see what he is doing….

  • greywolfrs

    If you really want to throw a monkey wrench into their B S, talk about how the Democraps controlled Congress during the last two years of GWB’s term.

  • Anonymous

    Selective amnesia, wolf.  They seem to have forgotten all about that!

  • Anonymous

    Do they even follow Carney, wolf?  How often do libs on TV quote him?  Betcha
    not too often.
    Off topic, today (Sat.) in SF Bay area, we had quite a downpour.  How ’bout you?  Did it reach the south land?   In any case, we certainly need it and the
    Sierra needs the snow.  Wonder if this will mean the beginning of a long, rainy season, or just a ”drive by?”

  • https://twitter.com/DMcNee52 Cracker LongHorn

    I knew when America elected a “black” president he was just an escape goat for the White American Crackers to blame.  Divert the attention from the sheep.  Let the Slaves argue on who stole all the money from the little kiddies.   You all are Slaves to the PlutoCrats

  • https://twitter.com/DMcNee52 Cracker LongHorn

    >>  You know what is scary? Left wing dolts can not see what he is doing

    What’s scary, Boy, is that you think you are Smart, Son.  You think you are on the SmartSide of fence.  Now, I say, I say, I know I’m on the dumbSide but I don’t see you on the smartSide?  Where are you Boy?  All I see is your Shit.   No Humans, just shit and flies

  • John Rivas

    For example, Smith’s concept of the “invisible hand” of market pricing and free exchange helps explain how civilization’s spontaneous economic forces operate beyond our own personal control.

  • Anonymous

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  • HP McLovincraft

    U KNOW NOTHING.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Failed his way into 2 terms…..LOL….keep working at keeping Obama a 1 term president, dipshit.

  • HP McLovincraft

    We should abolish your right to breed. Sterilize this bitch, with the quickness.

  • HP McLovincraft

    SnowRetard must have one chromosome too many!

  • HP McLovincraft

    I found a monkey wrench in your ass. That’s kinky.

  • HP McLovincraft

    My retarded pal Ed.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Do you need a Waaaaaaa-mbulance?

  • HP McLovincraft

    I should spread my seed on your chin.

  • HP McLovincraft

    I think you meant ‘there’, not ‘their’. Learn English.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Ghosts are Scary!

  • HP McLovincraft

    I think you mean ‘Ed Henry’. 

  • HP McLovincraft

    Maybe you should remember to take your meds.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Or, you might be Retarded.

  • HP McLovincraft

    You know what is scary? Glenn Beck makes millions off of the racism and paranoia of retarded people like you.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Everything operates out of your personal control. You can’t even masturbate properly.

  • Anonymous

    Getting reelected just showed how stupid the majority of voters are.  It has nothing to do with if he knows what he’s doing. 

  • Anonymous

    Actually we need to neuter you.  It is the only way to fix stupid.

  • Anonymous

    the second election was stolen. I believe it’s obvious. He wasn’t popular enough with the majority of Americans to be re-elected.,not even with the media’s support for him or their hatchet job on Romney/Ryan. The first term was a disaster. the second is already disastrous. I do hope things improve for America in the next few years under his direction. I doubt they will.      

  • greywolfrs

    Hey, punk bitch, I am not your son. “is that you think you are Smart,” you are certainly not one to talk, dipshit. You are another punk bitch that would never dare say any of these things in public. How do I know that, you ask. If you did, you would be occupying a hospital bed some place.

  • greywolfrs

    “Escape goat?” Man, you are ignorant. “Let the slaves argue ON who stole the money?” English is a wonderful language, you should learn. You are one dumb M F er.

  • greywolfrs

    Sounds like you speak from experience, sticky chin.

  • greywolfrs

    Maybe you should get your whole head in front of the shotgun.

  • greywolfrs

    Nope, no rain down here.

  • greywolfrs

    Cyanide works WAY better.

  • greywolfrs

    Cyanide works WAY better.

  • greywolfrs

    Then you woke up with the pillow between your legs, sticky chin.

  • greywolfrs

    Then you woke up with the pillow between your legs, sticky chin.

  • greywolfrs

    Yeah, they seem to forget that, but try to blame Congress now that Obamao is in office. It’s called hypocrisy and they never seem to miss an opportunity.

  • RichardIsGod, In the

    >>  Democrat Socialists have never worked

    You know what runs the Internet?  Who owns the Internet?  Who owns Linux, MySql?  You see, you are just a dumbass sheep that think Socialism is what Russia did.
    Everyone puts in what they can, everyone takes out what they need  This model works, Homer, when your production and distribution cost is ZERO or approaches it.  But go ahead America, ignore it while the World passes you conceded assholes.

    It also works for many other things like Education.  But go ahead you greedy Reaganomics “Trickle Down” belief sheeps.  Plutocrats love dumbasses because they know money Flows Up.

  • https://twitter.com/DMcNee52 Cracker LongHorn

     Hey, punk bitch, I am not your son

    Oh yes you are.  You are my Boy.  I can tell you are a good ole Boy.   From the South I bet.  Texas?   I bet you want to call Obama a Nigger doncha Cracker?

    Boy, you are stoopid Son with a capital S, I say.   Did you just discover the Internet?  - watch your dumbass say I don’t know how to spell stoopid

  • https://twitter.com/DMcNee52 Cracker LongHorn

    Now, I say, I say, I blame the OJ Trial for this.  That Trial pissed of a lot of Racist American Crackers I say.

    But, of course, the right have no problems with them colored folks.

  • https://twitter.com/DMcNee52 Cracker LongHorn

    Escape goat

    That’s right, Son.  It’s called giving you Dumbasses someone to blame for stealing your money.  Boy, I was shorting Housing Stocks in 2003.  We knew your Bushite Hero was keeping this Bubble afloat for his Plutocrats.   We knew 5 years before it happened   Only Dumbasses didn’t know what was going on.

    But go ahead and blame Obama. Go ahead and call him a Nigger.  I know you want to.  I hope you are on the front lines of WWIII.

  • RichardIsGod, In the

    You need to see the Light, my Son.   Repent your Asshole Cracker Behavior and give your Soul to Pryor.   Learn the lessons of Richard, because he is so Wise.  In the Name of Pryor, Amen.

    He has come and gone and the 3 year old grownup, Idiotic White People missed him.  Good One God.   Quite a Voltaire Comedian you are.

  • Anonymous

     Here’s the deal: I’ll teach him English, if you learn civility.

  • Anonymous

     I think you mean “retarded”, instead of “Retarded”

  • Anonymous

     And you’re an expert on masturbation technique? If so, that’s quite sad.  Some of us get laid on a regular basis and have no need for masturbation.

  • Anonymous

     There is NO ONE on this site who is going to call Obama a nigger–period.

  • Anonymous

    The “Right to breed”–that’s a right? If that’s a right, why don’t we take away the right to have brown eyes?

  • Anonymous

     Well, you’re the one who put it there, perv.

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  • https://twitter.com/DMcNee52 Cracker LongHorn

    That’s because Richard Pryor ruined the word for all the White Crackers.    Quite a Funny, I say, I say.   Now that Nword just doesn’t say hate like it use to.  
    Now, I say, I say, whatever happened to that  Honkey Word?  That word was Dumb, Boy, Dumb I say, dumb  Polly want a Cracker?

  • Thomas Aquinas

    Citizens: Alter and abolish the ever-shifting mirage of illusions conjured up by today’s liberals and progressives: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Kanak Attack

    And you have proof that it works, correct?

  • HP McLovincraft

    You should probably kill yourself now. The Future is full of Suck and Disappointment for you.

  • HP McLovincraft

    You know you love it when I bust a nut on your face. Don’t Front.

  • HP McLovincraft

    I think you dropped your tin foil hat.

  • HP McLovincraft

    True Dat. Liberal Trolling means one has to put up with a fuckton of retarded bullshit from teabaggers. Bunch of fucking crybaby retarded dumbshits.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Maybe you should swallow instead of spitting.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Of course I did. Side sleepers should sleep with a pillow. Good for the hips and back alignment, duh. Retard.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Except for the color of their skin, that is….

  • HP McLovincraft

    Cool. You first.

  • HP McLovincraft

    No, the capitals are for emphasis. You need Common Core, clearly.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Everyone has need for masturbation. You understand human Sexuality like you understand Politics, which is to say not at all.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Well, at least you are consistent. You can choose whether or not to breed. You can’t choose your eye color. Learn Anything.

  • HP McLovincraft

    You let me.

  • Anonymous

    no tinfoil hat, johnny. I just dont believe everything the government/media tell me.

  • HP McLovincraft

    But Glenn Blech is a reliable source? Perhaps you should use heavy duty foil instead of non-stick for your hats.