Obama Fox News Interview

Obama said today that he opposes deficit spending, opposes government funding of abortion, doesn’t want the government meddling in GM’s decisions, and jobs “saved or created” can’t accurately be measured.

President Obama sat down with the Fox News Channel Senior White House correspondent Major Garrett today in China.  I’ve included some of my reactions to what the President said below.  President Obama has been block quoted with my reactions following.

If we keep on adding to the debt, even in the midst of this recovery, that at some point people could lose confidence in the US economy in a way that could actually lead to a double dip recession.

Really.  Really.  Then why have you done nothing but increase government spending while you have been in office?  According to the Congressional budget office your spending projections will create $9.3 Trillion in new deficits over the next ten years!  “By 2019, the CBO said, a whopping 82 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) will go to pay down the national debt.”  Stop the spending! http://www.cnsnews.com/news/ar…

I think this is an inexact science.  We’re talking about a multi-Trillion dollar economy.

President Obama said this concerning the reporting of jobs “created or saved.”  Here I agree with you Mr. President.  Measuring how many “saved jobs” occur in a spending program is like measuring how many smurf berries are needed to make a pie.  It’s fictional nonsense.  However, you are attempting to sell us that pie with laughable precision.  According to you the stimulus has “created or saved” 640,329 jobs.  Not 640,328 or 640,330. http://www.recovery.gov/Pages/…

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What I have said is that we are not going to meddle in GM’s decisions…

We have specifically said that we’re not in the business of running a car company.

Where should I begin?  Here are two quick headlines:

GM, Chrysler Get Ultimatum From Obama on Turnaround http://www.cnbc.com/id/29956752

GM CEO resigns at Obama’s behest http://www.politico.com/news/s…

I believe in the basic idea that federal dollars shouldn’t pay for abortions.

One of the first things you did as President (on January, 24 2009) was reverse this!  “President Obama struck down a rule Friday that prohibits U.S. money from funding international family-planning clinics that promote abortion or provide counseling or referrals about abortion services.” http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITI…

Do you believe the words that are coming out of your mouth?  I’m betting no.

About Mike "DD4RP" Rossettie

  • Hard to believe that Communist China thinks President Obama's Socialist agenda might not be the best path for America.  

    As President Barack Obama prepares to depart Thursday for his first Asia trip, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao is urging the U.S. to keep its deficit to an "appropriate size," a clear message to the leader of the world's largest debtor nation from its largest creditor.  

    China is the largest holder of U.S. government debt and has invested an estimated 70% of its more than $2 trillion stockpile of foreign-exchange reserves (the world's largest) in dollar assets, Reuters reports. Further dollar weakness, brought on by enormous U.S. deficit spending and near-zero interest rates, would erode the value of China's huge U.S. holdings, as Henry and Aaron discuss in the accompanying clip.    

    "Most importantly, we hope the United States will keep an appropriate size to its deficit so that there will be basic stability in the exchange rate, and that is conducive to stability and the recovery of the global economy," Wen Jiabao said over the weekend at a news conference in Egypt.

     But have no fear, the Obama economic wizards know what they are doing.  In fact, look at what they have accomplished so far.  

  • The statements made in the interview are so directly contradictory to his actual actions that it makes me think that Obama is losing it.

    Most people in the limelight know that the internet allows one to fact check past statements.  Its not like the olden days when you had to have a huge archive of newspapers and the Readers Guide to Periodic Literature.  Any yokel with a PC can do it now.    

    It is increasingly that Obama is out of touch with reality.  Your post points out this cognitive dissonance.

    I’m not suggesting that we are at the Hitler in the bunker stage of detachment from reality or even Nixon in the depths of Watergate.  Well, not yet at least.