June 10, 2012

SO ARE YOU SAYING...:

A 'Fine' Mess. Even Obama Loyalist Winces at Obama's Take on Private Sector (Major Garrett, June 8, 2012, National Journal)

When Jared Bernstein, Vice President Biden's former top economist, began reviewing notes of President Obama's press conference on Friday, he stopped cold when he read "the private sector is doing fine."

"It caught my eye," Bernstein told National Journal. Bernstein immediately fired off an email to the intern who took the notes to make sure it was accurate and not a rough or garbled translation. "I thought, 'Did he really say that?'"

To his dismay, the intern wrote back that those were Obama's words. Verbatim. [...]

"It's not manna for Republicans," Bernstein said of Obama's comment. "The way a gaffe sticks is when a gaffe sticks with someone's world view, when they fit with a narrative. This gaffe doesn't fit with the narrative."


...that he's running on a concession that the economy is doing badly after he's been in office for four years? 

Posted by at June 10, 2012 9:48 AM
  

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