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BROKEN RECORD: White House adviser blames economic woes on Bush administration policies [VIDEO]

Posted By Brendan Bordelon On 11:59 AM 01/26/2014

Senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer beat an all-too-familiar drum during an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” blaming America’s stagnant economy on a five-year-old financial crisis “inherited” by President Barack Obama from the Bush administration.

Pfeiffer spoke to Fox’s Chris Wallace about Obama’s upcoming State of the Union speech, set to take place on Monday. The reporter asked the Pfeiffer to explain why the president has chosen to focus on income inequality in his speech, since some experts claim that White House policies have exacerbated the split between rich and poor. “Wouldn’t a stronger, more robust economy and recovery solve a lot of these problems the president is talking about?” Wallace asked.

    PFEIFFER: Well, absolutely. But I think it is important to remember that this president inherited the worst economic situation since the Great Depression, a financial crisis –

    WALLACE: But the recession ended four years ago!

    PFEIFFER: Yes, and we have created, in the last 46 months, 8 million jobs. The unemployment rate has dropped to 6.7 percent. We have — we are now producing more oil than before, the American auto industry is number one in the world again. We are making progress, but there is more to do, and that’s what you’ll hear the president talking about.

But Wallace wouldn’t let up, noting that data on media household income, workforce participation, food stamps and the poverty rate belie Pfeiffer’s optimism. “If things are so great, how come they’re so lousy?” he asked.

Pfeiffer blamed Congress. “American businesses, American workers are doing the right thing,” he said. “Washington needs to help them… These are things that have been bipartisan in the past — raising the minimum wage, infrastructure. If Congress were to do that, we could make tremendous progress.”


The White House adviser also offered a thinly-veiled threat to congressional Republicans, warning they may be rendered obsolete if they refuse to play along. “This can be a year of action,” he declared, parroting a recent White House talking point, “and we can make real progress. But we have to do it together. And if Congress doesn’t act, the president will.” (RELATED: Obama to bypass Congress in 2014, rule by agency decree)
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Just once I'd like Bush to come out and tell Obama to put on his big boy pants and take credit for his own failures.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Pfeiffer spoke to Fox’s Chris Wallace about Obama’s upcoming State of the Union speech, set to take place on Monday. The reporter asked the Pfeiffer to explain why the president has chosen to focus on income inequality in his speech, since some experts claim that White House policies have exacerbated the split between rich and poor. “Wouldn’t a stronger, more robust economy and recovery solve a lot of these problems the president is talking about?” Wallace asked.

    PFEIFFER: Well, absolutely. But I think it is important to remember that this president inherited the worst economic situation since the Great Depression, a financial crisis –

    WALLACE: But the recession ended four years ago!

    PFEIFFER: Yes, and we have created, in the last 46 months, 8 million jobs. The unemployment rate has dropped to 6.7 percent. We have — we are now producing more oil than before, the American auto industry is number one in the world again. We are making progress, but there is more to do, and that’s what you’ll hear the president talking about.

But Wallace wouldn’t let up, noting that data on media household income, workforce participation, food stamps and the poverty rate belie Pfeiffer’s optimism. “If things are so great, how come they’re so lousy?” he asked.

Pfeiffer blamed Congress. “American businesses, American workers are doing the right thing,” he said. “Washington needs to help them… These are things that have been bipartisan in the past — raising the minimum wage, infrastructure. If Congress were to do that, we could make tremendous progress.”

The White House adviser also offered a thinly-veiled threat to congressional Republicans, warning they may be rendered obsolete if they refuse to play along. “This can be a year of action,” he declared, parroting a recent White House talking point, “and we can make real progress. But we have to do it together. And if Congress doesn’t act, the president will.” (RELATED: Obama to bypass Congress in 2014, rule by agency decree)

I was going to say Obama needs removed from office because he is mentally unstable. But Pfeiffer is touting this stuff. The entire cabinet can't be crazy at the same time.

Which leaves one conclusion: they want full and complete government take over with their new communist party under the guise of progress. And call me nuts but the GOP-non tea party- are in on it.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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I was going to say Obama needs removed from office because he is mentally unstable. But Pfeiffer is touting this stuff. The entire cabinet can't be crazy at the same time.

Which leaves one conclusion: they want full and complete government take over with their new communist party under the guise of progress. And call me nuts but the GOP-non tea party- are in on it.

You're not nuts. I think you're right.

And why not blame Bush. It works for them.

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You're not nuts. I think you're right.

And why not blame Bush. It works for them.

He will have a revised way of saying he inherited the economy. But the loud and clear message will be that he is great, his ideas are superb it was the republicans that stopped him from fixing anything.

This is real old, to even non political junkies. All the rebuttals should say Obama had a super majority and did nothing but make things far worse. His budget is a joke every year and has never had ONE dem vote for it. His budget one year was nationalizing all banks and making  one BANK. Guess who was in charge of the ONE bank? He slid this in a budget! The very nerve! He is desperate now and will stop at nothing.

"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Obama has previously admitted that it was “frustrating” that he could not get his biggest goal of 2013, which was amnesty.

Why do they keep repeating this until it is believed by all? Obama signed a dream act executive order.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Even Romney is speaking out.  At this point by remaining silent Bush is helping Obama spread this lie.
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"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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The key word to pay attention to when anyone in the White House uses it is "progress".  Depending on your definition of that word is why we find ourselves in the economic position we are in right now.  A bunch of partisan rank amateurs like Pfieffer have been in charge of all branches of the government at the behest of Obama, and they are no more qualified to do anything than he is.

And it is downright insulting to listen to a hack like Pfeiffer who is drawing a substantial paycheck, a lot more than any average American makes, lecture anyone about "helping" anyone.  If he was really serious about helping he would resign or work without a paycheck.


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I was going to say Obama needs removed from office because he is mentally unstable. But Pfeiffer is touting this stuff. The entire cabinet can't be crazy at the same time.

Which leaves one conclusion: they want full and complete government take over with their new communist party under the guise of progress. And call me nuts but the GOP-non tea party- are in on it.

The topic is Obama blames American woes on Bush and GOP.

Looks like you agree with Pfieffer.
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Even Romney is speaking out.  At this point by remaining silent Bush is helping Obama spread this lie.

It's Bush's fault.  Another conservative agrees with Pfeiffer
Dana Loesch ‏@DLoesch
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Dana Loesch ‏@DLoesch
“Hollywood is the most vilified,” says Meryl.

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Bush is doing the right thing by keeping mum.  If he said anything, it'd be taken as nothing more than self-serving propaganda and would make things worse, not better - Bush would be helping Obastard by speaking out, not by staying mum.

Staying mum is also the classy thing to do: a President Emeritus (fancy way of saying retired, basically) shouldn't be sticking his fingers into his immediate successor's own messes.

Finally, if people aren't smart enough to figure out by now that Obama broke it, then having Bush come out and say "ain't my fault" isn't going to make them any smarter.

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Bush is doing the right thing by keeping mum.  If he said anything, it'd be taken as nothing more than self-serving propaganda and would make things worse, not better - Bush would be helping Obastard by speaking out, not by staying mum.

Staying mum is also the classy thing to do: a President Emeritus (fancy way of saying retired, basically) shouldn't be sticking his fingers into his immediate successor's own messes.

Finally, if people aren't smart enough to figure out by now that Obama broke it, then having Bush come out and say "ain't my fault" isn't going to make them any smarter.

Great points all.
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“Hollywood is the most vilified,” says Meryl.

“Sorry for your struggle,” said all the unborn babies and cops killed in 2016. #DanaRadio


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