The PJ Tatler

Obama: Don't Blame Me for the Shrinking Economy, I'm Just the President

As Daniel Blatt points out, Barack Obama talks a good game against the politics of pointing fingers, until he needs to point his finger at someone else. The latest example: The incredibly shrinking US economy.

So now let’s warm up those fingers and commence pointing!

The White House on Wednesday blamed the devastation from Superstorm Sandy and disruptions from deep scheduled spending cuts for the surprise 0.1 percent drop in gross domestic product (GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2012. It was the first such contraction since early 2009 when the country was in the grips of the Great Recession.

The chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, Alan Krueger, said in a post on the official White House blog that the bad news came “amid signs that Hurricane Sandy disrupted economic activity and Federal defense spending declined precipitously, likely due to uncertainty stemming from the sequester.”

It’s got nothing to do with the Obama administration’s hard edged anti-jobs policies, of ObamaCare, or its pro-union bent, or anything they’ve done. It wasn’t us, officer! We didn’t kill all those jobs!

Barack Obama is like that guy who always bragged how good he was at sports, until he blew his chance to make the big catch, and blamed it on the sun getting in his eyes or piece of dust got him. Always some excuse. Loser.