Under fire and not doing fine, Obama tries to retract statement on private sector

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Under fire and not doing fine, Obama tries to retract statement on private sector

Oh, well. Good momentum. Probably from all the headwinds.

President Obama frantically tried to backpedal his ludicrous “the private sector is doing fine” statement from this morning, after being deservedly clobbered with it all day. Attempts at spin from the usual suspects had failed, so President Obama had to let himself be clear about not being clear when he was trying to be clear. Or something. Economics is hard! Thingamajigs!

Too late, champ. RT @mpoindc: Obama in Oval: It is absolutely clear the economy is not doing fine. That's why I had a press conference.

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) June 8, 2012

Poor Melanie Roussell, the Democratic National Committee’s press secretary, had busily tried to spin it on Twitter all day.

But "corporations are people" isn't? RT @breakingpol: Romney: Obama's view is 'defining what it means to be detached and out of touch' – @AP

— Melanie Roussell (@MelanieOMB) June 8, 2012

Ironic for @MittRomney 2 call POTUS out of touch, as if Romney didn't say "corporations are people" and he doesn't care abt the very poor.

— Melanie Roussell (@MelanieOMB) June 8, 2012

If @MittRomney really cared about jobs, he'd push the GOP in congress to pass the presidents jobs bill now.

— Melanie Roussell (@MelanieOMB) June 8, 2012

Oh, dear. Reminding people of Mitt Romney’s accurate depiction of Obama as detached and out of touch was not wise, Melanie. Nor was the absurd talk of the jobs bill. You see, the Democrats are sitting on multiple jobs bills offered by the Republicans.

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.@NancyPelosi first things first… can we get Reid to act on the 30 house-passed jobs bills currently sitting on his desk?

— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) June 7, 2012

Try to keep up.

Sounding angered by Romney's slam, Pres Obama said "a lot of Americans are hurting" but we shouldn't get "wrapped up in political games."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 8, 2012

You won’t like him when he’s angry! How dare anyone call him on his incompetence and absurd claims?

Wait, I'm confused. Beltway media has spent the day saying that IN CONTEXT Obama's quote was, ahem, just fine, yet he fully retracts it?

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) June 8, 2012

Gadzooks! How are they going to be able to carry water with egg on their faces?

Twitter isn’t letting the President get away with his forced retraction.

Back-Track-Barack: "It's is absolutely clear that the economy is not doing fine" http://t.co/yquJO3Gp @syalam

— Dustin (@z06Dustin) June 8, 2012

"Let me be clear…" MT @markknoller Pres Obama says it is absolutely clear the economy is not doing fine.

— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) June 8, 2012

A. "The private sector is doing fine." B. "It is absolutely clear the economy is not doing fine." B fails to address A.

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) June 8, 2012

Depends on who's buying. RT @sdwinkler: What the WH needs for damage control is to organize a beer summit with the aggrieved private sector

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) June 8, 2012

3 years into the "recovery": Obama: "It is absolutely clear that the economy is not doing fine"

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— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) June 8, 2012

Obamanomics not working? RT @rickklein: cleanup at the WH: "It’s absolutely clear the economy is not doing fine," POTUS clarifies.

— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) June 8, 2012

Bingo! Obamanomics are not “doing just fine.”

Backpedal fail, Mr. President.

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