From Bill Daley to congressional Republicans, here's the best sound from Carney's end of the week briefing:
On Chief of Staff Bill Daley, during an interview with POLTICO, calling conditions during the first three years of the Obama presidency “ungodly”:
Bill, as all of you who know him, can be very candid and clear in his language. There is no question that when this president took office in January 2009 we were in an ungodly, bad situation economically. The economy was in free fall.
On Bill Dailey’s apparent suggestion that Democrats have also made things difficult for the president:
Bill was speaking, I think, broadly about presidents and Congress, but there's no question that Democrats haven't agreed, or some Democrats haven't agreed… on everything.
And Carney’s latest slap against congressional Republicans:
What's remarkable about the situation in the Republican obstructionism when it comes to the measures to create jobs and grow the economy is they're alone. Even within their own party. They're the outliers. The Republicans in Congress because Republicans out in the country support building roads, and bridges and schools. They support putting police officers and teachers back to work. They support tax cuts for everyone who receives a paycheck. They support tax incentives for businesses of all kinds to hire veterans. They support a tax cut, a payroll tax cut, for employers for small businesses to help them grow and expand and hire. And significantly, because this is the problem according to the Republicans, they support the pay for.