Briefing Bites: Daley's 'candid and clear' language
October 28th, 2011
01:45 PM ET

Briefing Bites: Daley's 'candid and clear' language

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.

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  1. John

    Dirty water, dirty air – bla, bla, bla.Isn't it great how this administration works at bringing us all together? ... Carney – only your cool-aid drinkers listen to this stuff – and their numbers are dwindling. Pretty soon all you will have "left" are the flea party and the people living off the governmnet – oh, I guess we are at that point already. Oh, sorry, I forgot about the middle stream media and the Hollywood nuts.

    October 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
    • Trace

      I almost thought you were being serious. But then I realize you probably think in a vaccum, meaning if you say it, it must be coming true.

      Here's a little hint for you John, there are alot of sensible hard working americans, that do not live off the government dime, that actually believe the current administration did not cause this country's economic woes, but that this president is the only one doing anything about trying to fix it.

      And of course much to provide the idiocy of your post, the current congress has the approval rating in the single digits. How do you like dem apples?

      Now, go learn something called critical thinking, and get back to us – OK?

      October 28, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  2. Vijay

    It is good to hear Daley call a spade a spade. Too often in the past, democrats have been too mild, too timid and too gentlemanly in responding to the accusations/ undeserved criticism and actions of the GOP. Can we kloan Daley and have one /state.

    October 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
  3. Ray E. Georgia

    The Republicians are trying to prevent the Titianic from finally disappearing beneath the waves. All Obama has been doing is re-arranging the deck chairs. His latest move, the Jobs Bill, will create no new jobs but temporarily delay some from running out of money. When that's gone it will be right back to high unemployment and no new jobs. It was Liberal/Democrat Policies that created this mess. A person for every house and a house for every person. A failure.

    October 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
  4. Howard

    Obama's policies have resulted in Afghanistan siding with Pakistan against America ... creating a Libya that goes sharia (with thousands of missing stinger missles) ... an Iraq which will be taken over by Iran ... and, the rest of the middle east, who we depend on for oil, to line up against us ... while throwing our strongest mid-east ally, Israel, under the bus. In the mean time, Obama has diverted, blocked, or stopped all new oil drilling in the U.S.A., in favor of his impractical, inequitable, ineffective green pixie dust ... leaving America dependent on our adversaries for our energy ... and, all of this, while dramatically increasing our debt, and lowering our credit rating, that's what I call terrible leadership. obama will say, or do anything to get reelected.
    obama is a shameless, self-serving con man ...
    the main stream media are his shills ...
    and, the American people are his marks !!!

    SAVE AMERICA ... DUMP obama as soon as possible !!!

    October 30, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
  5. jean2009

    OH BTW- For all those dunderhead who repeated have said the stimulus didn't work...might I remind them officially it did.
    May I point readers to the following article in the Bedford Journal Letters for 10/28/2011 – "Yes, the stimulus package did work; give it credit."
    Also, Holtz-Eakin-Joins the Recovery Act Champions at American Progress....remarkable a conservative economist who has the cajones to say it worked.

    October 30, 2011 at 5:08 pm |