Obama's Spokesman Declares Obama to Be an Economic Conservative

David Plouffe, Obama's spokesman, responds to critics of Obama's capitulation to the Republicans:

"I would ask Robert Reich and others to actually consume the details of this," Mr. Plouffe said in an interview on Saturday. "There are some in our country who simply believe spending cuts are not required to help the economy. The president has made it very clear that we cannot stay on this fiscal trajectory."

Actually, many people in our country simply think cutting government spending with one of out seven Americans out of work or working too few hours is batshit lunacy. We've been through this before, but it bears repeating: public debt results in private savings. And if our 'human' and physical infrastructure is underutilized (which it is), deficit spending will not lead to inflation.

Plouffe is claiming that for the economy to be 'healthy'--where healthy means lowering deficits--unemployment will have to stay high or even rise.

This is dreadful and inhumane policy, topped off by lousy rhetoric that further undermines future Democratic positioning. Also pisses off your rank-and-file who, in poll after poll, care far more about jobs than deficits.

Helluva trifecta.

It's as if he wants Democrats to lose the Senate too. Which they most likely will, as this bill guarantees that unemployment and underemployment will stay high.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: if this country weren't so hung up on race and sex between consenting adults, it would be clear as sunshine that Obama is a Republican.

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Mike... didn't you know... God doesn't like debt.. it says so in the Bible!

... it would be clear as sunshine that Obama is a Republican.

Naw. If Obama were a Republican, everything he does would be okay, and beyond criticism.

By Pierce R. Butler (not verified) on 10 Apr 2011 #permalink

If Obama is really a Republican, then what is Palin or Bachman ? Or are we afraid to even think that far right?

it would be clear as sunshine that Obama is a Republican.

And that he is as incompetent, if not more so, than his predecessor.Whether or not he is as venal remains unclear.

By Onkel Bob (not verified) on 11 Apr 2011 #permalink

Mike... didn't you know... God doesn't like debt.. it says so in the Bible!

Yes. That's why He ordered that you forgive them every seven years.


Certainly, if your family is starving, one way to fix is is to cut spending by eating one of your children. I think that's the principle at work here. If we just *kill* the unemployed, the economy will improve.

As long as they're not fetuses.

I just had a thought - if Obama really is a secret Republican, would that make him the 'Hawaiian Candidate'?