10.15.2009

The Two Faces of Rep. John Boehner: Is the Dow Jones Obama's Fault Or Not, Sir? (UPDATED)

Here's House Minority Leader John Boehner as the Dow Jones continued to falter back in march:

“The president certainly remains popular, but his policies are becoming less and less popular,” Boehner said, citing the continuing slide in the financial markets. “Certainly the stock market hasn’t acted very well” since Obama’s inauguration.

As the markets continue to falter, Republicans are becoming more confident in their criticisms of the president — some have already taken to using the phrase “the Obama economy.”

Here's Boehner on the news that the Dow Jones has hit the 10,000 mark two days ago:

“The American people understand that unemployment is almost at 10 percent, they understand that they might be next so there are concerns about the economy,” Boehner said. [...]

Boehner said the stock market’s rebound is a reaction to the extreme shock from earlier this year, but it says little more than that.

At the end of the day, the American people aren’t looking at the stock market in terms of putting food on the table,” Boehner said. “They want jobs, and they want them now.”

Adds a whole new dimension to the word hypocrite, no?

LOL!

UPDATE I:

It's not just John Boehner... Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, Rush Limabugh & the Wall Street Journal all blamed Obama for the bad markets after taking office, as you can see in Devilstower's, Down is bad, up is... not important.

Where are they now that the Market has just hit 10,000, a 25% increase since Obama took office?

UPDATE II:

Jed put this video together as a reminder of how the media treated the Dow's continued downward slide just after Obama took office.
Earlier this year conservapundits used the weak performance of the Dow to argue that the Obama Administration had a bad economic plan. Now that it has closed over 10,000, up 25% since Bush left office, what will the sufferers of Obama Derangment Syndrome come up with next?


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