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Like a record, baby: Obama spins madly at last minute briefing on the economy, blames ‘headwinds’; Update: Calls leak allegations ‘offensive’ and ‘wrong’

http://twitter.com/#!/ABCNewsLive/status/211098388148649986

The president’s blame and spin extravaganza was expected at 10:15 a.m. EDT today. He showed up for the news briefing at 10:39 a.m.

Obama broke through the #headwinds and made it to his presser 25 minutes late. #winningthefuture #orsomething

— Brittany Cover (@bccover) June 8, 2012

Obama: 20+ minutes late to his presser, 3+ years late to the economy.

— Teri Christoph (@TeriChristoph) June 8, 2012

If you show up a half-hour late for your own press conference on why the economy sucks, #YouMightBeObama.

— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) June 8, 2012

Obama’s attempt to spin last week’s dismal economic news began immediately.

Obama keeps spinning like that he's gonna puke.

— Eric H. (@ericinva) June 8, 2012

"The fact is job growth in this recovery has been stronger than it was in the last recession." — President Obama

— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) June 8, 2012

"The solutions to these problems are hard. But there are solutions." — Obama

— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) June 8, 2012

Obama saying his jobs plan from last year would have added 1M jobs. Remember when his stimulus kept unemployment under 8%?

— Brittany Cover (@bccover) June 8, 2012

"The housing market is stabilizing & begining to come back in many parts of the country." @BarackObama

— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) June 8, 2012

Obama blaming congress for not passing jobs bill

— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) June 8, 2012

Shorter POTUS: If the legislative branch didn't exist, everyone in America would have a job.

— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) June 8, 2012

"Spain and Italy have embarked on smart structural reforms" – President Obama

— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) June 8, 2012

Dear @BarackObama – Just because you call something a 'jobs bill' doesn't mean it would create jobs.

— Brent Teichman (@BrentTeichman) June 8, 2012

"If Republicans want to be helpful…what they should be thinking about is how do we help state and local governments." — Obama

— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) June 8, 2012

Obama: "The private sector is doing fine. Where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy is in state and local government."

— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) June 8, 2012

Obama: Republicans are promoting policies that "would add weakness to the economy."

— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) June 8, 2012

Pot meet kettle: Obama says Greece needs to stop spending more than it takes in. #headwinds

— AAN (@AAN) June 8, 2012

Obama: "The private sector is doing fine." Are you kidding me? Those #headwinds are making Team Obama mighty delusional.

— Matt Pinnell (@mattpinnell) June 8, 2012

Too early for drinking games?

HEADWINDS!

— Joe Pounder (@PounderFile) June 8, 2012

You guys, it's too early for drinking games. #headwinds

— Juana Summers (@jmsummers) June 8, 2012

Too early? Clearly she’s not our kind of people. Oh “headwinds,” what would we do without you?

Obama should ask Congress to ban headwinds.

— jon gabriel (@exjon) June 8, 2012

the biggest headwinds are the ones in his own head.

— Sarah (@sarahbellumd) June 8, 2012

Obama talks about #headwinds, but all I can do is #headdesk.

— Kevin Eder (@keder) June 8, 2012

https://twitter.com/ElChaddoLoco/status/211114997273739265

Say cheese!

The view http://t.co/V6lElWW1

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 8, 2012

And everything old is new again:

Obama gave this same statement months ago when he introduced jobs plan. Or at least VERY similar.

— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) June 8, 2012

This Obama presser on the economy is the same one he's given for 4 yrs. Wash, rinse, repeat.

— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) June 8, 2012

The president took questions from reporters after his statement, carefully not releasing any actual news at the “news” briefing.

What's odd about this presser is that it seems clearly aimed at changing the conversation on economy but there's no news made.

— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) June 8, 2012

Oh, Obama must really support women — he's calling on the female reporters first. Where do I get my bumper sticker?

— Teri Christoph (@TeriChristoph) June 8, 2012

What's the objective behind this presser? Elaborate way to say a warm goodbye to @carenbohan?

— Sam Youngman (@samyoungman) June 8, 2012

In between blaming Republicans and those sinister headwinds, Obama offered empty platitudes on the economy:

Obama: "people in this town should be focused on doing everything we can to keep our economy growing & our country strong"

— White House Live (@WHLive) June 8, 2012

Obama: "the most important thing we can do is to make sure that we have a strong, robust economy"

— White House Live (@WHLive) June 8, 2012

He also slammed those evil austerity measures, or as we like to call them, fiscal sanity:

Obama: Engaging in excess austerity too quickly can make it harder to pay debts

— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) June 8, 2012

Obama took one question on the leaking of classified information by his administration.

"The writers have stated that (these leaks) didn't come from the White House" – President Obama

— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) June 8, 2012

#Obama: "We don't play with that…That's not how we operate" #leaks

— WLSAM890 (@wlsam890) June 8, 2012

"Zero tolerance for classified leaks (we) will conduct a through investigation into allegations of purposeful releases" – President Obama

— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) June 8, 2012

Pres Obama calls it "offensive" & "wrong" for anyone to speculate that WH would deliberately leak classified material for political gain.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 8, 2012

Not to parse Obama's words, but "offensive" and "wrong" to speculate on leaking info isn't the same as denying it happened.

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) June 8, 2012

He declined to comment on the Wisconsin recall election.

https://twitter.com/PaulNBlake/status/211112277414391809

Heh.

Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Eric Cantor will deliver a response this afternoon.

Boehner and Cantor will have an avail at 12:30 to respond to Obama.

— Mike O'Brien (@mpoindc) June 8, 2012

Update:

Twitter immediately weighs in to school Obama on his absurd “private sector is doing fine” claim.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/08/like-a-record-baby-obama-spins-madly-at-last-minute-briefing-on-the-economy-blames-headwinds/

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