Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Obama campaign chief David Axelrod told Chris Wallace that he never used the term “recovery summer,” during an exchange they had about the economy. Like his boss, Axelrod backtracked, claiming that he never said and asked Wallace for a tape of him saying it.
Here’s what was said.
Wallace: Didn’t this White House badly misjudge this recovery? I remember in 2010, two summers ago, you and Vice President Biden were running around talking about ‘Recovery Summer.’ That was the summer of 2010 and the fact is the White House said if you got the stimulus, the $800 billion that unemployment would stay under 8%. In fact, with the stimulus, unemployment has stayed over 8% for the last 42 months. That’s three and a half years.
Axelrod: Chris, first of all, I wasn’t running around saying anything other than that we were going to have to be persistent. That it took years to get in this mess, it was going to take years to get out –
Wallace: You talking about ‘Recovery Summer’ in 2010, sir.
Axelrod: Well you should show me the tape of me saying that. I’ve been very consistent about the fact that we need to be very persistent in our efforts here.
Well we don’t need a tape. It’s been in the record now for two years. On June 17, 2010 Mike Allen, from Politico, wrote:
Vice President Joe Biden today will kick off the Obama administration’s “Recovery Summer,” a six-week-long push designed to highlight the jobs accompanying a surge in stimulus-funded projects to improve highways, parks, drinking water and other public works.
David Axelrod, a senior adviser to the president, said: “This summer will be the most active Recovery Act season yet, with thousands of highly-visible road, bridge, water and other infrastructure projects breaking ground across the country, giving the American people a first-hand look at the Recovery Act in their own backyards and making it crystal clear what the cost would have been of doing nothing.”
Even the liberals aren’t buying what Axelrod and Obama are selling.
This entire administration is losing it. First Barack Obama says that he didn’t say “You didn’t build that,” then the American Future Funds made an ad in which they quote him saying it in context and refute his claims that his words were taken out of context, and now Axelrod is apparently unaware that he said what he did two summers ago about the economy and it’s still in the tank. Liberals never learn what our parents taught us as kids: Your lies will eventually catch up to you or as the Scriptures declare “Be sure your sins will find you out.”