Rumor is now NewSpeak for “anything stupid that President Obama says.” You see, President Obama’s super awesome plan includes creating a Secretary of Business. Because, you know, not enough bureaucracy is the problem. And silly rubes don’t understand the nuance-y nuance between a Secretary of Business and Secretary of Commerce. To be fair, at least he didn’t make it a Czar this time.

Twitter users, including Secretary Rumsfeld, were quick to point out the idiocy of President Obama’s idea.

Today, Romney is out with a new ad, rightfully slamming the ridiculous notion. And guess what? Little lapdog Chuck Todd of NBC/MSNBC was at the ready to wag his tail and bury a bone for Obama.

Oh, it was just a rumor, you see! When President Obama specifically says something, it didn’t actually happen until the lapdogs convene and decide if he actually meant it or not. Until then? Just a rumor, you wingnuts!

More from The Huffington Post:

Speaking to the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Monday, Obama said a Secretary of Business would serve to consolidate several commerce-related government agencies, a plan he originally proposed in January.

“We should have one Secretary of Business, instead of nine different departments that are dealing with things like getting loans to SBA [the Small Business Administration] or helping companies with exports,” Obama said Monday. “There should be a one-stop shop.”

Nothing to see here, move along. Obama saying, “We should have one Secretary of Business” doesn’t actually mean he said we should have one Secretary of Business. It’s just a rumor!

More Twitter users give pitiful Chuck Todd the business.

Todd then tries to walk it back. Y’all don’t get his nuance-y nuance, either!

He fails.


As for Romney’s ad on this “rumor?” Boom!

“Why not have a president who actually understands business?” a narrator in the ad says. “Under Obama, millions of people can’t find work. And more families on welfare and a record number of Americans on food stamps. Mitt Romney understands business, knows how to create jobs and get our economy moving. He’s done it before, he can do it again.”


  • detroit19

    Great ad!

  • soJa

    Very good ad. Romney is clearly the only choice. Voting for Obama is insanity unless you reside in a fantasy land like hollyweird.
    As far as the rampant shoddy “reporting” goes; the MSM is truly pathetic and beyond hope.

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    ” when Obama says he’ll do something, it’s a “rumor” ‘

    Well so far, everything he’s ever said about fixing the economy, putting people to work, healing the nation, and making peace in the world is nothing but rumors, so why should this be any different? Chuck’s right!

    • Koker

      “Rumor” must be their new spin word for “Lying again”

  • RDPortland

    Voters will overwhelmingly vote on the economy. For whatever paltry true undecideds are left, statements such as this reinforce the idea of Obama as a rank amateur when it comes to business and the economy.

  • Paul C.

    R&R 2012……. is the only choice.

  • jdog

    As Crowder would say: That’s gonna leave a mark.

  • Owen007

    How dare Romney use Obama’s own words against him? That’s, like, cheating or something.

    “when Obama says he’ll do something, it’s a “rumor””

    There is some basis to that. After all, Obama said he’d fix the economy and cut the deficit, and his results are worth about as much as a rumor.

  • SClanding

    Well to be fair to Chuck Todd….when you have your head as far up Obama’s posterior as Chuckie usualy does, it takes time for such things to filter down with Barry’s Tuesday lunch.

    • lainer51

      LOL LOL LOL LOL !!

  • Gallatin

    Dear President Romney: president obowmao has just admitted that government isn’t very efficient when it comes to business; so he suggests streamlining in to a new secretary of business. I suggest something different; just close the 9 departments that obowmao references. That should do the trick very nicely.

    • lainer51

      Or giving the go-ahead for Keystone Pipeline… call me crazy, but I think that would create more jobs than some secretary of business sycophant.

      • Gallatin


  • Julian Chan

    They might be right….It could be a rumor. Turns out, hope and change was a rumor too…have not seen that in the last 4 years…

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      It’s not a tumor!

      Oh. That says ‘rumor’..

  • Steve_J

    Not sure if Todd and Toure aren’t the same person. Neither one can admit they said something dumb.

  • walterc

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that how we got Homeland Security? To put several agencies responsible for security under one cabinet level secretary? That worked out so well. Another level of bureaucrats and the agencies still don’t talk to each other.

  • SAndrews

    Maybe that Secretary of ‘Splaining Things could help illuminate the differences between the Secretary of Business and the Secretary of Commerce. I’m sure he was misquoted. He probably wants to create a Secretary of Mind Your Own Business to handle the Benghazi questions.

  • EastValleyConservative

    Have you ever seen Chuck Todd at the press pool? He comes off as a real tool who smooches O-butt acting like he is an usher and bodyguard. Pathetic.

  • EastValleyConservative

    Have you ever seen Chuck Todd at the press pool? He comes off as a real tool who smooches O-butt acting like he is an usher and bodyguard. Pathetic.

  • joe price

    The only plan that Obama has is to infiltrate the United States with his terrorist Muslim Brotherhood ! Remove him now !

  • GaryTheBrave

    I think Chuck Todd got bit by autocoWrecks. He likely meant tumor.

  • AUBraves

    But… but… but Obama said he will do what he says he will do. He said he would create a Secretary of Business so undoubtedly we have one on the way.

  • Kandy

    Why not just make him a czar? I mean after all, Obama loves his czars.

  • DavidKramer

    Boy, these smart people sure have to clarify what they mean an awful lot. Chuckie baby, go lie by your dish.

  • dwsmokin

    Do these reporters have any idea how utterly ignorant they appear when they attempt to “save” the President from something he has said? They’re either on the payroll or totally inebriated by the Kool Aid. Either way they appear foolish.

  • dwsmokin

    When my son-who is in the 10th grade-heard this he asked “Don’t we already have a Secretary of Commerce?”. Maybe we should put children in charge-Oops, apparently we already have. When high school kids know more about our government design than the President, we have indeed elected a kindergarten White House.