And with that, the hilarity began.

Press secretary Carney said that the economy is totally poised for growth, despite the negative GDP report. With a straight face! Now there isn’t a laser-like focus on jobs; there is a laser-like focus on being poised. And what’s the rush anyway, right? Funemployment! 

Twitter users quickly gasped for breath and the mocking began in earnest.

Enter the always glorious Ace of Spades and fellow happy warriors.

And, win.

Heh. Never change, Twitter. And keep it coming.

 

  • http://twitter.com/stupid_republic Stupid Republic

    Poised for growth? The only way that happens if there are resignations en masse in the Executive Branch and Senate majority leadership.

  • Jack Deth

    Hasn’t our economy been “poised for growth” since the second day of Obama’s first term in office?

    I swear I have heard that phrase ad nauseum. To the point that it has become meaningless, false and embarrassing.

    Kind of like the complete over use of “startling”, “surprisingly” and “unpredicted” when referring to the lack of inertia and slow downward spiral of the economy.

    • grais

      Back in the day (2009-2012) the bad economic news was always “unexpected.”

      • Jack Deth

        That was the word I was missing!

        Thanks, grais!

      • Jack Deth

        That was the word I was missing!

        Thanks, grais!

  • SpelChekPlz

    Media poised to become objective

  • NCRelite

    Soledad O’brien poised to take over television

  • RightThinking1

    The President speaking at the Solydra plant: “We are poised to generate countless new jobs..,”
    Ironically, he was right…, they did prove to be countless.

  • Jd1367

    Obviously Carney has been getting elocution lessons from Tom Menino, he meant to say “paused”

  • V the K

    Millions of illegals “poised to” become new Repubican voters <<<< John McCain actually believes this.

  • V the K

    Millions of illegals “poised to” become new Repubican voters <<<< John McCain actually believes this.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    “Poised” for growth? Is that like, “On your mark………Get set …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    “Poised” for growth? Is that like, “On your mark………Get set …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  • Ariadnea

    Just like Dahmer and Manson are poised for Vatican Sainthood!

  • Ariadnea

    Just like Dahmer and Manson are poised for Vatican Sainthood!

  • gensec

    Obama is “poised” to take responsibility for the state of the economy.

  • gensec

    Obama is “poised” to take responsibility for the state of the economy.

  • dwsmokin

    Darn, we’ve been “poised” for so long I’m startin’ to get a cramp! When do we actually move forward?

  • RogueRose

    We go from 3.1% growth in the 3rd quarter, to -0.1% contraction in 4th quarter (that’s -3.2% loss).. and that’s supposed to convince me we’re now “poised” for growth? Guess “math is still hard” at the wh…

  • RogueRose

    We go from 3.1% growth in the 3rd quarter, to -0.1% contraction in 4th quarter (that’s -3.2% loss).. and that’s supposed to convince me we’re now “poised” for growth? Guess “math is still hard” at the wh…

  • disqus_eric

    John McCain and Mitt Romney are “poised” to win the presidency.

  • Citizen0000

    Obama poised to tell the truth, eventually

  • Citizen0000

    Obama poised to tell the truth, eventually

  • Citizen0000

    NPR this morning said the economic contraction was unexpected and was due to Republicans talking about lower taxes and spending cuts during fiscal cliff debates. NPR is poised to be non partisan.

  • Citizen0000

    NPR this morning said the economic contraction was unexpected and was due to Republicans talking about lower taxes and spending cuts during fiscal cliff debates. NPR is poised to be non partisan.

  • http://twitter.com/rashiedrushing Rashied Rushing

    The economy’s been poised for growth 4 years and running now!

  • http://twitter.com/rashiedrushing Rashied Rushing

    The economy’s been poised for growth 4 years and running now!

  • orringtonmom (D)

    i’ve been poised to hear the truth about benghazi for months now…