This is what desperation looks like:

From CNBC:

While gridlock in D.C. is nothing new, “this time I think Wall Street should be concerned,” Obama said.

While saying that he doesn’t make decisions based on the performance of the stock market, the president nonetheless said that the current impasse could have a huge impact on business.

“It is important for [Wall Street] to recognize that this is going to have a profound impact on our economy and their bottom lines, their employees and their shareholders,” Obama said.

What is the purpose of these remarks, other than to drum up fear?


Parting food for thought from Ace:

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

  • Sum Ting Wong

    Should have issued the same statement to our ambassador in Benghazi last year.

  • https://gigglescreativecorner.com/Production/ E L Frederick

    “That’s a nice stock market you have there, would be a shame for something to happen to it…” – Obama

    • CSG

      Yeah. Like rise^

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

      absolutely, and with the approaching debt-limit and budget battle, I will not be surprised in the least if Obama decides to do a final scorched earth and bring down the economy, and as much of the nation, as he can in a moment of pure spite and revenge for people rejecting him as a god-king.

      • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

        I’ve been saying this for the last 5 years.

        • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

          Same here, Obama is a madman, and capable of anything.

          Sometimes I have felt like my efforts to spread the word to others has been useless. Now at least some have awakened, and others have been warning as well from the beginning.

  • Richard J Sunkle

    Full economic jihad at the hands of the narcissist in chief.

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      Screwim! “The Guard dies, but never surrenders!”

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

      it is more than jihad, if he cannot get his way, Obama will go scorched earth and reduce the economy to rubble.

  • Lftcoaster

    Obama is upset that the stock market rose on the first day of his Government shut down.

    • ELC

      Its called getting even.

      • ked5

        or as valdermort said “payback”.

        • WhoMeToo

          “Vote for revenge”

    • grais

      He’s also upset that WWII vets didn’t stand behind the Barry-cades and blame it on the GOP.
      He’s so far in over his head….

      • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I have to say, any day Obama is rolled by 90 year olds in wheelchairs is a good day. Two in a row is priceless.

  • Richard Wayne

    You’re in for a shock if you really think the market deserves to be as elevated as it is. ANY slowdown in gov’t spending or fed tapering will bring it back to earth. (which is a good thing for those who don’t mindlessly throw money at poor valuations.)

  • Steve__Jacobson

    Is going to have Bernanke stop propping up Wall Street with the $85 billion he’s printing every month?

  • ELC

    May the stock market give the middle finger to barryboy the failure prez.

  • RevengeVoter

    I’m old enough to remember when the Democrats lambasted the GOP of ‘rooting for failure..’

    • World B. Free

      You don’t have to be very old for that, they’re still doing it every day.

      • ObamaFail

        They claim that the GOP root for failure, as they themselves are rooting for failure. They blame the GOP for the economy, as they themselves refuse to pass budgets, increase spending and put job killing regulations in place. They blame the GOP for shutting down the government, as they kill all 3 bills the GOP passed to prevent a shut down. Blaming Republicans are all they have. They can’t use their records to brag, so all they can do is try to tear down the GOP to distract the moronic cretins who get tingly over voting Democrat from the reality.

        • Billie Slash

          Even the Roman Empire met its demise. Unrestrained hubris was a factor.

  • grais

    friggin’ thug

  • RblDiver

    They should be concerned indeed. The longer the shutdown, the higher it should go, as businesses show that gov’t regulation has a negative impact. Thus, the longer they can go without, the better they’ll do!

  • KateNE

    We have a President who wants us all to suffer so he can win political points. And everyone who voted for him or stayed home is just as guilty as he is.

    • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I’m sorry, but ESPECIALLY those who stayed home. Yea, Romney may not have been the best candidate and you may have disagreed with him on some things, but he would have been far and away better than what we have now. And you “I stayed home because…..” people, you let this happen.

      • The Penguin


      • KateNE


      • Bill Phillips

        Or wasted their vote on Ron Paul!

  • TJ

    Never let a crisis go to waste even if you have to manufacture the crisis, hype the crisis and lie about it being a crisis.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Sad fact is, Obama’s working harder now than before the government shutdown.

    • redheadgrl



    Hope it crashes and burns. Since Obummercare just rolled out yesterday, Obummer has absolutely NOBODY to blame for this but himself. The myth of Leftism will die.

  • The Penguin

    Okay Libs…can you see him now?

    • ICOYAR

      They all hate Wall Street anyway. Look at the Occupy Movement, which aims to impoverish more people through anarchy.

      • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Yea well, when their parents lose their jobs and they can no longer get ipad paid for by mommy and daddy, maybe their attitude will change a bit.

      • The Penguin

        It will affect Everyone if there’s a crash.

        • ObamaFail

          But the Dems will still celebrate if it happened, because then they could have the fringe left media help them blame Republicans.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Only Penguin when they get free OBamaGlasses…;)

  • ked5

    of course he wants a crisis. can’t let a good crisis go to waste.

  • Jack Deth


    Take the worst parts of Lionel Atwill’s copious cinematic Super Villains.
    Add a heaping helping of Walter White’s and Heisenberg’s mechanical mayhem.
    To the inner mental capacities of a spoiled to death five year old.

    And you have Obama!

    Mmmmmmmm, Mmmmmmmm, Mmmmm.

    More than willing to destroy the country to prove a point. And have his own way!

  • laura_PH

    From the CNBC article – “On Obamacare, the president’s most significant legislative accomplishment, Obama said that despite certain polls showing it was unpopular with specific segments of the population—namely white people—the law would ultimately be accepted by the population at large. Tenets of the bill are popular among “all races” the president said. “The majority of the people who will be helped by the ACA will be white,” he said.”

    Right. Because the ONLY reason to criticize Obamacare is you’re a racist, but out of the goodness of his heart, Obama will even help those stupid racist white people who hate him…

    Jesus. This guy is simply unbelievable.

  • disqus_eric

    34 states also happen to be the same number of states that opted out of implementing O’Care online enrollments.


  • Stu Gotts

    “Who will rid me of that meddlesome priest?”

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    This is an Evil, Evil Sick Individual In Our Whitehouse!

  • socalcon

    Obama’s latest salvo in the ‘War of the Elderly’.

  • Sum Ting Wong

    This is the same arrogant d who is building extremely tall walls and barricades so that the WWII vets can’t even get a glimpse of their memorial.

  • ObamaFail

    Obama and the Dems will not be satisfied until every inch of the country they hate more than anything looks like Detroit, which was turned into a toilet because of 50 years of consecutive Democrat policies.

  • ObamaFail

    So to recap on today’s Democrat talking points:


    Barack Obama: The stock market should be worried, because if the Republicans don’t bow to me, I’m going to make sure things get bad just so I can blame it on them.

  • http://www.unifiedpatriots.com/ JadedByPolitics

    Bottom line is America and Americans conservative Americans will keep rolling along despite these hateful Marxists!

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    A verrrrrrry sick, sick person…

  • http://macsen573.wix.com/overdrive Macsen Overdrive ✓re-rolled

    Fitting image on the Twitchy front page: Nero Obama lights the fire, then plays golf while America burns.

  • Brett the Brit

    He forgot to mention the pitchforks.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    There is a terrorist living in my White House.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      We 10000000000000 X up Vote, Michelle!

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    OCrapper sees that Son of OCrap (aka OCrapCare) is about to get flushed down the sewer where it belongs. He doesn’t want that, so he’s shooting something else out his porthole to destroy this nation, Our Beloved Country. He’s seeking to torpedo the economy by wishing to wipe his backside with Wall Street’s demise. When he could give a rats a_ _ about http://www.usdebtclock.org. Despot.Narcissist.

    Don’t fall for it.

  • jeanie6

    He’ll be taking his own stuff down with it. He’s so POed now, I wouldn’t put anything past him.

    • ljam

      Oh, he’ll pass an Executive Order that exempts his massive holdings (which have grown exponentially while in the White House, BTW) from any market shift which is not beneficial to him. #imperialpresident #isit2016yet?

  • CSG

    Thanks so much for your totally uninvited opinion Mr. Obama. Especially since you are so very knowledgeable about management , financial markets and resolving issues appropriately. Thanks for stretching your skills so far. WOOPS! That stretchy thing SNAPPED!! Now it’s totally—gone. Like it never existed.
    Guess it was a hallucination. No skills, no knowledge. No nothin’.

  • Rufus Putnum

    I: for one; would like to see Wall Street take a hair cut. However; that never happens. They make their money either way the wind blows. This should prove beyond any doubt where this president stands with Wall Street. He is no different.

  • Joel Stephen Gehrke

    Does everybody understand that both parties are proposing spending in excess of $3.5 trillion? how valid is this “Republican good/Democrat bad” division anymore?

  • blue_persuasion

    I came up with this analogy yesterday, and it’s proving true with each passing day: Saying that Obama is just trying to fix America is like a person suffering from Munchausen’s by Proxy saying they’re just trying to help their child.

  • blue_persuasion

    My analogy of this piece of dog dung.