Brit Hume has been known to toss down the ol’ “OMG” — when mocking the “largest conference ever devoted to female orgasm,” for example — but this time, it’s Jay Carney who has Hume OMGing.

Well, Carney’s lips were moving so

“What we see happening with this Republican strategy is a willingness to threaten the very foundation of the world’s greatest economic power, the economy that basically stabilizes the entire world economic system, and that is a very risky proposition,” Carney said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Carney said the fear is that the government shutdown is “the trailer to a movie” of the strategy Republicans are going to apply to the upcoming debt ceiling, which the U.S. will reach on Oct. 17.

Others on Twitter were similarly taken with Carney’s mendacity:

First it was just the American economy.  Now it’s the world economy.  What’s next, the intergalactic monetary trade system?

  • Yeah I Said It

    Mendacity? Was “Cat on a hot tin roof” on last night?

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      I had to look it up, even though it was somewhat obvious in context.

    • Clete Torres ✓ᵈⁱˢᵍʳᵒⁿⁱᶠⁱᵉᵈ

      You’re right. Beguilement would have been a better term.


    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Brick: “I’ve always wondered– just what IS the great ‘accomplishment’ of a ‘cat on a hot tin roof’?”

      Maggie: “Just being able to stay on it, I guess.”

      What’s the great accomplishment of Barack Obama? Just being there, I guess.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        “What’s the great accomplishment of Barack Obama? Just being there, I guess.”

        Well, that *IS* basically what he got the Nobel for…

        • Kakarot

          Chauncey Gardner Lives!

      • mrbeverage

        funny you mention, just, being there. i see the resemblance of Chance the gardener and Obama the president.

  • Robert Sullivan

    carney is like a kids doll you pull the string anything can come out of its mouth

  • Gloves Donahue

    Carney is never going to get his bagboy job at the Safeway back.

    He’d have to be retrained and learn not to smirk at customers.

    • terry mcclinton

      Oh Raiders….you just had the most clever comment I’ve read today….Yes!

  • Clayton Grant

    Wash DC should be renamed Menda City.

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      Too appropriate.

    • ceemack

      Most Democrats wouldn’t get it.

      • E Quilibrate

        Ain’t THAT the truth

  • John Howard

    Mendacity and Jay Carney are like hand in glove.

  • Magnifico

    I always thought it would be very stressful to be a Democrat press secretary, but this guy seems to relish lying.

    • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

      Democrats have a different verb for “lying.” They call it “talking.”

      • stuart little

        Like the old saying, “How can you tell when a Democrat is lying? His/her lips are moving.”

        • TexasMom2012

          Or simply thinking…

          • E Quilibrate

            That would have to be, “metaphorically speaking”.

    • Steve__Jacobson

      He was at Time Magazine before becoming press secretary so he has plenty of practice at lying.

      • Kakarot

        Ah! Didn’t know that, Steve. Thanks.

        That explains a lot.

  • JackLifton

    This entire situation has been a wake up call to those who think that out-of-touch gerontocrats like the eighth decade twins, Reid and Pelosi, have their fingers on America’s pulse. I don’t know to whom these two are talking with the dire threats of the end of civilization, but they need to be reminded that the society indeed coming to an end is the hereditary oligarchic aristocracy of Washington, DC. If anyone in non-essential it is the current Congress and WH group of incompetent managers

  • CombatDiver

    Maybe I’m just to “stoopid” to understand or grasp the concept, but when did the government/obama-care become the economy?

    • Bitter Clinger

      That was MY reaction as well. These thugs are so government/D.C. centric that that is all they know. They live in a bubble surrounded by a swamp inhabited by arrogant know-it-all gangsters.

      • TexasMom2012

        HT Churchill!!!

  • Apostic

    Wondering what it would take to get a “WTF” out of pro like Hume.

  • Ender Wiggin

    Mendacity. Isn’t that Jay Carney’s middle name?

    • Rafael J Godinez

      No, that would be as licker.

  • BeevaloBill

    Well, mission accomplished then.

    Apparently the Democrats in the Senate and the Obama Administration are deep cover Republicans because they have successfully degraded and, in some sectors, destroyed the economy.

  • Moue La Moue

    I always hear that horrid carnival music whenever Carney is on the t.v. I wonder why?

    • TeaPartyReaganConservative

      Oh, you mean the Carney-val.. lol..

  • SideTraKd

    It takes a full blown case of libtard to equate the government with the economy.

  • The Jackal

    These people just boggle my mind!

  • alanstorm

    I, for one, am shocked speechless when he tells the truth.

    Fortunately, it doesn’t happen often.

    • TexasMom2012

      Did he ever? I must have missed it.

  • Rafael J Godinez

    obambi warned the markets they should be worried. what a jack as.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Does that mean Democrats are threatening to destroy the world economy by exempting themselves to Obamacare and causing the government shutdown?

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    So the new game plan for democrats is to steal the republican’s game plan, and claim it’s their game plan, and always has been..

    159 years of GOP: We’re trying to be frugal and save the economy. Oh, and free the slaves.

    1 month of DNC: We’re trying to be frugal and save the economy. Oh, and free the slaves.

  • jukin

    As the evil democrat party gets closer to losing, expect the rhetoric to go to 11.

  • Acethepug

    To be fair to Carney, why NOT lie? He and President Petulant have been doing so for over five years now, with the explicit aid of the Media.

    It’s not like he or his boss will suffer any penalties for it. We have Democratic Congressmen calling Republicans “jihadists,” Reid and Obama outright saying that they won’t negotiate, and the very reporter Reid slammed by demonstrating he is either stupid or lying about how the House can “pick and choose” (hint: Power of the Purse comes from the Constitution) what to fund spinning the story to STILL slam the Right.

    There’s no real downside to Carney lying. If there are no external penalties, and one has no shame or personal integrity (seems to be a default setting for this Administration and its defenders), where is the negative? Why WOULDN’T you lie?

    Sad, but true. Now, if Carney were in real fear of being sued, or losing his job, it would be different.

    But when the President himself lies almost every time he speaks …

  • Deborah Hallsted

    Googled “circus carney” and saw “Images for circus carney” RIGHT there -pictures of circuses and Jay Carney; priceless.