The president’s blame and spin extravaganza was expected at 10:15 a.m. EDT today. He showed up for the news briefing at 10:39 a.m.

Obama’s attempt to spin last week’s dismal economic news began immediately.

Too early for drinking games?

Too early? Clearly she’s not our kind of people. Oh “headwinds,” what would we do without you?

https://twitter.com/ElChaddoLoco/status/211114997273739265

Say cheese!

And everything old is new again:

The president took questions from reporters after his statement, carefully not releasing any actual news at the “news” briefing.

In between blaming Republicans and those sinister headwinds, Obama offered empty platitudes on the economy:

He also slammed those evil austerity measures, or as we like to call them, fiscal sanity:

Obama took one question on the leaking of classified information by his administration.

https://twitter.com/NathanWurtzel/status/211113781948977154

He declined to comment on the Wisconsin recall election.

https://twitter.com/PaulNBlake/status/211112277414391809

Heh.

Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Eric Cantor will deliver a response this afternoon.

Update:

Twitter immediately weighs in to school Obama on his absurd “private sector is doing fine” claim.