When hashtags collide: Taking Obama to task over headwinds, claim that private sector is ‘doing just fine’

As Twitchy reported earlier, President Obama spun madly today during a briefing on the economy and blathered on about headwinds and such. No ‘thingamajigs,’ though. The most damning part was that President Obama said, with a straight face, that the private sector is “doing just fine.” Unemployed with no job in sight? Whatever. You’re doing just fine. Can’t afford gas for your car? Doing just fine! Horrific jobs report? Shaddup! You’re doing just fine!

Twitter was at the ready to go all in on mocking and it didn’t disappoint. In fact, two hashtags sprung up: #headwinds and #DoingJustFine.


Also #headwinds // “@nationaljournal: After dismal week, Obama pins blame on Europe, GOP http://t.co/yvpHXovF

— Rschrim (@Rschrim) June 8, 2012

#Headwinds From My Father

— David Steinberg (@DavidSPJM) June 8, 2012

Yes, and they're #doingjustfine RT @hmfearny: Are Headwinds the new ATM?

— Matt (@mdrache) June 8, 2012

Relax, ppl. The bath salts I snorted will kick in soon and then I'll be #doingjustfine

— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) June 8, 2012

#Headwinds keep my #Slurpee cold!

— Slim Pickens (@Mattie96) June 8, 2012

Chevy Volt sales? #DoingJustFine #headwinds

— David Steinberg (@DavidSPJM) June 8, 2012

Countdown with Keith Olbermann #doingjustfine

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) June 8, 2012

I'm sure we'll next hear from Obama that WI unions are #doingjustfine.

— Snowed In (@snowed_in) June 8, 2012

Ed Shultz Tuesday night #doingjustfine

— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) June 8, 2012

I would've been #doingjustfine if it weren't for the #headwinds against my dumb ideas.

— Ron (@ConSpearyC) June 8, 2012

Millions of people without jobs. #DoingJustFine

— Doc (@Doc_68W_) June 8, 2012

Soda in NYC. #DoingJustFine

— CatsPolitics (@CatsPolitics) June 8, 2012


Senate budget #DoingJustFine

— Jim Jamitis (@anthropocon) June 8, 2012

Tom Barrett campaign #doingjustfine

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) June 8, 2012

Air America #DoingJustFine

— Jim Jamitis (@anthropocon) June 8, 2012

GM has lost $16 billion according to latest figures, but Obama thinks the bailout program's #doingjustfine

— Kyle Becker (@kylenbecker) June 8, 2012

MMFA effort to get Rush off the air #DoingJustFine

— Jim Jamitis (@anthropocon) June 8, 2012

David Axelrod's week #doingjustfine

— SunnyRight (@sunnyright) June 8, 2012

"The private sector is doing just fine" is going to haunt Obama like Kerry's "I voted for it before I voted against it" #doingjustfine

— Aaron (@ARevFTW) June 8, 2012

Yep. Worse, people understand that he didn’t misspeak; he actually meant that. To Obama, government jobs are all that matter. The State should control all. Representative Ellison said as much last week; the most disappointing jobs numbers to him were cuts in government jobs.


Talk about out of touch. Well, the Ivory Tower is doing just fine.

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