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Tappered

Love this from the White House press briefing today:

TAPPER: Jay, in the last few days Democrats have expressed real concern about not only the economy but what it says about the president’s prospects for re-election, and with him, the House and Senate and who will control them. Is the President hearing from these Democrats? What is the concern — does the President share the concern that somehow there’s been a tipping point reached, that the economy is now headed in the wrong direction, not just a blip, but in the last two months were revised downward, and the president will not be able to make the argument that the economy — as he has as recently as March — that job growth is happening, it’s accelerating and that his prospects for re-election are weaker? Is he at all concerned about this?

CARNEY: Jake, the president is focused far less on his job than on the jobs of the American people. That’s what he works on every day. That is what drives all of the economic proposals that he has put forward.

TAPPER: Well not today, right? Today he has fundraisers –

Carney just went right on with his talking point, no beats skipped. But I always get a kick out of Tapper’s exceedingly polite signal jamming.

Daniel FosterDaniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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