FLASHBACK: Obama Campaigning In '04: Deficit Is "An Enormous Problem"





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Published on May 15, 2012

In 2004 Obama said that he felt that the debt was an enormous problem (October 12, 2004).


  1. 690

    WH Preview Of Tomorrow's Major Econ Speech: "It Is A Campaign Speech"

  2. 691

    Obama: Election Will Be Close Because Times Are Tough, People Frustrated, Incomes Stagnant

  3. 692

    Carney To Reporters: You Need To "Do Your Jobs"

  4. 693

    Holder Doesn't Know How Many Mexican Citizens Have Been Killed By Fast & Furious Weapons

  5. 694

    Holder Always Gives A Different Timeline On When He Knew About Fast and Furious

  6. 695

    Holder Claims Emails Have Nothing To Do With Fast & Furious Despite Emails Citing Fast & Furious

  7. 696

    Holder Has 140,000 Fast And Furious Docs, Only Handed Congressional Investigator 7,600

  8. 697

    Testy WH: There's Nothing Wrong With Profit

  9. 698

    Obama Economic Plan: Go Buy A Thingamajig

  10. 699

    Under Pressure: RNC Forces Jay Carney to Respond To His Blatant Use of False Talking Points

  11. 700

    White House: No Comment On Castro Daughter Getting Visa

  12. 701

    WH Tongue Tied Over Failed Obama Investment in Solyndra

  13. 702

    Obama: "The True Engine Of Economic Growth Will Always Be Companies Like Solyndra"

  14. 703

    Obama In Trouble In Miami

  15. 704

    WH: Obama Campaign Funded "Not From Huge Donors At All"

  16. 705

    Biden on the Auto Bailout: Obama Closed Factories and Laid Off Workers

  17. 706

    First Solar, Which Received DOE $ From Taxpayers, Creates More Jobs Overseas Than In America

  18. 707

    Why is Head Of First Solar selling his stock of the company while getting taxpayer-funded DOE loans?

  19. 708

    DOE Hearing: E-mails Show Direct White House Links To Influence Over Loan Program

  20. 709

    WH On Defense Over Private Equity Mixed Messages

  21. FLASHBACK: Obama Campaigning In '04: Deficit Is "An Enormous Problem"

  22. 711

    Obama: I'm President And People Are Frustrated And Don't Like What They See In Washington

  23. 712

    Obama: "Sometimes I Forget" About The Recession

  24. 713

    Biden On Iran: The United States Was The Problem

  25. 714

    White House Pressed on Human Rights Record

  26. 715

    Obama Attacks "Right to Work Laws" While Speaking to the AFL CIO Conference

  27. 716

    Glib Jay Carney Not Taking Obama's Misuse of Taxpayer $ Seriously

  28. 717

    Carney Pressed To Explain Official Events That Look Like Campaign Events

  29. 718

    WH Pressed To Explain Campaign Travel Masquerading As Official Travel

  30. 719

    Tapper: Where Does The Buck Stop In The White House?

  31. 720

    Obama WH: Bullying And Sexism "May Be The Case" At The NRC

  32. 721

    DOE Loan Guarantee program less willing to adopt GAO recommendations

  33. 722

    DOE Official: The States And Federal Govt. Not Fully prepared to address the stimulus

  34. 723

    DOE Official Would Not Comment on the Over 300 Active Investigations within the DOE

  35. 724

    The Budget Manager Of The DOE Doesn't Have A Clue How Many Vehicles The Department Owns

  36. 725

    DOE Official Estimates a "Paltry" $60 Million A Year Is Spent On Travel By DOE Employees

  37. 726

    White House Vs. DNC: We Won't Be Speech Police

  38. 727

    Mara Liasson: Any Concern Obama Looks Ineffective On Gas Prices

  39. 728

    CNN: If There's Illegal Activity, Why Hasn't Obama Task Force Acted

  40. 729

    WH Can't Cite Example Of Oil Market Manipulation

  41. 730

    WH Won't Speculate Whether Today's Announcement Will Impact Gas Prices

  42. 731

    GSA Officials Tout Website That Doesn't Exist

  43. 732

    GSA Officials "Entitled" To Bonus Despite Obama's "Pay Freeze"

  44. 733

    GSA Western Official Jeff Neely Pleads the Fifth Before Congress

  45. 734

    WH Claims Obama Never Argued Buffett Tax Would Solve Deficit & Debt

  46. 735

    FLASHBACK: In 2010, Obama Praises The Work Culture Of The GSA Administrator

  47. 736

    WH Pressed Again To Explain Obama's Factually Wrong Attack On SCOTUS

  48. 737

    WH Asked if the Mind Reader Paid for by the GSA Understood the President's Comments on SCOTUS

  49. 738

    Obama White House Caught Spinning, Can't Define What A Strong Majority Is

  50. 739

    Obama WH Has Another Bad Day Spinning SCOTUS History

  51. 740

    Asked Why Gas Prices Are Going Up, Biden Gives 11 Minute Answer On Iran, Bombing Oil Fields...

  52. 741

    Carney Dodges Obama 2005 Vote For Energy Tax Cuts

  53. 742

    MF Global Treasurer Edith O'Brien Pleads the Fifth When Questioned About Jon Corzine's Testimony

  54. 743

    Geithner: You're Right, Obama Was A Member Of The Congress I Said He Inherited Problems From

  55. 744

    FAQ @ Today's WH Briefing: Why Won't Obama Talk ObamaCare Today?

  56. 745

    Obama: "But Through The Recovery Act, This Company Received A Loan To Expand Its Operation."

  57. 746

    Obama Tries To Rewrite History On Solyndra

  58. 747

    WH Questioned About Debt Record After Passing New Milestone

  59. 748

    WH Press Corps Laughs At Biden "500 Year" Statement

  60. 749

    Energy Secretary Gives Himself An A Grade For Handling Higher Gas Prices

  61. 750

    WH Can't Say When Their Policies Would Have Impact On Gas Prices

  62. 751

    Obama on Defense - Travels the Country to Spin on Energy

  63. 752

    With Anniversary Approaching, WH Will Only Say That Obama Speaks About ObamaCare "On Occasion"

  64. 753

    Cee Lo Green Flips Off Crowd At Obama Fundraiser

  65. 754

    Vice President Joe Biden Gets Booed at St. Patrick's Day Parade in Pittsburgh

  66. 755

    WH NEC Director Gene Sperling Says People Are Still Hurting In The Obama Economy

  67. 756

    WH NEC Director Gene Sperling Jokes About WH Officials Making Unemployment Projections

  68. 757

    Energy Secretary Says Of Course No One Can Afford A $60 Light Bulb

  69. 758

    Chu Tries To Disavow 2008 Interview Advocating Higher Gas Prices

  70. 759

    Chu: Obama Bundler Not Involved In Solyndra Decision, Only Pressed To Finalize Loan

  71. 760

    DOE Loan Investigator Pressed On DOE Loan Failures

  72. 761

    Senator Barrasso (R-WY) Questions Bonuses Given At Taxpayer-Funded, Bankrupt Energy Companies

  73. 762

    Obama Pressed On Base Closure In Pennsylvania

  74. 763

    Administration admits ending subsidies has nothing to do with gas prices

  75. 764

    WH Questioned about Bill Maher Contribution To Obama Super Pac

  76. 765

    WH Pressed on OFA Involvement With Taxpayer-Funded Events

  77. 766

    WH Press Secretary: Obama Did Make Calls To Kill Keystone

  78. 767

    Holder Stumped By Harry Reid Recess Precedent

  79. 768

    Chu: IG Investigating Matter Of Solyndra Layoffs Being Politically Timed

  80. 769

    Obama: High Gas Prices Are Hurting Families

  81. 770

    Chu: Despite DOE Loan Failures, I Would Give Myself An A-Minus

  82. 771

    Chu Pressed To Answer For Obama's Lack Of Energy Policy

  83. 772

    Anybody who says Keystone will lower gas prices is "blowing a lot of smoke"

  84. 773

    ABC's Jake Tapper Asks About Another Company Receiving Dept. of Energy $ Laying Off Workers

  85. 774

    Carney Says WH Unaware Of Own Secretary Of Energy's Answer On Gas Prices

  86. 775

    Bernanke: "The Job Market Remains Far From Normal"

  87. 776

    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Sets Salazar Straight On Driling

  88. 777

    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Corrects Administration And Democrat Talking Points On Drilling Permits

  89. 778

    Holder Doesn't Understand Need For Provision Preventing "Fast & Furious" Type Operations

  90. 779

    Holder Refuses To Call "Fast & Furious" A Mistake

  91. 780

    WH Gets Asked About the Future of the Keystone Pipeline

  92. 781

    Tapper: Why Is Obama Acting "Indignant" About Higher Gas Prices When He Campaigned On It

  93. 782

    Obama In 2008 Promises Energy Solutions So We Aren't Talking Higher Prices In Future

  94. 783

    Obama In Front Of Gas Station In '08: I Will Solve This Energy Crisis Once And For All

  95. 784

    Obama: "Electricity Rates Would Necessarily Skyrocket"

  96. 785

    Energy Secretary: Don't Know If I Would Ask WH To Be Transparent About Solyndra

  97. 786

    Obama Budget Director Clueless About Obamacare Taxes

  98. 787

    White House Can't Answer Question, Accuses Reporter Of Editorializing

  99. 788

    White House Trips Over SuperPac Explanation

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