From the Daily Caller:
White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley took heat from business executives Thursday for the Obama administration’s regulatory expansions. Daley also said he didn’t have any good answers for some of what President Obama is doing and expressed frustration about the “bureaucratic stuff that’s hard to defend.”
“Sometimes you can’t defend the indefensible,” Daley said at a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) meeting.
Daley couldn’t answer basic questions and continually faced criticism from the executives in the room. The business leaders even applauded each other’s criticism of the administration. “At one point, the room erupted in applause when Massachusetts utility executive Doug Starrett, his voice shaking with emotion, accused the administration of blocking construction on one of his facilities to protect fish, saying government ‘throws sand into the gears of progress,’” wrote Peter Wallsten and Jia Lynn Yang in the Washington Post.
Ouch, talk about throwing your boss under the bus.
We could spend days talking about how President Obama’s attempts to impose his political agenda by through regulatory extremism has strangled business and stifled economic growth. But we don’t have to, the President’s own Chief of Staff admits the President’s policies are “indefensible”… If nothing else this helps illustrate just how much of an uphill fight the president is going to have in 2012.