Hilda Solis says Tea Party hurt the economy for not wanting to engage Obama

Outgoing Labor Secretary Hilda Solis blames the Right and the Tea Party for hurting the economy, suggesting they never wanted to engage Obama despite olive branches he extended to them (h/t: SooperMexican):

Yes, in many ways we did not get the kind of support we needed originally when he took office for the American Recovery Act funds, we didn’t get the votes that were needed there. It’s been a hard line for him because we’ll make overtures to try and extend an olive branch to them and they seem to turn away. And even now as we go into these other fiscal debates there are many in the small group known as the Tea Party movement that just do not want to engage with the president at all. And really that’s unfair because you’re not just hurting the president, because that’s not the point here. You’re hurting the American public and our country and our economy and the future of our country.

Seems that I recall Obama telling Republicans “I won” back in 2009 when they were putting ideas on the table to grow the economy. Doesn’t sound like much of an olive branch to me. Truthfully, the only concessions he ever made was for his own reelection purposes and not to extend olive branches or to the Right or help the country. No, they ignored the economy to pass Obamacare and the Stimulus, adding 6 trillion to the debt in four years. And somehow she blames this on the Tea Party?

You can watch the video here.

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  • objective123

    These folks are crazy. When Pelosi states that you create jobs and employment by giving people unemployment benefits, you know these folks are crazy.

    • martha chandler

      Mental Patients.

    • sDee

      Crazy like a fox.

      The masses accept what they hear from the media. We have a culture that has been conditioned to feel good about shifting blame and responsibility. Any convenient person or group is always welcome – bogey men.

      Well over half of America will never, and probably can never, accept or even comprehend what they have wrought upon America. To accept that mistake while at the same time sharing blame with a man who is the pinnacle of social engineering, affirmative action and white guilt, would collapse the the false reality that is their entire frame of reference.

      All the media has to do is keep feeding the addiction.

      • clockwindingdown

        Right on sDee. What the left does constantly is vilify their opponents, shift the blame, distract. A parent would not except this behavior from a child. Yet the left followers fall for these tactics without question.

        Anyone whom has had a conversation with leftist followers know how little informed and incorrectly informed they are. Still they are very emotional about being challenged on their views and discount the evidence that proves them wrong. Their defense is nothing more then what has been said on the main stream media.

        They should confirm to all of us that keep repeating the lie works.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Agreed! Well said! and Spot on!

  • Joengima

    What the hell are these Liberals smoking? I don’t mean to be rude, but wasn’t it Occupy Wall Street that hurt the local economy where they occupied?

  • Conniption Fitz

    It’s not like the Tea Party slowed or influenced Obama’s dictatorial tactics or marxist policies in any way.

    Obama’s numbers are Obama’s numbers.

  • Just let me stab a pen in my eye and get it over with. There is no reasoning with them. At this point I wish we could just use muzzles.

  • LadyMacKeltar

    First it was Bush’s fault, now the Tea Party’s and the blaming game goes on and on. It’s getting old. FYI, Hilda, it’s been 4 plus years. President Obama built this economy with his refusal to compromise and Marxist ideology.

  • Nukeman60

    The Tea Party hurt the economy by wanting fiscal responsiblity and wanting excessive spending under control?

    I guess I could agree with that. If the Government just got rid of the debt ceiling and continued to spend recklessly, the economy (which is based on a debtor society) would boom – well, for a little while anyway, until the hyperinflation took over and collapsed the whole thing.

    But, hey, if blaming fiscal responsibility for all our problems is to your liking, then who are we to stop you. Besides, it was their racist viewpoints that really hurt the economy, wasn’t it?

  • Army_Pilot1967

    Okay, I get it: Everyone on the Right is responsible for the miserable failure of the obama administration. I could almost agree that obama isn’t responsible because he hasn’t done anything positive since he’s been in office; he’s been too busy trying to bankrupt our nation and creating more tension between the races, and jacking up taxes.

    • MiketheMarine

      It’s all your fault. All you have to do is add uncle obama to your bank account access list and all will be well. Don’t you get it, you greedy tea partier?

      {Sarcasm off}

      • Army_Pilot1967

        Mike, obama will probably pass an Executive Order that WILL put him on everyone’s bank account saving us the time and trouble of adding him voluntarily to our accounts. Now I do get it.

  • “You’re hurting the American public…” Lady, we are the American public.
    Dear leader has done nothing but implement his evil agenda since the day he occupied the White House. Olive branches. He wouldn’t know one if one slapped him upside the head.

    • Rshill7


    • aposematic

      Solis is twisting Obuma using a sledge hammer for an olive branch. But then deception is the Lefts’ primary weapon; right after lying their rearends off and name calling.

      • Yep. It’s amazing how one person can see an olive branch and another can see a 2×4.


  • Conniption Fitz

    Obama’s policies are toxic to prosperity and morality.

  • Myptofvu

    Wasn’t it the Tea Party that was on the Grassy Knoll?

  • Betsey_Ross

    People, people, people. Get used to this. I am sure many of us already are, but when the Lefties can’t find something to b!tch about they make it up. Since everything they say is made up because their their main weapon is projetion(blaming us for what they are doing) we had better ramp it up and soon. Our Fed. Government has failed us at every turn. None of them seem interested in stopping Obama. The NRA slowed him down, but we have to step it up and soon. Breitbart was right. This is WAR and we had better gear up for it now.

    Hilda Solis is a liar. She is a pathetic liar.

  • NYGino

    The left’s idea of extending an olive branch is to first take all the fruit off it for themselves, then stick it to the right.

  • Joengima

    By Olive branch she means Terms of Surrender

  • deTocqueville1

    Not only is this woman not bright, she is delusional, kind of like her ex boss!

  • The only thing Obama uses olive branches for is to beat you to death with them. I’ve never seen a more naked and shameless grab for power as Obama has done over the last four years. Remember that lame “conference” they had at the White House to discuss Obamacare? Obama basically told John McCain at that meeting to get lost. And Obama pretty much told Paul Ryan to drop dead. So much for the liberal version of “bipartisanship.” Elections DO have consequences, and you’re about to see a big one take place around 2016, when we finally do go broke under a mountain of debt. It’s a classic tactic of the far left. Blame everybody else for your problems and never, ever, admit that it was your own failed policies that brought us to where we are today, almost broke and with poor prospects of any real economic growth during the next four years.

    • Nukeman60

      I think I will use that phraes quite a lot from now on in my discussions (and I use that word loosely) with liberals.

      What? Your taxes went up this year? – Elections do have consequences!

      Oh, so you can’t get any more unemployment, because they are running out of money? – Ah, elections have consequences.

      What’s that you say? Your insurance policy has been voided and you have to go on the government plan? – Man, elections sure have consequences, don’t they.

      You tell me you are afraid that all your entitlements are going to go away from lack of revenue? – Hmmm, elections have consequences.

      Food and gas prices are skyrocketing out of control?Talk to the hand.

  • Sober_Thinking

    She’s one of the puppets of the left. She’s doing her job faithfully… lying and casting blame on anyone else.

    It’s maddening… but not unexpected. People like her have lost their mind and souls long ago. THEY are the problem… Same old song and dance.

  • Kordane

    What olive branches? The only branches he extended were those that he intended to use to beat people with until he got his way.

  • Rshill7

    In Obama’s first two years he had House, Senate, and Presidency. Tea Party had no effect whatsoever during that period. That was the time frame when the Tea Party was born.

    In 2010, the Tea Party helped Republicans take the House. Since then Harry Reid has pocket vetoed virtually everything they sent over, including at least 30 bills designed to increase jobs and help the economy.

    Does Harry or Barry even know what an olive branch is? How about an olive leaf? How about an olive, olive? Isn’t the natural habitat for those little rascals that region known as Martini?

    “After forty days Noah opened the window he had made in the ark and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth. Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground. But the dove could find no place to set its feet because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark. He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark. When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.” (Genesis 8:6-12 NIV)

    How many days must the House wait till a raven or a dove comes back from the Senate or the White House with anything? Both should have quite the aviary by now.

    “Quoth the raven, Nevermore.” Quoth the dove…huh?

    Broom-Hilda should tweet that.

    • NYGino

      RS, your reference to “The Raven” had me thinking of the left’s perception of our Constitution as “…a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore”

      • marketcomp

        Good observation, NYGino! Ya know, if not for the Constitution the left would not have many of the liberties and freedoms that they do have today. I just wish that they could go live in Venezuela or Cuba or China or Russia, where liberties like the freedom of speech are not recognized and are in fact detrimental to life. I just wish!

        • Stehekin912

          Hee hee! yeah, but if they went to those places they would have to shut up. can you imagine that? They would burst from their inabiilty to pass vitriol.

    • williamm

      On Feb. 13, 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 at the urging of President Obama, who signed it into law four days later.

      6 days later.

      Criticism of the Homeowners Affordability and Stability Plan

      Santelli drew attention for his remarks made on February 19, 2009, about the Homeowners Affordability and Stability Plan. While broadcasting from the floor of the CME Group during pre-market hours, Santelli accused the government of “promoting bad behavior”, and raised the possibility of a “Chicago Tea Party”

  • NYGino

    Hey Hilda, Think thousands and thousands and thousands of new regulations have anything to do with it? Or “investments” in losing companies to pay off political debts? Or the encouragement of a stagnant, welfare dependent workforce? Or the stifling of our energy producers? Or the blind backing of unions with their demands on business? Or the out of control Government spending and it’s subsequent National credit rating drop?

    No, lets blame the Tea Party and its goal of bringing sanity back to government.

    • Oh hey now NY, you gave the poor woman a migraine for giving her so many facts in a single paragraph. 😉

      PS- I’m freezing ovah heah. I need to put my mittens on.

      • colliemum

        And a woolly hat! Sorry you’re cold – we’re colder: we’ve got SNOW!


        Authorities are in hysterics, and the British public is having fun! Skim the comments and have a laugh with us.

        Good morning, and I hope you get warm soon!

        • LOL. I’ll read them mum. I always need a good laugh. And heat. 😉 Afternoon to you sweet sister across the pond! xxox

          • colliemum

            Late afternoon now – and someone thinks it’s time for dinner – dog dinner, that is!


            • lol. Say hello to the wolfies mum. xoxo

              • colliemum

                I will – but I’m being given ‘the eye’, and that means I’ll have to retire to the kitchen for a wee while, or else …

        • Beautiful pictures though- the comments are pretty hilarious some of them- I love British humor!
          But now I’m cold looking at them all. Need something warm to think about.

          • colliemum

            Awww – can’t help with the warmth, but here’s British satire and humour of the finest:

            Again – the comments are laugh-inducing, and Dellers does engage in the back-and-forth.
            C’mon – have a laugh: it’ll warm you up from the inside!

            {{{{ }}}} to you!

            • LOL you rock mum!! 😀 Reading it now. LOL!

            • unclesamnephew

              just started to read “climategate” by Brian Sussman. i can see already i will be underlining and note taking.

          • MiketheMarine

            You sure you need something warm to think about?

            Think carefully before you answer.


          • unclesamnephew

            trying to have a productive dialog with a libtard raises my blood pressure, then i feeel warm all over. just this morning i heard stephine miller discussing guns. we must not, i repeat must not compromise ever with these libtards.

            • lol. I had a couple of trolls earlier- but they were no fun. Just pitiful. And not long enough messing with them to raise a degree. I agree though- no compromise!

        • unclesamnephew

          i couldn’t tell from the video, but are u’all still driving on the wrong side of the road?

      • NYGino

        Hey ABC, that’s why I only listed a simple sample, could have gone on and on to the point where she would put her index finger to her head and pull back the thumb. But, hey, Guess I took pity on this mentally challenged pawn.

        It’s 60 degrees here! Can you imagine? Can it get any colder? I think not.

        edit: still playing around with the bold stuff, haven’t quite gotten it yet. I want to be like Joe when I grow up.

        • Yes it can get colder- it’s only 55 here!! It’s gone up 10 degrees though since I got up. But dang it still feels colder. Goodness I’m such a wuss!

          lol. Mentally challenged pawn. Spawn. demon seed. Dear leader… oh good grief. sorry NY. I must still be tired. 😉 Keep warm dear friend!

          • NYGino

            Heading out to the range shortly. Love the smell of cordite in the morning. That will keep me warm (and accurate).

            • MiketheMarine

              Niiiiiice, Fire off an entire clip, with minimal aiming, just as fast as you can, once for me, Please.

              • NYGino

                Sorry Mike, the range I went to yesterday frowns on rapid fire. How about steady and accurate?

                • MiketheMarine

                  Steady and accurate is important but If you know someone with enough land to shoot on , I really thing snak shooting is THE BEST thing to practice for in home self protection. By the time you realize there is a threat, they are usually so close to you
                  tehat you only have time for a quick two tap snap shot and hope you wing him then you can your time, aim and put him down for good.

                • NYGino

                  I’m thinking when they hear the “cha-cha” as I pump up my shotgun they will turn and run, then steadily and accurately I rearrange a kneecap or two with an appropriate handgun. You know, kinda incapacitate them for a while as I wait and wait and wait for my local protection to arrive with their lights flashing.

                • MiketheMarine

                  I can only improve on that plan with ONE detail. Always aim for the pelvis. It won’t kill them AND they will never walk normally, again. Did I mention it is extremely painful?

                  Knees, these days can be replaced and fixed. But you’ve only got one pelvis.

                • NYGino

                  Good point Mike. Your strategy also has the added benefit of more than likely keeping them out of the gene pool. Semper Fi my friend.

                • MiketheMarine

                  That’s why special forces never overlooks a single tiny detail. There could be an unexpected benefit found in the unlikeliest of places.

            • lol. I’m still waiting to get new string on my bow and a nice big bale of hay to put the target up on. I guess I’ll have to settle for baking something and warming up the oven.

              Have fun NY! Shoot a round or two for this chilled duckie will ya? 😉

          • MiketheMarine

            All of you experiencing weather above 20* can kiss my blarney stone, thank you very much. Orangeone sent me some subarctic crap that is causing shrinkage.


            • OH LOL! you made me laugh so loud! sorry. It feels arctic here though.

              • MiketheMarine

                A Seinfeld fan, I see. LOL

                • Yes and that was one of the most classic ones lol!

                • MiketheMarine

                  I’m here to attest to the fact that shrinkage is a real issue. Cold sucks.

        • LOL I LOVE you and Joe!

  • colliemum

    Of course she blames the Tea Party!
    After all – they tried to ‘hurt’ her precious POS.

    The more I read and hear what the POS’ appointees have to say, the more I think it’s not just LIV who are to blame – the LIS (low information secretaries) are as well.

    Hmm – I think the POS is actually a LIP (low information Prez).

    • MiketheMarine

      But history will only remember him as a short term blip.

      • colliemum


        I saw what you did there!

        • MiketheMarine

          I CAN be very smart and witty but it’s usually an accident.



          • colliemum

            Nonononono. No.

            It ain’t by accident: you’re just very sparing with being smart and witty, so as to delight us and confuse the enemy.


            • MiketheMarine

              I just believe that Sun Tsu knew of that which he wrote and practice his ideas as best as I can. Causing folks to underestimate you before an engagement is a quick and intelligent way to gain an advantage before contact is even made.

              Hmmm, me thinks me thinks too much. LOL

            • MiketheMarine

              I am humbled and quite flattered by the opinions of my ladies.

              Thank you, Ma’am.

          • I agree with mum. Definitely not an accident.

            • MiketheMarine

              I am humbled and quite flattered by the opinion of my ladies.

              Thank you.

  • mikeinidaho

    Gee, whiz, Wally! I didn’t know Bush was a member of the Tea Party! After all, everything that is wrong has always been Bush’s fault! The communist-in-chief said so, so it must be right! Right, Wally?

    • Betsey_Ross

      It’s a new year now. It’s the Tea Party’s turn to get blamed. Bush will be back in the limelight as a POS soon. Their stupidity is cyclical.

  • HusaB

    Go to hell

  • notsofastthere

    Who are we to be more afraid of….Obama or a nation that voted him in for a second term?
    Van Jones, Czars, Obamacare, outward hatred for opposing views, not working with congress, bashing our allies, Muslims in the State Department, leftist Supreme Court justices.
    He’s done it all in his first term. Now it’s gun control of law abiding citizens – how obvious can he be.

    • Stehekin912

      What dismays me more is the Conservatives who (allegedly) did not vote and left us to these tender mercies. They knew better and still they sat down.

      • jrt1031

        And don’t you think that this machine running our taxes was able to control the outcome of his being given not earned a second term


    …Hilda Solis , where can I get the KOOL AID you have obviously been drinking . I want to become a LOW INFORMATION DRONE OBAMA ZOMBIE as you are. Hilda the only way to take America back from this economic tragedy is to remove DEAR LEADER PART II and his MARXIST MINIONS by turning the tables over in the mid terms of 2014 or by a conscious REVOLT by all legal citizens as in a shut down of all economic activity .”(period)

  • marketcomp

    Ok, well who told you to fabricate data in reporting the unemployment numbers, Hilda? Oh, not your boss, Obama, but the tea party! Really, you cannot be this stupid! You should go to JAIL for lying about the unemployment numbers and it is my hope that someday you will, Hilda!

  • johnos2112

    What part of fiscal responsibility, free markets to buy things you want, and govt not growing like a week do you not get? These people are complete a**holes! The Tea Party is trying to save this country from RINOs and liberal imbeciles!

  • sjmom

    And these olive branches Obama extended were???? Higher health care costs, loss of religious liberty, higher taxes, more govt spending, etc. Obama started a war but we the people will finish it.

    • NYGino

      But mom, you’ve got to look on the bright side. Oh, wait, there is no bright side!

  • Constance

    Blah, Blah, Blah…Tea Party… Blah, Blah, Blah….racists…. Blah, Blah, Blah….Obama….

    This is all I hear now whenever some putz like this talks. Remember Charlie Brown’s teacher’s voice?

    • MiketheMarine

      Wha, wha wha wha wha wha .

  • aposematic

    Leftists are pure Evil, sold their souls. The Devil must be demanding they pay up!

  • MiketheMarine

    Tea party is just another term for TAX PAYER. And that pinhead is right. I refused to sign over all of my money and possessions to the marxist to redistribute. From that perspective, the moron is exactly right.

    • jrt1031

      Exactly. Just like all of obamas morons think that government controlled healthcare will guarantee good health

  • pdxlady

    This is the left’s Alinsky M.O., “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” (Rule #13) The Tea Party is just the next target on their agenda to demonize and invalidate them.

    Every time they open their mouths, they are manipulating the population with their propaganda. These people are not normal, they have been programmed to believe their own lies. They are like bots, there is no ‘there’ there in them; they only speak the Talking Points given to them. They are not rational nor can they be reasoned with.

    Remember, if you repeat a lie often enough…classic Goebbels.

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” – Joseph Goebbels

    • Excellent pdxsis!

    • Nukeman60

      ‘Remember, if you repeat a lie often enough…’ – pdxlady

      I heard that Obama plans to abdicate the throne and move to Libya…

      I heard that Obama plans to abdicate the throne and move to Libya…

      I heard that Obama…

      • pdxlady

        Yes, I believe I heard that. Must repeat… 😀

      • NYGino

        Thanks Nukeman. I’ve officially changed my meditation mantra.

  • This woman is a bore.

    • LOL- you’ve changed your “middle name” a few times this week Booker T. making me laugh.

  • Ray

    She is an idiot. Obama’s socialism is hurting the economy. Place blame where it is warranted.

  • bobbybstrd

    She’s a special kind of mentally challenged liar.

  • davienne

    OH GOOD GREIF… THE mental patients are running the assylim…

  • WhiteGuy2

    Another Obama tool ….She might as well just say its all white folks fault,…Tea Party/old whiteguys are to blame for everything past, present, and future. No one including Obama is ever to blame for anything.

  • EVERY comment by MSM urinalists and presstitutes and other leftists is: “let’s kick conservatism”, and every legal action is squeezing us in the vise of new laws…

  • Why would I want to be engaged to Barack Obama? Who’d want to marry him. *hmph*

  • kong1967

    Obama made no effort to work with R’s. It was his way or the highway, and still is. The stimulus failed and he blames R’s because he didn’t get enough money. They abused the money they got. Only 7% was put on an effort to create jobs. The rest was pork, handouts to unions and donors, and money thrown down the drain investing in green energy that they were WARNED was a failure before they spent the money.

    You can’t count money thrown at unions as “stimulus”. That may be saving jobs, but wrongly so. The unions are driving states bankrupt because of excessive pay, benefits, and pensions. If you have a car that gets 2 miles to the gallon and no mechanic is willing to fix it (unions, politicians), you junk the car and get another model (business model in reference). Dems insist on demanding we keep pumping $5 a gallon gas into the car that gets 2 miles to the gallon instead of fixing the freaking car. Why? Millions of dollars in kickbacks. They give the unions billions of OUR dollars, then unions kick millions of it back during elections. It should be illegal.

    Lol, I got sidetracked. Obama has never attempted to work with the Republican party. His proposals are absurd and are dead on arrival.

  • jrt1031

    Who is this lady? Get her off the train please. She knows nothing

  • Conservator1

    What caused the rise of the Tea Party? I think Scott Rasmussen got it right – the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and of course Obamacare.

    Rasmussen: Tea Party Shows Weakness of GOP Establishment

    Rasmussen told Newsmax.TV: “There’s a schism between the GOP establishment and GOP voters, just like throughout the country the big gap is between the political elite and mainstream voters.” And continued, “…The Bush and Obama administrations’ bank bailouts triggered the tea party’s rise, he says…”



    Solis is just another leftist in the Obama administration that never accepts responsibility for their failures but are great at blaming conservatives for them – even when they controlled all 3 branches of government.

  • jleinf

    Delusional lying cowards

  • Another delusional liberal idiot heard from with some a–inine comment.

  • TimeForAnarchy

    “Extend an olive branch?” Really…………

    As if the Terrorist Sympathizer is suddenly the big peace maker in DC.

    Sure he is. An the moon is cheese…….

  • unionville

    The Tea Party is the only sane voice speaking today. It isn’t lack of “revenue”, it’s the spending that’s the problem and until we reign it in, our economy is going to continue to stagnate. Why is this so difficult for the left to understand. Why is it so difficult for the American people to understand. We all have to live on a budget or we go under.