CNBC's Jim Cramer on Obama: greatest wealth destruction ever
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Tired of the nonstop Rush Limbaugh coverage?
It's time to move on to something meaningful. Like real news.
Now it's not nearly as incendiary as the Limbaugh-Steele fight, but it's yet another media personality that Gibbs has gone after.
Cramer, a former supporter of Obama, criticized the president yesterday on the Today Show, saying that his budget has "basically put a level of fear in this country that I have not seen ever in my life."
"This is the most, greatest wealth destruction I've seen by a president," he added.
Of course these comments have stoked the conservative blogging fires all across the Web.
When asked about Cramer's comments yesterday, Gibbs questioned Cramer's credibility.
"I'm not entirely sure what he's pointing to to make some of the statements. I think you can go back and look at any number of statements that he's made in the past about the economy and where some of the backup for those are, too," he said.
As for Cramer's influence, Gibbs said his program is "geared to a very small audience."
"No offense to my good friends, or friend at CNBC," he said. "But the President has to look out for the broader economy and the broader population."
Not Obama's fault
"The vast majority of respondents said that Obama shouldn’t be blamed for the economy’s problems," writes Matt Corley. "In fact, 66 percent said it would be at least a year until Obama’s policies 'are mostly responsible for the country’s economic conditions.'"