Calmed the roiling financial waters and declared "that the national crisis is 'not as bad as we think"'.
Whew! I fell all better now. I'm sure the Coworker will feel better too. You see, her husband was laid off 2 weeks ago, and she's been a little worried lately. You know, mortgage, kids in college and so on. But once I tell her The Obama says things aren't that bad, I'm sure she'll rush right off to sing his praises and start supporting the consumer economy again.
Good Lord, but this guy is a dick.