This is very sweet him. President Obama has decided to share credit for the overall economy with everyone.
Which is a sure sign that White House economic advisers have been busy running their models and tinkering around with the numbers and have figured out the THE ECONOMY SUCKS and that IT’S GOING TO STAY THAT WAY.
On Wednesday, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Schultz Wasserman accidentally claimed the economy for Democrats, declaring, “I’m going to take ownership right now!”
Well, cooler heads prevailed at the White House, where Press Secretary Jay Carney was sent forth Thursday to reel that one right back in.
We all own the economy. We all work together in Washington to devise policies to improve the economic situation. I think what the Congresswoman was referring to is the fact that the turnaround that we have seen, the turn — the change in direction reflected in the fact that when the President was sworn into office we were losing 700,000 jobs a month, and for the last just six months, we’ve gained a million jobs; in the, I think, 17 months, or 15 months, it’s been 2.1 million — reflects a change in direction for the better. The fact that we were contracting severely as an economy by something like 6.4 percent when he took office has been reversed, and that we have grown for seven straight quarters.
So she meant to say Democrats own only the improvements, meager as they are. They’ll share the still crappy overall result with the Republicans.
How could she have strayed so far off her talking points? Maybe since she has two jobs, as Congresswoman and DNC chair, it’s difficult for her to imagine that so many people have none.
Or maybe she’s reading some Harry Truman biography, where the main character talks about “the buck stops here” and so forth.
Debbie, that’s ancient history! Get with it.