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Schultz: Obama Has Turned Economy Around

From her appearance yesterday on NBC’s Meet The Press:

Priebus, Wasserman Schultz, Santorum, roundtable

June 12, 2011

MR. GREGORY:  [8:30 minutes in] All right.  Well, let’s talk more, let’s talk more about the economy in some more detail.  This is the president’s standing in terms of handling the economy in the public’s eye, and it’s pretty negative right now. 60 percent almost, 59 percent, disapprove of the president’s handling of the economy.  And there are facts that back that up that are difficult for this administration and for the Democrats:  unemployment’s up 25 percent since Inauguration Day for President Obama; the debt’s up 35 percent, over $14 trillion; a gallon of gas up over 100 percent, with gas $3.75, higher than that in certain parts of the country.  [9:00 minutes in] Why should Americans trust Democratic governance right now on the economy, and particularly the president’s?

REP. SCHULTZ:  Because we were able to, under President Obama’s leadership, turn this economy around.  When President Obama took office…

MR. GREGORY:  Whoa, whoa, let me just stop you there.  Clearly, the economy has not been turned around.  I mean, you just saw those numbers.

REP. SCHULTZ:  It, it certainly–it has

MR. GREGORY:  Americans don’t believe that’s the case.

REP. SCHULTZ:  Well, we, we were–when President Obama took office, the month before he was inaugurated, the economy was bleeding 750,000 jobs a month, David, and we were not headed in the right direction.  Now, I know we–and President Obama has said we have a long way to go.  We’d like the pace of recovery to, to, to be picked up. But we have definitely begun to turn the economy around.  You, you fast-forward two and a half years later now, and the economy has created 2.1 million private sector jobs, a million of those jobs just in the last six months.  We’ve had 15 straight months of job growth.

MR. GREGORY:  Nobody believes that you can throw–nobody believes that the pace of job creation is anything close to robust enough to lead to, to economic growth…

REP. SCHULTZ:  Including…

MR. GREGORY:  …even to match the economic growth projections that this administration’s made.  I want to get Chairman Priebus on this.

MR. PRIEBUS:  David, the chairwoman’s living in fantasyland.  We know that the facts are the facts, and we can’t get away from that.  And Barack Obama is defenseless to the truth on what’s going on in the American economy.  We have lost as–two and a half million jobs since Barack Obama’s been president.  And of that two and half million jobs, almost 45 percent of those people have been out of work for six months.  That number, that number rivals the Great Depression.

REP. SCHULTZ:  And yet…

MR. PRIEBUS:  This, this president has been a disaster to this economy, and that’s why, when you ask Americans whether or not they’re better off today than they were three or four years ago, they say no.  When you ask Americans, has this president followed through on his promises to cut the deficit in half by the end of the first term as he’s promised…


MR. PRIEBUS:  …the answer is no.  The debt is out of control.  He’s on pace to accumulate more debt on his watch than every single president before him combined.

The Democrats could not have picked a better spokesman for their party. Ms. Schultz is so far out of it, she doesn’t even know she is out of it. Just like her party.

Even Anthony Weiner has a firmer grip on reality than she does.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, June 13th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “Schultz: Obama Has Turned Economy Around”

  1. Right of the People says:

    I’ll have whatever she’s drinking!

    Talk about falling down the rabbit hole. Ms. Schultz must be from Wonderland. She reminds me of Kevin Bacon in “Animal House” in the final scene when all hell is breaking loose and he’s screaming, “All is well, relax” as he’s trampled by the fleeing mob.

    She’d better stand back, her and her boss are going to get hit by the big ol’ Economy Bus in 2012.

  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Zoom back to 1976….Dan Akroyd looks at Jane Curtain (in this case…apropos as Debrah Wasserman-Schultz) and says, “Debrah, you ignorant, misguided slut.”

    Of course it never happened that way on SNL but still, it’s the perfect parallel and DWS has absolutely no shame in carrying the water for Hambone.

    Expect more of this type of revelation to occur all this year and next. In other words, those “journalists” who want to keep their jobs will have to abandon their religion, if only temporarily until a republican is elected and they can get back to unfairly blaming them.

    • JohnMG says:

      I kinda like the ol’ gal’s style. With spokespersons like this on the left, the Republican campaign TV and radio ads practically write themselves.

      Or as Forrest Gump says; “Stupid is as stupid does.” Now if the Repubs aren’t too timid to start running this stuff everywhere, incessantly……………

  3. Natural Born Citizen says:

    Even David Gregory knows Lil Debby is full of it. Progressives think Sarah Palin is wacky yet Lil Debby
    is their choice for DNC chairman? She has neither the tact, nor the credibility for that leadership position. She is just a progressive partisan hack making excuses for the worst POTUS in modern history.

  4. untrainable says:

    The first time I ever laid eyes on DWS I remember thinking what an incompetent witless boob she was. Every single time I have seen her since then has confirmed my first impression. When she opens her mouth, she doesn’t just lie (as these days is apparently required by the DNC) she makes an absolute idiot of herself. Now that she has the cameras pointed at her as the leader of the DNC, there’s finally competition out there for our loveable idiot VP.

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    Simply put………………..WOW!!
    (waiting for the end zone dance)

  6. pilgrim1949 says:

    Settin the scene:
    Thelma and Louise, speeding Hell-bent-for-leather in their car as it races towards the cliff.

    Thelma: Oh my gosh, we’re headed for disaster! Turn around, NOW!!
    Louse: You’re right!! Let’s do a quick 360, pedal-to-the-metal and get the heck out of here!

    Zoooooommmmmm!!!!!! (Re: typical Roadrunner cartoon scene peering over edge of cliff as Wily E. Coyote gets ever smaller, finally ending in a little “poof” of dust on the canyon floor.)

    That’s our Prez after the last two years of stellar success, proudly turning things around.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Remember, Hambone so eloquently stated, “We’re trying to dig ourselves out of a hole.”.

      Note how even a child would realize the gaff. One endeavors to climb out of a hole as digging will increase depth of said hole as noted in any number of graphs, design studies, physics classes, etc. Or even just playing with sand at the beach.

    • Papa Louie says:

      In a sense Rep Schultz is right. Obama has turned this economy around. Every time things start to improve, he turns the economy around and drives us back into the ditch.

  7. BigOil says:

    In the fine tradition of Howard Dean and Terry ‘the punk’ Mcauliffe, the jackass party has found themselves another winner. It takes a special kind of crazy to defend liberalism every day of your life.

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