You Can’t Say That With a Straight Face
While Obama’s justice department is running fast and furious away from their gun-walking scandal, Obama is fast and furiously pushing his so-called jobs act. But no matter how badly he wants to spin the present problems onto the Bush administration, he finds himself in a crater that even the ever-wise Obamathon cannot spin or dig his way out of.
The DNC head and spokeswoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz tried.
“Well, what I concede is that we do have a long way to go, but we absolutely have begun to turn things around, and we have made steady, but not quick enough progress. I mean, before President Obama took office, we were losing 750,000 jobs a month, David. And now we’ve had 20 straight months of growth in the private sector. We’ve added 2.8 million jobs in the private sector alone, begun to add, you know, millions of jobs in pri — in manufacturing. We’re starting to focus on making things in America again.”
A concession? Hardly. But even the truth would not deter Debbie from exploiting the greatest natural resource in the Democrats’ arsenal…. lies. (…made in America)
The left-leaning Factcheck reported:
“Wasserman Schultz is wrong about gains in manufacturing. Since Obama took office, there has been a net loss of 800,000 manufacturing jobs, hitting a low of about 11.5 million in December 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the past 22 months, since that low point, about 303,000 manufacturing jobs have been created for a monthly average of 13,772.”
Can’t hide the truth about Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s statement. As they say, truth is the first casualty of war – in this case, political warfare.
Factcheck: ” At the current pace of recovery (measuring from the low point to today), the U.S. would not produce 1 million manufacturing jobs until January 2016, and jobs in that industry would not return to pre-Obama levels until August 2016. It would take until 2022 to add at least 2 million jobs — the minimum required for “millions” to be accurate.
It went on to seek explanation from the Pontiff of Politics, Wasserman Schultz. All they got was a reply from a DNC spokesman:
”We contacted the DNC about this claim, and spokesman Brad Woodhouse said that Wasserman Schultz “simply misspoke.”
Misspoke? Right. It is clear that between January and December we hemorrhaged around 1.1 million manufacturing jobs. Obviously, Obama being in office only meant that it was George Bush losing all these jobs. And remember that Bush gave him as much a jump-start as he could even in 08, with Obama sitting proudly in the office of the president-elect chair. (an unconstitutional office to start with) But even after January, the only thing a president Obama could do was to blame Bush.
It’s amusing how they definitely want to count any gains in manufacturing though, despite those overwhelming losses, in that same time frame.
Isn’t it ironic that in view of his persistence for his jobs plan as well as his other political agenda, he lectures the conservatives about playing politics or putting the nation and economy ahead of Party or politics?
“Wasserman Schultz manufactures jobs figure.”