How can the GOP claim Obama has made their job-loss crisis worse when jobless claims just hit a low not seen since April of 2008?
News broke today that jobless claims hit a 44 month low, dropping to levels not seen since the waning days of Bush’s disastrous job destruction-derby in 2008. In fact, Dubya has the worst job creation record since the presidency of Herbert Hoover and his Great Depression.
And yet at every debate, the GOP Presidential contenders all agree on one thing, “Obama has failed to lead.” His foreign policy is far worse than theirs, he has made the job loss crisis they created worse,.He’s causing the partisanship in Washington, The stimulus created ZERO jobs. On and on it goes. Well, the facts are in and not only has Obama created more jobs in 3 years than Bush did in 8, his stimulus alone outperformed Bush’s entire presidency.
Isn’t that a bit like Hoover claiming FDR was an abject failure as a leader because he had not gotten unemployment back to pre depression levels 3 years into his presidency? It begs several questions,
1—Just how stupid does the GOP think the American public is?
2—Are they right in their apparent assessment of question 1?
Just for the record, I am not a partisan Democratic hack, I am a pragmatist, willing to vote for the person I feel offers the best plan for the way forward. There is a great deal I find wanting in Obama’s leadership and I honestly wish that someone could offer me a viable alternative to vote for in November of 2012. But it sure doesn’t look like the new Tea Party GOP is able to come close to doing that.