From his presser on the economy earlier today:
Question: What about the Republicans saying that you’re blaming the Europeans for the failures of your own policies?
President Obama: The truth of the matter is that, as I said, we created 4.3 million jobs over the last 27 months, over 800,000 just this year alone.
The private sector is doing fine. Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government. Oftentimes cuts initiated by, you know, Governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have in the past from the federal government and who don’t have the same kind of flexibility as the federal government in dealing with fewer revenues coming in.
Expect that quote to be in the future RNC/Romney ads. As it should be.
Not sure which is worse – his belief that the private sector is “doing fine” or his belief that the government is where we need to see the most growth! What’s really sad about this is – as I said on Twitter earlier – his private sector comments aren’t just White House spin: He really DOES believe the private sector is “doing fine.”
Sadly, Obama’s in a state of duhnial, much like many Democrats – including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who said in October 2011 that, “private sector jobs have been doing just fine”, and blamed Bush (of course) for the current unemployment/economic issues facing America.
I wish I could say this is laughable, but it’s not. These people DO NOT GET IT. It’s time for change … real change. Are you counting down the days til the November elections? I sure as heck am.