Hoyer: No, we haven’t created many jobs, but the economy’s still great
If passing Obamacare was such a great leap forward for the country, you’d think Democrats would be screaming about it from the rooftops instead of, you know, admitting how much they suck on every other issue like, oh I dunno….jobs:
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer gave a gloomy assessment of his party’s prospects at a media breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor this week.
When reminded that political handicapper Charlie Cook is predicting a loss of 30 to 40 seats and perhaps more for House Democrats this fall, Mr. Hoyer didn’t push back. “It’s an accurate view of what the polls reflect right now. Yes. I have great respect for Charlie Cook.” Democrats would lose control of the House if they drop 40 seats.
Mr. Hoyer went on to say he believes a strong Democratic campaign can still save a House majority for his party. He said a bleak job picture is blinding voters to improvements in the economy in other areas.
This has to be a head fake or something. The Dems can’t be that dumb, can they?
Here you have the majority leader all but admitting that the $800 billion stimulus was a bust. The one thing that the stimulus was meant to create was jobs, and he’s all but acknowledged that the job outlook is in dire straits. But it’s all good, there’s “improvement” in “other areas”
And wasn’t it just about a month ago that top Democrats like Senator Chucky Schumer were saying how great it would be for Democrats in November when voters realize that they passed healthcare reform? And how screwed Republicans were in those elections?
Yeah, about that.