The gift of Obama's Big Government arrogance just keeps on giving. We pick up where we left off a few posts ago...
During his press conference this morning, Obama sad, “The private sector is doing fine.” Really? Don't believe me? Here, listen...
And in its full context, it's even more offensive:
Question: What about the Republicans saying you are blaming the Europeans for the failures of your own policies?
Obama: The truth of the matter is that, as I’ve said, we’ve created 4.3M jobs over the last 27 months, over 800K 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, often times cuts initiated by governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help they have in the past from the federal government and who don’t have the same flexibility as the federal government in dealing with fewer revenues coming in.
Can't say it any better than theRightScoop frames it: "So, Obama is more concerned about the public sector? With real unemployment in the mid-teens or the filtered one over 8%, Obama has the gall to point out public sector hiring over the private sector? Wow, this really is a gift to Republicans. I think Obama just pulled a ‘Clinton’ on himself."
Both the RNC & Romney quickly jumped on this:
By George, I think they've actually realized that they can win this thing. Here's another message that should be repeated in every Republican advertisement from now until election day!
UPDATES: Axelrod appeared on CNN's State of the Nation yesterday, and dodged the question no less than three times when asked if he agreed with President Obama that “the private sector is doing fine.”
And the Carney barker scolded the WH Press Corp for actually reporting on the comment.
Meanwhile, the Romney camp is milking this for all it's worth, with a new ad out targeting the terrible jobs numbers from a few weeks back.
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