Jobs Report Boosts Obama’s Message

| January 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bush Jobs Peformance Compared to Obama

I have not yet heard what the Republican reaction to today’s good jobs news is.  On the surface, it seems they will have a difficult time spinning this negatively.  Moreover, looking back over 2011, I don’t see how they can claim that their solutions (reviving the Bush policies) are superior to Obama’s.  The graph at the left comes from Think Progress and makes the case pretty dramatically.

Most despicably, Romney has been assigning Obama responsibility for the job losses that occurred in the first months of his Administration, which were clearly left over from the Bush Economic collapse.

The big question is whether the media will let him get away with it.

I was recently asked what Obama’s re-election message would be and I facetiously responded, “It coulda been worse.”  If the economy continues to improve, the burden shifts to the Republicans who will be forces to say, “It could be better,” without, of course, one shred of evidence that they could, in fact, do better.  In fact, to the contrary, all evidence suggests they would make things worse.

It’s starting to get really interesting.

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