This was June 2011.
“We own the economy. We own the beginning of the turnaround and we want to make sure that we continue that pace of recovery, not go back to the policies of the past under the Bush administration that put us in the ditch in the first place,” Wasserman Schultz told Mike Allen at POLITICO’s ‘Playbook Breakfast.’
The economy, she said, “has turned around” since President Obama took office, with steady job growth evident even if the pace leaves something to be desired.
They’re whistling another tune today.
In its first reaction to this morning’s worse-than-expected jobs report, the White House stressed that the nation is still fighting back from the recession and that the “problems in the job market were long in the making and will not be solved overnight.”
“There is much more work that remains to be done to repair the damage caused by the financial crisis and deep recession that began at the end of 2007,” Alan Krueger, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, writes in a White House blog.
So last year they owned it, now it’s Bush’s fault again. Thanks for clearing that up.
Oddly, no mention of the dreadful employment number from Obama’s attack poodle.
Nancy Pelosi, meanwhile, blamed Obama’s catastrophe on GOP obstruction. Sure, it’s their fault.