Coming on the heels of his historic win in the Wisconsin recall, now we’re being told how Obama’s absurd “doing fine” blunder from Friday is actually going to help him.
When President Obama made his famous gaffe last Friday, saying “the private sector is doing fine,” he was trying to make a factual point. Republicans have spent the last three years lashing him as a huge spender and assailing him for harming the economy, but in fact, the current recovery has seen a sharp and unusual contraction of public sector employment. (Ezra Klein has a nifty chart showing this.)
You know you can stop reading when they cite presidential historian Ezra Klein to buttress the argument.
Then this twit descends into mental contortions. Dig this silliness:
What’s more, this debate fulfills a second goal of Obama’s: to place himself in opposition to the economic status quo. The broader purpose of his Friday press conference was to remind America that he has an economic plan that Republicans won’t enact. Romney’s general strategy is to force Obama to own everything that has happened to the economy, even those things that have happened over his opposition. Now Romney is endorsing the status quo, and Obama is against it. That is surely the opposite of what Romney wants.
Thanks for clearing that up. You know, it’s almost as if the media wants to give this guy a free pas.