No holiday is spared from pathetic politicizing. A special greeting this New Year’s from Team Obama:
The White House on Wednesday increased its pressure on Congress to extend long-term jobless aid when it reconvenes next week.
Gene Sperling, the director of the National Economic Council, said the administration is behind Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) vow to bring up a cloture vote on a temporary extension when the Senate reconvenes Monday.
“This New Year’s Day, there is likely less joy and more fear and distress in the homes of 1.3 million Americans who this week have seen their unemployment insurance suddenly cut off,” Sperling said in a statement.
“Oh my goodness,” one woman screamed.
“What’s up buddy,” the president said to the small boys on the far end of the line.
“Mr. President, you’re fantastic,” a woman shouted.