In December the Obama Administration announced they had “saved or created” 1.1 million jobs.
In January the Obama Administration announced they had “saved or created” 2 million jobs.
Too bad for Obama that Americans aren’t buying his “saved or created” nonsense.
It must be Bush’s fault.
This has got to be one of the most egregious examples of taking credit for someone else's fortitude and success. I don't think anyone in their right mind would buy Biden's cheap snake oil that the Iraq war is a success for the Obama administration. This is nothing more than putting a facade on top of yet another failure.
Joe "Full Biden" Biden: "I Never Once Doubted" the Surge Would Do Exactly What I Promised It Could Never Do, EVer
Biden makes a distinction. He claims he knew the surge would resolve the militarypolitical resolution would really do the job. problem in Iraq, but that he has long contended only a
This is as stupid as usual for Biden. Military solutions are indeed political solutions -- ask Adolf Hitler about that.
And the plan of course was always to settle the security issue so that a political solution could occur.
In the second clip featured below, that is precisely what Biden says will never, evernever happen. happen -- or at least "not in our lifetimes." He repeats the Bush case for the surge -- that the surge will stabilize the security situation, and that in turn will lead to a political resolution -- and then says that will
And of course now he is claiming he didn't say that, or merely said that a military solution of itself was insufficient.
Well, duh -- but no one ever said it would be sufficient on its own. And Biden knows Bush didn't say that, because there's Slow Joe Biden repeating Bush's theory of military solution then political solution, only to claim it couldn't work.
"One of the great achievements of the Obama Administration" he recently said.
You know it's bad when the rats desert the sinking ship:
In 2008, Barack Obama provided a great deal of electoral lift to Democrats running for Congress, both through the force of his endorsements and by inspiring high turnout rates. Democrats expanded their majorities in both chambers thanks to their association with Obama. In 2010, though, Democrats have rapidly retreated from links to Obama and may want the White House to keep an arms-length distance in their re-election efforts in the midterms:
As President Obama’s approval ratings sag and the mood of voters sours, some Democratic congressional candidates are distancing themselves from the White House, with the back-channel blessing of party officials.
The candidates are positioning themselves as independent voices no less frustrated with the Obama administration than people back home. …
Far from discouraging an independent stance, the White House political operation and the Democratic congressional leadership are tacitly putting out word that the strategy may be a useful one, according to party campaign operatives.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), who leads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said in an interview: “Our candidates need to reflect the values and priorities of their districts. And that means on some issues they’ll support the Obama administration’s position, and on some issues they’ll oppose it.”
Or, as Hot Air puts it: Obama, please don't stand so close to me.
Hey, they're not stupid - they've seen how Obama's support affects elections in the past few months. He's oh-fer. Is it any wonder that Dems don't want him to 'help' them out? Here's what they face:
...voters aren’t quite as stupid as Van Hollen assumes. Most of the forty-nine House Democrats running for re-election in districts John McCain won in 2008 voted repeatedly for the Obama agenda in 2009. They can now claim on the campaign trail to be flinty-eyed independents ready to oppose “some” of the Obama agenda, but if they’ve already voted for Porkulus, cap-and-trade, or ObamaCare, their claims will be as empty as their credibility.And this is the epic failure of Barack Obama. It's actually two failures in one: not only has Obama so thoroughly failed to maintain even the most fundamentally self-preserving nature of politicians that he refuses to acknowledge that his radical agenda is repugnant to the American people, but he has put his own party in such a position with his radical agenda that they are taking a severe pounding every time out, too.
Neither Obama nor Pelosi seem inclined to change course now, absent a massive loss in November, and so the Democrats will continue steaming towards the iceberg without nearly enough lifeboats. The increasing distance that Democrats have to put between themselves and Obama, Pelosi, and Harry Reid should have set off warning bells long ago, but it appears no one is paying enough attention to notice.
Thus, it's not just a failure, but an epic failure.
There's my two cents.