Obama Adviser Channels Baghdad Bob
Obama senior adviser David Plouffe:
“The average American does not view the economy through the prism of GDP or unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers,” Plouffe said. “People won’t vote based on the unemployment rate, they’re going to vote based on: ‘How do I feel about my own situation? Do I believe the president makes decisions based on me and my family?’”
This statement is both self-contradictory and obviously wrong… the self-contradiction itself shows the error of the statement.
The self-contradiction first. The latter part of the quote starts with, “How do I feel about my own situation?” Well, that will be directly impacted by the unemployment rate… if they or their direct family can’t find a job, they’re sure not going to feel very good about their own situation, now are they? And thanks to Obamanomics, there’s a lotta folks without jobs right now.
And there’s the error… people are most definitely paying attention to the unemployment and jobs numbers, because they directly impact the ability of people to find and keep jobs.
Baghdad Bob wasn’t any further in denial than Plouffe is.