Republicans are coming out of the woodwork to take credit for the healing economy. These are the same politicians that blamed Obama when he first got into office after his predecessor turned the economy into an Apocalyptic wasteland.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) credited the news of our healing economy to a new Republican majority in Congress.
McConnell just became Senate Majority leader and it’s all because of him, said Mitch McConnell with a straight face.
“After so many years of sluggish growth, we’re finally starting to see some economic data that can provide a glimmer of hope; the uptick appears to coincide with the biggest political change of the Obama administration’s long tenure in Washington: the expectation of a new Republican Congress,” McConnell said on Wednesday. “So this is precisely the right time to advance a positive, pro-growth agenda.”
Talking Points Memo reports:
The comment provoked snide chuckles from Democrats. The Democratic National Committee emailed out a statement with the subject line “DNC to McConnell: Hahahahahahahahahahaha.”
Here’s the statement from DNC Communications Director Mo Elleithee:
Hahahahahahahahahahaha. That Mitch McConnell is one funny guy. He likes to remind people all the time that he’s not a scientist. Now we know he’s not a mathematician or an economist either. The fact is, under President Obama we’ve had 57 straight months of private sector job growth leading to nearly 11 million jobs added. All Republicans have given us is a government shutdown that cost the economy $24 billion. I get why he wants to take credit for the economic recovery. But maybe he should first do something to help contribute to it.
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham said that Obama’s rising poll numbers could be countered by “gridlock” which would help the country. She claimed that gridlock and opposition to Obama helped to heal the economy.
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