During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz channeled President Obama’s infamous “the private sector is doing fine” comment, saying she is “happy” with job growth in the private sector:
Fox News’ John Roberts: “So then is the suggestion that we should just do keep doing the same thing? There’s that old definition of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”
DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “What we should do – well, I’m pretty happy about 28 straight months of job growth in the private sector.”
Roberts: “Are you happy about 80,000 jobs last month, 69,000 the month before that. Are you happy with those numbers?”
Rep. Wasserman Schultz: “Like I’ve said and President Obama has said, we need to continue to improve and we need to do more and we need to work together.”
You can watch Wasserman Schultz’s “happy” comment here.
Wasserman Schultz’s “happy” version of Obama’s “doing fine” comment came just a day after Obama Adviser David Plouffe falsely claimed June’s terrible jobs report is “what everybody expected.”
Both are attempts to resurrect Obama’s failed “doing fine” effort to shrug off the continuing failure to bring unemployment down to the levels used to sell Obama’s failed so-called stimulus.
As you will recall, a month ago Obama had to clarify, but did not repudiate his “the private sector is doing fine” comment, within five hours of saying it.
Obama’s “doing fine” comment created quite a hue and cry. The Romney campaign quickly launched a @ObamaDoingFine parody Twitter site. The RNC put up a YouTube video titled “Doing Fine,” showing headlines highlighting the lousy economy, Obama saying “the private sector is doing fine,” and asking how can President Obama fix our economy if he doesn’t understand what’s broken? And the Romney Campaign released its “Jolt” video using video clips of news broadcasts about the horrific May jobs report, Obama’s “doing fine” comment and asking if there has ever been a president so out of touch with the middle class?
Obama has boxed himself into a corner by admitting we are not better off than we were four years ago and telling NBC, “If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” He and his Obamacrats will continue to try out outrageous sounding comments about the unemployment numbers until something actually resonates or the numbers finally significantly improve.