Video: Reid celebrates “big day in America”

posted at 10:48 am on March 5, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

If Harry Reid wasn’t already finished in politics, this clip would absolutely bury him. As it is, it suffices as an example of the blindness of Beltway living. Celebrating the loss of 36,000 jobs in the American economy in February may be one of the most clueless political statements ever seen:

We lost 26,000 in January, which means the rate of job loss per day went up rather significantly. That qualifies as a “big day”? Is this what Democrats see as an improvement? It certainly speaks to the expectations they want to set with the American people, and should win the George Orwell Award.


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Senator Harry Reid said, “Today is a big day in America. Only 36,000 people lost their jobs today, which is really good.”


We have lost almost 4 million jobs since the “smart ones” pushed the stimulus through that was supposed to “create” 3.5 million jobs,jump start the economy,and keep unemployment at 8%:

That is why I have moved quickly to work with my economic team and leaders of both parties on an American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan that will immediately jumpstart job creation and long-term growth. …

Obama on passing the stimulus


So Obama puts VP Biden in charge of the stimulus….

“I’m sorry I’m not an economist,” Biden said as he was describing the methodology. “My background is foreign policy and the constitution.

…..OHHH…Great.


What democrats promised:

THE JOB IMPACT OF THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT PLAN
BY:
Christina Romer: Chair – Nominee- Designate
Council of Economic Advisors

Jared Bernstein: Office of the Vice-President elect

. The plan needs to include a range of components, such as direct government spending, state fiscal relief, and tax cuts to ensure that jobs are created quickly and throughout the economy.

. An aggressive recovery program is important for protecting all Americans from job loss, but
particularly for aiding those groups disproportionately hurt by the rise in the overall unemployment rate.


. A well designed recovery plan will not only create numerous jobs, but also many jobs paying
good wages and providing full-time employment.

whoa!!!!..that last bullet point is a right on the mark…

….emphasize “a well designed recovery plan” will accomplish these things…….
….so since these goals have not been accomplished…according to Obama’s own economic wizards….this recovery plan is a failure.

But we still got this from the “smart ones”….



At the core of this bill….it’s about JOBS…
This bill is about…..JOBS….JOBS…..JOBS!!!

Mn. Senator Amy Klobuchar



We are at such an economic crises in this country and we need to look at three things in this bill……JOBS….JOBS…JOBS!!!!!

Ca. Senator Barbra Boxer

JOBS….JOBS….JOBS…That’s the paramount goal of this legislation…
…………………..This is what President Obama has talked about…this is what he promised.

Ca. Rep. Xavier Becerra

Clearly creating jobs is a paramount goal of this legislation ….
RI. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

But in the face of millions of jobs continuing to be lost,Obama and his administration decide to go with the unverifiable “jobs saved” (based on Keynesian financial models that where shown to be absolutely worthless about the time bell bottom jeans went out of style) .

So it is no wonder this is the results coming from the Administration:

Earl Devaney, the man in charge at Recovery.org,

“Your letter specifically asks if I am able to certify that the number of jobs reported as created/saved on Recovery.gov is accurate and auditable. No, I am not able to make this certification,” Devaney wrote, in a letter provided to ABC News.

However, Devaney can’t certify the jobs data for a more fundamental reason: it’s all fake.  The “saved or created” formulas from the White House do not relate to reality, even when properly reported back to Recovery.gov.  As we have seen in state after state, the jobs listed as “saved” were mostly never at risk in the first place.  In most cases, they were public-safety and education jobs that would have been spared in favor of other, less critical bureaucrat positions that states didn’t want to highlight as existing, let alone being “saved.”


….from Obama’s CBO:


“It is impossible to determine how many of the reported jobs would have existed in the absence of the stimulus package.”

So now reality starts to set in:

(via Hot Air/McClatchy)

Thirteen months ago, Christina Romer and the aggregated economic advisers of Barack Obama claimed that the stimulus package they demanded from Congress would curtail unemployment by stimulating the economy, keeping the unemployment rate under 8% in 2009 and forcing in down throughout 2010.  Yesterday, Romer essentially admitted that her analysis had completely failed. 

….and super smart Joe “jobs is a three letter word” Biden
speaks truth to power:

(On failure of the Stimulus)

“The figures we worked off of in January were the consensus figures and most of the blue chip indexes out there,” Biden said. “We misread how bad the economy was,

VP Joe Biden on ABC’s This Week,
July 5,2009

It is so refreshing to finally have the “adults” in charge…


“Yes We Can!!!!!!”

Baxter Greene on March 5, 2010 at 11:45 AM

The GOP needs to pick this up and start running ads against Reid, in particular, and the Dems in charge in general. How about starting off with Obama talking about the urgent need to pass the stimulus now, cut to Reid and then finish up with the graph of the deficit Bush left compared with where it is now?

Jay Mac on March 5, 2010 at 11:45 AM

So now seems like the perfect time to dive back into citizenship for all those illegal aliens, doesn’t it? And we’ve got the reliable Lindsay Graham working hand in hand with Schumer to get it done.

silvernana on March 5, 2010 at 11:39 AM

I’m not so sure immigration reform will fly with so many AMERICANS out of work. Watching the Dems attempt to frame this as a CRISIS, (which has been the only way they seem to even get legislation written for our viewing pleasure), may hit the Dems with widespread displeasure among the electorate.

Rovin on March 5, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Well then Harry, what would be a great day.

joeswampy on March 5, 2010 at 11:51 AM

The good news is that according to the report, private sector dwindled but the federal government gained more employees. So that’s nice.

lorien1973 on March 5, 2010 at 11:54 AM

I’m not so sure immigration reform will fly with so many AMERICANS out of work. Watching the Dems attempt to frame this as a CRISIS, (which has been the only way they seem to even get legislation written for our viewing pleasure), may hit the Dems with widespread displeasure among the electorate.

Rovin on March 5, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Dems know 2010 is a lost cause. So why not go all in and do as much damage as they can. With amnesty it will be easier than health care or cap n tax. McCain and Graham are 100% in for amnesty. Add in the usual RINOs (Snowe, Collins) and you have a nice solid 60+ YES vote in the senate even if a couple of Dems vote no.

angryed on March 5, 2010 at 11:55 AM

You must be under the impression that Reid will leave of his own volition.

No, he will pull a Zelaya, locking himself in his office, stripping to his underwear and a cowboy hat, eating hot dogs and toying with a loaded revolver that he alternately points at the door and his own head, all the while screaming “I WON’T GO!”

Bishop on March 5, 2010 at 11:38 AM

I love it! But oh please let Harry be a boxer guy. The thought of him in briefs is unsettling.

sherry on March 5, 2010 at 11:59 AM

The GOP needs to pick this up and start running ads against Reid, in particular, and the Dems in charge in general.

Jay Mac on March 5, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Right….

Combined with trying to ram a government take over of health care that sits at 24% approval,failed stimulus,back door deals with lobbyist,and Iran full speed ahead making the bomb with not even meaningless sanctions put against them will certainly highlight the absolute failure of “Hope and Change”.

Baxter Greene on March 5, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Big Day? You mean it’s November already?

John the Libertarian on March 5, 2010 at 12:02 PM

really good? …. unless you’re one of the 36,000

centryt on March 5, 2010 at 12:02 PM

I just threw up, and I don’t feel any better.

How can Reid say that? I’m at a loss and incapable of comprehending what he’s thinking.

Sorax on March 5, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Dems know 2010 is a lost cause. So why not go all in and do as much damage as they can. With amnesty it will be easier than health care or cap n tax. McCain and Graham are 100% in for amnesty. Add in the usual RINOs (Snowe, Collins) and you have a nice solid 60+ YES vote in the senate even if a couple of Dems vote no.

angryed on March 5, 2010 at 11:55 AM

WHAT! Surely you’re not suggesting that the Dems don’t won’t listen to their constituents or public opinion?

Rovin on March 5, 2010 at 12:08 PM

But this reveals something important about the Left’s goals and how they think. They want to demolish the entire structure of expectations about what it means to be an American — the sense and appreciation of achievement, individuality, the future, greater prosperity. They want all these quaint and/or anti-social notions to be redefined or erased altogether from the American memory. We should be thrilled by Reid’s new benchmarks for social harmony. This is indeed what Orwell was really writing about both in 1984 and Animal Farm — the shriveled sense of individual life and hope under Statist dominion.

rrpjr on March 5, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Embarrassing.

rollthedice on March 5, 2010 at 12:13 PM

That’s right sports fans it is a great day in America. There’s only 1052 scheduled days in the Obooboo cabal. I said ‘scheduled’. Of course, if an impeachment were to occur, (or maybe three), then it would naturally be fewer days.
 
You see, I didn’t subtract days from one column and add them to two other columns. That’s how ObowMaoCare says it’s budget neutral. I am aware that there are those among us who feel that my source of days for shortening the time frame are an impossibility. The dhimmicraps get their fake money from cutting the waste and fraud from Medicare/aid. So I say right back at ya! YMMV

Blacksmith8 on March 5, 2010 at 12:13 PM

How anyone can watch these people and not see the pure evil oozing out of them is beyond me. BTW, didn’t this guy commit treason by saying we lost a war we were still engaged in? Shouldn’t he be in jail, rather than remaining Senate majority leader.

I know what’s really going on in Washington, but I wish I had the opportunity to put these people on the spot and say “So, losing 36,000 jobs is a good thing, but the record 52 consecutive months of job create under Bush after Clinton/Gore recession, 9/11, and in the middle of two wars was the worst economy ever?”

RightWinged on March 5, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Harry Reid is a traitor to the United States. His incompetence is just incidental.

Boxy_Brown on March 5, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Every day that these idiots, morons and scum are in charge, this country continues to become a third world society. Obama…..Pelosi…..Reid….. the three stooges of politics, and the most incompetent people ever to rule this land. God help the USA.

afotia on March 5, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Hey Obama & Co. Feb. is the shortest month of the year! Feb. had a few major snow storms that would have prevented some people from going to the unemployment office to file new claims. DDDUUUUUUHHHHHHHHH!!!!! How about if we factor in all of the small businesses that have had to shut down who are ineligible to file for claims dispite paying into unemployment insurance, they are never factored in! I am so sick of all of these “unexpected” numbers.

margretto on March 5, 2010 at 12:39 PM

Wow! The TV ad for fall needs no other words, just play this clip. What a f’in idiot!

jwp1964 on March 5, 2010 at 12:40 PM

really good? …. unless you’re one of the 36,000

centryt on March 5, 2010 at 12:02 PM

Good point. Throw in spouses and dependent children, and it was a great day for about 70,000. Yippee!

Laura in Maryland on March 5, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Wow. Reid needs to go, stat. I mean, politically it’s great to have your opponent be this tone deaf…. but as an American, it would be nice to be proud of something in the government, aside from praying for the health of 5 people on the Supreme Court.

Vanceone on March 5, 2010 at 12:43 PM

“Obama…..Pelosi…..Reid….. the three stooges of politics”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvbAseCN8F8&feature=related

And Moe tells us how we really feel about Obamao care

margretto on March 5, 2010 at 12:46 PM

How can Reid say that? I’m at a loss and incapable of comprehending what he’s thinking.

Sorax on March 5, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Defeating a balrog is easier than comprehending Reid-think. Of course, the problem could be that you’ve assumed he’s thinking, rendering a solution impossible.

BobMbx on March 5, 2010 at 12:46 PM

The time has come for a GOP leader to call out “madness.” I’m not saying a pure “Howard Beale” moment, but someone must actually define what is going in Washington as literal madness. Too many Americans feel it and see it; someone must give it a name. “What are we doing?” a leader must ask. We need a chapter and verse definition, and a way out.

rrpjr on March 5, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Off topic, but Big Sister is watching….

. The program is designed to look for indicators of cyber attacks by digging into all Internet communications, including the contents of emails, according to the declassified summary.

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/03/02/“einstein”-program-disclosed-as-us-cyber-shield/?blog_id=100&post_id=11601

capejasmine on March 5, 2010 at 12:54 PM

Baxter Greene on March 5, 2010 at 11:45 AM

An excellent rundown of events with spot-on commentary… as usual. Thanks!

ya2daup on March 5, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Harry Reid is an idiot. He aspires to be an idiot savant.

ya2daup on March 5, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Here is an audio of John Lennon attacking socialism, elitism and entitlements.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoC83orA4ys&feature=related

jaboba on March 5, 2010 at 1:26 PM

School boards are informing teachers/staff of impending job cuts this month. When will those be counted if they can’t find another job? In June? or will those come in Aug/Sept?

journeyintothewhirlwind on March 5, 2010 at 1:36 PM

Harry Reid is a traitor to the United States. His incompetence is just incidental.

Boxy_Brown on March 5, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Amen. I’d like to add that Harry Reid is an embarrassment to the LDS community.

Conservative Samizdat on March 5, 2010 at 1:37 PM

The time has come for a GOP leader to call out “madness.”

rrpjr on March 5, 2010 at 12:46 PM

There isn’t one; it’s not going to happen. They’re going to join in for the sake of ‘bipartisanship’. Just grab your ankles and get comfortable because there is no help on the way. We haven’t been sold out; we’ve simply been abandoned because the GOP is giving up for free. It only hurts them to join with the Democrats but they’re going to do it anyway.

austinnelly on March 5, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Good people of Nevada, end your nightmare and save our land too.

Schadenfreude on March 5, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Gosh, I heard on NPR that the job report shows the economy has turned around and the stock market has surged upwards.

Dhuka on March 5, 2010 at 2:05 PM

If someone has to TELL me it’s good news, is it really good news?

Martha on March 5, 2010 at 2:17 PM

Reid is accusing the GOP of irresponsibility in its picking up on his statement:

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/85213-reid-accuses-gop-of-having-irresponsibly-mischaracterized-jobs-remarks

guido911 on March 5, 2010 at 3:29 PM

I sure hope the soon-to-be-umemployed Reid doesn’t begin beating his wife once he’s thrown out of office.

zoyclem on March 5, 2010 at 11:38 AM

Harry Milquetoast looks more like a beat-ee than a beat-er.

justltl on March 5, 2010 at 4:06 PM

Every dem challenger should use this and often.

koolbrease on March 5, 2010 at 4:16 PM

The ultimate I-got-mine statement. For now.

curved space on March 5, 2010 at 4:23 PM

It’ll be a big day on November 3 when this tool loses his job.

JammieWearingFool on March 5, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Why? He’ll probably just get another job from his buddies that probably pays more, doesn’t have all the ethical constraints of Congress (such as they are), and he’ll be able to become virtually anonymous and drop out of sight.

Some way, somehow he’ll still feather his nest and manage to damage America further.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 5, 2010 at 4:34 PM

Hahahaha…Harry realized that he put his foot in his mouth…so now he’s trying to dig back out again:

http://www.breitbart.tv/reid-slams-gop-for-having-irresponsibly-mischaracterized-his-remarks-on-jobs-numbers/

AUINSC on March 5, 2010 at 4:51 PM

I heard some reporter do the same thing earlier today…just going on and on about the good economic news. 9.7% unemployment is not good news to any rational person.

Terrye on March 5, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Keep talking Harry … just keep talking.

Nevada … do your patriotic duty this November.

Chimp 6 on March 5, 2010 at 5:17 PM

Harry, it will be a big day when we no longer have to put up with your idiotic statements. Hopefully that day will be election day 2010.

docdave on March 5, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Proverbs 15:2

“the mouth of the fool gushes folly”

infidel4life on March 5, 2010 at 6:18 PM

“The War on Full Employment is over!” — Sen. Harry Reid

BigAlSouth on March 5, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Just be glad Harry Reid is not a doctor, and YOUR doctor?

Good news Ed. Your cholesterol level only went up 360 points today and not 720 points.

MB4 on March 5, 2010 at 7:28 PM

the George Orwell Award

Ignorance for the masses = Power for the rulers.

Slavery for the masses = Freedom for the rulers.

Unemployment for the masses = Employment for the rulers.

MB4 on March 5, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Watch the pitiful little worm tell us that 126,000 jobs added by Bush wasn’t good enough.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od1QFDm5R8E

R D on March 5, 2010 at 7:35 PM

“Yyyyeeeeeeaaaaaarrrrrrggggghghhhhhhhh!!!!!”
(insert Dean screech here)

The perfect red meat ad material for every GOP’s November campaign.

Lockstein13 on March 5, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Rostankowski!

daesleeper on March 5, 2010 at 7:47 PM

His mind is lost….

TN Mom on March 5, 2010 at 9:27 PM

This is off-topic, but please help send this viral:
Harry Reid is not the only one who needs to be shown the door, let’s make sure Obama is too!

I was sent this video which I have forwarded to my college age kinder to send viral….

I don’t like rap, but this is hilarious !!

If there are smart people out there who know how to download and save, please to do so!

How long before Obama-Friendly You Tube shuts down?
3 – 2 – 1 ….

“OTP” — Obama One Time President by the Wolverines
http://www.onetermpresident.net

http://www.youtube.com/watch#!videos=TpvrJGKLceU&v=MddREczVeL4

YTZGal on March 5, 2010 at 9:30 PM

–Senator Harry Reid said, “Today is a big day in America. Only 36,000 people lost their jobs today, which is really good.”–

This is too kind to Harry. If it was Bush making the same statement (aka Mission Completed), the clip would be :

“36,000 people lost their jobs today, which is really good.”

Fine print, most any astute and honest observer of recent Democrat Jobonomics policy would conclude they are totally focused on killing as many private sector jobs as possible to increase the funemployment’s need for bigger government handouts — which is concisely what Harry said in the shortened clip above.

Party Question — is Harry applying for a position as VP Joe’s speech writer?

drfredc on March 5, 2010 at 10:26 PM

I’m so glad the adults are in charge.

Shiny_Tiara on March 5, 2010 at 10:27 PM

Success/

Obama Style

Weirdly the trolls seem absent.

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

CWforFreedom on March 5, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Harry Reid is a racist idiot. He aspires to beis an idiot savant.

fify

ya2daup on March 5, 2010 at 1:16 PM

cableguy615 on March 6, 2010 at 1:03 AM

Keep talking Harry … just keep talking.

Nevada … do your patriotic duty this November.

Chimp 6 on March 5, 2010 at 5:17 PM

AMEN!! Harry Reid is “one job lost” that needs to get added to the tally!!

Khun Joe on March 6, 2010 at 10:46 PM

Now Obama is echoing Reid. These people are despicable.

dogsoldier on March 7, 2010 at 9:06 AM

Oh, Harry! A really good day in America will be when your obituary is published.

Cybergeezer on March 7, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Why am I not surprised at Harry Reid cheering job losses? Remember the good ol’ days of George W. Bush, when Democrats like Reid “cheered” American losses in Iraq?

olesparkie on March 8, 2010 at 7:33 AM

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