Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: “We’ve really begun to turn the economy around”

posted at 7:22 pm on August 3, 2011 by Allahpundit

If this sounds familiar, it’s because she said the same thing — verbatim — two months ago, before we found out that “turning the economy around” means adding 18,000 jobs a month. No worries, though: Jay Carney reassured America this afternoon that there’s no threat of a double-dip recession. Let’s see what Larry Summers, Obama’s former econ guru, thinks of that:

On the current policy path, it would be surprising if growth were rapid enough to reduce unemployment even to 8.5 percent by the end of 2012. A substantial withdrawal of fiscal stimulus will occur when the payroll tax cuts expire at the end of the year. With growth at less than 1 percent in the first half of this year, the economy is effectively at a stall and facing the prospects of shocks from a European financial crisis that is decidedly not under control, spikes in oil prices and declines in business and household confidence. The indicators suggest that the economy has at least a 1-in-3 chance of falling back into recession if nothing new is done to raise demand and spur growth.

That’s the bad news. The good news? Obama’s ready to “pivot to jobs” for the 15th time in his presidency. His first move on the pivot will be a little disaster tourism to the midwest to see how everyone’s coping with chronic nine percent unemployment. And if all else fails, he’s sharpening up his buck-passing talking points for the election. From today’s White House availability: “Unfortunately, the debt ceiling crisis over the last month, I think, has had an unnecessary negative impact on the economy here, as well.” If he can figure out a way to blame the economy next year on the GOP driving a hard bargain on the debt ceiling this summer, I bet the left will be A-OK with the deal after all. Click the image to watch.

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The chemicals for the poodle perm have gone to her “brain”

Shambhala on August 3, 2011 at 8:53 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un63LEAN22E

screwed up the linky

darwin-t on August 3, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Quick, someone with Photoshop skills, merge DWS face onto pix of Baghdad Bob…

Dandapani on August 3, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Wow! It looks like Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s 20th Congressional District in Florida should win a prize for creative gerrymandering.

http://wassermanschultz.house.gov/district/

Does anybody know how this year’s redistricting proccess will impact her district?

Is there any chance that the redistricting will make it easier to VOTE DEBBIE OUT OF OFFICE?

wren on August 3, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Sharpton finds his muse. Between the two, they cannot put one coherent sentence together.

MarkT on August 3, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Who cares what this she-male has to say?

PJ Emeritus on August 3, 2011 at 9:15 PM

It was a hard fight, and at times it looked like the economy might actually recover from the recession… but with the hard work of the Democrats, the recovery (weak as it was) has been turned around! Yay Team Obama!

malclave on August 3, 2011 at 9:19 PM

I’m sure someone’s said it, but:

Baghdad Debbie

John the Libertarian on August 3, 2011 at 9:32 PM

She is a true believer, impervious to facts and any data contrary to her world view. That she has a share of real power in this country is also a bleak fact that we cannot ignore or simply ridicule. Beware this woman.
Randy

williars on August 3, 2011 at 9:42 PM

Neither our economy, nor Debbie could actually pass a Wasserman test I suspect.

Fighton03 on August 3, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Measure this twit’s hyperboles and downright lies by the number of times she blinks while delivering her hogwash. She may be able to compete with Pelosi in this category.

What’s the matter, DWS? Doesn’t voter fraud bother you? What’s wrong with voter ID? How politicized is the DNC?

onlineanalyst on August 3, 2011 at 9:57 PM

Every time I hear the Democrats say they’re going to turn the economy around, I know I’m going to be run over again.

Socratease on August 3, 2011 at 9:59 PM

“Unfortunately, the debt ceiling crisis over the last month, I think, has had an unnecessary negative impact on the economy here, as well.”

Another bump in the road?
Is anyone keeping a list of all these bumps?

Yo Obama, if ya didn’t wait till the last min to deal with the debt ceiling it would have become a crisis!

What we have is a Management crisis, a Leadership crisis, a Reality crisis.

DSchoen on August 3, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Dummy Democrat Debbie. She is the perfect spokesperson for their party. Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahha!!!!!

TN Mom on August 3, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Does anybody know how this year’s redistricting proccess will impact her district?

Is there any chance that the redistricting will make it easier to VOTE DEBBIE OUT OF OFFICE?

wren on August 3, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Actually part of the strategy of gerrymandering is to concentrate ALL the demrat voters into one district. Trying to split them up risks giving two districts to the dems. Besides, Debbie Blabberpuss-Schultz is great for comedic relief during the dog days of election season and as the leader of the DNC she exposes the idiocy of the demrats.

csdeven on August 3, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Obama really burns through his flacks. I think every time you have to trot out and lie for him, your soul starts looking like Dorian Grey’s picture. Think of all of the hacks that used to lie for him and scuttled back to obscurity: Gibbs, Jarrett, Sumner, Axelrod, and the rest of his economic team that pretty scuttled back to academia or Citigroup.

Debs will return to obscurity once her quota of lies is depleted.

johnboy on August 3, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Could the irony be any thicker watching her ramble off these delusional talking points with a “Facts matter” icon right beside of her…..

Pravda on steroids.

Baxter Greene on August 3, 2011 at 11:47 PM

One word sums up this Wasserman lacky….MORON!

Liberty or Death on August 4, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Per ADP, 114,000 jobs added in July. That’s 43,000 less than June, when the federal jobs report showed 18,000 added. If there’s any correlation, the federal jobs report could be negative this Friday.

xblade on August 4, 2011 at 1:11 AM

DWS… Dim-Witted-Simpleton.
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RalphyBoy on August 4, 2011 at 1:55 AM

Methinks that Debbie Wheresamuh-Schlitz is drunk.

predator on August 3, 2011 at 7:38 PM

nah, it’s just Debbie being Debbie :-)..she can’t help it…

jimver on August 4, 2011 at 3:04 AM

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: “We’ve really begun to turn the economy around”

She’s right! They did turn it around–180 degrees.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on August 4, 2011 at 3:39 AM

Yes, yes and Oceana has always been at war with Eastasia.

MJBrutus on August 4, 2011 at 5:43 AM

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: “We’ve really begun to turn the economy around”
She’s right – how honest of her – now that the debt ceiling has been raised, we’ve really begun to turn the economy around – from bad to MUCH worse !!!

LODGE4 on August 4, 2011 at 6:55 AM

Well, she’s right. Bamby has been for first President since Roosevelt to turn around an economy coming out of a recession, back into recession…and beyond.

I’ll give Wasserman-Hyphen this one.

MNHawk on August 4, 2011 at 7:01 AM

LUV LUV LUV me sum Debsie!!!!

Thank you God for her election/selection!!!

PappyD61 on August 4, 2011 at 7:03 AM

How frequently can you pivot to jobs before you are just spinnning in circles?

KW64 on August 4, 2011 at 7:23 AM

It was a hard fight, and at times it looked like the economy might actually recover from the recession… but with the hard work of the Democrats, the recovery (weak as it was) has been turned around! Yay Team Obama!

malclave on August 3, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Only problem is THERE NEVER WAS ANY RECOVERY. IT WAS ONLY PROPAGANDA.

Jeepers people, stop buying into the libs BS, please.

Statements of recovery were made based on fake gdp numbers.

dogsoldier on August 4, 2011 at 7:36 AM

Lil Debbie was misquoted. What she really said was:

“Holy crap! We’ve run the economy aground!”

BigAlSouth on August 4, 2011 at 7:43 AM

You can pump up GDP by increasing spending (i.e. porkulus / tarp/ etc.) ECON 101. It is a fake increase in GDP because the net result will be some other sector of the economy will be crowded out.

We are being lied too.

James on August 4, 2011 at 7:44 AM

It must be hard to look right at you and tell a big frickin lie. I really think she believes it. Go home Debbie and see if you can honestly repeat that statement.

generouse on August 4, 2011 at 7:46 AM

Give her a break. She’s getting paid a lot of money to say these things and she’s just doing her job. Did someone judge you this harshly at your job today?

visions on August 3, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Well no. But then again my job requires that I be scrupulously honest and ethical at all times…they’re funny that way here.

Trafalgar on August 4, 2011 at 7:50 AM

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz tries to employ Jedi mind tricks. #Fail

Physics Geek on August 4, 2011 at 8:30 AM

I’ll be satisfied when her head turns around and starts spewing green pea soup. Then the world will know she’s possessed by Satan, who just happens to be a Progressive Democrat……..

adamsmith on August 4, 2011 at 8:48 AM

I may have to stop watching the news and staying off this site for awhile, because every time I now see this brainless twit, I seriously want to put my fist through the screen with extreme prejudice.

And I can’t afford a new laptop or TV right now!

pilamaye on August 4, 2011 at 9:41 AM

All that rapid eye blinking while she is talking definitely brings to mind Nancy Pelosi. It’s a tell that someone is nervous or lying. DWS knows she is spewing 100% bulls***.

bitsy on August 4, 2011 at 9:47 AM

So, if after 2-1/2 years, they’ve “begun to turn the economy around”, then we need to suffer through another, what, five to seven years of economic misery?

Ward Cleaver on August 4, 2011 at 9:56 AM

Why didn’t someone warn me that the “Reverend” Al Sharpton was in the video…I dislike him much more than I dislike Debbie Blabbermouth….

Ltlgeneral64 on August 4, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Debbie Downer reminds me of a large mouth bass on the line.

Roy Rogers on August 4, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Does Debbie Downer really look like a dog who just deposited a load on your carpet??

…or is it just the photos we’ve seen so far?

landlines on August 4, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Dow Plunges More Than 300 Points, Erasing Gains for the Year

Gee, I’m so glad the economy is turning around. Otherwise how much worse would this be? /sarcasm

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on August 4, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Future political ad makers for conservative/GOP candidates would like to thank Debbie for another contribution.

Yakko77 on August 4, 2011 at 2:01 PM

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on August 4, 2011 at 12:19 PM

It’s cratering. The Dow has dropped over 400 now.

dogsoldier on August 4, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: “We’ve really begun to turn the economy around”

Where’s the Pinocchio’s nose photoshop?

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on August 4, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Lil Debbies have expiration dates.

seven on August 4, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Has the market ever dropped 500+ in one day before, Deb?

Just asking.

dogsoldier on August 4, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Deb speak. Dow spank.

onomo on August 4, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Has anyone ever noticed that so many women in power are completely incompetent, brain dead, weaklings and train wrecks?

DWS, Waters, Snowe, Collins, Clinton, Feinstein, Pelosi, Lee and then there’s Napolitano…to name a few.

Twana on August 4, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Maybe she should work on that hair of hers and get that fixed before she screws with the economy.

Mr. Joe on August 4, 2011 at 8:33 PM

I do think, at a certain point, you’ve told enough lies.

Freelancer on August 4, 2011 at 10:21 PM

WTF is wrong with the people in FLA!?!?! This a$$clown, hanging chads, Grayson…think its time to cut it off at the panhandle and send to Cuba where the GOOD health care is. ( Just ask the fat pantload, Mickie Moore)

PatriotPete on August 5, 2011 at 9:23 AM

I am glad to see that a woman?? is in charge of D&C.

MSGTAS on August 6, 2011 at 10:17 AM

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