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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Debbie Wasserman-Schultz lives on another planet. What an idiot.

mimi1220 on August 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Wasn’t she the one that had said the economy was already turned around and that she, as DNC head, would own it?

TugboatPhil on August 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM

I believe it was Monica Crowley on “The Five” that refered to her as “the womam with the angry perm”.

milwife88 on August 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM

If she means twist the economy into a pretzel then flush it down the toilet, she’s right.

brdchris1 on August 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM

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.

I must have been asleep, when did we leave the recession?

sandee on August 3, 2011 at 7:26 PM

this 2012 election may not be so tough after all.

rob verdi on August 3, 2011 at 7:26 PM

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

wha? really…?

ted c on August 3, 2011 at 7:26 PM

When Obama and Biden lose their jobs is about the time it’ll turn around.

RBMN on August 3, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Now I know what someone who is in serious need of some Vagasil looks like…

Seven Percent Solution on August 3, 2011 at 7:27 PM

I hope the DNC keep her in this high profile job…

d1carter on August 3, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Headline on Drudge states Borrowing is now 100% of GDP.

milwife88 on August 3, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Baghdad Bob in drag=Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

Buy Danish on August 3, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Debbie dear, it’s The Obama Recession.

when you bone it, you own it.

Chip on August 3, 2011 at 7:28 PM

No way you get me to click that.

teacherman on August 3, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Insanity.

jawkneemusic on August 3, 2011 at 7:28 PM

I think too many perm jobs have hurt the frizzled ones ability to think straight.

CW on August 3, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Of course. Blame everyone but ones self. Gaaaaaaaaawd.

Let us remember, the economy and jobs were in the toilet LONG BEFORE Republicans took back the House.

capejasmine on August 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM

obama pivots and debbie does donuts….

ted c on August 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Is she really that stupid, or does she cultivate it as a smoke screen? Okay, she’s a dem, so that answers that.

tcn on August 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz lives on another planet. What an idiot.

mimi1220 on August 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Our problem is that somewhere around 50% of voters live there too.

GaltBlvnAtty on August 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM

“Batting her eyes like a frog in a hail storm…”

d1carter on August 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM

There is only one recognized solution to the jobs problem..

Draft the unemployed into the Army then put the Army to work building roads and bridges, and send them out to work in the rice paddies and wheat fields.

It has always worked before whenever it was tried.

Skandia Recluse on August 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM

The spinning…..it’s….to….much.

portlandon on August 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM

MSNBC’s ‘Lean Forward’ should be ‘Bend Over.’

Urban Infidel on August 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Just keep talking.

Obama pivots and hoists and airball.

JammieWearingFool on August 3, 2011 at 7:31 PM

‘Click the image to watch…’

You know that thing you hear about every cigarette you smoke knocks 10 minutes off yer life???

I was really planing on having a nice weekend…

so, how about NO.

BigWyo on August 3, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Wait, she is telling the truth.
They turned the potential economy from having the ability to go sky high, to circling the friggen drain.

ColdWarrior57 on August 3, 2011 at 7:32 PM

And to think I was actually worried when Obama appointed her as DNC chair.

Caiwyn on August 3, 2011 at 7:33 PM

DWS is nothing more than a puppet for the DNC. At least Kirsten Powers looks good when they’re pulling her strings :)

ColumbusConservative on August 3, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Look at the fear they have that America might actually demand that the act of voting is an act that we know is done legally.
Funny. You demand rational spending and a rational approach to voting and you are called terrorists. The world is upside down.

CW on August 3, 2011 at 7:33 PM

YAY! More video footage for campaign commercials!

Thanks Deb

Ampersand on August 3, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Debbie Downer Wassamatterwithherhair Schultz needs a better brand of mayonnaise for her hair

Kini on August 3, 2011 at 7:34 PM

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

Obama keeps pivoting around the same point…

And DWS is by that river in Egypt.

That is the effect of the Nannystate, entitlement state and echo chamber of the Left: they can no longer keep in contact with the actual reality and are unmoored from common sense.

ajacksonian on August 3, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Wackadoodle alert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ladyingray on August 3, 2011 at 7:37 PM

You know, we don’t give enough credit to those valiant souls around these parts that have to sift thought that sort of bovine excrement day after day.

I only managed about 2 minutes of watching that before the bile began to rise in my stomach.

Hat’s off to those that can stomach that tripe.

Chip on August 3, 2011 at 7:37 PM

A mind is a terrible thing to lose. Or not to have a mind at all. How true that is.

Cheshire Cat on August 3, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Methinks that Debbie Wheresamuh-Schlitz is drunk.

predator on August 3, 2011 at 7:38 PM

The impertinent girl is either delusional or intentionally a liar. Either way she’s not a lady.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2011 at 7:38 PM

This is the democrat party of today. Constant, perpetual lies.

darwin on August 3, 2011 at 7:40 PM

There is only one recognized solution to the jobs problem..

Draft the unemployed into the Army then put the Army to work building roads and bridges, and send them out to work in the rice paddies and wheat fields.

It has always worked before whenever it was tried.

Skandia Recluse on August 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Put ‘em down at the border too.

RDE2010 on August 3, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Poodles are indignant.

carbon_footprint on August 3, 2011 at 7:40 PM

She’s getting paid a lot of money…and she’s just doing her job.

Sounds a lot like a VERY expensive p-r-o-s-t-i-t-u-t-e…

oldleprechaun on August 3, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Thanks for the info Deb.
I will monitor the economy from the unemployment line.
I could monitor it from my cellphone but I has span enabled.

Electrongod on August 3, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Hahahaha, that headline almost made me spit my drink. All the unicorns must live in her head and her diet must consist of skittles.

scalleywag on August 3, 2011 at 7:42 PM

You’d think at a certain point these people would be embarrassed to appear on camera… or out in public for that matter.

Murf76 on August 3, 2011 at 7:42 PM

spam..that is.

Electrongod on August 3, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Poodles are indignant.

carbon_footprint on August 3, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Ya reckon that one’s been house broken?

predator on August 3, 2011 at 7:43 PM

OT: Iranian General becomes President of OPEC.

Big Trouble.

portlandon on August 3, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Hat’s off to those that can stomach that tripe.

Chip on August 3, 2011 at 7:37 PM

I don’t watch most of the vids on HA. For that exact reason.

scalleywag on August 3, 2011 at 7:44 PM

The spinning…..it’s….to….much.

portlandon on August 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Wow, I feel like I was just Rickrolled.

ColumbusConservative on August 3, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Lather.Rinse.Repeat message over and over.

SouthernGent on August 3, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Just another rant from a vile, despicable Democrat whore. She reminds me of a bar whore I once saw in Olongapo.

Roy Rogers on August 3, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Did Al hit on her?When I hear her it makes me want to be the Tea Party type they keep harping about.I get visions of violence for her.

docflash on August 3, 2011 at 7:44 PM

She’s getting paid a lot of money…and she’s just doing her job.

Sounds a lot like a VERY expensive p-r-o-s-t-i-t-u-t-e…

oldleprechaun on August 3, 2011 at 7:40 PM
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Not when you consider how many people she and the rest of the Democrats are screwing over.

NMRN123 on August 3, 2011 at 7:45 PM

I wonder what Debbie Wasserman-Schultz would think of Australia?

Australians have to provide identification to register to vote and we have to register 4 weeks before election day.

Crux Australis on August 3, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Has there ever been two stupider people conversing on live TV?

ctmom on August 3, 2011 at 7:47 PM

I thought Poodles are supposed to be hypoallergenic, so why do I break out in hives just from her picture?

bluemarlin on August 3, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Perhaps she meant from Capitalism to Marxism?

OldEnglish on August 3, 2011 at 7:50 PM

The power of delusion is just stunning, some days.
Remarkable … never in all my days…. Wow.

pambi on August 3, 2011 at 7:50 PM

I wonder what Debbie Wasserman-Schultz would think of Australia?

Australians have to provide identification to register to vote and we have to register 4 weeks before election day.

Crux Australis on August 3, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Racist.

CW on August 3, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Australians have to provide identification to register to vote and we have to register 4 weeks before election day.

Crux Australis on August 3, 2011 at 7:47 PM

You’re just trying to suppress the ‘Roo vote.

predator on August 3, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Are Debbie’s lies any more blatantly obvious than Boner’s? Really?

Bugler on August 3, 2011 at 7:52 PM


Click the image to watch.


Do we have to?

Herb on August 3, 2011 at 7:52 PM

She meant turned around 360 degrees.

carbon_footprint on August 3, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Turned around? 180 degrees, 360 degrees??
Guess you can´t expect anything else from politicians that don´t know right from wrong (left) and have to spin everything. They make their own definitions and think that we (the peons) will accept it without thinking….WRONG!

gullxn on August 3, 2011 at 7:53 PM

DWS – a living, breathing caricature who makes Michael Steele look like a genius (by comparison).

bw222 on August 3, 2011 at 7:54 PM

And she has to be the smartest of the bunch to lead the Dem party. Just imagine what the lemmings are like.

faraway on August 3, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Click the image to watch.

Do we have to?

Herb on August 3, 2011 at 7:52 PM

If you click on her pouting lips….
Well I won’t spill it.

/

Electrongod on August 3, 2011 at 7:56 PM

“We’ve really begun to turn the truth around”

-Debbie Watcherlie Shulz

nico on August 3, 2011 at 7:57 PM

I am not complaining, but how did such a blithering idiot get the DNC job? Dean was bug-eyed crazy but he was reasonably articulate.

Southernblogger on August 3, 2011 at 7:57 PM

spill = spoil.
Geeze.

Electrongod on August 3, 2011 at 7:57 PM

I wish that I could believe DWS would have significant imput into the 2012 Democrat campaigns- but God isn’t that generous.

jjshaka on August 3, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Here’s why CA wants to suppress the ‘Roo vote. It’s all about revenge!

http://tinyurl.com/6xr5ybu

predator on August 3, 2011 at 7:58 PM

You’re just trying to suppress the ‘Roo vote.

predator on August 3, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Hilarious.

I think we’re trying to suppress the dead and the brain-dead vote.

Crux Australis on August 3, 2011 at 8:01 PM

So the (Bush) economy (which he inherited,) created the necessity of the stimulus, (which makes the stimulus the fault of the economy,)which, upon failing (due to weakness in the economy) caused the debt ceiling crisis, (not his fault,) which was lengthened by the fact that he didn’t get his way (damn teaparty!) which caused the economy to continue to be sluggish (while Obama was focused like a laser on jobs,) which will necessitate some further emergency/crisis/rush job legislation, a broadening of Executive authority, a new legislative commission, a czar!

Did I get the whole progressive/media narrative?

massrighty on August 3, 2011 at 8:03 PM

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

Why are they paying her to do this stuff at all? She spouted like this all the time BEFORE she was DNC chair. They shouldn’t have to pay her more for this stuff… it isn’t like she will get a better quality diatribe any time soon.

ajacksonian on August 3, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Who is running against Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in 2012?

Surely the voters in her Florida district can elect somebody who has a better grasp of reality to represent them.

wren on August 3, 2011 at 8:04 PM

They turned the economy around a long time ago.

It is now headed straight down, the way 0bama intended.

Sure, there a few bumps in the road that slow it a bit, now and then, but not enough to stop it from going over the precipice.

LegendHasIt on August 3, 2011 at 8:05 PM

I think we’re trying to suppress the dead and the brain-dead vote.

Crux Australis on August 3, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Good on ya. I wish to hell we would do the same.
The “dead vote” carries a lot of weight over here, especially in places like Chicago.

predator on August 3, 2011 at 8:06 PM

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

…and around, and around, and around, and around, and around.

My collie says:

That there is what I call “a five spiral crash”.

CyberCipher on August 3, 2011 at 8:09 PM

There really should be a telescreen with Emmanuel Goldstein’s mug right behind her.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2011 at 8:12 PM

She must be in the cracked head club.

Philly on August 3, 2011 at 8:20 PM

She misspoke. What she meant to say was, “We’ve really begun to run the economy aground.”

dkmonroe on August 3, 2011 at 8:20 PM

She must be in the cracked head club.

Philly on August 3, 2011 at 8:20 PM

She’s not just the president, she’s also a client.

dkmonroe on August 3, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Can’t make this stuff up…. what a stupid fool

ultracon on August 3, 2011 at 8:29 PM

massrighty on August 3, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Permission to steal/share, Capt ??
That’s about the perfect explanation !!

pambi on August 3, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Maybe Debbie can worry about the 20th Florida District – which is getting killed economically.

Odie1941 on August 3, 2011 at 8:32 PM

I like the “Facts Matter” on the video screen shot.

DrStock on August 3, 2011 at 8:38 PM

This reminds me of Saturday Night Live wen it was good in the old days.

dragondrop on August 3, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Permission to steal/share, Capt ??
That’s about the perfect explanation !!

pambi on August 3, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Permsission granted!

massrighty on August 3, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Did I get the whole progressive/media narrative?

massrighty on August 3, 2011 at 8:03 PM

You forgot how man-made global warming is depressing the economy and that those darn deniers are preventing the explosion of green jobs … or sumpin’

sirnapsalot on August 3, 2011 at 8:41 PM

wen=when

dragondrop on August 3, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Pfffffffttttt, did anyone actually expect her to say something sane? Come on now……really?

sicoit on August 3, 2011 at 8:46 PM

We’ve really started to auger it into the ground.

And what does she mean by ‘We’..??

BigWyo on August 3, 2011 at 8:48 PM

She has become a “Stepford Wife”, she is unbelievably phony. It’s hard to believe she believes her own bull sh!t, but look at Reid, Shumer and Pelosi.

MJZZZ on August 3, 2011 at 8:50 PM

“She of the Angry Perm” now wants to be taken seriously?

petefrt on August 3, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Why do I hear Billy Preston singing in the background?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un63LEAN22E

darwin-t on August 3, 2011 at 8:52 PM

I must have been asleep, when did we leave the recession?

sandee on August 3, 2011 at 7:26 PM

That will only be realized three years from now when we get the final final final final revisions to the monthly figures we are looking at now.

Until then, it’s all good.

slickwillie2001 on August 3, 2011 at 8:52 PM

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