DWS: We’re not here to create jobs

posted at 3:25 pm on October 12, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

I do believe that DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz just wrested the #Winning hashtag away from Charlie Sheen:

I’d say that Wasserman Schultz has achieved her goal of not creating jobs … except that Democrats haven’t exactly showed leadership, either. They fumbled Obama’s stinkbomb of a jobs bill, with two of their own caucus joining a Republican filibuster to stop it even after Harry Reid rewrote its tax provision.  Even if the bill had gone to a floor vote, The Hill reports that it would still have failed:

The only Democrats to vote against the measure were Sens. Ben Nelson (Neb.) and Jon Tester (Mont.), but a number of other centrists in the party indicated they would vote against the package even though they supported launching a debate on the measure.

So how did Democratic leadership, in the form of President Obama, react?  By, er, agreeing to do what John Boehner requested in the first place:

Shortly after his $447 billion jobs plan stalled Tuesday in the Senate, President Barack Obama vowed to break the broad initiative down into numerous, separate bills — potentially setting up even more showdowns between Democrats and Republics on how to boost the economy and where to get the money to do so.

The Democrat-pushed bill failed Tuesday night to get the 60 votes needed in the Senate to proceed. A total of 50 members of the chamber supported the measure, while 49 cast ballots against it.

In a statement issued Tuesday night, Obama said that despite being an obvious defeat, “tonight’s vote is by no means the end of this fight.” He then outlined his intention to work with Senate Majority Harry Reid and produce several smaller bills derived from the bigger plan.

Boehner pledged to break the bill up into component parts for consideration immediately after Obama’s joint-session speech, but it was that Democratic Party form of leadership that demanded an all-or-nothing approach on a poison-pill bill.  Obama wanted to beat the GOP with a dead bill rather than actually, you know, create jobs.  Boehner wanted to work on economic policy.  Who ended up winning the leadership contest?  It’s not the party that suddenly wants to distance itself from job creation.

Update: Just in case you need a reminder, here’s Debbie Downer from two months ago, bragging about … well, I think you can guess.  Direct quote: “We’re creating jobs each month in the private sector.”

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Wow, no kidding?

Ward Cleaver on October 12, 2011 at 3:29 PM

She’s always good for a laugh.

John the Libertarian on October 12, 2011 at 3:30 PM

To your mouth, Debbie…

… it’s almost as big as your foot!

Seven Percent Solution on October 12, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Barry’s a fourth quarter guy and DWS is a soft, nickel defense.

a capella on October 12, 2011 at 3:30 PM

As stupid a comment it is, we have to be careful. After all, conservatives don’t believe government creates jobs. We believe in creating an environment that creates jobs. Obviously that’s not what DWS is getting at, but still, we need to be clear on the difference.

schmitty on October 12, 2011 at 3:31 PM

But you can get out of the way of people that do make jobs.

Oil Can on October 12, 2011 at 3:32 PM

I was surprised that Debbie actually looked like she washed her hair before she appeared on TV.

meci on October 12, 2011 at 3:32 PM

But the Government can destroy jobs.

Which is what the Dems ARE doing.

portlandon on October 12, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Guess we need to keep a list of who makes the best laugh lines, dear joe or this ding bat from FL with two last names? I can not stand this nasty little lib twinkie!
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letget on October 12, 2011 at 3:32 PM

The Democrat goal of not creating jobs is working splendidly.

Extrafishy on October 12, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Debbie Clowner.

rbj on October 12, 2011 at 3:33 PM

She’s like a female* Joe Biden.

*I’m being generous

DamnCat on October 12, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Has she bothered to tell obummer that ?

ColdWarrior57 on October 12, 2011 at 3:35 PM

potentially setting up even more showdowns between Democrats and Republics on how to boost the economy and where to get the money to do so.

So it’s presumed by this “journalist” that the way to boost the economy is to spend money?

Getting rid of a bunch of regulations and the expensive vogons who impose them would be a good boost to the economy and it would save the government money.

forest on October 12, 2011 at 3:36 PM

D’OH! – letget beat me to it.

DamnCat on October 12, 2011 at 3:36 PM

The Gift that keeps on giving!!

Are we sure that she’s not a conservative plant…..your average lib-tard isn’t even close to this stupid??!!

Long Live DWS!!!

Tim_CA on October 12, 2011 at 3:36 PM

What?

She said, “They elect us to work together”

She said nothing about jobs.

This post is false. It makes no sense, and the video is all of what? 18 seconds?

Debbie is right. I never elect anyone to create jobs. I’d like to elect some people to get out of the way so that jobs can be created.

This post makes no sense when put together with this video clip.

bridgetown on October 12, 2011 at 3:37 PM

So how did Democratic leadership, in the form of President Obama, react? By, er, agreeing to do what John Boehner requested in the first place:

Then why did Obama employ this stall tactic in the first place? Isn’t anyone interested in why Obama’s been taking this farce on the road? He knew he would be capitulating to Boehner.

What was the political benefit? He could make speeches, that used the words like “jobs” and “employment ” to make it appear he is engaged with the electorate?

Seems like a huge waste of time or maybe he’s just getting really lousy political advice.

Dr Evil on October 12, 2011 at 3:38 PM

The side by side pictures on the Home Page of Katie Pavlich and Stinky Britches speaks volumes…

Seven Percent Solution on October 12, 2011 at 3:39 PM

She’s right. When I go into the voting booth I think, “Now which one of these guys is gonna work well with the others in DC?”

This explains why McCain did so well in 2008.

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mankai on October 12, 2011 at 3:39 PM

This post makes no sense when put together with this video clip.

bridgetown on October 12, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Maybe a little background will help ‘ya…

Seven Percent Solution on October 12, 2011 at 3:42 PM

SOMEWHERE in America there is a Circus missing one CLOWN!

SDarchitect on October 12, 2011 at 3:43 PM

I say this in all seriousness:
 
Bless her heart. Can you imagine how bad her hair must be if that’s what happens after she’s fixed it?

rogerb on October 12, 2011 at 3:43 PM

That new pic of Debbie on the main page is a keeper. It gets the level of dingbattyness just perfect.

tommyboy on October 12, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Even allowing for the general Einstein-like intellect of the Democrat party, how did this fool ever end up in a leadership position?

As a messinger, has she EVER changed anyone’s mind? When she is pitching a bill on the hill, does anyone even pay attention?

Fascinating.

JusDreamin on October 12, 2011 at 3:46 PM

We’re not here to create jobs

Your real name is Sherlock, isn’t it?

Physics Geek on October 12, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Wait, weren’t you just touting having saved or envisioned three zillion jobs?

John the Libertarian on October 12, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Democrats haven’t exactly showed shown leadership

FIFY, Ed. Deb, you’re a half right half wit. You’re not there to destroy jobs either, but you and Zero are doing a bang up job on that.

dogsoldier on October 12, 2011 at 3:52 PM

She looks like an aquatic creature.

Akzed on October 12, 2011 at 3:53 PM

A gift that keeps on giving. Also, the last time I saw a mug like that it was peering through the starting gate at Churchhill Downs.

rjoco1 on October 12, 2011 at 3:56 PM

Total and utter failure on her part. Ugly, too.

madmonkphotog on October 12, 2011 at 3:59 PM

We’re not here to create jobs

And another trial balloon for a talking point explodes in flames.

Oh the humanity!

pedestrian on October 12, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Why do you have a picture up of Shaun Cassidy for this post?

NotCoach on October 12, 2011 at 4:01 PM

The more speaking opportunities Debbie Wasserinmyshmuck gets, the better off this country will be… She. Is. A. True. Idiot.

Danny on October 12, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Shouldn’t she be in NYC smoking dope and crapping on police cars?

hillbillyjim on October 12, 2011 at 4:02 PM

I think Debbie DID Dallas.

docflash on October 12, 2011 at 4:03 PM

A gift that keeps on giving. Also, the last time I saw a mug like that it was peering through the starting gate at Churchhill Downs.

rjoco1 on October 12, 2011 at 3:56 PM

LOL, almost spewed diet coke on the monitor with that one.

Midas on October 12, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Shouldn’t she be in NYC smoking dope and crapping on police cars?

hillbillyjim on October 12, 2011 at 4:02 PM

That would be creating jobs for sanitation workers. She doesn’t create jobs.

NotCoach on October 12, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Debbie Washyour-Self

hillbillyjim on October 12, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Well, if her goal is to not create jobs, I’d have to give her an A+.
rjoco1, do you bet on the horse that pees before it goes to the post?

Mini-14 on October 12, 2011 at 4:06 PM

But the Government can destroy jobs.

Which is what the Dems ARE doing.

portlandon on October 12, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Which was one of the points Perry made last night.

mrsmwp on October 12, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Didn’t DWS say last spring-maybe mid to late spring-that it is the job of government to create jobs? I could swear she did, because most of us laughed that she didn’t think jobs could be created by the private market.

herm2416 on October 12, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Iittle Debbie is just too painful to watch.

Mr. Grump on October 12, 2011 at 4:09 PM

She needs a stylist or something. Her hair looks greasy and her clothes, I don’t know what it is.. every person has their good and bad colors… she never seems to find her good ones.

JellyToast on October 12, 2011 at 4:12 PM

As stupid a comment it is, we have to be careful. After all, conservatives don’t believe government creates jobs. We believe in creating an environment that creates jobs. Obviously that’s not what DWS is getting at, but still, we need to be clear on the difference.

schmitty on October 12, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Amen! Say it again and again. Republicans/Conservatives should not lose this argument via sloppy phrasing.

onlineanalyst on October 12, 2011 at 4:14 PM

These guys switch positions so fast it’s amazing they don’t all have neck braces.

flataffect on October 12, 2011 at 4:15 PM

She’s actully claiming that people elect representatives to “work together.” No, Ditzy Waterhead Schlut, we elect representative SPECIFIALLY to counter the crap those currently in power are trying to do – in short – to do PRECISELY what they are FINALLY doing!

PJ Emeritus on October 12, 2011 at 4:16 PM

It’s not even the hair that makes DWS so repugnant. It is her condescending air, her smirks, and her dismissive (grating) voice.

onlineanalyst on October 12, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Votes for ending Debate? 50

“a number of other centrists in the party indicated they would vote against the package even though they supported launching a debate on the measure.”

Votes for the measure? 50 – X where X is more than one.

the White House will be able to point out that a majority of the Senate voted with the president.

So according to White House mathematics:
Given x > 1
50 – X > 50 (required number for a majority vote to succeed with Biden as VP).

They think simple positive integer subtraction makes a number larger? That explains the budgetary issues we’ve been having, but it worries me that First Grade mathematics are too complicated for them to understand.

gekkobear on October 12, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Debbie Wasserman Schultz has had a busy week. She basically voted twice for the debt ceiling increase assisting her buddy Gabrielle Giffords who created political theater by showing up on the House floor. Now she is claiming she is creating jobs in the private sector from the floor of Congress.
“Well, we’re going to focus on what we know is the number one priorities on Americans ease minds right now, that is creating jobs and continuing to get this economy turned around. If we have to drag the Republicans with us, then we’ll do that, but, you know, it’s been a whole lot of months, eight months they have controlled the house with no jobs bills coming to the Floor. Hopefully now with this compromise on the debt ceiling behind us, with the opportunity, with the economic to sit down and focus on longer-term deficit reduction that will have some balance and ask some sacrifice for our most fortunate,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) told MSNBC. Schultz is also the Chairwoman of the DNC.

That is not what she said here.

IowaWoman on October 12, 2011 at 4:26 PM

I swear, I always wondered what happened to Bagdad Bob. Now I know he moved to Florida and adopted a little girl named Debbie.

BacaDog on October 12, 2011 at 4:34 PM

She’s toast.

fossten on October 12, 2011 at 4:35 PM

You forgot i. Obama math only works with i.

50-xi=z

NotCoach on October 12, 2011 at 4:36 PM

NotCoach on October 12, 2011 at 4:36 PM

In response to gekkobear on October 12, 2011 at 4:21 PM.

NotCoach on October 12, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Well, adding this to the Schmucky Schumer memo, clearly The Regime is now trying to turn the Titanic away from the iceberg and looking to pin total and complete blame for the sickly economy on “the tea party republicans”. As if we’ve all been living on Bizarro world since 2007 when the Dems took over control of Congress again. They own this mess, they’ve been warned time and time again. Now finally they admit they’re not creating jobs.

It’s funny, creating jobs is generally and intentionally byproducts of sound econmic policies like those the republicans have again embraced. destroying jobs though is generally and intentionally the point of the economic policies of the democrats. if only a strong, articulate GOP contender would put it this simply during the upcoming debates with obama.

smfic on October 12, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Pity the poor DNC for having the unenviable task of trying to humanize Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

She acts like she should trying to sell fake Rolex watches on the streets of NYC.

And also pity the poor soul who is saddled with the equally unenviable task of mounting her. She is quite a beast.

molonlabe28 on October 12, 2011 at 4:53 PM

This idiot is taking over for Biden in the “Gift that keeps on giving”-category.

Dopenstrange on October 12, 2011 at 4:57 PM

This chick is a freak… the most ironic thing is that she gets paid.

deedtrader on October 12, 2011 at 5:14 PM

She just let the cat outta the bag so far as what the JOBS Bill is NOT about…
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And as dumb as Dearest Debbie is… I think she realized right after she said it… that she had created a poop pile with those words.
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RalphyBoy on October 12, 2011 at 5:16 PM

September 13, 2011:

Obama’s top political adviser David Axelrod said Tuesday that the administration was unwilling to break up the president’s $447 billion jobs plan if Republicans were only receptive to passing certain elements.

“We’re not in a negotiation to break up the package. It’s not an a la carte menu. It’s a strategy to get this country moving,” Axelrod said Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

October 12th, 2011:

Shortly after his $447 billion jobs plan stalled Tuesday in the Senate, President Barack Obama vowed to break the broad initiative down into numerous, separate bills…He then outlined his intention to work with Senate Majority Harry Reid and produce several smaller bills derived from the bigger plan.

Par for the course.

sockpuppetpolitic on October 12, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Is that really a chick?

keep the change on October 12, 2011 at 6:00 PM

She’s going to replace pugugli as the hag on the hill…

ladyingray on October 12, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Even allowing for the general Einstein-like intellect of the Democrat party, how did this fool ever end up in a leadership position?
JusDreamin on October 12, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Her role, which she has accomplished with zeal, is to be an Alan Grayson-style barking, slashing attack dog. (Grayson is the wrong gender and had too little time in the public eye. Otherwise, he’d have been in the running for what the Dems currently see as the head-of-the-Party’s role.)

eeyore on October 12, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Simple one page job bill:

No taxes on Schedule C (Sole Proprietorships) ; Form 1065 (Partnerships), or Form 1120S (Subchapter S Corps) for five years.

Done – 3 million jobs by Election Day 2012.

patch on October 12, 2011 at 6:31 PM

DWS reminds me of those incredibly credulous infomercial hosts who get paid to act stupendously amazed that cleaning products clean things, knives cut junk and grills cook stuff. If the voters in her district ever wise up and decide to elect someone with three-sixteenths of a brain she’d have a real future in that. She’ll want to stay away from hair products, though. She’s beyond help.

curved space on October 12, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Getting rid of a bunch of regulations and the expensive vogons who impose them would be a good boost to the economy and it would save the government money.

forest on October 12, 2011 at 3:36 PM

You must be a barbarian if you would place Vogon Cowboy poetry writers within the reach of the budget axe scalpel.

Either that or one hoopy dude.

Lily on October 12, 2011 at 6:39 PM

convinced she is a robot. She really has been a gift to the RNC from Obama.

pgrossjr on October 12, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Can Hot Air please stop posting her picture. God I get nightmares.

jaimo on October 12, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Ed wrote

Obama wanted to beat the GOP with a dead bill rather than actually, you know, create jobs.

That is the problem right there. Nowhere in the founding documents does it say that the government is supposed to create jobs. If they would get out of the way businesses would do what they do and create jobs. The government is awful at everything it does, they can’t compete with private industry. There was a time in this country when this was just a given, I don’t know why it changed.

free on October 12, 2011 at 11:37 PM

cant remember if it was on this site or another but someone today predicted “…work together…” would be the dems new meme, taht they were all using it as often as possible. looks liek that person was right. ole deb was so eager to use it she shoot herself in the foot to get it out there.

chasdal on October 13, 2011 at 12:08 AM