Video: DNC chair pretty happy with jobs picture

posted at 12:41 pm on July 9, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Here’s a lesson on messaging: when we’ve had three sub-par jobs reports in a row, the phrase “I’m pretty happy” should never escape the lips of surrogates on either side of the political spectrum.  Yesterday, Debbie Wasserman Schultz tried to put a positive spin on the employment situation while appearing on Fox News, and fell into a trap of her own making:

The DNC chair tried trotting out the White House line that claims that we have had 28 straight months of jobs growth, but again, that number is deceptive.  First, they took it from the middle of the recovery (February 2010) rather than the start (June 2009, four months after the stimulus bill went into effect), ignoring more than 1.3 million jobs lost in the first eight months of the Obama recovery.  The White House has claimed to have added 4.3 million from that later point, but BLS data shows that the number is actually 3.75 million.  That averages out to 134,000 a month, which may not even keep up with population growth — as even Robert Reich pointed out last week:

Unemployment for June is stuck at 8.2 percent, the same as in May. And only 80,000 new jobs were added.

Remember, 125,000 news jobs are needed just to keep up with the increase in the population of Americans who need jobs. That means the jobs situation continues to worsen.

Some economists put that number at 150,000, which would mean that even with the artificial start point, the Obama recovery simply isn’t keeping pace.  Using the actual recovery start date makes that point even more clear.  In the 37 months since the recovery, we have added 2.412 million jobs, for an average monthly jobs-added rate of 65,200, half or less of what we need to keep up with population growth.

How can anyone be “happy” with that kind of job creation rate?  Only those with a vested interest in the status quo can possibly consider this a happy situation. Unfortunately for Wasserman Schultz and Barack Obama, most Americans have a vested interest in changing the status quo.


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Dingbat…
Or is that reserved to Pelosi?

Electrongod on July 9, 2012 at 12:43 PM

She’s so cute and spunky! – Obama

lorien1973 on July 9, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Great, my breakfast is coming back up. Thanks Ed.

NapaConservative on July 9, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Bagdad Bob got nothin’ on DWS!

crazy_legs on July 9, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Luckily that video didn’t go on any longer…
I couldn’t take it..

Electrongod on July 9, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Please Gog, keep her healthy, sames as Carney.

They are utter perfection for leftist representation.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:44 PM

don’t worry…..be happy…..

/The Hotel California Actvities Director

ted c on July 9, 2012 at 12:45 PM

She’s so cute and spunky! – Obama

lorien1973 on July 9, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Resist We Much says that’s her pubic hair, with Mayo.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:45 PM

I can’t watch. I just can’t take it.

Fish on July 9, 2012 at 12:46 PM

They believe in the big lie being repeated continuously. It worked before in the 1930′s, pick your county, when the media was complicit.

amr on July 9, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Don’t worry be happy

cmsinaz on July 9, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Resist We Much says that’s her pubic hair, with Mayo.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:45 PM

I’d eat that sammich!

Wait. What?

lorien1973 on July 9, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Her and Ginsburg are Miss June and July in the “Constipated Ladies of the Government” calendars.

itsspideyman on July 9, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Sounds like DWS needs a teleprompter too. The way she stammers, she must be taking lessons from the master himself.

DuctTapeMyBrain on July 9, 2012 at 12:47 PM

The only thing missing is green pus dripping from the corners of her eyes.

Cherokee on July 9, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Insanity, thy name is Debbie Was-a-man Shultz

skanter on July 9, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Video: DNC chair pretty happy with jobs picture new oil base used in the mayonnaise!…it helps hold the part in the middle!

KOOLAID2 on July 9, 2012 at 12:48 PM

I agree with Kudlow. Obama’s goose is cooked.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/304935/obama-s-goose-cooked-larry-kudlow

crosspatch on July 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Please Gog God, keep her healthy, sames as Carney.

They are utter perfection for leftist representation.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Sorry ted c

cmsinaz on July 9, 2012 at 12:50 PM

“All is Well!” Kevin Bacon – “Animal House”
“Always look on the bright side of life” Eric Idle – “Life of Brian”
“_______” Debbie Wasserman Schultz – “Life While Obama’s in the House”
You just can’t beat our little Chattie Cathy. After the election, her and Nancy P, and mayb Barbara Boxer can go on the road. The Dixie Drones.

onomo on July 9, 2012 at 12:50 PM

I saw her say it yesterday and it was classic! The Republicans couldn’t have picked a better stool chair for the Democrats!

cartooner on July 9, 2012 at 12:50 PM

How can anyone be “happy” with that kind of job creation rate?

My lefty friends all bought it… Obama knows his base is easily led about by the nose. They’ll buy anything the DNC is selling.

mankai on July 9, 2012 at 12:51 PM

When Debbie Happy, ain’t nobody happy……

ted c on July 9, 2012 at 12:51 PM

The only thing missing is green pus dripping from the corners of her eyes.

Cherokee on July 9, 2012 at 12:47 PM

…they’ve diverted that now so that it comes out the rectal tissue ducts and into the diaper…viewers were complaining!

KOOLAID2 on July 9, 2012 at 12:51 PM

DWS is on a one-woman campaign to get the NIH to classify insanity as normal.

Dusty on July 9, 2012 at 12:51 PM

DWS comments on the Colorado Wildfires:

“Ooooooooooooooooooooooo! Colors!”

pilamaye on July 9, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Am I mistaken, or didn’t the Dems say the economy would improve under Obama instead of remaining stagnant?

Liam on July 9, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Well last year she did say:

We own the economy. We own the beginning of the turnaround and we want to make sure that we continue that pace of recovery, not go back to the policies of the past under the Bush administration that put us in the ditch in the first place.

She made that sandwich so she might as well be happy eating it.

Fallon on July 9, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Resist We Much says that’s her pubic hair, with Mayo.

Schadenfreude on July 9, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Every time I look at that face all I see is a large unkempt jina.

Apologies to the ladies who post here.

antipc on July 9, 2012 at 12:54 PM

The press under a Republican: “395,000 jobs created? Sure, but what kind of jobs?”

The press under a Democrat: “75,000 Americans are back to work as the economic engine continues to produce good jobs.”

mankai on July 9, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Has she been hanging with Cher?

docflash on July 9, 2012 at 12:57 PM

“The 80,000 jobs created are the result of Obama’s policies and the other 120,000 needed for actual growth that did not happen failed to appear because of Bush’s failed policies of the past.” -DNC

“I’ll buy that!!!” -MSNBC

mankai on July 9, 2012 at 12:57 PM

The press under a Democrat: “75,000 Americans are back to work as the economic engine continues to produce good jobs.”

mankai on July 9, 2012 at 12:55 PM

shhhhhhhhh!…and a third of those were temporary jobs…but do your job and don’t inform the media!

KOOLAID2 on July 9, 2012 at 12:59 PM

I’ll be happy when DWS and Obama join the 8.2%.

Steve Z on July 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM

She’s the perfect person for Communism – she’s incapable of discerning the facts, the truth and/or reality – and she’s irrational.

She’s the perfect apparatchik for State control.

She’s the face of the enemy.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM

A few years down the road there will be movies dramatizing the events of the Obama presidency, and I’m wondering who will they cast for certain roles. I’d like to say ahead of time that the part of DWS should be played by Jon Lovitz. “It’s a good jobs report. Yeah. That’s it. That’s the ticket. And I’m OK…fine… really happy with it. Yeah. Last month we created 30, uh, 50, er, 500 thousand new jobs. Yeah, that’s right. And we weren’t even trying.”

apostic on July 9, 2012 at 1:01 PM

The press under a Republican: “395,000 jobs created? Sure, but what kind of jobs?”

The press under a Democrat: “75,000 Americans are back to work as the economic engine continues to produce good jobs.”

mankai on July 9, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Exactly.

And yet, we just go on, day to day, and LET these communists peddle their agitprop while we DO NOTHING about it.

Cancel your subscriptions to every “news” paper and/or magazine, cancel your cable television, don’t go to movies produced or acted in by communist idiots – take away their power and put that money where it belongs!

KMC1 on July 9, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Has she been hanging with Cher?

docflash on July 9, 2012 at 12:57 PM

If that is the case, whatever was remaining of Cher’s IQ is gone!

pilamaye on July 9, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Dingbat…
Or is that reserved to Pelosi?

Electrongod on July 9, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Since I refer to little Debbie as Nancy’s Mini-Me it think it’s interchangable.

btw, thanks for this post Ed. Pointing and laughing at the soon to be FORMER Chairwoman of the DNC always makes me smile.

Flora Duh on July 9, 2012 at 1:03 PM

The word “pretty” should never be in a headline above that face!

50sGuy on July 9, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Circus in town?

Mr. Wednesday Night on July 9, 2012 at 1:04 PM

6/10 for effort.

10/10 for looking like and polished up human Miss Piggy (and I like Miss Piggy – just an uncanny resemblance, that’s all).

CorporatePiggy on July 9, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

D Wasserman Schultz ‏@DWStweets

RT @BarackObama:

“Businesses have created more than 4.4 million new jobs over the past 28 mos., including about 500,000 manufacturing jobs.”

https://twitter.com/DWStweets/

canopfor on July 9, 2012 at 1:06 PM

DNC chair pretty happy with jobs picture
========================================

Needs more LipStick,er,CowBell!!
(sarc).

canopfor on July 9, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Please stop pulling this doll’s string.

Axe on July 9, 2012 at 1:08 PM

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-jobless-class-of-2012.html

“The last half-decade has not been good to graduates. Only a half of those who graduated since 2006 are now employed full time, according to a recent Rutgers University survey. More college graduates are settling for jobs that in years past would have gone to those without degrees.”

bayview on July 9, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Goebbles and Himmler were pikers compared to this twit.
But don’t expect that opinion to reach beyond the reverberations of this here HA site. The directions given to the talking heads of NPR, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, LAT, NYT, etc, etc. till your ears bleed will keep with the DNC mantra. When you hear DWS expound upon a subject and mumble statement after statement that consumate flat out outrageous lie, do you hear any corrections or piercing questions from the LSM?
Well, do you?
Hey it started long before Little Georgie said, “Your Christian faith.” saving Obamugabe’s from a certain fatal statement. And how much follow up was there in that little peak at The Won’s temerity towards his religious beliefs? Bueller, Bueller?
H.L. Mencken must be approaching the rpm of a HBPR turbo-fan compressor section on take-off.

Missilengr on July 9, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Mesuh so happy!

~ Jar Jar Wasserman-Binks

Joe Mama on July 9, 2012 at 1:12 PM

She made that sandwich so she might as well be happy eating it.

Fallon on July 9, 2012 at 12:54 PM

If our media had one ounce of integrity, she would be asked to explain that little blurb right off the bat, every time she sat her fat a$$ down for an interview.

BigWyo on July 9, 2012 at 1:15 PM

I’m not at all happy with that picture. And it sure ain’t pretty.

CurtZHP on July 9, 2012 at 1:19 PM

O’Butthead’s political epitaph:

“The private sector is doing fine”

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on July 9, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Thanks Ed…

… Not only do I now have to use the toilet, but I also feel the need to throw up.

Much appreciated…!

Seven Percent Solution on July 9, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Unfortunately for Wasserman Schultz and Barack Obama, most Americans have a vested interest in changing the status quo.

Don’t count your chickens… or something like that.

Cleombrotus on July 9, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Hold onto the video for when she claims she did not say what she just said.

Ukiah on July 9, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Don’t count your chickens… or something like that.

Cleombrotus on July 9, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Yes, let Debbie & Bammie’s chickens come home to roost first.

Flora Duh on July 9, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Hey Y’all, I can’t stand DWS any more than the rest of you. I think she’s a tool for the DNC and the WH. That said, the insults you guys are throwing her way are unconscionable. That’s no way to treat anyone. Have some decency.

RationalIcthus on July 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM

The only thing missing is green pus dripping from the corners of her eyes.
Cherokee on July 9, 2012 at 12:47 PM

And her head doing a 360 along with projectile vomiting.

Cleombrotus on July 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Hey Y’all, I can’t stand DWS any more than the rest of you. I think she’s a tool for the DNC and the WH. That said, the insults you guys are throwing her way are unconscionable. That’s no way to treat anyone. Have some decency.
RationalIcthus on July 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM

We’re just hurling insults; they’re destroying lives.

Cleombrotus on July 9, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Have some decency.

RationalIcthus on July 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Tell that to Debbie.

kenny on July 9, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Once Debbie Ramenhair is unemployed perhaps she could find work haunting houses.

ghostwalker1 on July 9, 2012 at 1:44 PM

I tried, but I just cannot watch Debbie Bobble-Head fart out of her mouth.

RebeccaH on July 9, 2012 at 1:45 PM

How can anyone be “happy” with that kind of job creation rate?

To put it in perspective, she’s also “happy” with her hair.

mrt721 on July 9, 2012 at 1:46 PM

They are only “insane” in the sense that their diagnoses are Ideological Sociopaths. Debbie knows exactly what she’s/they’re doing and why. Bad ONLY equals good for true Cloward/Piven Alinskyites.

bob77 on July 9, 2012 at 1:50 PM

When you KNOW your dupes in the MSM will cover for your azz you can say anything. If this had been a Republican admin it would have never gotten to this point. The MSM and the Dems (but I repeat myself) would have been calling for heads to roll over 2 years ago. DWS can say anything, can do anything and the MSM will just nod their heads. Spit!

neyney on July 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Look at this from one individual’s point of view. If your monthly bills are twice as high as your monthly income, how can you be “happy” that you’ve increased your income 28 months in a grow? And what would you like of a relative who told you that?

Fred 2 on July 9, 2012 at 2:03 PM

DWS is more proof that we need a huge surtax on “stupid” in order to reduce pollution of the gene pool…

landlines on July 9, 2012 at 2:10 PM

The economy could crash tomorrow and Debbie would smile while saying “we’re moving in the right direction!”

GarandFan on July 9, 2012 at 2:15 PM

If that is the case, whatever was remaining of Cher’s IQ is gone!

pilamaye on July 9, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Cher had an IQ? Who knew?

Solaratov on July 9, 2012 at 2:32 PM

With respect to Romney being so wealthy he’s out of touch, I’m not sure why the GOP doesn’t do a better job of pointing out that she lives in one of the most exclusive cities not only in Florida, but all of the U.S. Weston frequently makes lists as a city of “high earners,” including a sizeable number of pro athletes. Throw in she herself has never had a real job, and it’s easy to understand why she’s always making comments like this.

She’s truly the gift that keeps on giving.

SoFlaCon on July 9, 2012 at 2:51 PM

If memory serves, the local liberals keep telling us that to celebrate the lousy jobs reports is to root for America’s failure, and it seems that DWS is one of the few people celebrating the jobs reports.

BlueCollarAstronaut on July 9, 2012 at 3:02 PM

The words go in ….

… nothing …

The words come out.

TerryW on July 9, 2012 at 3:05 PM

DNC chair pretty happy with jobs picture

Guess DWS thinks that waving and gesticulating her arms wildly about in a maniacal fashion…and bugging her eyes out while she spews lie after lie after lie somehow makes her more believable…hahahaha…more fun to watch than dems howler monkeys…hehehe

BigSven on July 9, 2012 at 3:36 PM

I’ll be celebrating the “unemployment” reports in November. It doesn’t feel pretty, Debbie. You’ll know soon enough.

Laura in Maryland on July 9, 2012 at 4:10 PM

DWS is IL&M’s greatest achievement. CGI all the way. Yet so life-like.

curved space on July 9, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Debbie Downer reminds me of Anthony Weiner without a “package” to text over the internet!! Could they be twins separated at birth?? HaHa!!

Marco on July 9, 2012 at 9:34 PM