Today’s expectedly “unexpected” miserable jobs report has been released, and, in addition to many other big problems, the unemployment rate has risen.

That doesn’t seem to bother some on Obama’s team. David Plouffe recently said that “people won’t vote based on the unemployment rate,” prompting this reponse from Mitt Romney this morning:

In a statement, GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney said, “Today’s abysmal jobs report confirms what we all know – that President Obama has failed to get this economy moving again. Just this week, President Obama’s closest White House adviser said that ‘unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers’ do not matter to the average American.

“If David Plouffe were working for me, I would fire him and then he could experience firsthand the pain of unemployment,” Romney said. “His comments are an insult to the more than 20 million people who are out of work, underemployed or who have simply stopped looking for jobs. With their cavalier attitude about the economy, the White House has turned the audacity of hope into the audacity of indifference.”

Part of why Romney’s always had trouble winning me over is that I can actually imagine a guy like David Plouffe working for him — and I guess so can Romney. But at least if that ever happens we know he’d get fired for saying things like “voters don’t care about the unemployment rate as long as they’re working.” What an idiotic thing to say. If I’m working and noticing that my neighbor lost his job, and a couple of family members and friends lost their jobs, and a couple of co-workers were laid off — yes, unemployment is going to have an effect on how I vote due to the “there but for the grace of God” instinct that is hard-wired into in each of us. Well, each of us except David Plouffe.

Comments

9 Responses to “Romney Says He’d Fire Obama Adviser for Economy Comments”

  1. Granny55 on July 8th, 2011 12:55 pm

    When I saw those comments I thought to myself – this administration REALLY does believe we are ALL stupid and uninformed. As these numbers continue to linger and perhaps get worse those "uncaring" Americans of which Plouffe speaks will want a piece of his hide for those remarks.

    My cast iron frying pan will be sitting right next to my front door should any of these Obamabots come knocking for votes!!! And I will USE it!!!

  2. Dexter_Alarius on July 8th, 2011 1:10 pm

    EVERY GOP Member of Congress and Presidential Hopeful needs to echo Sen Marco Rubio:

    We don't need more taxes. We need more taxPAYERS!
    EVERYTHING (legislation, policies, etc) should be looked at through the lens of job creation.
    All other problems (the Debt, Housing Crisis, etc) are diminished by a robust economy.

    I like that guy.

  3. Joe Redfield on July 8th, 2011 2:17 pm

    Please lay off the President…wait, that didn't come out right…please stop criticizing the President for the dismal employment situation. He did his part…he put the trillion dollars under his pillow…and it's not his fault the Job Fairy didn't show up.

  4. SignPainterGuy on July 8th, 2011 3:08 pm

    Yes, this admin. and the left in general does think we are every bit that stupid and ill-informed and that gullibull !

    Is your cast iron frying pan the "pre-seasoned, bonk-enabled, HappyScrapper-approved" model ? ;-)

  5. Marshall_Will on July 8th, 2011 3:09 pm

    I think in a sales pitch, this is called "The Turn".

    In '08 Bammie tapped into Voter angst over the fact ( as Doug notes above ) many were fearful about the JOBS situation. NOW… he needs to find a new source of anger to mine!

    Well, where's all the anger directed at these days..? Right, our neighbor that hasn't mowed his lawn in (1) year, been on Unemplyment for (2) and hasn't made a house payment in THREE!

    They have yet to perfect The Turn but clearly they're working on it. "unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers’ do not matter to the average American." Average, meaning employed. For those ON assistance, he already HAS your vote!

  6. Granny55 on July 8th, 2011 8:54 pm

    Did you read his whole speech? It was spot on! More people working = more money in the coffers. More people working = more people making house payments = more property taxes in the coffers. More people working = more people paying sales taxes. More people working = more demand for products, goods and services = more money in the coffers = more people working to support the increased demand.

    Liberals = they just don't fucking get it!

    Sorry – grandsons – Granny just said a REALLY bad word.

  7. Granny55 on July 8th, 2011 8:59 pm

    Got that right – the Job Fairy did not show up. Instead the Union Fairy, Green Fairy, Gay Fairy, Animal Rights Fairy, Liberal Prog Professor Fairy, Global Warming Fairy, UN Fairy and all the rest of the Marxist Fairy showed up and took every last penny leaving not one cent for one damned saved or created job.

  8. SignPainterGuy on July 9th, 2011 12:34 am

    I get your Fairy point, but at last word I heard, only half of the Porkulus funds"that absolutely had to be made avail. right then and had to be $787B and must be spent right away"………..has been spent……..Looks like Zero will have "no problem" raising a single $B for his re-election campaign. The only tough part will be coming up with a list of fake donors to hide the fact that it`s really porkulus $$$$ !! You betcha !

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