Paddling faster and harder with one oar in the water…
you almost have to feel sorry for the guy. He’s peddling as fast as he can with the best policies he knows of, using what all these smart people have told him is the right approach for so many years, and all he’s come up with is “I tried really hard”
“I suspect that most people in Cincinnati would acknowledge that I’ve tried real hard, and we just haven’t gotten the kind of willingness on the part of the Republicans to engage on a whole range of issues that, I wish had happened, and, part of what I think needs to happen in this election is the voters once again have to send a message, ‘We want common sense ideas. We don’t folks who are just saying no to everything.’ Even stuff, traditionally [they] were in favor of. …”
Perhaps it was what he tried hard at that was the problem? Or the fact that when the Republicans had no chance to stand in his way & say no, he didn’t actually do anything on jobs? Perhaps what he’s tried hard at isn’t financial – who needs a budget. We need gay marriage and DREAM acts and labor board acts!
The thing that is confusing – if the outcomes are not matching your intentions, why implement the same actions over and over again? It’s almost as if he was always getting trophies for showing up or something.
Hot Air – they must not have any young children in any athletic leagues to write this….(I’m not the only one who thinks so apparently)
There’s no “A for effort,” no participation award, no “Most Improved” accolade ….
Here is the result of Mr President “trying real hard”
Unemployment has topped 8% for 41 straight months. Last time above 8% – December 1983.
The jobless rate actually makes the labor market look better than it actually is. The rate only counts people who want a job but don’t have one. But the labor force participation rate was 63.8% in June, just above near modern-era lows. … unemployment would be around 11%.
This is already the longest jobs recession since the Great Depression at 53 months. Payrolls aren’t on track to reach the old highs until June 2015, assuming the sluggish economic expansion lasts that long.
… Private sector “doing fine”? Private-sector employment still down 3.9%, or 4.502 million. Government jobs overall are down 1.9%, with federal jobs (ex post office) up 10.7%.
Wouldn’t most people start trying something else?