This is something I’ve pointed out to numerous dumb cons over the last 3 years.
Mr. Romney constantly talks about job losses under Mr. Obama. Yet all of the net job loss took place in the first few months of 2009, that is, before any of the new administrationâ€™s policies had time to take effect.
Another point I’ve made to conservative propagandists and dummies.
The famous bikini graph of job growth illustrates it very well.
Oh, and where have those mass layoffs of schoolteachers been taking place? Largely in states controlled by the G.O.P.: 70 percent of public job losses have been either in Texas or in states where Republicans recently took control.
We’ve lost more than half a million public sector jobs – largely due to budget cuts by republican controlled state governments.
Mr. Romney wants you to attribute all of the shortfalls in economic policy since 2009 (and some that happened in 2008) to the man in the White House, and forget both the role of Republican-controlled state governments and the fact that Mr. Obama has faced scorched-earth political opposition since his first day in office. Basically, the G.O.P. has blocked the administrationâ€™s efforts to the maximum extent possible, then turned around and blamed the administration for not doing enough.