Last month’s jobs report was abysmal, much lower than analysts expected. After many months of improving numbers, it certainly was a downer, and prompted some to speculate that either the recovery had stalled, or even that we were headed back into recession. Yesterday, the latest job’s report came out, and the numbers were not only solid, but revisions to the past 2 months numbers pushed those jobs numbers markedly higher.
All in all…very good news! Wall Street certainly reacted to the jobs report as a great sign the economy is recovering. The Dow temporarily topped 15,000 for the first time, and finished at an all-time high. The pundits wrote about the jobs report as good news, a sign that the “spring stall” we’ve had in recent years wasn’t nearly as much of a threat this year.
So how did Republicans react? As they ALWAYS do when ANYTHING good happens under the Obama presidency…by loudly pronouncing the darkest, most pessimistic interpretation of the news, and then squarely placing “blame” on the Obama administration. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said that thanks to ObamaCare, future jobs numbers are “more likely to slow down than speed up”. Cheery. John Boehner’s quote? “We need to seize opportunities the president has been ignoring, and focus on growing our economy rather than growing more government”. Fox News? While every other major news website had a story about the good jobs report yesterday morning, on Fox News’ website, the jobs report was curiously absent from the front page. Shocking! A “news” organization (ha-ha) ignoring good news for Americans?
It must be awfully damn depressing to be a Republican right now. Republicans are SO full of hate for this president that even GOOD news must be interpreted in a negative light. Republicans, is there ANYTHING you enjoy in life? Is there ANY good news that you don’t somehow turn around into an Obama negative? Is this how Americans are supposed to live their lives, focused on hatred, negativity, and pessimism about the future?
Pat Toomy, Republican Senator and co-sponsor of the Manchin-Toomy gun-control bill that recently failed, said the bill failed because “There were some on my side who did not want to be seen helping the president do something he wanted to get done, just because the president wanted to do it.” That’s a shockingly honest, but shockingly depressing statement. Republicans have become SO incredibly ideological that they don’t even CARE about the direction of the country. The don’t CARE about a good jobs report. They don’t CARE that the economy is improving. Even with 90% of Americans supporting background checks, Republicans ADMITTEDLY voted against it, just because they don’t want to do something Obama supports.
Republicans would rather see the entire country collapse, so they can point their fingers and blame Obama. What a pathetic party platform. What an incredibly sad way to live your life…