Jaw, meet floor.
President Barack Obama’s reelection effort is not blaming the sputtering economic recovery of the past four years on former President George W. Bush, his deputy campaign manager insisted Wednesday.
“We’re absolutely not doing that,” Stephanie Cutter said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “In fact, we’re taking credit for the 5.1 million private-sector jobs that have been created over the past four years despite being handed the worst economy since the Great Depression. We’re taking credit for the million jobs that were protected under the president’s efforts to save the auto industry and the increase in manufacturing jobs for the first time in decades. We’re not blaming our predecessor by any means, but we don’t think we should return to the same policies that crashed the economy.”
Update: These people really need to coordinate their talking-points.
(RCP) — On CBS’s “This Morning” on Wednesday, Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs defended Vice President’s comment that the middle class has been “buried” for the past four years.
“We had eight years of horrific economic decisions: Tax cuts for the very wealthy, Wall Street writing its own rules. It culminated in an economic disaster that took place about four years ago, of which we’ve had to dig out from each day of the last four years,” Gibbs said.
“Let’s be clear, the middle class has been buried for a lot longer than the time that we’ve been dealing with bad economic decisions from the former administration,” Gibbs added.