President Obama Swats Down Empty Republican Criticisms Of The Economy

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President Obama swatted down the meager Republican criticisms of the growing economy by pointing out the big economic achievements of his administration since he took office.

Video of the president in Indiana:

The president replied to the Republican economic criticism with the Commander In Chief version of telling his critics to look at the scoreboard.

Obama said:

And we’ve come a long way these past six years since we suffered the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Now, this morning, we found out that America’s businesses added another 267,000 jobs. In 2014, our economy created more than 3.1 million jobs, and that’s the best year of job growth since the 1990s. (Applause.) So, all told, over the past 59 months, the private sector has added about 11.8 million — so that’s almost 12 million — new jobs. And that’s the longest streak of private sector job growth in our history.

Meanwhile, our deficits are shrinking — they’ve gone down by about two-thirds. Our dropout rates are down. Our graduation rates are up. We’re as free of foreign oil as we’ve been in 30 years. We’ve doubled the amount of clean energy that we’re producing. A lot of families are saving a lot of money at the gas pump, which is putting some smiles on folks’ faces.

Speaker of the House John Boehner tried, but couldn’t come up with much criticism the latest economic report, “It’s always good news that more Americans are finding work. That said, we know millions are still struggling and searching for a good job. That’s why the House has already passed common-sense jobs bills to restore the 40-hour workweek, approve the Keystone XL pipeline, and rein in the overregulation that shackles small businesses. If the president is serious about helping the middle class, he’ll reconsider his threat to veto these bills and work with us to get these things done. Because Republicans are committed to growing America’s economy, not Washington’s bureaucracy, and this will continue to be our focus in the weeks to come.”

The growing economy is the Republican Party’s worst nightmare. The president is riding a growing wave of increasing popularity as Hillary Clinton is waiting in the wings for 2016. The strong economic turnout has also left Republicans with very little to run on in 2016. The Republican problems are a byproduct of their strategy to oppose everything that the president has supported. Republicans have no rebuttal to the good economic numbers.

President Obama is swatting down the Republican grumbling with relative ease because even Republicans like John Boehner are being forced to admit that the economy is doing better. In politics, perception is reality, and it has become nearly impossible for Republicans to ignore the perception and the reality that the economy is firmly in the midst of a recovery.

Republicans can only watch and seethe as their plan to wreck the economy during the Obama presidency has failed.

22 Replies to “President Obama Swats Down Empty Republican Criticisms Of The Economy”

  1. If we lose the presidency in 2016, you can kiss your ass goodbye. Retired, Middle class and sadly, Poor. Serf city, here we come.

  2. Our President needs to be out there as often as he can telling the American People about the economy and why it is getting better under a Democrat. Also he needs to point out that Boehner is full of it…taking away health care, building a loser pipeline, and abortion laws are not going to create lots of jobs.

  3. They are already shaking in their boots because of inability of the 114th congress to get anything right. The President’s reminders about economic successes will add to the misery.

  4. And the first thing that Republicans will do if they gain the presidency is lead us back into a major war. It’s the only way they know how to fix an economy.

  5. The GOP has been repeating their lies over and over and over again. It’s getting ridiculous.

    Nearly 12 million jobs created. That’s a hell of a lot better than the GOP’s so-called “jobs” bills, which will add very few jobs, if any, and would come attached with all sorts of things…like tax cuts for the 1% that would actually HURT the middle class Boehner and the others pretend to care so much about.

    That said, I hear a lot of Republicans saying that this is all “part time” growth, but they are wrong about that, too. Look at the data. It tells a different story.

    Anyway, glad to see Mr. Obama taking it to the GOP day in and day out. Things aren’t great for everyone and that has to be dealt with, but we’re certainly moving in the right direction.

  6. I would love to know the motivation behind the gotp’s war enthusiasm, perhaps stock in defense contractors like Halliburton…

  7. Well, smittens, you people kept attacking him when the gas prices were high, blaming him for those nearly $5 per gallon prices. Now gas prices are low, you become hypocrites and say he’s got nothing to do with it. Which is it? Does President Obama influence gasoline prices or not?

    Don’t crack your brain trying to figure that one out.

  8. President Obama has been working very hard to ensure another Democrat wins the White House in order to further the People’s agenda and strengthening this country on all levels, including good-paying jobs.

    Although I would have preferred another Democrat other than Hillary Clinton, if she’s the strongest we have, I’ll happily vote for her in order to ensure NO Republican gets into the White House, and the Senate returns into the able hands of adults – the Democrats.

    You can bet that the Koch Bros are going to pull out all the stops in order to try and get their lackey into the White House because the U.S. Supreme Court is at stake, and there are three seats opening soon that we need to fill in order to neuter Chief Justice Roberts.

    Obama will be out campaigning strongly for the Democratic candidate, and he or she will win in 2016.

  9. 0bama’s ability to borrow trillions is building an economy that has never been seen before.

    Let the wealthy pay off the national debt.
    18 trillion and counting – like spitting in the ocean! LOL

  10. You and your fellow members of the Flat Earth/Stick Your Heads in the Sand society, prove once again that your blind and irrational hatred for one man is greater than your love of this country.

    Why do you hate America? Why don’t you want your fellow Americans to be successful, healthy and happy?

    Face it. If this success happened under a repub president, and us lib-ruls complained as you and ignored facts as you, your heads would explode at our treasonous ways.

    Why do you want to undermine this country?

    Have the courage of your convictions and tell us. We’ll be waiting.

  11. boehner says millions are still looking for work and the economy could be better.
    yeah, just think if republicans hadn’t spent the past 6 years solely focused on destroying our twice elected president, and had been committed to doing their jobs of working for the american people just how much better off we’d all be.
    schmuck.

  12. Well, one thing we do know is that when you wake up tomorrow, Obama will still be black and president, and that you’ll still be a complete idiot.

  13. Nice troll response. Seems like the GOTP blamed Obama for $4+ a gallon gas prices but crickets when gas prices drop to half of that. Typical. At least it’s consistent lunacy.

  14. Smitty. You can’t even look at the 12 million jobs in a good light. You are one sad human being. You aren’t even counting the 500 thousand public sector jobs the GOP killed just in 2009 alone. The government has shrank under this so-called big government Democrat, and if a GOP idiot gets elected, just like Reagan and both Shrubs, you will see more big government and stimulus when a recession hits. It is called the Keynesian multiplier that the GOP claims to hate, but always falls back on.

  15. Michele…think you made a slight mistake on your last line…which should have ended with:

    “break the economy”

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