By Gary P Jackson
My sides are hurting from laughing so hard at this one. Mitt Romney, one of the most incompetent job creators in the country is calling out Obama for not creating jobs. If this isn’t the pot calling the kettle black moment of the century, I don’t know what is!
Ed Morrissey over Hot Air claims that Romney was a “big hit” with the crowd for stating the obvious: Obama is our worst president eveh! You just figuring that out Mitt?
Even better Romney, the FIRST American to have a socialized health care plan named after him, which served up the blueprint for ObamaCare, actually lectures Obama on government growth! RomneyCare has not only destroyed a great health care system, it’s bankrupted the state!
Under the pressure of a crisis, people turn to what they really believe. With our economy in crisis, the President and his fellow liberals turned to Europe for their answers. Like the Europeans, they grew the government, they racked up bigger deficits, they took over healthcare, they pushed cap and trade, they stalled production of our oil and gas and coal, they fought to impose unions on America’s workers, and they created over a hundred new agencies and commissions and hundreds of thousands of pages of new regulations. Theirs is a European-style solution to an American problem. It does not work there and it will never work here!
The right answer is not to believe in European solutions. The right answer is to believe in America-to believe in free enterprise, capitalism, limited government, federalism-and to believe in the constitution, as it was written and intended by the founders.
Am I the only one who can’t stop laughing at Romney for calling out Obama and the Europeans for “taking over health care,” something the bill Romney signed into law did in Massachusetts? This cat is as clueless as the make em!
He must think voters are just as clueless.
You can read the rest of the hilarity here.
OK, Back to jobs. Romney ran on job creation. That was a centerpiece of his campaign. It’s also why people think he should be [snort] President. Just how effective was good old Mitt at job creation? After a year of his “expertise” Massachusetts was number 50 out of 50 in job creation. And that was in good economic times. He finally inched up to number 47, but that’s only because of Katrina, which halted job growth on the Gulf coast.
Bret Arends at MarketWatch talked about this a year ago:
Mitt Romney plays the jobs card
Commentary: Looking at his record, it’s a losing argument
BOSTON (MarketWatch) — Is Mitt Romney for real?
Romney, who may well be President Barack Obama’s opponent in 2012, he had great time last week blaming the president for the current jobs shortage.
Speaking to the CPAC right-wing conference in Washington, D.C., Romney said that the dismal employment situation, a year after Obama took office, showed the president was a “failure” who was “going downhill faster than… Lindsey Vonn.”
OK, let’s take him at his word. Then what does that say about Romney?
The Republican contender was the governor of Massachusetts from January 2003 to January 2007. And during that time, according to the U.S. Labor Department, the state ranked 47th in the entire country in jobs growth. Fourth from last.
The only ones that did worse? Ohio, Michigan and Louisiana. In other words, two rustbelt states and another that lost its biggest city to a hurricane.
The Massachusetts jobs growth over that period, a pitiful 0.9%, badly lagged other high-skill, high-wage, knowledge economy states like New York (2.7%), California (4.7%) and North Carolina (7.6%).
The national average: More than 5%.
This was after four years. So far Obama has been in office for just one year. How was Romney’s performance by his first anniversary?
Fiftieth out of fifty.
That’s right. In Romney’s first year in charge, Massachusetts ranked dead last in America in jobs growth.
What makes this worse for Romney is that he actually ran on a jobs platform. Romney — who made his fortune building Bain Capital into one of the biggest venture capital firms in the world — promised the voters of Massachusetts that as governor he’d use his business savvy and connections to bring new jobs to the state.
“I don’t have to wait in the lobby to see middle management,” he pointedly said during one campaign event. It was a shot at his opponent, state politico Shannon O’Brien.
Romney went on: “There’s virtually not a chief executive officer in the country that won’t let me in to sit down with them in their office to pitch Massachusetts. And that is what I’ll do, inside Massachusetts, outside Massachusetts, outside of our country, to encourage businesses to come grow and thrive in the most robust portion of the economy, Massachusetts.”
Net result: 50th out of 50 after one year, 47th after four.
Read more here.
Is it just me, or does all of Mitt’s braggadocio [and failure to deliver on it] remind you of this guy: