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Obama claimed any failures to jumpstart the economy is all the fault of his predecessor and the current GOP minority in the House and Senate and claimed his economic policies are working.
“We are heading in the right direction,” Obama claimed. “Despite all the naysayers who were predicting failure a year ago, our economy is growing again.”
Obama’s message may not sell to the the millions of Americans still out of work in the longest-running recession since the Great Depression. More Americans have been out of work for a longer period of time than any other point in American history.
Still, Obama claims his policies are working while slamming Republicans for “gumming up the works.”
“Their basic attitude has been, in Democrats lose, we win,” Obama told a Democratic fundraising event in New York City. “After they drove the car in the ditch, made it difficult as possible for us to pull it back, now they want the keys back. No. they can’t drive. We don’t want to have to go back in the ditch.”
Recent polls suggest Obama’s “blame my failures on Republicans” strategy isn’t working. Independent voters who gave Democrats victories in the last two elections continue to the party in droves and when Obama arrived earlier in the day for a speech in Buffalo his entourage faced billboards that proclaimed: “Dear Mr. President, I need a freakin’ job. Period.”