Mitt Romney just said THIS yesterday on CNBC:
“We ought to give, whichever president is going to be elected, at least six months or a year to get those policies in place.”
And when trying to explain his record of 47th in job creation out of 50 as Governor of Massachusetts – he is shown on video saying this HERE:
“it takes a while to turn things around. We were in recession.”
I totally agree with him. But what’s interesting about that … is that one of Mitt Romney’s favorite things to say on the campaign trail had been up till recently that President Obama hasn’t created not even ONE net new job. And even though there have been 4.3 million jobs gained since January of 2010 … his campaign was saying that Obama was responsible for the 2.2 million jobs lost from January, February and March of 2009 – his first three months in office. Funnier than that … Obama wasn’t in office for but 1/3 of January but Romney’s team still included the 800k jobs lost in January under the Obama economic record of “lost jobs”.
Many people have covered this double standard before – as the U.S. News writes HERE:
By Romney’s own logic (touting jobs created but ignoring jobs lost), his attacks on President Obama’s economic record are nonsensical. He told Time that Obama “has not created any new jobs,” and he told Fox News last week that Obama has “lost” 2 million jobs as president. This is indeed a net figure, but also a misleading one. When Obama took office, the economy was shedding jobs at a rate of nearly 1 million jobs per month, losing roughly 3 million during the first four months of 2009. But presidential policies don’t take effect as soon as the incoming chief takes his oath.
Andrew Sullivan even ties Romney’s position to his time at Bain Capital HERE:
If today’s economy is the Obama economy, as Romney repeats ad nauseam, and if Obama must be held accountable for every job lost in his first year, even though no one can seriously blame Obama for forces that were far stronger than a new president in his first few months, then surely and obviously, Mitt Romney is responsible for the actions of a company he co-founded, managed with only a small leave from 1984 – 1999, was paid a salary of more than six figures from 1999 – 2002, and reaped all the benefits of the profits from 1999 – 2002.
The Obama campaign even had to put out a video to point out Romney defending his own record for his having “inherited a recession” and yet attacking President Obama for jobs lost the first month he took office.
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