Hitting on unemployment, Bush strategist says Obama big was “inartful” or “just plain dumb” with job remarks.
Also deems Delawarian “an obnoxious little guy” in radio chat.
Scott Hennen: David Plouffe, the President’s senior political advisor, says unemployment will not be key in 2012, this of course on the heels of the jobs picture getting even worse, the unemployment rate is now at 9.2%. He actually said that this is going to be no big deal, his exact quote was “the average American does not view the economy through the prism of GDP or unemployment rates, or even monthly job numbers, people won’t vote based on the employment rate, they’re going to vote based on how do I feel about my own situation, do I believe the president will make the decisions for me and my family.” Is that wishful thinking, fantasyland, or amateur hour at the helm of the president’s campaign?
Karl Rove: Either that was inartfully spoken or just plain dumb. Lets give him the benefit of the doubt. Its David Plouffe incidentally, Plouffe. I debated the guy, he’s an obnoxious little guy, but it’s inartful if what he meant was by that people are not going to be quoting back to statistics to you, but unemployment does matter because they are concerned how it affects their family. If that’s what he was saying, he was simply said it inartfully. But yes you bet, when you have 1 out of every 10 adult Americans officially unemployed, we all know somebody who is out of a job. And remember we have nearly 1 out of every 6 Americans either unemployed or so discouraged they are no longer looking for work, that’s the highest since the Great Depression. So we all know somebody who’s in that posture. Does it concern us? Yes. Are ordinary Americans worried about what’s going to happen to their job or their community or their neighbor or their family member? You bet they are. So if Plouffe was not inartful, then he’s just plain dumb.