Can you say out of touch?

Here, let the DNC Chairwoman say it for you:

With President Obama beginning a bus tour and making stops in Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa this week in order to talk to supporters about ways to grow the economy and strengthen the middle class, Democratic National Committe chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says that Obama is in good shape heading into the 2012 elections.

“He still has widespread support,” Rep. Wasserman Schultz said Sunday on Face the Nation. She added that Obama is in “remarkably good shape” despite his approval ratings falling.

“The president is in actually remarkably good shape, given that he is still struggling to help pull our economy out of the Republican recession that he inherited. His numbers are still strong,” Wasserman Schutlz said Sunday on CBS.

She also put the blame on the economy on former Pres. George W. Bush. “[Obama inherited] the worst recession that we’ve had since the Great Depression, created by the policies, the failed policies of the previous Republican administration, where we went from a record surplus to a record deficit. So we have begun to turn things around. We acknowledge that we have a long way to go and we are certainly no longer in free fall,” she said.

If that isn’t evidence for being out of touch, then perhaps this will do it:

President Obama’s summer woes have dragged his approval rating to an all-time low, sinking below 40% for the first time in Gallup’s daily tracking poll.

New data posted Sunday shows that 39% of Americans approve of Obama’s job performance, while 54% disapprove. Both are the worst numbers of his presidency.

Obama’s approval rating has hovered in the 40% range for much of 2011, peaking at 53% in the weeks following the death of Osama bin Laden.

But Americans’ view of his job performance continued to tick downward as the debt-ceiling debate heated up. By the time he signed legislation averting a federal default, he was mired in the low-40% range.

The self proclaimed party of the people need to hang out with them a little more I suspect.

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Posted by on August 15, 2011.
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  • Anonymous

    Excuse me Debbie, but I believe you are in free fall without a parachute.  Now all at once, and very slowly, let’s recite the democratic plan for recovery……I think I can……I think I can.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net Anonymous

       No longer in free fall? Chances are there’s been a big splat then.  Oh wait – that’s about where we’re at, isn’t it?

      “We’ve done everything we can try!  We’ve spent lots of money, borrowed trillions, now we need to raise taxes until we can’t squeeze any more out of the economy, waste a lot of what’s collected on great ideas with bad results – but the results wouldn’t be bad if we could spend a few trillion more! That’s the ticket!”

      Yea, Josephine Izuzu, that’s the ticket…

      (For those who aren’t familiar with Joe Izuzu… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Isuzu)

  • Mr Kimber

    Between Pelosi, Reid , CBC, Media, the WH , Unions and this very unattractive women is there anything they say that is true. A difference between conservitives and liberals is when a Republican screws up conservitives will call them out on it . Liberals will make any excuse to defend theirr position when it comes to Democrats. There really needs to be a house cleaning come Jan. 2013 and that includes investigation of the personal income tax situation of MSM editors. Somehow I don’t think Tim Geitner is all that rare.

  • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

    Who knew that Baghdad Bob had a sex change?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7YIUZMXOD5JGZZTCYMVA75KFU Shadow

      Talks like Bob after sex change, looks like Kenny G after sex change.

      • Anonymous

        Talks like Bob after sex change, looks like Kenny G …..

    • Anonymous

      That is SO unfair to Baghdad Bob!!!

  • Oysteria

    A couple of weeks ago Debbie said the Democrats “owned” this economy.  Now she’s changed her mind.  It’s back to being Bush’s economy.  ‘Out of touch’ doesn’t even begin to describe it.  ‘Bare-faced lying’ might be a better term.

    • Anonymous

      Oysteria, to clarify, they only own the economy if the latest economic news is positive.  

      • Oysteria

        Oh, thanx.  I didn’t get my talking points this week.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t it amazing how these people can lie and lie and lie and actually believe the lies? Who was it who said that if you tell a lie enough times, it becomes the truth – yeah, it was over there in Germany during WWII.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/YSM6XGIY2CLRQKYDB746ZVVUUI Texas Accountant

    Mr. Robertson,

    She is not “Bagdad Bob!”  Bob had charm.

  • Anonymous

    We have replaced the “failed economic policies of George Bush” with the even more misguided economic policies of Barack Obama …

    About the time Romer and Bernstein issued their assessments, I [James K. Galbraith] wrote a cover essay for Washington Monthly attacking predictions of early recovery. The “return to normal” would not happen, I wrote, because the effects of a financial collapse could not be reversed. But though this fact was obvious and in plain sight, somehow many economists missed it. Let’s examine that epic failure.

    … But led by its technicians, Team Obama simply assumed away the crisis, calling it instead a “Great Recession” – which again implied that it would end just because recessions always had.

    This James Galbraith piece is golden.

  • Anonymous

    Debbie is the gift that keeps on giving.  And we all thought Biden was the gaffemeister.

  • Anonymous

    These folks have miscalculated, I think they thought that the 9.2% unemployment rate only effected 9.2% of the population when in fact most of us wonder if we’re next. High unemployment scares the hell out of people and if this team doesn’t get it under control they will be blamed next year. Bush is long gone and people don’t like “leaders” that shift responsibility.

  • Anonymous

    Oh she’s out of touch all right, out of touch with reality.

    Problem is, within democrat circles, she may well be one of the brighter bulbs on the democrat xmas tree.
    Really, think of a meeting with Schultz, Pelosi, Boxer, McKinney, Sanchez and others.
    If that doesn’t peg the idiot meter, nothing does.

    One of my favorite DWS quotes was:

     ”If it were up to the candidates for president on the Republican side, we would be driving foreign cars; they would have let the auto industry in America go down the tubes,” Then she got into her 2010 Infiniti FX35 and left to go spread stupidity elsewhere.

  • Anonymous

    Still cant fix stoopid!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Stan25 Stan Brewer

    DWS is a walking blonde joke.

  • Anonymous

    What happened to Baghdad Bob?  Might be some work for him in DC…

  • TexBob

    Debbie “Josef Goebbels” wassermschultz is a poor Baghdad Bob for Barry’s commie regime.

    It is fun to watch her lie, then point, laugh, and ridicule such a pathetic creature.