President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi should probably align their talking points on why Democrats lost the 2010 election.
Aaron Blake of the Washington Post reported Thursday that President Obama said that he would like to see Nancy Pelosi become Speaker of the House again, and that Democrats lost the House in 2010 because Democrat voters are disproportionately “busy.”
“…We’re disproportionately young, disproportionately minority, disproportionately working-class. Folks are busy. They’ve got a lot of stuff going on. And so we tend to drop off during midterms. That’s what happened in 2010.”
Nancy Pelosi inexplicably blamed the Citizen’s United ruling as to why Democrats lost the House in 2010, as reported at the Lonely Conservative last week.
She told Steve Kornacki of MSNBC:
“I don’t subscribe to the notion that we lost the election because of the Affordable Care Act. … We lost the election because … the Supreme Court sent down the decision on Citizens United.”
The Citizen’s United ruling has been a formidable scapegoat for the Democrats, rivaling George W. Bush, the free market, the Koch Brothers, power plants, Cliven Bundy supporters, guns, successful businessmen and women, the Tea Party, God and white men for the “Most Evil Thing Ever” award.
During the same interview, Pelosi targeted the GOP for failing to come up with ideas on “job creation,” as reported at Liberty Unyielding.
Watch her comments here:
Pelosi’s position has “evolved” since 2010, however, as she blamed high unemployment at the time, and vowed to focus on job creation (which, by the way, is not the role of the government), as reported at NPR.
In 2010, Pelosi said in part,
“…in any circumstance when you have 9.5% unemployment, any party [speaking of the Republicans] that cannot turn that into political gains should hang up the gloves.”
President Obama also mentioned “jobs and the economy” shortly after the 2010 “shellacking.”
During a press conference after the 2010 election, President Obama said in part,
“The overwhelming message that I hear from the voters is that we want everybody to act responsibly in Washington. We want you to work harder to arrive at consensus. We want you to focus completely on jobs and the economy and growing it, so that we’re ensuring a better future for our children and our grandchildren.”
He did not mention anything about Democrats being “busy.”
Watch a part of his statement here: