More On "It's The Economy, Stupid"
Ms. Jones is part of an unmeasured, agitated mass: unemployed Americans who don't believe the Obama Administration and Congress have done enough to produce jobs. With elections coming up, their unease is especially troublesome for the Democrats, who control both chambers.
A poor economy never bodes well for incumbents. Cook Report, the nonpartisan political newsletter that tracks congressional races, estimates that 73 House seats are vulnerable—including Mr. Schauer's. This group has two things in common. Almost all (66 of 73) are held by Democrats, and most include counties that have unemployment rates exceeding the national average, according to data assembled by The Wall Street Journal.
[. . .] "The jobless are the new swing voters," says Rick Sloan, [. . .] "You can talk about deficit reduction, health-care reform—you can talk about all those things but you're talking past the jobless voters."
Robert Gibbs and Jane Hamsher can argue all they want about 'what's progressive enough,' but voters care about jobs. And the Obama Administration and Dems have simply failed on this issue. It is why they will lose the November election.
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