Washington Examiner -- President Obama's spokesman today blamed Europe for the rise in unemployment, though he noted that the economy did add some jobs.
"We're digging out of a very deep hole," Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters today. "We're also seeing continued instability in the Eurozone."
The unemployment rate increased in May from 8.1 to 8.2 percent due to news that only 69,000 people were hired in May and that 49,000 fewer jobs were created in the previous two months than the Labor Department initially reported.
"The longer term trends still indicated that we have an economy that is adding jobs," Earnest maintained, though he acknowledged that the job growth remains too slow.
Blog author's comments - Obama's spokesman said: "We're digging out of a very deep hole." The main reason the hole is so deep is for the first two years of Obama's term the Democrats also controlled the House and the spending was out of control. When you find yourself at the bottom of a deep hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.
How is it possible that President Obama thinks the American people believe or have any inkling that he is not responsible? This is the left and their character trait of 'self-denial of the obvious truth'. The Obama regime thinks that people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one, and if you repeat it enough times people will sooner or later believe it.
Blame Europe, blame Bush. There can’t be that many people left in this country who do not see this amateur for what he really is. He has not and will never take any responsibility for the shape we now find ourselves. If he wins a second term, it's only going to get much worse -- beyond anything we can imagine.