If you’ve noticed a curious lack of Democrats’ talking about a great economic recovery in their televised speeches, news conferences, and public campaign appearances, it’s because they have very good strategists.
Democratic strategists are advising politicians on their side to avoid the word “recovery” in all that they say and write because it will make them look like they’re out of touch and won’t “convince them that policymakers really understand or are even focusing on the problems [average people] continue to face.”
“In addition,” writes David Espo for Associated Press, “Stan Greenberg, James Carville and others wrote that in head-to-head polling tests the mere mention of the word ‘recovery’ is trumped by a Republican assertion that the Obama administration has had six years to get the economy moving and its policies haven’t worked.”
So in a truly stunning turn of events, reality has trumped propaganda in the minds of the American sheeple, at least as far as employment is concerned. The official, government-declared unemployment rate for March was 6.7. The method for reaching that number of course required moving the goalposts for what exactly constituted being unemployment. Have you looked for a job for months and months and months, found nothing, lost all hope, and given up looking? Then the government says you’re not unemployed. Six-point-seven percent unemployment says that you have a job, in fact, because you’re not included in the unemployment numbers.
Democrats are now changing tactics. They can’t trump an unrecovered economy (though rest assured that after the 2014 elections, President Obama will hold a press conference that he’ll be re-focusing on jobs for the 87th time). Instead, between now and November, they are taking strategists’ advice and ignoring all our economic woes, replacing appeals to the jobless with appeals to unmarried women and feminists. It looks something like this:
“You don’t have a job? Yeah, well, well…Republicans hate your vaginas and, and, and…you make less money than they do! Yeah, that’s right, yeah, you make less money than they do and Republicans hate women and are waging warrrr against you!”
Then this anonymous Democratic politician turns to his aide, whispers: “Do you really think they’re buying this?”
The aide nods his head in the direction of the crowd of harpies cheering the message of their Democratic sugar-daddy.
The Democrat sees his aide’s point, and turns back to the crowd of women. “You are nothing to me but the sum total of your lady parts!”
And the women sing his praises.
Democrats don’t want to help us; they want to exploit whomever they need to in order to stay in power. End of story.