Romney and the Republicans claim that they would be better at creating jobs, even though they recently blocked another jobs bill from Obama. Remember, their solution to creating jobs is to cut taxes on the rich job creators (well, that and outlaw abortion and gay marriage). And we know how well that worked when they were in power.
They left the economy in a shambles.
Indeed, in the first month of Obama’s presidency the economy lost a stunning 800,000 jobs, and in the following year — before Obama’s stimulus started turning things around — had lost a total of 4.3 million jobs.
Well, the new annual jobs report has some more bad news, but this time it is bad news for the Republican narrative that Obama hasn’t created jobs. Because Obama just became a net job creator. Not only has the US economy replaced all the jobs that were lost, but it has actually added around 125,000 jobs.
As if to pile on to what may be the worst two week period a presidential campaign has ever suffered, Governor Mitt Romney has now lost one of the campaign’s key narratives.
Romney can no longer claim that President Obama’s first term in office has resulted in a loss of jobs.
Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Romney will stop making that claim.