Skip to comments.What this jobs report means for Dems and midterm elections
Posted on 02/07/2014 10:42:51 AM PST by Rusty0604
The soft January employment report showing a gain of just 113,000 jobs suggests that what Democrats hoped would be a big advantage in the midterm elections this falla rapidly strengthening economymay not materialize.
Not even an economy creating hundreds of thousands of jobs a month would likely be enough to help take the House back for Democrats. But the party was hoping that an improved employment situation and faster growth would convince swing voters not to toss out vulnerable Democratic incumbents in Louisiana, Alaska and North Carolina or flip open seats including Montana, West Virginia and South Dakota to the GOP, which needs a net gain of six to take the Senate.
The midterms are likely to be a referendum on the Obama administration, which is already struggling mightily with implementation of its unpopular health-care law.
A combination of low ratings for the health-care law, a recent CNN poll showed just 35 percent approve of Obamacare, and a stagnating economy would be disastrous for Democrats in November and likely lead to the party losing the Senate. That would in turn make the following two years a nightmare for the Obama White House.
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Reporting from the kneepads, this is Ben Wright.
” two years a nightmare for the Obama White House.”
How about the country you, SOB!?!
As Rush note, it’s always about how things affect Obama with this media. Never a lick of concern for the nation or the people. Just him.
“What this jobs report means for Dems and midterm elections”
Zip, zero, nada!
Don’t be silly. Pelosi said that Democrats will run on ObamaCare in 2014 and that it will be a big plus for democrats. Would Nancy lie to us?
those mean republicans want people unemployed and without health insurance. if only they would stop opposing obama because he's black, he would be able to fix everything.
Bet that news made for a lot of long faces at CNBC.
would put together January employment report , Obama Admin ? nuff said
They are gonna run full-on, flat-out class warfare.
They have no other options.
Don’t worry, they had another admin. spokesman bragging about the fact that they made it to 6.6% unemployment soooo fast. Didn’t mention how they got there.
What’s he now, Black?