Commentary Magazine


Pelosi on Unemployment

Here is Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s reaction to the dismal new unemployment numbers:

Today’s report shows our teachers, police officers, firefighters, and nurses are still feeling the worst of the Bush recession — while Republican leaders demean them as “special interests” and try to block legislation that will grow our economy. Democrats will return next week to save or create hundreds of thousands of jobs for our teachers, nurses, firefighters and police officers — and close loopholes that allow corporations to ship American jobs overseas. This is critical as over the last three months, state and local governments have cut more than 46,000 jobs in education.

This response is noteworthy only because it’s so pathetic and pitiful — and for Republicans, it must be quite encouraging. If this is the best Democrats have to offer in the face of our struggling economy, the GOP has very little to fear.