Senate Democrats

Cornyn: Struggling Economy Is ‘President’s Problem’

GOP Continues To Be More Interested In Political Gain Than Health Of Economy

House GOP Aide On President’s Jobs Package: ‘Why Hand Him A Win?’

Sen. Cornyn Said The Economy “Is A Problem For the President and His Party.” “So it was notable to hear National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn bluntly state last week that as far as the 2012 election goes, the economy is an issue for Democrats.  ‘What we experienced in the last administration is usually most of the ire is directed at the president,’ Cornyn said. ‘And so I think actually, I am sorry our country is not doing well, [but] from a political standpoint I think it’s a problem for the president and his party.’ ‘I think the president owns the economy and I think he owns the political problems associated with it,’ Cornyn added.” [National Journal, 9/12/11]

GOP STANCE: OPPOSE ANYTHING THAT MIGHT HELP ECONOMY TO KEEP PRESIDENT ‘ON THE ROPES’  

Senior House Republican: ‘Obama Is On the Ropes, Don’t Hand Him a Win.’  According to Politico, a senior House Republican Aide said,  “Obama is on the ropes; why do we appear ready to hand him a win?”  [Politico, 9/12/11]

Sen. Inhofe Doesn’t Want Obama To Roll Back Regulations If It Would Help Obama “Be Reelected”. “Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) the ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, said Tuesday that he hopes Obama will continue to pull back on other controversial rules…However, he said, ‘I wouldn’t want him to do that to the extent that he’d be reelected.’” [Politico, 9/7/11]

Sen. McConnell’s Most Important Goal is Making Obama A One-Term President. “Well that is true, [making Obama a one-term President is] my single most important political goal along with every active Republican in the country.” [Fox News, 7/10/11]

Rep. Bachmann’s “All Important Must-Have” Is Making Obama A One-Term President. At the Conservative Political Action Conference, Michele Bachmann said “The all-important must have for 2012 is making Barack Obama a one-term president.” [USA Today, 2/10/11]

Bachmann Says She Hopes Bad Jobs Situation Helps Her Win Presidency.

Host: “Does it strike you that as the unemployment rate goes up your chances of winning office also goes up?”

Bachmann: “Well that could be, again I hope so.” [CNBC, 7/8/11]

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