It must be tough being House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) these days, constantly having to spin things against President Donald Trump when he is having so much success.
Take, for example, the recent jobs report. Despite another great performance — one that showed a record high in employment and the lowest unemployment in 50 years — Pelosi still has to get on stage and try to argue that it “offers little solace” to Americans.
Latest jobs report
This week saw the release of the latest jobs report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and, as we have come to expect under President Trump, it is a good one, and definitely cause for celebration.
The Bureau report found that 266,000 jobs were created in the month of November, far outpacing the 187,000 expected by economists. This number expands the number of consecutive months for record-high employment to six.
Then, another record was set with unemployment. The Bureau reported that it fell to 3.5 percent, which is the lowest jobless rate since 1969 — 50 years ago.
“This is the best number I’ve ever seen in my life. Fifty years ago, that number was a curse. Now it’s a blessing,” CNBC’s Ian Cramer exulted, adding, “I don’t see inflation. I don’t see recession.”
The president also took note, tweeting, “GREAT JOBS REPORT!” But Pelosi, as the voice of the Democrats who are trying to impeach Trump, still had to get up there and try to put a negative spin on things.
“Despite some encouraging numbers, the November jobs report offers little solace to the farmers and hard-working families who are struggling to stay above water with the costs of living rising and uncertainty surging,” she said.
Quickly changing the subject, Pelosi then began touting a Democrat-sponsored bill to control the prices of prescription drugs.
“We must take action to strengthen the health and financial security of America’s seniors and families,” she said. “Next week, the House will pass our transformational Lower Drug Costs Now Act to finally stop Americans from having to pay more for their medicines than what Big Pharma charges for the same drugs in other countries. When we lower out-of-control prescription drug prices, we deliver huge savings for patients, employers and taxpayers — which we will reinvest in the search for cures and historic new vision, dental and hearing benefits for Medicare beneficiaries.”
In other news . . .
Meanwhile, what has been dominating the news is the House Democrats’ attempt to impeach Trump. To this end, Pelosi said on Thursday that the House Judiciary Committee is expected to begin drafting articles of impeachment.
Besides the fact that they have no evidence of an impeachable offense, Democrats are certainly going to have a hard time impeaching a popular president who is overseeing a booming economy. Good luck with that.