From a White House press release – the President’s remarks at a DNC event:
We had lost 4 million jobs in the six months before I was sworn in… We had to save an auto industry. I never expected to be a automobile executive. (Laughter.)
As a consequence of that swift, decisive, and sometimes difficult period, we were able to take an economy that was shrinking by about 6 percent and create an economy that is now growing, and has grown steadily now over many consecutive quarters. Over the last 15 months we’ve created over 2.1 million private sector jobs. (Laughter.)
I have no idea if that’s a typo or is the audience really did laugh cynically at Obama’s job creation claim, but I find the prior paragraph telling as well. Obama admits he’s an auto executive, or at least he seems to find the idea palatable.
And liberals say it’s crazy when The One is called a socialist.