This morning on CNN, Gov. Bob McDonnell took what has got to be regarded as a brave, reality-based step for any Republican politician: He actually conceded that an economic recovery is underway.
This amounts to near heresy in the lala land of conservative, trash-President Barack Obama-at-all-costs thought. It’s very dangerous ground politically.
But don’t you worry, RWers. McDonnell made an amazing recovery with a quick-on-his-feet qualification giving all the credit for that to Republican governors like himself. Who else?
Here’s the statement, from Talking Points Memo:
“Look, I’m glad the economy is starting to recover but I think it’s because of what Republican governors are doing in their states. Not because of the president,” McDonnell said on CNN’s State of the Union.
“It’s been a complete failure of leadership,” he said of Obama.