Democratic dudgeon from Wasserman Schultz over Romney’s ‘also unemployed’ remarkby George Bennett | June 16th, 2011
Romney “chuckled” about his employment status while visiting a Tampa coffee shop and chatting with unemployed people about the economy, The New York Times reported, adding that “The eight people gathered around him, who had just finished talking about strategies of finding employment in a slow-to-recover economy, joined him in laughter.”
Wasserman Schultz was not amused.
Read her comments after the jump…
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s reaction to Mitt Romney’s ‘also unemployed’ remark:
“Mitt Romney’s comments today at an event with unemployed Floridians that he’s ‘also unemployed’ is inappropriate and insensitive to the millions of Americans looking for work. This comment shows that Mitt Romney – a man who wants for nothing and whose only occupation for more than four years has been to run for President – is incredibly out of touch with what’s going on in our country and around the dinner tables of those who are out of work.
“Being unemployed, Mr. Romney, is not a joke – not to my constituents in Florida or to millions of Americans across the country. Folks in my home state and across the country, who are struggling every day to make ends meet, do not need someone making light of their situation. Equating his run for the presidency with the difficulties of these honest hard-working Americans is shocking and is a reflection of his inability to comprehend the struggles of the American people. The fact is, the failed policies of the past, that he is advocating for, got us into the situation we’re in the first place and Americans want neither a repeat of those policies or the type of out-of-touch and failed leadership Mitt Romney represents.”