Ed Schultz says it ‘amazes’ him ‘people don’t love Obama,’ bashes Ronald Reagan
MSNBC host Ed Schlultz stated that he’s confused why Americans have to failed to “love Obama” on the economy.
President Obama’s approval rating is at 45%: “I just cannot believe this number. Seriously.”
The confused host sputtered, “It amazes me that people don’t love Obama…It just amazes me he can’t get above 50 percent when it comes to a favorable view of the economy.” [MP3 audio here. See video below.] Schultz also took time to trash Ronald Reagan, the man who won 49 states in his 1984 reelection bid.
“It was Ronald Reagan who said we’ve got to deregulate Wall Street. It was Ronald Reagan back in the ’60s who campaigned hard against Medicare.”
TRANSCRIPT: ED SCHULTZ: I want to start with a number and a poll tonight and I want to talk about the economy, because I just cannot believe this number. Seriously. President Obama’s handling of the economy. Only 45 percent of the American people think he’s doing a good job on the economy and 52 percent disapprove? You mean to tell me we’ve had 41 months of private-sector job growth? We’ve got a stock market that is absolutely going through the roof? We’ve got record profits? People’s 401k’s are in the market and that’s the best people think? You know what that is? That is a lot of negative campaigning in the media. That is the Republican, conservative effect on how we think as a country.
Here’s the man, the Republicans always love to quote. [Picture of Ronald Reagan appears onscreen.] Here is the man they genuflect to. Here is the man they point to for direction, Mr. Trickle-Down Economics, Ronald Reagan. Brought the philosophy if the wealthy people don’t pay much in taxes, our job market is going to go nuts. It was Ronald Reagan who said we’ve got to deregulate Wall Street. It was Ronald Reagan back in the ’60s who campaigned hard against Medicare and how many lives has Medicare saved and the quality of life for people in their later years has been just enhanced dramatically? Reagan was against all of that.
And we have put up with a set of basics dealing with Reagan — Reagan’s economic philosophy for the past 35 years. So where are we right now? It amazes me that people don’t love Obama. It amazes me that the conservatives who are seeing the stock market go through the roof in dealing with a President who has pretty much been hands-off on Wall Street, it just amazes me he can’t get above 50 percent when it comes to a favorable view of the economy. Well, you see, Reaganomics has hammered the working folk of America.