Since February 2010, 67,400 new jobs have been created in
and our unemployment rate has fallen to 6% from 7.2%. Virginia Virginia's unemployment rate is more than a full three points below the national average and the third-lowest east of the Mississippi
Remember all that Federal Stimulus money. Let’s see, where was a bunch of it spent. Oh yes,
. So yes Mr. McDonnell there has been job creation in your state, thanks to Federal spending which you oppose. Virginia
Mr. McDonnell goes on to praise other newly elected Republican governors. And he uses the low popularity of Democratic governors as a measure of how the public views the President and the Democrats.
The low popularity of Democratic governors facing re-election in 2012 tells us quite a bit about how the public regards the policies and work done by the president's party in the state capitals
But on that standard all those Republican governors he sites fair even worse. Here is their popularity since they were elected.
And of course, the ever popular Rick Perry of
Texas, who job creating success is credited to everything except the main thing, that almost all of the oil in the is located in his state. United States
So yes Mr. McDonnell, Republican governors can do well if the Federal Government spends a bunch on money in their state, or nature endows their state with $100 a barrel oil. And if low popularity of Democrats says they are not doing a good job, then low popularity of Republicans says that they are doing a good job.
Sorry Mr. McDonnell, you pass the spin test but fail the Course in Logic 101.