Chances are, if you’re an avid cable news viewer (or a fan of Stephen Colbert), you’re aware that conservative columnist George Will recently wrote that American voters seem “especially reluctant not to give up on the first African American president.”
Well, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry has a few thoughts about that that she chose to share directly with Will (and with us) in the form of a letter.
“Let’s be clear,” she told Will, speaking directly into the camera, “I disagree with your assessment of the Obama administration, but the first part of your argument is reasonable; it’s based in empirics. You convincingly demonstrate that Americans have had a tough time fiscally in the past four years. I might disagree with you about the causal relationships between the economic factors you cite and the Obama administration, but I don’t argue with your data which means I hope you won’t quibble with the new data released just yesterday showing that unemployment fell to 7.8% and also offering upward revisions of job growth and an additional 114,00 jobs created last month. But here’s the point, George. After a reasonable start, you went off the rails..”.
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