Last month, David Gregory tripped up new DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz up with a chart detailing President Obama's economic record. It showed unemployment up 25 percent since Obama was inaugurated, debt up 35 percent, and gas up more than 100 percent. Wasserman Schultz lamely tried to argue that the economy was getting better, to which Gregory replied: “Americans don't believe that's the case.”
This Sunday was Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's turn and he fared no better. At one point he even blamed the weather for Obama's terrible economic record.
Democrats need a better answer to Gregory's chart. They can't wish the data away. As Bill Parcells liked to say: “You are what your record says you are.”