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It was fairly stupid for Rep. Joe Walsh to tell Sandra Fluke to 'get a job'; just saying


When the strongest line of attack Republicans currently have against Democrats is that the economy has failed to recover under President Obama, telling someone to "go get a job" for the sake of being sassy and getting a brief applause isn't the best idea.

That's what Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) said political activist Sandra Fluke should do while campaigning on Saturday. "Think about this, a 31, 32-year-old-law student who has been a student for life, gets up there in front of a national audience and tells the American people, ‘I want America to pay for my contraceptives,'" Walsh said. "You’re kidding me. Go get a job. Go get a job, Sandra Fluke."

Newt Gingrich said something similar to the Occupy Wall Street protesters during one of the Republican primary debates in November. "Go get a job right after you take a bath," he said.

It's a mildly funny line. But it works against the theme Republicans have going that a national unemployment level above 8 percent is a bad thing. If it's so easy to "go get a job," what's all this noise about a weak economy?

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