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Image and quote via Daily Kos: Republicans struggle to stay on negative message despite improved jobs numbers
Actually, I think that should be "in spite" rather than "despite" but I'm not exactly sure.
With Republicans locked in on a message that President Obama has been bad for the economy, last month's improved jobs numbers posed them a real challenge. That was immediately evident in the crickets that followed the release of the report as the GOP scrambled to find something to say—pleasure or optimism being out of the question, of course.