GOP Rep. Says Obama Wants You Unemployed
Dems chuckle at Pete Sessions' 'bizarre conspiracy theory'
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2009 7:48 AM CDT
Pete Sessions, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said yesterday that Barack Obama was driving down employment and the stock market.   (Wikimedia)
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(Newser) – Democrats leapt all over GOP Rep. Pete Sessions yesterday for the "bizarre conspiracy theory" the veteran Texas congressman expressed to the New York Times in an interview over the weekend. Sessions told the Times President Obama actually wanted to "diminish employment and diminish stock prices" in a "divide and conquer" bid to bolster his power. He said Obama “intended to inflict damage and hardship on the free enterprise system, if not to kill it.”

Sessions, who chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee, had already raised eyebrows by suggesting that the GOP might become an "insurgency" modeled on the Taliban. A spokesman for the committee told the Dallas Morning News that Sessions was "addressing concerns over one-party dominance in Washington," but his Democratic counterpart lambasted the GOP for "one ridiculous soundbite after another."