And to illustrate this oft-repeated point, they turned to the baseball diamond.
"There's a reason none of the House Republicans are in Kansas City this week," said Rep. Rob Andrews, referring to the site of the Major League Baseball All-Star game. "When you're 0 for 30, you don't make the All-Star team. Republicans are about to go 0 for 31."
After Tuesday's caucus meeting, Vice Chair Xavier Becerra said that Republicans are in a political "state of denial" regarding what's needed for job creation and they're too busy "regurgitating the fights of the past."
Obama's political strategists attended today's meeting and urged Democrats to continue to hammer the job creation message, Andrews said.
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