The economy has recovered from the recession, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said last night.

It's a case that many Democrats would likely be scared to embrace, given the still-high unemployment rate.

"In the last six months, more jobs were created than Bush was able to generate in eight years," Moran said on MSNBC's Hardball. "People don't understand that. The economy has recovered."

Moran also said the last half a year "may be the most successful last six months in American presidential history," touting healthcare reform, the pending passage of Wall Street reform and the House passage of a climate bill.

"Thouse are enormous legislative victories," Moran said.