Carville: Unemployment’s about to cause “civil unrest”

posted at 4:50 pm on June 6, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

And you know who that helps? Er, nobody, really, but it certainly hurts Barack Obama. The Daily Caller provides a four-minute video from today’s Don Imus Show, in which Democratic political strategist James Carville warns that extended unemployment will have a destabilizing effect on American politics, which is hardly the kind of Hope and Change Obama was selling in 2008:

“It is going to be very difficult,” Carville said. “But the country, if that is what we are doing, this is gruesome on people. This unemployment rate for this long is humanitarian crisis of the first magnitude. This financial crisis, people have studied this by the way, they know that the things take this long to work their way through. The aftermath of these things — kind of an academic book that is dry entitled ‘This Time is Different.’ What it concluded it is not different this time. They studied it, the aftermath of the financial crisis. What we are going through is imminently predictable. But this is a terrible thing that has happened to people’s lives. I think the president at one level understands that, you know. But he is limited in what he can do. So we’ll just have to see. But it’s going to be hard. If 54,000 jobs is the new norm – this is going to be very, very tough. Some people say it just might be one more thing. We don’t know.”

But Carville said the consequences aren’t limited to politics alone. He warned of heighten risk of civil unrest with the bleak economic picture.

“You know, look – this is a humanitarian — you know, you’re smart enough to see this,” Carville said. “People, you know, if it continues, we’re going to start to see civil unrest in this country. I hate to that, but I think it’s [eminently] possible.”

Will there be riots in the streets? Doubtful, not unless we see a total collapse of the economy. Right now it’s a toss-up whether we’ll drop into a mild recession, so the civil unrest is hardly imminent, the word the DC mistakenly used to transcribe Carville’s warning. But without a doubt, high and chronic unemployment has caused civil dissatisfaction with Obama and the Democrats; we saw that in the midterm elections, while the GDP numbers were still inching up.

Now that the Keynesian bubble has deflated, Obama is left with no progress at all, and handed his opponents a good argument that far from helping, Obamanomics got in the way of a normal recovery. At the very least, Republicans can ask whether a Democratic warning of impending civil unrest is a sign of success or failure, and ask voters to reach the obvious conclusion.

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Obamanomics got in the way of a normal recovery

They will never, ever admit it. Ever.

John the Libertarian on June 6, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Right now it’s a toss-up whether we’ll drop into a mild recession

We would have to go up to get to recession level. Good grief – tens of millions are out of work, food prices have skyrocketed, and one quarter of mortgages are facing default, along with the federal government.

Vashta.Nerada on June 6, 2011 at 4:54 PM

The natives voters are getting restless.

backwoods conservative on June 6, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Watch what is happening in Chicago and Miami…

Fallon on June 6, 2011 at 4:57 PM

“It is going to be very difficult,” Carville said. “But the country, if that is what we are doing, this is gruesome on people. This unemployment rate for this long is humanitarian crisis of the first magnitude. This financial crisis, people have studied this by the way, they know that the things take this long to work their way through. The aftermath of these things — kind of an academic book that is dry entitled ‘This Time is Different.’ What it concluded it is not different this time. They studied it, the aftermath of the financial crisis. What we are going through is imminently predictable. But this is a terrible thing that has happened to people’s lives. I think the president at one level understands that, you know. But he is limited in what he can do. So we’ll just have to see. But it’s going to be hard. If 54,000 jobs is the new norm – this is going to be very, very tough. Some people say it just might be one more thing. We don’t know.”

Ramble much?

davidk on June 6, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Exactly what I predicted last week. The Democrats new strategy is to instigate racial unrest and blame it on the Republican failure to raise taxes and spend more money. Carville and Begalia are the ones that usually float these ideas first.

huckleberryfriend on June 6, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Somethin’s happening here
What it is, ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with gun over there,
tellin’ me I got to beware…..

BobMbx on June 6, 2011 at 5:00 PM

We’ll be fine as long as we keep borrowing $1.65 trillion a year to pay for section 8 housing, food stamps, mortgage bailouts, and unemployment compensation. And stall the foreclosures so people can keep living in their houses without paying. No problem. It’s only money. /

Paul-Cincy on June 6, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Who knew ET was a psychic?!

capejasmine on June 6, 2011 at 5:01 PM

We’re about to die down heah!

–James Carville

UltimateBob on June 6, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Let me guess: Carville has a plan for how to prevent this, and it involves a whole lot more government spending.

AZCoyote on June 6, 2011 at 5:03 PM

We already have civil unrest.

therightwinger on June 6, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Don’t underestimate the possibility that the left – through ACORN and similar community organizers – will use the economic situation to foment civil unrest. The idea will be to scare people into approving greater spending or to blame Republicans for the failure to provide for more spending.

I think it will backfire, but that’s not clear. It worked to open the spending floodgates in the mid-1960s.

CatoRenasci on June 6, 2011 at 5:05 PM

But would civil unrest push Weiner out of the headlines?

Cindy Munford on June 6, 2011 at 5:05 PM

The latest phenomenon of violent and destructive flash mobs is a hint of what’s to come. Not so much large movements 60′s style, but smaller, violent, and focused on class warfare.

slickwillie2001 on June 6, 2011 at 5:08 PM

But would civil unrest push Weiner out of the headlines?

Cindy Munford on June 6, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Nope.

Nearly 1000 comments on that thread, vs. 15 on this one. You can see which story people would rather talk about.

UltimateBob on June 6, 2011 at 5:09 PM

40 more years, right?

thebrokenrattle on June 6, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Watch what is happening in Chicago and Miami…

Fallon on June 6, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Yep. That stuff is straight out of the 1960′s.

tetriskid on June 6, 2011 at 5:11 PM

“Will there be riots in the streets? Doubtful, not unless we see a total collapse of the economy. Right now it’s a toss-up whether we’ll drop into a mild recession, so the civil unrest is hardly imminent, the word the DC mistakenly used to transcribe Carville’s warning.”

Ouch! With that comment, Ed reveals himself to be one of the elites. I’m genuinely sad about it. Unlike those untouched by the current ‘boom’, millions aren’t feeling the recovery that blog entrepreneurs are enjoying. “Drop into a mild recession”? When did we come out of the last one? Was it before or after the Obama Labor Dept began fudging the employment figures even more than usual to make them go down a tenth of a percent or two? I doubt there will be riots in Minneapolis. Minnesotans don’t roll like that I guess. In other places where the 15 million unemployed are more rambunctious, selfish and impatient they are feeling the mildness of this ‘brief’ economic downturn known as “The Great Recession”. It doesn’t help that Forbes just published the fact that 5 of the top ten richest counties in America are clustered right around D.C. and the top three richest are populated with federal employees and government contractors. Pitchfork futures are a good investment for anyone interested. Believe it.

JimP on June 6, 2011 at 5:12 PM

UltimateBob on June 6, 2011 at 5:09 PM

I’m starting to wonder if Dems found the perfect foible, to distract us from the real problems. Not that Weiner shouldn’t be held accountable, but what’s really going on while we’re being distracted?

capejasmine on June 6, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Civil unrest? Look at what happened in Argentina 2001. The spiral into poverty continues. The poor become destitute the middle class become poor and the rich become ultra rich becasue the rules don’t apply to them. Seeds of revolution.

Kuffar on June 6, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Er, nobody, really, but it certainly hurts Barack Obama.

Probably not, in the way Carville means.

Glenn Reynolds had a line about that: If America is “ungovernable,” as the miffed Obama-boosting pundits keep suggesting, that would be an argument against a government, right? Yet that’s not the sense in which it’s suggested.

HitNRun on June 6, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Libyan state television NPR and PBS have for months broadcast calls for towns to be “cleansed” of rebels.
 
Updated

rogerb on June 6, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Nevermind all the actual murder-suicides and families who have already been exterminated under the Obama Economy. Let’s speculate about something that might happen.

*facepalm*

Christien on June 6, 2011 at 5:13 PM

If there is a QE3, as I’ve seen speculation about, there just might be unrest in the streets. Printing more money: The definition of insanity.

PattyJ on June 6, 2011 at 5:14 PM

What happens when you get elected President on the premise that America’s problems are easy to fix, it’s just that the Republicans won’t because they’re just evil?

This.

Socratease on June 6, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Hard to see how civil unrest on Obama’s watch helps Obama, and especially if it only (and blatantly) targets states with Republican governors. Having his community organizer supporters back a re-election campaign based on the idea of “Vote for Obama and no one gets hurt,” isn’t likely to go over very well evem with swing voters in Blue states. Even the most partisan of Democratic strategists ought to be able to figure that one out.

On the other hand, civil disobedience if Obama loses, and massive staged protests about all of the current problems starting about 12:02 p.m. on 1/20/13 if Obama loses are totally plausible, since the goal would then be to make the situation as ungovernable as possible for the new guy/gal trying to put in reforms at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

jon1979 on June 6, 2011 at 5:16 PM

UltimateBob on June 6, 2011 at 5:09 PM

I’m going to be optimistic(?) that if unrest really happened it would get at least as much coverage. But unrest is unlikely to happen when The Won continues to pay off the out of work.

Cindy Munford on June 6, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Civil Unrest has been imminent for several years. As the Boy Scouts have always mottoed, “Be Prepared”.

Who is John Galt on June 6, 2011 at 5:18 PM

I love what ABC says just below the pic of Carville …. “Democrats Retain Edge on Trust”, while Weiner is fessing up to being an online predator.

Just too funny.

fogw on June 6, 2011 at 5:19 PM

seriously…cajun….meets the cryptkeeper…meets the screaming skull….. add a dash of Blue-dog and alot of liberal loon.

I love this man! Always entertaining and he IS sincere…he beleives what he’s saying.

He’ the only DEM in my top 10 political “beer summit fantasy league” (I’d rather repeatedly stab myself in the foot with an icepick than listen to 3 minutes of Imus however).

Tim_CA on June 6, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Carville and Obama couldn’t care less about unemployment and civil unrest. They only care about power, attaining it, maintaining it, and expanding it.

I doubt either of these chumps even personally knows anyone who is unemployed.

Christien on June 6, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Chronic Unemployment Now Worse Than Great Depression

Thanks Obama! Great Job! And a special thanks to all you idiots who voted for him.

Nearly Nobody on June 6, 2011 at 5:22 PM

What would happen if, say, a person who knows and understands the economy and energy would get elected and immediately lifted the Executive bans on drilling for oil and natural and eliminated susidies on ethanol?

I wonder how fast the price of oil, the unemployment rate, and the price of food stuffs would drop; and this sense of impending doom would evaporate?

davidk on June 6, 2011 at 5:22 PM

I can’t believe that Beck….OOPS….I mean Carville said that!

Opposite Day on June 6, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Greece is going to default, then Ireland and others. That’s when real unemployment begins, not this sissy 9% stuff. Then we will get a preview of what then happen here.

pedestrian on June 6, 2011 at 5:23 PM

It’s the economy, stupid.

Kafir on June 6, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Unrest. Bring it on!

Old Fritz on June 6, 2011 at 5:28 PM

As for the unrest, it’s already happening in Madison – 5 people arrested for trying to sneak past security at Wisconsin Capitol as Supreme Court hears budget repair act case.

Note – the Wisconsin Supreme Court meets in the Capitol.

Steve Eggleston on June 6, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Right now it’s a toss-up whether we’ll drop into a mild recession

What? Drop into a mild recession? We are actually in a depression right now, at this very moment, and it is getting worse.

Greece is going to default, then Ireland and others. That’s when real unemployment begins, not this sissy 9% stuff. Then we will get a preview of what then happen here.

pedestrian on June 6, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Yep.

j_galt on June 6, 2011 at 5:33 PM

That’s what Obama’s personal civil force is about, isn’t it?

“Just as well funded……”

Sir Napsalot on June 6, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Exactly what I predicted last week. The Democrats new strategy is to instigate racial unrest and blame it on the Republican failure to raise taxes and spend more money. Carville and Begalia are the ones that usually float these ideas first.

huckleberryfriend on June 6, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Yep. Barry needs his 9/11 moment right before the election, and I’ve always believed he wants to foment violence in the streets, and then he’ll ride in and ask for “calm.”

Rational Thought on June 6, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Right now it’s a toss-up whether we’ll drop into a mild recession

Man, climb down from your ivory tower. I don’t care what the elite economists say about how many quarters of a falling market make a recession. In the real world we’re in a severe recession. A mild recession would be an improvement. We’re on the precipice of a full blown depression.

single stack on June 6, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Carville is a snake, a sneaky weasel. His blows this hot air just to get more air time on TV and by the end of the segment he always the biggest fan of Obama (or any Democrat).

albill on June 6, 2011 at 5:42 PM

It’s not the economy, Stupid.

It’s the stupid, Stupid. As in, there are just as many or more stupid people than there were in 2008 who are eligible and willing to vote for a 2nd Barry term.

Dems are also ramping up their typical Heads-I-Win-Tails-You-Lose gimmick: The only way to avoid race riots and other violence in the streets is to vote for Barry in 2012.

Christien on June 6, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Carville is hoping for civil unrest. It is his greatest desire. It is the next step in the remaking of America.

He would love to see us become Egypt or Tunisia. It is every leftist’s wet dream. Finally the Revolution for social justice will have begun.

Next is Martial Law, followed by Barack the Benevolent declared El Presidente for Life. It is the Marxist Utopia finally realized.

DeathB4Tyranny on June 6, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Law & Order President 2012?

mjbrooks3 on June 6, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Anarchy for the USA!!! It’s coming someday, maybe…

Hucklebuck on June 6, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Of Forbes top 25 richest counties in America (taken from the U.S. Census), eleven (11) of the top 25 are counties/jurisdictions surrounding D.C. All are ‘bedroom communities’ for federal employees and contractors and most if not all contain federal office buildings/agencies. Fairfax County (#2 on the list) which immediately surrounds the District on the VA side of the Potomac has a median household income level of $106,000.00. There are 1.1 million people living in Fairfax County. That means HALF of all households have yearly income GREATER than $106,000.00. Think about that. That’s a lot of federal employees and contractors making alot of dough while we prols are eating cake and not thinking about civil unrest and taking odds on the possibly imminent mild recession.

JimP on June 6, 2011 at 5:52 PM

And you know who that helps? Er, nobody, really, but it certainly hurts Barack Obama.

Not so fast champ. Given BHO’s storied relationships with radical Communist extremists like the myriad associations like Stern, Ayers, Katz, Davidson, Rudd, Gitlin, Rathke(s),etal;(the list goes on, & on) with his 12 election coming into doubt what better to tilt the scales than to declare a “civil emergency” over some ostensible “covil unrest?

I suspect BHO has never had any intention the 2 term limit to the Presidency (why we’ve seen grade school indoctrination of kiddies we’ve all seen in videos) and wew have already witnessed the vote rigging he has implemented via ACORN, SEIU, AFSCME and host of others. So why let “a crisis go to waste, real or imagined. “civil unrest” opens that door.

Make no mistake, Barack is a dictator wanna-be. We can all remember his lament on how much easier it’d if he was head a Gov’t more like China’s.

The collectivists have waited far too long(since Wilson)to weild the reigns of power again, put nothing past them when comes top holding on to what they’ve gained. They’ll not relinquish it easily.

Archimedes on June 6, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Here we go – Van Jones is taking care of egging on the bottom level, while BO & friends take care of the “top down” portion of the pressure.

Be careful folks, I think what Glenn Beck warned about is beginning. Do not scream for the government to help!

disa on June 6, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Civil unrest?

It’s a good thing we have all the guns.

molonlabe28 on June 6, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Isn’t civil unrest what Obama wants? It gives him the excuse to clamp down.

darwin on June 6, 2011 at 6:04 PM

It’s a good thing we have all the guns.

molonlabe28 on June 6, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Currently, yes, but in the wake of martial law, the Constitution is abrogated. Heavily armed soldiers or “security forces” will be knocking down your door to confiscate your weapons to “ensure stability” ,”to provide security” , and to “normalize the situation” of course.

DeathB4Tyranny on June 6, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Not so fast champ. Given BHO’s storied relationships with radical Communist extremists like the myriad associations like Stern, Ayers, Katz, Davidson, Rudd, Gitlin, Rathke(s),etal;(the list goes on, & on) with his 12 election coming into doubt what better to tilt the scales than to declare a “civil emergency” over some ostensible “covil unrest?

I suspect BHO has never had any intention the 2 term limit to the Presidency (why we’ve seen grade school indoctrination of kiddies we’ve all seen in videos) and wew have already witnessed the vote rigging he has implemented via ACORN, SEIU, AFSCME and host of others. So why let “a crisis go to waste, real or imagined. “civil unrest” opens that door.

Make no mistake, Barack is a dictator wanna-be. We can all remember his lament on how much easier it’d if he was head a Gov’t more like China’s.

The collectivists have waited far too long(since Wilson)to weild the reigns of power again, put nothing past them when comes top holding on to what they’ve gained. They’ll not relinquish it easily.

Archimedes on June 6, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Right on the money. MackDaddy’s goal all along was/is a never ending dictatorship.

davidk on June 6, 2011 at 6:11 PM

DeathB4Tyranny on June 6, 2011 at 6:05 PM

I disagree. All those forces will be quelling the riots among the inner city unemployed. Obama would have his hands full on a PR basis as well. Obama’s storm troopers tussling with the people who voted for Obama and who he let down in the most fundamental and egregious way: NO JOBS, just government handouts.

JimP on June 6, 2011 at 6:12 PM

A crisis is too good to not engineer -especially one where mysticl guns were seen in public and the Marshall Law and civilian army is born -Venezuala II

Don L on June 6, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Civil unrest? Look at what happened in Argentina 2001. The spiral into poverty continues. The poor become destitute the middle class become poor and the rich become ultra rich becasue the rules don’t apply to them. Seeds of revolution.

Kuffar on June 6, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Exactly what little Bammie and his prog cabal wants.

slickwillie2001 on June 6, 2011 at 6:15 PM

“Carville: Unemployment’s about to cause “civil unrest”

Might that be the administrations intent? Yeah, tough to say, but consider it.

GFW on June 6, 2011 at 6:17 PM

This nation hasn’t even gotten close to hitting rock bottom.

Obama will be defeated next year – by anyone who can fog a mirror.

That’s why the person we pick needs to be someone who can put the ball over the fence – not someone who creates committees to study things – or worse – someone who has a track record of compromising with Socialists.

HondaV65 on June 6, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Well, right now Americans are still being paid to take a seat so the illegals can have the lower end jobs. If those checks stop and the locals start competing with the illegals at the “day labor” stops outside of the big box hardware stores, there’s going to be a ruckus.

crosspatch on June 6, 2011 at 6:24 PM

while the GDP numbers were still inching up

Um, the FAKED GDP numbers, artificially inflated and misreported? How many adjustments downward did each one get? Was it 3 or 4?

Many folks know they are faked. They know the unemployment and inflation numbers are tweaked.

When gas gets over 5 dollars and home heating oil is in the same neighborhood we’re looking at near collapse.

The dipstick in the white house dries up more jobs each time he opens his mouth.

dogsoldier on June 6, 2011 at 6:24 PM

tetriskid on June 6, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Flash mob violence occurred in Boston last week also.

dogsoldier on June 6, 2011 at 6:30 PM

a Democratic warning of impending civil unrest

Well the race card isn’t working. Time to drag out the fear card.

GarandFan on June 6, 2011 at 6:35 PM

JimP on June 6, 2011 at 6:12 PM

I have an acquaintance in New Orleans. In the days prior to Katrina making landfall, he sent his wife and children to Jackson, MS to ride out the storm, while he stayed behind to protect his property. His family home is a beautiful old historic house in the French Quarter. He knew that looting was coming and felt an obligation to protect his home.

He said the storm was fierce and on a number of occasions he felt the entire house shaking on it’s foundations. But for a few slate shingles, the home survived the storm, and being in the French Quarter, which is one of the highest points in the city, he was spared the flooding.

The looting however was another matter. He said after the storm he sat in the dark with his shotgun, doors and shutter bolted, waiting for the looters. To his surprise it wasn’t looters knocking on his door, but the authorities, who confiscated his shotgun, as the looters roamed free wreaking havoc throughout the city. Fortunately the looter were never able to pry his shutters and doors open to get in. There was no way out of the city, so now defenseless he had no choice but wait out the chaos in is house. He told me if there is a next time he will be leaving with his wife and children.

I guess what I am trying to say with that story is the Marxist’s priorities will not be the rampaging mobs, as that is their excuse for martial law, but their priority will be your guns.

DeathB4Tyranny on June 6, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Ramble much?

davidk on June 6, 2011 at 4:59 PM

I consider that amazingly lucid for a hard-core Democrat.

Siddhartha Vicious on June 6, 2011 at 6:38 PM

“..160,000 is the new standard..”

Wha! Guess again, serpent head. Try twice that just to stay even, old son.

You and Imus better flush out your head gear, new guys. This Pantload had ridden this economy into the ground because he has his head up his asss. But, no, the butt-smooching goes on and this stone fool still heads out to the links, slams down chili dogs, and wanders all over the landscape in his imperial trappings telling his UAW buds that they are “facing a few head winds and speed bumps”.

Naw, mate, what this guy and his clown troupe and Pelosi and Reid have done to this country is way beyond criminal, it approaches treason.

They all ought to be lined up against a wall and…

Jee-zus! am I mad!

The War Planner on June 6, 2011 at 6:38 PM

This nation hasn’t even gotten close to hitting rock bottom.

Obama will be defeated next year – by anyone who can fog a mirror.

That’s why the person we pick needs to be someone who can put the ball over the fence – not someone who creates committees to study things – or worse – someone who has a track record of compromising with Socialists.

HondaV65 on June 6, 2011 at 6:23 PM

..we disagree on many points, Honda, but I am very happy to hear this from you. Also, right now, I am so exercised that I will settle for a mirror-fogger so long as Obama is thriown out on the street..

The War Planner on June 6, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Carville is babbling. He will never be more relevant than he was as attack dog against Special Prosecutor Ken Starr and apologist for The Clinton Political Brain Trust. He’s toilet paper.

ExpressoBold on June 6, 2011 at 6:42 PM

I disagree with Ed that “Right now it’s a toss-up whether we’ll drop into a mild recession…” There is not a single problem that led to the current economic woes that has been fixed. The government and the Fed have simply printed more money and papered over the problems to try to hide them from the American people. They can only do that for so long before the shark comes up and bites them in the butt. The unfortunate thing is that when it bites “them” is is “us” who feel the pain. I don’t know whether this will lead to civil unrest, but I think it is becoming increasingly obvious except to the most extreme left-wing partisans that the Democrats have absolutely no idea what to do. The two things standing between the political class and civil unrest are (1) the incredible patience determination of the American people, and (2) the fact that the Republicans are offering serious solutions. The American people may not like the solutions, but they have an innate sense that it is medicine that they are going to have to take.

Harrell on June 6, 2011 at 6:45 PM

It’s a good thing we have all the guns.

molonlabe28 on June 6, 2011 at 5:58 PM

So did the residents of New Orleans, for all the good it did them. A shotgun or a hunting rifle does precious little against a half-dozen trained marauders with machine guns and body armor.

Unless a sizable portion of the military is on our side if/when civil unrest gets out of hand we are truly f*cked, folks. Even the original revolution would have fallen flat if none of the elite and British military (George Washington comes to mind) hadn’t signed on.

Uncle Sams Nephew on June 6, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Watch what is happening in Chicago and Miami…

Fallon on June 6, 2011 at 4:57 PM

I was just listening to a man describe being beaten by 15 to 20 youths a block away from the Ritz Carleton and Water Tower Place, and two blocks away from the Hancock tower. Somebody is going to get killed by these rampaging punks.

Every day I thank God that McCain lost because I doubt he would have done much better than Obambi on the economy.

Bill C on June 6, 2011 at 7:06 PM

It’s the economy stupid.

Good thing CCW’s are so popular

tarpon on June 6, 2011 at 7:08 PM

DeathB4Tyranny on June 6, 2011 at 6:35 PM

I agree that your point argues convincingly against my opinion on this matter. And maybe in NO if the civil unrest riots begin that is how the NOPD will act once again. On the whole I do not see it happening. I may be wrong, but after seeing/living through the riots in the 60s’ my intuition tells me differently. Nevertheless, if it all goes sideways, I’ll be sure and hide my guns before I let the cops in and will not call them after capping any zombies. Thanks for the info, I genuinely appreciate it.

JimP on June 6, 2011 at 7:14 PM

It is going to be a long,,, HOT,, DRY summer in many places here in America.
Food prices are going up and will continue to do so.
Utility Bills are going up and will continue to do so.
Now add that to the Real Unemployment numbers and the Under employed numbers along with Lifetime savings & investments being wiped out and retirement funds vanishing like smoke on a windy day.

Oh,, your going to have civil unrest, riots in the streets and a lot of bad things that just a few years ago, no one would have thought would happen in America.

First, the very poor are going to riot because gubment handouts will begin to dry up. Now the Gubment will try and take measures to calm the poor down, thus causing the Middle Class to revolt because it’s the middle class that ultimately pays for all that GUBMENT CHEESE, i/e federal, state and local hand out programs…
All this will cause a breakdown in the political charged civil service industry… But in the end,, It’s people like ME and YOU,, John Q. Tax-payer who will end up the winners.
You see,, we’re going to be forced to stand up and shake things up in the political world of Washington D. C..
Business as usual is about to Change in the Political Theater of Washington D. C..
Americans are about to take AMERICA back!!

Delta Wild Man on June 6, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Now that the Keynesian bubble has deflated, Obama is left with no progress at all, and handed his opponents a good argument that far from helping, Obamanomics got in the way of a normal recovery.

So, a lot like the Great Depression, then?

tom on June 6, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Right now it’s a toss-up whether we’ll drop into a mild recession, so the civil unrest is hardly imminent,

The U6 for May 2011 is 15.8% (link) I’d hardly call that mild or even a recession.

boomer on June 6, 2011 at 8:00 PM

The ‘crisis’ that I have told hubby might happen to see to it bho takes control, no elections, and his guys see to it we are like(you know who I speak of) here in America? The msm, bho and team are setting up our nation. I know, you think I’m nuts, well make sure you and yours have the ‘means’ to not cave.
L

letget on June 6, 2011 at 8:01 PM

The Great Depression was a Great Depression because the government got involved in it at the beginning, tried to keep wages artificially high, and raised tariffs. All that under a Republican president, Hoover, before FDR was elected.

FDR over the next decade did one thing wrong after another, and extended and deepened the depression.

If Obama is re-elected, it will get very, very bad. If we get a squishy RINO who does the same things that Obama would have, it will still get very, very bad. But it takes a lot of work to completely destroy a free market economy, so if we get a new president with enough sense to let the free market work, then we will get through it.

tom on June 6, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Isn’t unemployment for black dudes like 32%? Keep voting democrat, mmmkay?!?!

SouthernGent on June 6, 2011 at 8:14 PM

You can’t find work, you’re benefits aftering FIRED as gone, you have sold everything you have on Ebay or yard sales or both, you don’t have GAS to go to an interview IF you were asked and you don’t think there will be trouble?

Not a far stretch after months and months and MONTHS!

So Obama to the rescue with a guaranteed wage or something?

Stay tuned…

golfmann on June 6, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Let me fix my rant:
You can’t find work, your benefits after being FIRED are gone, you have sold everything you have on Ebay or yard sales or both, you don’t have GAS to go to an interview IF you were asked, and you don’t think there will be trouble?

Not a far stretch after months and months and MONTHS!

So Obama to the rescue with a guaranteed wage or something?

Stay tuned…

golfmann on June 6, 2011 at 8:33 PM

…But this is a terrible thing that has happened to people’s lives. I think the president at one level understands that, you know. But he is limited in what he can do…

Not quite, James. Rather, this president is limited by how much he cares.

Blacklake on June 6, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Obviously, they are going to gin up riots and then blame it on Palin.

promachus on June 6, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Obviously, they are going to gin up riots and then blame it on Palin.

promachus on June 6, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Lol. Yeah I can see her now, coordinating riots via Twitter…

Uncle Sams Nephew on June 6, 2011 at 9:53 PM

Using the power of government to force banks to make millions of bad home loans to fix the “affordable housing” crisis may have severely maimed the US economy, but that’s just fine because communism is the equal distribution of misery and that’s exactly what Obama and the Democrats want for us.

RJL on June 6, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Goolsby to leave the WH.

Schadenfreude on June 7, 2011 at 12:15 AM

I guess what I am trying to say with that story is the Marxist’s priorities will not be the rampaging mobs, as that is their excuse for martial law, but their priority will be your guns.

DeathB4Tyranny on June 6, 2011 at 6:35 PM

No doubt about it.

Gang-of-One on June 7, 2011 at 12:33 AM

“Even people who didn’t vote for him, had begun to think of him as the president…”?
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Not my president… Not now, not ever.
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And the civil unrest is all part of Barry’s plan… It’s been said by many since before he took the nomination away from Hillary. Played the race card on Billy Bob… Right. No holds barred……
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RalphyBoy on June 7, 2011 at 2:40 AM

All the “stimulus” spending and “quantitative easing” of the money supply must inevitably lead to inflation and higher interest rates. There is just no way around this.

Bernanke’s scheme of buying our own debt is doomed by mathematics. The bubble must burst sooner or later.

Adjoran on June 7, 2011 at 6:10 AM

Currently, yes, but in the wake of martial law, the Constitution is abrogated. Heavily armed soldiers or “security forces” will be knocking down your door to confiscate your weapons to “ensure stability” ,”to provide security” , and to “normalize the situation” of course.

Molon Labe

single stack on June 7, 2011 at 7:59 AM

……PANDERER……

nimrod on June 7, 2011 at 8:28 AM