White House on disastrous jobs report: Problems in the labor market won’t be solved “overnight,” you know

posted at 4:01 pm on June 1, 2012 by Allahpundit

Anyone want to try defining “overnight” for me, just so that we have a rule of thumb going forward? On Inauguration Day, I would have accepted “2009″ or even “his first two years in office” as plausible answers. Instead, five months out from election day, somehow dawn still has yet to break. His braintrust is now actually on the cusp of arguing, in all seriousness, that it’s unfair to judge him on what’s happened in the jobs market over the course of his entire first term.

What do you do when America’s just taken an economic gut punch, with a vicious European uppercut soon to follow? You hold six fundraisers, naturally:

With Republicans steamrollering ahead with a group of well-fed Super Pacs and an increasingly successful money effort by Mitt Romney, President Obama Friday will attend six fundraisers, a possible sign of budding desperation for a campaign that is lagging far behind its initial fundraising expectations.

Obama will travel to Minneapolis, where he will ensconce himself at the Bachelor Farmer Restaurant for three successive fundraising events. Afterward, he moves on to Chicago for a fundraiser at the Chicago Cultural Center and then two events at what appear to be separate private residences.

Have a look at who’ll be at his Chicago fundraiser. It must be a comfort to him, with so much going wrong, to spend time with old friends.

Incidentally, here’s what today’s atom-bomb jobs report did to his reelection odds on InTrade. A surprisingly small dip, all things considered, but I think they’re in the ballpark of what his actual chances are right now. If next month’s report is a stinker too, though, expect Romney to surge past him and become the new favorite in November:

His new Plan B on the economy? The thingamajig stimulus.


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How come corporate profits are at an all time high?

How come nobody is complaining about corporations sending jobs overseas?

How come corporations aren’t investing in America?

Dave Rywall on June 1, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Obama’s still president.

Chuck Schick on June 1, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Maybe not the Romney people, but someone on the Right needs to turn this argument back on the Democrats. Why should Obama get a pass for the first four years while the Dems pushed for a recall in Wisconsin?

Scopper on June 1, 2012 at 4:32 PM

I’ve never thought about it like that. You’re right, Democrats wouldn’t even give Walker a week before they started trying to recall him. Give a guy a chance to fix the mess should apply to everybody right?

Wagthatdog on June 1, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Failure.

CW on June 1, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Wow, I guess Zero has selective memory issues or he’s lost his mind entirely. Non stop campaign burnout?

dogsoldier on June 1, 2012 at 6:36 PM

How come corporate profits are at an all time high?

Who’s corporation? And how much Federal “Stimulus Money” did they recieve?

How come nobody is complaining about corporations sending jobs overseas?

Because those that are lucky enough to go overseas to get the jobs ARE…

How come corporations aren’t investing in America?

Dave Rywall on June 1, 2012 at 4:39 PM

They ARE…they’re donating to Romney daily….as am I, if it gets this Failure Brigade out of office in Nov.

BlaxPac on June 1, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Now Obama is blaming the 8.2% unemployment numbers on Congress inability to pass all of the provisions of his jobs plan. How does he explain the 9.5% unemployment rates when he and the Democrats controlled all of Congress and the White House for the first 2 years of his presidency?

canditaylor68 on June 1, 2012 at 6:38 PM

How come corporate profits are at an all time high?

How come nobody is complaining about corporations sending jobs overseas?

How come corporations aren’t investing in America?

Dave Rywall on June 1, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Thanks for asking:
Corporate profits are at an all time high because they have moved off shore and taken advantage of lower tax rates and countries that embrace corporations.

We complained, but to no avail, you see you have to have a system that makes corporations want to stay in this country, we are not a communist/marxist system, corporations go (in this country) where it makes sense to go.

Why make a bad investment? Investing in a corrupt political system that wants to take, and take, and not allow you to flourish is foolish. When things were “right”, corporations were more than happy to stay and invest…but smart people don’t invest in losers.
That’s why Obama supports projects like Solyndra, smart people don’t do that.

So I am always glad to educate you…for years now I have and I think at times you have learned. However it is difficult to make up decades of your weak understanding, and lack of basic economics.

But stick around and you will eventually catch up…glad I could make a difference…as basic and easy the questions were, at least they were challenging to you. And now you have the answers.

Your welcome, my pleasure always to help you learn…

right2bright on June 1, 2012 at 6:40 PM

BlaxPac on June 1, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Very well done sir!!

derecho on June 1, 2012 at 6:42 PM

right2bright on June 1, 2012 at 6:40 PM

And this also.

derecho on June 1, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Coach Buttermaker: Come on fellas, Rome wasn’t built in a day!
Ogilve: Yeah, it took several hundred years.

Chuck Schick on June 1, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Now Obama is blaming the 8.2% unemployment numbers on Congress inability to pass all of the provisions of his jobs plan. How does he explain the 9.5% unemployment rates when he and the Democrats controlled all of Congress and the White House for the first 2 years of his presidency?

canditaylor68 on June 1, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Obviously, when it’s a Democrat President and things are bad a Republican Congress is to blame. When it’s a Democrat President and a Democrat Congress then the last Republican President is to blame. When it’s a Republican President and a Democrat controlled Congress then the President to blame.

In no scenario above is the Democrat party to blame.

Wagthatdog on June 1, 2012 at 6:45 PM

I’ve heard of moving goalposts, but the 0bama regime has theirs mounted on rocketsleds.

Rebar on June 1, 2012 at 4:07 PM

No effing kidding…

Let’s assume for a moment, horror of horrors, that SippyCup gets re-elected (presumably by selling his alleged soul to Satan). What’s he gonna say in 2016, assuming the country still exists as a Republic? That he needs terms 3, 4, 5, 6,…err…20 to make things all better?

Geez, how much longer are we gonna tolerate this a**clown?

SnarkySam on June 1, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Wait a minute. Wasn’t passing O-Care supposed to create like 400,000 to 500,000 jobs overnight or something?

I know because former Speaker Nancy Pelosi told me so, and she know the Constitution and everything!!

dissent555 on June 1, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Barack Obama
The Man of a Thousand Excuses
And just as many lies

VorDaj on June 1, 2012 at 7:06 PM

So hard to golf and party with the Hollywood types when the presidency gets in the way…

so-notbuyingit on June 1, 2012 at 7:06 PM

ObaMao’s economic policies have not only kept us in a ditch but deepened our abyss. Quick, grab a Slurpee to watch ObaMao reverse the decline (if not, hide the decline) before Nanny Bloomberg snatches it out of your hand. ObaMao may put a thingamajig into it as a compensation though.

Prez-Dunce Deelybob (sp?) is such a hero!

onlineanalyst on June 1, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Obama’s still president.

Chuck Schick on June 1, 2012 at 6:32 PM

+1

cmsinaz on June 1, 2012 at 7:09 PM

cmsinaz on June 1, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Happy TGIF to you!..:)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Barack Obama
The Man of a Thousand Excuses
And just as many lies

VorDaj on June 1, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Great summary. Now he blames the congress for job losses.

Schadenfreude on June 1, 2012 at 7:21 PM

..oh, for Pete’s sake, will you two get a room!

;-)

The War Planner on June 1, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Not without you :)

Schadenfreude on June 1, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Schadenfreude on June 1, 2012 at 7:21 PM

It is time for you to turn to the darkside my young apprentice!!..:):)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Dire Straits on June 1, 2012 at 7:23 PM

I’m already dark :)

Schadenfreude on June 1, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Schadenfreude on June 1, 2012 at 7:30 PM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on June 1, 2012 at 7:33 PM

His braintrust is now actually on the cusp of arguing, in all seriousness, that it’s unfair to judge him on what’s happened in the jobs market over the course of his entire first term.

The braintrust misplaced the brain leaving the trust clueless.

rukiddingme on June 1, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Maybe they are here but strangely on these job threads I don’t see Upper, Bayam, libfree,etc….hmmmmmmmmmm

CW on June 1, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Economy stalled? Or outta gas?
-
Hell… A couple years ago (Bush… *chough… Cheney… excuse me)… $3.00 a gallon was considered WTFing high… Now, it’s a “Silver Lining”…
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RalphyBoy on June 1, 2012 at 7:49 PM

White House on disastrous jobs report: Problems in the labor market won’t be solved “overnight by this administration,” you know

FIFY

realitycheck on June 1, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Gosh, that’s right. It IS all Congress’ fault. . . not even one single vote in Harry Reid’s Senate for Obama’s budgets.

Now, if the Senate would act on a few of the dozen or so jobs and business-supporting bills PASSED and sent over by the House, maybe we could get somewhere.

But that won’t happen. Obama’d rather fiddle fundraise while the economy stagnates, the Senate continues to block all attempts to respond with policies that might actually help, and the Preezy gets to blame somebody — anybody — else some more.

Is it November yet??????

ugottabekiddingme on June 1, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Obama has outspent the last 5 presidents.

Schadenfreude on June 1, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Quick question.

If we only added 69,000 jobs…

How did the Employment-Population Ratio go UP 0.2%?

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS12300000

How many people did we add last month to the Civilian noninstitutional population?

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t01.htm

Ok, so we added 182,000 people, and 69,000 jobs; so a larger % of people now have jobs… because we added fewer jobs than people.

Holy crap HOMEOPATHY IS REAL, DILUTING SOMETHING MAKES IT STRONGER.

That or maybe someone is fudging the numbers. Any guesses which it is?

gekkobear on June 1, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I really don’t know where to begin with all the stupidity of that clip.

Do you start with the idiots in the audience that acted like they were at a taping of the Oprah show, complete with cheering the idea they’d all be taking home $3,000 more? Clearly MN has been taken over by the lizard people.

Do you start with the fact that Obama got more and more folksy as that 44 second clip went on? Clearly the lizard people don’t understand big words.

Or do you start with the idea that if you get $3,000 saving it isn’t even an option. You need to go out and spend it if you don’t use it to pay down your massive credit card debt. These, friends, are not ideas or an attitude that should ever be coming from one of our leaders. Especially one that hasn’t earned one dollar that didn’t first come through the government in the form of taxes. I don’t count his books since he didn’t really write them he didn’t earn the royalties.

Happy Nomad on June 1, 2012 at 8:54 PM

No, Mr. Obama, the labor market WILL NEVER recover under your leadership sir. In the local newspaper today, 20,000 job applicants for only 877 jobs. Wow, must be a record.

jjnco73 on June 1, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Now Obama is blaming the 8.2% unemployment numbers on Congress inability to pass all of the provisions of his jobs plan. How does he explain the 9.5% unemployment rates when he and the Democrats controlled all of Congress and the White House for the first 2 years of his presidency?

canditaylor68 on June 1, 2012 at 6:38 PM

You mean there were two years in which the dems controlled 2 out of 3 segments of the government? You must be mistaken. Surely the Republicans are at fault for all this mess, everyone knows that. No. The memo is that all it is the Republicans’ fault for the economy failing to react to da One’s great aura. Must not deviate from the lie…er message.

TQM38a on June 1, 2012 at 8:55 PM

..ITGuy, I appropriated this post and used it on my blog today — with attribution of course. You drove me crazy during the primaries (I can’t handle logic well) but I always admire[d] your comments and you’re doing the Lord’s work, old son.

The War Planner on June 1, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I’m honored. Please do send this message far and wide. (Anyone is more than welcome to share anything I write…)

I want voters to understand that it’s not Bush and the Republicans who drove the economy off the cliff, it was Democrats in control, like Thelma and Louise, except now that they’ve driven the economy off the cliff, all they can do is “Blame Bush!!” for things that were passed by the Pelosi House, the Reid Senate, and signed by Obama.

Democrats literally blame Bush for all of the spending they did up until September 30, 2009… over 8 months after Bush had left office. Rex Nutting did so in his post, which was then referenced by both Obama and Jay Carney. It’s utterly dishonest to Blame Bush for BILLIONS of dollars of spending that came from bills passed by Pelosi-Reid-Obama.

Yet that is what they are doing, and then using that as their baseline to claim that they have increased spending by the “slowest pace since 1950s”. As I said before, they LIE.

Another analogy is…

It’s like the economy under Republican control was gaining altitude during 2004, 2005, 2006, with the employment-population ratio climbing from a low of 62.0 to a high of 63.4

… and then the Democrats took over in January 2007 and reduced power to the engines … the economic plane stopped climing, leveled out, and started to lose a little altitude.

Then, in 2008, they cut power to the engines completely, and the economic plane nosedived in 2008 and 2009. And while it levelled out again by the start of 2010, there has been no real recovery in two and half years… the employment-population ratio has been at or below 58.7 since September 2009.

ITguy on June 1, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Let me be the first to predict that when President Romney turns the economy around, Obama and Michelle et al. will be on TV somewhere claiming that it was their policies that finally worked and they should get the credit. I can hear it now.

txmomof6 on June 1, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Is this guy for real?

rplat on June 1, 2012 at 9:12 PM

stock in popcorn is doing better than stock in thingamajigs.

ted c on June 1, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Any company capable of holding off new hires for a few months is going to do so. Not “just to make Obama look bad” as the WH will undoubtedly claim. It’s that if it only takes a few months to get a better sense of what conditions for the next four years will be like — will we have to operate under an even more “flexible” Obama, who promises to try yet another massively impactful heathcare scheme if SCOTUS bounces the current one? — what sane businessman wouldn’t temporize a bit? There’s no effing way the numbers will get better before the elections.

sistrum on June 1, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Let me be the first to predict that when President Romney turns the economy around, Obama and Michelle et al. will be on TV somewhere claiming that it was their policies that finally worked and they should get the credit. I can hear it now.

txmomof6 on June 1, 2012 at 9:08 PM

You mean the way Bill Clinton was at Ground Zero in NYC hours before GWB’s speech on 9/14/01 saying that he should be credited with developing the military force that was going to strike back?

No, Obama and Mooch will not be going gently into the night.

Happy Nomad on June 1, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Can’t stand the gullible suckers laugh at every little silly joke that this embicile cracks.

Sticky Wicket on June 1, 2012 at 9:26 PM

my pleasure always to help you learn…

right2bright on June 1, 2012 at 6:40 PM

…gawd bless you for trying right2bright…but Dave has Dryrot of the brain!

KOOLAID2 on June 1, 2012 at 9:35 PM

‘When your neighbor gets laid off, its a recession. When you get laid off its a depression. When Carter gets laid off, its a recovery.’ – Ronald Reagan (lightly paraphrased from memory)

The night after there is an inauguration of a new President, things will turn around.

Heck, it might start on the night after Obama loses…

There is still time to adjust 1Q spending in NOV and DEC, just like what happened after Obama was elected. Small businesses trimmed their sails no end in that period, and if there is evidence of keeping taxmageddon at bay, they will start to unfurl them this time around.

The real turnaround doesn’t happen until AFTER the regulatory behemoth is dismantled. Then things really get snappy. That will require a real President with real guts to start cutting the federal government down to size, along with a Congress to help.

ajacksonian on June 1, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Man, the still shot from the video….look like extras from “Dawn of the Dead”. Creeeeee.Peeee.

Bishop on June 1, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Dear President Obama,
It seems like you can’t seem to get a break. From the tsunami to the European currency collapse, every time you hope to see the economy recover, something else happens to change your predictions as to when Americans can see better times ahead.

I understand exactly what you are going through. You see, about the same time you were seeing success in your first presidential campaign, I was seeing success in my small business. Job training was really important at the beginning of the “Great Recession” and the unemployed often had home equity, investments, or severance benefits that they could use towards a new career. We were finally able to have enough profit to begin the accreditation process and be eligible for government funding on a par with colleges and universities.

We did earn that coveted “seal of approval” in early 2011, just about the time your Obamacare legislation was passed. One of those little provisions that Nancy Pelosi knew we would like once it was passed was the government takeover of private student loans. So, at the precise time that I had to raise tuition in order to pay for the additional costs associated with accreditation, my students suddenly had no method of obtaining any loan that let them defer payment until after graduation. And with real estate dropping like a rock, their parents could no longer borrow on their houses to help.

That accreditation did allow us to begin the application process for Title IV, federal financial aid. Right now the only obstacle is for us to demonstrate “financial stability” which is very hard to do if you have no access to that aid in the first place. Most schools have at least 80% of their students who need federal assistance to attend college. We also had to spend last summer completely rewriting our curriculum, because your Department of Education changed the rules on how we calculate the credits we offer. Now our 1200+ hour program looks less attractive when compared to a university program of the same length, simply because we offer a certificate instead of the full degree program (which is not needed for employment.) I guess that if the Supreme Court strikes down your signature legislation, you will feel like I did that year.

Not having enough students with the means to attend without government help, we turned our focus to people who did have education money available: veterans. Our veteran students have always been great examples of professionalism, and we would love to have more of them. We were all set to start a marketing campaign just for them, until we were notified by the VA that suddenly our out-of-state internships no longer met the current rules. Until this issue is resolved, it is nearly impossible to provide our quality training to veterans, since we can’t even get consistent answers from our VA contacts and auditors. It also didn’t help to learn that you have directed the VA to specifically audit private, for-profit educators annually, even if they never get around to public and non-profit institutions. I don’t think many of them could meet the requirements we have to meet, such as documenting attendance at classes and having grades of at least 85% for each veteran student in order for them to keep their funding. Why should these heroes have to meet a higher standard than Pell Grant recipients, Mr. President, when they actually contributed to their GI Bill benefits and earned them in service to their country?

Amazingly, the same day you got the bad news about the rising unemployment numbers, we received a lovely letter from the VA, in which we were “strongly encouraged” to email immediately a commitment to even more requirements, most of which we don’t even know about yet. Is this how you got the banks to accept all that TARP money, even if they didn’t need or want it?
Fortunately, I have hope that in five months, we will have a major change in national leadership that will allow domestic energy production to flourish, restore confidence in the marketplace, and give me a level playing field when I compete against government subsidized training programs.

spudmom on June 1, 2012 at 9:43 PM

spudmom on June 1, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Well said! Could not agree more!

jjnco73 on June 1, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Man, the still shot from the video….look like extras from “Dawn of the Dead”. Creeeeee.Peeee.

Bishop on June 1, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Øbama-zombies, man. Actually, my cartoon bubble was “Thingamajigs? That’s what he’s got? Crap, we’re going down!”

White House on disastrous jobs report: Problems in the labor market won’t be solved “overnight”

I’ll take that bet, provided the night in question is November 6th, 2012

2ipa on June 1, 2012 at 10:17 PM

I got the incredibly creepy feeling that some of those people were actually laughing WITH him.

logis on June 1, 2012 at 10:40 PM

How come corporate profits are at an all time high?

How come nobody is complaining about corporations sending jobs overseas?

How come corporations aren’t investing in America?

Dave Rywall on June 1, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Just stop and think for a moment what you just wrote? I will not even check your facts and verify accuracy.

I will only ask why is this occurring when…

1. Corporate profits are at an all time high.
2. Corporations are sending jobs overseas
3. Corporations are not investing in America

Plain and simple corporations have no trust in Obama and his plans.

There is not trust in the dollar anymore so its value is gone.

F15Mech on June 1, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Give everyone $3,000?

I say f*ck it.

Why stop there? Let’s make it $30,000.

McNinja on June 1, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Even when he loses in November… Obama still wont shut up will he?

Yakko77 on June 1, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Even when he loses in November… Obama still wont shut up will he?

Yakko77 on June 1, 2012 at 11:29 PM

I hope ESPN hires him just so he will be out of politics. Probably his dream job anyway.

slickwillie2001 on June 1, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Has Obama started stuttering?? He is pathetic!

Sherman1864 on June 1, 2012 at 11:58 PM

The recovery begins with ONE MORE JOB LOSS….

…….on November 6th.

Please God help us get rid of this disaster of an Administration.

He truly is the by-product of our lazy Republic.

PappyD61 on June 2, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Even when he loses in November… Obama still wont shut up will he?

Yakko77 on June 1, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Have you ever known an ex-Democrat president within the last 40 years to retire with dignity and simply STFU?

I haven’t.

SnarkySam on June 2, 2012 at 1:11 AM

I hope ESPN hires him just so he will be out of politics. Probably his dream job anyway.

slickwillie2001 on June 1, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Doubtful. It would be so “beneath him”, you know? Personally, I think he’ll start sucking up to the dim bulbs at the U.N.

Kofi Annan v2.0, anyone?

SnarkySam on June 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Dear Barack Obama,

When speaking of Presidential terms of office, 6 months is overnight. 1 Year is well into your term. 2 Years is “the changes we made are finally kicking in.”

But 3 and a half years is evidence that you haven’t got a clue!

OverNight was over a long time ago.

jaydee_007 on June 2, 2012 at 1:32 AM

I went over to check out how the progressosphere is taking the jobs numbers.

Well, denial isn’t just a river in Egypt.

But, I came away looking for the brother of Star Trek’s Spock .. the one who said “Share your pain,” Sybok, in the not so much liked Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (AKA Star Trek: the Search for God) (most notable quote: “What does God need with a starship?“).

These folks have lots of real hate. They hate mostly the Republican Leadership in the House, and their perceived obstructionism of yet even more spending (as if $4 trillion isn’t enough). They really need to get beyond their hate and their almost religious regurgitation of Obama/DNC talking points.

They need a Sybok, not a Spock.

J_Crater on June 2, 2012 at 2:37 AM

My take:

We need to stop analyzing/viewing him as being an incompetent Asssholle.

This guy – whoever he is – and no matter where he was born, is out to take America down.

He hates us. He hates capitalism. He hates America’s success vis a vis the rest of the world.

He is Islam, Socialism, black liberation theology, black panthers, Alinsky, Ayers, Soros and Khalidi – all wrapped up in one.

Why? Because he truly Hates his white mother who abandoned him – and his white grandparents who she left him with.

It’s all about hating his own whiteness and doing everything he can to pay us back.

He hates America due to being steeped in Islamic krap – and Marxist krap – for most of his life.

He hates us and wants to ‘strike’ back.

Talk about a bitter clinger.

Opinionator on June 2, 2012 at 4:23 AM

He’s so like the many immature, spoiled and irresponsible, elementary school kids I taught, his defense mechanisms are always making excuses and never accepting blame or failure, hence, never growing up.

Don L on June 2, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Even when he loses in November… Obama still wont shut up will he?

Yakko77 on June 1, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Likely that he will be the first male invited to be a permanent member of “The View”.

Bradky on June 2, 2012 at 7:43 AM

Kofi Annan v2.0, anyone?

SnarkySam on June 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

If he can’t succeed at taking down the Great Satan as president, the UN would be his dream job…he could continue the work he started.

jan3 on June 2, 2012 at 8:36 AM

The welfare syndrome put on a national scale.
Never solve the root problem, just keep handing out benefits while making the government bureaucracy bigger and more powerful.
It takes some time, but it never solves the problem, only gets more expensive and ruins a family…or in this case Obama hopes it ruins a country.

albill on June 2, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Now dear leader wants to give small business owners tax breaks? I thought he wanted to close loop holes in taxes. He’s spinning faster and faster.

Kissmygrits on June 2, 2012 at 9:59 AM

He’s so like the many immature, spoiled and irresponsible, elementary school kids I taught, his defense mechanisms are always making excuses and never accepting blame or failure, hence, never growing up.

Don L on June 2, 2012 at 7:20 AM

The Peter Pan President.

Fallon on June 2, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Obviously, when it’s a Democrat President and things are bad a Republican Congress is to blame. When it’s a Democrat President and a Democrat Congress then the last Republican President is to blame. When it’s a Republican President and a Democrat controlled Congress then the President to blame.

In no scenario above is the Democrat party to blame.

Wagthatdog on June 1, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Well said.
Worthy of an Aesop fable to go with it, if there isn’t one already.

spudmom on June 1, 2012 at 9:43 PM

The professed goal of government regulation is to make things better “for everyone”.
The actual result, in almost all cases, is to make things worse for everyone except the sponsors of the regulation.

AesopFan on June 2, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall, Who Has The Fairest GDP Average Of Them All?

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/06/20091-5.html

M2RB: Dire Straits with Sting and Elton John

Resist We Much on June 2, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Check out the reasoning behind the unions going bonkers in Wisconsin, it’s because the Governor wanted the unions to increase the percentage of the costs for health care and their pensions and the unions go to the State house and do millions of damages to the buildings that the taxpayers will be called on to pay for. Why were the unions not billed for the damages? In the democrats minds all they need to do is say they are sorry. Rocket science!

mixplix on June 3, 2012 at 7:43 AM

Problems are not solved by democrats, they are created. In the jobs lost and destroyed tally nobody has been more successful than the POSOTUS, and that infamy is only exceeded by his full resume of destruction done to this nation.

insidiator on June 4, 2012 at 7:44 AM

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