WaPo: It’s looking like Obama has nothing new to offer on jobs, economy

posted at 5:31 pm on July 7, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

How much damage did Friday’s jobs report — the third disappointment in a row — do to Barack Obama’s re-election effort?  It might take some time for the answer to be fully known, but one measure might be the reaction in the media.  The Washington Post news report of Obama’s response to the worst jobs quarter in two years explicitly wonders whether Obama can maintain the position that his policies are doing anything to help, and whether he has any new ideas to break the country out of this stagnation:

Obama’s message on his two-day bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania has been twofold. First, he pointed to modest signs of progress in rebuilding the economy–the health of the auto industry is his principal case study across Ohio’s northern tier. At the same time, he warned that the medicine offered by Romney and the Republicans is exactly the wrong prescription.

As he said here Friday morning, “We tried it, and didn’t work.”

But it has become increasingly difficult for the president to argue that what he has tried is working well, or that he has something new to offer. Each month that the economy produces fewer jobs than are needed just to keep pace with population growth adds to the burden the president faces as the clock ticks toward November.

The Post also noticed that Obama tried avoiding the subject, and hoped that voters would give him a pass on it:

Obama barely mentioned the latest jobs report in his first appearance after it was released. “It’s still tough out there,” he said. But June’s hiring numbers, like those for May, were another reminder that there is still no bigger issue in the campaign than the economy and that its weight threatens to defeat the president four months from now.

Obama’s advisers offered two thoughts about the latest numbers: first, that the bad news was expected, seemingly a sign that they were resigned to a negative reaction; second, that the public still gives the president some slack because of the economy he inherited and that the campaign still offers him the chance to make the case that he would do more than Romney to help the middle class.

Good luck with that strategy.  Voters routinely put jobs and the economy first in their concerns when contemplating their vote, and any other issue shows up a distant second.  (In most polls, the second-place issue is the federal deficit, which isn’t a good topic for Obama, either.)  Even Robert Reich has tired of Obama dodging the issue of jobs and the economy with the “I inherited a bad economy” excuse.  As the Post implicitly underscores, the issue is no longer 2008, but 2012, and it’s clear that we’re not moving in the right direction.

Investors Business Daily’s Michael Ramirez offers a more concise look at the impact of the jobs report on the Obama campaign:

Also, be sure to check out Ramirez’ terrific collection of his works: Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion, which covers the entire breadth of Ramirez’ career, and it gives fascinating look at political history.  Read my review here, and watch my interviews with Ramirez here and here.  And don’t forget to check out the entire Investors.com site, which has now incorporated all of the former IBD Editorials, while individual investors still exist.

And a heads-up — Ramirez will have a new book out soon.  We’ll have more on that later this summer.


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We knew Obama didn’t give a crap about the economy before he was elected! Pelosi, Reid, and Obama have labored tirelessly to hamper the economy while spending more money than any other administration in world history. HE DOESN’T CARE.

tom daschle concerned on July 7, 2012 at 5:34 PM

So the same guy whining in Cincinnati that “he tried real hard” [and it didn't work] says not to vote for Romney or Republicans because:

“We tried it, and it didn’t work.”

The man has his mom jeans hitched up too high.

de rigueur on July 7, 2012 at 5:36 PM

WaPo wonders how Obama’s going to pull out a victory in November while they prepare another Romney hit piece.

Mark1971 on July 7, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Governor Kasich: WINNING

CW on July 7, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Ramirez never fails to put a smile on my face as he is hitting the nail on the head.

Mini-14 on July 7, 2012 at 5:38 PM

The bus is going to need a lift kit…

Hey..Obama!
There’s a Prius wedged between the rear axles.
I can see it clearly now.

Electrongod on July 7, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Why this article? Did the cheque from Axelrod bounce?

bayview on July 7, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Obama’s playing a shell game. The pea is our $16 trillion deficit. The ignorant public is the sucker who keeps betting.

fogw on July 7, 2012 at 5:47 PM

..Obama welcomed to Ohio.

(Cheap, shamelwss blowwhoring link warning and thanks to schadenfreude for original link.)

The War Planner on July 7, 2012 at 5:48 PM

shamwless == shameless, of course.

The War Planner on July 7, 2012 at 5:48 PM

shameless, of course.

The War Planner on July 7, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Of course… ;P

SWalker on July 7, 2012 at 5:50 PM

He is the DOTUS.

Simple and to the point.

PappyD61 on July 7, 2012 at 5:51 PM

It’s looking like Obama has nothing new to offer on jobs, economy

Sure he does. He is offering some new and improved whining and more creative finger pointing.

Other than that, nothing but higher taxes and more of his same old same old “common sense” socialism.

More Obamacare anyone? More stimulus? How about some Cap’N Tax to cripple selfish and greedy Big Bad Businesses? Anyone up for raising taxes on the rich to get more free stuff from the government? You know we need more government employees to get the economy going, don’t you?

farsighted on July 7, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Bottom line:

Liberals only solution for economic problems is to throw taxpayer dollars at it. Once those are gone, they have nothing. Once the credit card has maxed out, they were exposed.

As always, liberalism is NOT and NEVER HAS BEEN about “results” – it IS and ALWAYS HAS BEEN about “intent”. This is why they trust their global warming models more than the actual facts on the ground – the global warming models show their good intentions – the facts on the ground are an inconvenience.

You can hear this in every speech Obama gives. He honestly wants to be judged on his good intentions rather than his results. To him (as to any liberal), this is perfectly reasonable. If the intentions are good, results are irrelevant.

mitchellvii on July 7, 2012 at 5:54 PM

All I can think of seeing that cartoon is Axelrod saying “Hang on, lads, I’ve got a brilliant idea.”

Fabozz on July 7, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Governor Kasich: WINNING

CW on July 7, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Democrat talking about Ohio’s budget surplus:

“Gov. Kasich seems intent on making every day a rainy day for Ohio’s working class families. After slashing schools and local government budgets to the bone, I’m surprised John Kasich has the gall to double down and refuse to reinstate funds to keep our communities safe, teach our kids, and patrol our streets,” Kurtz said.

What is the difference between keeping our communities safe and patrolling our streets? I think she/he got the talking point wrong and left out firemen. Why do democrats hate everyone but police, teachers and firemen?

Night Owl on July 7, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Walker on July 7, 2012 at 5:50 PM

..tangential: is “Wilderness” your blog, SW? It’s a pretty decent site. Congratulations on achieving your recent milestone!

The War Planner on July 7, 2012 at 5:55 PM

The man has his mom jeans hitched up too high.

de rigueur on July 7, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Gender references, you barbarian, not once but twice. Nice job, hick.

Bishop on July 7, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Why do democrats hate everyone but police, teachers and firemen?

Night Owl on July 7, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I know you know but the answer is UNIONS.

CW on July 7, 2012 at 5:57 PM

“I inherited a bad economy”

Excuse me Mr President, but your own Sheriff Joe has previously stated ‘It’s OUR economy now!’

As for “new ideas”, there aren’t any in the socialist playbook. Barry has tried them all. Guess it’s time to try them again.
Then repeat and rinse.

GarandFan on July 7, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Why do democrats hate everyone but police, teachers and firemen?

Night Owl on July 7, 2012 at 5:55 PM

U N I O N D O N A T I O N S

Flora Duh on July 7, 2012 at 5:58 PM

SIGNS OF THE APOCALYPSE:

It’s happening. The Left is throwing Obama under the bus. If the message fails it can only because of the messenger – the message itself is infallible.

1) Morgan Freeman – “Barack Obama is NOT the first black President. He is the first mixed President…”

2) WAPO and this article.

If Obama loses Morgan Freeman and WAPO, it’s only a matter of time.

mitchellvii on July 7, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Don’t worry, the administration will make sure the next quarter will average 150K jobs a month. It won’t matter if the jobs exist or not.

Maybe he will call up his buddies on Wall Street to start hiring, or else.

banzaibob on July 7, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Because Obama has tried, there’s no reason to believe he won’t get it better in his second term.

Romney has yet to try, so it’s obvious he can’t do it.

(Liberal Rationalization 101)

Liam on July 7, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Sure he does. He is offering some new and improved whining and more creative finger pointing.

farsighted on July 7, 2012 at 5:54 PM

..someone on HG found this link over at RCP but I thought I’d pass it along in this thread; it’s YET ANOTHER variant on the “it’s not my fault” mantra that continually issues from this lying crapsack’s flapping purple lips:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/07/07/obama_most_people_would_acknowledge_that_ive_tried_real_hard.html

The War Planner on July 7, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I know you know but the answer is UNIONS.

CW on July 7, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I know.:) I just think it’s funny, from the lowliest state rep to president, they all say the exact same things. They are so predictable.

Night Owl on July 7, 2012 at 6:03 PM

WaPo: It’s looking like Obama has nothing new to offer on jobs, economy

HA: It’s looking like the RNC is doing a bang up job setting us up for a win.

pfffffffffffffftttttttttttt

Limerick on July 7, 2012 at 6:04 PM

From the angle of Ramirez’ cartoon, I am unable to decipher how many bodies are under the bus…

hillsoftx on July 7, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Canadian bus.

Wonder which pipeline supplied the energy of the steel and aluminum, the oil for tires, hoses, belts, upholstery, plastic for all the many lightweight parts.

I wonder which parts are wood, stone or dirt, or anything biodegradable, bamboo maybe.

If oil is so horrible maybe the President should avoid it. Ride a donkey.

Speakup on July 7, 2012 at 6:11 PM

HA: It’s looking like the RNC is doing a bang up job setting us up for a win.

pfffffffffffffftttttttttttt

Limerick on July 7, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Do you have a problem with that?

Night Owl on July 7, 2012 at 6:11 PM

“We tried it, and didn’t work.”

P.BO might want to stay away from that line.

Count to 10 on July 7, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Average Employment-Population ratio during Carter Presidency (January 1977- December 1980): 59.1%

Average Employment-Population ratio during Obama Presidency (January 2009 – June 2012): 58.7%

Obama is officially worse than Carter.

ITguy on July 7, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Let’s see… I lost all of the equity in my home including the $60k down payment and am now underwater. I lost my business after 15 years of success and had to lay off 9 people. I am now earning the wages that I earned 15 years ago. We’ll likely never see another vacation again any time soon.

But I think I’ll vote for Obama in 2012. Because I want more of this sh*t sandwich. And because he tried really hard.

FUBO 2012

Key West Reader on July 7, 2012 at 6:12 PM

its almost eerie……

mitt mccain
john romney

same number of letters in both their first and last names. both running against obama.

mccain loved lieberman, romney loved kennedy.

feel free to pitch in with your suggestions:)

renalin on July 7, 2012 at 6:12 PM

renalin on July 7, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Robert Dole Sr
George Bush Sr

Limerick on July 7, 2012 at 6:13 PM

As for “new ideas”, there aren’t any in the socialist playbook. Barry has tried them all. Guess it’s time to try them again.

Your understanding of US economic policy is somewhat incomplete. Can you tell us how low taxes on the wealthy and supply-side policies such as TARP are anything but conservative policies?

Since the end of the stimulus, the GOP has blocked all attempts at meaningful fiscal policy- despite repeated calls for Congress to finally act. Bernanke pointed to the likelihood of the economy stalling without further action. And now the right wing nuts are shocked, absolutely shocked!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/ben-bernanke-stimulus-federal-reserve_n_937838.html

bayam on July 7, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Same content, reformatted for better readability:

Employment-Population ratio.

Average during Carter Presidency (January 1977- December 1980): 59.1%

Average during Obama Presidency (January 2009 – June 2012): 58.7%

Obama is officially worse than Carter.

ITguy on July 7, 2012 at 6:16 PM

..Obama welcomed to Ohio.

(Cheap, shamelwss blowwhoring link warning and thanks to schadenfreude for original link.)
The War Planner on July 7, 2012 at 5:48 PM

If he comes around this neck of the woods, I’m gonna moon him.

Cleombrotus on July 7, 2012 at 6:17 PM

its almost eerie……

feel free to pitch in with your suggestions:)

renalin on July 7, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Only to y’all nutballs.

renalin ritalin

Renalin needs his/her Ritalin.

cozmo on July 7, 2012 at 6:17 PM

In case there are some that aren’t aware of this issue, this site seems to have most of the info.

Last chance to remove DNSChanger virus before web outage

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/07/06/tech-dns-changer-virus.html

I’ve checked mine and also my router and have contacted family and friends to do the same. I read yesterday that 12% of the Fortune 500 companies still had the virus!! Also Government computers too.

bluefox on July 7, 2012 at 6:18 PM

bayam on July 7, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Um yeah, dufus. That’s why Reid is holding up all those House passed jobs bills.

cozmo on July 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM

feel free to pitch in with your suggestions:)

renalin on July 7, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Here’s my suggestion, ritalin.

Tell Obama to save face and feign illness and step aside before he is crushed in a mind blowing defeat.

Key West Reader on July 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM

WaPo: It’s looking like Obama has nothing new to offer on jobs, economy

Experts:

Surprised
Shocked
Stunned

RealMc on July 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Renalin needs his/her Ritalin.

cozmo on July 7, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Why? Because some of us see our Party forming up for Pickett’s Charge?

51-43 we go home. Bank it.

Limerick on July 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Foe all those who are punching their time-cards to come to the defense of their whining diety , here is
The Great One :
http://www.therightscoop.com/mark-levin-exposes-obamas-lies-about-so-called-trickle-down-economics/

burrata on July 7, 2012 at 6:20 PM

WaPo wonders how Obama’s going to pull out a victory in November while they prepare another Romney hit piece. Mark1971 on July 7, 2012 at 5:36 PM

The MSM will do the best they can to get Obama re-elected and they will be aided and abetted by the hysterics and ninnies on our side who think they are smarter than Romney.

Basilsbest on July 7, 2012 at 6:20 PM

How’s that ‘war on women’ meme working out…?

/

Seven Percent Solution on July 7, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Since the end of the stimulus, the GOP has blocked all attempts at meaningful fiscal policy- despite repeated calls for Congress to finally act.

bayam on July 7, 2012 at 6:15 PM

What meaningful fiscal policy would you be referring to?

Night Owl on July 7, 2012 at 6:21 PM

51-43 we go home. Bank it.

Limerick on July 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Bless your heart.

cozmo on July 7, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Remember when the economy was awesome and then Democrats took over Congress in 2006 and then it all came crashing down?

Good times.

Spliff Menendez on July 7, 2012 at 6:25 PM

bayam on July 7, 2012 at 6:15 PM

A link to HuffHo, really? Next, National Enquirer?

hillsoftx on July 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Bayum got (Insert gendered pronoun)info from the Huffpo so it must be true.

docflash on July 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Um yeah, dufus. That’s why Reid is holding up all those House passed jobs bills.

cozmo on July 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Nice of you to point out that claim- do you actually now know any better? Can you point to a single Wall Street economist that gives any of those supposed ‘job bills’ even the slightest credibility, outside of the bipartisan JOBS Act and highway bill?

Don’t worry, Romney will fix the economy by killing the estate tax- better to think about protecting Paris Hilton as opposed to helping the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. A few tax cuts will fix all the structural problem in the US economy.

bayam on July 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

bluefox on July 7, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Thanks! I checked mine and it’s okay.

Night Owl on July 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

hillsoftx on July 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

National Enquirer has a better reputation.

cozmo on July 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Governor Kasich: WINNING

CW on July 7, 2012 at 5:37 PM

He’s done a great job!! His quote from the article you linked to:

“I’ve heard a lot of promises from the federal government. I used to work there, remember? Their promises don’t mean a whole lot to me.”

LOL

bluefox on July 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Since the end of the stimulus, the GOP has blocked all attempts at meaningful fiscal policy- despite repeated calls for Congress to finally act.

bayam on July 7, 2012 at 6:15 PM

If by blocked you mean passes a crapload of bills in the House that Harry Reid wont touch then I agree.

Spliff Menendez on July 7, 2012 at 6:27 PM

bayam on July 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Still waiting for you to outline the “meaningful fiscal policy” Obama has been “calling for”. More stimulus? Which of Obama’s cronies hasn’t been paid off yet?

Night Owl on July 7, 2012 at 6:29 PM

its almost eerie……

mitt mccain
john romney

same number of letters in both their first and last names. both running against obama.

mccain loved lieberman, romney loved kennedy.

feel free to pitch in with your suggestions:)

renalin on July 7, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Your combination of low information and hysteria is indeed amusing. Romney so loved Kennedy that he ran so hard against him in his safe Senate seat that he forced Kennedy to take out a mortgage to finance his campaign.

Basilsbest on July 7, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Don’t worry, Romney will fix the economy by killing the estate tax- better to think about protecting Paris Hilton as opposed to helping the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. A few tax cuts will fix all the structural problem in the US economy.

bayam on July 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Paris Hilton actually has her own business and Jobs and Gates didn’t help from the govt.

Rio Linda Refugee on July 7, 2012 at 6:30 PM

bayam on July 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Maybe you were referring to the exchange between Geitner and Paul Ryan I saw at some hearing.

Geitner: We don’t have a plan, but we do know we don’t like yours.

Night Owl on July 7, 2012 at 6:31 PM

..Obama welcomed to Ohio.

(Cheap, shamelwss blowwhoring link warning and thanks to schadenfreude for original link.)

The War Planner on July 7, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Ha-Ha Had he went in any cities other than the Dem strongholds, he would have had a very large crowd greeting him in that manner:-)
Every time he slithers into Ohio, he stays out of the R and Conservative areas.

Great site by the way!!

bluefox on July 7, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Here’s my suggestion, ritalin.

Tell Obama to save face and feign illness and step aside before he is crushed in a mind blowing defeat.

Key West Reader on July 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM

obamas doing just fine. he’s solely pandering to his base, promising to give away lots of free stuff. mika and soledad, shepard smith along with the other members of the lsm, are going all out for the boy king.

whats romney got? oh, yeah, in 4 more years or so the economy will start looking up since i’m not obama. in the meantime i promise to work hand in hand with our democratic friends, to make our country better. BARF!!!!!!!
btw way has romney said “fight with me” yet?

renalin on July 7, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Well DUH

gophergirl on July 7, 2012 at 6:33 PM

feel free to pitch in with your suggestions:)

renalin on July 7, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Howzabout you go away?

Del Dolemonte on July 7, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Governor Kasich: WINNING

CW on July 7, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Michigan has a $300 million plus surplus, moving from a huge deficit under Granholm. In 2010 Michiganders elected a Republican Governor and the GOP controls the state legislature.

bw222 on July 7, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Bayum got )info from the Huffpo so it must be true.

docflash on July 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Why don’t you make a useful point by explaining exactly what in a largely factual article is incorrect?

Here’s the relevant quote- you can tell us how it’s invalid
“He appears to be saying that the Fed has largely played its part and that the politicians need to step up their game,” said Paul Dales, senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics

If you didn’t notice, HotAir has quoted from HuffPo articles in the past.
http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/20/aww-obamas-bundler-ambassadors-not-contributing-in-2012/

bayam on July 7, 2012 at 6:35 PM

But ,but I read a story from none other than Jake Tapper that Obama told a “crowd”? at one of his stops that he had humble vacations as a child taking the greyhound and an occasional train with dear old Granny. Tapper was kind enough to lead in with Romneys extravagant Vacation home.No bias there…

sandee on July 7, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Night Owl on July 7, 2012 at 5:55 PM

That Dem Kurtz needs to be reminded that it was he and former Dem Gov. Strickland that left 89cents in the rainy day fund. And now after all the work Kasich has done, the Dems want to spend and spend.

Oh, the police, teachers and fireman are their base (union) as are the prisons.

They lie a lot:-)

bluefox on July 7, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Your understanding of US economic policy is somewhat incomplete.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

bayam on July 7, 2012 at 6:15 PM

I get allergic smelling hay.

Citing an article written by al-AP and published in the Puffington Host won’t exactly gain you any credibility here, Minerva.

Del Dolemonte on July 7, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Ramirez nails it again.

A picture is worth a thousand verbs.

SparkPlug on July 7, 2012 at 6:43 PM

But ,but I read a story from none other than Jake Tapper that Obama told a “crowd”? at one of his stops that he had humble vacations as a child taking the greyhound and an occasional train with dear old Granny. Tapper was kind enough to lead in with Romneys extravagant Vacation home.No bias there…

sandee on July 7, 2012 at 6:38 PM

The only places he goes anymore to speak are in people’s garages and high schools. Like a good little commie organizer.

Step off, Barry. Step off, step down, step over a cliff… just get yourself gone and we’ll take it from here, um kay?

Key West Reader on July 7, 2012 at 6:43 PM

..someone on HG found this link over at RCP but I thought I’d pass it along in this thread; it’s YET ANOTHER variant on the “it’s not my fault” mantra that continually issues from this lying crapsack’s flapping purple lips:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/07/07/obama_most_people_would_acknowledge_that_ive_tried_real_hard.html

The War Planner on July 7, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Well, I had an employer that told me once that he didn’t want excuses, just results:-) We’ll send B.O. that message along with Trump’s favorite “You’re Fired”

bluefox on July 7, 2012 at 6:44 PM

I see WaPo cleaned up Obama’s “brief mention” of the jobs report Friday. While he did say “It’s still tough out there,” he also said that the job’s report was a “Step in the right direction.” Whether that line is just a bald-faced lie (which Team Obama does plenty of knowing the MSM isn’t going to call them out on it) or shows how unbelievably stupid Obama is re: economics, I don’t know & I don’t care. Still, it ticks me off that WaPo “cleaned up” what he actually said by omission.

Dark Star on July 7, 2012 at 6:45 PM

do you actually now know any better?

bayam on July 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

I’m very stupid compared to you.

bayam on July 25, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Del Dolemonte on July 7, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Everytime I see that black bus, it reminds me of a hearse.

bluefox on July 7, 2012 at 6:46 PM

High-centered is right. And he won’t even get out of the bus to see what the trouble is. He assumes it’s the GOP.

flataffect on July 7, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Key West Reader on July 7, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Good plan.

SparkPlug on July 7, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Obama is more and more trying to paint himself as a “victim” of the economy. Just feel sorry for Barry and give him another chance.

albill on July 7, 2012 at 6:47 PM

ba yam sounds like a bleating sheep getting some action.

SparkPlug on July 7, 2012 at 6:48 PM

All he needs is four more years! Come on, you wing-nuts, give the guy a chance. He INHERITED the worst, possible, super-bad scenario of all time. Geez, you people are all racists.

the new aesthetic on July 7, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Everytime I see that black bus, it reminds me of a hearse.

bluefox on July 7, 2012 at 6:46 PM

you is raciiiiiiiiiiist.

the new aesthetic on July 7, 2012 at 6:50 PM

bayam on July 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Well, yes honey, even from lefty sites. They try their best to sugarcoat it for lefty’s, but it is what it is.

-CNN and Politfact links removed.-

Since you will deny what they are, I won’t bother to link the actual bills.

Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!

Then why still stuck in moderation?

The links, maybe?

cozmo on July 7, 2012 at 6:50 PM

bluefox on July 7, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Just between you and me, I think Kasich would make a very good VP. He’s an actual conservative, but he’s very low key.

Night Owl on July 7, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Still, it ticks me off that WaPo “cleaned up” what he actually said by omission.

Dark Star on July 7, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Yeah, it ticks us all off they do, but they do, and the rest of the lsm. What ticks me off more is that our conservative party will go down in history as the most mismanaged party ever. Barry’s record is a barn door and we can’t hit it with Pikes Peak.

Limerick on July 7, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Liberals believe there are only two reasons their policies don’t work: Repub ‘obstructionism’ (even when the Pubs aren’t in power), and/or not enough money being spent on the problem.

Liam on July 7, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Obama’s Ohio Tour on the Big Black Canadian Bus

LOL. People really hate this guy.

Key West Reader on July 7, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Thanks! I checked mine and it’s okay.

Night Owl on July 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

That’s good. Computers need almost as much attention as children:-)

bluefox on July 7, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Obama is more and more trying to paint himself as a “victim” of the economy. Just feel sorry for Barry and give him another chance.

albill on July 7, 2012 at 6:47 PM

We have to give him ONE more chance.

Otherwise, well you KNOW what you are.

Key West Reader on July 7, 2012 at 6:58 PM

bluefox on July 7, 2012 at 6:46 PM

you is raciiiiiiiiiiist.

the new aesthetic on July 7, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Ha-Ha Not really, but I do discriminate:-)

bluefox on July 7, 2012 at 6:59 PM

renalin on July 7, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Except Romney’s first name is Willard, genius. Just because he goes by his middle name, as many people do, doesn’t make Mitt his first name. Lets see, Willard 7 letters, John 4 letters — what was the asinine point you were trying to make?

Dark Star on July 7, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Obama’s Ohio Tour on the Big Black Canadian Bus

LOL. People really hate this guy.

Key West Reader on July 7, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Thanks for the link, I have it bookmarked.

And for more ridicule of democrats, check out Big Hairy News with some very fine photoshopping skillz.

the new aesthetic on July 7, 2012 at 7:00 PM

i know that mark steyn’s piece wrt pronouns (or lack thereof) has already been talked thru…but i didn’t know until just now the title

it’s a barnum and bailey world…

for those who like music, here’s a treat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gapCK5_rMuY

ella

r keller on July 7, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Ha-Ha Not really, but I do discriminate:-)

bluefox on July 7, 2012
at 6:59 PM

:)

the new aesthetic on July 7, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Then why still stuck in moderation?

The links, maybe?

cozmo on July 7, 2012 at 6:50 PM

For some reason, CNN links won’t go through. There is a way, but I forgot what it is:-) Someone else may know. I think Flora Duh does.

bluefox on July 7, 2012 at 7:02 PM

ObamaRobberyCare: And we stall and stall with our fingers up our patudies.

Fast-N-Furious: And we stall and stall with our fingers up our patudies.

We LAUGHED at Barry for having Congress in his pocket for two years and getting squat in return. We can’t even put together a House investigation right. But we got it in the bag! We are so gonna love November!

Yeah, we are rock stars! Go ahead, follow that marching band off the cliff. I’ll watch from the sidewalk.

Limerick on July 7, 2012 at 7:02 PM

you is raciiiiiiiiiiist.

the new aesthetic on July 7, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Are you sure it’s not ‘you be racist’? I’m not sure any more, so I has to aks.

Liam on July 7, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Now this is something. You gotta laugh at the amateur in chief.

http://obamaisntworking.com/press/broken-record-broken-promises/

June 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/07/06/employment-situation-june)

May 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/06/01/employment-situation-may)

April 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/05/04/employment-situation-april)

March 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/04/06/employment-situation-march)

February 2012: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report; nevertheless, the trend in job market indicators over recent months is an encouraging sign.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/03/09/employment-situation-february)

January 2012: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report; nevertheless, the trend in job market indicators over recent months is an encouraging sign.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/02/03/employment-situation-january)

December 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/06/employment-situation-december)

November 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/12/02/employment-situation-november)

October 2011: “The monthly employment and unemployment numbers are volatile and employment estimates are subject to substantial revision. There is no better example than August’s jobs figure, which was initially reported at zero and in the latest revision increased to 104,000. This illustrates why the Administration always stresses it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/11/04/employment-situation-october)

September 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/10/07/employment-situation-september)

August 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/09/02/employment-situation-august)

July 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/08/05/employment-situation-july)

June 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/07/08/employment-situation-june)

May 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/06/03/employment-situation-may)

April 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/05/06/employment-situation-april)

March 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/04/01/employment-situation-march)

February 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/03/04/employment-situation-february)

January 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/02/04/employment-situation-january)

December 2010: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/01/07/employment-situation-december)

November 2010: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/12/03/employment-situation-november)

October 2010: “Given the volatility in monthly employment and unemployment data, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/11/05/employment-situation-october)

September 2010: “Given the volatility in the monthly employment and unemployment data, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/10/08/employment-situation-september)

July 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative. It is essential that we continue our efforts to move in the right direction and replace job losses with robust job gains.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/08/06/employment-situation-july)

August 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/09/03/employment-situation-august)

June 2010: “As always, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/07/02/employment-situation-june)

May 2010: “As always, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/06/04/employment-situation-may)

April 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/05/07/employment-situation-april)

March 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/04/02/employment-situation-march)

January 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/02/05/employment-situation-january)

November 2009: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2009/12/04/employment-situation-november)

CW on July 7, 2012 at 7:06 PM

bluefox on July 7, 2012 at 7:02 PM

No more CNN links. Easy enough.

Thanks

cozmo on July 7, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Now this is something. You gotta laugh at the amateur in chief.

http://obamaisntworking.com/press/broken-record-broken-promises/

June 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.”

May 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.”

April 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.”

March 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.”

February 2012: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report; nevertheless, the trend in job market indicators over recent months is an encouraging sign.”

January 2012: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report; nevertheless, the trend in job market indicators over recent months is an encouraging sign.”

December 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

November 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

October 2011: “The monthly employment and unemployment numbers are volatile and employment estimates are subject to substantial revision. There is no better example than August’s jobs figure, which was initially reported at zero and in the latest revision increased to 104,000. This illustrates why the Administration always stresses it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

September 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

August 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

July 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

June 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

May 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”
April 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”
March 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

February 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”
January 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”
December 2010: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

November 2010: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

October 2010: “Given the volatility in monthly employment and unemployment data, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

September 2010: “Given the volatility in the monthly employment and unemployment data, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

July 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative. It is essential that we continue our efforts to move in the right direction and replace job losses with robust job gains.”

August 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.”

June 2010: “As always, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.”

May 2010: “As always, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.”
April 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.”

March 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.”

January 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.”

November 2009: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.”

CW on July 7, 2012 at 7:09 PM

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