Breaking: Department of Labor might delay Friday jobs report until after the election?

posted at 12:01 pm on October 29, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

The last big economic indicator left to see before the election is the October jobs report, which is due on Friday.  Or is it?  The Department of Labor suggested this morning that the jobs report might be a little, er … delayed:

The U.S. Labor Department on Monday said it hasn’t made a decision yet on whether to delay Friday’s October jobs report, the final reading on the labor market before next week’s federal elections.

A Labor official said the agency will assess the schedule for all its data releases this week when the “weather emergency” is over.

They’re not alone, either.  The Census Bureau may hold off on its scheduled economic reports until next week.  Construction spending was due on Thursday and probably wouldn’t have had any impact on the election, but the report on factory orders was also scheduled for Friday, and that might have had an impact on the general opinion of the state of manufacturing.

Given that we just had a big outlier in the household survey, and even Obama’s advisers painting that as “too optimistic” as a way to lower expectations on the jobless-rate number due in four days, it seems rather convenient that these two bureaucracies might take a pass on reporting October numbers on time.  The hurricane certainly will impede business, but the government is supposed to plan for such contingencies — and the absence of this data might end up looking worse than the data itself.

Update: Just to remind everyone, the national monthly jobs reports are not collated from the states.  They are compiled from two surveys conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Establishment Survey (businesses) and the Household Survey.  Those have already been conducted by this time in the month, and the data is being collated and analyzed for Friday’s report.  The state-level data comes out separately and later in the month.

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New Pew poll has Obama and Romney tied at 47% each. Romney wins indies by 8%, but is losing quite a bit of GOP crossover support to Obama.

gumbyandpokey on October 29, 2012 at 1:40 PM

You really should read the polls before making statements.
We really should learn to mistrust anything that you present as factual.

That Pew Poll has Romney winning Republicans 92-6, or +86.
Their 2008 exit polls had McCain winning Republicans 90-9, or +81.

Romney is +8 with Independents.

So again, in what world is Romney “losing quite a bit of GOP crossover support to Obama”?

The only supposed “crossover” that is going on is Democrats that supposedly voted for McCain going back to Obama. According to the poll, Obama goes from Democrat support of +79 in 2008 to +89 in 2012. While the numbers may hold as a 10 percent swing in support amongst Democrats, I haven’t seen one reliable poll that says that Democrats are going to have better turnout than Republicans in this cycle.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Yo, gumby, what’s Democratic pollster Ed Goeas of the Battleground Poll saying? Hurry back and let us know, mmmkay?

Adjoran on October 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Just for Ghostwriter because he is so informed that he doesn’t give us links to back-up his comments.

In the establishment survey, the reference period is the pay period that includes
the 12th of the month. Unusually severe weather is more likely to have an impacton average weekly hours than on employment.

In order for severe weather conditions to reduce the estimate of payroll employment,employees have to be off work without pay for the entire pay period. About half of all employees in the payroll survey have a 2-week, semi-monthly, or monthly pay period. Employees who receive pay for any part of the pay period, even 1 hour, arecounted in the payroll employment figures.

In the household survey, the reference period is generally the calendar week thatincludes the 12th of the month. Persons who miss the entire week’s work for weather- related events are counted as employed whether or not they are paid for the time off.
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.faq.htm

Deanna on October 29, 2012 at 12:49 PM

I didn’t see this post earlier. What does this have to do with the decision to delay the release of the report? This information provides analytical background on what effects weather may have on the data. It has nothing to do with the release schedule,or factors that may affect it.

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 2:16 PM

On what planet are you living that you would find this credible?

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Pluto OHbummer

Wade on October 29, 2012 at 2:16 PM

What could have been. You know we might could have won this thing, had not so many Republicans crossed over to vote for 0. Those dang rascally Republicans.

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 2:14 PM

May all who crossed over, stayed home, or otherwise enabled Obama in 2008 go to Hades and stay there.

However, ain’t gon’ repeat in 2012. Your comment is funny.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Hard to tell what Obama’s putrid regime is up to. They’re in a panic and are reacting like cornered,rabid coyotes. Romney must keep them where he can see them and never give them the advantage.

rplat on October 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM

kingsjester on October 29, 2012 at 2:12 PM

If management won’t do the needful, I guess the only other thing left is to contact the owners at Salem in Camarillo, CA.

Christien on October 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM

On tonight’s news expect to see Obama out in his yellow rain slicker holding back the seas and wind. Only problem is the WH staff haven’t yet figured out how and where to station the teleprompter so it doesn’t blow over.

katablog.com on October 29, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Hillbuzz has an excellent remedy for this situation. A paper trail.


TIME TO CALL YOUR SENATORS: Demand the release of the October Jobs Report on time this Friday

Looks like it will work, too.

Dominion on October 29, 2012 at 2:21 PM

New Pew poll has Obama and Romney tied at 47% each. Romney wins indies by 8%, but is losing quite a bit of GOP crossover support to Obama.

gumbyandpokey on October 29, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Same Poll:

As in many previous elections, turnout
measures appear to favor the Republican
candidate. In the poll, more of Mitt Romney’s
than Barack Obama’s supporters say they are
highly engaged and certain to vote. By a fourpoint
margin, Romney supporters say they
have given a lot of thought to the election (82%
vs. 78%). Similarly, 66% of those voting for
Romney say they have been following the
campaign very closely. Fewer of Obama’s
supporters (60%) say this. And 88% of
Romney supporters say they will definitely
vote, compared with 83% for the president.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 2:21 PM

On tonight’s news expect to see Obama out in his yellow rain slicker holding back the seas and wind. Only problem is the WH staff haven’t yet figured out how and where to station the teleprompter so it doesn’t blow over.

katablog.com on October 29, 2012 at 2:21 PM

What’s funny is that the level of the ocean may actually start to recede coinciding with a Romney victory.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 2:23 PM

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM

We have a handful of liberal trolls on this forum but no one is more annoyiing, more dishonest, and lies so much like this low IQ scum Gumpyandpokey… He must be banned not because he is a liberal but because he is such a huge liar…

mnjg on October 29, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Well, they are rascals.

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 2:23 PM

mnjg on October 29, 2012 at 2:23 PM

I think its Allah.

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 2:24 PM

That would explain the tolerance for Trolling.

kingsjester on October 29, 2012 at 2:25 PM

New Pew poll has Obama and Romney tied at 47% each. Romney wins indies by 8%, but is losing quite a bit of GOP crossover support to Obama.

gumbyandpokey on October 29, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Hy, vomit, you moved to this thread to spew your lies about the Pewpoll that actually says that Romney has the turnout advantage? Go away, your puke stench mixed with you know what stench is unbearable.

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 2:25 PM

We have a handful of liberal trolls on this forum but no one is more annoyiing, more dishonest, and lies so much like this low IQ scum Gumpyandpokey… He must be banned not because he is a liberal but because he is such a huge liar…

mnjg on October 29, 2012 at 2:23 PM

I have seen him around the last couple of months, but did not realize that he was blatantly lieing about polls that are easily looked up.

I understand spinning in favor of your guy, but flat out making stuff up that doesn’t exist is deplorable.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 2:25 PM

As slimy as it feels to say, I have to agree with Axelrod on this one.

Anyone eagerly awaiting these reports is looking to have their rationale substantiated. Undecided voters at this point largely have no idea what these reports mean (, nor who is running on what platform).

So, delaying the reports probably has no effect. Just par for the course :) for this misadministration.

I am more concerned about whether they will attempt to “adjust” the election itself.

P.S. If you are an undecided, low-info voter; do us all a favor, and let the grown-ups handle this election.

Droopy on October 29, 2012 at 2:28 PM

BREAKING NEWS: The Drive-by Media is now tracking two disastrous storms. One is called Sandy and expected to hit the east coast tonight. The other is known as the Barack Obama campaign and expected to hit next Tuesday effecting the entire nation!

katablog.com on October 29, 2012 at 2:29 PM

I think its Allah.

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Do you really think so? What is the goal? generate more posts?

mnjg on October 29, 2012 at 2:29 PM

I have seen him around the last couple of months, but did not realize that he was blatantly lieing about polls that are easily looked up.

I understand spinning in favor of your guy, but flat out making stuff up that doesn’t exist is deplorable.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Yes he is a really despicable creature…

mnjg on October 29, 2012 at 2:30 PM

… losing quite a bit of GOP crossover support to Obama.

gumbyandpokey on October 29, 2012 at 1:40 PM

GOP cross-over vote? That’s funny!

Has anyone ever heard someone say, “You know, I voted for McCain last time; but I’m going for Obama this time.“?

Droopy on October 29, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Deanna on October 29, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Here’s a link with some information on the BLS report for you:

http://webcenters.netscape.compuserve.com/news/story.jsp?idq=/ff/story/1001/20121006/1693.htm

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 2:36 PM

GOP cross-over vote? That’s funny!

Yep. The only cross-over I’ve heard about are the remorseful Owe voters that decided they didn’t like the screw they got for their first time in 2008.

katablog.com on October 29, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Has anyone ever heard someone say, “You know, I voted for McCain last time; but I’m going for Obama this time.“?

Droopy on October 29, 2012 at 2:31 PM

No. Not even a great liar or the glibbest of con men can say that with a straight face.

However, a complete moron might do and say it. But Obama has had that vote in his pocket since 2008.

farsighted on October 29, 2012 at 2:38 PM

As slimy as it feels to say, I have to agree with Axelrod on this one.

Anyone eagerly awaiting these reports is looking to have their rationale substantiated. Undecided voters at this point largely have no idea what these reports mean (, nor who is running on what platform).

So, delaying the reports probably has no effect. Just par for the course :) for this misadministration.

I am more concerned about whether they will attempt to “adjust” the election itself.

P.S. If you are an undecided, low-info voter; do us all a favor, and let the grown-ups handle this election.

Droopy on October 29, 2012 at 2:28 PM

What exactly are you talking about, where did you come up with that: ‘ the undecideds voters have no idea what these reports mean?’, anecdotal evidence doesn’t count, btw. just because they are undecided (for entirely different reasons than you might think), doesn’t mean they don’t want to hear about the unemployment numbers or that they wouldn’t affect their vote.

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 2:41 PM

mnjg on October 29, 2012 at 2:29 PM

I say that have serious and half jokingly. Allah has always had a low tolerance for tedious. That one is surely tedious. However Allah is more evening, night shift and doesn’t see him much at those hours as do the day timers. Normally I would have expected Ed to swing the glorious hammer by now, he is more tolerant up to a point. Lying is sometimes the point, apparently not this time. So I have to ask myself, why had an extremely tedious lying troll not been hammered. It can only be one of three answers. Commenters enjoy it, as witnessed by all the unnecessary attention it begets. Two, its Allah playing with everyone. Three, thread counts, though I have offered to personally make up the difference if Ed would just swing the hammer. So……….

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 2:42 PM

have=half, sorry.

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 2:42 PM

The trolls have now been reduced to citing polls that favor Romney a little less. I remember doing that in 2008. It was pretty depressing so I kinda feel sorry for them.

forest on October 29, 2012 at 2:42 PM

However, a complete moron might do and say it. But Obama has had that vote in his pocket since 2008.

farsighted on October 29, 2012 at 2:38 PM

That represents his entire electorate, mind you. Normal and intelligent people don’t vote for that fiasco of a presidency and failure of a preezy.

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 2:43 PM

THINGS DELAYED UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION:
o Complete Disclosure on Fast & Furious
o Complete Disclosure on Delphi Pension Scandal
o Complete Disclosure on Benghazi Scandal / Ordering Rescue Forces 2 Hours Away to ‘Stand Down
o October 2012 Jobs Report #s (& REAL Unemployment #s)
o A BUDGET
0 Obama’s 2nd Term Agenda
…then again, if he is re-elected, he will have no reason to provide any more ‘transparency’ than he has already provided (or NOT provided).

easyt65 on October 29, 2012 at 2:45 PM

What exactly are you talking about, where did you come up with that: ‘ the undecideds voters have no idea what these reports mean?’, anecdotal evidence doesn’t count, btw. just because they are undecided (for entirely different reasons than you might think), doesn’t mean they don’t want to hear about the unemployment numbers or that they wouldn’t affect their vote.

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 2:41 PM

After 40-something bad reports in a row, what difference does one more bad report, or even a really, really good one make?

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM

The trolls have now been reduced to citing polls that favor Romney a little less. I remember doing that in 2008. It was pretty depressing so I kinda feel sorry for them.

forest on October 29, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Lol :) indeed, I noticed the same thing.. The gumbey caricature touted the poll by Pew ad nauseam today.. funnily enough the poll shows them in dead heat, with Romney having the big turnout edge (little detail that gumbeyo’vomit left out of his spamming Pew poll posts)

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Why do you people feed Gumby? Why, oh why, oh why? The guy is a total jerk off.

HiJack on October 29, 2012 at 2:50 PM

I’m waiting for Axel-Nimrod to start “upwardly adjusting” the polls now like they do with jobless claims each month…

Strike Hornet on October 29, 2012 at 2:53 PM

What exactly are you talking about, where did you come up with that: ‘ the undecideds voters have no idea what these reports mean?’, anecdotal evidence doesn’t count, btw. just because they are undecided (for entirely different reasons than you might think), doesn’t mean they don’t want to hear about the unemployment numbers or that they wouldn’t affect their vote.

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Screw the undecide voters! By this time they are either stupid, ignorant or liars looking for some attention. Who needs ‘em by this point?

HiJack on October 29, 2012 at 2:53 PM

A bad feeling is coming on strong today that when Obama perceives he will likely lose the election, he will try to throw it somehow, possibly exploiting the storm in the process. For example, can the validity of the election be challenged on the grounds that the northeastern vote was suppressed by Sandy?

Another question: Will the OWS/ACORN goons instigate rioting and looting in the wake of the storm, and what political purpose would that serve?

Bad worries, coming on strong.

petefrt on October 29, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Screw the undecide voters! By this time they are either stupid, ignorant or liars looking for some attention. Who needs ‘em by this point?

HiJack on October 29, 2012 at 2:53 PM

We need them. I’m going to breathe a sigh of relief that you aren’t writing Romney’s speeches :)

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 2:55 PM

After 40-something bad reports in a row, what difference does one more bad report, or even a really, really good one make?

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM

they can get worse and yes, they can make a difference, especially when you have an an idiot like Austan Golsbee saying something along the lines that people believe so strongly in the recovery, that a bad report won’t make a difference….. really?? And then what is their strong belief in the recovery based on, if I may ask??? I hope that’s not that what you are saying too…either way, the report shouldn’t be suppressed, people have the right to know the numbers, regardless…thesgorm ing is a silly argument, the report is done, they can put it up from any computer anywhere in the country where there’s no sotrm :). Suggestion: Californis, since they are the ones who skewed the last report by ‘conveniently being left out…

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 2:56 PM

I say that have serious and half jokingly. Allah has always had a low tolerance for tedious. That one is surely tedious. However Allah is more evening, night shift and doesn’t see him much at those hours as do the day timers. Normally I would have expected Ed to swing the glorious hammer by now, he is more tolerant up to a point. Lying is sometimes the point, apparently not this time. So I have to ask myself, why had an extremely tedious lying troll not been hammered. It can only be one of three answers. Commenters enjoy it, as witnessed by all the unnecessary attention it begets. Two, its Allah playing with everyone. Three, thread counts, though I have offered to personally make up the difference if Ed would just swing the hammer. So……….

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 2:42 PM

All the above are possible scenarios…

mnjg on October 29, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Screw the undecide voters! By this time they are either stupid, ignorant or liars looking for some attention. Who needs ‘em by this point?

HiJack on October 29, 2012 at 2:53 PM

We need them. I’m going to breathe a sigh of relief that you aren’t writing Romney’s speeches :)

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Of course we need them. This sort of dismissal is not productive, really.

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 2:57 PM

A bad feeling is coming on strong today that when Obama perceives he will likely lose the election, he will try to throw it somehow, possibly exploiting the storm in the process. For example, can the validity of the election be challenged on the grounds that the northeastern vote was suppressed by Sandy?

Another question: Will the OWS/ACORN goons instigate rioting and looting in the wake of the storm, and what political purpose would that serve?

Bad worries, coming on strong.

petefrt on October 29, 2012 at 2:54 PM

If the election is close, I have little doubt that Obama will try to steal it. Otherwise, I expect that he will concede the results, just like any other president. However, if Obama is man enough to take his customary place at Romney’s inauguration….

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 2:42 PM

:) probsbly the three of them…

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 2:59 PM

We need them. I’m going to breathe a sigh of relief that you aren’t writing Romney’s speeches :)

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Well, I wouldn’t say such things if I were associated with the Romney campaign. I would force myself to be more accommodating. I’m just saying that there can’t really be that many undecided voters by now, but, no, I would never say that as an official position in the campaign. God, I can’t’ wait for a Romney landslide and get rid of the dog-eater and his minions.

HiJack on October 29, 2012 at 2:59 PM

For example, can the validity of the election be challenged on the grounds that the northeastern vote was suppressed by Sandy?

I have been kind of wondering about this, too. Yet another reason to pray that Sandy comes and goes quickly.

Missy on October 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Why do you people feed Gumby? Why, oh why, oh why? The guy is a total jerk off.

HiJack on October 29, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Leaving his blind assertions and lies unchallenged gives him credibility to those who visit this site without commenting.

There is also a small glimmer of hope that he will see the error of his ways when continually presented with facts that blow up his narrative.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 3:02 PM

What exactly are you talking about, where did you come up with that: ‘ the undecideds voters have no idea what these reports mean?’, anecdotal evidence doesn’t count, btw. just because they are undecided (for entirely different reasons than you might think), doesn’t mean they don’t want to hear about the unemployment numbers or that they wouldn’t affect their vote.

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I am sorry, let me state this more clearly…

I you are undecided at this point, you are stupid.

You might be stupid, because you have not been engaged; but the decision not to be engaged at this point only serves to further demonstrate your stupidity. If you unable to discern a difference between the policies of these two men sufficient enough to make a decision, you are stupid.

This is not anecdotal evidence; it is a fact. So, deal with it.

Droopy on October 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM

they can get worse and yes, they can make a difference, especially when you have an an idiot like Austan Golsbee saying something along the lines that people believe so strongly in the recovery, that a bad report won’t make a difference….. really??

We can agree to disagree on this. At this stage of the game, Obama is a failure, and one report can’t change that. Frankly, this whole conversation reminds me of the kid that has failed every single exam during the semester, trying to beg his way into a passing score. People typically aren’t sympathetic in that situation.

And then what is their strong belief in the recovery based on, if I may ask??? I hope that’s not that what you are saying too…either way, the report shouldn’t be suppressed, people have the right to know the numbers, regardless…thesgorm ing is a silly argument, the report is done, they can put it up from any computer anywhere in the country where there’s no sotrm :). Suggestion: Californis, since they are the ones who skewed the last report by ‘conveniently being left out…

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Read the article that I just posted. The report hasn’t been finished yet. And the storm seems like a perfectly plausible reason for delaying it. I think that some of the folks on this site are overreacting because they follow this stuff a little too closely, IMO…

Most of the interviews are done in the week that includes the 19th day of the month. The resulting pile of data is transferred securely by Census to BLS about a week before the jobs report is due.

The office suites where the report is prepared and compiled goes on lockdown. Employees can’t access the area without a hard pass. Staffers working on a paper copy of the report are expected to keep it under lock and key if they aren’t at their desk — even when they go to lunch.

The security isn’t just about keeping the data free of political pressure. The unemployment figures, if leaked early, could improperly move financial markets.

Tom Nardone, a 36-year veteran of the BLS, oversees the report’s preparation. The goal, Nardone said, is to make the report as accurate and “apolitical” as possible.

“We strive to be like Joe Friday, just presenting the facts,” he said.

A draft of the report is completed by early Wednesday before the Friday when it’s released. Several groups of staffers review it. That Wednesday is usually the earliest that the commissioner of the BLS gets involved.

On Thursday afternoon, the report is sent to the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors. Krueger provides a copy to the president.

Hilda Solis, Obama’s labor secretary, doesn’t see the report until around 8 a.m. Friday, a half-hour before its public release.
http://webcenters.netscape.compuserve.com/news/story.jsp?idq=/ff/story/1001/20121006/1693.htm

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM

For example, can the validity of the election be challenged on the grounds that the northeastern vote was suppressed by Sandy?

This only happens if PA and NH are won by Romney. If PA is the case, Ohio and the other swing states will have already come down into the Romney column.

This storm impacts states that are for the most part going to Obama anyways. I really don’t see it impacting the EC all that much.

Are voters in NY, Mass, NJ, and CT going to riot that Obama only wins by 30 points instead of 40?

If the election were based on the Popular vote, there might be a case. Thank goodness our wise founders gave us the Electoral College.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Well, I wouldn’t say such things if I were associated with the Romney campaign. I would force myself to be more accommodating. I’m just saying that there can’t really be that many undecided voters by now, but, no, I would never say that as an official position in the campaign. God, I can’t’ wait for a Romney landslide and get rid of the dog-eater and his minions.

HiJack on October 29, 2012 at 2:59 PM

I was just kidding you, a bit… No offense intended. :)

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Breaking!:

Jobs Data report will be released on Friday, on time, as usual.
The only weather related difference will be that the majority of Jobs performance data will be Estimated by the Obama Administration, with revised actual data released Nov. 7th.

/ jk

FlaMurph on October 29, 2012 at 3:14 PM

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Monday urged East Coast residents in the path of Hurricane Sandy to heed evacuation orders and assured them the government was ready to respond swiftly, but he warned them it would take a long time to clean up in the storm’s aftermath.

The government is ready to respond swiftly….except for the jobs report. That is going to take a long time to clean up.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Hard to tell what Obama’s putrid regime is up to. They’re in a panic and are reacting like cornered,rabid coyotesWeasels.
rplat on October 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM

FIFY. A more appropriate animal for them, don’t you think? Of course, you could have used Skunks as well.

Sterling Holobyte on October 29, 2012 at 3:18 PM

This storm impacts states that are for the most part going to Obama anyways. I really don’t see it impacting the EC all that much.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Well, that’s right. That argument should eventually prevail. But the potential for litigation would seem to be there.

petefrt on October 29, 2012 at 3:18 PM

For example, can the validity of the election be challenged on the grounds that the northeastern vote was suppressed by Sandy?

Bad worries, coming on strong.

petefrt on October 29, 2012 at 2:54 PM

The Constitution has set Election day as the first Tuesday in November. Sandy should be well out of the area by the 6th. Any inconvenience to early voters is just that, an inconvenience. It’s there problem if they can’t get themselves to the voting booth in time on election day. Otherwise, we have people whining for every little reason why they couldn’t get there (i.e. flat tire, no babysitter, etc.).

Mitoch55 on October 29, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Hard to tell what Obama’s putrid regime is up to.

rplat on October 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM

We’ll have to ask the Russian President.

Sterling Holobyte on October 29, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Hard to tell what Obama’s putrid regime is up to. They’re in a panic and are reacting like cornered,rabid coyotesWeasels.
rplat on October 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM

FIFY. A more appropriate animal for them, don’t you think? Of course, you could have used Skunks as well.

Sterling Holobyte on October 29, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Hey now…

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 3:19 PM

libfreeordie on October 29, 2012 at 12:44 PM

.
btw……

Never waste a good crisis………….comrade.

FlaMurph on October 29, 2012 at 3:21 PM

The Constitution has set Election day as the first Tuesday in November. Sandy should be well out of the area by the 6th. Any inconvenience to early voters is just that, an inconvenience. It’s their problem if they can’t get themselves to the voting booth in time on election day. Otherwise, we have people whining for every little reason why they couldn’t get there (i.e. flat tire, no babysitter, etc.).

Mitoch55 on October 29, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Sheesh!

Mitoch55 on October 29, 2012 at 3:23 PM

if it weren’t for uh early votin’, folks would have uh to get wet on uh election day.

-the dumbest communist in the highest office Barack Hussein Obama.

tom daschle concerned on October 29, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Hey now…

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Present weaselyones excepted, of course. ;)

Sterling Holobyte on October 29, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Just another “Department” to get rid of after the election…

Seven Percent Solution on October 29, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Present weaselyones excepted, of course. ;)

Sterling Holobyte on October 29, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Thank You.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 3:31 PM

This is psy-ops. The Zero campaign is planning to release another phony GOOD jobs report, but fear it will be drowned out by the hurricane. So they’ve leaked that they “may” delay its release, causing the GOP to get all up in arms screaming and yelling about it, moving it to the top of the news…and then they’ll release it. And it will put unemployment at 7.5% or some such nonsense. And they’ll say, “See? We didn’t want to release it for fear it would look political, but the GOP made us.”

Wake up, people. This isn’t the United States Department of Labor — it’s the United States Department of Get Zero Re-elected.

Rational Thought on October 29, 2012 at 3:35 PM

I am sorry, let me state this more clearly…

I you are undecided at this point, you are stupid.

You might be stupid, because you have not been engaged; but the decision not to be engaged at this point only serves to further demonstrate your stupidity. If you unable to discern a difference between the policies of these two men sufficient enough to make a decision, you are stupid.

This is not anecdotal evidence; it is a fact. So, deal with it.

Droopy on October 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Yeah, you showed no proof there of their stupidity other than you say that they are stupid, circular reasoning much. Maybe they are simply not as passionate about politics as you are. Tell you what, you bet that if these undecided ‘stupid’ voters break out for Romney and give him the victory, you’d be here in no time crafting a similar argument based on how you personally feel about them, only this time it will be changed to how ‘wise’ these undecideds are, and how they saw the light in the last momen :). Romney needs every single vote he can get at this point, period. in case you didn’t noticed he hasn’t closed the deal yet, as it is obvious from the polls. so, yeah, the ‘stupid’ undecided vote counts in every universe except in your parallel one.

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 3:45 PM

This should provide stimulus to the economy! -Gangs Plan Hurricane Looting Spree Via Twitter

Can’t post the link to that website here, search for the title and you will find it.

slickwillie2001 on October 29, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Yeah…so there’s this thing called the InnerWebTubes that was invented by Al Gore and it makes it so I can work on my computer when I’m not even in my office so I can make reports for my boss even when the weather sucks.

I thought the Federal government might be using stuff like that, but I guess not.

normschaef on October 29, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Yep. The only cross-over I’ve heard about are the remorseful Owe voters that decided they didn’t like the screw they got for their first time in 2008.

katablog.com on October 29, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Yeah, its called Psychiatric Ward of Bellevue Hospital. You know, the wing where even doctors ran out of ideas of what else to prescribe. Nice padded and sound proof walled rooms along with very long sleeved shirts. Residents usually pick Napoleon and Caesar for names.

riddick on October 29, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Many elections have been held where states received rain, snow, sleet and ice. None have been delayed and none have been contested because of weather. The ONLY election ever delayed was a city election in NYC on 9/11/2001. Understandable.

katablog.com on October 29, 2012 at 4:01 PM

I’m happy to have a little more time today to read more comments. Comment of the day has to go to Gummby. “GOP crossover vote”. I’m presuming he is referring to Colon Powell. That’s just to funny.

DDay on October 29, 2012 at 4:01 PM

… Tell you what, you bet that if these undecided ‘stupid’ voters break out for Romney and give him the victory, you’d be here in no time crafting a similar argument based on how you personally feel about them, only this time it will be changed to how ‘wise’ these undecideds are, and how they saw the light in the last momen :)…

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 3:45 PM

No. I would still think them stupid.

If you could guarantee they would support Romney, I would desire their vote; but not trust them to do so.

Liberalism appeals to low-info voters because their intentions sound good on the surface. They are too likely weigh the issues, then vote… stupidly.

I agree with your point that even stupidly cast votes count, but fear how easily they can cancel a well-thought vote. I wish you well in your efforts to educate and inspire participation, but remember it is a two-edged sword.

Droopy on October 29, 2012 at 4:02 PM

I’m presuming he is referring to Colon Powell. That’s just to funny.

DDay on October 29, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Colon is not a cross-over, same as Rice he voted for Hussein in 2008.

riddick on October 29, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Yeah, its called Psychiatric Ward of Bellevue Hospital. You know, the wing where even doctors ran out of ideas of what else to prescribe. Nice padded and sound proof walled rooms along with very long sleeved shirts. Residents usually pick Napoleon and Caesar for names.

riddick on October 29, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Am sure one or two pick Obama :)

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Am sure one or two pick Obama :)

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Flavor du jour…

Best job in the world to work there, what other job allows you to come home every night and tell your wife you kicked Napoleon’s or Obama’s azz today…

riddick on October 29, 2012 at 4:06 PM

I agree with your point that even stupidly cast votes count, but fear how easily they can cancel a well-thought vote. I wish you well in your efforts to educate and inspire participation, but remember it is a two-edged sword.

Droopy on October 29, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Historically, it’s a fact that the ones who are undecided so late i. The game break for the challenger. Of course it doesn’t mean that it’s going to be the case this time around too. One can only hope.

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Historically, it’s a fact that the ones who are undecided so late i. The game break for the challenger. Of course it doesn’t mean that it’s going to be the case this time around too. One can only hope.

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Most of the “undecided” crowd simply wait to see which way the wind blows, then vote with “everyone else”, you know, what’s “fashionable” that day. No othe way to describe it. Main reason that communist media are still trying to report fake numbers to try and sway that crowd. Seems the gig is up at this point, though, for communists… You can only fool so many people so much time. Plus it gets clearer by each day that all the working people, along with those not having a job but wanting to work, are simply tired of all the free-loaders: OWS crowd, ObamaPhone, food stamp recipients and illegals drawing free health care and welfare/food stamps who have no intention of contributing to the rest of the society.

riddick on October 29, 2012 at 4:24 PM

I smell a rat.

Hammie on October 29, 2012 at 4:48 PM

New Pew poll has Obama and Romney tied at 47% each. Romney wins indies by 8%, but is losing quite a bit of GOP crossover support to Obama.

gumbyandpokey

Are you going to post this lie in every thread?

xblade on October 29, 2012 at 6:14 PM

So again, in what world is Romney “losing quite a bit of GOP crossover support to Obama”?

weaselyone

He’s not, and no one with at least half a brain would believe that, even if a poll did show it. But this poll doesn’t show that. According to the poll, it’s pretty much a tie….6% of R’s are voting for Obama, and 5% of D’s are voting for Romney.

xblade on October 29, 2012 at 6:21 PM

No one is fooled.

libfreeordie

You are, lol. You are a black democrat who worships at the altar of the party of slavery. Not only are you easily fooled, you ARE a fool.

xblade on October 29, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Here’s a link with some information on the BLS report for you:

http://webcenters.netscape.compuserve.com/news/story.jsp?idq=/ff/story/1001/20121006/1693.htm

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Hmmmm…let’s see which one to believe. A news article with some bureaucrats saying one thing about the time frame? Or my link to the actual BLS site that says something else? Gee, such a tough choice. /sarcasm

Deanna on October 29, 2012 at 6:57 PM

There sure is gonna be a lot of news to report on AFTER the election.

Jobs Report
Video Guy
Benghazi

I see Obama as the little Dutch boy, holding back the Romney tidal wave by sticking his fingers in the dike. Unfortunately for him, he’s fresh out of fingers and the Romney tide is rising.

gordo on October 29, 2012 at 7:01 PM

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Hmmmm…let’s see which one to believe. A news article with some bureaucrats saying one thing about the time frame? Or my link to the actual BLS site that says something else? Gee, such a tough choice. /sarcasm

Deanna on October 29, 2012 at 6:57 PM

I really don’t give a rat’s a** what you believe. I just tried to give you some useful information about something in which you seem to know very little. And for the record, you misinterpreted the BLS web site information that you posted. I’m done with this conversation.

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 7:07 PM

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