Is Obama’s go it alone strategy telling Democrats to stay home in November?

posted at 2:41 pm on July 3, 2014 by Noah Rothman

Democrats have an enthusiasm problem, and they know it.

A June poll from the Democratic firm Democracy Corps revealed that, among those voters who make up the Obama coalition — young people, Latinos, African-Americans, and single women – only 68 percent describe themselves as “likely” to vote in 2014. 85 percent of other voters who are expected to favor Republican candidates say they are “likely” to cast a ballot in November.

The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake observed that this is not the only troubling sign for Democrats ahead of the midterms. “An April AP-GfK poll showed, among those who are strongly interested in politics — i.e. most apt to vote — people favored a GOP-controlled Congress 51 percent to 37 percent,” he noted.

For months, Democrats have been scrambling for an issue that might energize their base ahead of November’s midterm elections. From climate change, to campaign finance, to the Koch brothers, to immigration, to the War on Women; Democrats have employed a scattershot strategy aimed at sparking some enthusiasm among Obama voters for their Democratic representatives. Thus far, this strategy has fallen flat.

Is this because Democratic voters are simply incapable of voting in midterm elections? The president suggested this was the case in March when he said that his party usually gets “clobbered” in midterms. That certainly was not the case in 2006 when Democrats recaptured control of the House and the Senate. Nor was it the case in 1998 when, in spite of the historically strong headwinds facing a Democrats in Bill Clinton’s sixth year in office, his party gained five seats in the House.

So, beyond historical forces working against Democrats in 2014, what could be explaining the enthusiasm deficit threatening the party’s control of the Senate? The Hill’s A.B. Stoddard submitted an interesting theory on Wednesday when she suggested that President Barack Obama’s consistent threats to address issues he says are of paramount importance without Congress communicates to his voters that maintaining control of the Senate is of little consequence.

At the six minute mark in the clip below, Stoddard was asked if she believes Obama’s apparent election year strategy of attacking unpopular Republicans in an even more unpopular Congress was a smart tactic. She said that, while it is true that Obama’s personal brand is stronger than that of congressional Republicans, a perpetual campaign is not going to be remembered fondly by historians.

“To be picking on Congress and saying I can do it without you, A, tells his base not to get out this fall,” she said. “It tells Democratic voters, ‘You don’t need your member of Congress, because I’m just going to do things without them anyway.’”

“It really seems like he doesn’t plan to do anything substantive or significant until – throughout the entire remainder of his presidency,” Stoddard added. “And that’s really worrisome.”


On an anecdotal note, virtually everyone who discusses politics for a living has encountered an Obama supporter who greets the president’s failing job approval numbers with a yawn. So much for that third term, they’ll say mockingly. That would seem to support Stoddard’s point. Even those Obama voters who are engaged in politics believe their job is done, most likely because Obama believes the same.

“The president is giving Americans a sense that, as he gives up on Congress, he’s kind of giving up on his job,” Stoddard said earlier in this segment.

“They know he’s bolting from the building to go to Starbucks and Chipotle. He’s getting bored in the cocoon. He’s planning his post-presidency. There have been reports about how he wants to perhaps move to New York. He’s having lots of dinner parties where he doesn’t talk about policy or politics, but the NBA playoffs — anything but his job.”

Can Obama energize Democrats ahead of the midterms if he is not enthusiastic about the final two years of his presidency? Probably not. And all the identity politics in the world is no substitute for a positive agenda from the White House.


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“This job is so beneath me, rubes” — oaf, who’s chief

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 2:44 PM

obama 33
GWB 28
Clinton
Carter

Go figure…Reagan is waaaaaay ahead of them on “presidents after WWII”.

It must really hurt this goof to be first, ahead even of “chimpey”.

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 2:45 PM

lester/everpisso will be by to tell you that you don’t like America if you don’t like obama.

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Who needs Democratic voters when you have a phone and a pen?

Obama has made his own base irrelevant.

Psst, Dems, as I have long told you, Obama just isn’t that into you.

Resist We Much on July 3, 2014 at 2:46 PM

“It really seems like he doesn’t plan to do anything substantive or significant until – throughout the entire remainder of his presidency,” Stoddard added. “And that’s really worrisome.”

From her leftist perspective. If he never does anything ever again, the land is way ahead.

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 2:47 PM

41.6 Approve

Huge disaster for America.

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 2:49 PM

He’s giving up on what little respect he had for our form of government and the Constitution. He is more dangerous than ever right now.

forest on July 3, 2014 at 2:49 PM

And all the identity politics in the world is no substitute for a positive agenda from the White House.

When was the divider in chief ever positive?

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 2:46 PM

After the beatings the ideological trolls (as opposed to the basic attention seeking trolls like lourdes and hagfish) have taken this week. I have my doubts.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 2:51 PM

“It really seems like he doesn’t plan to do anything substantive or significant until – throughout the entire remainder of his presidency,” Stoddard added. “And that’s really worrisome.”

Why?

Why is that worrisome?

One of the problems of politicians/gov’t is that it must be seen to be “doing something” and that “something”, to the extent possible, should be “significant”.

which is why we have laws upon laws, regulations upon regulations, agencies upon agencies, and spending upon spending.

And why the left (and most of the GOP) believes that “gridlock” is the worst possible thing. Which also explains why they believe “bipartisanship”, regardless of substance, is a noble good onto itself.

I’d rather the gov’t, for the most part, do nothing for the next 10 years than “do something significant” (unless, of course, by significant one means get rid of a lot of laws, regulations and agencies – but of course that is never what is meant).

Of course, many, many, many conservative/republican voters mistakenly believe that congress has to “do something”.

And, of course, the politicians themselves, to gain name recognition, win reelection, or to seek higher office, want to “do something” and the bigger, the better.

All of the above is why it is next to impossible to actually have a political party be and remain conservative. Being conservative, to a large degree, means the gov’t not doing something, or undoing stupid things the gov’t has done in the past.

And doing nothing does not sell.

Monkeytoe on July 3, 2014 at 2:52 PM

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 2:51 PM

It showed up in the labor thread, with that comment.

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 2:52 PM

He gave up on his job sometime ago…

sorrowen on July 3, 2014 at 2:52 PM

You’re confusing me, Noah. Just this week, you said that the GOP needed to counter the Dems’ “War on Women” or they risk the Senate majority. Now, you’re saying that the Dems have an enthusiam problem that will work against them in November.

Are you now admitting that the GOP doesn’t need to fear the “War on Women” scare-mongering? Or are you just wildly inconsistent?

Bitter Clinger on July 3, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Checking out 1 and 1/2 years into his second term. What a work ethic!

HumpBot Salvation on July 3, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Michelle must be
Mad as Hell

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 2:53 PM

He is more dangerous than ever right now.

forest on July 3, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Maybe if we give him the option to take AF-1 on a worldwide tour of golf courses and parties, he will give up completely on governing. We would get off cheaper in the long run.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Is Obama’s go it alone strategy telling Democrats to stay home in November?

Sure! If he’s going to act unilaterally, why does he need them?

Ward Cleaver on July 3, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Note also that the gap is between self-declared “likely” voters, and the two Democratic constituencies who increased the most turnout for Obama, blacks and young voters, tend to overestimate that number in polls, too. So it could even be worse for Democrats than it seems.

Adjoran on July 3, 2014 at 2:56 PM

On an anecdotal note, virtually everyone who discusses politics for a living has encountered an Obama supporter who greets the president’s failing job approval numbers with a yawn.

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see….

50sGuy on July 3, 2014 at 2:57 PM

How is it possible that 40+% still haven’t figured out who’s side this regime is on?

Mimzey on July 3, 2014 at 2:59 PM

but 6.1% unemployment!!!

22044 on July 3, 2014 at 3:01 PM

I don’t think Barach is going to NY when he leaves office, he is going to Hawaii to play golf and never be cold again. Michelle will flit around from place to place. He will show up to make some jokes and collect a big check for speaking fees. Occasionally he will get behind this liberal cause or that liberal cause, if he is paid well enough. He will attend occasional think tanks, if he is paid well enough. He will hire someone else to think for him and to write his correspondence. He may end up as rich as Bill Clinton, but someone else will have to do the work.

Fleuries on July 3, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Worst Kenyan Usurper in history sends stocks to record high-twice-This week.

The evil socialist commie Kenyan Usurper who is in over his head and is forced to rely on tele-promp-ers has taken the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 7449 in 2009, to a record 17,000

CHART OF THE DAY: Here’s The Chart Obamacare Critics Don’t Want You To See

One of the big criticisms of Obamacare was that it would discourage job creation, because employers would find the cost and “uncertainty” too burdensome.

Welp, that’s not happening.

Here’s a look at average monthly job growth, via Deutsche Bank’s Torsten Slok. Up until this year, job growth average between 174,000 and 194,000 jobs per month.

This year after today’s great report? A massive jump to 231,000 jobs per month.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-average-monthly-job-growth-2014-7#ixzz36Qwx4umF

Ned Pepper on July 3, 2014 at 3:03 PM

He gave up on his job sometime ago…

sorrowen on July 3, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Yea. I think the last job he learned was to go in the potty. Presumably.

Tsar of Earth on July 3, 2014 at 3:05 PM

How is it possible that 40+% still haven’t figured out who’s side this regime is on?

Mimzey on July 3, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Too busy waiting in line to swipe their EBT cards at Best Buy?

Tsar of Earth on July 3, 2014 at 3:08 PM

The dems will fight the enthusiasm gap with fear mongering and bus rides to the polls and absentee ballots for every name on the list they can scrounge up, only in states with a Senate Race. I don’t think they have the wherewithal to fight for the House and the Senate and the Senate is more desperate, and the local races trend toward people who are against spending, except in towns that are already blue, and many people, get a check.

They have to turn out the Obama Base, non voters, so look for the gimmicks coming, like Medicaid drives in states without Medicaid expansion, and with voter registration for people who get government services.

Granny Warren of Massachusetts had her daughter sue the state of Massachusetts to send everyone on the welfare roll of the state a voter registration. They knew it was coming from her, she took credit for it, and the state had to pay for it. Look for monkeyshines like this.

Fleuries on July 3, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Typical career bureaucrat. Having picked up all the seniority and job security available to
him, he now phones it in, and thumbs his nose at his supervisor (the electorate).
Hope his formerly enthusiastic supporters phone it in similarly, come November.

orangemtl on July 3, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Ned Pepper on July 3, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Wow, the economy is booming!

Who’da thunk it.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Ned Pepper on July 3, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Yeah, pump up that stock market being inflated with pixie dust (ever hear of QE Forever?).

What will have to say when the next stock market crash hits?

Bitter Clinger on July 3, 2014 at 3:11 PM

The dems will fight the enthusiasm gap with fear mongering and bus rides to the polls and absentee ballots for every name on the list they can scrounge up…

Fleuries on July 3, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Yes. They have it down to a science now. A very effective science.

Regardless of the fact that every time they get in-power, they hose the entire freaking world.

Tsar of Earth on July 3, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Oh Ned Pepper, how you love the rich and hate the poor. Like “progressives” generally do!

22044 on July 3, 2014 at 3:12 PM

“This job is so beneath me, rubes” — oaf, who’s chief

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 2:44 PM

From Day 1, Ogabe has made it clear that being President of the US was only a tedious stepping stone on his way to becoming “President of the Whole Entire World”.

catsandbooks on July 3, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Ned Pepper on July 3, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Grab every asset you can and get it into that market!

It can go nowhere but up for the next two years!

/cashed_out_last_month_but_shhhhh

Tsar of Earth on July 3, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Who needs Democratic voters when you have a phone and a pen?

Obama has made his own base irrelevant.

Psst, Dems, as I have long told you, Obama just isn’t that into you.

Resist We Much on July 3, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Be sure the blacks and the wimmens know this…except for the illegal immigrant wimmens…obaka wants them and their babies…

ladyingray on July 3, 2014 at 3:16 PM

He’s having lots of dinner parties where he doesn’t talk about policy or politics, but the NBA playoffs — anything but his job.”

but we are still paying him , right ?

burrata on July 3, 2014 at 3:18 PM

He’s giving up on what little respect he had for our form of government and the Constitution. He is more dangerous than ever right now.

forest on July 3, 2014 at 2:49 PM

He has never had any respect for our form of government. He merely wanted to be re-elected so he could further damage our form of government.

ladyingray on July 3, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Checking out 1 and 1/2 years into his second term. What a work ethic!

HumpBot Salvation on July 3, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Typical for gypsy community organizers.

Key West Reader on July 3, 2014 at 3:19 PM

I don’t think Barach is going to NY when he leaves office, he is going to Hawaii to play golf and never be cold again. Michelle will flit around from place to place. He will show up to make some jokes and collect a big check for speaking fees. Occasionally he will get behind this liberal cause or that liberal cause, if he is paid well enough. He will attend occasional think tanks, if he is paid well enough. He will hire someone else to think for him and to write his correspondence. He may end up as rich as Bill Clinton, but someone else will have to do the work.

Fleuries on July 3, 2014 at 3:03 PM

I agree in part. He wouldn’t go to NY not only because he wouldn’t have year-round golfing, but because the Clintons are the celebrity Dems there, and wouldn’t let him share their stage. (I still have doubts if Hillary will run after her disastrous book tour, polls, and heart trouble).

Obama may get a big advance and some speaking fees at first, but then people will tire of his “Blame Bush, Blame Congress, etc.” spiel. He never had any independent political base, like the Clintons, and has no prior activity to go back to like a ranch, and he’s too young to retire like Reagan or Bush41. He’s too vain to get involved with building houses for Habitat for Humanity, except for a photo op.

Clinton got rich because people were buying access to his wife as the potential future president. Obama offers no such access, and has been such a lousy fundraiser for the Dems that he’s unlikely to attract large donors. Obama was just a puppet of the Chicago machine, and will be tossed aside once his usefulness is over. (Jarrett has nothing to go back to but her slums, since she ticked off Daley and Emanuel.)

Wethal on July 3, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Ned Pepper on July 3, 2014 at 3:03 PM

oops, 75% + of the “new” jobs are full-time jobs moved to part time or part time jobs.

Just like it was noted would happen after the passage of obamacare.

And you really have no idea why the stock market is going up do ya?

LOL.

HumpBot Salvation on July 3, 2014 at 3:25 PM

I was surprised Stoddard’s takedown wasn’t covered earlier. She totaled Barry last night, and it was very hard hit mainly because she gives him the benefit on issues.

But the Chipotle/NBA comment is just brutal. It shows Barry has no answer if he can’t campaign on domestic issues, so he’s bailing. It’s a killer for future black candidates needing voted from non-black voting areas.

budfox on July 3, 2014 at 3:28 PM

I heard that even dead democratic voters are going to lay this one out.

DWoDiego on July 3, 2014 at 3:28 PM

LOL.

HumpBot Salvation on July 3, 2014 at 3:25 PM

You have to laugh to keep from crying.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Too bad the useful idiots didn’t stay home in 2008 and 2012.

GarandFan on July 3, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Shad, take heart it’s really only 20.1 “reality adjusted.”

dogsoldier on July 3, 2014 at 3:31 PM

DWoDiego on July 3, 2014 at 3:28 PM

OOOoooooooohhhh. Leave mark that one did.

dogsoldier on July 3, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Bit the war women is a winner cuz of scotus right
/

cmsinaz on July 3, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Having been a sanctioned poll observer in the 2008 and 2012 elections I can tell you that the ‘motivated’ vote almost all consisted of black voters who had never voted before ever and probably will never vote again so they could vote for the ‘D’ celebrity with the same skin color.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on July 3, 2014 at 3:38 PM

The truth:

The establishment survey reported a gain of 288,000 jobs while the household survey sported a gain in employment of 407,000. In addition, May was revised up from +217,000 to + 224,000, and April revised up from +282,000 to +304,000.

Digging deeper into the details, strength was entirely part-time (and then some).

Voluntary part-time employment rose by a whopping 840,000 and involuntary part-time employment rose by 275,000.

Compared to a total gain of employment of 407,000, the gain in total part-time employment was 1,115,000. I confirmed with the BLS that one cannot directly subtract those numbers because of seasonal reporting.

However, one can compare seasonally-adjusted full-time employment this month to seasonally-adjusted full-time employment last month. Doing so shows a decline in full-time employment of 523,000!

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/07/nonfarm-payrolls-288000-unemployment.html

davidk on July 3, 2014 at 3:43 PM

And, of course, the politicians themselves, to gain name recognition, win reelection, or to seek higher office, want to “do something” and the bigger, the better.

Politicians ‘do something’ because it gives them more opportunities for graft.

Once the law gets its hand in something they can start selling favors.

ChrisL on July 3, 2014 at 3:47 PM

davidk on July 3, 2014 at 3:43 PM

But, but, but…Ned just told how GREAT things are.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 3:47 PM

This is cropping up more and more and it is often attributed to a virus or malware. The problem, of course, is that these sites are all running different scripts and ads. The Drudge Report is rather minimal in what it runs. But somewhere in the code that Uniguest uses it seems intent on blocking conservative sites.

Uniguest and Hyatt need to offer better explanations than chalking this up to a virus or malware. Public schools are blocking conservative sites and now businesses are too.

I think this problem is only going to escalate. First Uniguest and Google next. Pretty soon conservatives will have to have their own web search engine as the liberals who control access to information will, like with weather temperature data, assure us that only their information is seen.

http://www.redstate.com/2014/07/02/uniguest-needs-a-better-explanation-for-why-conservative-sites-are-being-blocked/

davidk on July 3, 2014 at 3:54 PM

davidk on July 3, 2014 at 3:43 PM

But, but, but…Ned just told how GREAT things are.

cozmo on July 3, 2014 at 3:47 PM

I am selling all my SHTF stuff and going all in with the stock market. Just ’cause Ned.

davidk on July 3, 2014 at 3:58 PM

…he wants to screw up the country and the world…by himself!
…history book stuff!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 3, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Can Obama energize Democrats ahead of the midterms if he is not enthusiastic about the final two years of his presidency? Probably not.

Big deal, he has a phone, valery will call the Mooch and declare that now they all are POTUS for ever and ever and there will be great rejoicing . Then valery will use his pen and jab it into Weeper’s neck to shut him up. Then there will be more rejoicing.

This Hussein will not go out easily, just like that other Hussein, Saddam. I just hope some day this Hussein too is pulled out of a spider hole by someone from our military.

burrata on July 3, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Ned Pepper on July 3, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Yeah Obamacrat: hang on to that phony “174,000-190,000 jobs created” number.

Of course you realize that 545,000 jobs/month are REQUIRED JUST TO PRESERVE THE EXISTING UNEMPLOYMENT RATE!!! Any less than 545K causes an increase in the number “removed from employment base”: a number which Obamacrats try to keep hidden from view. That is why new graduates can’t find any real jobs.

So the REAL story is that about 355,000 people are thrown out of work each month by your hero: check the U6 number, which has been in double digits since Obama was elected. And that is BEFORE additional people are thrown out of work by the foreign invaders (aka “undocumented immigrants,” “illegals,” etc.) which are being ushered into our country by El Bozo.

landlines on July 3, 2014 at 4:15 PM

but 6.1% unemployment!!!

22044 on July 3, 2014 at 3:01 PM

PLUS an all-time record of over 92 million working age Americans neither working nor looking for work.

While the news trumpets “increasing home prices,” they don’t mention the national MiMi Market Index is still at -3.01, indicating a weak/falling market (the normal range is +2.00 to -2.00).

Private capital formation remains at a seven-year low. It is this capital – NOT publicly traded equities – which funds the investment needed for growth, and it cannot recover until interest rates resume a sane level.

The publicly traded companies sit on their cash or use it to buy back stock, which increases their EPS because fewer shares are outstanding, so their numbers look better with no effort. This low-volume, insider bull market is built on sand and free cash from the Fed.

Adjoran on July 3, 2014 at 4:16 PM

And all the identity politics in the world is no substitute for a positive agenda from the White House.

Since when has this dude had a positive agenda from the White House?

bimmcorp on July 3, 2014 at 4:20 PM

If the Demos want to stay home, fine.

They might catch a cold on Election Day.

formwiz on July 3, 2014 at 4:22 PM

“They know he’s bolting from the building to go to Starbucks and Chipotle. He’s getting bored in the cocoon. He’s planning his post-presidency. There have been reports about how he wants to perhaps move to New York. He’s having lots of dinner parties where he doesn’t talk about policy or politics, but the NBA playoffs — anything but his job.”

So, business as usual?

talkingpoints on July 3, 2014 at 4:35 PM

There is something about job performance that is at issue with King Putt.
First is you have to have a clue as to what the job is in the first place.
Second you have to have an IDEA as to what the job entails and how you are going to go about accomplishing feats proportional to the demands of the job.
Putt has no IDEA what executive leadership entails.
He just WANTS and expects to GET, as has been his experience, ALL OF HIS LIFE.
It’s what narcissists do, and HE is a prime example of the (extreme) NARCISSIST from the psychological standpoint.

Just wait … a few years after he ‘retires’ to Hawaii some bold psychologist will undertake a forensic evaluation of the Reign of King Putt. Then we’ll all get to watch Pressitute and LIVeral heads go high order.

Missilengr on July 3, 2014 at 4:38 PM

He is such a spoiled child.

He reminds me of that brat girl who sued her parents in court.

He thought when he was elected that he could be a Hugo Chavez dictator, but that is not the way it works with our government.

He is all ‘taking ball home’ when things don’t go his way.

Let Valerie run the show publicly too as she already is the Prez behind closed doors.

KirknBurker on July 3, 2014 at 4:41 PM

“They know he’s bolting from the building to go to Starbucks and Chipotle. He’s getting bored in the cocoon. He’s planning his post-presidency. There have been reports about how he wants to perhaps move to New York. He’s having lots of dinner parties where he doesn’t talk about policy or politics, but the NBA playoffs — anything but his job.”

Obama hasn’t ever been in a job for this long, let alone that requires you to pretend you like whites, Christians. A job where you have to pretend to care for other people. A job where you can’t immediately plot to run for another job before people figure out that you’re really a very stupid and ignorant person who has risen on a fake persona that makes good copy.

Happy Nomad on July 3, 2014 at 4:45 PM

He reminds me of that brat girl who sued her parents in court.

KirknBurker on July 3, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Knowing full well that he’ll never be impeached because too many have invested too much in the idea that the first “black” President is going to be so much better and smarter than any of those rich white guys who led the nation up until 2009.

The problem is that Obama is an uneducated, racist, narcissist. He single-handedly ensured that it will be a generation before another black man is taken seriously as a Presidential candidate.

Happy Nomad on July 3, 2014 at 4:49 PM

re: Ned Pepper:
So, stock market up 10,000 points
national deficit up (approx) 10 trillion dollars

Sounds like a fair exchange to me
/sarc

Lord Whorfin on July 3, 2014 at 4:55 PM

” We have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency”
John McCain

Just a reminder…Oh!, and “Build the damn fence! Amnesty Now!”
John McCain

Mimzey on July 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Ned Pepper on July 3, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Hi, Ned! Remember me?

For those who missed it, savor my epic face-plant of Ned from Tuesday:

It’s hard to tell here who Fox News hates more: Hillary Clinton, Beyonce or single women.

Ned Pepper on July 1, 2014 at 4:17 PM

And my reply:

Did you pay Joan McCarter from the Daily Kos a royalty fee for stealing her sentence, word for word?

Daily Kos, July 1, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT:

It’s hard to tell here who Fox News hates more: Hillary Clinton, Beyonce or single women.

Don’t go away mad, Nedster, just go away!

F-

Del Dolemonte on July 3, 2014 at 5:02 PM

He’s giving up on what little respect he had for our form of government and the Constitution. He is more dangerous than ever right now.

forest on July 3, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Agreed. It sounds like he is planning to incite violence with a completely unconstitutional change to immigration law.

azpatriotsdotcom on July 3, 2014 at 5:06 PM

If he is bored, and doesn’t want to do his job (and it has already been established that he is an incompetent leader who cannot govern), why don’t we crowd-fund an all expense paid golf trip through Syria, Iraq & Iran?

That would save the country from him defying the Supreme Court, the Constitution, the separation of powers, and the rule of law.

azpatriotsdotcom on July 3, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Worst Kenyan Usurper in history sends stocks to record high-twice-This week.

The evil socialist commie Kenyan Usurper who is in over his head and is forced to rely on tele-promp-ers has taken the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 7449 in 2009, to a record 17,000

Meanwhile, the U-6 is 12.4% and Black Unemployment 10.7%, More Than Double White Unemployment 5.3%.

‘Viva la 1%!!!’

- Ned Pepper

CHART OF THE DAY: Here’s The Chart Obamacare Critics Don’t Want You To See

One of the big criticisms of Obamacare was that it would discourage job creation, because employers would find the cost and “uncertainty” too burdensome.

Welp, that’s not happening.

Here’s a look at average monthly job growth, via Deutsche Bank’s Torsten Slok. Up until this year, job growth average between 174,000 and 194,000 jobs per month.

This year after today’s great report? A massive jump to 231,000 jobs per month.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-average-monthly-job-growth-2014-7#ixzz36Qwx4umF

Ned Pepper on July 3, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Meanwhile…

Labour force participation rate, June 2014: 62.8%

Labour force participation rate, June 2013: 63.5%

62.8% < 63.5%, which means the labour force participation rate has DECLINED in the past year.

CHART OF THE DAY: Here’s The Chart Obamacare Critics Obamabots Don’t Want You To See

In June, 2004, the labour force participation rate was 66.1%.

In June, 2014, the labour force participation rate was 62.8%.

‘Wow, the labour force has shrunk by 4.99% in the last decade while the population has grown by 9.12%(2004: 292.81 million; 2014: 319.51 million)! Yahoo! Celebration! Yahoo! This is your celebration. Celebrate good times, come on! (Let’s celebrate) Celebrate good times, come on!(Let’s celebrate) There’s a party goin’ on right here. A celebration to last throughout the years. So bring your good times and your laughter too. We gonna celebrate your party with you. Come on now, celebration! Let’s all celebrate and have a good time! Celebration! We gonna celebrate and have a good time!’

- Dead Head Ned

Further, in January 2009, the civilian noninstitutional population was 234.74 million and the number of people working was 140.44 million. In other words, 59.83% of the civilian noninstitutional population was employed.

In June 2014, the civilian noninstitutional population was 247.81 million and the number of people working was 142.1 million. In other words, 57.34% of the civilian noninstitutional population was employed.

Sooooo, the employed civilian noninstitutional population has DECREASED by 4.16% since Obama became POTUS.

‘Totally awesome!’

- Mr nED

Number of part-time workers, June, 2013: 17.93 million

Number of part-time workers, June, 2014: 19.88 million

‘That’s a 10.88% in the number of part-time workers in the last year alone, but doncha even for a second think that Obamacare has anything whatsoever to do with it!!!’

- Ned (don’t run with) Scissors (in your) Hands

In June 2014, the employment-population ratio was 59.0%.

In June 2013, the employment-population ratio was 59.0%.

‘But, but, but, at least, it has gone down and you bet your sweet arse that it’s better than anything Bush ever did!’

- NEDhattter

In January 2009, the employment-population ratio was 60.5%.

60.5% > 59.0% and represents a contraction of 2.48% in the employment-population ratio that Obama ‘inherited’ from Shrub.

‘Doooood, DERP!’

- Ned ‘George Costanza, I’ll show you my shrinkage if you show me yours’ Pepper

Resist We Much on July 3, 2014 at 5:17 PM

If the US is now under dictatorship–which Mr. Obama seems to think–why even bother with the democratic process of voting? He’s totally bypassed the leaders in Congress who represent me–so I’m motivated to vote against him when I can. But, democrats probably feel the BIG BOSS has everything covered.

Armyspouse on July 3, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Worst Kenyan Usurper in history sends stocks to record high-twice-This week.

The evil socialist commie Kenyan Usurper who is in over his head and is forced to rely on tele-promp-ers has taken the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 7449 in 2009, to a record 17,000

Meanwhile, the U-6 is 12.4% and black unemployment is 10.7%, more than double white unemployment 5.3%.

White male unemployment rate: 4.9%

Black male unemployment rate: 10.9%

White female unemployment rate: 4.8%

Black female unemployment rate: 9.0%

White teenage unemployment rate: 18.9%

Black teenage unemployment rate: 33.4%

Why does President Obama hate black people?

Where’s Kanye when we need him?

‘Viva la 1%!!!’

- Ned Pepper

CHART OF THE DAY: Here’s The Chart Obamacare Critics Don’t Want You To See

One of the big criticisms of Obamacare was that it would discourage job creation, because employers would find the cost and “uncertainty” too burdensome.

Welp, that’s not happening.

Here’s a look at average monthly job growth, via Deutsche Bank’s Torsten Slok. Up until this year, job growth average between 174,000 and 194,000 jobs per month.

This year after today’s great report? A massive jump to 231,000 jobs per month.

Ned Pepper on July 3, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Meanwhile…

Labour force participation rate, June 2014: 62.8%

Labour force participation rate, June 2013: 63.5%

62.8% < 63.5%, which means the labour force participation rate has DECLINED in the past year.

CHART OF THE DAY: Here’s The Chart Obamacare Critics Obamabots Don’t Want You To See

In June, 2004, the labour force participation rate was 66.1%.

In June, 2014, the labour force participation rate was 62.8%.

‘Wow, the labour force has shrunk by 4.99% in the last decade while the population has grown by 9.12%(2004: 292.81 million; 2014: 319.51 million)! Yahoo! Celebration! Yahoo! This is your celebration. Celebrate good times, come on! (Let’s celebrate) Celebrate good times, come on!(Let’s celebrate) There’s a party goin’ on right here. A celebration to last throughout the years. So bring your good times and your laughter too. We gonna celebrate your party with you. Come on now, celebration! Let’s all celebrate and have a good time! Celebration! We gonna celebrate and have a good time!’

- Dead Head Ned

Further, in January 2009, the civilian noninstitutional population was 234.74 million and the number of people working was 140.44 million. In other words, 59.83% of the civilian noninstitutional population was employed.

In June 2014, the civilian noninstitutional population was 247.81 million and the number of people working was 142.1 million. In other words, 57.34% of the civilian noninstitutional population was employed.

Sooooo, the employed civilian noninstitutional population has DECREASED by 4.16% since Obama became POTUS.

‘Totally awesome!’

- Mr nED

Number of part-time workers, June, 2013: 17.93 million

Number of part-time workers, June, 2014: 19.88 million

‘That’s a 10.88% in the number of part-time workers in the last year alone, but doncha even for a second think that Obamacare has anything whatsoever to do with it!!!’

- Ned (don’t run with) Scissors (in your) Hands

In June 2014, the employment-population ratio was 59.0%.

In June 2013, the employment-population ratio was 59.0%.

‘But, but, but, at least, it has gone down and you bet your sweet arse that it’s better than anything Bush ever did!’

- NEDhattter

In January 2009, the employment-population ratio was 60.5%.

60.5% > 59.0% and represents a contraction of 2.48% in the employment-population ratio that Obama ‘inherited’ from Shrub.

‘Doooood, DERP!’

- Ned ‘George Costanza, I’ll show you my shrinkage if you show me yours’ Pepper

Resist We Much on July 3, 2014 at 5:30 PM

‘But, but, but, at least, it hasN’T gone down and you bet your sweet arse that it’s better than anything Bush ever did!’

– NEDhattter

FIFM

Resist We Much on July 3, 2014 at 5:33 PM

So… I guess Ned and his lying little ass ran away?

Walter L. Newton on July 3, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Resist We Much on July 3, 2014 at 5:17 PM

wonderful documentation

Who needs Democratic voters when you have a phone and a pen?
Obama has made his own base irrelevant.
Resist We Much on July 3, 2014 at 2:46 PM

That is a clue.

Obama owns the Senate including many RINOs, but he also owns much of the RINO House. Otherwise, the House would act against him, for the purpose of electoral gains. The House leadership instead is waging electoral war against those GOP who are working to destabilize Obama

Interestingly, Obama has been working overtly to make people believe he can function without Congress.

“It really seems like he doesn’t plan to do anything substantive or significant until – throughout the entire remainder of his presidency,” Stoddard added. “And that’s really worrisome.”

Always suspect when political analysts try to publically help a candidate with strategy

Who in Obama’s base is most likely to jump sides in the coming election? If he signals, by dropping hints across the MSM, that he will act regardless of who is in Congress, the party jumpers might just not bother voting. If you hold a small majority, and some of your factions might jump ship, you may gain by discouraging the jumpers from voting

You can always get them back for the next Presidential

Of course he could just be a jake axe, but I assume he works for a machine

entagor on July 3, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Nice reply, resist we much- hope ned gets to appreciate it too, but most likely he in his jammies, waiting for a hot chocolate.

Lord Whorfin on July 3, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Worst Kenyan Usurper in history sends stocks to record high-twice-This week.

Ned Pepper on July 3, 2014 at 3:03 PM

When Obama took office, real median household income was $54,798 in actual dollars, but $60,766 in 2014 dollars.

In 2014, real median household income is estimated to be $52,163.

That’s a decrease in real median household income of 4.81% and a whopping 14.16% in 2014 inflation-adjusted dollars.

According to the CIA World Fact Book:

In 2008, the GINI coefficient was .45.

In 2009, the GINI coefficient was .45.

In 2013, the GINI coefficient was .48.

The GINI coefficient, which represents income inequality (with 1.0 representing perfect inequality and 0.0 representing perfect equality), has increased by 6.67% since Obama assumed the office. In other words, the United States has become more unequal in terms of income, which is something you guys are constantly whining about, under President Obama and his redistributive policies, higher taxes, increased regulation, nearly doubling of the national debt, and loose monetary policies. Soooo, you keep on cheering the DJIA, but I wouldn’t recommend you go anywhere near an OWS protest and do it.

‘Viva la 1%!!!’

- Ned Pepper

Resist We Much on July 3, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Where did Ned go?

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Where did Ned go?

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Plagiarizing is hard work! He needs a rest.

slickwillie2001 on July 3, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Just quit, completely. No EOs, no press, just go play golf. You’ve done more damage to this nation in six years that anyone in our history, ever.

MN J on July 3, 2014 at 11:31 PM

This is the Affirmative Action Presidency. He “deserves” all the perks of the job but ask him if he earned it and he blames everyone else for his lack of performance. Can’t believe no one in the media has actually said this.
Signed,
Racist once again for pointing out the obvious.

bigjacket on July 4, 2014 at 3:35 AM

Illegal alien crisis: disease, cost, crime, etc.

“I didn’t build that”

~Obama

BobMbx on July 4, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Obama– “We will beat the GOP’s phoney scandals with phoney issues like ‘war on women’”

KW64 on July 5, 2014 at 7:59 AM