The US economy created no jobs and the unemployment rate held steadily higher at 9.1 percent in August, fueling concerns that the US is heading for another recession.
You mean the other one was over?? Since When?
It was the first time since World War II that the economy had precisely net zero jobs created for a month.
But don’t worry, Obama will ride in with his speech and save us all! 🙂
More Spending, that’s what we need! (insert orwellian euphemism for more spending here)
More Taxes! (Insert Orwellian euphemism)
That’ll fix everything!
The unemployment rate that counts those not looking for work rose to 16.2 percent, tied for the highest in 2011.
Teleprompter One will save us!!
That is, if anyone is watching since the NFL Season Premiere is on at the same time. 🙂
Watch Obama spout off about more Taxing and Spending, hidden under new Orwellian Euphemism or watch the Packers vs The Saints?? And I’m not a sports fan…Gee, tough tough choice…Anyone for some cheese (and I don’t mean Obama) 🙂
The average duration of unemployment edged lower to 40.3 weeks from its previous record high of 40.4 weeks in July. However, the median level spiked from 21.2 to 21.8 weeks.
We, the Government have to create jobs! The Private sector is too evil and greedy to do it. Mind you, those jobs are paid for by TAXES. So we need to Tax More and Spend More and everything will be just Utopian when everyone is on the government dole or payroll!
“He wants to speak before Congress because he recognizes that while there are things he can do without Congress, and he will do them, there are actions that need to be taken with Congress that require legislation to grow the economy and create jobs. –White House Spokesman Jay Carney
Howard Fineman on Campaign 2012:“It’s not going to be a ‘Morning in America’ campaign, it’s going to be a darkness at midnight campaign about the Republicans. It’s going to be about the fact that the Republicans in Congress pushed Paul Ryan’s bill Medicare, about how they pushed Cut, Cap and Balance. It’s about how Republicans wanted to dismantle Wall Street reform. It’s going to be about how the Republican presidential candidates have embraced the Tea Party.”
“Those are going to be the two central messages of a campaign that’s mostly going to be about attack. I think this is — just like 2008 was in some respects an uplifting campaign, from both sides, this one is going to be down and dirty from the beginning from both sides.”
No More “Hope and Change” it’s time it’s all out Armageddon!
Yeah, like Democrats wouldn’t want to defend their record of failure.
Oh, and the religious right want to create a Theocracy in America so you better vote Democrat! 🙂
Christians are evil! (Muslims like the sheik in yesterday’s blog–not so much).
Mormons are Cultists!
And Teabaggers are “terrorists” and “racists”
So you better vote for a Democrat. Vote for me (The Democrat) because the other choice is for Hell on Earth! And you don’t want that now, do ya boy…
That’s Campaign 2012 in a Liberal nutshell. And Just think we have 14 Months to go, imagine what the Armageddon speak will be like a year from now!!
The executive editor of the New York Times, Bill Keller, concludes that “an unusually large number” of Republican candidates “belong to churches that are mysterious or suspect to many Americans.” Perry and Bachmann, in particular, are connected to “fervid subsets of evangelical Christianity,” which Keller says “has raised concerns about their respect for the separation of church and state, not to mention the separation of fact and fiction.” Fearing that Perry or Bachmann could be a “Trojan horse” for a religious takeover of the government, Keller advocates strict questioning of candidates on doctrinal issues.
The Boogeyman is coming to get you! You better watch out!!
But don’t you dare talk about how badly the Democrats have screwed this up, and neither will the Mainstream Media.
Example: Since the Media is all of the sudden very obsessed with the religion of Presidential Candidates where were they when Senator Obama & Jeremiah Wright broke out??
They were very quickly covering it up and yelling “racism”!
Funny how that happens.
Put aside whether there is some bias against Christianity in these baseless charges, or whether liberals are proposing the kind of religious test for office that the Founders explicitly rejected. It has often been remarked that, given today’s terrible economy, Barack Obama cannot run in 2012 on the theme of hope, as he did in 2008. With his record, he’ll have to run on fear — that is, on convincing voters that Republicans are just too scary to elect.
This is what running on fear looks like. Could the president’s political strategists be anything less than delighted with the work of Keller and his colleagues?
Out on the campaign trail, Democratic activists are trying to maneuver the candidates into statements to feed the Republicans-are-religious-nuts narrative. For example, in New Hampshire a few weeks ago, a young boy approached Perry with a series of questions about science. How old is the Earth? the boy asked. As Perry answered (he said he didn’t know), the boy’s mother pushed her son to confront the governor. “Ask him about evolution,” she ordered the boy. “Ask him why he doesn’t believe in science.” Perry’s answer — that evolution is a theory that has “some gaps” — provided more material for Keller and the subject-changers.
Elsewhere on the trail, so-called “trackers” from the liberal think tank Center for American Progress, David Brock’s American Bridge, and other organizations follow Republicans around, sometimes posing out-of-the-blue questions in hopes of throwing a candidate off message. “It’s all about homosexuality, Islam, anything that is remotely sensitive socially,” says Ellen Carmichael, spokeswoman for frequent target Herman Cain. “That’s what they usually ask about.”
Get the sound bite, manipulate it, play it 24/7/365 . Ta Da! Instant slag-pile politics. The dirtiest of the dirty. Who cares about truth. This is the politics of personal destruction on a nuclear scale.
Do you think they care?
NO! They don’t.
Win at any cost. Fear trumps logic. So go for full on 24/7 fear.
Vote for me, the other guy/gal is an asshole to be feared because I say so. So what if our candidate is a bigger failure than Jimmy Carter at least he’s not a “racist” “terrorist” Teabagger” Christian or Mormon! 🙂
FEAR IS HOPE!
Will these diversionary efforts succeed? Political journalists can talk about theocracy all they want, but Americans are still overwhelmingly concerned with jobs. The more hysterical the religious speculation becomes, the more voters will be able to spot an effort to change the subject. (Byron York)
Golly, between the House’s nefarious, unpatriotic behavior, Tea Party conservatives’ terrorist acts and lynch mob impulses, and the international “run of back luck” that has hampered the US economy, it’s becoming increasingly clear that nothing is Barack Obama’s fault. Four more years! (Guy Benson)
Update: The House not wanting to bow to Obama Command performance the same night as their long-since scheduled Debate is…<<drum roll>> (you could see this coming from 16 miles away… RACIST!! 🙂
“The interesting question is: What is it about this president that has stripped away the veneer of respect that normally accompanies the Office of the President? Why do Republicans think this president is unpresidential and should dare to request this kind of thing? It strikes me that it could be the economic times, it could be that he won so big in 2008 or it could be, let’s face it, the color of his skin. This is an extraordinary reaction to a normal sequence of events,” MSNBC contributor Richard Wolffe said on “The Last Word.”
Everything comes down to Racism and Fear for the Democrats.
“Hope and Change” is now “It’s Racism! and No Change!”
Racism and Fear! That’s our Motto!
Don’t think that will sell very well on a T-Shirt but I’m sure the Mainstream media, especially NBC and MSNBC are all over it.
I feel better now about the state of country, don’t you? 🙂
Why Are We Protesting??