80,000 jobs. Do you know how pathetic that is? We need an absolute minimum of 125,000 jobs a month (in light of our 313 million citizens it’s more like 200,000) just to begin to keep up with population growth. And when you consider Obama’s godawful labor participation rate and the number of working-age Americans who have just been cast out during the cancer of this presidency, it is an abject disgrace.
But here’s the thing: you listen to Obama campaign and you’d think the last four years didn’t happen. He’s mouthing the same garbage that he was blathering when he was running for president in 2008. Nothing bad has happened (“the private sector’s doing fine”) or it’s anybody and anything else’s fault but the man who sits behind “the buck stops here” desk in the Oval Office.
Barack Obama is the most narcissistic, the most ignorant, the most naive and the most demagogic president America has ever seen. Bar none.
Obama told us that the answer to the bad economy was a government takeover of the private economy via his stimulus. He took office when unemployment was 7.6 percent. If his stimulus passed, he promised, unemployment would never get to 8 percent – and in fact by this time (July 2012) unemployment would be 5.5 percent. History proves that Obama was completely wrong and has absolutely no idea whatsoever how to get an economy moving. All he can do is count on people to believe the same lies he’s been making for years and idiotic things.
One of the idiotic things you’ve got to believe is a flip side of Obama’s “I’m the president who got bin Laden” argument. On this view, had George Bush had another term or even two more terms, he never would have been able to get bin Laden. And of course Bush couldn’t have got bin Laden because he’s not Obama, and only Obama could have ever got bin Laden. It doesn’t matter if the military loved Bush far more than Obama, or that the esprit of the CIA was far, FAR higher under Bush; only Obama could possibly have got bin Laden. End of discussion. It wasn’t just a matter of time as Bush said it would be; it was Obama personally nailing bin Laden with his sheer magnificent wonderfulness.
If you apply this same mindset to Bush and the economy, we had a terrible economic hit (actually caused by liberals who recklessly ran Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into the ground, but that’s another story) and as Bush left office we were lost 700,000 jobs in just one month. And the religious doctrine that all Democrats must believe as an article of their faith in messiah Obama is that if Bush were still president today, we would have continued to lose 700,000 jobs every single month and unemployment would be 30 percent today. And of course Obama’s otherwise godawful performance now looks GREAT if you consider the 30 percent unemployment that we would of course had had under George Bush. Never mind facts like no recession has ever lasted forever; and never mind that there have only been TWO times when America didn’t come roaring back from a bad recession and both occurred under socialist presidents (Obama and FDR). The average recession lasts 11 months. And historically we get very strong recoveries out of recessions. But if Bush were still president it would have lasted forever and ever and ever. And only messiah Obama can possibly deliver us. Because Mitt Romney is the devil. And do you want a rich, evil, vulture capitalist vampire monster to be your president when you could have more Obama instead??? Hint: if you say “yes” you’re clearly a racist.
So we listen to Democrats demonize “the failed Republican policies” that got us into this terrible mess and we believe their narrative that of course Obama must never be blamed for anything negative but must be given total credit for anything positive. We are taught to not remember that George W. Bush – who himself inherited a terrible recession with the DotCom bubble burst that happened on Clinton’s watch and which wiped out $7.1 trillion in American wealth – ended his presidency with a 5.26 percent overall unemployment rate.
5.26 percent. That’s not bad for a president who inherited the DotCom bubble collapse which vaporized $7.1 trillion in American wealth and annihilated 78% of the Nasdaq Exchange valuation before we here hit on 9/11 due to Bill Clinton’s gutting the military and intelligence budgets while he emboldened Osama bin Laden into believing that America was a paper tiger.
If we extrapolate pure liberal demagoguery and simply utterly refuse to consider history, then Obama is the answer. Otherwise this pathetic president truly and profoundly sucks.
So let’s let the messiah who has an average unemployment rate of 9.16 percent through June 2012 assure us that the president who had a 5.26% unemployment rate was terrible for jobs. And we’ll believe him because this is God damn America and God damn America is under a spirit of delusion.
Yesterday (July 5) I had CNBC’s Larry Kudlow program on, and Kudlow had two economists representing a liberal (Dean Baker) and conservative (David Goldman) perspective. Baker had an optimistic view, believing that the Labor Department release today would show that we created a lousy but-comparatively great 165,000 jobs in June; Goldman believed the report would be even worse than the economists’ consensus view of 125,000 jobs and we’d get only 100,000 jobs. To make it even more interesting and show just how LOUSY liberals and liberalism are, Baker demagogued Goldman and accused him of merely ticking off “talking points” as compared to Baker who was of course examining the NUMBERS.
And Dean Baker documented just who was the ideologue living in a world of talking points: 80,000 jobs. Not even HALF of his shockingly idiotic estimate. And it was the conservative and his “talking points” who was right, right, RIGHT.
If it was a street fight, Goldman would be standing over Baker’s corpse and liberalism would be lying on the street DEAD. But you just can’t kill this failed ideology of liberalism off in a “civilized” world. They just get to keep screeching to fools and counting on the fact that there will always be ignorant, stupid, depraved people who believe that somebody else ought to be forced to support their failed lifestyles.
Stop and think about the difference of this “cancer presidency” and the Reagan recovery. As voters considered re-electing Ronald Reagan, GDP was surging to 8.5 percent. Under Obama, it’s 1.2 percent and we’re facing a double-dip recession.
Newsbusters has a great documentation of how incredibly propagandist the mainstream media was. In May, 1984, when the jobs report for Ronald Reagan reported 269,000 jobs, the New York Slimes actually arbitrarily revised it DOWN by 19,000 jobs to 250,000 ostensibly to keep the numbers in increments of 50,000. So if the New York Times were fairly “reporting” on Obama today, we’d have only 50,000 jobs created, wouldn’t we? And whereas Obama’s numbers keep getting revised DOWN, Reagan’s for some mysterious reason were being revised UP: the revised jobs report for May, 1984 actually showed growth of 363,000 jobs. Compare that to Obama’s jobs number above – recognizing that Reagan’s number was when we had a population of 235 million people versus 313 million today – and tell me that Obama isn’t wildly failing the American people.
The worst lies, according to the “lies, damned lies and statistics” proverb, are statistics. And when liberals control the statistics, you get great news being depicted as lousy news and you get lousy news being depicted as great news.
Your biggest problem in being able to know the truth is that most of our “journalists” are Marxist propagandists who could have easily fit in at TASS during the Soviet days.
Ultimately communist “journalists” blamed seventy years of bad weather for why they couldn’t keep up with Ronald Reagan and an America that was being ran under conservative Republican policies.
And Obama is one of those Marxist ideologues trying to explain away failure and marginalize Reagan. He makes me SICK with his rabid dishonesty.
Obama keeps demonizing Romney as standing for the “same failed Republican policies of the past.” JUST LIKE RONALD REAGAN’S.
If you want to see “the failed policies of the past” you just take a look at Barack Obama’s utterly failed liberal policies of the last four years. And as much as Obama has demonized George W. Bush, Barack Obama has never once even in his very best month been anywhere CLOSE to George Bush’s very worst month of unemployment.
Bill O’Reilly interviewed Bill Clinton and asked a question: Bill Clinton, George Bush, Barack Obama – who collected the largest revenue?
O’REILLY: I didn’t mind paying you that but do you know between… among you, Obama and Bush who had the highest tax receipts of all three of you? Do you know? Bush. So under prosperity the tax cuts under Bush more money flowed into the federal government.
Bill Clinton didn’t know (or more likely, knew but wouldn’t answer) and shook his head without responding: Bill O’Reilly supplied the answer: George Bush. And that is because Tax Cuts INCREASE Revenues; They Have ALWAYS Increased Revenues.
For the record, if Barack Obama were held accountable to the labor participation rate that he inherited from George Bush, unemployment would be well over 11 percent right now. The only reason that Obama’s unemployment number is as “good” as 8.2 percent is because Obama has destroyed millions of jobs and driven millions of Americans completely out of the work force where they are simply not even counted by the Labor Department. The fact is that 88 million working-age Americans are not in the work force because of this completely failed presidency. And the far better U-6 unemployment measurement has unemployment at 14.9%.
For the record, Bush’s U-6 rate was more than five points lower at this point in his presidency as he faced re-election. To go with a 5.5 percent U-3 rate which is nearly three points lower. But, hey, whatever we do, let’s not go back to “those failed policies.”
The “failed Republican policies of the past” don’t just refer to George Bush in late 2008 ( Democrats want you to believe that Bush was only president for the last few months of 2008 because the rest of his presidency looked pretty darn good); they refer to Ronald Reagan.
Let me tell you liberal pukes something: Ronald Reagan didn’t fail at NOTHIN’.
I wrote an article describing the grim economic indicators that were facing Ronald Reagan when he took office in 1980. Jimmy Carter had said of the crisis, “It would be misleading for me to tell any of you that there is a solution to it.”
Unlike Jimmy Carter – and at this point it is very obvious to say, unlike Barack Obama – Ronald Reagan had a solution. Under Reagan’s leadership, the US economy soared into the stratosphere. Bill Clinton became part of that Reaganomics solution when he acknowledged that “the era of big government is over” and cooperated with the Republicans who had swept both the House and the Senate in a landslide when he too had failed to accept that conservative policies WORK.
It is a solution that Barack Obama has dedicated his entire life to destroying. Which is why Obama has never and never WILL succeed as president.
If I had Barack Obama’s performance, I would resign. I would have held a press conference and declared, “I’m sorry. I thought I had a plan to turn this economy around. Clearly I was wrong. It’s time for me to step aside and allow someone with better ideas and better leadership to help the American people.”
But Barack Obama doesn’t give one miserable rat damn about the American people. All the people whose support Obama rode to victory are the worst impacted by the disgrace of the Obama economy: black unemployment, Hispanic unemployment, female unemployment, college-age unemployment are utterly pathetic. Last month in the “Obama recovery” minorities suffered miserably; this month their suffering got worse. The unemployment rates for blacks shot up to 14.4 percent (14.8 percent prior to ‘seasonal adjustment’). Barack Obama is to these people as Adolf Hitler was to Germans, promising a government Utopia and producing nothing but abject ruin.
Barack Obama has declared war on the United States of America. But instead of bullets and bombs, he has waged his war with massive and unsustainable government spending and joblessness.