9.6% Unemployment & Democrat Party in Shambles Before the 2010 Midterms … Obama Plays Golf for the 52nd Time
NERO OBMAMA plays his fiddle again …
The unemployment national rate is at 9.6%, 95,000 people lost jobs last month, 41.8 million Americans are on food stamps, the US has record federal debt like never before, jobless rate above 9.5% for the 14th straight month, no confidence in the economy, Democrats stand to most likely lose the US House of Representatives, a majority of Governorships and could likely lose control of the US Senate.
Nero Obama goes golfing for the 52nd time since he became President.
President Obama hit the golf course Saturday for what, by CBS News’ Mark Knoller’s calculation, was his 52nd such outing since taking office.
According to the White House pool report, Obama went golfing Saturday with his usual partners: trip director Marvin Nicholson, press aide Ben Finkenbinder and the Department of Energy’s David Katz.
Don’t fret though, the Barack has got it all covered. Stating that the economy is headed in the right direction, under his method of creating jobs all the lost jobs won’t be recovered until 2020. Relax America, the Obama has got it covered. If he can play the fiddle golf like Nero, why should you worry America?
It is rather telling that with 24 days to go before an election and with the 100′s of Senate, House and Governor races up for reelection this year that the President has time to play golf. One would think that he would be wanted for political campaign appearances every day from now until the 2010 election on November 2. Looks like due to his toxicity, he has more time for golf than ever before.
Democrats cannot help themselves, they think American voters are ignorant and say it.
John Kerry, the liberal, blue blood US Senator from Massachusetts proves exactly why the American voters have had it with Democrats and are about to throw them out of office this November. Democrats with overwhelming majorities in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate have listened little to the American voters and have crammed unpopular legislation down the throats of the American people. Now, with the voters angered, John Kerry calls them uniformed. Nice job Senator Kerry, calling the voters stupid. Way to ingratiate yourself to an already upset electorate.
Kerry says … The Little People are just to uninformed to understand
A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation.
“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday.
More bad economic news from Obama’s minions and then would not even commit to an answer …
More non-encouraging news from the Obama Administration, Austan Goolsbee, the new chairman of the Council of Economic Affairs (CEA) said on FNS that the unemployment rate would not be coming down any time soon. To make matters even worse, on ABC’s ‘This Week’ broadcast Sept. 12, 2010, Goolsbee would not say how many jobs would be created by the $50 billion second stimulus plan.
President Obama’s new chairman of the Council of Economic Affairs (CEA) said Sunday that the national unemployment rate will not decrease significantly anytime soon.
Austan Goolsbee, who Obama announced on Friday will replace Christina Romer as head of the CEA, told “Fox News Sunday” that the president is doing all he can to help the economy, but the recession was so deep, it will take some time for employment numbers to recover.
“I don’t think the unemployment rate will be coming down significantly at any time in the near future,” Goolsbee said.
Unemployment for the nation reached 9.6 percent in August, and Goolsbee and other White House officials regularly concede they expect it to get worse before it gets better.
Is it any wonder why in the most recent Rasmussen poll, 48% of American voters gave Barack Obama poor marks on the economy. Just the other day an AP poll showed that Obama was at an all time low at 41% in handling the economy. Thus the reason why Obama’s job approval rating is like most people’s mortgages …. underwater.
But 48% of voters still say the president is doing a poor job when it comes to handling the economy, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Thirty-six percent (36%) rate the president’s performance on the economic front as good or excellent.
With unemployment not coming down anytime soon, look for Democrats to get hammered in the 2010 midterm elections. It’s pretty bad when ahead of the election the WH feels the need to put out there that there is no job relief coming any time soon in the foreseeable future. Imagine just how bad the job numbers really are?
The Liberal Left MSM Race-Baiters Just Cant Help Themself … Cynthia Tucker, “Voter Anger is About Racism, Fear of a White Minority”
Welcome to racial tolerance in the Barack Obama Presidency … How many times will the LEFT play the same, tired race card? Desperate acts from a desperate party who have nothing else than to call Americans racists.
So many people thought that by electing the first black President of the United States, race relations would move in the right directions. Not when you have the liberal MSM race-baitors throwing gas on the fire at every opportunity. Shame on these people for creating further friction and a racial divide in the United States.
Cynthia Tucker on The Chris Matthews Show stated that it was racism that threatened the Democrat majority in the House and the Senate. Unreal. This is the type of rhetoric that the LEFT uses when Americans reject their socialist failing agenda.
“We haven’t talked about the elephant in the room, and I don’t mean the Republicans: race. Changing demographics. Fear of a white minority.”
Face it America, the moonbat LEFT thinks you are a racist if you are against President Barack Hussein Obama’s extreme socialist policies. You are a racist if you are against fiscal responsibility. You are a racist if you are against Obamacare and the government take over of health care from crib to coffin. You are a racist if you are against the rule of law, protecting our borders and illegal immigration. You are a racist if you are for the compassion of 9-11 families, the questioning of wherehundreds of millions of dollars are coming from and the building of a mosque mere blocks from where nearly 3000 innocent people lost their lives.
Voter Anger Is About Racism – ‘Fear of a White Minority’
Transcript from NewsBusters:
CYNTHIA TUCKER, ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION: Well I think it may help the Democrats in some races this time, Chris, because some of the Tea Party candidates are so extreme. But there is another issue. There is, as Norah said, a whole lot of voter anger, discontent out there. We haven’t talked about the elephant in the room, and I don’t mean the Republicans: race. Changing demographics. Fear of a white minority.
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: That’s so interesting.
TUCKER: Obama’s election has suddenly made many white Americans aware of the loss of a white majority.
MATTHEWS: That’s so interesting.
TUCKER: That’s what this crazy summer has been all about. Anti-mosque construction. Anti-immigrant ravings. It, that fear is very difficult for Obama to overcome.
Ms Tucker, was it not ‘white” America who elected Barack Obama and the Democrats? According to CNN 2008 Presidential election polls 43% of whites voted for Barack Obama as opposed to the 41% of whites who voted for Democrat John Kerry in 2004. Better yet, following Obama’s election all polls showed that his popularity was through the roof. Rasmussen had Obama job approval the day “The One” took office on January 20, 2009 at 67% and a +25 Presidential Index rating. Gallup had Obama at 68% – 21% job approval on January 21, 2009.
But some how in 19 short months white America became racist. That’s it, you brilliant race baiter on the LEFT. The fact that Democrats are scrambling for their political lives could not be because President Obama promised that his $787 billion stimulus package would hold unemployment at 8% and we are presently at 9.6% and rising, while underemployment is at 18.6%?It couldn’t be that Obama and the Democrats focused on Obamacare and the government take over of health care in the US for months and montHs against the will of the people? Instead of focusing on creating a positive job environment for business, Democrats rammed Obama care down the throats of Americans. To the point where a 58% to 36% margin are in favor of repealing Obamacare.
Americans saw a lack of urgency and leadership from Obama in handling the BP oil spill. So much so that Americans actually view former President GWB as doing a better job with Hurricane Katrina than Obama did in handling the aftermath of the oil spill in the Gulf.
Racism is not the root cause as to what has caused the Democrats plight and their fear of losing both the House and Senate in 2010 and the Presidency in 2012. Americans have discovered what the real meaning of Obama’s “Hope & Change” is and they do not like it. On every major issue of the day, Obama and Democrats have taken the side against the majority of the American people. What did they think was going to happen?
However, for race-baiting and desperate liberals all they have left on the LEFT is to call you racists. Hardly a winning strategy. Get ready for the new bumper stickers … “YOU ARE RACIST UNLESS YOU SUPPORT OBAMA”
Let’s just make one thing perfectly clear …. BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, YOU ARE NO RONALD WILSON REAGAN!
The MSM just will not stop making excuses, comparisons or carrying the water for Barack Hussein Obama. Their constant reference that Obama is Lincolnesque or comparable to Ronald Reagan is laughable. Obama is neither the “Great Communicator” nor is he the fantastic orator that the MSM makes him out to be. However, the WAPO once again feels the need to justify and make excuses for Barack Obama, ‘Reagan’s first term offers measuring stick for Obama’.
“Government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem”. (Ronald Reagan)
Obama’s presidency has looked like Reagan’s in some broad ways. Both men succeeded unpopular presidents of the opposite party. Both offered big and bold plans — Reagan with massive tax cuts, Obama with a massive stimulus package and national health care — that set the country in a new direction. Reagan’s goal was to shrink government. Obama’s efforts have enlarged government.
Both presidents were forced by events that preceded their elections to contend with economies in serious trouble. Both saw the unemployment rate rise sharply during their first two years in office — under Reagan, the rate hit 10.8 percent by November 1982 — and both saw their approval ratings decline as the numbers of jobless grew.
For much of this year, Obama and his team have taken some solace from the fact that Reagan’s approval ratings were even lower at comparable points in his presidency. That is no longer the case. In the past week, Obama has hit a new low in his approval rating, according to Gallup’s daily tracking. It now stands at 42 percent, virtually identical to Reagan’s in August 1982. (Both Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter dipped below 40 percent during their second year in office.)
Let’s get a couple thing straight that the MSM refuses to acknowledge. One, Reagan became President following Jimmy Carter with double digit, unemployment, inflation and interest rates. Two, gas prices were through the roof as odd-even rationing existed. Three, the Soviet Union was in Afghanistan and the hostages were just released from Iran. Four and most importantly, Democrats controlled the House of Representatives during Reagan’s first term in office. Also do not forget what happened when Reagan was sworn into office, the US hostages being held captive in Iran were formally released into United States custody the following day, just minutes after the new American president Ronald Reagan was sworn in.
However, here are the biggest differences between the two Presidents where Obama should never be referenced in the same sentence as Ronald Wilson Reagan. Just because a President is a disaster in the polls does not make them Reagan-like.
- Ronald Reagan was trusted by the American people, Barack Hussein Obama is not.
- Ronald Reagan spoke of promise and a brighter future and that America was a “shining city on the hill”. Obama does nothing but makes apologies for America.
- Reagan empowered people, Obama provides them record food stamps.
- Reagan did what he said and said what he did, Obama through a lack of promised transparency shoved unpopular policies and programs like the stimulus and Obamacare down the throats of Americans.
- Reagan spoke directly and connected with the American people, Obama lectures the American people.
- Reagan brought people together and created the coalition of the “Reagan Democrats”, Obama has become the most polarizing President in history.
- Reagan was a capitalist, Obama is a big government socialist.
How can you compare two President like Obama and Reagan when they are polar-opposites? Obama is in fact the anti-Reagan. Reagan believed in cutting taxes which lead to one of the greatest economic prosperous periods ever. Obama believe in government spending, raising taxes and being anti-business. We are comparing the two how again?
Also and most importantly, Ronald Regan believed that government was the problem, not the solution. Obama believes that “big government” and the nanny state is the answer to all of societies ills.
Make no mistake about it, Obama, you are no Ronald Reagan, you are not even close. Obama’s Presidency will go down as one of the worst in US history, rivaling Carter’s. We can only hope that we have a country left to fix and that we can undo the damage that Obama and his extremist Democrats have brought upon the USA.
America, are you feeling stimulated yet?
As President Barack Hussein Obama parades out across the United States touting that the economy is headed in the right direction and his stimulus plan has been a success, We the People know the truth. As reported in The Hill, since the Obama stimulus was passed 48 out of 50 states have lost jobs. Of course the unemployment rate is also as 9.5%, a much different amount than the “dumb” 8% that was predicted and promised by the Obama Administration. Obama’s “Summer of job Recovery” has been a microcosm of his Presidency … all talk and no productive results for America.
Hat Tip – Vanderbilt ’10
A cigarette break is very relaxing for
a gentleman that is working so hard
around the clock spending our money
(and our grand children’s future) for us.
House Ways and Means ranking member Dave Camp (R-Mich.) on Friday released data complied by his office that shows 48 out of 50 states have lost jobs since the February 2009 enactment of the economic stimulus bill.
“While Democrats promised their 2009 stimulus would create 3.7 million jobs, the reality is far different,” stated a release from Camp’s office. “To date, 2.6 million jobs, including 2.5 million private sector jobs, have been lost.”
According to the report, only Alaska and North Dakota have experienced positive job growth since early 2009. The District of Columbia also saw an increase in hiring during that period.
The report from Camp came on the heels of a Labor Department report on Thursday that showed jobless claims increased last week to 500,000, up 12,000 from the week’s prior total of 488,000.
This graph will come back to bite Obama & Democrats in 2010 & 2012 elections
With the economy being the #1 issue for Americans prior to the 2010 midterm elections and Obama and his Democrat minions failing miserably, look for the voters to voice their disapproval at the ballot boxes with their 41% approval – 56% disapproval with the economy.
Jobs in July 2010 fell by 131,000 according the the US Department of Labor.
Total nonfarm payroll employment declined by 131,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was
unchanged at 9.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Federal government employment
fell, as 143,000 temporary workers hired for the decennial census completed their work.
Private-sector payroll employment edged up by 71,000.
In June 2010 following the disappointing jobs numbers, Obama stated “we were headed in the right direction“. What say you Mr. President after these pathetic job numbers? Some thing tells me that Obama was just scratched from a couple more House and Senate campaign stops for Democrats.
Just when you thought it could not get any worse, it did. In addition, the government revised payrolls for May and June to show 97,000 fewer jobs than previously reported.
How anemic has the Obama jobs recover plan been that Obama wants to tout as working and headed in the right direction? For the first seven months of 2010, the U.S. economy added an average of less than 100,000 jobs a month. After shedding how many millions of jobs, Obamanomics can only add back less than 100K per month. UNREAL. What’s his answer … tax the people some more, provide more spending that is unpaid for in a form of welfare for teachers and call it a jobs bill.
Obama Gives Himself a Grade of “I” for Incomplete for First 18 Months as President … Obama Says Economy is Half Way Back
Barack Hussein Obama gives himself an “incomplete” as a grade for his job performance as President for the first 18 months. I wonder if this is how Harvard Law gave grades when Obama attended? Incomplete eh, more like a complete disaster. Unfortunately for the President and Democrats and fortunately for America, it is We the People who grades him and will do so in this year’s midterm election.
“I” for incomplete or incompetence?
It’s still too early to judge his administration, President Barack Obama says.
In an interview broadcast on the CBS “Sunday Morning” program, Obama gave himself a grade of “incomplete” on the first 18 months of his presidency.
While citing some accomplishments, Obama said the true measure of success will be when the economy has rebounded fully and people are feeling better about it.
“We still have a long way to go,” Obama said.
What might be one of the most frightening an out of touch comments that Obama made during the interview was when he said the following, “People have every right to be scared, to be angry, to be frustrated, I don’t expect the American people to be satisfied when we’re only half of the way back.” HALF WAY BACK!!! Obama thinks that our economy is half way back? Not even close sir. Obama does not get an “I” for incomplete, he gets an “I” for idiocy.
All those fantastic Obama policies have provided the latest 2.4% GDP for the 2nd quarter of 2010 and no jobs.
Interestingly enough American voters are not giving Barack Obama an incomplete, they are giving “The Obamamessiah” a failing grade. The American voters polled are giving Obama average 45% approval and nearly 50% disapproval rating. The only thing that voters find incomplete about Obama is his leadership, especially in the manner in how he handled the BP oil spill.
Obama and Democrats are quick to trumpet Obama successes like the auto bail out, his spending packages that saved the economy and Obamacare. Really, these people think that Obamacare was a success? Presently the RCP average has only 38.3% in favor of Obamacare and 50.5% against it. Even in such a Blue state like New York, 56% of NY’ers want to repeal the health care bill. According to the most recent Rasmussen poll, 58% want to repeal Obamacare while 37% do not.
On the issue of the $787 billion stimulus, most Americans think that it hurt the economy not helped. Most Americans do not trust Obama when it comes to the economy. Obama stated that the stimulus spending would create jobs and keep unemployment under 8%. However, after spending and wasting the tax payers money the WH is now saying that unemployment will stay at 9% or greater until 2012.
As Obama Prepares for State of the Union to discuss Jobs & Health Care, Americans Oppose His Failed Stimulus Plan
Barack Obama’s State of the Union …An Obama-sized mess.
Axelrod claims that Obama will focus on jobs, yet none of The One’s spin meisters can agree on the same economic jobs created or same spin. It really appears to the American public that this Obama White House is focused on jobs. REALLY? You can’t even get your spin correct.
The Obama Gang Who Could Not Spin Straight
- 10% unemployment when he promised it would not go over 8%.
- $787 billion stimulus plan was a colossal failure.
- No economic/jobs recovery as last December 85,000 more jobs lost.
- Record federal spending and deficits under Obama Administration
- Focused on disastrous government control health care bill instead of the economy.
- Near terrorist bomb exploded on plane Christmas Day but for faulty detonator, the system did not work
- Ft Hood Maj. Hasan terrorist shooting massacre, the system did not work.
STOP CAP & TRADE OR DEMS RISK AN EVEN GREATER SLAUGHTER IN 2010.
With the looming spectre of a 2010 Democrat massacre at the ballot box, so-called moderate Senate Democrats are begging Barack Obama and the White House to stop pushing such unpopular pieces of legislation like Cap & Trade.
After the Democrat partisan vote and passage of Obamacare through the Senate, many Dems fear that Cap & Trade will be yet another bill with no support from Republicans or the People. However, Obama does not seem to listen to “We the People,” will he listen to his own party Senators?
“I am communicating that in every way I know how,” says Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), one of at least half a dozen Democrats who’ve told the White House or their own leaders that it’s time to jettison the centerpiece of their party’s plan to curb global warming.