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WaPo: Jobs report puts a damper on Obama's effort to keep the message positive (BARF!)
Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2010 | Scott Wilson

Posted on 08/06/2010 10:24:11 AM PDT by maggief

President Obama spent much of the week harvesting bits of good news from some of his short- and longer-term initiatives.

In Chicago, he showcased the revived U.S. auto industry that he bailed out last year.

And here in Washington his senior advisers highlighted a federal report showing that most of the oil in the Gulf of Mexico is gone, suggesting a less-grave scenario than had been predicted. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called that "good news" and said the federal response to the spill had played an important part in containing the potential damage.

Obama even dropped in on a briefing for journalists to say that new sanctions on Iran appear to be exerting new pressure on the government there.

Then came the jobs report, the monthly reminder that one number above all others matters most to the country and the Democratic Party's political future. That would be the unemployment rate, still stuck at 9.5 percent.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; bhoeconomy; democrats; dnctalkingpoints; economy; fail; ivorytower; obamaeconomy; poorobama; pravdamedia; truthhurts

1 posted on 08/06/2010 10:24:12 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Hey WAPO, you can tie a bow on a pigs tail and lipstick on it’s snout. BUT IT’S STILL A PIG!


2 posted on 08/06/2010 10:26:00 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: maggief
That would be the unemployment rate, still stuck at 9.5 percent.

Actually over 10 percent, just because this government refuses to count those who are out of work does not mean I have to accept the "still stuck at" anymore than I have to accept approval numbers "hanging in there at above 40%".

3 posted on 08/06/2010 10:27:00 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: maggief

Yes, how DARE the economy and the American people call BS on the spin of the Obammy Ministry of Troof! Chocolate rations will now be reduced!!!


4 posted on 08/06/2010 10:28:13 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: maggief
Jobs report puts a damper on Obama's effort to keep the message positive

Otherwise known as lying...

5 posted on 08/06/2010 10:28:49 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: maggief
Robert Gibbs called that "good news" and said the federal response to the spill had played an important part in containing the potential damage.

I fail to see how sitting on their fat arses and being obstructionist bureaucrats helped in containing the damage.

6 posted on 08/06/2010 10:33:30 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (REAL Americans Bow to No One But The Almighty! - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: dirtboy

LOL


7 posted on 08/06/2010 10:34:11 AM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: maggief
the federal response to the spill had played an important part in containing the potential damage.

Tell that to Bobby Jindall

8 posted on 08/06/2010 10:34:44 AM PDT by Timocrat
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To: maggief
Translation: WaPo can't spin for 0 as much as they'd like for fear of looking more foolish and toadying than they already are.
9 posted on 08/06/2010 10:35:52 AM PDT by mojito
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Bagdad Bob was much more credible than Gibbs and his band of media morons.


10 posted on 08/06/2010 10:36:12 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: maggief

“WaPo: Jobs report puts a damper on Obama’s effort to keep the message positive (BARF!)”

Translation: the lies are getting harder and harder to sell!


11 posted on 08/06/2010 10:37:04 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: maggief

And if you look at the Un/Under employed number you see things are NOT getting better, they are getting much much worse then the Obamamania “Journalists” are telling you


12 posted on 08/06/2010 10:41:18 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: maggief
the revived U.S. auto industry that he bailed out last year.

That HE bailed out ???

Ha!

When called on his socialist tendencies, he tends to proclaim that BUSH started the auto bailout.

Now, it's HIS doing ?

13 posted on 08/06/2010 10:48:27 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: maggief
WaPo: Jobs report puts a damper on Obama's effort to keep the message positive (BARF!)

Pesky facts are ruining a perfectly good lie.

14 posted on 08/06/2010 10:50:03 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: dirtboy

Who needs Gibbs when you have WaPo journ0lists.


15 posted on 08/06/2010 10:50:03 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

BHOAce


16 posted on 08/06/2010 10:50:24 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: maggief
what? Another “unexpected”, “surprisingly poor” report on the economy.

I hate to tell people that until there is a change in under laying political/economic theory there will be more “unexpected”, “surprisingly poor” reports on the economy. Any improvements will be the temporary reflection of the current bandage instead of a case of major surgery (change of direction).

17 posted on 08/06/2010 10:55:59 AM PDT by Nip
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To: maggief
Clearly, his cult status is far more important than reality. Keep on spinning WaPo....
18 posted on 08/06/2010 11:04:11 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (I believe in man-made political climate change.)
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To: a fool in paradise

They are doing everything they can including changing the way unemployment is measured to keep that figure under 10%. It is like charging 99 cents for an item rather than 1.00.


19 posted on 08/06/2010 12:05:57 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: lone star annie

2.9990 for a gallon of gas...


20 posted on 08/06/2010 12:15:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: maggief
President Obama spent much of the week harvesting bits of good news from some of his short- and longer-term initiatives.

The gay marriage decision in California? The passage of the pro-abortion constitution in his native Kenya?

21 posted on 08/06/2010 1:29:55 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: maggief

He knew it was coming and made a full bore feint to take the news off the unemployment numbers but it was crushed.

The numbers were reported and disprove all he said.


22 posted on 08/06/2010 1:34:47 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: maggief
Thanks to Zakeet and Kartographer


23 posted on 08/06/2010 6:03:20 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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