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He Could Always Admit He Was Wrong
American Spectator ^ | 8.22.11 | Ralph R. Reiland

Posted on 08/22/2011 12:07:26 PM PDT by neverdem

Only 26 percent of the public approves of President Obama's handling of the economy in the latest Gallup poll, conducted Aug. 11-14, while a whopping 71 percent said they disapproved.

That's down from Obama's previous low point of 35 percent on this top issue.

The public's growing dissatisfaction shouldn't be surprising. Going back to 1890, reports the National Bureau of Economic Research, the only U.S. president with a worse record than Obama in job creation in his first two and a half years in office, measured in terms of percentage change, was Herbert Hoover, presiding over the emergence of the Great Depression.

"Official unemployment is 9.1 percent," stated a New York Times editorial on August 15, decrying the nation's jobs picture, "but it would be 16.1 percent, or 25.1 million people, if it included those who can only find part-time jobs and those who have given up looking for work."

"Keeping the economy going and making sure jobs are available is the first thing I think about when I wake up the morning," said President Obama back in March. "It's the last thing I think about when I go to bed each night."

Now, nearly a half year later, the White House reports that Obama is working on a new strategy for job creation that will be unveiled after he returns from vacation.

The task of coming up with a jobs plan that works shouldn't be all that terribly difficult. All Mr. Obama has to do is reverse what he's done and change what he thinks.

First, by the government's own numbers, small businesses have created 64 percent of the net new jobs in...

--SNIP--

Bottom line, what's required from Obama is a complete about-face, the shelving of his flawed economic philosophy, and a reversal of his counter-productive policy prescriptions...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackalypsenow; bhoeconomy; bhofascism; bhosocialism; democrats; economy; fail; nobama; nobama2012; obama; obamacare; obamadepression; obamageddon; obamalaise; obamatruthfile

1 posted on 08/22/2011 12:07:35 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Fat chance. Clinton did this, but he was from this country and reacted to poor polling numbers. baraq isn’t concerned with polls and is not one of us. Plus he is way in the tank with the unions, anarchists, and muslims to back down now.


2 posted on 08/22/2011 12:12:37 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: neverdem
Wonder if any one in the “Journ-o-list” community will ask the Present-ident to explain the contradiction between his rhetoric on jobs and his administration actions?

Getting ready for a wave of coal-plant shutdowns
Washington Post ^ | 8/20/2011

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2766745/posts?page=1

3 posted on 08/22/2011 12:16:29 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: neverdem

Now that’s rich...the narcissist in-chief admitting fault?


4 posted on 08/22/2011 12:18:23 PM PDT by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: neverdem

“Bottom line, what’s required from Obama is a complete about-face......”

No. Obama passed that option a long time ago. After wasting trillions and wrecking our country in his attempts to steal our way of life, an “about face” will never work.

Obama can wait and be taken out, legally, perhaps by the election or he can immediately resign.


5 posted on 08/22/2011 12:18:44 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: neverdem

In BO’s twisted mind, a 26% approval is a mandate to keep on going.


6 posted on 08/22/2011 12:19:14 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: MNJohnnie

We might get to keep the Jacksonians for good. Imagine the rats without them.


7 posted on 08/22/2011 12:27:12 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

Some predict that Obama could get a bump from his “victory” in Libya that could bring him above 60% overall approval. I don’t see it going that high but more and more are saying it. Perhaps they’re watching the data by the hour.


8 posted on 08/22/2011 12:29:20 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: neverdem
I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror,
(Man In The Mirror-Oh Yeah!)
I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways
(Better Change!)
No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
(If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place)
(Take A Look At Yourself And Then Make The Change)
(You Gotta Get It Right, While You Got The Time)
('Cause When You Close Your Heart)
You Can't Close Your . . .Your Mind!


9 posted on 08/22/2011 12:32:59 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Gator113

“After wasting trillions...”

You better believe the people on the receiving end of those trillions don’t think it’s a waste.


10 posted on 08/22/2011 12:56:59 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: neverdem

He’s not doing anything wrong. It’s all going according to plan.


11 posted on 08/22/2011 12:59:00 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: neverdem

26% approval rating?

No doubt Obama is thinking to himself, just like most liberals and socialists, “the people, they don’t know what’s good for them”.

Besides, Obama would never admit to being wrong, otherwise, his whole life and training would have been a waste. (Even though it is, no matter what the does now).


12 posted on 08/22/2011 1:01:08 PM PDT by adorno
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To: JrsyJack
Oh he'll admit fault...
Its Bush's fault
Boehner faults
Pelosis fault
Bidens fault
Even the American peoples fault...

It just NOT HIS fault.

13 posted on 08/22/2011 1:42:34 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: huldah1776
I think you give Zer0 too much credit for being "smart" enough to plan the destruction of our economy.

I don't think so. I think that he absolutely thought that the American People would eagerly buy into his European socialist welfare state model for us....buying into the pictures of the tanned people walking the beaches in France.....seeing the happy looking people "relaxing" in the parks of Germany...etc.

I think that he is surprised and dismayed that so many people are rejecting his proposals, but because of his narcissism,he cannot back out now...

...so all he has to sell is the same old "product" that he always has been trying to sell...

...trying to convince us that tax and spend and bigger government is the path to prosperity...and to further along the sell, is the class warfare...the "rich" have too much and pay too little.

..he don't know anything else!

What people are coming to realize is that Obama is now sounding insane...

...always saying and doing the same thing, but expecting a different result.

...watch what happens when he gives his "jobs" plan....if he comes out and gives his same old standard tax and spend, class warfare "plan"...the stock market is likely to crash, and we will long for the days when the market only goes down a hundred or so points...

14 posted on 08/22/2011 2:00:50 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: mountn man
"Go to hell"


15 posted on 08/22/2011 2:21:36 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Texas resident
The birth of the Internet era is what saved Clinton and his tax increases. The economy for the first couple of years of Clinton's first term were floundering until Hillarycare finally died and the Republican congress was elected. Then came the Internet boom.
16 posted on 08/22/2011 3:59:06 PM PDT by DB
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To: Gator113; stephenjohnbanker; Condor51; GOPJ; sickoflibs
After Ohaha wasted $$trillions, wrecking our country in his "cockamamie redistribution" scam, an “about face” will never work. Obama can wait and be taken out, via the 2012 election or he can immediately resign.

The scariest words ever uttered.

Pres-elect Ohaha: "We are hours away from fundamentally changing America."

And everybody in the audience clapped and cheered.

Wonder what they're doing now?

17 posted on 08/22/2011 6:14:50 PM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: neverdem
The task of coming up with a jobs plan that works shouldn't be all that terribly difficult. All Mr. Obama has to do is reverse what he's done and change what he thinks.

It worked for George Costanza.

18 posted on 08/22/2011 6:22:40 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: neverdem
Now, nearly a half year later, the White House reports that Obama is working on a new strategy for job creation that will be unveiled after he returns from vacation.
Uh-huh but don't get excited everyone as I know what it is.....
Barry's 'strategy' is to ... Improve His Golf Game. Really, don't laugh, I'm serious. You see right now he SUCKS at golf.

One part especially -- his 'Short Game'. That's with your approach shot to the Green with short shafted, high lofted clubs, like 8 Iron through Pitching Wedge. His problem is he doesn't get back-spin on the ball so if he does hit the Green with his ball it rolls right off -- no back spin, no stoppy.

And the only way to get back spin is to strike down and ... take a Divot (rip up some grass). This creates back spin and your ball stays on the green. This mean the better you are with 'Your Short Game', the more grass you rip up on the golf course.

So Barry *thinks* if he could get better, he'll be tearing up a heck of a lot of grass and THIS will create more jobs for Groundskeepers everywhere. And they'll be so much extra work that Golf Courses will have to hire more people. Violla - he just created some new jobs!

However (you knew that was coming didn't ya), the only problem is that most Groundskeepers now ---- Don't Speak English! Yep, unfortunately 90% are now those visitors from the South who just forget to go home after Golf Season is over.
19 posted on 08/23/2011 4:22:20 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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20 posted on 08/23/2011 11:26:25 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: DB
The birth of the Internet era is what saved Clinton and his tax increases.

True.

Unless there is another unexpected innovation along the lines of the tech boom, the internet, or Milkin's new finance, or another windfall like the unwinding of the savings and loan mess, Big Washington is in big trouble.

Cut spending, cut regulation and, never mentioned even by Republicans these days, cut taxes!

21 posted on 08/23/2011 1:21:07 PM PDT by SupplySider
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


22 posted on 08/23/2011 9:25:25 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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