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Expect the ‘Unexpectedly’
NRO ^ | 26 Aug 11 | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 08/26/2011 10:05:55 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY

It is the most common adverb of the Obama years: “unexpectedly.”

● “Sales of U.S. previously owned homes unexpectedly dropped in July,” reported Bloomberg.

● “Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region unexpectedly contracted in August by the most in more than two years as orders plunged and factories shed workers,”reported Bloomberg Businessweek.

● “Consumer spending unexpectedly fell in June,” reported Reuters.

● “Dismal economic data on Thursday pointed to an unexpectedly abrupt slowdown in manufacturing and a pickup in inflation,” reported the New York Times’ business page.

This is just in the past week; hundreds of articles each month note that some new bit of economic data is contrary to the expectations of experts. But the term is starting to become an object of ridicule within the conservative blogosphere as the country endures its third year of hard economic times under President Obama.

Three years after a financial crisis, unemployment has hit painful highs, GDP growth has been sluggish at best, and some predict a “double dip” recession. During this period, the Obama administration and its allies have repeatedly made bold promises about imminent prosperity — from an infamous chart that projected that the stimulus would keep unemployment rate below 8 percent, to the administration’s “Recovery Summer” tour of 2010, to Nancy Pelosi’s prediction that passing Obamacare would create 400,000 jobs “almost immediately,” to the president’s prediction that we would enjoy 3.1 percent growth this year and 4.1 percent growth in 2012 and beyond.

For about three years now, conservative bloggers have chuckled at how frequently the unveiling of bad economic news comes with the adverb “unexpectedly” in media reports. As Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds, Michael Barone, and others have often asked, unexpected to whom?

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obamalaise; obamanomics; prezflustercluck; unexpected; unexpectedly; unexpectedpresident
Gonna be a long hard fight next year no matter who we nominate. Having the MSM in his pocket is like a billion dollar campaign pledge for Obama.
1 posted on 08/26/2011 10:05:56 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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Someone should market an Unexpectedly brand breakfast cereal!
2 posted on 08/26/2011 10:19:00 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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3 posted on 08/26/2011 10:26:31 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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To: GATOR NAVY

Headline November 2012: Obama Unexpectedly Defeated in Historic Landslide.


4 posted on 08/26/2011 10:39:35 PM PDT by garjog
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Yep! Here it is, and it was in the last place I looked!

Hey Staff, I unexpectedly found what Trump has been bugging me about!


5 posted on 08/26/2011 10:44:10 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obamatrauma"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: bushwon

Ping.

(I bet you weren’t expecting it)...


6 posted on 08/26/2011 10:56:59 PM PDT by null and void (Day 945 of America's holiday from reality...)
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LOL, very fitting! Thanks for the Ping :)
This bunch is unbelievable!


7 posted on 08/26/2011 11:10:49 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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I don't remember ever unexpecting anything. However, obama is even worse than I could have expected.
8 posted on 08/27/2011 12:11:18 AM PDT by tdscpa
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9 posted on 08/27/2011 1:49:15 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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... the term is starting to become an object of ridicule within the conservative blogosphere

Jim, you need to hang out in the conservative "blogosphere" more. This has been a term of derision predating Obama. The ridicule ramped up sharply as soon as Obama was immaculated. It is hardly just "starting."

10 posted on 08/27/2011 2:02:55 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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However, it’s already obvious that privately, the MSM is starting to bail on Obama, if you read between the lines. The criticism of the Obama Administration’s inability to create more jobs is especially telling.


11 posted on 08/27/2011 5:25:25 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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If the results are so unexpected, perhaps they are looking at the wrong economic theory?


12 posted on 08/27/2011 5:54:00 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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Unexpectedly = New synonym for incompetence.
13 posted on 08/27/2011 2:45:07 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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