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As jobs picture improves, so do Obama reelection chances
The Hill ^ | 8/4/12 | Amie Parnes

Posted on 08/04/2012 1:07:47 PM PDT by ColdOne

President Obama’s reelection got a boost Friday from the best monthly jobs report on the U.S. economy since February, something that gave his campaign team more fuel in making their argument that the economy is making steady progress.

While the good news was coupled with an uptick in the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent, analysts predicted that if the job numbers—however murky—are maintained over the next several months, Obama is likely to win reelection in November against his opponent Mitt Romney.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 08/04/2012 1:07:52 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

I had to stop reading at the first sentence as I have just eaten a double cheeseburger. Who in the f&^% thinks that the Friday jobs report was great news? What sort of ‘shrooms are these guys on?


2 posted on 08/04/2012 1:11:24 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: ColdOne

Lying has always worked for them before. Why should they stop now?


3 posted on 08/04/2012 1:11:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: ColdOne
"To be sure, no sitting president since Franklin Roosevelt has won reelection with a jobless rate above 8 percent, which poses a significant problem for Obama."

Wondering if the author failed logic in college or just didn't bother to take the course.

4 posted on 08/04/2012 1:11:57 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: ColdOne

The unemployment rate went up, groceries cost much more than a year ago, gas went up 11 cents in a week, home sales still suck, but yes, other than that, the economy really is improving.

I just wish we had a real conservative candidate.


5 posted on 08/04/2012 1:13:19 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Lysandru

read the comments; you’ll feel better...the vast majority are laughing at this insipid piece of trash....


6 posted on 08/04/2012 1:13:40 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: ColdOne

I wonder what color the sky is in this guy’s world.


7 posted on 08/04/2012 1:13:40 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: ColdOne

I see smoke and I see mirrors, I do not see substance.


8 posted on 08/04/2012 1:13:54 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: ColdOne

Seriously? This idiot thinks things are looking up? I’m amazed - NOT!


9 posted on 08/04/2012 1:14:35 PM PDT by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: ColdOne
if the job numbers—however murky—are maintained over the next several months, Obama is likely to win reelection in November against his opponent Mitt Romney.

He will indeed likely win, if the media breathlessly reports such pathetic job growth as "GREAT NEWS!!!"

10 posted on 08/04/2012 1:14:53 PM PDT by montag813
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To: ColdOne

Gas at $4.00 a gallon is actually great when you stop and think it could be $5.00 a gallon. What great logic!


11 posted on 08/04/2012 1:15:53 PM PDT by kempster
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To: ColdOne

This is a DemoRAT classic. If anyone can still think the DemoRAT leftist media does not make up lies and print them, those would be the ones that cannot read....


12 posted on 08/04/2012 1:18:20 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: ColdOne

Anyone buying into that would have to already be an Obama supporter.


13 posted on 08/04/2012 1:19:56 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: EagleUSA


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14 posted on 08/04/2012 1:21:56 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ColdOne

Obamamedia believes that saying something long enough makes it true in the minds of idiots who don’t know any better.

The only job market Obama is helping is the gay porn industry.


15 posted on 08/04/2012 1:24:41 PM PDT by pallis
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To: ColdOne

Amie must be one of those who believe the commie propaganda and spin they see on the TV. It’s on TV so it must be true.


16 posted on 08/04/2012 1:26:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: kempster

Issa Hearings on Green Jobs - that’s how they double the jobs, one regular job, one green job, same job = 2 jobs. (” each job has two part definition”)


17 posted on 08/04/2012 1:27:11 PM PDT by imemyself
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To: ColdOne

The jobs report is in for July, and Obama is busy trying to put lipstick on that pig. 150,000 people left the workforce in July, unemployment rose to 8.3% and the biggest disappointment in US history tells us we are heading in the right direction.


18 posted on 08/04/2012 1:27:18 PM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: ColdOne
A little background on Amie Parnes (well-known Obama surrogate)...

Michelle Obama’s press agent: Politico reporter accused of flacking for first lady

Politico reporter Amie Parnes is a watchdog, but not in the traditional journalistic sense. Critics say Parnes is a vigilant protector of Michelle Obama’s public image, a beat reporter who acts as a press agent for the official she covers.

Parnes’s fawning coverage of the first lady has inspired Betsy Rothstein of FishbowlDC.com to launch a “Parnes-o-Meter,” which ranks Parnes’s pieces about Michelle Obama on a scale of 1 to 10 kisses. “People have asked me, over and over again, for the past three weeks, ‘Why do you hate Amie Parnes? Why do you have such a personal thing against her?’” Rothstein told The Daily Caller. “The fact is that I’ve never met her. I don’t know her and this isn’t personal. It’s totally professional. I’ve watched her work, I’ve read her work, day in and day out, and there is never anything, not even slightly, critical of the first lady. It’s absurd coverage. As a media reporter, I don’t know how I couldn’t point that out.”

Parnes’s latest piece, which ran as the lead story on Politico’s website last Friday, frames the first lady as a victim of conservative attacks from figures like Andrew Breitbart, Michelle Malkin, Rush Limbaugh, Rep. Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin. This criticism from the right, Parnes suggests, is hard to understand, given that Michelle has spent the last two years “primarily focusing on childhood obesity, military families and the arts.” Parnes makes no mention of the first lady’s many and varied political activities. She does point out that, “for conservative critics, it is open season on the first lady.”

As an example, Parnes points to remarks the first lady made about breast feeding. “The next day,” Parnes wrote, “Bachmann took the first swipe, criticizing Obama for trying to implement a ‘nanny state’ based on her push to get mothers to breastfeed their children in order to help combat childhood obesity.”

Bachmann’s office vigorously disputes Politico’s characterization. Spokesman Doug Sachtleben told TheDC that Parnes never tried to contact the congresswoman for comment. He also said the way the Politico reporter framed Bachmann’s response was misleading. “Congresswoman Bachmann was clearly not criticizing First Lady Michelle Obama, but was offering a straightforward critique of Obama Administration policies that the First Lady has touted,” Sachtleben wrote in an e-mail to TheDC. “The Congresswoman is concerned about the government using its power and its tax code to create a nanny state. It’s not an attack when you point out that the Administration is using the tax code for social engineering.”

In the same piece, Parnes holds up Michelle Malkin as an especially virulent – and by implication, unreasonable – critic of the president’s wife. “In a column, Michelle Malkin also chimed in, saying that the first lady and her ‘food cops’ aren’t ‘interested in slimming down kids’ waistlines but rather ‘boosting government and public union payrolls,’” Parnes wrote.

Yet according to Malkin, Parnes never bothered to contact her directly, though “she had plenty of time to quote sympathetic academics who lend an air of supposed gravitas to the piece.”

At one point, Parnes seems to drop even the pretense of journalistic objectivity, straightforwardly defending the first lady against an unflattering cartoon that appeared on BigGovernment.com. “Her [Michelle Obama’s] athletic physique is something to be lampooned on Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government website, which posted a cartoon showing her as overweight and eating a plate full of hamburgers,” Parnes wrote.

Breitbart’s response: “Manufactured poppycock,” adding that Parnes never tried to contact him either. “This is an attempt to try and manufacture a bogeyman,” he said.

In a phone interview, Breitbart went on to point out that mocking public figures in editorial cartoons has been “standard practice” for centuries. As long as the first lady remains involved in policy discussions, Breitbart said, “she’s open to criticism.”

Parnes did not respond to TheDC’s request for comment.
19 posted on 08/04/2012 1:30:58 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nhwingut

good info, thanks


20 posted on 08/04/2012 1:33:05 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: ColdOne
While the good news was coupled with an uptick in the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent,...

Well, I guess they have to celebrate bad news since ALL THERE IS IS BAD NEWS!!

If this BS works then we are already lost as a free nation via the lowest collective national I.Q. worldwide.

21 posted on 08/04/2012 1:38:02 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ColdOne

....the jobs picture isn’t improving...


22 posted on 08/04/2012 1:39:42 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: ColdOne

What is america smoking?...

The President WANTS the price of gasoline to GO UP... he wants it...
He brags that all energy will go up.. ON PURPOSE...
PLUS more energy TAXES..

Coal, gasoline, diesel, natural gas, electricity..
When energy goes up literally all other prices do too...

WHO knocked America in the head?...
Barry Half-White should be laughed off any stage he gets on... and tomato’s thrown at him..


23 posted on 08/04/2012 1:41:11 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: ColdOne
Here are 48 things that Barack Obama has done which should make his supporters feel ashamed and embarrassed
24 posted on 08/04/2012 1:45:55 PM PDT by grundle
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To: ColdOne

If the job picture is improving it’s because of the antisipation of a new president.


25 posted on 08/04/2012 1:49:27 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Lysandru

It’s the Hill. Some reason, some Freepers think it is a real newspaper.


26 posted on 08/04/2012 1:49:50 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: ColdOne

Soon we’ll be down to eighteen jubs left in the country with none of the 150,000,000 idle adults looking. Eureka! Full employment!


27 posted on 08/04/2012 1:50:06 PM PDT by stevem
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To: ColdOne

In other news, the chocolate ration has been increased!


28 posted on 08/04/2012 1:56:26 PM PDT by Colinsky
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To: Sooth2222
Wondering if the author failed logic in college or just didn't bother to take the course.

Nope, just another communists lying punk.

29 posted on 08/04/2012 2:00:01 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: God luvs America

In order for people to believe the job market is improving they actually have to get a job! Can’t B.S. with that!


30 posted on 08/04/2012 2:07:36 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many nasty jams.)
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To: ColdOne
Same pattern every month - marginally improved economic numbers spun as political good news for Obama, quietly followed by downward revision two weeks later. And the economy continues to languish.

Yawn.

31 posted on 08/04/2012 2:08:20 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: ColdOne
Sounds logical to me.Osama’s aim from the start has been to bring this nation to its knees,economically and in every other way as well.So he obviously sees the unemployment rate's having gone up to 8.3 as being an improvement.The question is...will the electorate agree with him.
32 posted on 08/04/2012 2:12:03 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: ColdOne

Don’t be fooled by the G3 figures. Look at the G6.


33 posted on 08/04/2012 2:15:31 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: ColdOne

The ‘jobs’ numbers are the very easiest to manipulate.

Obama has been lying about these numbers since he was inaugurated.


34 posted on 08/04/2012 3:12:55 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ColdOne
President Obama’s reelection got a boost Friday from the best monthly jobs report on the U.S. economy since February

That includes those 429,000 inmaginary phantom jobs added by the Obama bureaucrats so far this year.
They might look good on paper but it's hard to buy groceries with the inmaginary phantom earnings.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/don_believe_em_OMlgcahI0jkIY6Lt176CQN


35 posted on 08/04/2012 3:19:06 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: ColdOne

I read the headline, and I had smoke coming out my ears, you know, it’s true, the Democrats are following the rules of Saul Alinsky, if you tell a lie long enough and you believe it as truth, people will start to believe it too! I am convinced that when Isa says in 5:20 KJV, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”, He was really describing the Democrat’s platform, they embrace all that is vile!


36 posted on 08/04/2012 3:21:49 PM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: ColdOne

Ah, C’mon now people. She’s trying to just keep her job when the next layoffs occur.


37 posted on 08/04/2012 3:27:51 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: ColdOne

Amie Parles is really a desperately deluded woman to see a pony in all this economic manure.


38 posted on 08/04/2012 3:31:20 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: ColdOne

Someone smoked a big bowl of Hopeium before writing that column.


39 posted on 08/04/2012 4:17:59 PM PDT by PogySailor (Obama is a SCOAMF)
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To: ColdOne
The only thing this president has done: doubled the number of people of people claiming disability, doubled those who dropped out of the official labor force and have stopped looking for work, and tripled our deficit. Good work, President Urkel.
Prez Urkel
40 posted on 08/04/2012 4:27:52 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: All

Crack meet Aime Parnes.......Aime Parnes meet crack. The bong is on the table.


41 posted on 08/04/2012 8:22:08 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: God luvs America

[....the vast majority are laughing at this insipid piece of trash....”

No kidding! And I’ll believe that if and when I see ANY improvement.


42 posted on 08/04/2012 9:24:43 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: ColdOne

For attempting to put a positive spin on another bit of disastrous news for Obama, this ranks up there with what I heard some CNN character say today - that all Obama has to have is 105k new jobs created in each of the next three months of job reports and he’ll have us back to the number of jobs in the country that we had when he took office - “and that won’t be hard to do” - so now we’re supposed to be happy and impressed that we’re back to exactly where we were four years and five trillion dollars ago.........


43 posted on 08/04/2012 10:06:25 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: ColdOne
considering the source (thehill/thewhore)...its Bull$H!T.

44 posted on 08/04/2012 10:21:10 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: ColdOne
considering the source (thehill/thewhore)...its Bull$H!T.

45 posted on 08/04/2012 10:21:31 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: ColdOne

46 posted on 08/04/2012 10:28:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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