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Analysis: Weak jobs report delivers blow to Obama
Associated Press ^ | Sep 7, 9:30 PM EDT | Tom Raum

Posted on 09/08/2012 1:19:05 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The disappointing August jobs report raises yet another campaign obstacle for President Barack Obama and makes his hopes of holding onto his own job even more challenging—especially in closely contested battleground states with painfully high levels of unemployment.

Coming less than 12 hours after the president accepted his party's nomination for a second term, the lackluster report could wipe out or diminish any traditional bounce in the polls he might have gotten from the festive, well-choreographed three-day Democratic National Convention. "The broad message here is flat, flat, flat," said economist Heidi Shierholz with the labor-affiliated Economic Policy Center. …

The bleak news played right into the hands of Republicans, who claim that Obama's policies inhibit job production and have made the economic picture worse. "Did you see the jobs report this morning by the way?" Republican rival Mitt Romney asked reporters in Sioux City, Iowa. "Almost 400,000 people dropped out of the work force altogether. It's is simply unimaginable." …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 09/08/2012 1:19:13 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Half the MSM is even trying to wave this away. Good luck with that. I think this one might be impossible after 42 months of high unemployment.

Its becoming apparent to anyone who pays attention that there never was a “recovery”


2 posted on 09/08/2012 1:23:22 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Olog-hai

They also revised down the employment numbers for June and July, no surprise there.


3 posted on 09/08/2012 1:28:06 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: GeronL

The MSM can’t wave this away if they wanted because they are forced to cover Romney/Ryan, who will keep hammering Obama over and over about it.


4 posted on 09/08/2012 1:35:07 AM PDT by goodolemr
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To: goodolemr

They had better not allow themselves to be distracted


5 posted on 09/08/2012 1:40:23 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Olog-hai
FDR's policies prolonged the "Great Depression"
Obama's policies have prolonged the "Great Recession"
6 posted on 09/08/2012 1:44:27 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Cowboy Bob

If this had happened under a Republican President, it would already be called the Second Great Depression (GD2).


7 posted on 09/08/2012 2:03:20 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Cowboy Bob

If this had happened under a Republican President, it would already be called the Second Great Depression (GD2).


8 posted on 09/08/2012 2:03:25 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Olog-hai
"...the lackluster report could wipe out or diminish any traditional bounce in the polls he might have gotten from the festive, well-choreographed three-day Democratic National Convention. "

LOL, the Convention was a disaster in front of the entire Nation. Booing God? Not a mention of that debacle anywhere any longer. I sure hope R&R have that disaster in some of their campaign commercials.

9 posted on 09/08/2012 2:16:47 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: Lacey2

As far as the MSM is concerned it never happened.

If it had been at the GOP convention, it would have been the ONLY news for days and days.


10 posted on 09/08/2012 2:19:31 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: goodolemr
The MSM can’t wave this away if they wanted because they are forced to cover Romney/Ryan

Perhaps, but our local FOX news last night showed 1 clip of Romney and 3 of Obama. I'm wondering, though, if showing more of Obama isn't hurting him more than helping him. Each clip showed his head bouncing from teleprompter to teleprompter. These images are a real turn off. How many, like us, are just hitting the mute button when Obama appears on the screen.

11 posted on 09/08/2012 2:25:26 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: GeronL

But remember, denial is not a river in Egypt and the MSM can do all their best but IT WILL COME BACK to haunt both them and the Dems.


12 posted on 09/08/2012 2:52:49 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Olog-hai

If these reports continue I would imagine Eric Holder will start tossing documents into the fireplace


13 posted on 09/08/2012 2:58:46 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Olog-hai

But the Demonrats are spinning like tops to characterize it as good news.


14 posted on 09/08/2012 3:17:30 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Olog-hai

1984: It’s Morning in America

2012: It’s Mourning in America


15 posted on 09/08/2012 3:27:47 AM PDT by GR_Jr. ("On Nov.6 I guess I will swallow that bitter pill called Mitt Romney...only to stop 0bama")
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To: Ronin
If this had happened under a Republican President, it would already be called the Second Great Depression (GD2).

But, of course this would never have happened if a Republican was in the White House. A Republican would push for tax cuts and cuts in Government regulation. This would spur job growth. Democrats are more concerned with government growth and the control of peoples lives.

If Romney is elected and follows the Reagan model, the economy will rebound quickly. Of course the MSM will then just credit Obama and his policies for the turnaround...

16 posted on 09/08/2012 3:40:01 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama actually touted 96 thousand jobs as a success... Canada created 34,000 jobs over the same period with a population that is 90% smaller than the United States. Pointing that out is the perfect argument and example of how poorly your economy is performing.


17 posted on 09/08/2012 3:40:51 AM PDT by jerod (They were Socialist, Pro-Abortionist, Gun Control Nuts & Excessive Environmentalist -the NAZI party)
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To: Olog-hai

You mean after 3-1/2 years, the AP is suddenly NOT unexpectedly surprised?


18 posted on 09/08/2012 3:56:10 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: MulberryDraw
I know this for a fact... there are many people out there that swoon when the evilone is on TV. These cretins actually believe all of the hype and lies and they are as committed to the lie as we are to GOD’s truth.

LLS

19 posted on 09/08/2012 4:16:55 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Olog-hai

And these are the fake doctored statistics


20 posted on 09/08/2012 4:18:50 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Olog-hai
from the festive, well-choreographed three-day Democratic National Convention

They must have been watching Daffy Duck reruns. That's not the DNC convention I saw...

21 posted on 09/08/2012 4:42:01 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: Olog-hai

Even the bounce “like a dead cat” from the convention will not help Zero but the MSM is out spinning on this news.


22 posted on 09/08/2012 5:25:56 AM PDT by elephant
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To: GeronL

Half of them are, but some have been unnaturally scathing, as Rush pointed out. I can’t remember who Sold (to Satan) O’Brien was getting the numbers from, but he crapped all over her picnic, saying “Soledad, it’s not just that we created virtually no jobs, it’s that the jobs we did create sucked”

God, I hate O’Brien. What a disgusting libturd masquerading as a journalist.


23 posted on 09/08/2012 5:41:21 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Olog-hai

——The broad message here is flat, flat, flat,”-——

When adjusted, thruthful figures come to light, the message is down, down, down.

The picture will not lack luster but will be decidedly scuffed and scarred


24 posted on 09/08/2012 5:49:49 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Viennacon

What really pisses me off is that all the headlines are about how bad (unfortunate) for Obama. I think it’s a hell of a lot worse for the ones that don’t have a job or any hope of one with this liberal idiot in charge.


25 posted on 09/08/2012 6:02:44 AM PDT by nobamanomore
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To: GeronL

How about the truth for a change from the MSM and Big Bro? More than likely, the real unemployment number is over 20%!


26 posted on 09/08/2012 6:27:10 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: GeronL

Hmmm.

I dunno about you, but I’m finding this week’s “bigger” ration of chocolate, after they ~raised it to 25 grams from last week’s 49, to be substantially less satisfying.


27 posted on 09/08/2012 10:19:56 AM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: Viennacon
What a disgusting libturd masquerading as a journalist

You could say that about almost any of them

28 posted on 09/08/2012 12:07:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Cowboy Bob
From the Notebooks of Lazarus Long by Robert A. Heinlein:

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded--here and there, now and then--are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as “bad luck.”

It's not hard to see the connection here.

29 posted on 09/08/2012 3:35:26 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Olog-hai

Doesn’t seem to be bothering him at the polls.


30 posted on 09/08/2012 3:36:22 PM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: linn37

Certainly not the many polls with the oversampling of Democrats, no.


31 posted on 09/08/2012 4:20:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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