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Dismal Job Growth and Stagnation Will Unseat Obama
The Fiscal Times ^ | May 3, 2012 | EDWARD MORRISSEY

Posted on 05/03/2012 4:55:27 AM PDT by richardb72

For months, the Obama administration has told American voters that the nation had turned the corner on a stagnant recovery. Job creation picked up in December, January, and February, averaging a decent if unspectacular 217,000 jobs added monthly during that period.

It seemed as though the economy would provide the White House with momentum heading into a tough election fight -- not just for the White House but also for the Senate where Democrats have to defend 23 of the 33 seats up for election this year. Evidence of success from Barack Obama’s economic policies might keep both in Democratic hands, especially as voters start taking the election seriously this summer.

A month ago, the March numbers dashed those hopes. Job creation slowed significantly to 120,000, and a few weeks later, the GDP report for the first quarter provided some explanation. Growth slowed from a pedestrian 3.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 to a stagnation-level 2.2 percent. Still, the White House suggested that this was merely a hiccup in an overall improvement for job creation and economic growth. One month does not a trend make, after all. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at thefiscaltimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; stimulus; unemployment
Good piece with some nice figures.
1 posted on 05/03/2012 4:55:36 AM PDT by richardb72
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To: richardb72

In other words, stick a fork, Obama is done.


2 posted on 05/03/2012 4:56:26 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: richardb72

Confirms that it is always, the “economy stupid” that decides Presidential elections.


3 posted on 05/03/2012 4:57:59 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: richardb72

“Dismal Job Growth and Stagnation”

George Bush’s fault.

/S/


4 posted on 05/03/2012 4:58:51 AM PDT by ripley
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To: ripley

It’s the “economy stupid” or your pocketbook or wallet that decides Presidential elections and Obama has a “record now”.


5 posted on 05/03/2012 5:00:54 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: richardb72; Biggirl
Don't bet the farm on it. Mr. Obama has the unions, academia, the press, 97% of blacks, many Hispanics, guilty and other liberal whites, Occupy, ACORN, the professional left, people turned of by Mormonism, stupid soccer moms, single women who want free contraceptives, those on the dole, most college kids, the Lavender Mafia, the majority of Jews, Cafeteria Catholics, liberal evangelicals and fundamentalists, Methodists, most Lutherans, Unitarians, Quakers, government workers, Hollywood, peacecreeps, granola crunchers, treehuggers, many snowbirds, teachers, illegals and many more groups.
6 posted on 05/03/2012 5:05:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: richardb72
Good article. But yesterday I read where Blacks in NC would vote 12:1 in favor of Obi. Voters will need to turn out in massive numbers to counter this. And I simply do not think they will with Romney as our nominee...

And Obi still has the Jewish vote locked up. Go figure! What more can he and the Demwits do/say to harm Israel?

Folks at all economic levels are being hurt by the "Great Recession." I know construction workers, IT pros, college grads, etc. that cannot find decent work. Yet many will still vote for Obi.

7 posted on 05/03/2012 5:05:45 AM PDT by donozark (Marg Helgenberger! Wherever you are! What the hell do I do with all these DNA samples you requested?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I look at past history to repeat itself. Will take the chance.


8 posted on 05/03/2012 5:08:18 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Your number 6 post covered it better than my number 7. The recall/primary in Wisconsin may be a precursor to fall election. Unions/Demwits pulling out all the stops in Wisconsin. Local union voters hereabouts being shook down for contributions to the fight in Wisconsin. Total expenditures may exceed $100 MILLION for this situation!

Something tells me the "dead will rise" in WI. And if Dems successful in WI? Then similar tactics will be employed this fall. No cake walk. Obi will go down fighting in very close race, if he goes down at all...

9 posted on 05/03/2012 5:10:01 AM PDT by donozark (Marg Helgenberger! Wherever you are! What the hell do I do with all these DNA samples you requested?)
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To: richardb72

Excellent article.

despite what some naysaywers say, look for Rush to be right on one prediction.


10 posted on 05/03/2012 5:10:03 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: richardb72

It won’t unstick leftist politics, at the presidential level, no matter who wins!


11 posted on 05/03/2012 5:11:02 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: donozark

Good article. But yesterday I read where Blacks in NC would vote 12:1 in favor of Obi.

That poll is rather suspect.


12 posted on 05/03/2012 5:12:51 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
Bannana Republic Barry DSC_0081sm
13 posted on 05/03/2012 5:13:56 AM PDT by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: Recon Dad

A lot of the polls are suspect, so I take it with a grain of salt.


14 posted on 05/03/2012 5:13:59 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: richardb72

But have no fear, dems...

There are posters on this board, who will work tirelessly to re-elect Obama.

ABO.


15 posted on 05/03/2012 5:15:00 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Fall Forward")
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To: donozark

Folks will say things to you because of fear of being called “racists”.


16 posted on 05/03/2012 5:15:00 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: donozark

Mr. Carter lost because of Iran, not the economy, from what I saw. The power of incumbency is awe-inspiring and hard to beat. Without the broken tax pledge and Ross Perot, Bush I would’ve beat Gov. Clinton like a rented mule. OTOH, Senator Dole never really had a prayer.


17 posted on 05/03/2012 5:15:08 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t forget about dead voters, criminal voters, cheating, judicial activism, and rigging the actual election results.


18 posted on 05/03/2012 5:16:03 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Both.


19 posted on 05/03/2012 5:16:47 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

The one big concern I do have is the voting fraud.


20 posted on 05/03/2012 5:17:48 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: richardb72

My company was set to hire our seasonal work crew of laborers, we are holding back due to a near standstill of new construction orders.

Its just not there, even the usual seasonal contractors that we have relied upon to call us for concrete have disappeared, gone as not around anymore.

We are down to two employees and I am one of them. Running on a reduced hour workweek, no OT, I still have work but only because I have multiple skills.

For Wasilla Alaska its almost a ghost town, I bet no tourists appear this summer.


21 posted on 05/03/2012 5:18:29 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Eye of Unk

Not surprised. One of the results of the Obama economy.


22 posted on 05/03/2012 5:22:22 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Small numbers.


23 posted on 05/03/2012 5:26:06 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

I have a fallback plan of a sorts, luckily I am in Alaska and I bought a high end gold detector this spring so if my job peters out at the very least I have the tool to possibly find myself some local gold nuggets. And I do know where within a reasonable distance from home, nothing like the gold rush shows.
At $60 a gram or more as nuggets are sometimes worth more by their size or shape I could scratch out some income.


24 posted on 05/03/2012 5:26:14 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: richardb72

Right now, with people getting ready for the summer, it may not matter, but come September that could very well change.


25 posted on 05/03/2012 5:29:26 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Eye of Unk

Lots of gold up in Alaska.


26 posted on 05/03/2012 5:30:17 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Incumbency does not have the power it once had. Also if the Supremes strike down the Obamacare law, it will weaken Obama even more.


27 posted on 05/03/2012 5:31:33 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

There is but if you are not in Alaska all you see is those reality shows thinking its only in certain areas like Nome.

I could find trace even in my back yard if I was patient enough. And we always have new trace in the rivers right after the spring thaw from upstream placers, of which I know an area or two that I will target.


28 posted on 05/03/2012 5:33:34 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is one guy who goes to a Lutheran church that will never vote for the wun.

Sadly there are probably a fair amount of leftists in the congregation that will.


29 posted on 05/03/2012 5:34:59 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You forgot dead people, felons, and illegal aliens, three major Dem constituencies!


30 posted on 05/03/2012 5:51:30 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: richardb72

Yeah, the numbers look bad now, but just wait till the September and October numbers they have planned are released.

There will be dancing in the streets, unicorns will fly through the heavens, and showers of Skittles and hundred dollar bills will rain from the sky.

Long live the King of Amerika!


31 posted on 05/03/2012 5:52:20 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Fresh Wind

In your dreams.


32 posted on 05/03/2012 6:04:38 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Amen to ABO!


33 posted on 05/03/2012 6:09:41 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Recon Dad

It is still early yet and plus also, people will not say the truth for fear of being called “racists”.


34 posted on 05/03/2012 6:14:22 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Recon Dad

Most polls are. But even allowing for error, it still is disconcerting. I mean what else does Obi have to do to lose the Black and Jewish vote? It seems to be set in concrete.


35 posted on 05/03/2012 6:25:00 AM PDT by donozark (Marg Helgenberger! Wherever you are! What the hell do I do with all these DNA samples you requested?)
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To: All

The sad reality is that, more folks are going to like, fearful of the “racist” tag. But when they do in the voting booth in privacy is a whole different ball game.


36 posted on 05/03/2012 6:30:04 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
It won’t unstick leftist politics, at the presidential level, no matter who wins!

You got that right. Mitt Romney is not up to the task of tearing down all of the new Leftist infrastructure that Obama has been busy building for the past 3 1/2 yrs. All his election will do is prevent us from having to worry about five new ones every day.
37 posted on 05/03/2012 6:33:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Biggirl

‘rats don’t lose close elections, not since 2000, especially.


38 posted on 05/03/2012 6:34:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Biggirl
The sad reality is that, more folks are going to like, fearful of the “racist” tag.

Maybe when speaking to a pollster. But Obama has managed to frighten the vast majority of whites (and I suspect a surprising number of Hispanics and other minorities) over to the GOP by siding with the Florida Black Panthers in a race war. You can bet they will all be voting Romney in the name of self-preservation. It's a political miscalculation so huge I can scarcely believe Obama made it.
39 posted on 05/03/2012 6:36:29 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: donozark

I want to send Scott a few dollars but then he’ll be jinxed.


40 posted on 05/03/2012 6:53:04 AM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great list, but many of those overlap. Some are misleading. Lutherans are fairly conservative, so are Methodists. It’s just that the leaders of these denominations are liberal. (Also, these denominations are declining — the conservative ones are growing.)


41 posted on 05/03/2012 6:56:18 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Some of this can be dismantled by Congress through legislation and oversight.


42 posted on 05/03/2012 7:01:48 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Buckeye McFrog

As I said, people are going to lie to pols who they will vote for, but in the privacy of voting booth they will be the big surprise factor.


43 posted on 05/03/2012 7:13:20 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When the election came, ronald reagan truly was of character and leadership. Iran was a factor, but carter’s other decisions including the cabinet and the economy caused the momentous defeat. That four years was up until now dismal, obama’s economy is worse.


44 posted on 05/03/2012 7:21:44 AM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

........rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers and Methodists.


45 posted on 05/03/2012 7:31:48 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: donozark

That is Romney’s problem, more than a few conservative voters are not going to turn out in mass for him. He needs the base to vote en-mass for him and it’s not going to happen.

My wife for example has voted republican since she registered over 20 yrs. ago but this time around she is adamant, she is not voting for Romney even if it means obama winning. In her words a liberal is a liberal doesn’t matter what party initial is in front of their names and she will not vote for another damned liberal out of fear.


46 posted on 05/03/2012 8:59:32 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: Biggirl

“Obama has a ‘record now’.”

No matter what, it’s the fault of the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld
coalition of eeeevillllle.

/SSS/


47 posted on 05/03/2012 12:34:51 PM PDT by ripley
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To: ripley

Not even that old and tired blame Bush nonsense is going to help him, it will stick to him. LOL


48 posted on 05/03/2012 12:57:44 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly. If it were anyone but the marxist messiah, a sitting potus with this disastrous record would have been primaried and ousted.

What obama has ever done to get the slavish loyalty he does is beyond anything I can comprehend.


49 posted on 05/03/2012 1:06:28 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Biggirl

His supporters continually repeat that it’s the fault of Bush Cheney. Absolutely amazing.

It is hoped that those who parrot those thoughts will be a minority in the upcoming election.

IMHO


50 posted on 05/03/2012 3:42:49 PM PDT by ripley
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