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(Huffington Post)   Romney on today's anemic job report: "We should be seeing 500,000 jobs a month." Reality: there have only been 4 months in the last 50 years with that kind of growth   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 197
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2012-05-04 02:13:56 PM
and none under george w. bush - the man whose policies and whose advisors romney employs.
 
2012-05-04 02:19:09 PM
I think they're taking this out of context. What he really said was that we should be downsizing 500,000 jobs a month.

This is just way outside his M.O.
 
2012-05-04 02:19:10 PM
Reality doesn't matter. The intent is to intentionally distort debate instead of talking about the facts.
 
2012-05-04 02:21:47 PM
i.huffpost.com
TWO INVISIBLE DICKS?
 
2012-05-04 02:27:45 PM
Via TP:
thinkprogress.org
Looking at the chart, all but two of the 500K+ job growth events occurred under Democratic administrations.

The two Republicans:
Eisenhower
Reagan

So, basically, 14 democratic administrations and two Republicans who couldn't get out of a primary today if they tried.
 
2012-05-04 02:29:40 PM
Then start doing your thing, oh, Great Job Creator

/you got your tax cuts, now start creatin' or start payin'
 
2012-05-04 02:33:07 PM
So is he saying that President can create jobs now, or not? Or is it that the President can create some jobs, but more if he's a Republican?

Shouldn't he be proposing a tax cut by now?
 
2012-05-04 02:52:57 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: So, basically, 14 democratic administrations and two Republicans who couldn't get out of a primary today if they tried.


THIS
 
2012-05-04 03:02:14 PM
I think he meant to say "jobs LOST. You know how he likes firing people.
 
2012-05-04 03:12:34 PM
GROW SOME BALLS YOU F*CKING MEDIA ASSHOLES! GROW THEM AND TELL HIM HE'S FULL OF shiat!

This goes with Obama, and all the rest of them. But the GOP is, by far, the worst of the worst.
 
2012-05-04 03:21:52 PM

Nadie_AZ: GROW SOME BALLS YOU F*CKING MEDIA ASSHOLES! GROW THEM AND TELL HIM HE'S FULL OF shiat!


they will NEVER do this. the media favors romney and the GOP by a mile.

even today on NPR, i was hearing a story about how most of the ads so far have been by superpacs and how they're 70 percent negative (vs 90 percent positive this time in '08). they failed to mention that 90 percent of the superpac ads are from GOP-leaning groups. but, no... their narrative is that "both sides are the same."
 
2012-05-04 03:30:49 PM

FlashHarry: Nadie_AZ: GROW SOME BALLS YOU F*CKING MEDIA ASSHOLES! GROW THEM AND TELL HIM HE'S FULL OF shiat!

they will NEVER do this. the media favors romney and the GOP by a mile.

even today on NPR, i was hearing a story about how most of the ads so far have been by superpacs and how they're 70 percent negative (vs 90 percent positive this time in '08). they failed to mention that 90 percent of the superpac ads are from GOP-leaning groups. but, no... their narrative is that "both sides are the same."


We had the New York Times ask its readers if they should be fact-checking politicians right in their articles. WHY DO THEY NEED TO EVEN ASK THIS
 
2012-05-04 03:31:38 PM

FlashHarry: they will NEVER do this. the media favors romney and the GOP by a mile.


If only to make the race ... interesting. And by interesting, I mean they want ratings. More ratings means more money spent on them for advertising.
 
2012-05-04 03:34:42 PM
Romney also said that we should be at a 4% unemployment rate. I don't think that has ever even happened before...
 
2012-05-04 03:35:27 PM

NowhereMon: Romney also said that we should be at a 4% unemployment rate. I don't think that has ever even happened before...


Maybe during WWII or immediately afterwards

/and maybe not even then
 
2012-05-04 03:36:11 PM

Nadie_AZ: FlashHarry: they will NEVER do this. the media favors romney and the GOP by a mile.

If only to make the race ... interesting. And by interesting, I mean they want ratings. More ratings means more money spent on them for advertising.


Right. They don't favor Romney; they favor conflict. Obama could be running against Satan himself and the MSM would still be trying to push a horse-race story.
 
2012-05-04 03:44:51 PM
Romney is great at lowering the unemployment rate in Indonesia, Taiwan etc...

Due to SuperPacs, we are becoming less and less important. Our votes count but our voices cannot be heard.

And stupid people will believe the lies that Romney spouts because of the power of advertising. This morning he said that nuclear power needs to be ramped up and Obama hasn't allowed a single permit for a new reactor. In fact, one is being built in Georgia right now and another permit has been granted to build another one.

Oil drilling in the U.S. has never been higher, but you will hear the opposite from Romney, about how Obama's resistance to drilling for our own resources is killing America.

If it wasn't for the fact that Romney is a completely unlikeable, obviously phony buffoon, I would be worried about this election. If he was a normal guy, the Republicans would have a chance due to the obfuscation done by super pacs.
 
2012-05-04 04:54:17 PM

NowhereMon: Romney also said that we should be at a 4% unemployment rate. I don't think that has ever even happened before...


Basically the unemployment rate we should be at is about 1% lower than whatever it is at any given time that a Democrat is president.
 
2012-05-04 06:34:55 PM

cameroncrazy1984: We had the New York Times ask its readers if they should be fact-checking politicians right in their articles. WHY DO THEY NEED TO EVEN ASK THIS


Not only that, but the Ombudsmen who asked that question either lost, or nearly lost her job for proposing such a crazy idea.
 
2012-05-04 06:55:13 PM

ShawnDoc: cameroncrazy1984: We had the New York Times ask its readers if they should be fact-checking politicians right in their articles. WHY DO THEY NEED TO EVEN ASK THIS

Not only that, but the Ombudsmen who asked that question either lost, or nearly lost her job for proposing such a crazy idea.


That is insane.
 
2012-05-04 07:08:48 PM
Romney's people have told him about the internet, right? I mean...he knows that hard data is available online, yes?

I just don't get it. how can you get up on stage and just lie knowing that your speech is going to be fact checked before you're even out the door....?
 
2012-05-04 07:12:29 PM
With Romneys help, China could easily pull that off.
 
2012-05-04 07:13:45 PM

Weaver95: Romney's people have told him about the internet, right? I mean...he knows that hard data is available online, yes?

I just don't get it. how can you get up on stage and just lie knowing that your speech is going to be fact checked before you're even out the door....?


The man doesn't realize that people can check anything in his past. He can say two different things on two different days, diametrically opposed to one another, and he just ignores that, and goes on ahead.

The sad thing? The Idiot Brigade doesn't bother with it, because they'll vote for any damn thing with an R beside it, to "Get the Libs!" as opposed to anything approaching sane policy.

It's not about ideological purity, it's about sane policy, and we need some. Badly.
 
2012-05-04 07:14:01 PM

Weaver95: Romney's people have told him about the internet, right? I mean...he knows that hard data is available online, yes?

I just don't get it. how can you get up on stage and just lie knowing that your speech is going to be fact checked before you're even out the door....?


Because we can fact-check all we want, and the average low-information voter will never see it. TV news and newspapers don't bother to check this stuff, except in the opinion columns of all things.
 
2012-05-04 07:14:54 PM

Weaver95: Romney's people have told him about the internet, right? I mean...he knows that hard data is available online, yes?

I just don't get it. how can you get up on stage and just lie knowing that your speech is going to be fact checked before you're even out the door....?


"I ain't havin no 'Facts"! If my cand'date AND Fox say it it's good enough fer me!"
 
2012-05-04 07:15:23 PM
And I suppose I'll hear this bs talking point repeated nearly verbatim for every jobs report from here until 2016, won't I?
 
2012-05-04 07:18:58 PM
So now Romney wants to CREATE jobs for Americans? Yet another flip-flop.
 
2012-05-04 07:21:16 PM

meat0918: And I suppose I'll hear this bs talking point repeated nearly verbatim for every jobs report from here until 2016, won't I?


2020. Democrats won't let it die until Romney is out of office.
 
2012-05-04 07:21:36 PM
BS. This man has never exaggerated anything
 
2012-05-04 07:22:02 PM
Romney talking about jobs?

I think I saw one of his balls chasing Indiana Jones.
 
2012-05-04 07:23:18 PM

Carth: meat0918: And I suppose I'll hear this bs talking point repeated nearly verbatim for every jobs report from here until 2016, won't I?

2020. Democrats won't let it die until Romney is out of office.


Republicans are cute when they get wildly optimistic.
 
2012-05-04 07:23:44 PM
Again, GOP, I will pose the question that everyone is avoiding.

What is the GOP's plan that does not involve either:

a.) Rolling back Obama initiatives, or
b.) Returning to the Bush-era economic policies that brought us to this in the first place?

Tell us, Romney.
 
2012-05-04 07:24:50 PM

Weaver95: Romney's people have told him about the internet, right? I mean...he knows that hard data is available online, yes?

I just don't get it. how can you get up on stage and just lie knowing that your speech is going to be fact checked before you're even out the door....?


Forget it. He's rolling.

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-04 07:25:44 PM

Mugato: Romney talking about jobs?

I think I saw one of his balls chasing Indiana Jones.


This. This slimy arsehole needs to remember he's made his work destroying peoples' lifestyles. Everything he says regarding jobs loses at least some credibility because of that.
 
2012-05-04 07:27:11 PM
We have to look at this in full context. We all know that millionaires are the true job creators in this country. Consider that Mitsy is worth, on the high side of estimates, about $200 Million. So he's looking at a goal for jobs that is only 1/4% of his job creating potential. To us, 500,000 is a lot. To him, it's a fleet of Caddies for the Missus.
 
2012-05-04 07:31:38 PM
He could be calling out Biden for the claim two years ago.
Link
 
2012-05-04 07:32:32 PM
So every day some stupid shu|t comes out of Rmoney house and it's supposed to convince me to vote for that fark twat?

Please, nubian.
 
2012-05-04 07:32:33 PM

FlashHarry: Grand_Moff_Joseph: So, basically, 14 democratic administrations and two Republicans who couldn't get out of a primary today if they tried.

THIS


Has anyone tried presenting this to a Teabagger? I'd be very curious as to the reaction.
 
2012-05-04 07:34:05 PM

Degenz: So every day some stupid shu|t comes out of Rmoney house and it's supposed to convince me to vote for that fark twat?

Please, nubian.


I dunno. My husband just promised me we can move to Germany if Romney gets elected. I'm considering voting for him now...
 
2012-05-04 07:34:44 PM

Lenny_da_Hog: Again, GOP, I will pose the question that everyone is avoiding.

What is the GOP's plan that does not involve either:

a.) Rolling back Obama initiatives, or
b.) Returning to the Bush-era economic policies that brought us to this in the first place?

Tell us, Romney.


"All told, Romney lists 37 holdovers from the George W. Bush administration"

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-04 07:34:52 PM
Meh. If we'd elected McCain we'd have saved billions and billions of jobs.
 
2012-05-04 07:36:05 PM
no one here seems to care about having 500k new jobs a month.

we get it, he's white
 
2012-05-04 07:36:38 PM

Weaver95: Romney's people have told him about the internet, right? I mean...he knows that hard data is available online, yes?

I just don't get it. how can you get up on stage and just lie knowing that your speech is going to be fact checked before you're even out the door....?


This has been the case for YEARS. It hasn't come back to bite a single Republican politician in the ass in a significant way. Not once.

The closest I can think of is having to make a statement that something 'wasn't intended to be a factual statement'.

That's the closest to accountability any republican candidate has gotten for electioneering lies.
 
2012-05-04 07:37:18 PM

Nadie_AZ: FlashHarry: they will NEVER do this. the media favors romney and the GOP by a mile.

If only to make the race ... interesting. And by interesting, I mean they want ratings. More ratings means more money spent on them for advertising.


Said it before and I'll say it again: we should ban ALL political advertising until a month before the election.
 
2012-05-04 07:38:52 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: no one here seems to care about having 500k new jobs a month.

we get it, he's white


So reverse racism is why we criticize the stupid things your candidate says! Totally makes sense! Time to vote Republican I presume?
 
2012-05-04 07:40:23 PM

winterwhile: its called

drum roll please

ballanced budget



Liar.
 
2012-05-04 07:40:26 PM

PunchDrunkPanda: FlashHarry: Grand_Moff_Joseph: So, basically, 14 democratic administrations and two Republicans who couldn't get out of a primary today if they tried.

THIS

Has anyone tried presenting this to a Teabagger? I'd be very curious as to the reaction.


tenpoundsofcheese: no one here seems to care about having 500k new jobs a month.

we get it, he's white


There you go.
 
2012-05-04 07:40:28 PM
Bush took office with a 4.2% unemployment rate. April 2004 it was 5.6%. Bush never got back to the rate where he started.
 
2012-05-04 07:41:19 PM

Deneb81: Weaver95: Romney's people have told him about the internet, right? I mean...he knows that hard data is available online, yes?

I just don't get it. how can you get up on stage and just lie knowing that your speech is going to be fact checked before you're even out the door....?

This has been the case for YEARS. It hasn't come back to bite a single Republican politician in the ass in a significant way. Not once.

The closest I can think of is having to make a statement that something 'wasn't intended to be a factual statement'.

That's the closest to accountability any republican candidate has gotten for electioneering lies.


I dunno about that....
 
2012-05-04 07:41:33 PM
i.imgur.com Link

Conservatives have a hard time with reality.

Only a single year in the past 50 broke the 6% growth threshold (7.19%) before immediately returning to a realistic 4% then 3%. Link Two other years do peak at just under 6%.
 
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