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(Wall Street Journal)   For some reason (hurricane/partisan politics) the Labor Department may delay the jobs report   (blogs.wsj.com) divider line 31
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2012-10-29 12:23:31 PM  
Matt Yglesias @mattyglesias
Can't believe those Chicago guys organized this whole hurricane to delay Friday's jobs report.
 
2012-10-29 12:49:12 PM  
Probably doesn't help that Sandy is passing right over (or very close to) Washington.
 
2012-10-29 01:01:29 PM  

xanadian: Probably doesn't help that Sandy is passing right over (or very close to) Washington.


And that the entire federal government is shut down today (and probably tomorrow too).
 
2012-10-29 01:12:54 PM  

KyngNothing: xanadian: Probably doesn't help that Sandy is passing right over (or very close to) Washington.

And that the entire federal government is shut down today (and probably tomorrow too).



Well, with this so called "hurricane" you'd expect good news...fewer application for unemployment wouldn't you?  Well, since they won't announce it, it must be bad for Obama.  People must be braving this so called "hurricane" to file for unemployment!!!
 
/tin foil hat blew away so I'm using a touque.
 
2012-10-29 01:14:51 PM  

KyngNothing: xanadian: Probably doesn't help that Sandy is passing right over (or very close to) Washington.

And that the entire federal government is shut down today (and probably tomorrow too).


Pussies.
 
2012-10-29 01:15:40 PM  

I_C_Weener: /tin foil hat blew away so I'm using a touque.


Did you use that Xmas tinsel rope for the lining?
 
2012-10-29 01:24:20 PM  
I think Obama gets a nice "hurricane" bounce.

If the thing had somehow hit Ohio, I'd think he caused it. Guess its tough to start a hurricane on Lake Erie.
 
2012-10-29 01:41:02 PM  

mr_a: I think Obama gets a nice "hurricane" bounce.


I don't know, no matter what Obama does the Republican's will scream it was the wrong way to handle things. It will come down to how much air time the media decides to devote to the partisan screaming.
 
2012-10-29 01:43:52 PM  

ShawnDoc: mr_a: I think Obama gets a nice "hurricane" bounce.

I don't know, no matter what Obama does the Republican's will scream it was the wrong way to handle things. It will come down to how much air time the media decides to devote to the partisan screaming.


No doubt, but there is a definite tendency of Americans to rally behind the president in times of trouble. Not to mention dropping twinkies and blankets from helicopters.
 
2012-10-29 02:38:02 PM  
Bovine scatology aside, maybe it should get delayed a day or two, but anything that smells like, "well maybe after the election" would get screams from teh opposite party, no matter who was in charge. Don't be hypocritical people.
 
2012-10-29 02:59:15 PM  
We have 197 previous jobs reports that paint an utterly consistent picture of Obama's handling of the economy. If you still can't determine what kind of job he's doing, would one additional report really make a difference?

/Unlike 2008, Obama has a record of performance this time. Just look at it.
 
2012-10-29 03:04:57 PM  
HURRIPARTISAN POLITICANE!!
 
2012-10-29 03:05:46 PM  

DamnYankees: Matt Yglesias @mattyglesias
Can't believe those Chicago guys organized this whole hurricane to delay Friday's jobs report.


They don't call it the Windy City for yuks, Bubbula!
 
2012-10-29 03:06:44 PM  
And if it came out on time, you'd again hear "OMG! Its so close to the election! Obama paid them off!1!1!1!"

Damned either way.
 
2012-10-29 03:07:44 PM  
Nobody ever drowned wishing they had the latest numbers from the Labor Department on unemployment. Well, nobody worth remembering at any rate.
 
2012-10-29 03:09:41 PM  

KyngNothing: xanadian: Probably doesn't help that Sandy is passing right over (or very close to) Washington.

And that the entire federal government is shut down today (and probably tomorrow too).


They've been pretty much shut down since the Republicans got the House back. The only difference now is that they have an excuse.
 
2012-10-29 03:10:21 PM  
Looks like fartbama is trying every little trick in the book to get re-elected. To bad he can't stand on his own merits.
 
2012-10-29 03:15:31 PM  
I was thinking yesterday, what if this was a week later? Is there actually any legal mechanism in place for postponing an election? Would it only apply to some states and not others?
 
2012-10-29 03:17:32 PM  

mr_a: I think Obama gets a nice "hurricane" bounce.

If the thing had somehow hit Ohio, I'd think he caused it. Guess its tough to start a hurricane on Lake Erie.


Hurricanes? Very challenging to start on Lake Erie. Fires? Much more plausible.
 
2012-10-29 03:20:11 PM  

BMFPitt: I was thinking yesterday, what if this was a week later? Is there actually any legal mechanism in place for postponing an election? Would it only apply to some states and not others?


Not without a constitutional amendment.
 
2012-10-29 03:22:59 PM  

BMFPitt: I was thinking yesterday, what if this was a week later? Is there actually any legal mechanism in place for postponing an election? Would it only apply to some states and not others?


Pretty sure there is no mechanism for it. It would be a complete disaster.
 
2012-10-29 03:23:07 PM  
Karl Rove. Weather Machine. That is all.
 
2012-10-29 03:24:16 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: BMFPitt: I was thinking yesterday, what if this was a week later? Is there actually any legal mechanism in place for postponing an election? Would it only apply to some states and not others?

Not without a constitutional amendment.


And not with it hitting "blue" states. Now, if it were barreling up the Gulf Coast you might be able to avert a Republican filibuster...
 
2012-10-29 03:34:34 PM  
If you are basing your vote on the last jobs report number before the election, then you're a moron...which accounts for a good chunk of the voting populace as it is. ::sigh::
 
2012-10-29 03:39:56 PM  

doyner: Smeggy Smurf: BMFPitt: I was thinking yesterday, what if this was a week later? Is there actually any legal mechanism in place for postponing an election? Would it only apply to some states and not others?

Not without a constitutional amendment.

And not with it hitting "blue" states. Now, if it were barreling up the Gulf Coast you might be able to avert a Republican filibuster...


More like fillibluster, am I right?

/get it?
//because it is windy
 
2012-10-29 03:40:08 PM  

BMFPitt: I was thinking yesterday, what if this was a week later? Is there actually any legal mechanism in place for postponing an election? Would it only apply to some states and not others?


FEMA Camps, and a convenient Hurricane.
 
2012-10-29 03:51:19 PM  

Il Douchey: We have 197 previous jobs reports that paint an utterly consistent picture of Obama's handling of the economy. If you still can't determine what kind of job he's doing, would one additional report really make a difference?

/Unlike 2008, Obama has a record of performance this time. Just look at it.


Don't need to look at it. I'm living it.
 
2012-10-29 04:33:14 PM  

ShawnDoc: mr_a: I think Obama gets a nice "hurricane" bounce.

I don't know, no matter what Obama does the Republican's will scream it was the wrong way to handle things. It will come down to how much air time the media decides to devote to the partisan screaming.


Since they haven't devoted all that much to the unfolding clusterfark that was the Benghazi debacle, it's probably safe to say they'll bury that too if it's not looking good on the president.

That said, the entirely unsurprising will happen when they revise the jobs numbers reported last month. They'll go "oops, didn't carry the 2 and yeah, the unemployment rate didn't end up dropping below the magical 8% number just in time for the election which totally had nothing to do with the numbers being improperly inflated". They revise the numbers all the time...but this time it'll have ended up affecting the election...which is again, totally nothing to do with Chicago-style politics.

Ah well. Four more years probably won't destroy the American republic. Probably.
 
2012-10-29 04:50:14 PM  

Il Douchey: We have 197 previous jobs reports that paint an utterly consistent picture of Obama's handling of the economy. If you still can't determine what kind of job he's doing, would one additional report really make a difference?

/Unlike 2008, Obama has a record of performance this time. Just look at it.


I'd say the rebound from the economic collapse would have happened no matter who became president.
 
2012-10-29 04:58:04 PM  

craig328: ShawnDoc: mr_a: I think Obama gets a nice "hurricane" bounce.

I don't know, no matter what Obama does the Republican's will scream it was the wrong way to handle things. It will come down to how much air time the media decides to devote to the partisan screaming.

Since they haven't devoted all that much to the unfolding clusterfark that was the Benghazi debacle, it's probably safe to say they'll bury that too if it's not looking good on the president.

That said, the entirely unsurprising will happen when they revise the jobs numbers reported last month. They'll go "oops, didn't carry the 2 and yeah, the unemployment rate didn't end up dropping below the magical 8% number just in time for the election which totally had nothing to do with the numbers being improperly inflated". They revise the numbers all the time...but this time it'll have ended up affecting the election...which is again, totally nothing to do with Chicago-style politics.

Ah well. Four more years probably won't destroy the American republic. Probably.


The BLS isn't really all that partisan as far as Federal organizations go. Most of the senior management have been part of the organization under multiple presidential administrations. After an (admittedly cursory) check, I could not find a single example of someone joined the upper leadership of the Bureau any later then 2007.

Do numbers get revised? Sure. Could the latest numbers get revised upwards? Sure, although it's unlikely that it will be revised enough to revise the downward trend on unemployment. Was their a deliberate attempt to cook the books to get Obama reelected? Fark no.
 
2012-10-30 11:20:57 AM  
Well, there should be a lot of work along the East coast for a while...

//Isle seat please.
 
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