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(Bloomberg)   Bloomberg now claims that the economy is going to keep improving no matter who is elected. Wait you mean the President doesn't have direct control of the economy and any statements otherwise are politically motivated hyperbole?   (bloomberg.com) divider line 67
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2012-11-05 02:59:27 PM
Bullcrap Subby. President Obama personally came to my house and cock-punched everyone who had a job. Then he yelled "STOP RECOVERING" and declared Sharia Law. True story.
 
2012-11-05 03:02:32 PM
I thought only Harbinger was able to assume direct control.
 
2012-11-05 03:02:41 PM
Bullcrap Subby. President Obama personally came to my house and promised everyone a job. Then he yelled "B-b-b-bush!!!" and declared RECOVERY. True story.
 
2012-11-05 03:05:13 PM
It's amusing how many promises Romney has made will happen on "Day 1". He seems to think he's running for CEO of the United States.
 
2012-11-05 03:09:49 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Bullcrap Subby. President Obama personally came to my house and cock-punched everyone who had a job. Then he yelled "STOP RECOVERING" and declared Sharia Law. True story.


I always knew he was the most leftist libtard to ever lib in the USA, but this takes the cake... I'm going to sneak back to the public library where I voted and take my Obama vote back.

I'm so sick and tired of my by-weekly 401K contributions buying less and less shares per dollar. I will forever be grateful to President Bush for making the stock market cheap back in 2008.

We need Romney to govern like a true conservative so that the stock market becomes cheap again.
 
2012-11-05 03:13:04 PM
I have it on good authority that W personally destroyed the economy or something.
 
2012-11-05 03:35:50 PM
He does have a "Create Jobs" button on his desk in the Oval Office.

(It's right next to the "Lower Gas Prices" button.)
 
2012-11-05 03:42:16 PM
Bah! Next thing you'll tell me employers -- sorry, Job Creator Small BusinessHeros -- hire (or don't hire) based on the number of employees needed to produce an amount of goods or services commensurate with consumer demand while still maintaining profitability, NOT on the melanin content of the skin flakes found in the desk chair in the Oval Office!
 
2012-11-05 03:49:47 PM

Shostie: I have it on good authority that W personally destroyed the economy or something.


The Bush tax cuts failed to raise revenue because you touch yourself at night.
 
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2012-11-05 03:55:29 PM
It has always amazed me that people who hate socialism think that the president directs the economy and has total control over it. It's like they think we have a command economy like the USSR or something.

Or, maybe it's more like the "mandate of heaven", where bad times mean that the ruler has lost the favor of the Gods.
 
2012-11-05 03:57:39 PM

hugram: I'm so sick and tired of my by-weekly 401K contributions buying less and less shares per dollar. I will forever be grateful to President Bush for making the stock market cheap back in 2008.


This is brilliant.
 
2012-11-05 04:04:00 PM
My candidate will have direct control of the economy if he is elected:

i2.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-05 04:04:48 PM

Shostie: I have it on good authority that W personally destroyed the economy or something.


It's true.

He drove it out into the woods under the guise of a fishing trip, then put two bullets in it's head and dumped it into the river.
 
2012-11-05 05:00:05 PM
Making pre-excuses to try and pre-steal some of the credit for the Romney Recovery


/From four years of blaming others, to an eternity of making excuses
 
2012-11-05 05:16:24 PM
/oblig

media.caglecartoons.com
 
2012-11-05 06:30:28 PM
Actually, I think it's pretty fair to say that an agenda that includes cutting tax cuts for the rich along with raising them in a variety of ways on the middle class and poor will put the economy back into the shiatter.

I don't thing the president is magic, but I do believe republican policies are poison.
 
2012-11-05 06:31:24 PM
The president obviously has a big impact on the economy, which is partly why we're improving right now. That path is going to continue, but I think moreso under Obama, which is why he has my vote. However, if Romney is elected, we'll still be okay in the grand scheme. I think most people will be somewhat worse off, but things aren't going to collapse either way.
 
2012-11-05 06:32:11 PM
Did anyone else catch near the end of the second debate, Romney was squaling off "The office of the President doesn't create jobs. The office of the President doesn't create jobs!"
Since he was interrupting, he was quieted by either the moderator or his own good sense.

It was just weird and it was counter to everything else he's ever said. But I never heard a peep about it.
 
2012-11-05 06:32:36 PM
For the people who aren't completely mental, here is our reaction.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-05 06:33:38 PM
I was working at Blockbuster in the Poconos late one night. The CSR on duty was in the back getting stuff to re-stock the snack shelves when, all of a sudden, Obama walked in. The store was completely silent, since I had already turned off the overhead TVs, and was empty except for the two of us. So he walked around for about 2 minutes and eventually came up to the counter with Soul Plane and Mandingo.

"Which one do you suggest?" he asked me completely serious, as if he had never heard of the two films. I looked at him bewildered for a moment than said "Soul Plane...It's a classic..." He reached over the counter, unlocked the magnetic lock on the case, deactivated the security strip, then grinned and walked out of the store before I could even react. I ran to the door after him and, before getting into his car, he turned around for a moment and mouthed to me "No one will ever believe you".
 
2012-11-05 06:33:58 PM

tuna fingers: Did anyone else catch near the end of the second debate, Romney was squaling off "The office of the President doesn't create jobs. The office of the President doesn't create jobs!"
Since he was interrupting, he was quieted by either the moderator or his own good sense.

It was just weird and it was counter to everything else he's ever said. But I never heard a peep about it.


I remember that vividly. In the first debate, I specifically remember him saying his first priority was on jobs.

Well, then...stay in the private sector and make some, chief.
 
2012-11-05 06:34:06 PM
After reading that headline, I can only assume Subby's last name is Palin.
 
2012-11-05 06:37:36 PM

t3knomanser: I was working at Blockbuster in the Poconos late one night. The CSR on duty was in the back getting stuff to re-stock the snack shelves when, all of a sudden, Obama walked in. The store was completely silent, since I had already turned off the overhead TVs, and was empty except for the two of us. So he walked around for about 2 minutes and eventually came up to the counter with Soul Plane and Mandingo.

"Which one do you suggest?" he asked me completely serious, as if he had never heard of the two films. I looked at him bewildered for a moment than said "Soul Plane...It's a classic..." He reached over the counter, unlocked the magnetic lock on the case, deactivated the security strip, then grinned and walked out of the store before I could even react. I ran to the door after him and, before getting into his car, he turned around for a moment and mouthed to me "No one will ever believe you".


Obama killed my mother and raped my father.
 
2012-11-05 06:56:03 PM
Dont forget to Vote!

Remember Wisconsin!
 
2012-11-05 06:57:43 PM

Wayne 985: t3knomanser: I was working at Blockbuster in the Poconos late one night. The CSR on duty was in the back getting stuff to re-stock the snack shelves when, all of a sudden, Obama walked in. The store was completely silent, since I had already turned off the overhead TVs, and was empty except for the two of us. So he walked around for about 2 minutes and eventually came up to the counter with Soul Plane and Mandingo.

"Which one do you suggest?" he asked me completely serious, as if he had never heard of the two films. I looked at him bewildered for a moment than said "Soul Plane...It's a classic..." He reached over the counter, unlocked the magnetic lock on the case, deactivated the security strip, then grinned and walked out of the store before I could even react. I ran to the door after him and, before getting into his car, he turned around for a moment and mouthed to me "No one will ever believe you".

Obama killed my mother and raped my father.


A while back, I was at the grocery picking up some things for dinner. Nothing much, an onion, some stew pork, a can of chickpeas. Anyway, I'm waiting in line at the express checkout and someone taps me on the shoulder. I turn around and the President is standing there! No shiat, he was standing in line at the grocery, and he had this HUGE farking cart loaded to the gills. Behind him there's two Secret Service guys each carrying a bag of Funyuns. Now, like I said, it's the express lane, 12 items or less, right? And Obama leans down, and whispers, real softly, "back of the line". I look over my shoulder again and, I shiat you not, the Secret Service detail had their hands on their sidearms. So what else was I supposed to do? I went to the back of the line. It must have been twenty minutes while he checked out, and then one of the Secret Service guys pulled out a giant sack of change. He paid in nickels!

The worst part? After I finally check out, another like fifteen minutes later, I walk past the door, right? All those bags of groceries? Left on the side of the street with the trash.
 
2012-11-05 07:00:12 PM

Lumpmoose: The Bush tax cuts failed to raise revenue because you touch yourself at night tax cuts never raise revenue. That bullshiat was always bullshiat.

 

Let's not get carried away here.
 
2012-11-05 07:04:08 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: Wayne 985: t3knomanser: I was working at Blockbuster in the Poconos late one night. The CSR on duty was in the back getting stuff to re-stock the snack shelves when, all of a sudden, Obama walked in. The store was completely silent, since I had already turned off the overhead TVs, and was empty except for the two of us. So he walked around for about 2 minutes and eventually came up to the counter with Soul Plane and Mandingo.

"Which one do you suggest?" he asked me completely serious, as if he had never heard of the two films. I looked at him bewildered for a moment than said "Soul Plane...It's a classic..." He reached over the counter, unlocked the magnetic lock on the case, deactivated the security strip, then grinned and walked out of the store before I could even react. I ran to the door after him and, before getting into his car, he turned around for a moment and mouthed to me "No one will ever believe you".

Obama killed my mother and raped my father.

A while back, I was at the grocery picking up some things for dinner. Nothing much, an onion, some stew pork, a can of chickpeas. Anyway, I'm waiting in line at the express checkout and someone taps me on the shoulder. I turn around and the President is standing there! No shiat, he was standing in line at the grocery, and he had this HUGE farking cart loaded to the gills. Behind him there's two Secret Service guys each carrying a bag of Funyuns. Now, like I said, it's the express lane, 12 items or less, right? And Obama leans down, and whispers, real softly, "back of the line". I look over my shoulder again and, I shiat you not, the Secret Service detail had their hands on their sidearms. So what else was I supposed to do? I went to the back of the line. It must have been twenty minutes while he checked out, and then one of the Secret Service guys pulled out a giant sack of change. He paid in nickels!

The worst part? After I finally check out, another like fifteen minutes later, I walk past the door, right? Al ...


Wow these two stories are pretty funny. I did not know about this new meme of "unbelievable true Obama stories."
 
2012-11-05 07:06:17 PM
One time I was waiting in line at Taco Bell and there was this customer at the front of the line trying to pay with a $2 bill. After getting over the shock of seeing such a brazen forgery, I realized that the customer was one B. Hussein Obama. He even had one of his Secret Service guys arguing that it was real currency and that, as an agent, he was familiar with counterfeiting. He admitted it! I can only conclude that he was acting on the orders of Obama.
 
2012-11-05 07:06:42 PM
DNRTFA, but Subby, good lord. Yes the President has a ton of control over the economy, because the President can ask his party to propose legislation that would influence how the markets work and\or veto shiat he doesn't like.

And that's not even getting into the social stuff.
 
2012-11-05 07:11:43 PM
Last night I had to pull a double-shift -- no notice at all. So it's 11PM and I'm driving home and the "low fuel" light comes on and I figure "I don't want to deal with this tomorrow" so I go to pull into a station.

Wouldn't you know it, just as I'm pulling in there's a guy changing the prices -- jacking them up at least 20 cents a gallon, best as I could tell. I could only see the guy from the back, but something seemed familiar about him...black guy, thin, salt and pepper hair.

I pulled into the gas station and I got a better view of him -- it was Obama. He turned toward me, smiled and unzipped his coveralls to show off a T-shirt that read "Destroy America Now: Ask Me How!" Then he looked to see what pump I was using and he added an extra BUCK a gallon to that price.

I said "C'mon, man" and he put a finger aside of his nose, yelled "Enoch Choch" and took off like a shot into the sky, heading, best I could tell, towards Russia.
 
2012-11-05 07:14:14 PM
Anytime there is uncertainty, companies stop hiring and horde cash. Obama and his tax policies have created a lot of uncertainty.
 
2012-11-05 07:15:38 PM

smitty04: Anytime there is uncertainty, companies stop hiring and horde cash. Obama and his tax policies have created a lot of uncertainty.


What tax policies?
 
2012-11-05 07:15:55 PM

smitty04: Anytime there is uncertainty, companies stop hiring and horde cash. Obama and his tax policies have created a lot of uncertainty.


Well I'm certain that if the Grand Obstructionist Party would work with him, then maybe some of that uncertainty would go away.
 
2012-11-05 07:16:42 PM

smitty04: Anytime there is uncertainty, companies stop hiring and horde cash. Obama and his tax policies have created a lot of uncertainty.


There is ALWAYS uncertainty. Always.
 
2012-11-05 07:16:49 PM
The President just stole my farking car.
 
2012-11-05 07:17:37 PM

syrynxx: It's amusing how many promises Romney has made will happen on "Day 1". He seems to think he's running for CEO of the United States.


Anyone got a list handy of all the job-creating legislation that the GOP-controlled Congress has passed in the last 6 years? Oh! Here it is:

1.


There ya go. But I'm sure Mitt Romney will be different from the rest of the GOP, and he is genuinely concerned about the middle class, and is absolutely not in this for power or money.
 
2012-11-05 07:26:37 PM
Best thing to do at this point is a revenge vote.
 
2012-11-05 07:33:56 PM

Neeek: smitty04: Anytime there is uncertainty, companies stop hiring and horde cash. Obama and his tax policies have created a lot of uncertainty.

What tax policies?


Obamacare. You know, the tax policy the Supreme Court said was a tax policy.
 
2012-11-05 07:34:48 PM
So last week I was going to my FLCGS (That's your Friendly Local Comic and Game Shop) to pick up my weekly pull list. Since my dad had run out of Obamaphone money and the death panel said no to his continued existence on government subsidy, I've had less and less time to enjoy fantastic DC Comics books like Animal Man and Green Arrow, so I knew I would be hurting in the pocketbook. But I trudged along, through the blinding winds of Hurricane Sandy, which was of course created by the Obama weather machine. So I got in, shook off my coat (splattering rain and leaves over some old Punishers - and nothing of value was lost). While I waited in line and breezed through a casual discarded Monster Manual for the old and really fantastic Deadlands: the Weird West RPG, I tapped my foot waiting for the guy in front of me. He was tall, lanky, salt and pepper hair and with two tall, suited men on each side. Jorts are the preferred attire to this venue, so I was simultaneously intrigued and annoyed with the delay in getting my latest copy of Suicide Squad.

Then he turned around. Obama. He stood there in a Marvel Comics t-shirt. And not a cute ironic one, it was a full on Marvel fan boy outfit. Under his suit coat he wore a shirt with an ARC reactor painted on it, and an Avengers "A" logo pin in his lapel, instead of an American Flag. He cackled fiendishly as he sat there and proceeded to read every book on the counter - at least a 40 long pull list. When the cashier, Bill, who's an awesome MtG player, tried to help me, the Secret Service agent shot him a look that froze him and he stood, watching the Leader of the Free World laughing - LAUGHING - at Spider-Man's pain in "One day Later."

I eventually bubbled over. "You know that's like 5 years old at this point." The president shot me the same look, and I knew to wait. I waited for nearly an hour and 30 minutes while he laughed. He left without buying anything but a coke from a vending machine- which he promptly spilled over a stack of Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition books (and nothing of value was lost).

Man, Obama, man, what a jerk.
 
2012-11-05 07:40:00 PM

PsiChick: DNRTFA, but Subby, good lord. Yes the President has a ton of control over the economy, because the President can ask his party to propose legislation that would influence how the markets work and\or veto shiat he doesn't like.

And that's not even getting into the social stuff.


Or the fact that he could wipe all human civilization off the planet. Seriously, can't effect the economy my ass.
 
2012-11-05 07:42:51 PM

Bladel: He does have a "Create Jobs" button on his desk in the Oval Office.

(It's right next to the "Lower Gas Prices" button.)


He tried to lower gas prices last week but he hit the "Hurricane" button by mistake.


Wayne 985: Obama killed my mother and raped my father.


He burned my bible and shot my cat.
 
2012-11-05 07:56:21 PM

fusillade762: Bladel: He does have a "Create Jobs" button on his desk in the Oval Office.

(It's right next to the "Lower Gas Prices" button.)

He tried to lower gas prices last week but he hit the "Hurricane" button by mistake.


And look at that, a gallon of gas dropped 7 cents. I'm thinking the two buttons are wired to the same machinery.
 
2012-11-05 07:56:26 PM
Except when the president starts a war of choice in a Middle-Eastern/Oil rich country which drives up the cost of oil, which drives up the cost of gas, which drives up the cost of all goods which are transported to market, which causes families to have to cut back on spending and causes the economy to decline, I mostly agree.
 
2012-11-05 07:58:17 PM
The economy won't even start improving as long as Obama is in, much less keep improving. The dirty little secret is that the economy initially went to hell when it was realized that Obama would likely be the next president back in the summer of 08 and it will go beneath the depths of hell if Obama is reelected. The stock market will crash by friday if he's reelected, for starters. Everyone who was hanging on for the election before they made business decisions will quickly downsize and the unemployment will go through the roof. This will all happen before Obama is inaugurated for a second term.
 
2012-11-05 08:02:13 PM
i269.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-05 08:08:32 PM

fusillade762: Bladel: He does have a "Create Jobs" button on his desk in the Oval Office.

(It's right next to the "Lower Gas Prices" button.)

He tried to lower gas prices last week but he hit the "Hurricane" button by mistake.


Wayne 985: Obama killed my mother and raped my father.

He burned my bible and shot my cat.


Mrs. Obama and President Obama were in the closet making babies and I saw one of the babies and the baby looked at me...
 
2012-11-05 08:09:36 PM
Noam Chimpsky:\

You are adorable!
 
2012-11-05 08:14:20 PM

Noam Chimpsky: The economy won't even start improving as long as Obama is in, much less keep improving. The dirty little secret is that the economy initially went to hell when it was realized that Obama would likely be the next president back in the summer of 08 and it will go beneath the depths of hell if Obama is reelected. The stock market will crash by friday if he's reelected, for starters. Everyone who was hanging on for the election before they made business decisions will quickly downsize and the unemployment will go through the roof. This will all happen before Obama is inaugurated for a second term.


No, no, NO, that is not how you write one of these stories. The idea is "unbelievable encounter with Obama in some otherwise normal location where he acts completely bizarre", not "drooling Freeptard nonsense." Get in the game!
 
2012-11-05 08:15:02 PM

Noam Chimpsky: The stock market will crash by friday if he's reelected, for starters.


Investing tip: markets are forward looking. As such, Obama winning is already priced in. The crash would have already happened.
 
2012-11-05 08:17:08 PM

Noam Chimpsky: The economy won't even start improving as long as Obama is in, much less keep improving. The dirty little secret is that the economy initially went to hell when it was realized that Obama would likely be the next president back in the summer of 08 and it will go beneath the depths of hell if Obama is reelected. The stock market will crash by friday if he's reelected, for starters. Everyone who was hanging on for the election before they made business decisions will quickly downsize and the unemployment will go through the roof. This will all happen before Obama is inaugurated for a second term.


You are ADORABLE.
 
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