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(USA Today)   When most Americans think of President Obama, only one thing comes to mind ...... Long-term joblessness   (usatoday.com) divider line 106
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2014-02-01 12:50:26 PM  
So during the Bush presidency the GOP lost Americans about a million jobs per month.

GOP during Obama's presidency:  YOU HAVEN'T FIXED OUR DISASTER FAST ENOUGH!!!
 
2014-02-01 01:54:49 PM  
I must not be most Americans then. I think GOP Obstructionism and the failure of Reaganomics.

NFA: So during the Bush presidency the GOP lost Americans about a million jobs per month.

GOP during Obama's presidency:  YOU HAVEN'T FIXED OUR DISASTER FAST ENOUGH!!!


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2014-02-01 01:58:22 PM  
Maybe it's time someone owned up and embrace their failures.
 
2014-02-01 02:00:52 PM  
Cant blame Obama for joblessness. Its not like he has a button on his desk that says "press me to create jobs"

Instead, when I think of Obama, I think of a man who lied through his teeth on the Patriot Act and civil liberties.
 
2014-02-01 02:16:02 PM  

cman: Cant blame Obama for joblessness. Its not like he has a button on his desk that says "press me to create jobs"

Instead, when I think of Obama, I think of a man who lied through his teeth on the Patriot Act and civil liberties.


And Guantanamo, Afghanistan, etc.
 
2014-02-01 02:19:45 PM  
Anyone dumb enough to blame Obama for the unemployment rate or the state of the economy doesn't deserve to have a job.

When I think of Obama I am sad that he didn't do more to prevent the GOP from ruining so many lives but I have to give him some credit for not letting them ruin more.
 
2014-02-01 03:26:54 PM  

Nabb1: Maybe it's time someone owned up and embrace their failures.


Republicans?  That'll be the day!

/ when you say goodbye
 
2014-02-01 03:50:16 PM  

Nabb1: Maybe it's time someone owned up and embrace their failures.


I don't think McConnell and Boehner are going to do that.
 
2014-02-01 03:51:33 PM  

RedPhoenix122: cman: Cant blame Obama for joblessness. Its not like he has a button on his desk that says "press me to create jobs"

Instead, when I think of Obama, I think of a man who lied through his teeth on the Patriot Act and civil liberties.

And Guantanamo, Afghanistan, etc.


It's almost like Obama is right of center...
 
2014-02-01 04:03:34 PM  
Anyone read TFA? It blames everything on Republicans. Except for the part where Republicans "wanted" to extend long-term unemployment too.
 
2014-02-01 04:04:31 PM  

Nabb1: Maybe it's time someone owned up and embrace their failures.


Given the actual information in TFA, who would you suggest and why?
 
2014-02-01 04:13:15 PM  
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2014-02-01 04:14:16 PM  

cman: Cant blame Obama for joblessness. Its not like he has a button on his desk that says "press me to create jobs"

Instead, when I think of Obama, I think of a man who lied through his teeth on the Patriot Act and civil liberties.


Goodbye Cman. You used to be cool.
 
2014-02-01 04:47:13 PM  
GOP: Can I fark you up the ass?

Obama: No.

GOP: Will you suck my dick?

Obama: No.

GOP: Will you toss my salad?

Obama: No.

GOP: Let's talk about how we can rape you.

Obama: No.

GOP: WHY WON'T YOU WORK WITH US?!
 
2014-02-01 04:49:00 PM  
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2014-02-01 04:52:45 PM  
Anyone remember Romney saying in the debate that the government doesn't create jobs?
 
2014-02-01 04:52:52 PM  

Heliovdrake: cman: Cant blame Obama for joblessness. Its not like he has a button on his desk that says "press me to create jobs"

Instead, when I think of Obama, I think of a man who lied through his teeth on the Patriot Act and civil liberties.

Goodbye Cman. You used to be cool.


Because he didn't blame Obama for everything?  man you really hate him so much you can't even acknowledge reality. I guess what they say about eating crackers is true.
 
2014-02-01 04:53:00 PM  

Nabb1: Maybe it's time someone owned up and embrace their failures.


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2014-02-01 04:53:48 PM  
It's not like the conservatives in the house have any reason to want to create jobs.

40 some odd votes to repeal Obamacare.

LASER LIKE FOCUS ON JOBS

do you ever wonder if the GOP is just screwing America?
 
2014-02-01 04:53:48 PM  
I must not be like most Americans. When I think of him I get a lot of republican hatemongering stuck with it, most of all people publicly hoping he fails at everything he does, and politicians stating their primary goal of making him a one term president, instead of things like ending our wars, improving our economy, helping our veterans, etc.
 
2014-02-01 04:53:57 PM  
I think "First ever black president". Also, "the time period where Republicans stopped being human and started being batshiat insane for no logical reason".
 
2014-02-01 04:55:12 PM  
So let me guess. The "article" consists primarily of a lot of this.....

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WNRTA-
 
2014-02-01 04:56:12 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: It's not like the conservatives in the house have any reason to want to create jobs.

40 some odd votes to repeal Obamacare.

LASER LIKE FOCUS ON JOBS

do you ever wonder if the GOP is just screwing America?


There's no wonder. The GOP would rather see America fail than Obama succeed.
 
2014-02-01 04:57:18 PM  
Better repeal Obamacare and cut taxes
 
2014-02-01 05:01:23 PM  

Nabb1: Maybe it's time someone owned up and embrace their failures.


It's hard to get the GOP to admit they failed at anything. They are always "not conservative enough!"
 
2014-02-01 05:03:33 PM  

Nabb1: Maybe it's time someone owned up and embrace their failures.


I don't see Republicans doing that anytime soon.
 
2014-02-01 05:07:45 PM  

Nabb1: Maybe it's time someone owned up and embrace their failures.


Who should that be?  Brush Clearer in Chief? I AGREE!
 
2014-02-01 05:09:58 PM  
When I think of the current president, I always think of total incompetence.
 
2014-02-01 05:11:26 PM  
Thank the relevant parts of the private sector for making the decisions wrt joblessness.
 
2014-02-01 05:13:21 PM  
So... long term unemployment remains high.

Some states have extended benefits to the unemployed because humanity and wanting to avoid the downward spiral of a shrinking local economy while other more Republican controlled states have responded to the long term unemployment situation by "reducing the length of assistance to levels not seen since the Social Security Act established the program in 1935." because bootstraps.

Trolly headline aside (Obama will be remembered more for his OBL kill, for Obamacare, for presiding over marriage equality and his SCOTUS appointments and not long term unemployment) the two different responses bring a certain clarity to differentiating between the two party's core principles, practices and world views.
 
2014-02-01 05:13:57 PM  
The fact is, globalization and technology are making US labor obsolete. Robotics will make workers world wide labor obsolete soon. There is just no need for 350 million Americans or 7 billion people on the planet.
 
2014-02-01 05:15:36 PM  

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: When I think of the current president, I always think of total incompetence.


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2014-02-01 05:15:58 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Kumana Wanalaia: It's not like the conservatives in the house have any reason to want to create jobs.

40 some odd votes to repeal Obamacare.

LASER LIKE FOCUS ON JOBS

do you ever wonder if the GOP is just screwing America?

There's no wonder. The GOP would rather see America fail than Obama succeed.


Gee, I wonder why they would be so blatantly against America? What issue could drive them to such an extreme?


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You can't explain that.
 
2014-02-01 05:18:06 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Nabb1: Maybe it's time someone owned up and embrace their failures.

It's hard to get the GOP to admit they failed at anything. They are always "not conservative enough!"


So they fail at conservatism, then.
 
2014-02-01 05:18:17 PM  
Don't worry, it will never be Obama's fault.  Unless of course things turn around.  Then it will be Obama's awesome, fantastic recovery.

/Eventually a Republican will need to be elected President.  Can't be Bush's fault forever.
 
2014-02-01 05:18:27 PM  
Baloney, they think Muslim Kenyan Usurper.
 
2014-02-01 05:24:59 PM  

SCUBA_Archer: Don't worry, it will never be Obama's fault.


As you no doubt recall, Obama accepted the responsibility for the flawed rollout of Healthcare.gov

Unless of course things turn around.  Then it will be Obama's awesome, fantastic recovery.

Pshaw. The right will never acknowledge that.

/Eventually a Republican will need to be elected President.  Can't be Bush's fault forever.

You guys sure aren't in any hurry to face the systemic problems in your party. And the wind is against you. You've been living on borrowed time by using dirty tricks for decades. Now those birds have come home to roost.

Good luck with that.
 
2014-02-01 05:25:05 PM  

SCUBA_Archer: Don't worry, it will never be Obama's fault.  Unless of course things turn around.  Then it will be Obama's awesome, fantastic recovery.

/Eventually a Republican will need to be elected President.  Can't be Bush's fault forever.


How about no, does no work for you? Because... I mean, just look at the current Republican party. What a disaster.
 
2014-02-01 05:25:46 PM  

SCUBA_Archer: a Republican will need to be elected President


Given that the GOP chose 30 years ago to go all in on a demographic that is old, dying off and not being replaced, y'all have a bit of a problem with that plan.
 
2014-02-01 05:26:17 PM  
I keep coming back to the idea of a modern WPA.  Something that would help the long term unemployed get back into the workforce.  Something that would provide a base of demand that would make the private sector have to compete for labor.  Something that would cut the cost of.welfare programs and long tem UI. Something that would provide a labor pool for National Parks, Department of Education, Infrastructure, digitizing the Library and Archives, cleaning up brownfields and urban blight.  Etc.
 
2014-02-01 05:27:27 PM  
He talks about income equality but refuses to cut taxes for the rich! What is his problem?
 
2014-02-01 05:29:48 PM  

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: When I think


Let me stop you right there.
 
2014-02-01 05:31:31 PM  

RedPhoenix122: cman: Cant blame Obama for joblessness. Its not like he has a button on his desk that says "press me to create jobs"

Instead, when I think of Obama, I think of a man who lied through his teeth on the Patriot Act and civil liberties.

And Guantanamo, Afghanistan, etc.


Guantanamo? You're lying or have been lied to.
 
2014-02-01 05:34:53 PM  
Some people need to go back to school and learn or re-learn that CONGRESS has to pass jobs bills before the president can. And when one side of Congress don't give a flying f*ck about people because they're obsessed with destroying one guy while screwing millions to do so, then the only real solution is to vote out these d-bags already.
 
2014-02-01 05:39:17 PM  
Let's see, what are we up to now, 38+ straight months of overall job growth?

After being drained by an extra war (Iraq) while we're fighting for the future in Afghanistan, after the economic crash of 2008, with a congress bent on destroying the president, things aren't getting better fast enough for the concernvatives?

Ok, let's hear your plan.

(crickets)

Exactly.
 
2014-02-01 05:39:23 PM  

El Pachuco: SCUBA_Archer: a Republican will need to be elected President

Given that the GOP chose 30 years ago to go all in on a demographic that is old, dying off and not being replaced, y'all have a bit of a problem with that plan.


Propose a few more draconian gun laws and let's see how much Joe Taxpayer ends up having to spend on his newfound "healthcare coverage" and Democrats may need to switch to the Whig party to get some attention.
 
2014-02-01 05:42:21 PM  

SCUBA_Archer: El Pachuco: SCUBA_Archer: a Republican will need to be elected President

Given that the GOP chose 30 years ago to go all in on a demographic that is old, dying off and not being replaced, y'all have a bit of a problem with that plan.

Propose a few more draconian gun laws and let's see how much Joe Taxpayer ends up having to spend on his newfound "healthcare coverage" and Democrats may need to switch to the Whig party to get some attention.


draconian == let's have everybody undergo background checks before they pick up their next kid whacker just to make sure that you're not insane, a felon, or both.
 
2014-02-01 05:48:11 PM  

SCUBA_Archer: El Pachuco: SCUBA_Archer: a Republican will need to be elected President

Given that the GOP chose 30 years ago to go all in on a demographic that is old, dying off and not being replaced, y'all have a bit of a problem with that plan.

Propose a few more draconian gun laws and let's see how much Joe Taxpayer ends up having to spend on his newfound "healthcare coverage" and Democrats may need to switch to the Whig party to get some attention.


Here sweetie its gonna be okay.....

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2014-02-01 05:52:05 PM  

Nabb1: Maybe it's time someone owned up and embrace their failures.


Let's start with the subby, whose headline has no basis in anything from the article.

When I think of long term joblessness I think of the Republicans and their Tea Baggers, who, when the country was faced with the worst economic disaster since the great depression, decided to obstruct and oppose efforts to address the problem (while lying constantly about having a laser focus on jobs) and then actually shut down the federal government at a cost of $24 billions to the economy in an attempt to subvert the democratic process. The Republicans and their Tea Bagger buddies have not only prolonged the effects of the economic meltdown, they have increased its severity. Now they are looking for ways to make the unemployed American people they have ignored for the last five years suffer even more by cutting food stamps and unemployment benefits.
 
2014-02-01 05:54:22 PM  

Nabb1: Maybe it's time someone owned up and embrace their failures.


Great idea!

media.salon.com
 
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