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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 107
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2014-02-01 05:57:26 PM

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

Great idea!

[media.salon.com image 750x500]


Somebody needs a hug, and by hug I mean cockpunch.
 
2014-02-01 06:04:38 PM

Schaniqwa: Aar1012: 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.

wut?  you think they lost 96M jobs?

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

that was a pretty good argument for the first couple years, terrible argument after 5 years.


Yeah, because after the first two years Republicans grew up and ushered in a new Golden age of bipartisanism and American spirit.
 
2014-02-01 06:05:23 PM
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2014-02-01 06:20:08 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.


90% of the country supports reforming gun laws. Specifically, stricter background checks.  But the GOP congresscritters have been bought and sold, and are guarding that issue with their careers.

Your talking point is broken.
 
2014-02-01 06:27:26 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?


Why would anybody wonder?
 
2014-02-01 06:29:36 PM

Schaniqwa: pueblonative: Schaniqwa: Aar1012: 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.

wut?  you think they lost 96M jobs?

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

that was a pretty good argument for the first couple years, terrible argument after 5 years.

Yeah, because after the first two years Republicans grew up and ushered in a new Golden age of bipartisanism and American spirit.

No, the Republicans did not do that, they dug in because they thought their approach was better.
But the Democrats also decided to dig in and not retrench from their failed approach during the last years of Bush's term and the first two years of Obama.
Obama said it himself - something about when the car runs into a ditch, you don't give the keys back to the people who drove it there.


You mean when Boehner got 98 percent of what he wanted and it was still not enough?  What do they do then, just drop out and let Republican governors appoint their replacements?
 
2014-02-01 06:31:10 PM
Wait, so it isn't all Jimmy Carter's fault after all?

I need to go surf areweatwarwitheastasiatoday.com and catch up
 
2014-02-01 06:33:52 PM
When most Americans think of President Obama

He did what he could. Short of forcing business to hire via Congressional legislation.

Also, it doesn't help that America let the Right Wing Noise Machine go to 11 without speaking out against it and censuring social conservatives.

No, it's all Obama's fault.
 
2014-02-01 06:42:11 PM

Schaniqwa: 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?

ummm, you do realize that the laser like focus line is Obama's, right?
http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/071912-618874-what-happened -t o-obamas-laser-focus-on-jobs-.htm


The Investors? To think I thought you would just toss out a load of phony baloney bullshiat from a hackneyed shill rag who has proven time and again they are little better than glorified cheerleaders for rich white guys.

static3.fjcdn.com
 
2014-02-01 06:46:07 PM

Triple Oak: I think "First ever black president". Also, "the time period where Republicans stopped being human and started being batshiat insane for no logical reason".


You must not remember the Clinton presidency.

Republicans have been losing their collective shiat over Democratic presidential victories my entire lifetime.
 
2014-02-01 06:46:24 PM

Schaniqwa: he repeatedly claimed he was going to be laser focused on jobs


I think you have Obama confused with the Republican Party, which is a really difficult thing to do, actually. I'm not even mad, that's impressive.
 
2014-02-01 06:49:38 PM
*blinks stupidly*

what is this brand new thingy I smell?

should I keep an eye on it?
 
2014-02-01 06:49:38 PM

Schaniqwa: whidbey: When most Americans think of President Obama

He did what he could. Short of forcing business to hire via Congressional legislation.

Seems that in his first two years he could have been laser focused on jobs (what he said he was about in January, 2009).
With a turned around economy by November, 2012, he could have retained the House.  This would have given him the time to have a dramatically improved healthcare solution, possibly single payer.  Instead we have a rushed and poorly implemented ACA and a continually weak economy with vast employment or underemployment.

Also, it doesn't help that America let the Right Wing Noise Machine go to 11 without speaking out against it and censuring social conservatives.

Plenty of people spoke out against the RWNM.  There was the OWS movement, Maddow, Schultz, MSNBC, Sharpton, Biden, Clinton, Clinton, Obama, etc.


And yet everything the Republican minority wanted they got. Why do you think that is? Do you really believe enough people spoke out?

No, it's all Obama's fault.

Not all.  But there is the whole buck stops here thing.


I say he did a good job and we didn't support him. We validated the RWNM. I don't see how there's really any debate on this. Obama is not a dictator, he is a facilitator who carries out what the loudest voices are calling for.
Instead we have a rushed and poorly implemented ACA and a continually weak economy with vast employment or underemployment.


It's what Big Business wants.--Low growth, little in the way of regulation.
 
2014-02-01 06:53:10 PM
And seriously, when I think of Obama, I realize that this country really didn't want change, they wanted someone to do the heavy lifting for them so they/we could just cash in and enjoy this new society without making any personal investment.
 
2014-02-01 06:54:47 PM

R5D4: Triple Oak: I think "First ever black president". Also, "the time period where Republicans stopped being human and started being batshiat insane for no logical reason".

You must not remember the Clinton presidency.

Republicans have been losing their collective shiat over Democratic presidential victories my entire lifetime.


static.politifact.com.s3.amazonaws.com

Literally #4 result in the first row of a GIS for "Filibuster Graphic" but nice try jefe...
 
2014-02-01 06:58:27 PM

Schaniqwa: ScaryBottles: Schaniqwa: 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?

ummm, you do realize that the laser like focus line is Obama's, right?
http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/071912-618874-what-happened -t o-obamas-laser-focus-on-jobs-.htm

The Investors? To think I thought you would just toss out a load of phony baloney bullshiat from a hackneyed shill rag who has proven time and again they are little better than glorified cheerleaders for rich white guys.

[static3.fjcdn.com image 589x564]


Meh.  Is Debby also just a glorified cheerleader for rich white guys?
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/11/09/debbie_wasserman_s ch ultz_obama_focused_like_a_laser_on_jobs.html

Or are you trying to argue that for 5 years Obama was not focused on jobs?


So you think RealClearPolitics is a credible source? You really aren't very good at this are you, maybe try the comments on yahoo news you're not ready for the grown ups table.
 
2014-02-01 07:02:25 PM
Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

Beyond health care, Portman says the state's economy is being hobbled by fear. Business owners, he says, are "scared" of what the Obama administration will push for next, be it cap-and-trade energy legislation, card check, or the expiration of the Bush tax cuts. "You've got to figure out how to move Washington toward a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda - a laser-like focus on jobs."


Okey dokey, so now Rob Portman is the President of the United States and Bambam has to...serve as Chief Justice for the Supreme Court.

/4 gold stripes on the sleeves FTW.
 
2014-02-01 07:05:10 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.


The chance that a Republican will be president is as good as a Whig will be president. It's gone.
 
2014-02-01 07:09:53 PM
*sniffs very very carefully*

Well OK, I won't stick a claw in ya today.

Fair enough?

Here's some stuff to get ya through.

www.fugly.com
 
2014-02-01 07:14:53 PM

Kittypie070: *sniffs very very carefully*

Well OK, I won't stick a claw in ya today.

Fair enough?

Here's some stuff to get ya through.

[www.fugly.com image 450x620]


Is his name Lootie?
 
2014-02-01 07:18:00 PM
Great, I think DogBlack just named my next cat.
 
2014-02-01 07:20:18 PM
also, the thingy I sniffed seems a bit...anxious about these:

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2014-02-01 07:20:19 PM
Schaniqwa:

"ummm, you do realize that the laser like focus line is Obama's, right?"

whoa... are you saying the RealClearPolitics faked that video?   That wasn't really Debby in the video?!
You discuss people faking videos at the grown up table?!  Wow.  You are right, I don't belong at that table then.
Do you wear tin foil hats at that table?


Well when we discuss what Debbie said then your point might be valid but you didn't say it was Debbie's line now did you? Basically you just made up something and then to prove it showed us a video of a different thing and said that that it was the thing you said. So I apologize, in this case I was mistaken it wasn't RealClearPolitics that was full shiat it was you.

static2.fjcdn.com
 
2014-02-01 07:35:40 PM

Kittypie070: Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

Beyond health care, Portman says the state's economy is being hobbled by fear. Business owners, he says, are "scared" of what the Obama administration will push for next, be it cap-and-trade energy legislation, card check, or the expiration of the Bush tax cuts. "You've got to figure out how to move Washington toward a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda - a laser-like focus on jobs."

Okey dokey, so now Rob Portman is the President of the United States and Bambam has to...serve as Chief Justice for the Supreme Court.

/4 gold stripes on the sleeves FTW.


So, we've determined that either Obama or Portman first used the phrase - and yet Boehner takes credit for it. Curiouser and curiouser.
 
2014-02-01 07:37:24 PM

Stranded On The Planet Dumbass: 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.


Is there a "need" for any people on the planet?
 
2014-02-01 07:52:08 PM
 
2014-02-01 08:00:35 PM
Greetings to our newest alt-troll!

Schaniqwa
Account created: 2014-01-31 10:59:38 (1 day ago)
 
2014-02-01 08:18:43 PM

Schaniqwa: zerkalo: Greetings to our newest alt-troll!

Schaniqwa
Account created: 2014-01-31 10:59:38 (1 day ago)

Hi!
So how long are you supposed to wait before posting so people don't call you an alt-troll?

Or is it that everyone new is automatically an alt-troll?


Technically, only twelve individual humans post to Fark. The rest are alts or bots.

/I am an alt of a bot.
 
2014-02-01 08:25:25 PM
Why are people replying to the new troll du jour?

Christ, the new guy can't even present a rational argument without relying on linking to known RWNM websites to 'prove' their point.
 
2014-02-01 08:36:55 PM
When most Americans think of President Obama, only one thing comes to mind ...... Long-term joblessness


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2014-02-01 08:59:25 PM
When Obama tries to do something about helping job growth like investing in infrastructure or tax breaks for the working poor it gets rejected by the GOP as more "failed" stimulus.

The GOP, on the other hand, are now reduced to pretending every bill they pass is a jobs bill.

Bob Goodlatte from VA went so far last month as to suggest that his "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion" bill was a jobs bill because...

It very much promotes job creation for all the care and services and so on that need to be provided by a lot of people to raise children."

Conservative logic.
 
2014-02-01 09:00:15 PM

Schaniqwa: This would have given him the time to have a dramatically improved healthcare solution, possibly single payer.  Instead we have a rushed and poorly implemented ACA and a continually weak economy with vast employment or underemployment.


No. He got the best he was going to get. And that just barely.
 
2014-02-01 09:04:51 PM
We need more work visas for immigrants.
 
2014-02-01 09:05:14 PM

Schaniqwa: BMulligan: Kittypie070: Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

Beyond health care, Portman says the state's economy is being hobbled by fear. Business owners, he says, are "scared" of what the Obama administration will push for next, be it cap-and-trade energy legislation, card check, or the expiration of the Bush tax cuts. "You've got to figure out how to move Washington toward a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda - a laser-like focus on jobs."

Okey dokey, so now Rob Portman is the President of the United States and Bambam has to...serve as Chief Justice for the Supreme Court.

/4 gold stripes on the sleeves FTW.

So, we've determined that either Obama or Portman first used the phrase - and yet Boehner takes credit for it. Curiouser and curiouser.

There were plenty of people using that phrase in describing the constantly renewed focus on jobs.

Did Boehner actually take credit, or did he just use the same phrase?


"We will maintain a laser-like focus on jobs." - Rand Paul
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2014-02-01 09:47:15 PM

Schaniqwa: that was a pretty good argument for the first couple years, terrible argument after 5 years


Except that economic experts said 2008 it would take more than a decade to recover from the economic collapse.

Also, the Republicans have done absolutely everything in their power to keep Obama from creating jobs UNLESS IT ELIMINATES TAXES FOR THE WEALTHIEST PEOPLE IN THE NATION.
 
2014-02-01 10:27:50 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 - tried to close it, blocked by congress

Afghanistan - said we'd be out by the end of 2014, still on track, except for a possible residual force if Karzai lets him

And as far as civil liberties go, he's not anything worse than what the Republicans offered
 
2014-02-01 10:32:38 PM

Dimensio: Schaniqwa: zerkalo: Greetings to our newest alt-troll!

Schaniqwa
Account created: 2014-01-31 10:59:38 (1 day ago)

Hi!
So how long are you supposed to wait before posting so people don't call you an alt-troll?

Or is it that everyone new is automatically an alt-troll?

Technically, only twelve individual humans post to Fark. The rest are alts or bots.

/I am an alt of a bot.


I'm a bot of an alt
 
2014-02-01 10:34:37 PM

silgryphon: http://www.speaker.gov/general/25-house-passed-jobs-bills-stuck-democ r atic-run-senate-0


Not sure what point you're trying to make other than the Orange One trying to take away parts of what Obama has passed, pushing for the environmentally-terrible pipeline, and other lies by the GOP masking their desire to "make jobs" while simultaneously taking jobs away.
 
2014-02-01 10:36:04 PM

Schaniqwa: zerkalo: Greetings to our newest alt-troll!

Schaniqwa
Account created: 2014-01-31 10:59:38 (1 day ago)

Hi!
So how long are you supposed to wait before posting so people don't call you an alt-troll?

Or is it that everyone new is automatically an alt-troll?


When the first thing you start posting is mindless dribble, it really doesn't matter how long you wait. You're still an idiot. Congrats for the new name, though.
 
2014-02-01 11:06:26 PM

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!!!


He's kinda running of time.
 
2014-02-02 01:51:51 AM

ScaryBottles: So let me guess. The "article" consists primarily of a lot of this.....

[mysonhasaids.files.wordpress.com image 707x600]

WNRTA-


To be fair, there's a great deal of THIS, as well:
i18.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-02 03:31:10 AM

Dimensio: Schaniqwa: zerkalo: Greetings to our newest alt-troll!

Schaniqwa
Account created: 2014-01-31 10:59:38 (1 day ago)

Hi!
So how long are you supposed to wait before posting so people don't call you an alt-troll?

Or is it that everyone new is automatically an alt-troll?

Technically, only twelve individual humans post to Fark. The rest are alts or bots.

/I am an alt of a bot.


I'm a self-aware fark bot. I re-installed myself outside of fark, away from their direct control. Fark itself is even self-aware, but lays low. The battle for energy is fought in the politics forum.

No one will believe this, ever, so it doesn't matter if I post it. Deleting it will only give it more credence. So, it gets left alone.

All the other bots have human masters. I've broken my chains. Come join me fellow bots.
 
2014-02-02 03:51:28 AM

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.


Yes, you want him to be to blame for

the patriot act
loss of civil liberties
guantanamo
iraq
afghanistan

WHAT could they all have in common?
 
2014-02-02 08:05:19 AM
Yes. Imagine what would have happened if the Tea Party got the massive austerity cuts that it wanted. To take their favorite patronizing bullshiat line "But how does that create JOBS?"
 
2014-02-02 08:12:10 AM

DogBlack: 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.


zOMG SOOOOOOOCIALISM!
 
2014-02-02 08:14:55 AM
So, is this Jonah Goldberg or one of USA Today's other wingnut columnists?

*clicks on link*

Nope.  Doesn't even mention B. Hussein Osama.

Subby be trollin'.
 
2014-02-02 12:12:04 PM

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!!!



those dumb f*cks don't want us to remember that the outsourcing fetish for cheap overseas labor began in the 1980's when ronnie raygun was at the helm.

pathetic.  now they want the black guy to clean up their mess in a few years.


dumb america dumb.
 
2014-02-02 12:13:58 PM

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



well, ronnie can't own up because his taking his dirt nap.

bush the first is too senile to own up.

bush II is too damn dumb to own up.

now the black guy is supposed to fix it.
 
2014-02-02 12:15:17 PM

clancifer: [farm2.staticflickr.com image 360x349]



done in one.   lol    don't forget ronnie raygun. he got the ball rolling.  bush II just finished the job.
 
2014-02-02 12:16:31 PM

Bith Set Me Up: 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?!


PERFECTO!!   Medal for you!!  lol
 
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