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(Vox)   Trump tries to undo the damage he caused to the New England lobster industry by ... [spins wheel of excuses] ... blaming Obama   (vox.com) divider line
    More: Murica, American lobster, result of the Trump administration, Maine lobster industry, important constituents, collateral damage of his own policy ideas, lobster industry, economic policy, higher taxes  
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2743 clicks; posted to Politics » on 27 Jun 2020 at 12:19 PM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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6 days ago  
The Maine lobster industry is a tiny percent of jobs and GDP.  What Maine residents need to be more aware of is the threat of the GOP repealing the ACA.  Health care services are 70% of Maine's GDP.  That's a big deal.  As we speak, Trump and Barr are refusing to defend the ACA in court and CA and a few other states are defending it instead.
But sure, save the lobster ranchers.
 
6 days ago  
What a farking asshole. And people will buy it because "Obama" is easier to understand than "tarriffs and trade wars".
 
6 days ago  

Mugato: What a farking asshole. And people will buy it because "Obama" is easier to understand than "tarriffs and trade wars".


If you're stupid enough to fall for that, you were going to vote for Trump anyway
 
6 days ago  
I stayed in a lobster town in Main at a friend's cottage during the Obama years. The lobster hauls were so big, the fishermen had set aside coves and inlets as holding pens so they could control the market price.

And Trump is a barking clown.
 
6 days ago  
Trump is dumber than dogshiat.  The Northeast lobster industry boomed under Obama, so much so that there was a glut and lobsters were super cheap.

It only fell off and moved further north because of warming ocean waters.
 
6 days ago  

Gubbo: Mugato: What a farking asshole. And people will buy it because "Obama" is easier to understand than "tarriffs and trade wars".

If you're stupid enough to fall for that, you were going to vote for Trump anyway


Well then we may be in a spot of trouble.
 
6 days ago  
Lobsters are Red voters.
 
6 days ago  
Barack Lobster!
 
6 days ago  
The majority of these farking idiots votes for Trump, now they're getting socialism at the expense of the productive parts of the nation? fark that. They wanted this, let them stew in it.
 
6 days ago  
Now I want lobster mac and cheese.
 
6 days ago  
Does his wheel of excuses actually have any other excuses on it?
 
6 days ago  
I see Susan Collins is getting her "assist" from Trumpy. She must really be "concerned" about her re-election chances.
 
6 days ago  

Chthonic Echoes: Does his wheel of excuses actually have any other excuses on it?


Sure, it could also be (to him) Fake News, Soros and/or Antifa.
 
6 days ago  

Mugato: What a farking asshole. And people will buy it because "Obama" is easier to understand than "tarriffs and trade wars".


30% of Louisiana blames Obama for the Katrina response.  Republicans have shiat for brains.
 
6 days ago  
Did Trump actually post the Chart showing that the Lobster industry thrived under Obama and then preceded to more or less crash under Trump. Does he think his average follower won't look at the chart and see that he's got it exactly wrong, Obama was great for lobstering, Trump was terrible. It's in the numbers. Something else he clearly sucks at.
 
6 days ago  

Mugato: What a farking asshole. And people will buy it because "Obama" is easier to understand than "tarriffs and trade wars".


I don't think people are buying it. His hardcore supporters will repeat it, but even they don't actually believe this crap.
 
6 days ago  
Does Trump REALLY spin the wheel of excuses though? Everybody knows the bearings on his wheel have permanently seized on "Blame Obama". He's got no other card to play, but he knows the "Blame the Uppity Black Guy" one reallyjuices up his base, and gives Sean Hannity a raging erection.

And we all know that if you're not giving Sean Hannity a raging erection as a conservative; you're not doing it right.
 
6 days ago  
So the Republican policy is now cutting jobs and paying people not to work?

I get helping out farmers when the crops get unpredictable. But I thought we wouldn't actively try to expand on that.
 
6 days ago  
Send in the B52's with some Rock Lobsta!!!
 
6 days ago  
political considerations  ..damn.

Say "corruption" you lousy Whig journalists. Corruption.
 
6 days ago  

sdd2000: I see Susan Collins is getting her "assist" from Trumpy. She must really be "concerned" about her re-election chances.


And yet she never brings up the time Yertle literally lied to her and never held a vote on helping cover the costs of removing the individual mandate. She can shove her concern so far up her ass she can reuse it when they finally kill the ACA because of her.
 
6 days ago  
The Maine lobster industry, which has been battered for years

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6 days ago  
Imma go out on a limb and assume that like the MD crab industry, Maine lobster industry depends on immigrant labor for anything involving the actual processing of the catch.

Even if willing to pay competitive salaries, this work is seasonal. That basically rules out every American who is only willing to go for steady work so they can have a steady pay check. Lots of people would rather earn a bit less if their pay is steady just for convenience. But more importantly perhaps... processing seafood is smelly. You smell it all day, your clothes and hair get saturated in the scent, and you can barely wash it off when you get home. Most Americans prefer to earn less money at an office or retail than do that work.
 
6 days ago  

Krieghund: The Maine lobster industry, which has been battered for years

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Yes, please.  I'll have two.  And some crab cakes.
 
6 days ago  
It's the republican way, right?
Bailout this, bailout that. But bailouts are only for things that benefit republicans.

At other times it is the republicans saying, look at those communist librals just giving shiat away.
 
6 days ago  

Jake Havechek: Trump is dumber than dogshiat.  The Northeast lobster industry boomed under Obama, so much so that there was a glut and lobsters were super cheap.

It only fell off and moved further north because of warming ocean waters.


Yeah, looking at the chart in the tweet from TFA, the last 5 years of the Obama administration were larger than anything since Trump took over, but his followers won't have time to look at numbers...
 
6 days ago  

Mikey1969: Jake Havechek: Trump is dumber than dogshiat.  The Northeast lobster industry boomed under Obama, so much so that there was a glut and lobsters were super cheap.

It only fell off and moved further north because of warming ocean waters.

Yeah, looking at the chart in the tweet from TFA, the last 5 years of the Obama administration were larger than anything since Trump took over, but his followers won't have time to look at numbers...


And they will literally remember it his way.
 
6 days ago  
Well, in a way, he's sorta correct.  If Obama hadn't made that joke about him in front of a large audience, he would never have run for president!  So yes, this is ALLLLLL Obama's fault.

\sarcasm for those with broken meters
 
6 days ago  

TheEdibleSnuggie: Does Trump REALLY spin the wheel of excuses though? Everybody knows the bearings on his wheel have permanently seized on "Blame Obama". He's got no other card to play, but he knows the "Blame the Uppity Black Guy" one reallyjuices up his base, and gives Sean Hannity a raging erection.

And we all know that if you're not giving Sean Hannity a raging erection as a conservative; you're not doing it right.


I mean... If you consider a whole half-inch of growth to be a "raging" erection.
 
6 days ago  

August11: I stayed in a lobster town in Main at a friend's cottage during the Obama years. The lobster hauls were so big, the fishermen had set aside coves and inlets as holding pens so they could control the market price.


You can buy lobster at the service plazas on the Maine Turnpike, and eat lobster rolls at McDonalds. It's not exactly the elite luxury they try to pretend it is.
 
6 days ago  
Lobster is delicious.
 
6 days ago  
 
6 days ago  
Obama is also responsible for that terrible movie Space Mutiny.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
President Obama did even more damage to the Maryland oyster and crab industry.
 
6 days ago  

Mugato: What a farking asshole. And people will buy it because "Obama" is easier to understand than "tarriffs and trade wars".


Easier to blame a black guy than the white guy that actually farked things up. Always the same with theses people.
 
6 days ago  

Sin'sHero: Lobsters are Red voters.


Only after their brains have been cooked.
 
6 days ago  
Trump is just doing what other Presidents have done, using the power of the office to help re-election.  So he continues funding of coronavirus testing in Texas, steers naval shipbuilding contracts to Wisconsin, helps lobstermen in Maine, and so on.
 
6 days ago  
"trade wars are easy to win"
 
6 days ago  

Chthonic Echoes: Does his wheel of excuses actually have any other excuses on it?


Deep state?  Fake news?
 
6 days ago  

Chthonic Echoes: Does his wheel of excuses actually have any other excuses on it?


Let's see, the media, Democrats...

I guess there are exceptions for blaming other countries and shiatting on our allies if it serves a small, short-term goal of his, or if it could help him grease the wheels for trump tower in Beijing or Moscow.

Otherwise it's just media and democrats.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

WithinReason: President Obama did even more damage to the Maryland oyster and crab industry.


'Member when 'Chelle wiped out the Waldorf's supply?
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/repeat
 
6 days ago  
The Obamas destroyed the lobster industry by leaving office.

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6 days ago  

moulderx1: WithinReason: President Obama did even more damage to the Maryland oyster and crab industry.

'Member when 'Chelle wiped out the Waldorf's supply?
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/repeat


*shakes tiny fist*
 
6 days ago  

sirrerun: moulderx1: WithinReason: President Obama did even more damage to the Maryland oyster and crab industry.

'Member when 'Chelle wiped out the Waldorf's supply?
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/repeat

*shakes tiny fist*


20 seconds my brother.
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6 days ago  
Trump still doesn't understand how tariffs work, because most countries are not buying stuff as much from the US anymore because of them.
 
6 days ago  

moulderx1: sirrerun: moulderx1: WithinReason: President Obama did even more damage to the Maryland oyster and crab industry.

'Member when 'Chelle wiped out the Waldorf's supply?
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/repeat

*shakes tiny fist*

20 seconds my brother.
;

My computer shows it as 1 second
 
6 days ago  
Or importing stuff to the US, rather.  Dammit, stupid Trump is mixing me up about tariffs!
 
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