Friday, October 05, 2012

Unemployment rate drops below 8% for first time in four years. That sound you hear is Mitt Romney's sphincter closing up. Update!

Courtesy of the Daily Beast:

Well, Friday’s jobs report—aka the most important jobs figure of all time, ever—didn’t disappoint. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the U.S. economy added 114,00 payroll jobs in September, and that the unemployment rate fell from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent.

Romney has no plan for how to deal with foreign affairs.

No plan for how to improve infrastructure in this country.

No plan for improving education.

No plan for moving this country forward technologically.


All he has as his selling point is the mythology that HE can improve the jobs situation.

Well now the jobs numbers are improving WITHOUT his help. What else you got Mitt?

"Well I've go...then there's low are the jobs numbers?"
Update: Mitt "Debbi Downer" Romney is already trying to piss in our cornflakes this morning.:

“This is not what a real recovery looks like. We created fewer jobs in September than in August, and fewer jobs in August than in July, and we’ve lost over 600,000 manufacturing jobs since President Obama took office. If not for all the people who have simply dropped out of the labor force, the real unemployment rate would be closer to 11 percent. The results of President Obama’s failed policies are staggering – 23 million Americans struggling for work, nearly one in six living in poverty and 47 million people dependent on food stamps to feed themselves and their families. The choice in this election is clear. Under President Obama, we’ll get another four years like the last four years. If I’m elected, we will have a real recovery with pro-growth policies that will create 12 million new jobs and rising incomes for everyone.”

Yes this is not a "real recovery" because Mitt Romney did not have anything to do with it.

Here's a fun fact for you. That 12 million new jobs that Romney keeps promising to create if elected are GOING TO BE CREATED NO MATTER WHO IS ELECTED PRESIDENT! (Source.)

In other words Romney has NO IDEA how to fix the economy, and is hoping simply to take credit for the improvements that are happening regardless of who sits in the White House.

Hmm, taking credit for the hard work of others, sounds like we have identified a pattern to me.


  1. Anonymous7:08 AM

    Mitt just wants to be President.

    He'll find some other angle to scare people into believing they have to vote him. He'll use whatever sudden disaster that may happen (God forbid) in the world around us, even some small uprising to exploit it to his advantage...he's waiting with bated breath hoping that Obama slips up or makes some mistake, or some unfortunate events, similar to what occurred in Libya, or if some natural disaster occurred. It's all he's got.

  2. hedgewytch7:17 AM

    You know the Romney people will just continue to lie and say those numbers are "fixed", "false", and don't include all those other people, etc. etc.

    I really think that the next debate may be the popcorn moment. Well, at least I'm hoping it will.

    1. hedgewytch7:49 AM

      See I told you so! My original comment was made before your update. They are so predictable.

    2. Anonymous8:17 AM

      Romney is the stronger debater and that's mostly because he had the will to get his message accross with the last word. Don't expect anything all that different in the next debate between them. And don't expect any reason to get out the popcorn when Biden debates Paul Ryan. It'll be a bloodbath. Save your popcorn for a different election dear.

    3. Anonymous8:17 AM

      Rmoney is an ASS! He proved that during the debate....I hope he does continue to prove he is an ASS in the next debate and the one after that!

      Paul Ryan is Rmoney 30 years ago...another Lying ASS! Popcorn is the perfect side dish to have while watching Lying Ryan attempt to pull one over on the low info folks (*hard stare at your dumbass*)

      So suck on that...."dear". LOL!!!

    4. Olivia8:52 AM

      I like the "Romney was the bull attacking the matador" reference that Lawrence O'Donnell made. I think it was spot on and the results will be seen by the election.

      Biden is an expert debater. He will mop the floor with Ryan, who has nothing in his head but numbers he can't add.

      He had to promise to be nice to Sarah Palin when he debated her. It would have been fun to see him make her cry for the first time in her life but it would have made him look bad. So he just let her make herself look stupid.

    5. jcinco8:52 AM

      fuck off...thurston just finished up what 12 debates with the wingnuts? the president hasn't debated since 08, so he's a little rusty..he'll do just fine in the next two. now with the new job report he'll have the momentum he needs to bury that elitist snob.

    6. jcinco8:52 AM
      fuck off...thurston just finished up what 12 debates with the wingnuts? the president hasn't debated since 08, so he's a little rusty..he'll do just fine in the next two.
      I appreciate your support of the president jcinco, but truly, I think he did just fine in the first debate.

      People aren't wondering how many lies the President will tell at the next debate, nor is *he* being portrayed as a lying, Big Bird killing jackass.

      He made some excellent points which my college student daughter and her friends were quick to pick up on!

    7. Olivia8:52 AM
      "...Ryan, who has nothing in his head but numbers he can't add."
      Such a perfect and succinct way of describing Ryan, Olivia!

      "We don't have time for me to explain, I don't want to go all wonky on you, you'll all just change the station..."

  3. Anonymous7:20 AM

    Hey, he single handedly improves the economy every time he buys etchie sketchies.

  4. Anonymous7:23 AM

    His cheating and bullying at the debate only got him a small increase in percentage, too. I realize we live in a democracy and all but, seriously, who would vote for this buffoon?

    Nevermind.....answered my own question.

    VOTE, people! Take NOTHING for granted!

    1. Anonymous8:21 AM

      Bullying? Is that when one person is able to destroy another person with words instead of physical force? Crying over losing a debate does nothing for your credibility. Saying Romney bullied Obama is even worse! Does anyone want a president who can be bullied and beaten with rhetoric?
      love, Sarah and Bristol.

    2. Anonymous8:21 AM

      Ummm...Baldy and Beefy?? WTF are you babbling about? Those two nut jobs don't have shit to do with the Rmoney or the debate...stop sniffing their dirty nasty panties and catch up troll! LOL!!!

    3. Anonymous9:45 AM

      He bullied Lehrer who WAS the moderator. I said nothing about President Obama, Sarah and Bristol. He was the ADULT in the room, although that whole concept is foreign to both of you.

  5. Anonymous7:43 AM

    Say goodbye to your home mortgage deduction

    1. Anonymous8:51 AM

      If Romney reduces tax rates by 20 percent and removes deductions this will put people in a higher tax bracket than they were previously in. It is arithmetic.

      I will probably need to sell my house so I conserve my savings to offset Romney reductions in medicare, social security and have a cash cushion for voucher insurance.

      Removing mortgage interest deductions will be a blow to the real estate market. Ya think?

  6. Anonymous7:49 AM

    This You tube video proves Romney cheated: no notes allowed during this debate. Watch Romney throw note cards on his podium from his pocket:

  7. Anonymous8:14 AM

    Too much of a coincidence that it would happen now, just before the election. When the Republicans show evidence that Obama's team has cooked the books, this could be more damaging to Obama than just leaving it alone.

    Yes, vote now. Immediately following Romney blowing Obama out of the water in that debate!

    1. jcinco8:49 AM

      cooked the books? are you fucking stupid or what?

    2. Anonymous8:14 AM

      Oh good heavens...the troll has decided to hang out here today! everyone knows...BaldyPAC has "cooked the books" for quite awhile now...and Baldy has always said that there is no such thing as a "coincidence"...oh my....could this be?

      HEY BALLLDY! What's up you old alkie? I saw your crazy ass yesterday babbling and transforming into a demon and shit!

      Did you get that mask...umm...I mean your face fixed? Gee...I hope so...don't want to scare the grandkids..."all of them...any of them that are laying around"....Fuck old drunk! LOL!!!

    3. I see you don't know sh*t about economics, watch Fox News, and listen to undereducated radio entertainers like Hannity, Beck, and Limbaugh. Economists predicted last year that the economic recovery would pick up at the end of 2012. This is the end of 2012, and the economic recovery appears to be accelerating. I have always said that ignorance should be classified as a form of mental illness because when I read something that someone like you writes/says, it makes me wonder whether you're living in an alternate reality in which facts have no value.

    4. You silly delusional dolt. I'm pretty sure that I saw similar comments of yours in this thread so I am not going to repeat myself much (you are obviously stupid, ignorant, and proud of it), but seriously?

      1) Learn about the BLS before you say stupid things about "cooking the books."
      2) Romney lost big time, you stupid dolt. Being able to spout the most lies is not the same as winning, especially when those lies are recorded for all to see and the Obama campaign to use.

      I suppose the Obama campaign could thank Romney for all the wonderful free material.

    5. Anita Winecooler6:27 PM

      Romney didn't blow Obama out of the water, Romney just blew Big Bird, and choked.

      Kiss your eight percent talking point bye bye!!!

    6. Anonymous7:22 PM

      Hey dipshit, if President Obama is just "cooking the books" why would he wait until the last minute before relection when he could have just "Cooked the books" with all the previous jobs reports? Think how good he could have made himself look. You're a fucking moron.

  8. Anonymous8:17 AM

    Someone needs to ask Mitt why the GOP in Congress have blocked any and all attempts at employment legislation and why they insisted on watering down the original stimulus program. If there's been any blockage in job creation since 2009 it's all been done by the GOP, traitors to the people, one and all.

  9. Anonymous8:25 AM

    I don't get how anyone can believe Romney would make a good POTUS after checking his record as Governor.

  10. Anonymous8:29 AM

    Note cards? Looked more like a hankerchief to me. Is this just more desperation in trying to attempt to reconcile Obama's big loss at that debate? All this whining sure doesn't look good on you Obamie mammies.

    1. Anonymous8:29 AM

      "Obamie mammies"...un huh!

      Hmmm...might be time to send that pee pee stained white hooded sheet of yours to the dry cleaners...the ammonia smell must have scramble your brains a bit there!

      You're probably the same commenter who thinks...*snicker*....let me see if I can get this out without laughing...
      *snort* Baldy is a "beautiful"....*guffaw*..."woman"!

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...aww damn...I didn't make it! LOL!!!

    2. Romney won the debate on style, but he lost on substance. The fact-checkers are eating Romney's breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but I don't expect you to read about that because all that matters to you is that Romney "showed" the president something. After watching the debate, independents, the group that Romney says he needs to win, increased their support for President Obama by 10 points. President Obama's favorability rating is over 50%, Romney's is still in negative territory, and President Obama has a 54% job approval rating as of yesterday, according to Gallup. The main group that increased its support for Romney after the debate? Republicans who weren't going to vote for President Obama anyway. Facts are your friend, embrace them.

    3. "Obama's big loss at that debate? All this whining sure doesn't look good on you Obamie mammies."
      President Obama lost? You stupid racist fool, nobody is calling the President a lying Big Bird killing jackass. That would be Romney.

      And the question being asked about the next debate is whether or not the President will call out Romney's lies *this* time.

      Romney is assumed to be a liar going into the debate.

  11. Anonymous8:32 AM

    One thing that I would like to see regarding the jobs number is how many people without jobs are replacing people who are retiring from a job. Several years ago, demographers were sounding an alarm about how the number of baby boomers retiring was going to cause a critical shortage of workers to fill the gap. Training and education are definitely needed to fill the positions that require specific skills that are in shortage. I know that I, and many others who wanted to retire in 2008/2009, held onto my job until 2010. The stock market was rebounding nicely along with my retirement accounts. I'm not sure how the various jobs reports account for retirees who voluntarily left the work force since they would not be applying for unemployment.

  12. Anonymous8:42 AM

    For decades full employment in the US has begun at a number under 5% unemployed. So the assumption is that there are always some unemployed people; if that's so then we owe the chronically unemployed as much respect and help as possible. And we should do our absolute best to help people get back up on their feet and find jobs. The GOP doesn't want to do that. For four years their strategy has been to block employment legislation and then complain about unemployment during election campaigns. I hope that the American public will finally understand that they are being used mercilessly by the GOP and will vote them all out, at every level, this November.

  13. Anonymous8:44 AM

    600,000 manufacturing jobs lost. How many of those were outsourced by Bain to China, India, etc.? Does the name Sensata ring a bell, asshole?

  14. Anonymous9:09 AM

    Every time I read a Pro-Romney comment (like a couple here, above) I can read into it the fantasy that if Romney becomes the President, his devious businessman skills will translate into more money for the people who voted for them.

    Its hard to imagine anything more naive than that.

    Last time we saw anything remotely like it, was when everyone was asking why the cost of gas keeps going up, even though we "won" the war with Iraq, and have access to all their oil.

    The megacorporation BP Oil is who got rewarded the 99 year lease on Iraq's oil. Does anyone really expect them to share that good outcome, with all us US??? They aren't exactly known for their charitable qualities.

    The people funding the Republican attempt to reclaim the reins of government, are also not the type who plan on sharing their good fortune with the dimwits who are supporting them.

    It would be nice if those dimwits would wake up to this, BEFORE they screw up everything for the rest of us.

    1. Anonymous1:56 AM

      Today a Romney supporter in my office asked,

      "Isn't a country like a business?" (ergo, we want a proven CEO).

      But I responded that, No, a country is NOT a company. A company's sole purpose is to make money. There are only certain people who can contribute, leaving the elderly, the babies/children/teens, disabled, etc.

      The fact is we live in a society, a human contract...

      Not a corporate Mission Statement.

  15. Anonymous9:09 AM

    Gryphen, you mean the unemployment rate drops below 8%, not the jobs numbers, this is a confusing headline.

    1. Oops you're right. I misstated that.

      Thanks, fixed now.

  16. Sharon9:14 AM

    Snow White, Superman and Pinocchio are walking along.

    They see a sign: "Contest for World's Most Beautiful Woman." Snow White goes in, later comes out smiling, wearing a crown.

    They walk along and see another sign: "Contest for World's Strongest Man." Superman goes in, later comes out smiling, wearing the belt.

    They walk along and see a sign: "Contest for World's Greatest Liar." Pinocchio goes in, later comes out with his head down crying.

    "Who the hell is Mitt Romney?" Pinocchio sobs.

    This is courtesy of Daily Kos....too funny!

    1. Anita Winecooler6:34 PM

      Clever! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Anonymous9:18 AM

    600,000 manufacturing jobs lost? How many of those were sent overseas by guys like Romney?

  18. Anonymous9:27 AM

    Who wants to wake up to a Mopey Mormon peeing in their Wheaties?

  19. Anonymous9:38 AM

    Obama is up since yesterday and still slamming it.

  20. Here's a really good look at Obama's draw in Wisconsin, and people were turned away, there just wasn't enough room....

  21. I see Romney is still telling the "23 million unemployed Americans" lie he used in the debate, even though several news outlets have classified the figure as being false. Romney and his supporters can continue to lie, but reality speaks loudly: GM, Chrysler, and Ford are making more money than they have in 10 years, the stock market is performing at a record high, manufacturing is up, exports are up, the housing market is bouncing back, and the unemployment rate is below 8%.

  22. Anonymous11:10 AM

    Oh Gryphen, you're gonna LOVE this guy!

    Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA): Evolution, Big Bang ‘Lies Straight From The Pit Of Hell’

  23. Anonymous11:49 AM

    To gina and all the rest of the obamie mammies but specully fo gina cus it agryvats her so much: He said he would halve the deficit, then he doubled it. This president has been a baaaaad, baaad BOY and now he's gwine to go to da woodshed to get his bad ass a good whuppin from Mitt. Haf yosefs sum a dat dere poppycorn wile you thinks on thet fo a while. Mitt is gwine to be r new presedent!!
    love from Sarah and Bristol

    1. Anonymous1:33 PM

      It must suck that Obama owns you...he's all you can think about...he rules your life BWAHAHAHA

    2. *GinaM frantically thumbing through her "Hillbilly Dictionary"and "Hillbilly Grammar/Spelling 5th Edition" Ima Troll*

      Anonymous11:49 AM

      Sorry dummy...I couldn't figure out a word you said...nor do I speak KKK! But apparently the moonshine(FYI...hillbilly speak for "licker") you've been sipping on all morning has you spewing all kinds of gobbly gook!

      So instead of "luv from Canada"'ve now moved on to sniffing the filthy dirty draws of Baldy and Beefy! Good luck with that! LOL!!!

    3. " He said he would halve the deficit, then he doubled it."
      That is, of course, a lie.
      Everything else is stupid and racist, much like you.

  24. Anonymous12:07 PM

    I wonder if right before the election the unemployment rate "magically" (wink, wink) goes down to 4%.(Not everyone is a sucker) Just sayin'.

    1. Anonymous1:52 PM

      Even if it's 8% no doubt you'll suspect the Democrats tweaked it.

    2. Anonymous12:07 PM

      Wow...I betcha' if it was your ass that didn't have a job and then finally got one you wouldn't be so damn nasty!

      Get bent troll and I hope you lose your "job" writing nasty comments on blogs...serves your stank ass right! LOL!!!

    3. What a stupid thing to say. You really should educate yourself on exactly what the BLS is and how it works before you say such stupid things.

      Oh, wait. "Educate yourself." Sorry, my bad.

  25. Anonymous12:39 PM

    I see on other message boards, that the way to get around being caught lying, is to say that all the factchecking sites have been taken over by left wing radicals, and it is THEY who are lying.

    Yeah, okay. I'm trying to figure out if there is some thrill in getting lied to, that I've never experienced. Personally, I HATE it when I find out I've been had.

  26. Anita Winecooler6:49 PM

    Poor Mitt Romney, whichever one is showing up today. Remember John McCain during the last election? He kept saying he knew how to turn the economy around. Well, being a maverick patriot and all around war hero, wouldn't one think he'd share his "plan" for the country's sake?

    Same thing with the new and improved " severly moderately conservative" Romney. Crickets chirping!

    And when some "good news" happens despite the GOP's plans, he's got his magic underwear in knots.

  27. you must be stupid


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