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Debate night in Denver- The Black Knight vs The White Knight…

October 3, 2012

America is in dire need of an INTERVENTION….

My observation is this:  The mistake pundits, strategists and political bloggers make is expecting their advise suited to them projected onto a political candidate who is nothing like them. You have to understand human nature to understand why… the candidate isn’t listening. 

Here’s WHY-

By and large people are divided into 2 Groups: Predatory people and Prey people. My two best examples are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.. Obama being the predatory candidate and Romney the prey candidate. A winning strategy will work for one but the same strategy WILL NOT work for the other.

Obama’s latest strategy is playing the humble self-effacing candidate. His words ring out as hollow as a carved-out Halloween pumpkin emanating a false toothy grin illuminated by a back light duplicitously enhancing the pumpkin’s message as well as pointing to it’s limited shelf life rotting from the inside knowing the demise of the orange vegetable is coming within days.


These are just some of the promises Obama made that will happen during his First Term:

Lets have a look at the campaign promises Obama made on the road in 08′. : I think everyone has lived it enough to know whether Obama is a ‘Man of His Word’ or a ‘Fast Talkin’ salesman once again begging us to believe him?

First on the Budget Deficit : Promising to streamline the budget in his FIRST TERM.


Next: Promising to reform entitlements in his FIRST TERM.


Promising to reform immigration  in his FIRST TERM…


Here are some facts you ought to be aware of if Obama is re-elected:

90% of US Households Face Huge Tax Hikes Next Year 2013.

“On November 7th, while cleaning crews are still tidying up from election night parties, America’s political class will be hurling themselves into another essential battle over government spending, taxes and debt. On January 2nd, 2013, absent some kind of budget deal, America will fall off the “fiscal cliff” and face a massive tax increase and across the board cuts in government spending. Like most crisis these days, its a creation of politicians. “

“A new study from the Brookings Institution’s Tax Policy Center finds that the expiration of the Bush-ear tax cuts at the end of the year will hit Americans with a $500 billion tax hike. While liberal talking points suggest that only the wealthy received a tax cut under Bush, in fact every income group saw their taxes reduced. The rich got “more” tax cuts for the simple reason that they pay more in taxes. The expiration of the Bush tax cuts will hit everybody.

An average middle-class household — making between around $40,000 to $65,000 — would see an almost $2,000 tax hike next year, while those making under $20,000 a year would see their bill rise by an average of just over $400. Both groups would see their after-tax income drop by around four percent.  But households in the top 20 percent of earners would take a $14,000 hit, and those making a half million dollars or more a year — the top one percent of taxpayers — face an average $120,000 increase. That top one percent would see a more than 10 percent hit to their after-tax income.

“According to the study, almost 9 out of 10 households would see higher taxes. The economic impact is likely to be disastrous, as the economy is already teetering on the brink of recession.”
“Republicans are properly squeamish about calling their opponents liars. (Democrats are not so shy.) But sometimes a lie can be demonstrated. Republicans need to factually report Obama’s falsehoods so the electorate will conclude on its own that he intentionally deceives.”

Voters need to get comfortable with calling a Democrat a liar. A poignant theme: If you can’t call a liar a liar, it gives carte blanche to liars. The corollary: Americans can no longer believe anything Barack Obama says — just like any Chicago politician.

As a public service, therefore, and in the wake of flat-footed Republican efforts, I now summarize some truth-laden message fodder the Romney campaign should use to save our country from more Obama:

• “Fast & Furious” is a huge scandal inherently. Even if initial research shows little importance to the public, that will grow when people learn the essence: Obama’s Justice Department running guns to the drug cartels. That picturesque imagery is compelling. Use it, Mr. Romney.

• Of the terrible things about ObamaCare, one needs highlighting: The death panels are real. Show voters text from the law describing the bureaucrat panels empowered to bestow life or death. (Do you suppose an Obama death panel might consider party affiliation in its decisions?)

Please, Mr. Romney, use the rhetoric  of Obama’s callous declaration to sacrifice Grandma to a pain pill, along with the plaintive questioner asking if dictator Obama will allow her mother to live. This dramatic display, a major blunder by Obama, has been under-utilized. Emphasize to voters: ObamaCare may kill you, but will very likely kill your children.

And distinguishing ‘RomneyCare’ from ‘ObamaCare’ is easy.

A hint: Experimenting at the state level is not the same as jamming down the throat of the whole nation.

“Perhaps the most effective seed to plant in voters’ minds this year is “You have the power to overrule the Supreme Court on Obama-Care.”  The reason is that most people experience very little personal power in their lives, so the rare opportunity to exercise real power is something they will relish.”

“Obama claimed he was not present for Rev. Wright’s incendiary sermons. That can be falsified statistically. Based on the frequency we know of, and Obama’s estimate of 50% attendance, the probability that Barack Obama was absent for all of Wright’s anti-American, anti-Semitic diatribes is so low as to be rejected at the 95% confidence level.

Obama loves this country, you say? If so, why is he determined to “fundamentally transform America”? And please, Mr. Romney, remind the nation of how the Obama government has become an OUTLAW regime, establishing a creeping dictatorship by executive order.”

• It is also simple to show how Obama/Democrat policies increase gasoline prices. Do it! Don’t let them get away with “one man can’t control gas prices.” A large part of the current price can be blamed on Obama. His policies affect market psychology, as well as supply..

• Another is to explain the personal consequences of Obama’s bankrupting of America: Because of the dollar’s inevitable collapse, whatever money you have left will be nearly worthless. Then, a bankrupt nation cannot defend itself. The stakes are that grave. Say so.

• Perhaps the most effective message of all to expose the “Wizard of Oz-bama” would be to explain how the president insults the public’s intelligence at every turn. He uses not only “the big lie” but “the big insult” because he thinks voters are so stupid”. (Obama may yet prove to be right about that.)


As I have said before on this blog and elsewhere, we didn’t bargain for these choices.  These choices were bundled and foisted on us by the Liar in Chief when he was just a senator from Illinois  No, at the time he was busy  setting up his own agenda stealing the democratic nomination from Hillary Clinton.  Well by now that is old news as well. Could we have foreseen how Obama’s presidency would pan out 4 yrs hence? If we could have, we would have risked blood in the streets to prevent Obama from taking office.

Has Obama ever apologized for NOT solving these issues important to Americans?  Actually, I think I am within bounds saying Obama could not care less what we think. Obama is into personal gratification.  Watching his sport shows, playing golf, campaigning on the Tax Payers dime and defending radical Muslims from our democratic principles as Americans. Our democracy, a minority of Muslims purport they wish for as their way of life takes bloodshed and resolve.



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  1. October 4, 2012 7:16 pm

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  2. October 4, 2012 7:17 pm

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  3. October 4, 2012 9:58 pm

    Networks, AP cancel exit polls in 19 states

    Dan Merkle, director of elections for ABC News, and a member of the consortium that runs the exit poll, confirmed the shift Thursday. The aim, he said, “is to still deliver a quality product in the most important states,” in the face of mounting survey costs.

    The decision by the National Election Pool — a joint venture of the major television networks and The Associated Press — is sure to cause some pain to election watchers across the country. (For a full list of the states that won’t have exit polls scroll to the bottom of this post.)

    Voters in the excluded states will still be interviewed as part of a national exit poll, but state-level estimates of the partisan, age or racial makeups of electorates won’t be available as they have been since 1992. The lack of data may hamper election night analyses in some states, and it will almost certainly limit post-election research for years to come.

    A growing number of voters casting early ballots has added to the complexity of carrying out surveys in 50 states, the District of Columbia and nationally. In more and more states it has become crucial to supplement in-person precinct polling with relatively costly telephone interviews in order to achieve representative samples.

    In 2008, only 18 states included interviews with early voters, with notable absences in Indiana (24 percent of voters casting early ballots), Wisconsin (21 percent) and Virginia (14 percent), according to early voting estimates by United States Elections Project.

    This year, exit pollsters are set to carry out phone polls in 15 states, about half of all states covered, and increase the sample sizes of those polls by 32 percent, according to Merkle. Moreover, the continued rise in the number of voters using cellphones also bumps up the price of phone surveys, another challenge motivating the changes for 2012.

    (The Washington Post and other media organizations are subscribers to the exit poll, but not primary sponsors.)

    With the inevitable, intense focus on sub-group analysis in the exit poll (e.g., percent of Hispanics voting Democratic and Republican), the consortium also made the decision to increase the number of interviews in the national poll by bumping up the number of randomly selected sampling precincts from 300 in 2008 to 350 this year.

    Slicing the number of state surveys for more representative surveys may be a reasonable trade-off — but it will hit hard.

    Here is a list of the states that will be excluded from coverage: Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.

    Comparing this list with the election map, reveals how carefully the exit poll planners allocated resources. All 19 of the states with no exit polls are classified as either “solid Obama” or “solid Romney,” and there is only one “toss-up” gubernatorial or U.S. Senate race not on the list: the competitive North Dakota match-up of Heidi Heitkamp and Rick Berg.

    Two other contests in the “leaning” Democratic category aren’t on the list: the U.S. Senate race in Hawaii and the governor’s race in West Virginia.

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  4. October 4, 2012 10:03 pm

  5. October 4, 2012 10:14 pm

    Hillbuzz has a completely different slant on Obama last night:

    Kevin DuJan at Buzzfeed has posted a great 10 point analysis of last night’s Denver debate -peppered with his usual pluck and snark (see the whole article for the other 8 great observations – linked below):

    10. Obama was injected with amphetamines or something before the debate and they wore off about 20 minutes in. Here in Chicago, word on the street for the last month has been that Valerie Jarrett was specifically tasked with getting Obama off coke and other drugs before the debates so that he would not embarrass himself on stage for an hour and a half. So, word is that Obama’s been detoxing since at least September. This explains how haggard he’s looked and how prickly he’s acted for a while now…it’s what addicts look and act like when they’re cut off from their drugs. Remember that a President can have whatever drugs he wants. The Secret Service are not there to keep the president from breaking the law, they are just there to keep him alive. Obama’s main drug suppliers are the junior staffers who work in the White House who go to Lafayette Park and buy him whatever he wants…and he also gets special deliveries from his friend Bobby Titcombe in Hawaii, who brings him “fish and poi” to the White House (that’s Hawaiian slang for “weed and coke”). To get through the almost two hours of being on TV, Obama looks like he needed a big injection of beta-blockers and/or amphetamines. If you noticed at the beginning of the debate he was talking fast, acting erratic, and blinking like CRAZY he was still jazzed up by whatever they gave him. About twenty minutes later, it seems like the adrenaline in his system from being in front of the crowd might have caused the uppers to wear off…and his energy levels collapsed after that. By the end of the debate, Obama looked like he was aching for a new fix. This could be the reason Michelle Obama rushed him off stage and skipped the traditional “let’s waive to the crowd for a while” schtick. She could tell he needed to get out of sight because he totally lost it out there.

    4. Obama’s hands were skeletal, his face was twitching, his eyes had deep dark circles around them, and he generally looked like death walking. In Chicago, most people on the ground think Obama has ‘The Slims”, which is black slang here for AIDS. I personally think he has Parkinson’s disease…which is actually related to cocaine abuse in black men. Obama shakes, his face twitches, and he’s gaunt these days. This is more than just severe drug abuse in the White House…this is illness. The man is not well, and it’s showing. Is it ‘The Slims” or is it Parkinson’s? You be the judge. But someone with a five-star chef living downstairs, access to any kind of food that he wants, and nonstop vacations and “golf outings” should not look like a desiccated corpse walking around on stage in Denver. Something is seriously wrong. Of course, his medical records are kept hidden and not released to the public (unlike any president before him). I used to volunteer a lot with AIDS charities here in Boystown and would deliver holiday meals to shut-in AIDS patients who looked more robust and alive than Barack Obama did last night. Minitrue won’t talk about it…or even mention it…but THAT was not a healthy man up there. That was someone who will be in a wheelchair or be bed-ridden soon.

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  6. October 4, 2012 10:23 pm

    Not the Real Romney? But That Was The Real Barack Obama.. we saw last night without his Teleprompter.

    Obama Takes Shots At Romney In First Post-Debate Speech: ‘That Was Not The Real Mitt Romney’

    The morning after the first presidential debate, President Barack Obama was back on the campaign trail speaking at a rally in the frigid Colorado weather. He opened his speech by going after Republican opponent Mitt Romney, blasting the candidate for not being “the real Mitt Romney” by contradicting his own campaign beliefs while on stage last night.

    “It couldn’t have been Mitt Romney because the real Mitt Romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts in favor of the wealthy,” said the president. “The fellow on stage last night said he didn’t know anything about that.”

    He continued: “The real Mitt Romney said we don’t need any more teachers in our classrooms. but — don’t boo, vote — the fellow on stage last night, he loves teachers. Can’t get enough of them.”

    The president also hit at Romney for saying on stage Wednesday night that he hadn’t heard of tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs, despite being known as a “pioneer” of companies that have outsourced in the past. “He said, if it’s true, he must need a new accountant. Now we know for sure it was not the real Mitt Romney because he seem to be doing just fine with his current accountant,” quipped Obama.

    “The man on stage last night he does not want to be held accountable for the real Mitt Romney’s decisions and what he’s been saying for the last year. And that’s because he knows full well that we don’t want what he’s been selling for the last year,” he said before continuing on to explain what he believes the “truth” is about all of Romney’s positions.

  7. October 4, 2012 10:29 pm

    JUST IN:

    Was Obama rattled by developing donor scandal story?

    October 4, 2012 | 9:51 pm

    President Obama’s reelection campaign, rattled by his Wednesday night debate performance, could be in for even worse news. According to knowledgeable sources, a national magazine and a national web site are preparing a blockbuster donor scandal story.

    Sources told Secrets that the Obama campaign has been trying to block the story. But a key source said it plans to publish the story Friday or, more likely, Monday.

    According to the sources, a taxpayer watchdog group conducted a nine-month investigation into presidential and congressional fundraising and has uncovered thousands of cases of credit card solicitations and donations to Obama and Capitol Hill, allegedly from unsecure accounts, and many from overseas. That might be a violation of federal election laws.

    The Obama campaign has received hundreds of millions in small dollar donations, many via credit card donations through their website. On Thursday, the campaign announced a record September donor haul of $150 million.

    At the end of the 2008 presidential campaign, the Obama-Biden effort was hit with a similar scandal. At the time, the Washington Post reported that the Obama campaign let donors use “largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor’s identity.”

  8. October 4, 2012 10:32 pm

  9. October 5, 2012 7:01 am

    Scathing analysis of Obama’s debate performance. It has been mentioned about half way thru.. mid point of the debate, a sound was heard something like a gunshot(?) Obama wheeled around looking behind him….then the nervous laugh.

    About PBS.. George Soros has control of PBS as it’s biggest donor. Big Bird is not the problem. Yes, George Soros IS….

    HURT: Obama the debater: Making Jimmy Carter look awesome

    Party like it’s 1980!

    Bewildered and lost without his teleprompter, President Obama flailed all around the debate stage last night. He was stuttering, nervous and petulant. It was like he had been called in front of the principal after goofing around for four years and blowing off all his homework.

    Not since Jimmy Carter faced Ronald Reagan has the U.S. presidency been so embarrassingly represented in public. Actually, that’s an insult to Jimmy Carter.

    The split screen was most devastating. Mitt Romney spoke forthrightly, with carefully studied facts and details at the ready. He looked right at the president and accused him of being miles out of his depth.

    Mr. Obama? His eyes were glued to his lectern, looking guilty and angry and impatient with all the vagaries of democracy. This debate was seriously chafing him.

    What exactly was Mr. Obama’s strategy here? Did he figure with so many people unemployed in this abomination of an economy he should go for the sympathy vote? Like voters could relate to a guy who is just scared pantsless that he is about to lose his job?

    In the middle of the bloodletting segment about jobs, Mr. Romney said good-naturedly: “This is fun.”

    Almost pleading, Mr. Obama reached out to the moderator for a lifeline: “You may want to move onto another topic.”

    When an unexpected noise went off behind him, Mr. Obama wheeled around to look as if to ask, “Time to go?”


    Turns out, it was the first honest thing we have heard from Mr. Obama’s campaign: The president really was absolutely terrible on the debate stage.

    Maybe the next debate will be on something other than the economy that won’t be so bad for Mr. Obama.

    Perhaps they could hold a debate on street organizing.

    Who knew anyone on the planet could make Mitt Romney look easy, relaxed, smooth and human?

  10. October 5, 2012 7:15 am

    Could it be, Obama is pulling in his horns due to his miserable debate performance affecting his influx of donations? How many 5 digit a plate dinners have been cancelled since the debate? Investors are getting cold feet after watching a floundering investment going down hill that may not pay off?

    DCCC Cancels $96,000 Ad Buy Against Allen West

  11. October 5, 2012 7:19 am

    More Bad News: ILLINOIS Throwing in the Towel?

    Obama Collapse in Illinois: Tied in District He Won by 23 Points in ’08

    Back in August, a poll showed Obama with just a 12-point lead over Romney in Cook County, Illinois. While he posted a huge lead in the city of Chicago, the poll found him actually losing to Romney in suburban Cook County. It was a shock that I set aside as an outlier.

  12. October 5, 2012 7:24 am

    New phenomenon.. a castrating media virus slowly making it’s way through the airwaves…

    BIG Media ridiculing Obama. Today Show poking fun at Obama asking what was he writing during the debate? Was he writing in his diary? TS Cast roars with laughter… even Roker..

  13. October 5, 2012 1:12 pm

    Post-Debate Bounce: Romney Tied or Ahead In OH, FL, VA

    The first post-debate polls are just starting to get released, and in both Ohio, Florida, and Virginia (if you believed the wildly skewed media polls showing insurmountable leads for Obama), Mitt Romney has bounced back in ways the corrupt media said was impossible.

    According Rasmussen, in Ohio, the race is statistically tied among likely voters with Obama ahead by only a single point: 50-49%. In a tighter screen meant to gauge enthusiasm and “certainty” of voting, it’s Romney who takes the lead, 52-48%.

    Rasmussen’s numbers are back up by pollster We Ask America, which shows Romney leading 47-46%.

    The deep dive numbers are even more impressive. Ohio voters trust Romney more on the economy by a margin of 49-45%, and bests Obama on national security, 48-47%.

    In better news for Romney in Ohio, one of the great underreported stories is how well the GOP is doing in closing the early voting gap:

    In a remarkable reversal of fortune for President Obama in Ohio, the GOP has closed the huge gap in absentee ballot requests used by early voters that favored the Democrats and the president in 2008, setting up what one state analyst said could be a Mitt Romney blowout on Election Day.

    While in 2008, 33 percent of the 1,158,301 absentee ballots went to Democrats and just 19 percent to registered Republicans, a 14-point gap, this year 29 percent are being requested by Democrats and 24 percent by Republicans, a five-point gap.

    An underreported detail in this underreported story is how much time and money the Romney campaign has put into its ground game. I’ve read that Team Romney is waaaay ahead of where McCain ever was . Also, the Tea Party, that’s nowhere near as dead as the media would like, is moving mountains to get our vote out all across the country and in the swing states. We learned a lot about mobilizing our vote in 2010 and that experience is apparently being put to very good use this year.

    The news for Romney in the equally crucial swing state of Virginia is even better. Though statistically tied, Romney is up in this poll, 49-48%. We Aks America pfives Romney a three-point lead, 48-45%.

    In Florida, We Ask America has Romney up by three, 49-46%.

    The best news here is that Romney is showing he can hit 50%. That’s a crucial benchmark for a challenger and until now, one that’s eluded Romney in most polls.

    Actually the best news is that the momentum is all with Mitt Romney right now. The trend is even more important than the numbers.

  14. October 5, 2012 1:14 pm

    REPORT: Obama Camp. Threatens NAACP Official

    The Illinois political director of President Barack Obama’s campaign allegedly threatened a Chicago NAACP official because he did not support Obama’s reelection campaign.

    David Lowery, the president of the South Suburban Branch of the NAACP, alleged to CBS Chicago that Louis Raymond, the Obama official, threatened him during a phone call because Lowery did not support Obama. Lowery felt Obama did not adequately address the concerns and issues of the black community.

    “You know what? I know everything about you,” Raymond allegedly said, according Lowery. “We’ve been watching you, and since you don’t support Obama, we’ll deal with you.”

    Lowery filed a report with local police “in case something happens.”

    Even though Lowery noted a non-profit cannot support a president, he said the campaign suggested the NAACP should be fully supporting the Obama campaign. This is a sign the Obama campaign is worried about the black vote. Lowery, according to CBS Chicago, has repeatedly voiced his displeasure with Obama on his radio show called “Let the Truth Be Told.”

    The Obama campaign, in a statement, dismissed Lowery’s claims as a “miscommunication.”

    “There seems to have been a miscommunication regarding this conversation and we have since discussed with the campaign staffer in an effort to clarify the matter,” the Obama campaign said in a statement. “The President continues to support the mission and principles of the NAACP and the work they do.” statement said.

  15. October 5, 2012 1:17 pm

    Obama Debate Excuses: Blame Lehrer!

  16. October 5, 2012 1:22 pm

    JACK WELCH: Obama Is Manipulating The Jobs Numbers Because His Debate Performance Was Awful:


  17. October 5, 2012 2:17 pm

    Manipulating, magic to pull out a huge drop in UMP 1 month before the election to the best month in 289 years even beating Bill Clinton years, so yes, i’d say Solis is a lying cow who has deliberately got the result she went for.

  18. October 5, 2012 2:52 pm

    This is very good and it backs up what i have seen in data that Ohio will go to Romney.

    “Simply stated, Cuyahoga County has lost enough Democrats and independents since 2008 that, when projected across the state of Ohio, Obama’s big 2008 gains are all gone. Given how drastically voter registration has changed in Cuyahoga County since 2008, it is likely that Romney can carry the state of Ohio, which is quite contrary to what popular media polls are saying.”

    That’s the analysis of Clinton Cooper at Election Insights, an Ohio firm that uses geographic information systems (GIS) and election data to illustrate the political landscape of the electorate.

    While most pundits and media outlets are focused on the latest polls, flitting from registered voters to probable voters to undecided voters to disaffected voters to Karl Rove’s trusty whiteboard, Cooper claims the polls are inaccurate and that there’s a more scientific method for determining both voter turnout and the probable outcome of the election. In an exclusive interview with PJ Media, he said that his “simple model estimation shows that with certainty, current polling estimations in Ohio are based on outdated or ill-informed assumptions resulting in wrong conclusions.”

    Cooper has been involved in local and regional government and politics for the last 10 years, serving in a policy advisory role for several government agencies and consulting firms in Ohio. He has a master’s degree in city and regional planning from The Ohio State University and 10 years of progressive experience in geographic information systems and statistical modeling. His company, based in northeast Ohio, blends geographic information systems with predictive statistical modeling to help candidates develop and implement winning campaign strategies.

    read on.

  19. October 5, 2012 3:44 pm

    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s widely-acknowledged victory in Wednesday’s presidential debate has helped him to draw even or slightly ahead in several key swing states, according to polls released Friday.

    A poll by We Ask America found Mr. Romney leading President Obama by 3 percentage points in Florida and Virginia and by 1 point in Ohio, after polls have consistently shown the president leading over the past month.

  20. October 5, 2012 4:55 pm

    People have lost the adoration or fear…..

    An Ohio man at the market told President Obama that business has been “Terrible since you got here,” according to the White House pool report. Via the pool report:

    Potus stopped to meet people waiting for him, where he did the requisite hand-shaking, high-fiving and the rare baby-holding before going on to chat with proprietors at Turczyk’s Meats and the adjoining Larry Vilstein’s, Christopher Bakery and Edward Badbuster & Son. He then asked the proprietor at Rolston Poultry how business was going. “Terrible since you got here,” the man said. Pool could not get close enough to the Rolston Poultry man to get his name or political affiliation. Potus didn’t appear amused by the sentiment.

    The president visited Cleveland’s West Side Market this afternoon.

  21. October 5, 2012 5:03 pm

    Romney telling it like it is: YAY!

    Romney: Jobs growth not enough to re-elect Obama

    WEYERS CAVE, Va. — The jobs picture improved in September, but Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said the fall in the nation’s jobless rate still is not enough to justify giving President Obama another term in office.

    “This is not what a real recovery looks like,” Mr. Romney said in a statement, pointing to what he said was a downward trend of job-creation. “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.”

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics‘ key jobs survey said the economy added 114,000 new jobs in September, and BLS said the unemployment rate dipped to 7.8 percent — a drop of three-tenths of a percent.

    That means the rate is now back down to what it was in January 2009, when Mr. Obama took office, inheriting a recession from President George W. Bush.

    BLS also revised July and August job numbers upward by a combined 86,000, suggesting a slightly better jobs picture over the summer than was reported at the time.

    The jobs news comes just two days after Mr. Romney seemed to be gaining momentum from a strong debate performance.

    The Republican presidential nominee loses a major talking point from the campaign trail, where he regularly talked about the streak of consecutive months the unemployment rate had remained above 8 percent.

    Mr. Romney on Friday said the jobs picture is still bleak — particularly because of the millions who have dropped out of the market altogether.

    “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,” Mr. Romney said in his statement. “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.”

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