Sponsored Content
« GOP House Offers $100 Billion $60 Billion $32 Billion in Spending Cuts | Main | Douche Ex Machina »
February 03, 2011

Gallup: Unemployment Up to 9.8%; Underemployment/Discouraged Worker Rate at 18.9%

And yet Obama is at 50%.

Obama will not be a lock in 2012 because of these awful numbers. They may get better by 2012, but not by much.

But the fact that he remains at around 50% even with the worst economy since the Depression means he's not going to be easy to beat, either. For whatever reason, right or wrong, the public thinks the GOP (or at least Bush) is largely responsible for this and Obama is just a bit hapless in being unable to fix things.

Putting politics aside: Not only is that unemployment rate very high but it has been very high for a long, long time. We're not talking about people being out of work for six months, which is bad enough. We're talking about our fellow Americans being out of work for two years or so and diminishing chances of finding work in the next year or two besides.

This is just horrible.

People don't blame Obama. They should. The crisis was falling on the country as he assumed office (and he was partly responsible himself, anyway, having been a Senator for four years before the crisis), and, instead of addressing that, he used it to force through a bunch of political agenda items the Democrats had sought for decades.

So here we are. You don't have a job but in 2014 you may or may not have a really shitty version of Medicare for the Young.

"It Didn't Have To Be This Way": My suggestion for a three minute ad. Show the choices Obama made or didn't make, and how he made them or didn't make them (like subcontracting out the Stimulus to noted economists Nancy Pelosi, PhD., and Doctor Harry Reid), and what other choices were on the table -- talked up by conservative economists who you know are smart because they're filmed behind a desk with books behind them. And how things could have been different.

It's time to start pinning the Tale on this particular Donkey.

digg this
posted by Ace at 03:51 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Pixy Misa: "[i]6 Pixy You might want to check in the ONT if ..."

Ciampino -- Remember Maintentenance-free: When it breaks, it can't be fixed: "Assembler for the win! ..."

pawn: "The future: After we scan the AI generated clow ..."

Erik In Texas: "Good morning. It's 3am. Just in case you needed to ..."

Ciampino -- Maintenance-free: When it breaks, it can't be fixed: "Heck I can remember when Modula 2 was going to rep ..."

Aetius451AD Work Laptop: "AI seems to be the refuge of lazy people who do no ..."

pawn: "Pixy You might want to check in the ONT if your ..."

Pixy Misa: "Well, it doesn't not work. That's a good sign. ..."

Pixy Misa: "Just testing something... ..."

pawn: "Forty Two that is all..... ..."

Pixy Misa: "Got tied up at work, and it took a few minutes to ..."

Skip: "PIXY NOOD ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64