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April 10, 2012

Obama Can't Even Get a Guy A Job When He Personally Intervenes
Update: Romney Uses "War on Women" Meme Against Obama

Remember that live chat Obama did?

Where a woman asked why Obama was issuing so many visas to foreign engineers, when her own husband couldn't land a job in the field?

And Obama said to forward the resume along, and he'd do what could?

That guy still doesn't have a job.

The “optics” of this story are absolutely horrible for the White House, but it was actually horrible from the moment it began. The idea that Americans should have to beg the royal court for indulgences – which the court then demonstrates it cannot provide! – is nauseating, and it’s not a new aspect of the Obama presidency. In the very first weeks of his Administration, he was at a town hall meeting in Florida when a homeless woman asked him for a house, and lo! A house was soon offered, after the President hugged her.

The President loves to govern by anecdote, peppering his speeches with references to all the letters of supplication he receives from the New Poor (formerly known as “the middle class”) All of these people’s lives will supposedly be shattered if the Obama agenda is opposed. The childish absurdity of basing the decisions of a titanic mega-government on a handful of personal appeals never occurs to him, or to the media, which congratulates him on his political skill in “personalizing” huge social “crises.” That’s how the last shreds of cold, hard reason are steamed out of our discussion of the most bankrupt government in history.

It’s Obamanomics in a nutshell: if you’re lucky enough to find your way into his carefully controlled town hall meetings, or you’ve got the right political connections, you can do okay… until things get so bad that His Majesty can no longer wave his hand and cause bounty to be showered upon selected peasants.

John Podhoretz writes that March's poor hiring figures are a major problem for Obama.

The Narrative had been things were improving -- not quickly, but still. At least Obama could run on that -- "things are improving, albeit anemically."

What if they're not even doing that?

[Obama's] acknowledgment of the bad news was merely to say that, yes, “there will be ups and downs along the way.”

...

Aside from being flip, the president’s words were also incorrect as a matter of fact: If there is a real and undeniable economic recovery going on as we speak, there shouldn’t be “ups and downs.” A recovery is ups without downs.

During a recovery, growth is pretty much across the board...

They say the public makes its mind up about the economy 6-9 months before an election. We are closing in the last possible chance for Obama.

Romney Echoes Rush: A couple of days ago Rush Limbaugh said it wasn't the Republicans waging war on women -- it was Obama, with policies that have put women out of work.

Not sure if the RNC said it first. That was the subject of the "TRUE BUT FALSE" fact check cited earlier.

Well, Romney's saying it now.

“There’s been some talk about a war on women,” Romney said. “The real war on women has been waged by the Obama administration’s failure on the economy.”

...

“Do you know what percent of job losses in the Obama years have been casualties of women losing jobs as opposed to men?,” Romney said. “92.3 percent of the job losses during the Obama years have been women who lost those jobs. The real war on women has been the job losses as a result of the Obama economy.”


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