GOP nominates Obama as Roy Barnes’ running mate

When President Obama comes to Atlanta on Monday, Roy Barnes will not be at his side. The Democratic nominee for governor is scheduled to be campaigning that day among the good people of South Georgia, which puts as much distance as possible between himself and the president.

However, once Georgia Republicans settle on a candidate of their own in the Aug. 10 runoff, Barnes is likely to find it a little more difficult to maintain that separation. Judging from rhetoric in the GOP primary and races elsewhere around the country, Republicans plan to make the 2010 elections a referendum on Washington in general and Obama in particular, even in races such as governor that have little or nothing to do with the federal government.

Here in Georgia, that means the GOP will be trying to link Obama to Barnes as if they were Siamese twins.

Results of a recent poll conducted by the Georgia Newspaper Partnership explain the virtues of that strategy. Among other things, the poll found that 56 percent of Georgians oppose the president’s controversial health insurance reform plan and support its repeal.

Overall, only 37 percent of Georgians approve of Obama’s job performance. Among likely white voters, where the GOP is strongest, that approval rating falls to 18 percent. In light of those numbers, defining the election as a referendum on Obama makes a lot of sense.

Fervor also plays into the GOP calculation. In nonpresidential elections, motivating turnout is difficult. Party leaders hope that by depicting a vote for a Republican as an act of rebellion against Washington, they can inspire their base and convert anger at the federal government into gains at the state and local levels as well.
But here in Georgia, that strategy has yet another important advantage for the GOP.

The party has held the governor’s office for the last eight years and for most of that time it has controlled the Legislature as well. Yet in all that time, it has made little progress in addressing critical state challenges such as unemployment, transportation, education and the water war with Florida and Alabama, among others.
(Barnes, in contrast, was accused of trying to do too much too quickly as governor from 1999-2003, which some believe caused his defeat.)

The GOP has been particularly apathetic, and at times even antagonistic, toward metro Atlanta, an attitude that has allowed other metro regions to emerge as competitors.

Transportation, for example, has long been key to Georgia’s prosperity, but in recent years we’ve been investing less per capita in transportation than any state but Tennessee. And even when the economy was doing well, Gov. Sonny Perdue and his colleagues were slicing billions from state aid for education, another important driver of long-term prosperity.

Perhaps as a result, Georgia’s unemployment rate has now exceeded the national average for 33 consecutive months. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Georgia has lost more jobs from June 2009 to June 2010 than any state but California, a state with almost four times our population.

That record contradicts GOP claims that low taxes — and by extension low public investment in our physical and human infrastructure — would make the state a leader in job growth, a message that they continue to preach even now.

As both parties understand, political campaigns are almost always won by the side that is able to define the agenda. While Georgia Republicans try to stoke public ire at faraway Washington, Barnes will ask voters to look instead at what’s happened for the last eight years under the Gold Dome in Atlanta.

That is, after all, where a governor has the greatest impact.

287 comments Add your comment

Granny Godzilla

July 27th, 2010
7:28 am

That’s only only fair.

Handal and Deal have running mates named Bush and Cheney.

joe matarotz

July 27th, 2010
7:29 am

Jay, we get it that you are against lower taxes. If you personally want to pay more, by all means be our guest.

TnGelding

July 27th, 2010
7:31 am

Let the games begin! Barnes in a landslide. Obama lives to fight another day.

God Opposes Pettiness.

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/pettiness.html

Normal

July 27th, 2010
7:32 am

Georgia politics give me a rash. Pandering to emotion and fear is a way to get elected maybe, but then what? Emotion and fear won’t fix what’s broken.

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
7:33 am

TnG – from your link:

I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people.
Kevin Costner

well said.

TnGelding

July 27th, 2010
7:33 am

Anyone that doesn’t understand that we all have to start paying more taxes just isn’t thinking. Too many of us, myself included, aren’t paying anything.

Outhouse GoKart

July 27th, 2010
7:34 am

GA Unemployment numbers are higher due to the Obama administrations inadequacy.

Normal

July 27th, 2010
7:34 am

Tn,
I like this one the best…

In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.
Margaret J. Wheatley

Outhouse GoKart

July 27th, 2010
7:35 am

Cut these silly govt services, entitlements…

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
7:35 am

TnG – and, on the flipside, anyone who doesn’t understand that cuts have to be made across the board (including the DoD) is in a state of denial, as well.

Normal

July 27th, 2010
7:35 am

Outhouse GoKart

July 27th, 2010
7:34 am

BS…Prove it.

TnGelding

July 27th, 2010
7:35 am

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
7:33 am

And he had the equipment for the oil spill.

Have a great day in the UK! I’ve been missing you guys and gals.

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
7:36 am

“GA Unemployment numbers are higher due to the Obama administrations inadequacy.”

that doesn’t even make sense. are you saying that Obama has specifically targeted GA for higher unemployment?

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
7:37 am

TnG – glad to see you back! :-)

Normal

July 27th, 2010
7:38 am

To make it right, EVERYBODY has to sux it up a little and have to pay a little more. Just think of it as the patriotic thing to do.

TnGelding

July 27th, 2010
7:38 am

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
7:35 am

True, but have you heard one political leader call for cutting the Pentagon’s budget by a significant amount? Freezing spending would accomplish the goal elsewhere. It has to be done over time to avoid another recession.

TnGelding

July 27th, 2010
7:41 am

Normal

July 27th, 2010
7:38 am

Amen! But they’d rather stick a flag on their foreign-made vehicle as they vacation on the Mediterranean.

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
7:42 am

TnG … well, Gates did back in May …

meanwhile …. I’m just waiting for our “cut entitlements” crowd to show their bile over this:

“BAGHDAD — Because of poor record-keeping and lax oversight, the Department of Defense cannot account for how it spent $2.6 billion that belonged to the Iraqi government, according to the inspector general for Iraq reconstruction. ”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/26/AR2010072605535.html?hpid=moreheadlines

g’head. dazzle me.

TnGelding

July 27th, 2010
7:43 am

Be nice! I’m off to conquer the world!

Normal

July 27th, 2010
7:43 am

USinUK,
From below…the reason I was late yesterday was because I refused to pay emergency room fees so I waited to go to urgent care. Turns out I have a cracked bone in my right foot, a dislocated right thumb and sprained wrist (right one too). Good thing I’m left handed (go figure) :)

By the way, I chortled at that one too, happens to me all the time when I nap on the couch…

Saul Good

July 27th, 2010
7:43 am

Joe at 7:29am… please tell me all of the taxes the republicans running GA lowered this past session.

Time for that morning run… that should give you enough to come up with your list.

stands for decibels

July 27th, 2010
7:44 am

a vote for a Republican as an act of rebellion against Washington

Oh goodie, that farm-fresh refrain–our seat of government is EVIL.

Do other countries have to deal with this crap, year in and year out? Do the English pols run against London? the French pols bash Paris? do the Swiss diss Bern?

Do their voters call these pols “imbeciles” and tell them to go pound salt, and vote for those politicians who don’t indulge in this childish wedge-messaging? Please tell me they do.

TnGelding

July 27th, 2010
7:46 am

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
7:42 am

True, but he’s a bureaucrat, not a politician.

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
7:46 am

Normal – OUCH!!! I hope they gave you some good meds! moving forward, tell the grandkid – you put it in the tree, you get it back out!

dB – ” Do the English pols run against London?” yes. despite the northward flow of £££.

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
7:47 am

as for me … I’m with TBogg, “Personally I’m waiting on an internal document dump from a Halliburton/KBR or Blackwater/Xe wherein we find that they have been slipping the insurgents a little cash and some weaponry just to grease the wheels of the profiteering gravy train. It’ll probably be listed as a “marketing expenses” like giving out those little sample packs of cigarettes.”

http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/07/25/massive-wikileak-document-dump-to-spawn-sarah-palin-facebook-outrage-post-as-soon-as-someone-writes-it-for-her/

stands for decibels

July 27th, 2010
7:50 am

we find that they have been slipping the insurgents a little cash and some weaponry

Indirectly, we already do of course–the country’s GDP is essentially composed of military and support services these days.

Normal

July 27th, 2010
7:54 am

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
7:46 am

Well, you see, we had a problem there…. I was perfectly willing to hold the ladder and catch him if he fell, but if you had seen the look his Nana gave me…well, let’s just say there was an artic wind blowin’ trough.

One thing I have to say about the whole episode…I fell about fifteen/twenty feet and landed in an English Ivy patch. I also passed out for a few seconds as the air was knocked out of me. The last thing I heard was…”Cooool, Grandpa”. At least he didn’t want me to do it again….his Nana would probably have made me… :)

larry

July 27th, 2010
7:55 am

If i was Barnes’ campign manager……………I would start running Bush/Cheney ads against Handel/Deal.

Wasnt Handel a cheerleader in high school? Like Bush?

And the Cheney/ Deal comparison would fit to a tee.

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
7:57 am

Normal – I bet the little man also got a kick out of the fact that his grandpa made that comic “oof” sound when he landed, too!

but, I’m afraid to ask how the cat was involved.

Normal

July 27th, 2010
8:02 am

USinUK,
Aaahhh, the cat. Never saw it before, but I suspect it was stalking something. If I ever see it again though, I just might find out if cats really do taste like chicken.

stands for decibels

July 27th, 2010
8:02 am

”Cooool, Grandpa”.

Really should be on the short list of Things To Put On One’s Tombstone.

TaxPayer

July 27th, 2010
8:07 am

GA Unemployment numbers are higher due to the Obama administrations inadequacy.

There’s your sign.

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
8:08 am

Taxpayer – 8:07 – so … what has Sonny been doing these last 8 years? praying for rain???

Doggone/GA

July 27th, 2010
8:09 am

“what has Sonny been doing these last 8 years? praying for rain???”

Well…give him credit, it seems to have worked!

Finn McCool

July 27th, 2010
8:10 am

The party has held the governor’s office for the last eight years and for most of that time it has controlled the Legislature as well. Yet in all that time, it has made little progress in addressing critical state challenges such as unemployment, transportation, education and the water war with Florida and Alabama, among others.

Do nothing…unless it involves voting their buddies tax breaks. So sad so sad.

Normal

July 27th, 2010
8:12 am

Larry, I like the way you think!

But Democrats always will try to appeal to ones intellect by asking questions like, “Are you better off now and before the GOP took over?”
“Has your education system improved?” “Has your personal wellfare improved?” “Are your children getting the proper healthcare they need?”

But the average Georgian is angry and doesn’t want to listen to reason or appeals to their intelect…it hurts their head. They would rather blame authority…and this is what Georgia Republicans are really good at. They can deflect what is really their fault and make it seem like it’s somebody else’s fault. They do dance a mean sidestep…

Finn McCool

July 27th, 2010
8:13 am

BP’s Hayward is being shipped off to Siberia? Is that a figure of speech or is he really going?

larry

July 27th, 2010
8:13 am

You forgot Finn, about the huge tax break the govenor signed for himself. I didnt know you could do that and still hold elective office.

DEEP THROAT

July 27th, 2010
8:14 am

When will people undersdand that Bush and Cheney are no longer in office, Oblunder has been in office how long now and is rapidly destroying this country.

Doggone/GA

July 27th, 2010
8:14 am

“BP’s Hayward is being shipped off to Siberia? Is that a figure of speech or is he really going”

I think it’s a joke, based on the truth…yesterday they were saying he’s taking an assignment in Russia (which I took to be Moscow, but I didn’t hear the full report)

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
8:16 am

Doggone – too well – friends are still living at their mother’s because their home was badly flooded.

fortunately, that awful big government that everyone despises knocked down a few houses and created a flood plain/retention pool next door to my best friend in Brookhaven … that action actually saved dozens of houses further downstream.

but, of course, government never does anything right and business would have been just as happy to have taken care of that.

larry

July 27th, 2010
8:17 am

Yeah, i know how Georgian republicans are. Lived here all my life with the exception of two years in North Carolina.

The republian mantra…………distort and divide. If you have the stories lately, Deal and Handel, have been arguing about abortion, instead of jobs.

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
8:17 am

larry – good grief – that sounds a LOT like Silvio Berlusconi who made certain illegal acts legal, retrospectively, so that he could avoid prison.

Sonny. Silvio. who knew?

stands for decibels

July 27th, 2010
8:19 am

but, of course, government never does anything right and business would have been just as happy to have taken care of that.

because, you see, government is populated by exoskeleton alien life forms programmed to destroy this country…

Doggone/GA

July 27th, 2010
8:20 am

“Doggone – too well”

Yeah…well…after nearly 3 years of dought, and my property is surrounded by undeveloped, heavily tree laden properties – drought scares me a LOT more than rain. The threat of a forest fire was very sobering, but then I don’t live in a flood plain. In fact, I’m almost 1500 feet above Atlanta.

Which reminds me of a story. When I first moved into N.GA I didn’t usually listen to the radio or watch TV. At one point, my first year here, they had a severe rain warning in my area and were telling people that if their well-head was underwater to not drink the water. So my Mother called me to let me know.

Since I live on the side of a steep hill, and as I said I’m so high above Atlanta…I just told her “If MY well-heard goes underwater, you better hope your Ark doesn’t leak!”

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
8:21 am

dB – unless they’re republican.

larry

July 27th, 2010
8:21 am

Yep, postive job growth in the privite sector is really destroying this country. If i were the president , i would give the speech in front of a huge banner showing the graph shaped like a bikini. Jobs are being created, not as fast as people would like or need. But we stopped losing jobs months ago.

Gale

July 27th, 2010
8:22 am

If we could keep Georgians focused on the real issues; water, jobs transportation to name a few, we might get good governance. As long as money flows in response to abortion, gay marriage, whatever, then we get the best liar/rabble rouser elected to office.

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
8:24 am

Doggone – :lol: – when I first moved here, we were in a drought followed by horrible flooding the following year –

http://www.greatdreams.com/weather/070723_UK_under_water.jpg

like you, we live at the top of a VERY high hill – I took one look at the flooding and told my husband that, no matter where we move, we will NEVER live in a valley!

Outhouse GoKart

July 27th, 2010
8:25 am

Poor Barnes…being linked to Obama, directly or indirectly, is like having an anvil tied around ones neck and tossed into a deep quiet river.

Doggone/GA

July 27th, 2010
8:25 am

“As long as money flows in response to abortion, gay marriage”

Yep, and don’t EVEN ask: with the R’s in power in Washington for 6 years, and in power in GA for 8 years…how’s that workin’ for ya? Because you’ll wait a LONG time for an answer!

Outhouse GoKart

July 27th, 2010
8:26 am

Obama has become a huge liability for the Dems…kinda like Carter!!

YEA BABY!!

Doggone/GA

July 27th, 2010
8:26 am

“no matter where we move, we will NEVER live in a valley!”

I’m with you on that! And I have an addtional rule that I will not live in a house that is lower then the road. There’s a house near me that has the ROOF line BELOW our street. I can just envision waking up one day to find a car on your roof!

DEEP THROAT

July 27th, 2010
8:27 am

Gale 8:22 sounds like you’re describing Oblamer.

larry

July 27th, 2010
8:27 am

Poor Handel/Deal…..being linked to Bush/Cheney , directly or indirectly , is like having an anvil tied around ones neck and tossed into a deep quiet river.

All those typos. Fixed them for ya. Your welcome.

Outhouse GoKart

July 27th, 2010
8:28 am

“I can just envision waking up one day to find a car on your roof!”

Or a Big-Wheel.

Normal

July 27th, 2010
8:28 am

Gale

July 27th, 2010
8:22 am

Exactly! And that is what the Groegia GOP does best!

alot

July 27th, 2010
8:29 am

joe matarotz -

Good luck getting a democrat to pay more taxes. They rail against tax cuts but I have yet to meet any democrat that paid more taxes than what they were responsible for. funny how they always skip that box that says that you can pay more taxes. they only do it if everyone does it. doesnt sound like doing what is right. sounds like they want every lemming to jump off the cliff with them.

if you want higher taxes, you dont need congress to enact it. you can pay more.

Outhouse GoKart

July 27th, 2010
8:30 am

Uh uncle larry…Bush/Cheney is old news and the link you propose is grasping at straws. Good luck with all of that.

Perhaps Barnes should offer to share his make-up kaboodle with Mr Oblunder.

Gammer

July 27th, 2010
8:30 am

Granny Godzilla – “That’s only only fair. Handal and Deal have running mates named Bush and Cheney.”

This horse is way past dead. Give it a rest. Time for you and Olbermann to let go. Breathe deep and count to 3.

larry

July 27th, 2010
8:30 am

Handel/Deal………………………. Bush/Cheney

Ya’ll dance the “deficits don’t matter until we get out of office ” dance.

Normal

July 27th, 2010
8:30 am

Outhouse,
I think The Democrats have one major advantage…You are linked to the GOP. Keep blogging friend, you are helping more than you know…

DEEP THROAT

July 27th, 2010
8:30 am

Larry say after me Bush and Cheney are no longer in office…Bush and Cheney are no longer in office Oblamer has been in office for over EIGHTEEN MONTHS and yet unemployment is of no concern of his.

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
8:31 am

Doggone – seriously! I know exactly what you’re talking about and have often thought the same (either a car is going to wind up on the roof, or after a bad rain, the house is going to be 500′ further down the hill)

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

July 27th, 2010
8:31 am

Well, it’s downright unSouthren to vote for a Democrat. So when the Handel woman or Deal win the runoff, I’ll just hold my nose and vote for the winner. One’s a gay-lover and the other’s a outright crook, but they got the R after their name. Besides, we got enough water and the schools will just waste the money on teaching and junk like that. And I wouldn’t pay a plug nickle to help Atlanta out. The roads up my way is pretty good.

What we need is another Tax Cut. It’s for sure we won’t get one from Barnes.

Have a good day everybody.

Doggone/GA

July 27th, 2010
8:31 am

“Bush and Cheney are no longer in office ”

Neither is Abraham Lincoln, but his legacy…and their’s…live on.

Scout

July 27th, 2010
8:32 am

Jay:

Even Granny in her first post lays it out like it is. Isn’t it a little hypocritical to state otherwise?

Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed this morning ?

Normal

July 27th, 2010
8:32 am

Gammer

July 27th, 2010
8:30 am

Dead horse only to the ones who want to pretend it never happened…

larry

July 27th, 2010
8:34 am

Bush./Cheney may be old news but we keep suffering for their mistakes , especially deregulation or not enforcing the regulations like they should.

I didnt know i had two nephews ? I thought i only had one and he’s 15 !!

Maybe i need to have a talk with my sister.

Outhouse GoKart

July 27th, 2010
8:35 am

Ahhh…seeing the Dems running about like headless baby chicks is so refreshing. Their day of reckoning is coming…

jt

July 27th, 2010
8:36 am

This has got to be a big blow for the federosexual© crowd. ( all wealth flows from Washington, intentions are better than results, gimmee, etc……….).

By smoozing President Obama, Barnes could have had Bernake firing the ole printing presses up for a few billion federal dollars for “people movers” throughout the metro area. Instead, he’s busy. IMHO, he’s a coward.

Quite indicative.

President Reagan had DEMOCRAT governors vying for his time. Even democrat CANDIDATES.

Oh well ……………………….lawyers.

TaxPayer

July 27th, 2010
8:38 am

Georgia’s Republicans do want politicians to appeal to their intellect. So, dumb it down. And remember to use lots of fear and hate in any exchange. Also, keep in mind that they do not know the difference between weather and climate or degrees F versus degrees C, etc.

FrankLeeDarling

July 27th, 2010
8:39 am

If only the Bush Cheney era was REALLY gone,but we are stuck with a bunch of their hacks and residual meme’s.The Georgia GOP Is a rerun of Bush Cheney policies,A re gifting if you will.

Outhouse GoKart

July 27th, 2010
8:40 am

Yes…keep reaching into the hate/fear bag o tricks…that should work!

Barnes may want to separate himself from OBumbler, and rightly so, however that probably will not work…seems no win situation for Barnes.

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
8:41 am

wow. so a Democratic gubernatorial candidate in a RED state doesn’t want to be seen with a Democratic president that the GOP and GOP-media calls socialist.

… and the shock-factor in this equation is … what???

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
8:41 am

“Yes…keep reaching into the hate/fear bag o tricks…that should work!”

to what are you referring?

larry

July 27th, 2010
8:42 am

Wasnt it Barnes who gave us property owners a tax cut throught the govenors exemption program ?

And lets see………….. who was going after it 2 days after he entered the office

And who finally got it last year, rising taxes for all the Georgia’s property owners?

DEEP THROAT

July 27th, 2010
8:42 am

Doggone, Lincoln was a republican and you Liberals berated him while he was in office’ threatened impeachment, criticized him, and now you want to ride his legacy, such a hypocrite.

Saul Good

July 27th, 2010
8:43 am

Gale: “As long as money flows in response to abortion, gay marriage, whatever, then we get the best liar/rabble rouser elected to office.”

Oh come on… even though Handel and Deal are focusing the majority of their time on those two very important issues… abortion and gay issues are SO 2000 and 2004… it’s time to debate and talk about SERIOUS issues that face all Georgians…. like if Obama was born in the USA or not and who will pass a law that will force him to be “born again” here in GA… delivered personally by Broun who will then fill in his LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE and then have it posted in the lower left hand corner of Fox News 24/7 until the 2012 elections.

Call it like it is.

July 27th, 2010
8:43 am

“Jay” how about doing a piece on what Barnes has been doing these last 8 years since he got the boot. Did he take his legal skills and fight the good fight, or did he follow the money? There’s a lot to be said on what a man does when the lime light is not on him. I sent the same request to Cynthia and the AJC editors, and havent heard anything yet.

*Has Barnes done something the AJC doesnt wont to be heard or known?
Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

larry

July 27th, 2010
8:44 am

“all of Georgia’s property owners “

Richie

July 27th, 2010
8:44 am

The Roy Boy is in south ga trying but will not do well.Dems always lie when they open their mouth.

Normal

July 27th, 2010
8:45 am

DEEP THROAT

July 27th, 2010
8:42 am

WHAT??? Do explain what you are trying to say, please?

larry

July 27th, 2010
8:45 am

Ugh!!! Saul , you had to mention Broun. Easy stomach……….easy.

Outhouse GoKart

July 27th, 2010
8:46 am

That wasnt rain yesterday my friends. That was the collective democratic crocodile tears just flowing and flowing. The Dems know OBlunder is gonna cost em and cost em dearly.

Oh ya…it was all punch and cookies for awhile but no longer….

USinUK

July 27th, 2010
8:46 am

call it … ummmm … it’s called the Internet … a simple google search told me that he worked for Legal Aid for 6 months before starting his own law firm with his daughter and a friend.

Google.

it’s your friend.

SKB

July 27th, 2010
8:48 am

The rednecks of GA will surely vote for Handal and Deal. Watch our education come to a complete end with these idiots. I hate living here so much…

larry

July 27th, 2010
8:48 am

Russell Edwards for 10th Congressional District !!!!!

Outhouse GoKart

July 27th, 2010
8:51 am

Ah yes…the days of “living large” and spend, spend spend are shortly grinding to a halt. If one listens carefully one can hear the liberal machinery breaking down while the company Pres – OBlunder – sits in his office eating, drinking and telling everyone “Alls Well”.

Tee hee.

Normal

July 27th, 2010
8:51 am

Mentioning President Lincoln brought this to mind…

http://www.history.com/topics/lincoln-donner-party

Doggone/GA

July 27th, 2010
8:51 am

“Do explain what you are trying to say, please?”

Normal…shhh…we’re keeping it quiet that Lincoln actually helped to found the Republican party and that at the time, the Republican’s were the more liberal party and Democrats the conservative party. Wouldn’t want DT’s head to explode, you know! (or maybe I should say we don’t want DT to get the dt’s! :-) )

Outhouse GoKart

July 27th, 2010
8:52 am

Ya…its tough huh SKB? Well CA needs someone just like you…perhaps you might think about joining up with CA.

DEEP THROAT

July 27th, 2010
8:53 am

Normal I was responding to doggone 8:31, trying to ride the legacy of a past president in a poor attempt to justify an earlier comment.

Saul Good

July 27th, 2010
8:53 am

DEEP THROAT: “EIGHTEEN MONTHS and yet unemployment is of no concern of his”

Really?

While you sift through the fog… tell me this… what was Unemployment when the late great talking bobble head Reagan took office… then tell me what it was 18 months after he took office:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-abrams/pop-quiz-under-reagan-wha_b_341348.html

Reagan inherited an unemployment rate of 7.6%, no wars,……..a right wing clamoring for increased defense spending (that helps domestic employment), no retiring baby boomers actually taking down social security funds…..

To answer the pop quiz: the unemployment rate under Reagan went from 7.6% to 9.7-9.8% in the summer after his inaugural, and remained at that level for two years, before it began to decline in the summer of 1983. In “Obama-time”, that would be the equivalent of the summer of 2011. Moreover, the economy did not begin improving until the Spring, 1983, in “Obama-time” that is Spring, 2011.”

Seems like Reagan did a GREAT job “creating jobs” during his first two years….RIGHT righties?

larry

July 27th, 2010
8:53 am

I hate living here so much…

SKB, i love my state despite all its faults. I hate that its led by a bunch of idiots who’s worried about stuff like implanting microchips in the brain, peoples ability to pick up roadkill and take it with them and installing new boat ramps when we are cutting education funds.

Gammer

July 27th, 2010
8:54 am

Normal-

Not pretending it never happened but thanks for the breaking news. Maybe you should take the advice of one of your fav organizations and MOVE ON. Every adminstration leaves their wake. Deal with it but don’t keep obsessing about it unless you have perfected the flux capacitor in your DeLorean. Obsession may not be healthy. It sure hasn’t helped Olbermann’s or AJC’s ratings and subscriptions, respectively.

larry

July 27th, 2010
8:56 am

SKB………..we also need a govenor who cares about his state more than his own private interests.

DEEP THROAT

July 27th, 2010
8:56 am

Outhouse 8:46 some of them are still drinking the Koolade.

jt

July 27th, 2010
8:56 am

Presidents don’t “create” jobs.

Good Presidents have the intelligence to just get out of the way.

Obama is a slow learner. What do you expect from a Haaaaarvad lawyer.?

Normal

July 27th, 2010
8:57 am

Today, 36 years ago…another great day in Republican history…

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history