June jobs report: 80,000 new workers added

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Not good, not terrible, and no surprises. Politically and economically, a continuation of the status quo, with little impact on current trajectories.

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

“Nonfarm payroll employment continued to edge up in June (+80,000), and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Professional and business services added jobs, and employment in other major industries changed little over the month…

In the second quarter, employment growth averaged 75,000 per month, compared with an average monthly gain of 226,000 for the first quarter of the year. Slower job growth in the second quarter occurred in most major industries.

Professional and business services added 47,000 jobs in June, with temporary help services accounting for 25,000 of the increase. Employment also rose in management and technical consulting services (+9,000) and in computer systems design and related services (+7,000). Employment in professional and business services has grown by 1.5 million since its most recent low point in September 2009.

Employment in manufacturing continued to edge up in June (+11,000). Growth in the second quarter averaged 10,000 per month, compared with an average of 41,000 per month during the first quarter. In June, employment increased in motor vehicles and parts (+7,000) and in fabricated metal products (+5,000)….

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for April was revised from +77,000 to +68,000, and the change for May was revised from +69,000 to +77,000.


– Jay Bookman

308 comments Add your comment

stands for decibels

July 6th, 2012
8:39 am

Thank you O beneficent Captains of Industry.

Mr_B

July 6th, 2012
8:39 am

Mornin’, Jay.

Things are looking better.

stands for decibels

July 6th, 2012
8:39 am

Yea verily, our Galtian Overlords are merciful.

stands for decibels

July 6th, 2012
8:40 am

Obama needs to kiss Wall Street’s ass a bit more, I guess.

Oh, and… AUSTERITY!

Lord Help Us

July 6th, 2012
8:40 am

Sign of a slowdown in China are more scary than this jobs number…was hoping for better…

Adam

July 6th, 2012
8:41 am

Where are the jobs you promised, Mr. Boehner!

adam ant

July 6th, 2012
8:42 am

Mr. B Better? On what planet pray tell are things looking better or did you forget to add the sarcasm tag? :-)

Mr_B

July 6th, 2012
8:42 am

It’s all the fault of that Kenyan, Socialist, Obamacare-crammin”, subverter of the 2nd amendment.

stands for decibels

July 6th, 2012
8:42 am

Clearly, we need to cut spending. That’ll get them jerbs back.

stands for decibels

July 6th, 2012
8:43 am

If only we could Grand-Bargain away some Social Security benefits, so that our billionaires could feel more secure.

bman

July 6th, 2012
8:43 am

Yes Mr B…if you have lowered your expectations, like economists have, things are looking better.

Mr_B

July 6th, 2012
8:44 am

AA: the same planet that those 80K Americans who didn’t have a job the quarter before live on. Ask one of them if sarcasm is justified.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

July 6th, 2012
8:44 am

Oh if the Republicans would ever live up to their empty promises of jobs….. we could be replacing infrastructure (ask the thousands without electricity about that prospect) and putting thousands to work while getting the infrastructure at rock bottom prices….

But hey, them women folk need to have their vaginas controlled first by old white men.

Thomas

July 6th, 2012
8:44 am

No jobs

Lots of bloggers

Same song second, third, and fourth verse

stands for decibels

July 6th, 2012
8:45 am

“The catfood will be yummy. And you didn’t really want to live well into your 80s, did you?”

–Alan Simpson

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

July 6th, 2012
8:45 am

Now everybody hold your breath in excited anticipation….

Any minute now we’ll get a tweet from Eric Cantor taking credit for the jobs, jobs, jobs…..like before…remember?

I think he (along with Mr. Speaker Boehner) does deserve some of the
credit for these numbers, don’t you?

I mean look at the sand – where you can clearly see the marks from their foot dragging…..

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 6th, 2012
8:45 am

“Thank you O beneficent Captains of Industry.”

yay!!! couldn’t have said it better

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 6th, 2012
8:46 am

“Where are the jobs you promised, Mr. Boehner!”

evidently in my uterus, considering that’s where they’ve spent most of their time focusing …

Mr_B

July 6th, 2012
8:46 am

bman: Only in the Republican mind is 80K new jobs bad news.

Gotta get the outside stuff done before it gets too hot. Check back in later.

Jm

July 6th, 2012
8:46 am

I think the headline describes it….

130,000 jobs is treading water given population growth, so we’re still slowly going down the tubes.

That said, at least it wasn’t negative. And additional government stimulus was generally negligible.

Adam

July 6th, 2012
8:48 am

Employment in January 2009: 133,561,000
Employment in February 2009 (after Obama’s policies had any marginal chance of taking effect): 132,837,000

Employment June 2012: 133,088,000
Compared to January 2009: -483,000
Compared to February 2009: +251,000

Quarter of a million jobs ADDED since February 2009.

Private sector:

January 2009: 110,985,000
February 2009: 110,260,000

June 2012: 111,145,000
Compared to January 2009: +160,000
Compared to February 2009: +885,000

Almost a million private sector jobs added since February 2009.

td

July 6th, 2012
8:48 am

Unemployment 8.2%. Predictions are for low or no growth for the 3rd and 4th quarters this year. Is this the Hope and Change we were looking for 4 years ago?

Jefferson

July 6th, 2012
8:49 am

Work is overrated.

The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers

July 6th, 2012
8:49 am

I wonder what the real number will be after they are revised downward, President Downgrade?

stands for decibels

July 6th, 2012
8:50 am

Adam @ 8.41, House Republicans have been working diligently these past weeks to protect the jobs of gun dealers that specialize in bulk sales to straw buyers. So there’s that.

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

July 6th, 2012
8:50 am

Well, a step forward is a step in the right direction. It’s good to see.

USinUK,

Like Rachel says…Boehner has a laser focus on jobs, jobs, jobs…meaning abortion. Gotta love her!

TaxPayer

July 6th, 2012
8:50 am

80,000 new jobs is bad news for the Republicans. They were hoping for a much smaller number.

Adam

July 6th, 2012
8:51 am

td: Is this the Hope and Change we were looking for 4 years ago?

MY GOD! You’re RIGHT! I am casting my vote for Romney! Hallelujah! I have seeeeeeen the light!

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 6th, 2012
8:52 am

“MY GOD! You’re RIGHT! I am casting my vote for Romney! Hallelujah! I have seeeeeeen the light!”

Welp, Romney IS all about jobs …

just not American jobs …

JohnnyReb

July 6th, 2012
8:53 am

The largest employers are not Wall Street, not “industry,” instead it is small businesses. Employment started contractiing as soon as it was obvious Obama would likely be president. It will stay contracted as long as he and liberals are in control.

He’s not exactly instilling confidence, now is he?

Don’t ask for links and proof – think of it similar to the Farmers Almanac.

Adam

July 6th, 2012
8:53 am

Welp, Romney IS all about jobs …

just not American jobs …

I loves me some FoxConn work shifts. Please sir, may I have ANOTHER dorm roommate?

carlosgvv

July 6th, 2012
8:54 am

Obama and the Democrats will state, correctly, that it is not the job of The President to create jobs. They will point out, correctly again, that a multitude of factors are responsible for this situation. Democratic voters who can think for themselves will agree.

Romney and the Republicans will, incorrectly, blame all this joblesness on The President. They will look straight into the cameras, and knowing they are lying, heap all the blame on Obama. Republican voters, unable to think for themselves, will swallow every lie hook-line-and-sinker.

markie mark

July 6th, 2012
8:54 am

Stands….they only sell in bulk to straw buyers who had the Dept of Justice block the background checks….or did you just forget about that little fact?

Adam

July 6th, 2012
8:54 am

Employment started contractiing as soon as it was obvious Obama would likely be president.

And that’s why private sector businesses have been losing jobs for over two years.

OH WAIT

td

July 6th, 2012
8:54 am

Adam

July 6th, 2012
8:51 am

I am sure you will be voting for Obama but at least I can go to bed on election night knowing your vote was not counted in Georgia. All 16 votes from Georgia will be cast for Romney.

markie mark

July 6th, 2012
8:55 am

when we need 250k – 300k generated a month just to keep our heads above water…..well, you guys just keep spinning for a few more months, please…..jeeze…..

stands for decibels

July 6th, 2012
8:55 am

Gotta love her!

Fortunately, mrs. sfd knows that my own deep, abiding love for Dr. Maddow can never be properly reciprocated.

(and there’s the whole “Susan would stomp my ass” business.)

Keep Up the Good Fight!

July 6th, 2012
8:56 am

Is this the Hope and Change we were looking for 4 years ago?

Well now, first let’s be honest, you were not looking for Hope and Change….you were part of the Party First group….. and your conned friends continue to use every tactic possible to block hope and change. Thankfully we continue to fight for it.

Adam

July 6th, 2012
8:56 am

Gas prices and jobs. Let’s see if I am correct and drudge has this headline…

Oh, it’s “8.2%” Cleverness of you, drudge.

I await the wingnut repetition.

Joe Hussein Mama

July 6th, 2012
8:57 am

Boy, I sure am looking forward to my Obamacare Tax Cut, since I already have medical insurance.

Yep, Obama’s tax cut sure is a good thing. :D

Adam

July 6th, 2012
8:57 am

I am sure you will be voting for Obama but at least I can go to bed on election night knowing your vote was not counted in Georgia. All 16 votes from Georgia will be cast for Romney.

Whatever helps you sleep at night. I can’t wait to see your reaction on the morning after election night ;)

The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers

July 6th, 2012
8:57 am

What’s Oblamer’s jobs czar get paid for again? Shipping jobs to China? It’s kinda funny, you want to blame the Repubs for the low numbers, yet if they were better y’all would give your boy credit. Love that deflection commies.

stands for decibels

July 6th, 2012
8:57 am

they only sell in bulk to straw buyers who had the Dept of Justice block the background checks…

http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/07/03/fast-and-furious-follow-up-the-atf-and-gun-stores/

gotta go produce. Later, maybe…

Adam

July 6th, 2012
8:58 am

when we need 250k – 300k generated a month just to keep our heads above water…

In September you’ll be saying we need 500k

bman

July 6th, 2012
8:58 am

The employment situation is not going to get any better before election day (that’s my guess).

Proud to be me

July 6th, 2012
8:58 am

This is an example of you can’t believe everything you read! Oh the tales that Jay (and other liberals) weave!

JohnnyReb

July 6th, 2012
8:58 am

Adam – your champion is giving speeches stating manufacturing jobs are returning. Just where would that be?

Apparently, for Obama getting elected is more important than the truth

Don’t you get tired of defending such a complete fraud?

Aquagirl

July 6th, 2012
8:58 am

at least I can go to bed on election night knowing your vote was not counted in Georgia. All 16 votes from Georgia will be cast for Romney.

So td, how’d you feel in 2008 when Georgia wasted its electoral votes for the loser? And how will you feel if our 16 votes are wasted again?

td

July 6th, 2012
8:59 am

Keep Up the Good Fight!

July 6th, 2012
8:56 am

Is this the Hope and Change we were looking for 4 years ago?

Well now, first let’s be honest, you were not looking for Hope and Change….you were part of the Party First group….. and your conned friends continue to use every tactic possible to block hope and change. Thankfully we continue to fight for it.

Two years of a Congress with the numbers that no President, since FDR, has had and we still have less jobs in the country today then we had the day Obama took office. No way you can blame the Republicans for this mess.

stands for decibels

July 6th, 2012
8:59 am

The employment situation is not going to get any better before election day (that’s my guess).

our Captains of Industry might relent in October if RCP and Rassy admit it’ll be an Obama blowout. otherwise, yeah.

/drive-by

Right Thinker

July 6th, 2012
8:59 am

Government control of the economy is not working. The Obama mantra focuses on the Fed Govt controlling the economy, yet that formula has never worked. It is a dismal, overwhel ing failure. On top of the continuing failure of the economy to recover, we face the largest increase in taxes in the nation’s history effective Jan 1. Jan 1 the current tax rates expire for EVERYONE. Income taxes reset to higher rates, Capital Gains taxes increase, Death/Estate Taxes and rates reset to a minimal estate with nearly a 50% rate, then the ObamaCare Taxes begin. If you think the economy is bad now, and it most certainly is terrible, 2013 will be worse.

VP Joe Biden mentioned recently we were in a Depression, he’s right we are seeing the Obama Depression – higher taxes, increased government, expanding government giveaway programs, a record 8.8 million on Soc Security Disability, 38 million on Food Stamps, the lowest percentage of employable persons working in history. Yet some want to re-elect this mistake? Amazing!

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

July 6th, 2012
9:00 am

JohnnyReb

July 6th, 2012
8:53 am
The largest employers are not Wall Street, not “industry,” instead it is small businesses. Employment started contractiing as soon as it was obvious Obama would likely be president. It will stay contracted as long as he and liberals are in control.

Now that’s some logic we can have fun with.

We are told repeatedly that “Obama is Over”…so business now is aware that obviously Romney will be the next president and jobs are …..

…..contracting.

Adam

July 6th, 2012
9:00 am

Don’t you get tired of defending such a complete fraud?

Come now, you know that I should be asking YOU that question. So nice try at projection.

td

July 6th, 2012
9:00 am

Aquagirl

July 6th, 2012
8:58 am

at least I can go to bed on election night knowing your vote was not counted in Georgia. All 16 votes from Georgia will be cast for Romney.

So td, how’d you feel in 2008 when Georgia wasted its electoral votes for the loser? And how will you feel if our 16 votes are wasted again?

My vote and Georgia’s vote may be wasted but it will be counted, unlike your Obama vote in Georgia will not even be counted.

Joe Hussein Mama

July 6th, 2012
9:01 am

M. Mark — “when we need 250k – 300k generated a month just to keep our heads above water…..well, you guys just keep spinning for a few more months, please…..jeeze…..”

Before you go flinging that around, you should probably go check the Bureau of Labor Statistics and see how many months we reached that level in President Bush’s administration.

I believe you will be QUITE dismayed by what you find.

Adam

July 6th, 2012
9:01 am

Government control of the economy is not working.

It’s not even being tried!

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 6th, 2012
9:01 am

“Employment started contractiing as soon as it was obvious Obama would likely be president!”

:lol:

riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight … the small businessman knew that the jig was up in July 2007 …

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/CES0000000001?output_view=net_1mth

Adam

July 6th, 2012
9:01 am

My vote and Georgia’s vote may be wasted but it will be counted, unlike your Obama vote in Georgia will not even be counted.

Classic Republican “don’t vote” talk.

markie mark

July 6th, 2012
9:02 am

“In September 2011, he told the Los Angeles Times that he was directed by ATF to sell guns — as many as possible, regardless of the legality, and that selling so many guns made him feel “horrible and sick.” This contention is the second element that backs the claim that the ATF encouraged gun dealers to sell to traffickers.”

Stands, this is the version that I have read, as reported by others…..your posting of the CNN article is the first I have seen to refute this….I will attempt to find other sources to back this article (only one I have seen of about 6 or 8 other articles I have read that take the other side of this argument. If I am reading and posting false information, I apologize in advance. But the weight of what I have seen reported is not the same as this article….

Rightwing Troll

July 6th, 2012
9:02 am

“The employment situation is not going to get any better before election day (that’s my guess).”

And long after that. (you left that part out…)

I see another of our conned brethren cheering that all of GA’s 16 electoral votes WILL go to Romney, and he is correct…

That’s GA for you, last in every list you don’t want to be last in and first in most lists you don’t want to be first in, and steadfast in the belief that it should remain so…

Joe Hussein Mama

July 6th, 2012
9:03 am

R. Thinker — if you were a product one could buy in a store, the Federal Trade Commission would sue you for false advertising.

Jm

July 6th, 2012
9:03 am

CNN: unemployment rate including discouraged workers: 15%

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

July 6th, 2012
9:04 am

My vote damn well better be counted.

No matter who takes GA.

Anybody who says or acts otherwise may have to have a meeting with the DOJ.

markie mark

July 6th, 2012
9:04 am

Joe,. I know this is hard for your….but BUSH ISNT IN OFFICE ANYMORE. Any arguments you have about what bush did, died when he left office. I dont care if Bush created 10 million or 10 jobs. I am referring to what we need today. So the current job numbers on jobs created are horrible compared to what is needed.

JohnnyReb

July 6th, 2012
9:04 am

Hi Granny – there is still too much uncertainty, and great concern that Obama will win. After all, Romney is not running just against Obama. He has to fight almost all media, hollywood, and the uniformed. If/when it becomes clear Obama is out, things will start getting better immediately.

Martin the Calvinist

July 6th, 2012
9:04 am

These numbers will be adjusted down next month……

markie mark

July 6th, 2012
9:05 am

sorry, that should have read “hard for you”

Joe Hussein Mama

July 6th, 2012
9:05 am

Jm — “CNN: unemployment rate including discouraged workers: 15%”

Surely that’s impossible, given all the jobs that Romney and Bail Capital created all by themselves.

td

July 6th, 2012
9:05 am

Adam

July 6th, 2012
9:01 am

Government control of the economy is not working.

It’s not even being tried!

Really? Now tell us how 14,000 pages of rules and regulations for all healthcare in this country is not control of 20% of the economy?

TaxPayer

July 6th, 2012
9:05 am

Don’t ask for links and proof – think of it similar to the Farmers Almanac.

Allow me to help you out with a link.

Care to discuss how your claim, JohnnyReb, “fits” with reality.

The Ghost of Edward R. Murrow

July 6th, 2012
9:05 am

JayBama’s headline screams “80,000 New Jobs Added”

Of course, if the stats showed that 80,000 jobs had been lost, JayBama’s headline would have screamed “Bush Recession Continues”

Just another day at the AJC.

TM

July 6th, 2012
9:05 am

From the report “Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for blacks (14.4 percent)
edged up over the month, while the rates for adult men (7.8 percent),
adult women (7.4 percent), teenagers (23.7 percent), whites (7.4 percent),
and Hispanics (11.0 percent) showed little or no change. The jobless rate
for Asians was 6.3 percent in June (not seasonally adjusted), little changed
from a year earlier.”

Adam

July 6th, 2012
9:05 am

td: Two years of a Congress with the numbers that no President, since FDR, has had and we still have less jobs in the country today then we had the day Obama took office.

Actually that’s not true. January has 31 days, we lost 800k jobs that whole month, so if you average it out and assume “day one” has any meaning, then he’s only responsible for 11 of those days, meaning responsible for only 284k of the losses. So if you take away the remaining 516,000 that we still happening under Bush, you get the following:

+33,000 since January 2009 overall
+676,000 in private sector.

So nice try.

Rightwing Troll

July 6th, 2012
9:06 am

“Yet some want to re-elect this mistake? Amazing!”

Things are certainly better now than they were after you elected your mistake not once, but twice. The hole you and W dug was deep indeed, and we’re still working our way out of it with you and your acolytes dragging your feet the whole way, yet you wish to repeat you original mistake by electing what in effect would be another W…

JohnnyReb

July 6th, 2012
9:06 am

Adam – its not who Republicans will run; its who they are running against. We don’t care that Romney does flip flops. We have one purpose – send Barry into retirement.

Moderate Line

July 6th, 2012
9:07 am

Not good, not terrible, and no surprises. Politically and economically, a continuation of the status quo, with little impact on current trajectories.

Not terrible in comparison to what? The Great Depression. These numbers are bad. Also, the trajectory has not changed but trajectory is stagnation. Our trajectory currently is job growth lower than population growth. Our population growth is about 1.5 million a year so anything under a 100,000 means we are not in a recovery. We have now had 3 months of growth under 100 thousand. The economy is not recovering. 31 straight weeks of unemployment over 8% and no end in sight.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_United_States

Jm

July 6th, 2012
9:07 am

Adam
July 6th, 2012
9:01 am

Government control of the economy is not working.

It’s not even being tried!

———-

I beg to differ. With obamacare approved, government now runs more than 50% of the economy

td

July 6th, 2012
9:07 am

Granny Godzilla – Union Thugette

July 6th, 2012
9:04 am

My vote damn well better be counted.

No matter who takes GA.

Anybody who says or acts otherwise may have to have a meeting with the DOJ.

Well you might as well call the DOJ now because the only votes that will be counted in the Presidential election from Georgia will all be cast for Romney.

Adam

July 6th, 2012
9:07 am

td: Really? Now tell us how 14,000 pages of rules and regulations for all healthcare in this country is not control of 20% of the economy?

Government control means that government runs it. This is not the case. If you’re going to base it on rules and regulations (OH NO, NOT THOSE) then the government has control of 100% of the economy. But that’s like saying that 92% of the jobs lost under Obama are women. It’s bogus.

Martin the Calvinist

July 6th, 2012
9:08 am

It’s been tried along Russia and the entire eastern block, as we all can see, it is a glowing example on how good a govt controlled environment helps everyone……

Adam

July 6th, 2012
9:08 am

its not who Republicans will run; its who they are running against. We don’t care that Romney does flip flops. We have one purpose – send Barry into retirement.

Remind me how well that strategy worked out for John Kerry?

EJ Moosa

July 6th, 2012
9:08 am

0.87 jobs per county per day added….

Not terrible?

And it will be getting worse. Year over year corporate profits are down to 5.5% at the end of the first quarter 2012.

At the end of June 2012 they are below 3.5% year over year.

Per Bookman’s theory companies should be hiring like mad men to raise their profits.

Yet by year end we will be monthly job reports that continue to worsen.

Good luck spinning that.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

July 6th, 2012
9:09 am

No way you can blame the Republicans for this mess.

Yes, in your fantasy world, no way….. in reality, every way… but I am sure things like the filibuster and the election of Scott Brown are just not part of your reality just as the concept that Bush drove us into the greatest recession this country has ever faced is also not part of your “reality”…..

Senior Citizen Kane

July 6th, 2012
9:09 am

Nice job, Barry!!

Adam

July 6th, 2012
9:09 am

CNN: unemployment rate including discouraged workers: 15%

Actually it’s 14.9%, down from 17.1% at its peak. But don’t let facts get in the way of poutrage.

Do I need to give you MORE evidence that CNN is conservative media?

Joe Hussein Mama

July 6th, 2012
9:10 am

M. Mark — “Joe,. I know this is hard for your….but BUSH ISNT IN OFFICE ANYMORE.”

I know this is hard for conservatives to hear, but when you blame Obama for the EXACT SAME THINGS that went on during the Bush Administration, we tune you right out. Your complaints ring hollow and your honesty and credibility come into question.

“Any arguments you have about what bush did, died when he left office.”

Well, that’s a patently stupid argument. All the griping I see about Obama’s $5T in deficit spending, yet when we bring up Bush’s $5T in deficit spending, we hear ‘oh, that doesn’t count.”

It’s the intellectual dishonesty of people like you that soured me on the Republican Party after 20 years of voting with them.

“I dont care if Bush created 10 million or 10 jobs.”

I know you don’t. Because facts screw your rant up. When someone demonstrates that Bush was just as lousy as Obama for job creation (something I have said here MANY TIMES), y’all just can’t bring yourselves to be honest about it.

Smarten yourself up, Marky. Read the BLS stats and pick them apart. Or ask for help and I’ll show you what I’m talking about. But BOTH Bush and Obama suck for job creation, and acting like only one deserves obloquy for it, as you’re doing, is dishonest and naive. And I suspect you’re a better person than that.

“I am referring to what we need today. So the current job numbers on jobs created are horrible compared to what is needed.”

Cowardice. Moral cowardice. Well done, Marky.

RB from Gwinnett

July 6th, 2012
9:10 am

The degree to which you liberals will spin lousy news to protect Obama is just pathetic. This report is a disaster for all of us. It indicates the already slow recovery has stalled.

But you just go on kissing his arse and he’ll keep blaming Bush and pretty much anybody else he can deflect blame to.

Geez. Remember when men of honor held that office and had the guts to proclaim “the buck stops here!” and meant it? Regardless of party. Man up or move on already.

ty webb

July 6th, 2012
9:12 am

actually, it is “terrible”…and nothing ends a week long “obamacare” circle jerk like a terrible jobs report…sorry guys, but at least Osama is still dead.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

July 6th, 2012
9:13 am

td

Really?

Do you mean all votes will be counted and a winner declared and the elctoral votes thereby awarded?

Or

Are you aware of some scheme whereby no votes for President Obama
will be talleyed?

And

Do you know the difference?

Lord Help Us

July 6th, 2012
9:13 am

‘ Remember when men of honor held that office and had the guts to proclaim “the buck stops here!” and meant it?’

I do not think Romney is your guy…

Adam

July 6th, 2012
9:13 am

Geez. Remember when men of honor held that office and had the guts to proclaim “the buck stops here!” and meant it? Regardless of party. Man up or move on already.

That might hold more water if your current candidate would own up to anything he said ever. Obama HAS owned up to much of what he has said, and yet you guys ignore that and focus only on the stuff he hasn’t, OR you ignore it when he owns up. Like that whole deficits and unpatriotic thing, when Obama has repeatedly said he made a mistake in opposing the debt ceiling increase the one time he voted against it.

Aquagirl

July 6th, 2012
9:13 am

My vote and Georgia’s vote may be wasted but it will be counted, unlike your Obama vote in Georgia will not even be counted.

Ooooh…you can stand proudly with the folks who voted for William Wirt and Winfield Scott. If that makes you feel validated, puff your chest out and parade around like a peacock with half its tail feathers. We’ll take a picture to capture the moment.

Joe Hussein Mama

July 6th, 2012
9:14 am

RB — “Geez. Remember when men of honor held that office and had the guts to proclaim “the buck stops here!” and meant it?”

Well, you sure won’t get that from someone like Romney.

Adam

July 6th, 2012
9:15 am

JHM: Well, you sure won’t get that from someone like Romney.

Heh. Third person to mention something like this. He sure set himself up for that didn’t he? :D

carlosgvv

July 6th, 2012
9:16 am

It is true that unemployment figures have been bad during Obama’s term. What’s really funny, in a pathetic sort of way, is how many of you cons actually believe things will get better under Romney. You just don’t have either the intellect or education to know that this problem is extremly complex and it’s causes go far beyond the White House.

Joe Hussein Mama

July 6th, 2012
9:17 am

Adam — “Heh. Third person to mention something like this. He sure set himself up for that didn’t he?”

The only man-jack in the entire Republican field who even approaches being a straight shooter was Buddy Roemer, and his candidacy was over before it even started.

Ron Paul’s folksy style appeals to me, but he hangs out with too many extremists and nutcases for me to call him a straight shooter.

Lord Help Us

July 6th, 2012
9:17 am

I think RB got a little ahead of himself. Perhaps it was giddiness at the jobs number…

A dad

July 6th, 2012
9:17 am

Wow. Congratulations on quite the attempt at spinning yet another dismal failure but the current administration into something “nice.” Hoever, for the same story in a slightly different light, go to

msn.com and click on the article about “only 80k jobs created in last quarter”. You’ll get a much mroe accurate picture of how badly the economy is doing under Obama’s watch. Huh? What’s that? A little louder please. Oh, Of course. It’s Bush’s fault. Gotcha.

Jm

July 6th, 2012
9:18 am

Adam

July 6th, 2012
9:18 am

What’s really funny, in a pathetic sort of way, is how many of you cons actually believe things will get better under Romney. You just don’t have either the intellect or education to know that this problem is extremly complex and it’s causes go far beyond the White House.

LIRBUL! LIBRUUUUUUULLLLL!

Also TAX! TAX!

“I see you ridin round town with the congressman I love and I’m like TAX youuuuuuuuu…..”