RRD: There are three words for this, one is,”spin” & the other two are a compound word whose mentionable part is ”bull”. One must ask why Team Obama thinks that Americans will permit them to redefine “recovery” downward to mean increased unemployment,higher poverty rates,& having more Americans on food stamps and welfare. Evidently Americans are supposed to give up their hopes and their dreams so Obama can feel good. After all he wants to be President,isn’t that all that matters. Obama needn’t do anything to merit reelection, his mere presence on tv is his gift to us. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80584.html?hp=l1 ”Asked on NBC’s “Today” show whether Americans were better off, Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter was definitive. “Absolutely,” said Cutter, listing statistics about rising unemployment and declining wages in the six months before Obama took office. “By any measure, the country has moved forward over the last four years. It might not be as fast as some people would have hoped, [but] the president agrees with that, he knows we need to do more.” “The answer is we are better off,” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, chairman of the Democratic National Convention, said on CBS’s “This Morning.” “We were losing 800,000 jobs a month, we lost 3.5 million jobs, the mortgage lending crisis was creating a foreclosure problem that we hadn’t seen since probably the Great Depression … We’ve had 29 consecutive months of growth in private-sector jobs… So the answer is yes, we are better off.” RRD: How can one have job growth if Unemployment is higher? Answer words mean whatever we wish them to mean. “Absolutely,” said Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse on CNN’s “Starting Point.” “The truth is, though, is that the American people know, we were literally a plane that was heading, the trajectory was towards the ground when the president took over. He got the stick and pulled us up out of that decline.” RRD: If Obama pulled us out of the decline how is it that he has added trillions to the debt and we now have fewer jobs after his stimulus? These answers differ from Gov. Martin O’Malley’s (D- Md.) response to the same question Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Asked whether Americans were better off, O’Malley replied, “No, but that’s not the question of this election.” RRD: Really? What is the question? Whether Obama wishes to be re-elected or not?
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Obama campaign asks artists to work for free on jobs posters;sparks outrage http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/19/obama-campaign-asks-artists-to-work-for-free-on-jobs-posters-sparks-outrage/?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=TheDC+Morning&utm_campaign=The+DC+Morning+&utm_term=4__29+So+much+for+being+a+job-creator
….”President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is asking artists to design promotional posters that convey a message: “support American jobs.” The brutal irony for artists, however, is that they will receive no payment for their work. The campaign, which has $61 million on hand, will reward only the three artists whose work is selected for use. The compensation? A copy of their artwork, signed by the president. “…. ....”The Obama campaign’s request for submissions says that it “is seeking poster submissions from artists across the country illustrating why we support President Obama’s plan to create jobs now, and why we’ll re-elect him to continue fighting for jobs for the next four years.” … ….” selected posters will be sold, “with proceeds benefiting the campaign”...
Images are of “Ship of Fools”,& my own photo of a sign in a window.The latter is Creative-Commons NON-Derivative,Non-Commercial.
RRD:Of course,in fairness to Durbin–post-recovery summer–things have improved.Unemployment is now much higher,and America has lost it’s AAA rating due(in part) to the massive stimulus spending that was supposed to stimulate the economy…..Oh! Wait! Those aren’t improvements? I guess it depends on what your goal is. If you regard America as a “bully” and the “overdog”which needs to have its face rubbed in the mud,then those would be improvements. Durbin: Fundamentals of US economy remain sound – The Hill’s Floor Action http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/176369-durbin-fundamentals-of-us-economy-remain-sound- Dem Senator Says Economy ‘Strong’ Same Day DSCC Attacks GOPer Over Similar Quote | TPMDC http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/08/dem-senator-says-economy-strong-same-day-dscc-attacks-goper-for-same-thing.php McCain: Fundamentals of Economy Are Strong. Daisy ad 2008 – YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJtVnkNdNl4 TPM Election Central | Talking Points Memo | McCain This Morning: “The Fundamentals Of Our Economy Are Strong” http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/09/mccain_this_morning_the_fundam.php McCain: ‘I Still Believe The Fundamentals Of The Economy Are Strong’ | ThinkProgress http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2008/08/20/27860/mccain-econ-strong/ John McCain: “The fundamentals of our economy are strong” – How the World Works – Salon.com http://www.salon.com/technology/how_the_world_works/2008/09/15/mccain_fundamentals McCain On ‘Black Monday’: Fundamentals Of Our Economy Are Still Strong http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/15/mccain-fundamentals-of-th_n_126445.html
We are living in Atlas Shrugged:Fuel Prices Force Farmers to Ditch Tractors for Oxen in Obama’s America #tcot #teaparty #tlot #objectivism
Fuel Prices Force Farmers to Ditch Tractors for Oxen in Obama’s America – Gas Prices – Fox Nation http://nation.foxnews.com/gas-prices/2011/05/16/fuel-prices-force-farmers-ditch-tractors-oxen-obama-s-america RRD: Starnesville,USA: …..”There were few vehicles in the streets and too many of them were horsedrawn.She had forgotten the literal shape and usage of horsepower;she did not like to see it’s return.She did not laugh,that day at the grade crossing,when Rearden chuckled,pointing,and she saw the train of a small local railroad come tottering from behind a hill,drawn by an ancient locomotive that coughed black smoke through a tall stack.”Oh God,Hank,it’s not funny!” “I know,”he said.” “Hank,do you see the Taggart Comet being pulled across the continent by a coal-burner of that kind?”…. ……”An old woman came shuffling out at the sound of the motor.She was bent and swollen,barefooted,dressed in a garment of flour sacking.”…. …..”A brood of ragged children had gathered at the door behind the woman,silently,one by one.They stared at the car,not with the bright curiosity of children,but with the tension of savages ready to vanish at the first sign of danger.” …..”The old woman looked on,without reaction….Dagny had been studying her for some minutes.The swollen shapelessness of the woman’s body did not look like the product of age and neglect:it looked as if she was pregnant.This seemed impossible,but glancing closer Dagny saw that her dust-colored hair was not gray and that there were few wrinkles on her face;it was only the vacant eyes,the stooped shoulders,the shuffling movements that gave her the stamp of senility.Dagny leaned out and asked,”How old are you?”…”Thirty-seven”,she answered….. …..”In a distant field,beyond the town,they saw the figure of a man moving slowly,contorted by the ugliness of a physical effort beyond the proper use of a human body:he was pushing a plow by hand”….. Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged,Signet Paperback edition. pgs 263-268