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Saturday, October 31, 2009

She's Fired Up Now

Annie B (Republican delegate, 6th Virginia District) has released a new ad that goes after her opponent's allegation that Ms. Crockett-Stark had voted in favor of electric rates four times in recent years.  It's direct and to the point:

"Why is Carol Pratt lying?

"The truth is Annie B never voted to raise electric rates.  She led a bipartisan group to lower them."

You can view her ad here:

She sounds upset.

I think I would be too.

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Interestingly enough, the attacks by her opponent two years ago had as their main point the "fact" that Annie B was responsible for dramatic electric rate increases. Same as today.  You know how well that played out.

Maybe the local Democratic Party needs to be finding a new strategist.  This dawg ain't a'huntin'.

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There are those who doubt me on the poll numbers.  Just as they did in 2007 (a huge Democrat year statewide and nationally; a year when Annie B won by double digits). 

I hereby predict she'll win again by double digits.

You can take it to Las Vegas.  It's that much of a sure thing.

On Party Affiliation

If I were to ever declare my allegiance to a political party, it would be for one reason and one reason only:


These People Are Not To Be Trusted

If Obama and his team keep this up, they're sure to become the laughingstock of the 21st century:
Stimulus saved, created 650,000 jobs, gov't claims
By Matt Apuzzo and Brett J. Blackledge, Associated Press Writers

Washington – Nearly 650,000 jobs have been saved or created under President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan, the government said Friday, and the White House declared the nation on track to meet the president's goal of 3.5 million by the end of next year. [link]
What's the response I'm looking for ...

Even "You lied!" doesn't provide the appropriate counter to this unadulterated bullshit.

How does Obama square his number with those from the Bureau of Labor Statistics?
Nonfarm payroll employment continued to decline in September (-263,000), and the unemployment rate (9.8 percent) continued to trend up, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The largest job losses were in construction, manufacturing, retail trade, and government.

Among the unemployed, the number of job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs rose by 603,000 to 10.4 million in September. The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over) rose by 450,000 to 5.4 million. In September, 35.6 percent of unemployed persons were jobless for 27 weeks or more.

The civilian labor force participation rate declined by 0.3 percentage point in September to 65.2 percent. The employment-population ratio, at 58.8 per-cent, also declined over the month and has decreased by 3.9 percentage points since the recession began in December 2007.

About 2.2 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force in September, an increase of 615,000 from a year earlier. (The data are not seasonally adjusted.) These individuals were not in the labor force, wanted and were available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey.

Among the marginally attached, there were 706,000 discouraged workers in September, up by 239,000 from a year earlier. (The data are not seasonally adjusted.) Discouraged workers are persons not currently looking for work because they believe no jobs are available for them.
That's about as bleak a picture as could be painted.

Couple that with the fact that nearly three million jobs in the USA have vanished since Obama signed his stimulus bill (the one that was to have created jobs).

And Obama's response?

We did wonderful.

Here's Crazy Joe Biden:

"We're starting to make real progress on the road to recovery."

Any more progress, you old coot, and we're all out of work.

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Of course, one part of Obama's report may be accurate:

"Teachers and other education employees represent the largest number of jobs in the report — about 325,000."

Government jobs have grown dramatically under Obama.

Did anyone think the government stimulus would have any other consequences?  It stimulated growth in government.  But nothing else.

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So what does the Obama administration base its laughable estimate on?  Even those in the know haven't a clue.  Politico:
White House officials announced Friday that they had counted exactly how many jobs were created or saved by recent stimulus spending: 640,329.

So how many were saved and how many created? They don’t know.

In a briefing with reporters, officials acknowledged they can’t tell the difference between jobs “saved,” and jobs “created” by the $787 billion stimulus package.

They said they also can’t tell the difference between private sector jobs and government jobs.

And they said that they had found and corrected significant errors in the data submitted in 57,000 separate reports to the federal government by Recovery Act funding recipients.
And they ridiculed Bush for his response to Katrina ...

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Also, see "Jobs Created or Saved’ Is White House Fantasy."

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And speaking of that crazy uncle locked in the attic: "Biden: Job Stats 'Not 100 Percent Accurate."

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See "Hey, Ma’am, where are the jobs? Twice as many Californians lost jobs in one week in October than put to work in nine months by the 'stimulus.'"

A Monicker Is Born

Al Gore.

The shoe fits.