Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Bump In the Economic Road

The May figures for unemployment just came out, and all our peerless leader could say was that it was "just a bump in the road." This road is in serious need of repair, and that "bump" was a pile of Americans who finally just gave up on getting work in this putrid economy. This past Friday I posted an article on the failure of any President to get reelected when unemployment was higher than 7.2%. It just rose to 9.1% from 9.0% in April.

In actuality, that "bump" was comprised of those whose unemployment benefits have run out and have been seeking work unsuccessfully for two years or more. If they are included in the unemployment figures instead of just those applying for or already on unemployment compensation, the figure is really getting close to 19%. But our Community-Organizer-In-Chief considers that a mere bump in the road. Mr. Obama, get the hell off the road.

Mr. "Did I Do That?" knows in his heart of hearts that he didn't do that. It's all George Bush's fault, along with the evil bankers and the naughty corporations. He has no responsibility for the problem at all. Why those figures remain stubbornly in place or continue to rise doesn't seem to fit into his thinking process (assuming he can think at all). Two and a half years after George W. Bush left office, he's apparently still secretly in charge of destroying the job market.

Obama says he has inherited a crisis (true), adopted unpopular policies (true) and has pointed the economy in the right direction (liar, liar, pants on fire). Even some Democrats are advising the President that he should quit acting as if there's nothing wrong and start admitting that the American people are suffering. But for all his big talk, Obama is totally lacking in empathy. Bill Clinton could say "I feel your pain," and make it sound almost true. Obama will be Obama only when he says "I don't give a damn about you."

If I were a psychologist, I think I might diagnose this creep as having narcissistic personality disorder. He responds to all the wrong things, and he only cares about the affairs of the American people in terms of how they affect him personally. He might also be suffering from intelligence deficit because he's absolutely incapable of seeing that he is daily alienating more and more of his blue collar base (union and government employees not included, I mean actual workers).

But even mega-socialist AFL-CIO leader Richard Trumka called the new job numbers "a sign of real danger for working families and recovery." I'm sure he will eventually take up the "George Bush did it" cudgel, but for the time being he accidentally let it be known that even union hacks are getting worried. More liberals who are not part of Obama's inner circle are beginning to notice Obama's complete inability to recognize reality and the miserable state of American unemployment. I'm also sensing that they are beginning to recognize that behind that phony smile and phony rhetoric, they have backed a genuine cold fish. A bloodless, soulless, bureaucratic, statist nonentity.

Obama should come out of his arrogant daze and listen to his own adviser David Axelrod. Said Axelrod: "I've always said the same thing, which is we may not have created this mess, but we're responsible now, and people are less interested in how we got there than where we're going." Hopey-change platitudes are not going to cut it anymore, and treating the unemployed as excess baggage is not only inhumane, it's plain bad politics. I wonder if Axelrod will become part of that bump in the road that the Obama presidential limousine will be running over again soon. The last President this lacking in empathy was Herbert Hoover.

14 comments:

ambisinistral said...

Never underestimate Obama's ability to find fall guys for his problems. With the shelf life of "it's Bush's fault" winding down he's taken to blaming the Europeans and Japan for interfering with his recovery.

He's one of those lazy sort of fellows content to make excuses while doing nothing constructive.

StanH said...

Barry’s entirely incapable of self review. We are stuck with this idiot savant (apologies to any savants) until 2013, he only knows it if he read it in a book. Look for him to go full speed ahead, right off the cliff.

LL said...

Obama hasn't shown a lick of leadership from day one. Even the liberals are agreeing these days. He's a goof, and the only thing that got him elected was his ability to read well from a teleprompter and black skin.

LawHawkRFD said...

ambinistral: Love the name. Obama knows it's always easier to take cheap shots at others than to have to come up with constructive ideas that might have to stand being shot back at.

LawHawkRFD said...

Stan: You should have apologized to idiots. A savant of any kind he's not.

LawHawkRFD said...

LL: Even dull-minded politicians can often make up for it with charm and charisma. This guy is truly a cold fish. I can't tell when he's being serious, when he's being humorous, when he's angry and when he's happy. They all look the same. I think Disney needs to work on some new audioanimatronics for him.

Individualist said...

It is that Ryan guy Lawhawk

He won't let OBama spend his way out of debt anymore.....

LawHawkRFD said...

Indi: I know. All that needs to be done is to print a trillion or so greenbacks and spread them around. Why can't Ryan understand that simple concept? Where does wealth come from, if not from the government? Where does money come from if not from the US Mint?

AndrewPrice said...

Yeah, Obama's a turd and these numbers are his fault and they won't get better.

LawHawkRFD said...

Andrew: It's really a shame. I genuinely think he doesn't care. He doesn't see the political damage it's doing to him and he doesn't care about the real pain it's causing a major segment of the American middle class. The emperor not only has no clothes, he has no heart.

By the way, did I mention I hate Obama?

Tennessee Jed said...

What is typical is how the media, particular the news daily editorial pages are talking about anything but the economy. It's as if they hope we won't notice.

LawHawkRFD said...

Tennessee: And when they do mention the economy, they keep supporting Obama's position that "things are really getting better." Pfffft!

rlaWTX said...

God bless WTX - although it does meant that good customer service is out the window...

"The Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday that unemployment in its Midland metropolitan statistical area fell to 4.4 percent from 4.6 percent in March and is below the 5.3 percent reported last April. The city continues to have the state's lowest unemployment, followed by Amarillo at 5.2 percent and College Station-Bryan at 5.7 percent.
Odessa had a 6.1 percent rate, down from 6.3 percent in March. For the 12 months from April 2010 to April 2011, Midland added 2,700 jobs for a growth rate of 4 percent while Odessa reported a growth rate of 4.5 percent for that same period. The area's dominant oil and gas sector added 1,300 jobs in that 12 months for a growth rate of 8.7 percent. ...
Statewide, the unemployment rate dipped to 8 percent from 8.1 percent in March, the third consecutive monthly decline.
While Midland had the state's lowest unemployment, the highest was in Brownsville-Harlingen at 11.5 percent."

http://www.mywesttexas.com/top_stories/article_d041fb15-5f60-5146-9f46-42553c7df124.html

LawHawkRFD said...

rlaWTX: Let me know when you decide to secede. I want to be at the head of the immigration line. LOL

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