Whoa boy, the Democrats are in major spin mode now that the election is so near. On Saturday the ill-conceived “foreign money” talking point reared its head again from the queen bee of stupid, Nancy Pelosi:
Before introducing President Barack Obama at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser in Minneapolis on Saturday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi bemoaned the massive amount of money that shadowy conservative third-party groups have poured into this year’s election.
“Everything was going great and all of a sudden secret money from God knows where — because they won’t disclose it — is pouring in,” the California Democrat told about 100 donors at the fundraiser, according to a White House pool reporter in attendance.
Everything was going just swell until those damn Republicans started trying to ram Socialism down everyone’s throats…..oh wait, that was Obama and pals. And that was about the time the support for Democrats began to nosedive. Allah:
Go here and scroll alllllll the way down to see how long ago it was that the generic ballot started to tilt towards Republicans. Even lefty pollsters like PPP were showing a lead for the GOP as far back as August 2009. If you want to throw that poll out because it was taken at the height of anti-ObamaCare townhall fever, no problem: Gallup found the GOP ahead in November 2009 and, as you’ll see, more pollsters started to follow suit shortly thereafter. (Rasmussen, which polls only likely voters, has had Republicans ahead for ages.) Which is to say, the big red wave has been building for a long, long time, first gathering strength during the ObamaCare debacle and then racing towards shore when Recovery Summer turned into Double-Dip-ish Fall.
The day before this incredibly stupid remark by Peloisi, Obama made another remark that isn’t just stupid, but a lie:
Job growth between 2001 and 2009 was the most sluggish since World War II, more sluggish than it’s been over the last year.
Uh, I don’t think so.
…the average unemployment rate during president Bush’s terms was 5.3 percent, as opposed to 9.6 percent. Also, between September 2003 and July 2007, there were 45 months of uninterrupted job growth. We are talking about 7.8 million jobs created during that time.
It’s true that President Bush didn’t create these jobs, because government can’t create sustainable jobs. It is also possible that these jobs were only the product of the housing bubble. But whatever it was, it wasn’t sluggish job growth.
More importantly, if we look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics data, in 2010, total job changes by months we see the following. After a few months of job growth between January 2010 and May 2010 (total growth: 1 million), the last four months have been bad for total employment. In June 2010, employment decreased by 175,000 jobs, in July 2010 by 66,000 jobs, in August by 57,000 jobs, and in September 95,000 jobs. That’s a total loss of almost 400,000 jobs.
Interestingly, these jobs were lost in the public sector.~~~
Adding up private-sector job changes between February 2001 and January 2009, we find 7.6 million jobs. In 2010, the number of private jobs created amounts to 938,000:
Finally, while net private job creation between 2001 and 2009 is negative, it’s not at bad as it has been since February 2009.
Why let facts get in the way?
Lie about unemployment, lie about Republican donors, and now….call some Americans the enemy.
Worst President evah!