25 Dec

With Election Over, Americans Find They Were Duped By Democrats And Obama

Investors Business Daily:

It hasn’t been two months since Barack Obama won re-election, but already we’re finding out things that were kept from us during the campaign. Expect to hear more in the coming months.

Elections are clarifying events, we’re told. But sometimes what they clarify is merely the gap between what we were told during the campaign and the reality on the ground. Often, the two don’t match. That’s certainly true with Obama.

How often in recent weeks have we learned that what we heard on the campaign trail from the Obama camp, and which were echoed by a cowed and subservient press, were either distortions or outright lies — enough to keep a majority of us fooled, and help win a second term for the incumbent?

Now, we’re finding the reality to be something different. And to jog your recollection, here are just a few:

• Economy: “The economy’s getting stronger … confidence is growing.” The media and Obama repeated these like a mantra. But as IBD reported earlier, real weekly earnings for American workers have fallen 3.5% since Obama took over, a declining trend that has continued post-election.

How about other signs of well-being? The Census Bureau reported after the election that the number of Americans in poverty grew by 712,000 people in 2011. A far-more bullish report issued in September said it had fallen by 96,000. Oh yes, and a record 47 million people today are on food stamps — up 47% since Obama took over.

Meanwhile, we also heard that consumer confidence was strengthening — and that would lead to a spurt of new economic activity in the new year. But in December, the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index tumbled to 72.9, its lowest reading since June, from 82.7 in November.

Our own IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index fell 7.6% in December to 45.1, a pessimistic reading and the lowest since December 2011.

For small businesses, whom Obama regularly claimed to be helping while on the stump, the picture’s no better. The National Federation of Independent Business’ Small Business Optimism Index fell 5.6 points in December to 87.5 — one of its lowest readings ever.

“Between the looming ‘fiscal cliff,’ the promise of higher health care costs and the endless onslaught of new regulations, owners have found themselves in a state of pessimism,” said NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg. Remember: Small businesses create 80% to 85% of all jobs.

• Employment: Yes, unemployment has dropped to 7.7%. But only because hundreds of thousands of Americans have left the workforce. In September and October, nonpayroll farm jobs were reported as rising 148,000 and 171,000, respectively, solid gains. The mainstream media played it up as a major turnaround for the economy, giving Obama a boost.

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Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 20 years.

15 Responses to With Election Over, Americans Find They Were Duped By Democrats And Obama

  1. MOS 8541 says: 1

    lies and more lies. The true unemployment ins Oh is over 25%. Over 1 million on welfare a climbing on a daily basis. When somalian’s come to this country for welfare, they come to columbus, oh,better benefits than NYC. During the election, the democ”rats” imported bus loads of these people with “cheat sheets” on who to vote for.These people entered a booth, pulled out the cheat sheet given to them while on the bus, and just placed ” X’s”. Election was a titanic fraud. Just a matter of time when someone exposes the fraud.

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  2. Budvarakbar says: 2

    Surprise! Surprise!

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  3. Nan G says: 3

    In the Christmas funnies there’s a perfect depiction of the Obama Voter.
    Obama is stealing his wallet, taking his money, handing him a few dollars and claiming, take it, there’s plenty more where that came from!
    Yup.
    Even the poorest of Obama’s voters are being robbed by him via his policies that make their own dollars buy less and less of the things they need.

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  4. Redteam says: 4

    Who was fooled? Just because the press was handing out that BS doesn’t mean anyone was fooled. We all know that unemployment is worse. The economy is in the tubes. I don’t know one single person that is not aware that the US is much worse off. Obama didn’t ‘win’ the election, it was predetermined well before election day. The voting machines were appropriately fixed. All the dead voters were all lined up. This has always been going on, electronic voting makes it much simpler than it used to be with paper ballots. Back then you had to have more ballots with the winner than loser votes. Now you just have a machine that you push R, you get a D. no one (except the fixers) know the difference.
    The thing that bothers me is that there are actually some people that act as if they are surprised.

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  5. Scott in Oklahoma says: 5

    Unfortunaltely, the liberals will never admit they made a mistake, they are far to arrogant for that. And until we get really aggressive, yeah, nasty, and make enough noise to at least sway one media outlet besides FOX, we are in for an uphill climb. We have to force the left to own the problems we have now. Until that happens, the can will continue getting kicked down the road.

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  6. OBAMA is trying to GIVE the blame to BOEMER AGAIN
    AND THE REPUBLICANS AND THE CONSERVATIVES AND THE TEA PARTY, WHO WANT OBAMA TO CUT THE SPENDING WHICH HE TRY TO PUT IT AFTER HE LEAVE HIS POST,
    THAT CUT SHOULD BE OF A TRILLION NOW MINIMUM
    BUT HE OWN THE DEBT OVER 13 TRILLIONS NOW,
    NOBODY WILL DOUBT IT.
    EXCEPT THE UNIONS WHICH OWN HIM. AND THEY ARE NOT INNOCENT CITIZENS,
    THEY OWN CHICAGO TOO.
    AND THEY ARE BIG SPENDERS

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  7. Redteam says: 7

    @ilovebeeswarzone: Obamer and the press will blame Boehner, everyone else will blame Obamer

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  8. Redteam
    you sure good at RHIMES,
    YOUR DOING FINES
    HAPPY HOLLYDAYS

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  9. Redteam says: 9

    @ilovebeeswarzone: Thanks.

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  10. Richard Wheeler says: 10

    Redteam says “voting machines appropriately fixed” You must be a huge fan of Oliver Stone.

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  11. Redteam says: 11

    @Richard Wheeler:
    No Richard, I’m not. I’ve just experienced real life.

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  12. Richard is blind and….

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  13. Richard Wheeler says: 13

    see below

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  14. Richard Wheeler says: 14

    Redteam Really? In the other post you agreed with Ollie that there were problems with “official” Kennedy assassination story.
    For better or worse the majority of Americans will blame Boehner and Repubs. if a deal isn’t cut.
    Big game of chicken. I believe a 24th hour stop gap deal will be cut unless Tea Party Repubs can stop it.

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  15. Richard Wheeler
    hold it,
    no the AMERICANS WILL BLAME OBAMA IF A DEAL IS NOT REACH,
    HE OWN THE DEBT, HE REFUSE TO CUT ANY SPENDING, HE JUST WANT TO GET MORE MONEY TO SPEND, AND REFUSE TO CUT ANYTHING,
    and he want the debt to be prolong to the next generation,to be paid when he’s out of here,
    but he want his unlimit credit card while he’s in office,
    he doesn’t give a shit about the AMERICANS POORS OR RICH IF THEY DON’T GIVE HIM MONEY.
    BOEMER DID A GREAT JOB AND IS TOO POLITE, FOR SAYING MORE, HE MADE A FEW PLANS AS LONG AS THE BALANCE IS MET, MEANING SOME TO GO BACK IN THE POT, TO PAY THE DEBT,
    FOR THE MONEY WHICH OBAMA WANT TO SPEND, NOW THE BUCK IS ON HIM AND THE BLAME ON HIM. IF ALL FAIL,

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