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Monday, October 24, 2016

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Could the jobs market be healing?

U.S. businesses posted more job openings in June than they have in four years. Hiring generally lags three months, so it’s difficult to say whether this will improve the three jobs reports we’ll see before the election. But it’s a reminder that we’re getting to the point in the calendar  when every economic indicator from the autumn crisis of 2008 will be easy to best. Of course, Democrats will trumpet these numbers, along with the fact that more private sector jobs have been created during Democratic administrations.


Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight has a nice post about using models to predict this election that concludes:”If you take the average between the FiveThirtyEight model and the consensus betting lines, you’d get about a two-in-three chance of Mr. Obama winning another term.”

More Good Polls for the President

The President is still up by one in the right-leaning Rasmussen Report Daily Tracking poll (WARNING: Loud video ad on that page.). PPP Polls is showing the President slightly up in North Carolina, a state many had started to see as safe for Romney. The tiny Obama lead is entirely the result of a gender gap, which may well become the story of this election.

Picking Mitt’s Running Mate

All we know for sure is that Mitt has to pick someone. I still like our Henry Decker’s out-of-the-box suggestion of New Hampshire senator Kelly Ayotte, which he first started to mention months ago. The consensus says that Rob Portman has had the slot for weeks. But conservatives still pine for Paul Ryan, whom they promote as the “bold” pick. I guess from a line up of white guys in suits that most Americans can’t identify, the one who wants to turn Medicare into a voucher program is bold enough. Newshounds have discovered that Biden and Palin’s Wikipedia pages were edited dramatically in the 24-hours before they were picked. So now everyone is playing that game, which Portman appears to be winning.

 Verdict: Mitt is sorely in need of a game-changing running mate. That’s never a good place for an Obama opponent to be.

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  • I don’t think Romney’s VP selection will make a big difference. At this point he needs a miracle. Rubio may put Florida at play, but that’s about it, and even that is questionable. Huntsman is too bland for the GOP. Newt hates Mitt’s guts, and the feeling is mutual. I would love it if he picks Michele Bachman or Sarah Palin, but that’s just wishful thinking. He does have some choices, Jeb Bush would bring the conservative element the ticket needs to inspire the base, he has name recognition, is eloquent and intelligent, and has a solid record to run on. The problem is that if he becomes Mitt’s Romney mate conservatives will be voting for Jeb rather than Mitt. Rep. Bryan would be another good choice, I disagree with his policies, but at least he has the courage to stand up for what he believes; unfortunately for Ryan, that is an attribute his boss would not appreciate. Mitt’s worst enemy is Romney.

  • ObozoMustGo


    Who cares about your phony polling? No one does except you to generate news to distract America from the failure-in-chief Obozo’s record.

    Here’s how the leftist freak, state controlled media works for Obozo. A sampling of the Obozo Regime scandals and their coverage on CBS, ABC, NBC networks. Hat tip, Media Research Center….

    – Fast and Furious: The Obama Justice Department’s “Operation Fast and Furious” encouraged American gun shops to sell weapons to Mexican drug cartels, which backfired as Mexican gangs shot and killed Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010 (as well as many Mexican citizens) with guns they allowed to “walk.” While CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson filed 29 stories unspooling the scandal, ABC and NBC stayed almost perfectly silent for many months, even as Attorney General Eric Holder admitted he had misled Congress about when he learned of “Fast and Furious.” Only when Congress voted to hold Holder in contempt did they discover the story, and then it was dismissed on NBC as “vicious” and “another example of our broken politics.”

    – Solyndra: In the first two months of 2002, the Big Three networks reported a stunning 198 stories on the Enron bankruptcy, often tying the fiasco to President Bush. By comparison, since declaring bankruptcy on August 31, 2011, despite a half-billion dollars in federal loans from the Energy Department through Obama donor connections, ABC, CBS, and NBC filed a grand total of 24 stories on Solyndra, and barely connected it to Obama — even as Obama told ABC he had no regrets, and even as the promise of “green jobs” demonstrably collapsed.

    – MF Global: An investment company run by former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (a major Obama fundraiser) declared bankruptcy on Halloween 2011 and admitted they lost more than a billion dollars of customer money that was supposed to be kept separately from risky investment schemes. This scandal garnered only six full stories and 16 briefs. Only NBC once mentioned Corzine was a Democrat. None even whispered any connection to Obama.

    – Gibson Guitar: Some scandals are less weighty, but more interesting to viewers. Federal agents twice raided the plants of Gibson Guitar in Tennessee to investigate whether they improperly imported wood from Madagascar and India, but waited for almost a year before settling with the guitar maker for a $300,000 fine. No one found it newsworthy that Gibson’s CEO is a Republican donor, while other guitar makers who weren’t Republicans were not raided by the government over wood imports.

    – Reverend Wright: After a long silence after the inauguration, as the networks pretended Obama’s longtime reverend Jeremiah Wright didn’t exist, network stories erupted in mid-May at the whisper of an idea that Republicans might exploit him in an ad. But the networks offered nothing on an interview in Ed Klein’s book The Amateur, where Reverend Wright claimed in a taped interview that Obama friends offered money for silence.


    Too bad honesty in reporting has been sacrificed at the alter of lefist ideology. Reminds one of the old Soviet party controlled media, Pravda. No difference.

    Have a nice day!

    “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

    • You sir are a scoundrel of the highest order. How about the people who have been killed over just the last month, by persons(really too kind)excersising their “right to bear arms” Get a clue… Their ALL getting over on us and it is nothing new. How about Mr Donald Trump, he of multiple bankrputcy fame, now admitting he’s selling his US Dollars(thus weakening the currency even more). You are obviously in favor then of the billions the big wigs are throwing at this election as opposed to creating jobs (they businesses right?) Please stop being a sheep and do something positive for this country.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Dory… what are smoking? Crack or heroine? Put your jealousy and envy to work motivating y0u to actually go get a job and try to be a productive member of society that feeds herself instead of living off the labor of someone else. How bout it?

        That pesky little 2nd Amendment just keeps pissing your leftist freaks off, doesn’t it? You don’t like it….. LEAVE!

        Have a nice day!

        “Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.” – Abraham Lincoln

      • S-3

        *claps hands at intelligent comment, then cries tears of joy now just meeting someone on these comment boards (usually ignored to avoid depression and insanity) speaking common sense*

  • rustingdreams

    Bozo, you are the best thing that has happened for Pres. Obama’s campaign. Thankfully, you are so busy spewing venom and are so consumed with yourself , that you don’t realize it. Thank you and keep up the good work! You have a wonderful day as well!

  • grammyjill

    Hi Obozo I love your quotes at the bottom of your nutjob spewing. You put down the exact reasons
    that we reasonable thinking people do not want romney or any of his repub. buddies. The teabaggers want to take over this country and distroy it. Living close to Mass. I get the Mass. news so got to see the romney govenorship up close. He got rid of alot of jobs. So many that people were moving out of the state in caravans. The only thing he did that was good for the state was romneycare, which he now denies so he can go against obamacare, which by the way is the same thing. When he left office, he took everything with him including the hard drives from the computers.Trying to hide something? He won’t run on his record there. He “saved” the olympics but won’t run on those records either. Oh yea, there are no records. They were all distroyed. He says Trust Me. NO, not even close! I got to watch him up close. He almost bankrupted Mass. Damned if I’d want him to get the chance to do that to the whole country!
    So, you don’t like Obama. Well, in this case he truly is the lesser of the two evils.
    See you can get your point across without insulting everyone. Try it.

    Have a great night!

  • AustinPisces

    If Romney would just pick Adelson for VP, perhaps the American people and those unhappy with the Republican Party would realize just how out of step Romney is and what his real agenda is. Is this just something else to be bought? At that point we could hope for a miracle that the real ELECTED leaders in Congress would step forward and negotiate bills that are best for this country and ALL Americans. Take the control back from the non-elected monied power brokers (wishful thinking). Adelson will go down in flames at the end of the investigation into his Las Vegas & China casino operations if Romney isn’t in the White House to protect him. We could be back in recovery in a year.