UPDATE: 39% Now Blame Obama for Economy; Unseen Jobless Bigger Problem than We Think

2009 June 22
by bc3b

While most U.S. voters still blame the Bush Administration for the nation’s economic problems, a growing number are inclined to blame President Barack Obama.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 39% of voters now say the country’s economic problems are caused more by the policies Obama has put in place. That’s a 12-point jump from a month ago.

Link to Rasmussen Reports.

While unemployment rose by one half of a percent in May, figures do not include underemployed and those who have simply stopped looking for jobs. Add in those people and the rate increases to 16.4% or put in other terms, one in every six prople in looking for a job.

During May unemployment was up in 48 of Obama’s 57 states.

In Motown, employment woes are plaguing the Detroit Tigers. Attendance is down by 10,000 a game even though the team is leading its division. It will be interesting to see how many teams and sports are affected by the downturn.

A winning season has not translated into filled seats.

54 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 June 22 6:25 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    TigerHawk has a very interesting chart on his site that spells doom for the Democrats if the Reps play their cards right for 2010. link But will the Reps be smart?

  2. 2009 June 22 6:36 am
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    phineas gage permalink

    It is no longer a question of ‘how stupid is the stupid party?’.
    (answer: pretty damn stupid)

    It is now a question of how stupid the American people are.

    And on that score, I am not optimistic.

  3. 2009 June 22 6:38 am
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    phineas gage permalink

    Here comes the big push for socialized medicine this week.

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but the future of the country pivots on this.

  4. 2009 June 22 6:39 am
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    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Well, neither am I. Pretty funny though, that the dems are blowing it in a few months, these petulant spoiled children who are so insane and incompetent that they make the awful Bush second term look like a happy time.

    Where can we find good, constitutional representatives?

  5. 2009 June 22 6:42 am
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    chekote permalink

    It is now a question of how stupid the American people are.

    I am also not hopeful about the intelligence of the American people.

  6. 2009 June 22 6:44 am
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    chekote permalink

    RWY

    How are you handling the weather? You do realize that in Texas with have 100 degrees along with 90% humidity. If we secede you won’t make it in Texas.

  7. 2009 June 22 6:48 am
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    chekote permalink

  8. 2009 June 22 6:54 am
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    rightwingyahoo permalink

    You do realize that in Texas with have 100 degrees along with 90% humidity. If we secede you won’t make it in Texas.

    Heh, I was in Texas a few years ago and it was August. 99-100degrees in Ft. Stockton, and although it was warm, it was not unbearable at all.

    Riding a bike or walking around in the heat is no big deal. It gets noticeable when you have to actually work in it, like yard work, woodworking, anything in the garage, or anything where you have to spend the entire day outside, especially from 12-5pm. Painting fences, irrigation system repair, all that crap.

  9. 2009 June 22 6:57 am
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    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Here comes the big push for socialized medicine this week.

    Miss Lucy says it’s dead…..

    here’s some news…. FL unemployment is at 10.2, the worst since 1975….

  10. 2009 June 22 7:02 am
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    phineas gage permalink

    I’m just a click or two north of you in SE GA and the last two days have been unreal.

    It made clear why air conditioning has been described in terms of the economy as the second-most important invention ever, just behind the internal combustion engine.

    How anyone could be productive in such conditions is beyond me. There as a reason why they called it ‘the sleepy South’. It was just too damn hot to do anything but sit in the shade.

    And I qualify this by stating I am an acclimatized Yankee, and I’m not really complaining. I doubt very much I could deal with the twenty-below and six months of winter in Northern NE anymore.

  11. 2009 June 22 7:03 am
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    chekote permalink

    The only reason the Dems are pushing socialized medicine is because the GOP did a lousy just tearing down that phoney 46 million uninsured number. The GOP did a lousy job tearing down the notion that uninsured=no healthcare. You need to attack the premises of the argument. Will the GOP ever learn?

  12. 2009 June 22 7:03 am
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    phineas gage permalink

    I’m not going to take Lavender Lucy’s word for anything.

    Obama is a street thug who won’t just twist arms, he’ll break thumbs and gouge eyes to get the Dems to fall in line.

    It’s going to be very close.

  13. 2009 June 22 7:05 am
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    phineas gage permalink

    The GOP is irrelevant right now, Chekote. The Dems control Congress. If they hold their numbers they win.

    It comes down to Obama’s political power or lack thereof.

  14. 2009 June 22 7:07 am
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    phineas gage permalink

    Every day it is increasingly clear how much our president and Hugo Chavez have in common.

    And I am astounded I could ever make such a statement about the American president.

  15. 2009 June 22 7:07 am
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    bc3b permalink

    I’ve got to admit that things are crumbling around Obama a lot faster than I imagined. Iran definitely isn’t helping, but being the greedy lot that we are, the economy definitely will take center stage.

    39% now blame Obama for the economy according to Rasmussen, up 12% in one month:

    See updated link above.

  16. 2009 June 22 7:09 am
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    chekote permalink

    PG

    I was talking about what the GOP should have done. You are right. They Dems have the numbers to do whatever they like.

  17. 2009 June 22 7:09 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Riding a bike or walking around in the heat is no big deal. It gets noticeable when you have to actually work in it, like yard work, woodworking, anything in the garage, or anything where you have to spend the entire day outside, especially from 12-5pm. Painting fences, irrigation system repair, all that crap. — RWY

    “Early to Bed, Early to Rise, Makes RWY a much Cooler Guy.”

  18. 2009 June 22 7:10 am
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    phineas gage permalink

    This is critically important, bc, because it can stonewall his entire legistlative agenda.

    I think gas prices are key. If they soar north of $4.00 again this summer, it’s going to be a rough road for the marxist.

    Even the vast herds of mindless slack-jawed minions who obtain their political news and views from The View and Jon Stewart will respond to that.

  19. 2009 June 22 7:16 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    PG,

    In my youth, in the days of BAC, you rose early in Florida. In HS I worked a bridge job one summer. The deal was, your ass was at the job site at 3:30am so we would be on the barges at 4. We worked till 11, halfhr lunch, cleaned equipment for about an hour. Generally off the site by 1pm. Got out of there before the real heat came on.

  20. 2009 June 22 7:16 am
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    rightwingyahoo permalink

    “Early to Bed, Early to Rise, Makes RWY a much Cooler Guy.”

    Indeed. But running power tools before 8 or 9 am tends to hack people off..

  21. 2009 June 22 7:18 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    An interesting perspective on ABC

  22. 2009 June 22 7:19 am
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    phineas gage permalink

    Reminds me of a summer job I had with a county road crew laying asphalt.

    Like working as an intern in hell.

  23. 2009 June 22 7:22 am
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    rightwingyahoo permalink

    In my youth, in the days of BAC, you rose early in Florida. In HS I worked a bridge job one summer. The deal was, your ass was at the job site at 3:30am so we would be on the barges at 4. We worked till 11, halfhr lunch,

    Can’t work before 6am, it’s still dark, but yes, you can get a day’s work in by 12pm if you start at 6.

    I used to ride my bike to work 26 miles one way. Had to get rolling by 6:30 and you’d arrive at work around 7:40 or so, in time to get a shower and change for work. Any earlier than that, you’d be pedaling in the dark, and not a good idea.

    then August comes around and it’s dark at 6:30. You have to quit, or risk your life.

    Anyway, the fitness was fantastic. Never felt that fast on a bike since. 3 days a seek at 52 miles a day, Monday off and Friday for mountain biking, plus a hundred miles a weekend, and I was at 250 miles a week. Turns you into a different person.

  24. 2009 June 22 7:24 am
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    bc3b permalink

    If there’s a revolt, let’s hope it’s not too hot, not too cold or raining because we’ll have to start without Yahoo.

  25. 2009 June 22 7:25 am
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    bc3b permalink

    As we discussed yesterday, there may be a great deal that changes between now and 2012. The question is: can it be fixed and how long will it take?

  26. 2009 June 22 7:28 am
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    rightwingyahoo permalink

    If there’s a revolt, let’s hope it’s not too hot, not too cold or raining because we’ll have to start without Yahoo.

    I can shoot between sobs, don’t worry.

  27. 2009 June 22 7:31 am
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    MFG permalink

    There’s a chance the whole Obama agenda blows up

    BlueFraud Democrats (aka Blue Dog Democrats) have got to be wondering what November 2010 holds for them if they continue to adhere to this psychopathic far left agenda

    Stall a bit longer and maybe it all goes down in flames…

  28. 2009 June 22 7:36 am
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    phineas gage permalink

    That is the key for the GOP, MFG.

    Delay, delay, delay…..

  29. 2009 June 22 7:36 am
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    chekote permalink

    If there’s a revolt, let’s hope it’s not too hot, not too cold or raining because we’ll have to start without Yahoo.

    Good one, BC. That reminds me, can Sarah Palin handle the heat?

    JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. 2009 June 22 7:37 am
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    phineas gage permalink

    Meanwhile, Ricky Barnes is imploding at the U.S. Open.

    Perhaps the media will get their Tiger orgasm after all.

  31. 2009 June 22 7:38 am
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    chekote permalink

    BlueFraud Democrats (aka Blue Dog Democrats)

    I like that. BlueFraud Democrats. They are such a sham! At the end of the end, the always support Pelosi and the big government agenda. The GOP’s comeback will start with targeting the BlueFraud seats.

  32. 2009 June 22 7:38 am
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    chekote permalink

    I love Tiger Woods. He is the reason I started playing golf.

  33. 2009 June 22 7:42 am
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    phineas gage permalink

    I don’t have any problem with him, although he is an Obama supporter.

    I cannot stand the giggling school-girl adulation of the white sports media. It is the same thing as the political media vis-a-vis Obama.

    For this reason I always root for him to lose badly.

  34. 2009 June 22 7:43 am
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    phineas gage permalink

    I do believe that Jim Nantz would fellate Tiger Woods if given the opportunity.

  35. 2009 June 22 7:43 am
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    chekote permalink

    Tiger has talent. Obama is an empty suit. The media can’t help Tiger win. He has to do that on his own. Obam, on the other hand….

  36. 2009 June 22 7:45 am
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    chekote permalink

    PG

    Gay porno in the morning? eeewwwwwwwwww…….

  37. 2009 June 22 7:48 am
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    phineas gage permalink

    It has nothing to do with them, strictly speaking. It is the white liberal media and their rank hypocrisy.

    It was this same attitude of ‘wow, look at us, we’re voting (or rooting) for a black man, we feel so good about ourselves’ that has delivered this nation into the hands of a pseudo-marxist.

    That is why I don’t like it and don’t care to watch the same thing in action on the sports side.

  38. 2009 June 22 7:50 am
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    phineas gage permalink

    Yes, he’s only 5 strokes off the lead now.

    Massive orgasm approaching…..

  39. 2009 June 22 8:03 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Can’t work before 6am, it’s still dark, but yes, you can get a day’s work in by 12pm if you start at 6. — RWY

    My God I know I am ancient history but yes we had electric lights back in the day. No candles required. 🙂

  40. 2009 June 22 8:04 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Interesting update over at HotAir on the Iran situation.

  41. 2009 June 22 8:16 am
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    janzam permalink

    It does seem that Obama’s pumped-up numbers are taking a hit — rather suddenly.

    He is still -1 in the Rasmussen Presidential approval index.

    52% now view Obama as “governing as a partisan democrat.”

    And even the media is seemingly getting “defensive” over their less-than-objective relationship to Obama; Diane Sawyer coming out and saying that “ABC doesn’t do infomercials.”

  42. 2009 June 22 8:23 am
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    phineas gage permalink

    What does she call the upcoming health care program on ABC? Probing journalism?

  43. 2009 June 22 8:24 am
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    janzam permalink

    drdog — From the gist of the HotAir article Iran seems to be in the “now or never” phase of their revolution, which could be the bloodiest phase as well.

    The news outlets this weekend are painting a different picture, though, than when this whole period of discontent originally started. In the beginning. people seemed to look at this event like a “flare” that would die out quickly. But,now pundits are saying that Iran will never be the same, no matter if Khamenei is able to quell the people by turning the Revolutionary guard, full force, on them or not.

    It appears, once again, the “power of the people” has been reaffirmed by the Iranians this past week.

  44. 2009 June 22 8:27 am
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    janzam permalink

    PG — I thought it was bandwagon “rah, rah” for Obama’s genius Health care recipe!

  45. 2009 June 22 8:46 am
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    phineas gage permalink

    Depends if they can clamp the lid down quickly enough, Jan.

    They did it in China, but the dynamics may be quite different in Iran.

  46. 2009 June 22 8:58 am
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    conservativetony permalink

    Every time the press is dragged, kicking and screaming to discuss Obama +economy, Obama +Iran, Obama +NK Obama +jobs instead of what music he has stored on his Blackberry or what Michelle is wearing he drops in the polls.

    America is slowly seeing this man for who he is.

  47. 2009 June 22 9:02 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    What does she call the upcoming health care program on ABC? Probing journalism? — PG

    Pyongyang Daily?

  48. 2009 June 22 9:03 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Janzam,

    Had or if MouseRoars could get a army unit or two to come to his side Iran could be in a civil war. That’s how close I think it is.

  49. 2009 June 22 9:12 am
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    bc3b permalink

    CT –

    Did you see what Michelle was wearing in England? That could have cost him a point.

  50. 2009 June 22 9:13 am
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    janzam permalink

    DrDog — am putting up a link to RedState which had an interesting commentary on the behind-the-scenes authority who they say has the real power in Iranian politics —> The Assembly of Experts.

    This group meets in secret, and has the authority to challenge or even replace the Supreme Leader, Khamenei.

    No one knows what this group is or is not doing during this upheaval. But, it could all end very suddenly (maybe) if they decide to step in and name a more moderate leader.

    The rupture in Iran

  51. 2009 June 22 9:15 am
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    janzam permalink

    America is slowly seeing this man for who he is.

    Tony, today there seems to be more questions, regarding Obama’s leadership skills, than kudos. So, maybe the people are indeed coming out of their self-induced trance!

  52. 2009 June 22 9:35 am
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    phineas gage permalink

    The Council of Guardians.

    The Assembly of Experts.

    These names may sound ridiculous now, but don’t laughsince very shortly they will be part of the American government leviathan.

    The Assembly of Experts will be in charge of what doctor you can see, as well as designing the latest GMC car model.

  53. 2009 June 22 9:46 am
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    janzam permalink

    PG

    Are you alluding to Illuminati-type of control?

  54. 2009 June 22 9:51 am
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    conservativetony permalink

    Jan, thanks for the Red State link.

    “The Assembly of Experts will be in charge of what doctor you can see, as well as designing the latest GMC car model.”–pg

    The Assembly of Experts = Obama czars.

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