Trouble for Obama as Unemployment Rate Inched Up to 8.2 Percent in May

Trouble for Obama? Er, President Obama, you know that economic recovery you’re trying to feed us? It ain’t happening as evidenced from the 69,000 jobs created in May, less than the 155,000 expected. Obama has a big problem because the unemployment rate edged up  to 8.2 percent. The Republicans have lost no time in reminding voters on why they should go with flip-flopper Mitt Romney, saying his policies have failed. I am really disappointed in the whole “hope and change” thingy Obama sold on us. The reality is that the Democratic Congress failed to act (as usual) and now the Republicans don’t have a vested interest in working with this president.

Blacks fared worse than other racial groups in May as well, with the jobless rate coming in at 13.6 percent, from 13 percent in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Whites was 7.4 percent; Asians 5.2 percent down from 7.0 a year earlier; and Hispanics 11 percent, edging up slightly. Why isn’t the black community calling President Obama out on the unemployment rate in our community? He has yet to campaign in a predominantly black community. The black community continues to allow itself to be taken for a fool by the Democrats and President Obama. Of course, you will never hear people like Rev. Al Sharpton criticizing the president for the economic state of the black community.

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney had this to say:

“Today’s weak jobs report is devastating news for American workers and American families. This week has seen a cascade of one bad piece of economic news after another. Slowing GDP growth, plunging consumer confidence, an increase in unemployment claims, and now another dismal jobs report all stand as a harsh indictment of the President’s handling of the economy. It is now clear to everyone that President Obama’s policies have failed to achieve their goals and that the Obama economy is crushing America’s middle class. The President’s re-election slogan may be ‘forward,’ but it seems like we’ve been moving backward. We can do so much better in America. That’s why I’m running for president.”

I can’t top that because he’s right. On a separate note, Bill Clinton kicked Obama in the face when he praised Mitt Romney’s “sterling” business record and offered some kind words about Donald Trump, the “Birther King.” I am sure many Democrats are ticked off by his comments. Well, the Clinton-Obama grudge goes pretty deep. The only problem I have with Donald Trump is the whole birther thing he’s pushing. Other than that, I have no beef with him. In fact, I have admired him for his business acumen and his success.

Here’s the reaction on Twitter, slamming Obama for unemployment rate inching up:

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    [quote] The Republicans have lost no time in reminding voters on why they
    should go with flip-flopper Mitt Romney, saying his policies have
    failed. I am really disappointed in the whole “hope and change” thingy
    Obama sold on us. The reality is that the Democratic Congress failed to
    act (as usual) and now the Republicans don’t have a vested interest in
    working with this president.
    [/quote]

    Janet:

    When you look around America – why do you look toward the national executive and congress for a jobs fix – when it is clear that various factions around the nation have INVESTED their hopes that a LOCAL GOVERNING STRUCTURE would lead to their salvation – only to later on shift their hopes to a NATIONAL savior?