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:
— NRCC (@NRCC) June 1, 2012
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) June 1, 2012
Today’s news: More unemployment. Today’s White House: Obama holds 6 campaign fundraisers. Good day for campaign/bad day for America. Again.
— Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) June 1, 2012
— Red Alert Politics (@RedAlert) June 1, 2012
Recession Watch: When you have a year of sub-2% GDP growth likein 2011, recession follows within a year 70% of time
— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) June 1, 2012