Celebrate the Season: bug a lefty for Christmas

Posted by: Phineas on December 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Jim Pethokoukis gives conservatives and other residents of Reality-ville a great Christmas present: seven charts to flash in the face of liberals (and other unicorn-chasers) when they try to spoil Christmas dinner by talking up Obama. Here’s the one that jumped out at me, the real unemployment rate:

Heckuva recovery, Barry!

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I’ll let Jim explains what this represents:

The official (U-3) unemployment rate is 8.6 percent. But the labor force has been shrinking as discouraged workers have been disappeared by government statisticians rather than counted as unemployed. But what if they weren’t? What if the Labor Department added those folks back into the numbers? Well, you would get this.

Remember, Obama and the Smartest Economic Team Ever(tm) promised us that unemployment would go below eight percent if we agreed to his stimulus program. Instead, it’s higher than the White House projected if we didn’t approve the stimulus package. (See Jim’s diagram 1) In fact, the only way it comes even close to White house projections is by not counting people who’ve given up.

Real clever, that.

And once you’re done educating your liberal family members, ask them what possible reason is there is for reelecting Barack Obama?

The reaction should be entertaining.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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3 Responses to “Celebrate the Season: bug a lefty for Christmas”

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  1. Tex says:

    Excellent graph for those who actually believe in using empirical data to back up their policies, like Conservatives for example, but totally useless to those who don’t believe in using empirical data prefering to live in “La La Land” instead, like Liberals for example.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    I was always taught mealtime conversations were supposed to be pleasant.

  3. Carlos says:

    It was a Democrap, Harry Truman, who said “there are three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

    Only a Democrap would be able to categorize their speech in that way.

    BTW, I’m sure there’s a Democrap out there somewhere that doesn’t lie, but he/she is probably a deaf/mute…