Enough distractions and manufactured crises. The Obama campaign has been pulling this crap for as long as I can remember. Enough. Let him recycle the failed Sandra Fluke and her creepily pathetic government worship at his stop in Colorado today. I admit, I’ve slapped back at the long list of social crises this administration has set upon the country via their media lapdogs just like every other blogger. Most call them distractions, I call them shiny objects. Not this time. I’m not taking that bait.
I’m invoking the Surber Rule.
Surber Rule: The economy will win the presidency for Republicans in 2012. Republicans should talk about nothing else.
We are not doing just fine. Not by a long shot. Our economy is teetering on the brink of disaster with the taxamageddon around the corner. This President’s answer is – more stimulus. Are you $#%ing kidding me?
Here are a few of the 70 facts Obama would rather you focus on than his manufactured social crises:
30 – Back in 2007, about 10 percent of all unemployed Americans had been out of work for 52 weeks or longer. Today, that number is above 30 percent.
40 – The official U.S. unemployment rate has been above 8 percent for 40 months in a row.
42 – According to one survey, 42 percent of all American workers are currently living paycheck to paycheck.
61 – At this point the Federal Reserve is essentially monetizing much of the U.S. national debt. For example, the Federal Reserve bought up approximately 61 percent of all government debt issued by the U.S. Treasury Department during 2011.
107 – Each year, the average American must work 107 days just to make enough money to pay local, state and federal taxes.
$2,000,000 – At this point, the U.S. national debt is rising by more than 2 million dollars every single minute.
5,400,000 – When Barack Obama first took office there were 2.7 million long-term unemployed Americans. Today there are twice as many.
88,000,000 – Today there are more than 88 million working age Americans that are not employed and that are not looking for employment. That is an all-time record high.
Don’t forget the big one:
$5,000,000,000,000 – The U.S. national debt has risen by more than 5 trillion dollars since the day that Barack Obama first took office. In a little more than 3 years Obama has added more to the national debt than the first 41 presidents combined.
The list is 70 facts long. Go read the whole thing. Then look at the props like Fluke and more that the Obama campaign keeps trotting out to distract from these facts. This isn’t about race. This isn’t about contraception. This isn’t about Romney’s tax returns. This is about the simple fact this President has not only not improved our economy, he’s made it worse. MUCH worse.
Update: The Lonely Conservative has joined the Blog About Obama day festivities.