‘Wut?’ Job gains are hard! AP’s Obama lapdoggery results in mockery

Wait, what?

No. No it isn’t.

Sigh. Economy thingies are hard! So are numbers, evidently. 

The mockery was swift and hilarious.

And win:

No worries there! Once a lapdog, always a lapdog.


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  • Garrett Gripling

    Loss is the new gain. I lost 20 pounds, no you gained 20 pounds.

    • Lord Foggybottom

      those 20 pounds gained are 20 pounds you took away from a starving child. WHY ARE YOU KILLING OUR CHILDREN?

      • Elaine

        Liberal math. Is that included in the “common core” curriculum?

      • Garrett Gripling

        Those are not dead children, those are alive children.

  • V the K

    MT @AP: Oceania Chocolate Ration Increased From 30g to 20g – a level that signals steady chocolate ration increases.

    • Kelgair

      The economy is double plus good!

    • Emily B

      I’m reading 1984 right now and the more I read, the more terrifying it is.

  • Michael Anderson (WB)

    So we are having steady negative jobs gains?

  • socalcon

    No wonder some voters are maligned with the tag ‘Low Information’. More accurately “High Dis-Information”.

  • nc

    All of this is the Big Set Up for the Mother of All Giveaway Programs: The ObamaCare Sugar. Once that stuff starts flowing, we will never be able to turn it off.

  • Michael Anderson (WB)

    Of the 205 million working age adults in the US 0.16% lost their jobs last month and applied for unemployment benefits.

    55 thousand more children could go hungry this month because the administration is hostile to working families.

    • Catchance

      That’s Michelle’s plan for lowering childhood obesity.

  • crosspatch

    Their arms are so tired from carrying all that water for Obama they can no longer think straight.

    • Chevypowered

      Are you kidding? All that water carrying, the AP could probably bench press a Buick!

  • Chevypowered

    Obama’s administration slaps the AP around and like a good little abused spouse still defend their lover to the end. How romantic.

  • MarcusFenix

    Of course, the AP is forgetting the caveat of percentages that “new” jobs have been….mainly food service and retail, traditionally on the lowest end of the pay scale. And a pretty decent chunk of those jobs are all part time.

    Something else of note…in May/June, stats were being touted about how we added 200k+ jobs into the economy…but Obama and his people forgot one important footnote. At the same time that 200k jobs were added, approximately 5,000,000 high school and college graduates entered the job force full time. So, add 200k jobs, increase the already bloated job pool by another 5 million people……Just saying.

    Obama can’t get out of office fast enough.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Typical lapdog math-more is less. I quit reading AP years ago; still searching for real journalism.

    • MNWoman

      I don’t think there will ever be real journalism. I like Breitbart et al., but they are not so much objective jouralists as they are trying to combat liberal media bias. Same with Fox News. They clearly have conservative political views, but with the MSM strongly supporting the liberal agenda, we need aggressive alternative media to represent conservative views, too.

  • RblDiver

    Was hearing that spin put on it on NPR today as well, was like “Wait, if joblessness is up…how is this a good thing?”

  • MNWoman

    After I read this, I was sure I read it wrong it and went back to read it again.

    Nope, I read it correctly. WTH?

  • FreedomFighter


    • SRVDisciple

      no. -2-3=1 😉

  • http://itooktheredpill.wordpress.com/ Red Pill
  • Jeff H

    I realize this “math-y” thing is hard, but could someone explain to me–like I’m a 5th grader–how an INCREASE in the number of unemployment applications equates to an INCREASE in the number of jobs? Are they counting the jobs that have just been vacated as “jobs created”?

  • jb

    he’s going to make good on that 2008 campaing promise to halve the deficit. Hell, after you triple it, bringing it down by 1/2 is still an increase…. but he halved it.

    • Jeff H

      Only if, by “halve”, you mean “times 1.5″…

  • GaryTheBrave

    How many more unemployed have ran out of benefits, like my sister, and are no longer included in the statistics?

    • Abiss

      9 MIL. Roughly.

      • GaryTheBrave

        I’ll have to tell my sister she is now counted among the employed.

  • Keith

    Obama the Moron teaches them well. Just look at the lie of “saved or created jobs.” The US could have, as an example, 100 million employees and if 50 million of them lost their jobs then the messiah would still say “see I saved 50 million jobs.”

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    The employment-to-population ratio has steadily risen from 58.3% to 58.7% since December of 2009–a whopping .4%. Also since that time, the civilian labor force participation rate has steadily dropped 1.2%, from 64.6% to 63.4%.

    Steady as she blows.

    • Abiss

      Oh. She blows alright…

  • The Penguin

    Feelin’ pretty good. I’m on the road to rehabilitation…the guy I just robbed had 50 bucks less than the last guy I robbed. baby steps.

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    http://www.usdebtclock.org click at the top tab that says States Obama, and you can check on the 50 States….(oops bad us…57 States) for how Not indebted they are, or Not Bankrupted they are…:(

  • John Smith

    No one should ever accuse Liberals of being good at basic math or have common sense.

  • Phryj

    In related news, the gov’t announced that it’s increasing the chocolate ration to 20 grams from the current 30.

  • Truth

    Said best by Louis Cammarosano:

    “@AP no it doesnt indicate job gains!! It mean fewer jobs lost. A job not lost is not a job gained”.

    Now someone needs to explain that to BO and his fellow Keynesian know-nothings.