‘BOOM crowd’ conspicuously un-boomy as BLS releases dismal jobs report

What, no pom-poms and “rah-rah-econo-meh” from the usual suspects today?

Here’s why: Putting a positive spin on 7.3 percent unemployment is a fast track to beclownment no matter how cute the Left thinks its Obama cheerleader uniforms are.

We’re looking at downward revisions of June and July employment numbers and a 35-year low in workforce participation.

C’mon, give us an “O!”

Or not.


As always, the White House whips out the pom-poms.

Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman swears “the recovery has been durable in the face of several headwinds.”

  • Garrett Gripling

    Ezra Klein has some mighty parched lips by now.

    • Clayton Grant

      Parched or chapped?

      • ejochs


      • skeptic192


        • Nicki


          • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

            “Unexpectedly” dry.

  • sja

    There is a guy who commented on this story in my local paper’s site blaming the Republicans and their “voodoo trickle-down economics” for this. Wow.

    • Stephen L. Hall

      See . . . it really is voodoo . . . they don’t have to be anywhere near to magically affect the economy.

    • PeteRFNY

      The Kool-Aid crowd sees life though a different set of lenses than the rest of us do.

    • PatriotRG

      more like the democrats trickle up poverty

      • trixiewoobeans

        Yep, and all the money’s trickling up to them, or rather, their stooges and politicians.

    • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

      Why am I reminded of the phrase; Don’t piss on me, and expect me to believe it’s raining.

    • golftilidrop

      By the time liberals leave college the brainwash is usually complete, to late to debate with fact. Hence, I have met intellegent liberals, but never any with common sense.

  • skeptic192

    The war on the middle class is almost as successful as the war on coal if I am reading my utility bill correctly. Do I trust government statistics when they have to make a 33% downward revision on the party in power’s job crreation – you bet. Guess what the predictions are for a strike on Syria that will have no unintended consequences?

  • Jack Deth

    Waiting to see the Nielsen numbers drop when all the ObamaBot talking heads start blathering.

    Whenever a lying, liberal Rodeo Ass clown shows up. I hit “Mute”. Change the channel. Or shut it down!

  • Terry_Jim

    “Binyamin Appelbaum ‏@BCAppelbaum 53m
    Attention selfish people still trying to find jobs: Please stop looking so that we can declare this recovery complete.”

    “Binyamin Appelbaum ‏@BCAppelbaum 1h
    Labor force participation down to 63.2 percent. The share of American adults with jobs down to 58.6 percent.”

  • carla5731

    This means that Obama’s going to keep whipping the remaining plow horses harder.

    • 3seven77

      Remember, in Animal Farm the work horse died.

  • therealguyfaux

    So, if we eliminate jobless people who have given up on looking for work, Hey! Presto!, the unemployment rate comes down!

    Which, to my mind, has always sounded a bit like the small town police chief and the coroner agreeing that the fellow with the skull caved in with the lead pipe, shot six times and stabbed fifteen times, died of natural causes– “You get all that s#it done to you, it’s going to naturally cause you to die!”

    In other words, you re-define the problem, rather than investigate the cause for it, like “Why the hell should I get off unemployment/welfare, where I have Medicaid, and go out and look for and take a part-time job– the only ones being offered to people with my skills– with a small company where I get paid bupkis and don’t get health insurance? Riddle me that, Batman!”

    • RLEE

      Just because you call it giving up looking what it really means is they are no longer able to get unemployment that doesn’t mean they don’t go out and look for jobs!! As conservatives we cant have it both ways I see people complain all the time about how Obama has ruined the job market, then people turn around and talk about how lazy everybody is cause they don’t want to work? Of course we have people that are lazy and want free stuff but don’t make it out that every one out of work are like that! Plus were I live there are so many illegals taking jobs and more and more companies wanting people to be by lingual. Also all states are not the same when it comes to welfare some states still only let you have cash assistance for a year or two then never again like my state we don’t have free housing were we live so its not like if you choose not to work you can sit around and live comfortably maybe in some states this is true but not all

      • Billie Slash

        Caffein-ate We Much!!

  • Lotte Lenya

    With WWIII looming just around the corner, people will be lined up to join the military and work in factories just like after Pearl Harbor. That can fix the unemployment issue right there.

    Yes, I’m being sarcastic.

  • capisce

    “That’s not my laser focused on the economy, it’s the world’s laser”

    • Clete Torres

      And it’s defective.

    • alanstorm

      Lasers can illuminate or destroy. Guess which setting Barry O is using.

      Maybe he should aim that “laser-like focus” elsewhere, since he doesn’t know how it works.

  • Clete Torres

    “The drop in the unemployment rate is an example of the unemployment rate can fall for bad, rather than good, reasons.”

    Wow. A blinding flash of obvious reality from Ezra Klein.

    (searching the skies for flying pork)

    • KhadijahMuhammad

      Too bad he didn’t say it the FIRST time it was true (back in 09).

    • Marjorie

      Not there…Norman is in the back yard :-)

      • Clete Torres

        Tell him I said hello. :)

        • Marjorie


    • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

      I hope the flying pork nails him in the noggin.

      • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

        Of course, he’ll just let his celebrity status go to his head.

  • DeadlockVictim

    Having workers drop out of the market & calling it lower unemployment is like cutting off a limb & calling it weight loss.

    • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

      I’d like to see this guy lose 15 pounds of ugly fat.

  • Magnifico

    Betcha not even Obama figured he’d still be using Bush as an excuse, this being his fifth year as president. He’ll soon have to switch to something more tangible, like “sh!t happens”.

    • Rabid

      Which should be replaced by Obama Happens.

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

      How long before he starts blaming the Jews?

  • Hank Scorpio

    Obama’s 2nd term is facing the uphill battle of the crappy economy he inherited from the previous 4 yr term.

  • redheadgrl

    “300k leave workforce, participation rate at 3-decade low.” Welcome back Carter!

  • SpaceRacer423

    its been around 50 months since Obama’s “stimulus” bill.
    In all that time how often have job numbers been “revised up?”

  • stuckinIL4now

    Wanna get really depressed, check out dailyjobcuts.com for the latest in daily layoffs, closings and bankruptcies.

  • oneteedoffpatriot

    If Obama would just step aside and let Biden take over we’d be doing much better.

    • gman213

      We would at least be laughing while being miserable.

    • Wiki David

      Bet you never thought you might have to think about that one didya?

  • gman213

    They didn’t have time to change out of their “Lets Bomb Syria” cheerleading uniforms.

  • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

    I bet this was “Unexpectedly” again.
    Why do they keep that trotter alive?

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    Time for another Two-Minute Hating on President George W. Bush!

  • TocksNedlog

    The average length of time that a person is unemployed now is 37 weeks. That’s NINE MONTHS!
    Heckuva job, King Putt. Heckuva job.

  • neoface

    “the recovery continues to make progress”

    This is a time to use the metric system, instead of inches the economy continues to millimeter its way towards its anemic recovery. LOL!!!

  • Perso Nasplit

    so sick of this kind of “progress”. we need fiscal and foreign policy conservatives, not tax and spend republicrats and democans.

  • radicallyalyssa

    Every time I see the percentage get lower, I ask myself, “how many people stopped looking for work?” This was my answer!

  • World B. Free

    Ben Casselman @bencasselman
    Labor force participation fell to its lowest level since 1978.

    MALAISE V2.0
    Welcome back, Carter!

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    Iowahawk summed it up on Twitter:

    “So, in one month, an Omaha-sized bunch of people said f*** it and dropped out of the labor force.”

  • Marvin Nelson

    Do we actually PAY Jason Furman to beclown himself constantly. How do he and Carney tell their lies with a straight face? Must have to use Botox.

  • nc

    You may not have said it elegantly, but you sure did say it accurately.

  • World B. Free

    I thought that was quite eloquent. :-)