The number of nonfarm jobs created last month fell slightly short of what analysts were predicting, delivering a modest blow to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
80,000 new jobs created in June don't cut it for #Obama. Need stronger numbers to win in November.
— Darrell West (@darrwest) July 6, 2012
Harwood on CNBC: "A very disappointing jobs report for the Obama administration." Plus, you know, American workers.
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) July 6, 2012
#RomneySwissBankAccount has nothing to do with another abysmal jobs report. Nobama!
— Against Obama (@against_obama) July 6, 2012
Prior to the report, economists had estimated that at least 90,000 jobs would be created, which still would have been unspectacular. According to Politico, the economy requires between 100,000 and 125,000 new jobs per month merely to merely keep pace with the growing number of people in the U.S. labor market.
Watch for major deflection operation by Obama campaign today to keep convo off jobs report by amping up personal attacks on Romney.
— Rich Galen (@richgalen) July 6, 2012
— Max Twain (@MaxTwain) July 6, 2012
Obama is currently having breakfast with tire workers in Akron, Ohio, as news of the jobs report trickles in. He may have a more difficult time convincing blue-collar workers he deserves a second term in light of today’s mediocre numbers and the abysmal May jobs report released last month.
Predictably, the Left immediately tried to blame the weak numbers on Republicans:
— Ross Webber (@rosswebber32) July 6, 2012
My take on US jobs report: 80,000 jobs created, despite Republican efforts to block every Obama jobs initiative.
— Simon Jessey (@scjessey) July 6, 2012
So called Liberal Media pundits are just as happy as the GOP is about jobs number. They should be blaming the GOP, instead it's PBO fault.
— cjtown (@ladyc10) July 6, 2012
Hey Media,80,000 NEW Jobs ADDED,NOT 700,000 lost remember?If Republicans help pass American Jobs Act,2 million more jobs would be created.
— Brezzydee (@Brezzydee) July 6, 2012
— Blue DuPage (@BlueDuPage) July 6, 2012
We lost nearly a million jobs per month under George W. Bush. We are gaining jobs with Obama. GOP is obstructing jobs. Fox is distorting
— Farrell Hamann (@farrellhamann) July 6, 2012
Anyone hv any links to stories for how MSM covered Bush's 700k jobs losses?
— LiberalPhenom (@LiberalPhenom) July 6, 2012
Romney wants to return to failed Bush policies which lost 750k jobs/month avg so he can keep filling his #RomneySwissBankAccount
— BlizzyBe (@BlizzyBe) July 6, 2012
Three and a half years into Obama’s term, and they are still talking about former President George W. Bush? Good luck with that.