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Mitt Romney Has An Argument With Himself Over Jobs

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Here’s a little video side-by-side for you, where Romney explains that it takes a while for the economy to gain more jobs. Watch as Romney uses the same issue to simultaneously defend his jobs record as Governor and defame Obama. It’s pretty wonderful:

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How Obama Can Turn The Tables On The GOP

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“In an economic speech on Thursday that could set the tone for months of campaigning, Obama is not likely to unveil new ideas to boost the economy and create new jobs,” is one of the more curiously existential news ledes in memory. Presumably Obama will not drive a race car or fistfight a lemur on Thursday either, or do any of those things on Friday or Saturday. News!

Can Obama use Bush as a contextualization of the economy so thoroughly as to avoid responsibility for it?… Read More


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At Press Conference, Obama Warns Against European-Style Austerity, Calls For New Investment To Spur Job Growth



At the end of a bad week involving a desultory jobs report and a loss for his team in Wisconsin, Barack Obama held a professorial press conference Friday morning, notable mostly for its lack of mention of Mitt Romney.

The meat of the conference came in discussion of Europe’s fiscal woes, which the administration is focusing on for two reasons: 1) Europe’s fiscal strength is one of the biggest threats to our economic recovery, and 2) the Germany-led EU has been imposing harsh austerity measures of the type that the GOP would love to enact here, and they’re not working. The Democrats want to link European stagnation with GOP policies: if you want an economy like England’s or Spain’s, vote Republican. As PoliticOlogy noted yesterday, Obama has to work with European leaders like Angela Merkel and David Cameron, so he can’t explicitly make this case, but he can implicitly make it, and he just did… Read More


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Everything You Need to Know About Romney’s Falsey-False-False Of Creating 100,000 Jobs

Mitt Romney has returned to the claim that Bain Capital, his old turnaround firm, created 100,000 jobs under his tenure, a figure that he tried out in the primary andimmediately backed away from after it turned out to be not, um, true.

Now Romney’s 100,000 jobs claim has added a limb: not only did Mitt Romney create 100,000 jobs, he says, but Obama destroyed just as many through his auto industry policies…. Read More.

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Is Scott Walker Manipulating Job Data?

With the Wisconsin recall election just three weeks away, a new Marquette Law School Poll shows Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker leading Democratic challenger Tom Barrett by six percentage points, up from his one point lead just three weeks ago.

But the push may be due less to Walker’s popularity than a statistical manipulation of his performance. In March, before the recall election primaries, Wisconsin witnessed the nation’s largest percentage decrease in employment.  Walker’s jump in the polls occurred just after this jobs report—one not used anywhere else in the nation because it doesn’t come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics—that ostensibly discredits all of the negative reports before it.  

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New Romney Ad Hits Obama On…Wait For It…Jobs (VIDEO)


The Romney campaign is out with a new ad against Obama’s economic policies. The ad is effective, like a shot of grain alcohol, but PoliticOlogy wonders if it’s as pointless as one, too.

Most political ads, especially the cooly clever ads of Karl Rove’s American Crossroads, are up to something behind the blatant manipulations of symbols. Romney’s ad isn’t nearly so sophisticated. It links Obama to stalled job numbers, with dark tones and ominous music that cuts off midway through. In other words, Obama = Job Loss = Scary. There’s a primal simplicity to this, especially in an election obviously dominated by economic fortunes, but it must have diminishing returns…Read More

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