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Date: 07/17/12 12:54 PM

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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    19246 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 12:55 pm
    Link: The Republican Party Summed Up In 1 Photo - Mmmmm, that`s good political satire.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 1:06 pm
    this must be right before the republicans gave that poor black man a helping hand and had him placed in the county shelter for his own good...AKA Jail.

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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2578 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm
    But this is Obama`s America? And Philadelphia is dominated by Democrats?
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    July 17, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    What, that he is camping outside to help, knowing that only the Republican Party is even trying to do anything that will help him? Knowing that the Democrat Party has long been racist, and pushing policies that keep poor people, especially poor black people down.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2578 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    Aka the Democrats have done nothing to lift people out of poverty. Since Obama, it hasn`t happened. Since LBJ`s war on poverty, it hasn`t happened. In fact, since LBJ`s policies, the percentage of African Americans that grow up without fathers went from 25% to 75%. Until that is addressed, there is no policy - Democrat or Republican - that will alleviate the problem.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17512 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    Unemployment among blacks has tripled under Obama to nearly 25%. Obama was never qualified to be president. He fooled you once, shame on him. You allow him to fool you twice, then shame on you.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2659 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm
    Fake photo is fake, because if it were real laughing Republicans would be gathered around the man kicking him to death.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm
    what i find funny is how white people don`t even see the racism in their everyday language.

    Here are two examples of how thye miss it but it is obvious:

    "The republican party is racist"

    "The Democrat party is racist"

    you don`t see it do you?

    you are assuming that these parties belong to white people and that these white people are either racist, or they should be helping out those poor little ol`minorities.


    I know, still many of you cannot see what I am getting on about but just try a little.



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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm
    CrakrJak

    I hate to break the news to you but the econoy crashed in 2009 worse than you can imagine...the effects of that crash are still being felt.

    I know you think that Obama should have cleaned up the republican mess in less than one term but remember, it took bush two terms to fully make it happen...oh and he had help from Clinton`s two terms so there is always that.
  10. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    34213 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    Durp! Durp! Durp!

    Because the current unemployment problem is BUSH`S FAULT!

    **thank Vishnu I`m ignoring @jamie-26**
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    FoSchizle Male 18-29
    330 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    Jamie: While I partially agree with that statement, Obama got elected on promises that he would fix it by 2010. So, either way he failed big time. the first time by making that promise, and the second time by not following through. He also has done nothing to help the market recover.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    7293 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    CrakrJak

    "Unemployment among blacks has tripled under Obama to nearly 25%"

    It is so hard to have a converastion with you when you are so wrong so often. Please post links to back up that egregious statement.

    1. According to the July 2012 relaease by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: "the unemployment rate for blacks (14.4 percent)" http://tinyurl.com/o8z3s7

    2. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:"By January 2009, the unemployment rates had climbed to 12.7 percent for Blacks" http://tinyurl.com/7eqxo3n

    12.7 x 3 = 14.4
    I love conservative math!
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5413 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    That sucks D:
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6699 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    jamie76-""The republican party is racist"
    "The Democrat party is racist"
    you are assuming that these parties belong to white people"

    And you`re assuming only white people can be racists. Mighty racist of you. (and narrow-minded)
  15. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    7293 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    foshizzle

    "He also has done nothing to help the market recover"

    What market are you referring to? The stock market?

    Jan 2009: Dow: 8,000
    Jul 2012: Dow: 12,777

    Jan 2009: Nasdaq: 1,476
    Jul 2012: Nasdaq: 2,908

    Facts are fun!

  16. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    7293 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    5cats

    "Because the current unemployment problem is BUSH`S FAULT!"

    I don`t think any one president can make the economy crumble or any one president can really fix it.

    But it did falter under Bush. It did falter as a result of a lot of policies that were enacted during the Bush administration.

    Obama has not fixed it fast enough in your mind? Perhaps McCain could have fixed it quicker. We`ll never know. Or perhaps Obama righted a ship that was going to get much worse. Perhaps just keeping it from getting worse was an amazing job.

    But let`s agree on one thing. It isn`t as if Obama has had free reign to enact any policy he wanted to try to fix things. If that were the case I would put more blame on him. But you have to admit that the Republicans have done everything in their power to block almost everything he has tried to do.

    Seems unfair to keep a guy from doing the things he wants and then turn around and blame him for not
  17. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3445 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    One of the primary reasons unemployment is higher in the black community is the public sector layoffs that have been implemented by the government. A large percentage of African Americans are/were employed in government jobs. So, blame conservative austerity measures, and include Obama in that blame for not fighting against these layoffs.
  18. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    7293 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    .... doing enough to fix things.
  19. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17512 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    HG: "Joblessness for 16-to-24-year-old black men has reached Great Depression proportions -- 34.5 percent in October, more than three times the rate for the general U.S. population" - Washington Post

    Even Huff Po recognizes that the reported labor numbers are incorrect and that black unemployment is 10% higher than is being reported.
  20. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    34213 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    @HG: Obama vowed to fix the economy in one term: or he wouldn`t deserve to be re-elected (his words)
    Obama vowed that if the Stimulus was passed, unemployment would never rise over 8%, remember that?



    The base for this came directly from The White House! Straight from Obama`s mouth (so to speak).
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    34213 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    Look how BAD things were under Bush! 4.5%, 4.7% ZOMG! 5.0%!!! How awful!

    Remember @HG: this is the White House`s OWN Chart, if you say it`s false then you`re calling Obama a liar...
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    Supersack Male 50-59
    15 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    it`s his last, best hope, that`s why he is there.
  23. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    7293 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    CrakrJak

    This new information is fine. But are you man enough to admit quite simply that your first comment was completely inaccurate and baseless? You claimed with certainty that black unemployment has tripled under Obama. Statistics show it went up 13%. 300% vs 13%.

    ""Joblessness for 16-to-24-year-old black men has reached Great Depression proportions -- 34.5 percent in October, more than three times the rate for the general U.S. population" - Washington Post "

    You picked the worst segment for joblessness in the country. But OK. Yes that is high. What year though? Oh I found this article. October 2009. After Obama had been in office only 10 months.

    Here is a chart for you: http://tinyurl.com/7eqxo3n

    Please look at the first line graph. Notice the jump from Jan 2007 - Jan 2009 (under Bush). And then how it is slightly down Jan 2009 - Jan 2012 (under Obam
  24. Profile photo of blk954
    blk954 Male 30-39
    184 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    That looks like a guy who is out of work.... that would be the DEMOCRATIC party!
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    7293 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 3:30 pm
    5cats

    "Look how BAD things were under Bush! 4.5%, 4.7% ZOMG! 5.0%!!! How awful!"

    I`m confused. Are we looking at the same chart? Obama took office Q1, 2009. This chart shows unemployment at over 7.5% in Q1 of 2009.

    Your own chart that is supposed to be proving your point shows unemployment going from 4.5% to 7.5% under Bush and going from 7.5% to 8.5% under Obama.

    ZOMG!
  26. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    7293 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    5cats and Crakr

    You guys make me feel like you are just joking. Or you make me feel like I`m crazy.

    You site statistics that are drastically inaccurate. Site stats from 3 years ago during Obama`s first term. Post charts that prove my point for me. I don`t get it.
  27. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    34213 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    By YOUR chart @HG: Is YOUR OWN chart "good enough" for you?
    Chart #1:
    Jan 08: Black unemployment = 8.0% (apx)
    Aug 11: Black Unemployment = 16.7% (peak)

    Well, it`s "only" DOUBLE not triple! You win, have a cookie! Blacks are SO MUCH better off now than under mean old Bush!

    Democrats took the House and Senate in 2006, the housing bubble was a Democrat law, which MacCain TRIED to fix (in 2006) but was called a racist by Barney Frank and other Dems.
    Yes it`s Bush`s watch so he gets the blame, but ditto for Obama. Ok?

    Q: How does "figure 1" (below) prove your point in any way? srsly.
  28. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    7293 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    5cats

    "By YOUR chart @HG: Is YOUR OWN chart "good enough" for you?
    Chart #1:
    Jan 08: Black unemployment = 8.0% (apx)
    Aug 11: Black Unemployment = 16.7% (peak)

    Well, it`s "only" DOUBLE not triple! You win, have a cookie! Blacks are SO MUCH better off now than under mean old Bush! "

    Well that is interesting. You know what is more interesting? THAT OBAMA TOOK OFFICE IN JANUARY 2009. 2009. Not 2008. 2009. Oh, at that point unemployment among blacks was 14%.

    Jesus tap dancing Christ. If you are going to enter into a political discussion, at the very least can you try to remember when the guy took office? Is that why you think Obama has been so terrible? Because you blame him for stats from Jan 2008 - Jan 2009 Bush`s worst year?

    That would explain so much.

    If you are going to be roostery, sarcastic, and belittling you should probably not f.uck up soooooo badly. :)
  29. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    34213 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    oops! my bad! You are correct.

    Sorry about that Chief!
  30. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    7293 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    5cats

    First of all, kudos for responding. I appreciate when someone has enough guts to admit they are wrong. You get respect points from me.

    Second of all, all kidding aside, have you always thought Obama took office in Jan 2008? It really would explain why you have such a bad opinion of him. The stats from Jan 2008 - Jan 2009 are the single worst year of the economic downturn and attributing them to Obama instead of Bush would make such a huge difference when comparing the two. You are Canadian so it would be understandable if you had the dates wrong. Most Americans don`t even know.
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    daroofa Male 40-49
    132 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    A Liberal would never give a guy $50 to lay down on the sidewalk so they could take a picture.....right? This must be 100% legit.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2384 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm
    hahahahha
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    Slotherder Male 30-39
    251 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    Damn, the conservative bashing has gotten horrible around here. Where the hell is the quality control? Everyone knows a true conservative would`ve kicked him off that sidewalk in no time.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3445 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    Holy hell...5Cats admitted a mistake? Does that mean the Universe is about to collapse into itself? I want to live!
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3297 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm
    It`s true. If this guy were laying in front of the Dem Party HQ they would have him inside registering to vote for the 3rd time.
  36. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
    5503 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 7:05 pm
    The difference is how Republicans would try to help this guy: create him a job.

    Liberals would help him buy taking money from people with jobs and simply give it to him.

    (Like how they probably used tax payer dollars to pay him to lay there for the photo.)
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4888 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm
    Republicans suck. Democrats blow. Two oppsite, but equally ignorant, extremes. As usual...truth, reason and reality fall in the middle somewhere.
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    rickbub Male 40-49
    293 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    thelonius: You have won the internet for the day!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15832 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 8:11 pm
    More like the Obama economy summed up in one picture.
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1810 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm
    @thelonious- ...and pin a rainbow ribbon on his shirt.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 8:54 pm
    "The Democrat Party Summed Up in 1 Caption... Mmmmm, that`s good wilful ignorance."

  42. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3445 posts
    July 17, 2012 at 9:02 pm
    Again, everyone is ignoring one of the main reasons the unemployment rate is higher among African Americans: public sector layoffs. Both parties deserve blame for this; the Republicans for insisting that the government shed jobs during a recession and then blaming the Democratic president for not lowering the unemployment rate, and the Democrats for going along with it.

    Anyway, here`s an article:Link
  43. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    34213 posts
    July 18, 2012 at 5:37 am
    have you always thought Obama took office in Jan 2008?
    Um, NO! lolz! I just looked (and quoted) the wrong line is all. I`m very aware of the US system, moreso than many Americans I`d say...

    Now I had contemplated lecturing @HG on the REAL measure being the AVERAGE unemployment over 4 years, NOT a "single data-point" eh?
    Hopefully he`ll figure that out for himself...

    Hint: Black unemployment under Bush = 6% (apx)
    Under Obama = 12% (apx)
    Also note that for Black males it`s higher than that, since Black Females have better employment rates...

    But YES @FP! I did indeed pull a major boner! (Old fashioned term for making a mistake, plus it`s funny to say!)
  44. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    34213 posts
    July 18, 2012 at 5:41 am
    @FP: your article seems to be saying that STATE public-sector jobs are being cut. Which is highly understandable since THEY`RE BROKE and all...
    iirc: The Federal public-sector has actaully increased, AND gotten hefty raises under Obama. Not neccessarily a "bad thing" but highly questionable in the middle of a huge recession, eh?
  45. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3445 posts
    July 18, 2012 at 8:16 am
    @5Cats: Yes, it`s mostly state and local governments but it`s also postal workers, which is federal. The federal government can also help states with funding but that`s not really happening much. I`m really not sure where you got the idea that Obama has increased the public sector. I would look at these graphs:
    Link
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    7293 posts
    July 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    5Cats

    "Now I had contemplated lecturing @HG on the REAL measure being the AVERAGE unemployment over 4 years, NOT a "single data-point" eh?
    Hopefully he`ll figure that out for himself... "

    That is totally unfair. We hit a recession full force in the last year of Bush`s term. Obama inherited it and had to deal with it for his whole term.

    I`d say the real test is what the change in unemployment was over 4 years.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    34213 posts
    July 18, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    @HG: Reagan inherited "stagflation" and it didn`t stop him from being the greatest PotUS since Jefferson!

    Bush "inherited" A-Q and the 9/11 attacks. A-Q started the whole operation during Clinton`s term, July 2000 iirc...

    Doesn`t stop people from blaming HIM for the wars, the cost of the wars, & etc.

    Every president has challenges to overcome. >Bush? Won the war! Kept the economy chugging! Signed stupid stimulus (boo!)
    >Obama? Pulling out of Afghanistan! Attacks Libya but NOT Syria! Economy in the shiiter and unemployment way, WAY up! Vows to TAX and SPEND even MORE!
  48. Profile photo of MarkusT123
    MarkusT123 Male 40-49
    3967 posts
    July 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm
    Wow, I can`t believe you`re back for more 5Cats. HolyGod gave you guys a beat down yesterday.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    34213 posts
    July 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm
    vv That you in the avatar @markust? If so, what a handsom fellow you are!

    True that: I helped beat myself up too! Not my finest moment, eh? (quoting the wrong year, oy!)
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    MarkusT123 Male 40-49
    3967 posts
    July 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    Thanks. That was from the 4th out on the boat this year. Somehow my friend Vicki and I ended up with really good pictures. Hers looks like Katharine Hepburn with the flag wrapped over her head. I like how you can see the sun and the reflection of the sun on the water through my sunglasses.

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