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Eric is Editor-in-chief of BitsBlog, an affiliate blog of The Conservative Reader. You can email Eric at [email protected].
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The White House this morning, is serving up fake jobs numbers… again. And they read like a fairy tale. 7.8% unemployment. But notice… the U6.. the real unemployment number… isn’t listed in the reports we all see… It stood at 14.6% as of last month. That’s a fact that has not moved substantially, for months. Here’s the breakdown from the BLS.GOV website.
||Not seasonally adjusted
|U-1 Persons unemployed 15 weeks or longer, as a percent of the civilian labor force
|U-2 Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs, as a percent of the
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There’s an interesting trend developing in open to foreign policy, and it’s been there since the outset; sense Obama speech in Cairo Egypt, his supposed Arab reset, Arab Spring phenomenon and so on, every single attack on our interests, every loss of life, has been labeled a “Lone Wolf” Attack. Te Obama administration invested quite a bit in the way of news cycles to prepare us for the idea that these were going to be “lone Wolf attacks, and not organized attacks by a AlQuieda or some other agency.
Consider for example Janet Napolitano, who advanced this idea quite a while back. Consider her speech at a Chamber of Commerce event in August of 2011:
WASHINGTON – ”Lone wolf”
As regards Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan as a running mate, I tend to agree with David’s initial reax; “Bring it on”. I look forward to the VP debates, which should be the highlight of the campaign for me. As Ace said on Twitter, the other day,
Let’s face it, no one picks Joe Biden for his brains. They pick him for his ability to casually insult different races without consequence.
The VP debate will be a blood bath. Aside from the fact that Biden has the IQ of the average horse dropping, there’s a 27 year gap between Ryan and Biden. That’s the largest in 108 years, for VP candidates. I wonder if in the target rich environment that Obama /Biden presents, …