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Obama Moves Forward, Leaves Unemployed Behind

- September 7, 2012

 Hours After Obama Failed To Mention The Unemployed In His DNC Speech, The White House Is Out Spinning That Today’s Dismal Jobs Report Is Evidence That We Are “Steadily Healing”

At Obama’s DNC Acceptance Speech, He Mentioned The Unemployed Zero Times Out Of 4,771 Words. (President Barack Obama, Remarks At The Democratic National Convention, Charlotte, NC, 9/6/12)

  • BuzzFeed Headline: “Obama’s Acceptance Speech Didn’t Mention Unemployed” (Zeke Miller, “Obama’s Acceptance Speech Didn’t Mention Unemployed,” BuzzFeed, 9/7/12)
  • “Obama Was Briefed On The August Jobs Report Yesterday Afternoon, Hours Before He Took The Stage In Charlotte.” (Zeke Miller, “Obama’s Acceptance Speech Didn’t Mention Unemployed,” BuzzFeed, 9/7/12)

Alan Krueger, Chairman Of The White House Council Of Economic Advisers Says Today’s Report Further Evidence The Economy Is Recovering. KRUEGER: “You know, I say every month when the news comes in, it’s important to take a step back, take today's report in the context of other information that's coming in, recent reports. And we see a pattern, that the economy is continuing to heal from the very deep recession that struck at the end of 2007 and really came to a boil in 2008. We’ve now added private sector jobs for 30 months in a row. 4.6 million jobs have been added over this period. So the economy is continuing to head in the right direction. We’re still expanding. There are steps we can take to speed up job growth. We’d like to see job growth faster, but the economy is continuing to heal.” (CNBC, 9/7/12)

Secretary Hilda Solis Said “I See A Report That Tells Me That We Are Steadily Healing.” SOLIS: “I see a report that tells me that we are steadily healing, because we are still adding jobs. We still have a strong area in manufacturing where 500,000 jobs have been created, and we know that there are some sectors that continued to suffer.” (Bloomberg’s “In The Loop,” 9/7/12)

OBAMA’S SPEECH OF HOPE AND CHANGE FLEW IN THE FACE OF THE NATION’S UNEMPLOYED

The Washington Post Headline: “White House: Jobs Report ‘Further Evidence’ Economy Is Recovering” (Sean Sullivan, “White House: Jobs Report ‘Further Evidence’ Economy Is Recovering,” The Washington Post , 9/7/12)

  • Krueger Said A Report “In Which There Is Little In The Way Of Good News For President Obama” Showed The Economy Is Continuing To Recover. “White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman Alan Krueger responded to the August jobs report (in which there is little in the way of good news for President Obama) released Friday morning by saying the data show the economy is continuing to recover.” (Sean Sullivan, “White House: Jobs Report ‘Further Evidence’ Economy Is Recovering,” The Washington Post , 9/7/12)

“Despite Boilerplate Language About The Job Losses Four Years Ago And His Plans To Create Jobs, Obama Did Not Specifically Address The Millions Of Americans Still Struggling To Find A Job Or A Job That Meets Their Needs.” “President Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night didn't include language targeted at the nation's unemployed. Despite boilerplate language about the job losses four years ago and his plans to create jobs, Obama did not specifically address the millions of Americans still struggling to find a job or a job that meets their needs.” (Zeke Miller, “Obama’s Acceptance Speech Didn’t Mention Unemployed,” BuzzFeed, 9/7/12)

“Obama’s Speech Also Avoided Any Mention Of The Unemployment Rate…” “Obama’s speech also avoided any mention of the unemployment rate, which is still above 8 percent and fell in August because 368,000 Americans left the workforce.” (Zeke Miller, “Obama’s Acceptance Speech Didn’t Mention Unemployed,” BuzzFeed, 9/7/12)

“On The Surface The Jobs Report Is A Mixed Bag For Obama, But Nearly Every Underlying Statistic Reveals Lingering Economic Weakness.” (Zeke Miller, “Obama’s Acceptance Speech Didn’t Mention Unemployed,” BuzzFeed, 9/7/12)


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