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Another potential slap in the face for Obama and Biden – Polls show Dems might lose Obama, Biden Senate seats

Let me try to be concise with this summary. Obama wins the presidency and Blago-D, Illinois Govenor (a criminal and impeached Govenor) appoints Burris-D (now under ethics investigation) who will not seek election for the Junior Senator seat from Illinois. The race comes down to five-term Rep. Mark Steven Kirk, the expected Republican nominee, who is running for Mr. Obama’s seat. The Democratic front-runner is state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, whom an opposing Democratic campaign adviser calls a “deeply flawed” candidate. Hmmm, what does “deeply flawed” actually mean? His family bank, where Alexi served as an officer, made loans to Tony Rezko, who is now sitting in a penitentiary. If Kirk wins, that means that Obama’s former Senate seat will go to a Republican. Face slap number one.

Now, let’s talk about Joe (don’t mess with Joe) Biden’s seat in Delaware. Rep. Michael N. Castle, a Republican who has won nine statewide elections as the state’s only House member, has been leading state Attorney General Beau (don’t mess with Beau?) Biden in polls. Beau, if you haven’t figured it out yet is Joe’s son. So much for the no cronyism rule of the Dems. Beau has not decided if he’s going to run yet, but either way, the odds are that Biden’s Senate seat will also go to a Republican. Face slap number two.

Don't mess with Joe or Beau?

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http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/dec/14/gop-hopes-rise-for-obama-biden-senate-seats/?page=2

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Initial jobless claims rise 17,000 to 474,000

How’s that hopety dopety change working out for ya? With total jobless claims now topping 10 million, the unemployment situation is not looking any better. Last week Obama went out and flashed those big pearly whites, you know the ones that make him a good politician, and told people that the unemployment situation was improving based on the 11% of new claims filed are down from a year ago. But wait…what he didn’t read off of the teleprompter was that continuing claims are up 31%. Now, if you are an Obama supporter and just drool over his eloquence without paying any attention to the real meaning, I’ll try and explain what that actually means. It means that fewer jobs were lost, but once they are lost, it takes a much longer time to find a new job. Remember those old black and white depression-era photos? Well history is repeating itself. Yep, I guess that old stimulus tax that Joe (don’t mess with Joe) Biden says is working exactly the way it was designed to is really helping. Riiight.

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WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – The number of people filing claims for state unemployment benefits rose by 17,000 to a seasonally adjusted 474,000 in the week ending Dec. 5, while the total number of people claiming benefits of any kind topped 10 million, a sign of very sluggish hiring, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

First-time claims — which measure new layoffs — rose for the first time in six weeks in the week after Thanksgiving. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected initial claims to fall to about 450,000.

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/initial-jobless-claims-rise-17000-to-474000-2009-12-10-83100

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Man killed by VP’s Secret Service vehicles – No word from Biden yet

This happened yesterday morning, but I haven’t been able to find anyplace where Vice President Biden has apologized or that he or any media mentioned the incident. If it was Dick Cheney’s vehicle, it would have been scandalous. No word yet if the victim was a Republican. Don’t mess with Joe.

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Two U.S. Secret Service armored vehicles used to protect Vice President Biden struck and killed a pedestrian in Temple Hills early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

The vehicles were traveling together from Andrews Air Force Base at about 2:30 a.m. when the pedestrian was hit at the intersection of Suitland Parkway and Naylor Road in Temple Hills, U.S. Park Police said.

The drivers stayed on the scene and rendered first aid until police and rescue officials arrived, said Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan.

The pedestrian, an adult male, was transported to Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly with multiple critical injuries, police said. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

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http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/breaking/Man-killed-by-VP_s-Secret-Service-vehicles-8516536-69763862.html

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Biden: Job Stats “Not 100 Percent Accurate”

Don’t mess with Joe. The claim that they’re releasing the information, but it’s not 100% accurate, but we’re releasing the information anyway is typical Biden. Don’t you mess with Joe…don’t do it.

Click the link below to watch the video…if you can stand it.

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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/10/30/biden_job_stats_not_100_percent_accurate.html

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Stimulus jobs overstated by thousands – What a shock!

Why shouldn’t we entrust our government with our healthcare, banks, automobiles, and the weather? And where’s old Joe (Don’t mess with Joe) Biden on all of this? Wasn’t he supposed to be the watchdog over the stimulus money? Old Joe says the stimulus is working exactly as planned? Yeah, that’s what I was afraid of.

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Taxpayer money - Up in smoke

WASHINGTON (AP) – An early progress report on President Barack Obama’s economic recovery plan overstates by thousands the number of jobs created or saved through the stimulus program, a mistake that White House officials promise will be corrected in future reports.

The government’s first accounting of jobs tied to the $787 billion stimulus program claimed more than 30,000 positions paid for with recovery money. But that figure is overstated by least 5,000 jobs, according to an Associated Press review of a sample of stimulus contracts.

The AP review found some counts were more than 10 times as high as the actual number of jobs; some jobs credited to the stimulus program  pre=”program “>were counted two and sometimes more than four times; and other jobs were credited to stimulus spending when none was produced.

For example:

– A company working with the Federal Communications Commission reported that stimulus money paid for 4,231 jobs, when about 1,000 were produced.

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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20091029/D9BKMVMG0.html

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First hard stimulus data finds 30,000 jobs saved or created

OK, first of all, I don’t buy the numbers, but I’m willing to humor the less than honest members of the Obama Administration. 30,000 jobs created out of the 3.4 million which were lost since the so-called stimulus was passed. How many of those jobs created are government jobs? 9.9% unemployment and climbing. Can anyone say 2010 elections?

The first direct stimulus reports showed that stimulus contracts saved or created just 30,083 jobs, prompting more Republican criticism of the $787 billion package.

The data posted Thursday was the result of the government’s initial attempt at counting actual stimulus jobs. Obama administration officials stressed that data was partial — it represented just $16 billion out of the $339 billion awarded — but they said it exceeded their projections.

“All signs — from private estimates to this fragmentary data — point to the conclusion that the Recovery Act did indeed create or save about 1 million jobs in its first seven months, a much needed lift in a very difficult period for our economy,” said Jared Bernstein, the chief economist for Vice President Joe Biden.

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http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/63299-first-hard-stimulus-data-finds-only-30000-jobs-saved-or-created-#

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