**A Post by Shifra**

Remember this gem from our esteemed VP-Speller-Extraordinaire?

And this, from our Joker-in-Chief:

So, when I recently saw the following headline, I immediately tweeted:


But then, I saw a WSJ article about Obama’s nominee, Sally Jewell, for Secretary of the Interior.

Kimberley Strassel writes:

The press is just wild about Sally, feting the president’s nominee as everything to everybody. She’s never held office. She’s the CEO of a successful outdoor retailer. She’s a woman. She started as an oil company engineer. She is a “committed conservationist.” What’s not to love?
Far from a creative choice, Ms. Jewell is just the newest addition to Mr. Obama’s second-term team of loyal ideologues. It is in fact Ms. Jewell’s (relatively unknown) history on the environmental fringe, and her liberal policy prescriptions, that surely made this an easy Obama call. The president knows he can rely on Ms. Jewell to do for the federal government exactly what she’s done at an activist level: Lock up land, target industries, kill traditional jobs.

And then, at the State of the Union speech, Obama mentioned “jobs” 45 times. One of Obama’s proposals was raising the minimum wage.

Sounds fair?

As the WSJ editorial points out:

One paradox of the Obama Presidency is how it has retained the support of young people and minorities despite the damage its policies have done to their economic prospects. In his latest attempt to increase the minority youth jobless rate, President Obama is proposing to raise the minimum wage…

University of California at Irvine economist David Neumark has looked at more than 100 major academic studies on the minimum wage, and he says the White House claim of de minimis job losses “grossly misstates the weight of the evidence.” About 85% of the studies “find a negative employment effect on low-skilled workers.”

Mr. Obama’s economists know all this, but then the minimum wage has nothing to do with poverty or unemployment. It’s a political play to reward unions and box in Republicans….

And, Mortimer Zuckerman, editor in chief of the U.S. News & World Report, adds:

… Twelve million out of work, 48 million on food stamps, 11 million on disability. All that’s missing: bread lines.

So, I think I’ll delete my tweet.

Because it looks like the joke is on us.

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  1. geezee says:

    Really odd that Ms. Jewell started as an oil field engineer …. and now about targeting land and killing jobs? Oil field folk are typically clear on issues. A lot like farmers, being close to the land and the (re)sources usually clears one’s head. Red flag. another lie?

  2. otlset says:

    Yeah really. And all the brain-dead Obamanoids nod wistfully and say “See? He’s focusin’ on jobs, mmm-hmmm. He’s hard at work, bringing us jobs.” But the truth is Obama doesn’t seem to know the first thing about real job creation. The private enterprise kind of jobs that create and pump wealth into our economy, not the government kind that sucks wealth out of the private sector weakening the economy overall. As usual, it’s all just populist blather to disguise the fact that our, no Obama’s economy, is in the dumps.

  3. strider says:

    They’ll keep trotting out these ineffectual show ponies until the economy reaches the point of no return then hire some competent and well thought of people as cover.

  4. Maynard says:

    I recall the second campaign of George H.W. Bush, when he was beaten by Bill Clinton. The mantra of the day, repeated endlessly, was “jobless recovery”. Times change. Today it seems that the worse things get, the more we’re supposed to feel sympathy for the president, having to deal with such a tough situation.

    It’s ironic that Obama is popular with the youth demographic. I wish those poor childish ‘tards could comprehend the magnitude of the debt their hero is dumping on their heads, or the dimming of whatever life prospects they might have had. But to be young is to be stupid; I guess we all know that from personal experience. I do, anyway.

    I guess the sense out there is that Obama really does have the answers, and it’s only a matter of the failure of the people to follow Obama’s will. So if things aren’t going well, it’s because Obama wasn’t given enough power. Naturally it’s understood that anyone opposing Obama’s will does so for nefarious intent. No reasonable person could do otherwise than submit to “Dad”.

    Another point of irony is that, while Obama’s policies are destructive to the working citizen, they’re beneficial to that segment of society that would seem to be at odds with the president: Stockholders and big business interests. Oh, yes, and of course gun manufacturers and vendors. Pretty funny, in a sad way.

  5. 1ntbtn says:

    Well Shifra, since Obamas speech had mentioned the word “jobs” 45 times, perhaps now, he and Biden both know how many letters are in the word jobs, which by the way is something that is seems to be disappearing in this country.

  6. Kitten says:

    I wanna know 1 thing, darn it…how the heck is O’Bummer gonna focus on jobs when he shut down the jobs council to make room for the shamnesty council AND why can’t Uncle Joe count to 4? Oh, that’s 2 things. Well, in the words of HRC, “What difference does it make at this point”. And finally, in the words of the one who WILL tell us the truth, Tammy Bruce, “We are so screwed!”

    I prefer to laugh, and fight! :-) Crying is so depressing

  7. LJZumpano says:

    So Shifra, seems your “job” is calling shenanigans. Well done. In fact, you should put in for a raise!! ♥

  8. Alain41 says:

    Here’s a job that involved Obama Stimulus Money, postal workers, and Earned Income Tax Credit to steal taxpayers money. If the majority of people don’t pay taxes, does that make this a victimless crime?

    “The owner of a D.C. barbershop pleaded guilty to a $20 million identity theft and tax fraud scheme that stole personal information from nursing home patients, dead people and victims who were duped into believing they were getting “Obama Stimulus Money.” The massive scam involved more than 100 participants, including postal workers… The false returns typically claimed that the “taxpayer” operated a business, claimed phony dependents, and then reported income that was sufficient to generate tax refunds based on the Earned Income Tax Credit,…”

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/d.c.-barbershop-owner-pleads-guilty-in-20-million-id-fraud-operation/article/2521739

  9. LucyLadley says:

    It seems like some people in Washington D.C. feel that if their mouths are moving, the employment rate is improving.

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