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Jobs? ✔ Economy Growing? ✔ Thank You, President Obama

Obama Jobs

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Loraine Woellert: Factory Production Rebounds As U.S. Sustains Expansion

Production at American factories rebounded, claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14-year low and households held the most optimistic views in two years, signs the world’s largest economy is overcoming a global slowdown. Manufacturing output climbed 0.5 percent in September, springing back from a 0.5 percent drop the prior month, as factories pushed out more computers, appliances and building-supplies, according to Federal Reserve data issued today in Washington. Other reports showed the momentum is being sustained as the fewest workers since April 2000 filed applications for unemployment insurance last week and more consumers said this month that the economy will get better.

The reports bolster forecasts that the U.S. expansion will survive the weakening in Europe and emerging nations that has roiled global financial markets. American consumer spending, which accounts for almost 70 percent of the economy, is likely to strengthen as employment keeps growing and confidence climbs. Ford Motor Co. is among those automakers that remain upbeat. The second-biggest U.S. carmaker is adding workers at its Dearborn, Michigan, plant as it prepares for its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup. The truck is scheduled to arrive in showrooms by the end of the year. “These new jobs will help meet anticipated customer demand,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of the Americas, during an Oct. 13 announcement. The company has hired more than 23,000 employees since 2011.

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138 Responses to “Jobs? ✔ Economy Growing? ✔ Thank You, President Obama”


  1. October 20, 2014 at 7:29 pm

  2. 10 Nena20409
    October 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    WTG NW. Yes indeed.
    We are Better off than we were in 2009.
    Thank you, President Obama.

  3. 12 vcprezofan2
    October 20, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Huff! Huff! Puff! Puff!

    Good positioning,Lib_L; nice moves, Nena!

  4. 33 japa21
    October 20, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Congrats LL on first and an excellent post. It’s amazing how we find times for relatively trivial things but have trouble finding even a small percentage of that same time for the important things.

    And I hear and read about people being turned off by politics. Fine, I get that way myself. But that is not an excuse not to vote. Forget the politics and go by the facts. The two parties are not the same. If you have to view it as voting fr the lesser of 2 evils, so be it. But vote.

    Regarding the economic news. Stuff most people are totally unaware of. I wonder why.

    And imagine what it could be if PBO had a cooperative Congress behind him.

  5. October 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Rob’s debate with Ryan is underway. Can’t watch, but the link is in the 2nd tweet. He’s got a good Twitter effort going. And, btw, I think he can win 🙂

    #OWNthe114th

    Yes We Can

  6. October 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you NW for keeping the spotlight on the remarkable accomplishments under President Obama’s leadership.

  7. October 20, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    @joesonka: Grimes’ support cratered among black voters. Was up 65% 2 weeks ago, now only up 38%. Maybe she should have just said “yes.” #kysen

    • October 20, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      I do not know what to say about Grimes..it seems to me that she is taking the wrong advice…i pray that she does win..

      • October 20, 2014 at 8:02 pm

        So bc grimes says she may or may not have voted for obama, many Black voters are now voting for Mitch?

        That’s stupid!

        • 40 COS
          October 20, 2014 at 8:18 pm

          I said that she would lose support from AAs although it is very unfortunate. There is no guarantee that they will vote for McConnell. They will probably just stay at home. I really hate that.

        • October 20, 2014 at 8:43 pm

          Jovie, gives us alittle credit. We are not that stupid. If I was from Kentucky I would vote for Ms. Grimes, because the main thing is to defeat that hateful disgusting Mitch McConnell. Just saying she was a Clinton Democrat, or not saying she did or didn’t vote for Barack Obama, wouldn’t stop me from voting for her. I hope it doesn’t stop any other AA from voting for her.

          • 42 nospin
            October 20, 2014 at 8:51 pm

            I wouldn’t vote for her and it has nothing to do with her saying she is a Clinton Democrat. Thankfully I am not in Kentucky.
            Her treatment of our President shows me how she feels about minorities. Being a democrat isn’t enough for me to overlook someone who does not represent my interest.

        • 43 nospin
          October 20, 2014 at 8:45 pm

          Jovie, that is not the reason why minorities stepped back from Grimes. It is because of her overall treatment of our President.

          So your comment “that’s stupid” is offensive. Don’t pretend as if you don’t know what is going on.

      • October 20, 2014 at 8:03 pm

        Am in the same quandry, pf58. I do want her to win. At this point, the only helpful recommendation I could make is ….

        #OWNthe114th

        Yes We Can

      • 48 dotster3
        October 20, 2014 at 8:37 pm

        This is the most frustrating, maddening race. And I have a strong suspicion that Grimes voted for Obama. And I wish she would have said that she voted for Obama because all his policies reflect the best interests of the great majority of Kentucky citizens, like almost all of Kentucky citizens. Then she should have clicked them off, the complete list. Why didn’t she do that???

        • 49 EricFive
          October 20, 2014 at 9:04 pm

          It seems that the folks in Kentucky don’t like PBO and won’t no matter what he does. They love Kynect but hately Obamacare even though they are the same thing. Anything associated with PBO is viewed negatively by them. My State has issues, but I thank God that I am not living in Kentucky. It appears to be an extremely racial backwards State that did not take having a Black President very well (wasn’t Mitch one of the co-conspirators who vowed to make PBO a one term President?).

  8. October 20, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Here is praying and working for Wolf to be PA’s Next Governor

  9. October 20, 2014 at 7:53 pm

  10. 53 vcprezofan2
    October 20, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    jobs ✔
    economy growing ✔
    factual reporting ✔
    Thank you, Ms NerdyW!

  11. October 20, 2014 at 7:55 pm

  12. 57 idon
    October 20, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Actually every Democrat should win even in the deepest of red states because it is consistent with the interests of red state voters. I’m 64 years old and grew up during the civil rights movement. I cannot understand how anyone could vote for these GOP domestic terrorists. They are not politicians. They are terrorists. We need a BLUE house and senate because without both we are going to slip further down the rabbit hole. I’m in California and live in a very blue district but my husband and I are going to vote because we hope to be part of the largest turnout of BLUE voters in the history of this country. We will vote the STRAIGHT democrat ticket. We need PEEPS OF COLOR to show up in the deep red states and turn it blue blue blue. No one and I mean no one can sit this one out. We need everyone to show up. Everyone.

  13. October 20, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    I believe chris Matthews just said, and I could be wrong, that the democrats are putting all of the hopes on the African vote.
    He said he doesn’t even bother calling them African American anymore.

  14. 65 Dudette
    October 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm

  15. October 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm

  16. 67 japa21
    October 20, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    The tale of two fronts. US is helping in Kobani, not so far for the Yezidis. Hopefully that can change soon, or othe allies can get involved.

    • 68 vcprezofan2
      October 20, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      Weren’t the Yezidis just helped off the mountain a couple of months ago? I don’t understand.

    • 71 amk for obama
      October 20, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      There are so many factions in islamic world that it becomes very difficult to identify friends and foes. And friends and foes become interchangeable at any point of time.

  17. October 20, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    What’s going on here? Did he gaffe, taken out of context? What did he say that’s so bad?

    • 73 dotster3
      October 20, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Absolutely nothing wrong with that quote, only in the eyes of the Romney historian.

      • 74 COS
        October 20, 2014 at 9:35 pm

        Rev. Al played this part of his interview with PBO on his show. I don’t consider this a gaffe. It is the honest truth.

      • 75 mophene
        October 20, 2014 at 11:28 pm

        Is he kidding? The Republicans already have ads saying the exact same thing, and they have been playing them for weeks! Big deal.

    • 76 arapaho415
      October 20, 2014 at 8:25 pm

      MSM, aka GOP propaganda machine, have leapt on President Obama’s interview with @RevAl with a vengeance not seen since #TanSuitGate.

      And I know that @daveweigel is not a fav here at TOD, but most of what he tweets should be read as sarcasm, such as this:

    • 77 arapaho415
      October 20, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      This is today’s directive from the GOP propaganda machine:

    • October 20, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      OK, so wait. Have we gotten to the space where our Dem POTUS isn’t supposed to acknowledge that Democrats are Democrats? Are we all supposed to pretend they’re Republicans? Media are just beyond hideous.

    • 81 amk for obama
      October 20, 2014 at 9:32 pm

  18. 82 Dudette
    October 20, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Another Dem running for Senate – Natalie Tennant in West Virginia. She is currently Sec of State.
    Was down 7 pts at end of Sept, but debate was Oct 8. Anybody know how she’s doing since then?

  19. 83 dotster3
    October 20, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Important doc on domestic violence on HBO tonight—–

  20. 84 hopefruit2
    October 20, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    So is Monica Lewinsky magically appearing on Twitter another one of the Clinton PR camp’s grand ideas to boost Bubba and HRC’s standing in the public eye?

    • 85 dotster3
      October 20, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      I wouldn’t think that would be a big boost. I heard the country groaning when she appeared on a news snippet. No no no, they were saying, no more Monica in my life.

      • 86 hopefruit2
        October 20, 2014 at 8:19 pm

        They probably think it will boost the Clintons in the same way that she boosted Clinton’s approval rating after his impeachment.

    • 87 vcprezofan2
      October 20, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      Huh? Can’t see how her arrival would help them.

      • 88 hopefruit2
        October 20, 2014 at 8:22 pm

        These Clinton PR people are so delusionally nostalgic for the ’90s when in their delusional amnesiac minds, times were “simpler” and the Clintons were riding high – it’s like they’d do anything to re-create that period again. They don’t realize that times have changed, people have changed. The ’90s were almost 30 years ago. It’s a different world we leave in now. Time to move on…

        You can’t recreate s

  21. October 20, 2014 at 8:17 pm

  22. October 20, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Go ahead tell him?

  23. 92 Allison
    October 20, 2014 at 8:21 pm

  24. October 20, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    That is correct.

  25. 97 jziglar
    October 20, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I don’t believe a damn thing any of these pundits have to say. I never heard of this poll from the democrats about 67 % of minorities not knowing an election is coming up. It doesn’t make any sense, and it’s another way for the media to play racial politics by making the democratic party the “other” party, while blaming black voters and other minorities if the Dems lose the senate. Don’t believe anything these liars have to say. Almost every single one of them is a republican hack.

    • October 20, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Sound like we are some dummies, 67% of us don’t know there are an election coming up. How many % of whites doesn’t know that an election is coming up?

    • 101 nospin
      October 20, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      ” I never heard of this poll from the democrats about 67 % of minorities not knowing an election is coming up. It doesn’t make any sense, and it’s another way for blaming black voters and other minorities if the Dems lose the senate.” <– edited

      say it again jziglar.

    • 102 idon
      October 20, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      LOL!! I declare bullshit! or should I use the more appropriate term – PSYOPS

    • 103 sjterrid
      October 20, 2014 at 9:50 pm

      You nailed it, jziglar! We have to ignore all these pundits and polls. They wouldn’t have to resort to this, if they weren’t worried that they might not gain control of the senate, God Forbid, but might even lose the house. Our focus should be on doing what we can to get out the vote. The media wants us fighting against each other. The President knows and understands what is happening on the ground in those red districts and states. I know we hate it when he’s treated with disrespect, but he knows that this is what some of them have to do win their seats first.

  26. 104 JER
    October 20, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Disembarking from Nighthawk 2 at O’Hare Airport.

    petesouza – 1 hour ago

  27. October 20, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Now this guys new ad says that obama and the epa cake after flirida a water and I said no.

    It’s prolly the opposite!

    • 106 amk for obama
      October 20, 2014 at 10:08 pm

      jovie, why are you putting up gopper’s tweets here? How about putting up dems’ tweets here for a change ?

      If I were the author of this thread, I would have shitcanned your post.

  28. 107 desertflower
    October 20, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    lamh36 is answering Ebola questions on BJ now if you have a question!

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2014/10/20/ebola-labwork-and-microbiology/#comments

  29. October 20, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Wtf?

  30. October 20, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Haven’t been able to listen but apparently Rob Zerban has been taking it to Paul Ryan, successfully ….

  31. 115 JER
    October 20, 2014 at 9:15 pm

  32. 116 hopefruit2
    October 20, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    My pet camel. 🙂

  33. 117 hopefruit2
    October 20, 2014 at 9:27 pm

  34. October 20, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    #StopTheGOP twitter bomb definitely trending …. and the #teabagger trolls are mighty upset 🙂

  35. 120 99ts
    October 20, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    This man – who has just died – was thrown out of office after just 3 years (1972-75) yet he did the most amazing things for Australia, many of which future governments have tried unsuccessfully to repeal. Sadly they did manage to reintroduce university fees

    “In the education sector, university fees were abolished and needs-based funding for government schools was brought in. The health system was forever changed, with the introduction of Medibank, now known as Medicare.

    The Labor government established Legal Aid, created a national Family Court, and brought in the world’s first no-fault divorce procedures. The voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 and welfare payments were introduced to support mothers and the homeless.

    The Racial Discrimination Act 1975 ratified the UN convention. The Aboriginal Land Rights Act passed …

    On foreign affairs, he became the first prime minister to visit communist China, resuming relations after 24 years of diplomatic disengagement. He travelled widely, also visiting Indonesia, India, Japan, the USSR, North America and Europe. He changed Australia’s stance on apartheid South Africa at the United Nations, and banned that country’s sporting teams from touring.”

    It was a frantic time – which I shall never forget – and I was one of the earliest to get that “no-fault divorce”. Cost me $150 – for a lawyer. Today continuing changes have a $845 court fee to apply for a divorce – before anyone begins to see a lawyer. People paid taxes in 1972 – government provided services.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-10/gough-whitlam/3945026

  36. October 20, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Yep

    • 122 amk for obama
      October 20, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      money quote from that forbes piece

      Emory’s staff also had trained years for the moment, Grant notes. That’s one reason why when Emory issued a call for volunteers — staff were allowed to say no to treating Brantly, and fellow missionary Nancy Writebol (who arrived several days later) — Emory ended up with more volunteers than the hospital needed. “At least two nurses canceled vacations to be a part of this team,” Grant writes.
      ///
      This is the real america I know.

  37. 123 jacquelineoboomer
    October 20, 2014 at 9:49 pm

  38. 124 EricFive
    October 20, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    So far the only thing resembling 2010 is the extraordinary lengths the MSM is going to depress Dems and stroke the GOP’s ego. The elevators in my office building has little video displays that show stories about news, sports and entertainment. While riding with a friend to lunch, a blurb appears saying “PBO had a rally yesterday, some people walked out early”. There is no way to escape the propaganda. How is that news (not to mention conveniently leaving out the huge overflow crowd who could not get in the venue). I would not be surprised if those were GOP operatives who left early and the “reporters” there knew what was going to happen. These “reporters” and media personalities are no longer even pretending to be impartial. They are all GOP cheerleaders, saying everything one would expect a GOP public relations shill to say,(trash the competition and shield their client from scrutiny). The so-called left spends more time attacking PBO than going after the GOP and increase their bullshit the closer election day comes. And today that dead eyed, jealous fool Tavis Smiley told Black folks not to vote. I have no doubt that both he and funky looking Cornel are on the Koch Bros. payroll. No doubt at all. Unfortunately for the Koch boys, Tavis is known in the Black community as having a grudge against PBO (Tom Joyner has had some good shows discussing Tavis). So it was money wasted (even though I bet Tavis came cheap). I have no idea how these midterms will turn out. But judging from the increasingly desperate tenor of the MSM and the outlandish depths they are willing to sink to help the GOP, the Dems are doing a lot better than the MSM wants us to think.

    • 125 desertflower
      October 20, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      Bravo! I said the very same thing the other day…they (GOP) are sounding more and more desperate to stiffle the voting of too many people…willing to say and do just about anything to keep people from participating in their govt and doing their civic duties. I smell scared GOP and baggers. We need massive voter turnout to let them know they were scared for a reason!

    • 126 jackiegrumbacher
      October 20, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      Eric, thanks for the perspective. It’s interesting that the media has given up all pretense of impartiality and just gone all in for the GOP in the most blatant way. There is obviously very big money pouring in to buy this support and it highlights, once again, that we have an enemy within in the US and it is the media itself. It is now down to us–to keep fighting for the truth, to bring it to voters person by person and to actively encourage everyone we meet to dismiss the media lies. Now that early voting has started in many states, the money men and their GOP lackeys are losing some control. They’ve tried every trick in the book, but they can’t be absolutely certain that their investment will deliver the goods. The more people vote early, the more panicky they will get. We’re going to be in for a wild ride in the next two weeks. Republicans are hurling outrageous insults even at the local level and feelings are running high. Let’s all keep our heads down, do our jobs and focus our energies on the win.

      • 127 desertflower
        October 20, 2014 at 10:10 pm

        THIS!

        “Republicans are hurling outrageous insults even at the local level and feelings are running high. Let’s all keep our heads down, do our jobs and focus our energies on the win.”

        We knew this would happen, Focus on our North Star. We vote, we win. Get them to the polls!

  39. 129 amk for obama
    October 20, 2014 at 10:02 pm

  40. 130 desertflower
    October 20, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Scared and scared and breathless fake fear stuff! Jim Wright nails this:)

    http://www.stonekettle.com/2014/10/ebola-and-it-goes-like-this.html

    • 131 jackiegrumbacher
      October 20, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      Superb article. Jim Wright is one of the most astute writers on the web—-a keen intellect and a masterful grasp of the language.

    • 132 99ts
      October 20, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      Read it yesterday df – he sure nailed it – couple of quotes

      “When we don’t have something to be afraid of, we make something up.
      We’re afraid of death and we’re afraid of taxes.
      We’re afraid of our past, and we’re afraid of the present, and we’re utterly terrified of the future.

      There’s an old military adage popularized by Herman Wouk’s classic tale of paranoia and fear, The Caine Mutiny. And it goes like this:
      When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!”

      And from a comment
      “Like FDR told us….we have nothing to fear but fear itself.”

  41. October 20, 2014 at 10:13 pm

  42. October 20, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Just posted a series of RTs to my Twitter stream regarding DAESH in Syria and Iraq, for those interested you can just scroll through them here:

    https://twitter.com/Our4thEstate/with_replies

    Of note …

  43. October 20, 2014 at 10:25 pm

  44. 138 jacquelineoboomer
    October 20, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Truth. Please R/T this.


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