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The latest jobs report was released this morning. It was lousy, but the Obama administration cautioned against reading too much into a single month’s report.

If that sounds familiar, it should. They’ve said the exact same thing at least 30 times after the release of monthly jobs reports.

Thirty times!

Here are the ten latest, including today’s:

June 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/07/06/employment-situation-june)

May 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/06/01/employment-situation-may)

April 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/05/04/employment-situation-april)

March 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/04/06/employment-situation-march)

February 2012: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report; nevertheless, the trend in job market indicators over recent months is an encouraging sign.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/03/09/employment-situation-february)

January 2012: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report; nevertheless, the trend in job market indicators over recent months is an encouraging sign.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/02/03/employment-situation-january)

December 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/06/employment-situation-december)

November 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/12/02/employment-situation-november)

October 2011: “The monthly employment and unemployment numbers are volatile and employment estimates are subject to substantial revision. There is no better example than August’s jobs figure, which was initially reported at zero and in the latest revision increased to 104,000. This illustrates why the Administration always stresses it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/11/04/employment-situation-october)

September 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/10/07/employment-situation-september)

August 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/09/02/employment-situation-august)

The other 20 or so are here. If we shouldn’t read too much into one bad monthly report, how about nearly three dozen?

The administration has been saying it’s important not to read too much into any one monthly report, but somebody forgot to tell President Obama that, because he said the latest jobs (or lack thereof) report is “a step in the right direction”:

More people continue to go on federal disability every month than get new jobs, and this is a step in the right direction?

Don’t worry though, because Obama is back to being focused like a laser on jobs cake.

Comments

22 Responses to “Obama Broken Record Stimulus: ‘Important Not to Read Too Much Into One Monthly Jobs Report’… for 30 Months?”

  1. Marshall_Will on July 6th, 2012 5:41 pm

    "…so send me some money so I can buy some negative ads!"

    Way to go. Now we're ALL on AttackWatch..!

    The language, script and delivery hardly vary from mo. to mo. We've all heard them, but SEEING them and scrolling thru them would be depressing if this wasn't Friday. Now it's just comical.

  2. backwoodsconsr on July 6th, 2012 5:55 pm

    I think you're using some ancient terminology, Doug. There are a lot of young people out there who have never actually heard a broken record.

    The jobs report response must be the flip side of Obama's Blame Bush record.

  3. Marshall_Will on July 6th, 2012 6:39 pm

    BWC,

    Thought about that too. Just as many of the War Years, Depression-era and Roaring 20's lingo had to be explained to 'us'? The expression was already dated by the 60's as 78 RPM records only existed in grandpa's basement.

    They were thick and brittle enough the slightest mishandling resulted in that redundant, regressive, ANNOYING Obie-like comedic effect. You recall by the late 60's and certainly by the Oil Crisis of the 70's, they were so thin you could fold it in HALF and they snapped right back!

    Obama's def. a 78…

  4. backwoodsconsr on July 6th, 2012 7:09 pm

    I remember playing some old 78s that belonged to my parents. Of course, one of the things that caused records to develop the repeating effect was scratches brought on by mishandling the needles it took to play them.

    I used a bit of ancient terminology myself with "flip side", a term that would have much meaning to those of us old enough to have owned the old 45 RPM records. For instance, my introduction to the Beatles tune You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) came when I played the flip side of the Let It Be 45 RPM record I bought.

  5. backwoodsconsr on July 6th, 2012 7:11 pm

    A 78? I thought Obama was a zero. He's definitely added enough of them to our national debt.

  6. Marshall_Will on July 6th, 2012 7:22 pm

    To be perfectly honest, I never really/fully got onboard with CD's anyway. It's taken YEARS to rebuild my LP collection and yes, I'm now adding those 45's too!

    Doug knows his readers will connect, but we should be careful down the stretch communicating our msg. to younger voters. If there's any doubt in your mind it might go over their head, don't hesitate to update it! This is just that important.

    My first 45 was "Honky Tonk Women" and just wore.it.out! I think the B/flip-side was "Let's Spend The Night Together"? My fave was Brownsville Station "Smokin' In The Boys Room" ( which no doubt Doug thinks Motely Crew 'wrote'..? ) Anyone recall the B-side..hmm?

  7. Truesoldier__ on July 6th, 2012 7:29 pm

    How about Obama is a looping MP3….that ought to be modern enough.

  8. Truesoldier__ on July 6th, 2012 7:41 pm

    If Obama says this is a step in the right direction, I would really hate to see what a step in the wrong direction would be like…..

  9. SignPainterGuy on July 6th, 2012 7:52 pm

    Fascinating, substitute the events, adjust the false narrative and compress the time-frame into one phone rant, it sounds much like my ex wife. "Yes Dear, I heard you the 5th time; Yes Dear, I heard you the 6th time; Yes Dear, I heard you …… " No joke.

  10. Marshall_Will on July 6th, 2012 7:54 pm

    Bad audio file..?

    One of the incredible things about reaching out to younger people/voters is, they really have no appreciation for anecdotes, analogies or metaphors etc. It all just sounds like so much deliberate misinformation to them?

    Not that I blame them. The last 4 years have been a harsh, CRUEL lesson the sophistry imparted on them by their pubic edukaterz has proven by and large entirely worthless.

    So now when WE try sway their thinking, understandably defenses go up! Anything shy of a direct hit w/ a 2X4 won't do. They know they've been misled, and time for them, is running out.

  11. SignPainterGuy on July 6th, 2012 7:56 pm

    No you wouldn`t; it`d be in the direction we want ! Think about it ! Obama says that our country`s way of doing things since its founding has never worked !

  12. SignPainterGuy on July 6th, 2012 8:00 pm

    I showed my 8 yr older Sister my MP-3 player, she said, "Wow, I don`t even have an MP-2 !" I then had to wonder, "What IS an MP-2 ?"

  13. SignPainterGuy on July 6th, 2012 8:17 pm

    The local radio talk show host talked about the unemployment rate today ; how it gets tweaked and adjusted and out right adulterated. The REAL rate, he said, is 17+%, 25% for blacks and other minorities. On the latter, I have to wonder, if the real rate is 25% to 50% in some areas, how does it get reported as so much lower ? There`s more going on than just "averaging the numbers".

    If you think about it at all, you realize you can`t believe anything you hear. Are we supposed to be that stoopid ?

  14. Marshall_Will on July 6th, 2012 8:34 pm

    Or that North Dakota ( largely adhering to SOUND fiscal mgmt. and conservative values ) has approx TWO PERCENT unemployment!?

    Housing Bubble bloggers began questioning cooked-books "gubmint numbers" long before the collapse. At the time, primarily bent "inflation" numbers which seemed to be non-existent judging from their releases.

    Well, non-existent if you factor out uh… the cost of HOUSING!? So that's really where Bammie's handlers got the script from. We can make them what we WANT them!

  15. Truesoldier__ on July 6th, 2012 9:26 pm

    At this rate you would think that all the Enron execs (the ones still alive) would be filling an appeal of their convictions saying they just used the same formula as the government.

  16. Truesoldier__ on July 6th, 2012 9:26 pm

    Point well taken.

  17. jeffythequick on July 6th, 2012 9:48 pm

    *putting engineer hat on (not the blue and white striped one)*

    30 months out of 30 months of the same crap may be statistically significant.

  18. Marshall_Will on July 6th, 2012 10:26 pm

    And Martha Stewart needs the months she spent in PRISON back. Jeff Skilling is still alive last I heard? My wife's old boss ( Dennis Kozlowski ) is still doing hard time over the outrage that comes from a $10,000 shower curtain.

    Chump change by Bammie standards. He and Meanchelle's *graft* would make Imelda Marcos blush.

  19. SignPainterGuy on July 7th, 2012 1:50 am

    Another point made in the same talk show today was a real "Hmmmmm" moment.

    The claim is, it takes an addition of 125,000 or 250,000 (depending on who you ask) new jobs per month JUST to keep pace with the birth rate and immigration, etc.

    WELL, if we are adding only 80,000 or so jobs per month, how can we maintain the 8.2% unemployment rate ?? It would stand to reason then, it seems to me, that the "phony UE rate" should be much higher !

  20. clu seatoe on July 7th, 2012 12:11 pm

    Don’t over-think this thing. Zero supporters have shown that they don’t care about these kinds of things.

    Witness the sobbing woman. Not sobbing in gratitude because the economy is improving, but because she thinks she’ll get something for free.

  21. SignPainterGuy on July 8th, 2012 12:57 am

    The little guy in the doorway looking at Zero in the "CHANGE" pic has got to be thinking, "Where did he get an ice cream cone and how did HE afford it ?"

  22. ChapBix on July 11th, 2012 12:46 am

    Just goes to show that Barky and crew know to create a template and use it over and over and over. It will be the same one they will use as they go out the door on January 20, 2013.

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