13 Responses to “looking up”


  1. July 6, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    This Is good, although we’re not quite there yet, however It’s a slow climb back :I

    • 3 nathkatun7
      July 7, 2011 at 1:47 am

      This is indeed good news that should be spread far and wide. The problem is that the MSM, the Teapublicans, and the PL continue to spread doom and groom. Americans who are never exposed to sites like this one will never hear this type of good news. Instead, they are constantly bombarded with the scare tactics that the total economy is in the dumps. Even people who have jobs and are doing quite well are constantly being scared about the impeding doom and collapse of the economy.

      Just today, the Republican leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, was out there scaring the American people, again, by falsely claiming that the economic conditions in America were similar to those in Greece. Borrowing the President’s “car in the ditch” metaphor for the economy, It seems that no matter how successful President Obama is in pulling the car out of the ditch, stupid drivers, who drove it into the ditch to begin with, are busy pushing it back into the ditch, while complaining that the President has failed to get the car out of the ditch fast enough. Their rationale: to make sure that the President doesn’t get the credit for leading the effort to pull the car out of the ditch. Rather than helping or stepping aside, so the President can lead the rescue efforts, they would rather see the car sink, even if it means that they loose some of their relatives still trapped in the car. Thus, for people McConnell, what matters is that their favorite relatives – -that is those who flew in corporate jets instead of driving – -have little to worry about a sinking car.

      The sad thing, of course, is that people stuck in a car, which is slowly but steadily making it safe ground, constantly hear loud bullhorns, from the MSM, the Teapublicans, and the PL, telling them that President Obama has not pulled them of the ditch fast enough. The people in the car, which by all indications is making to safe grounds, are told, constantly, to forget the drivers who drove them into the ditch and put all their blame on the driver trying to rescue them from the ditch. My hope is that the message of the real truth tellers, like TOD, will begin to filter through those big and loud bullhorns to reassure the people that the car is almost safely out of the ditch and so they need not despair. I hope the truth tellers will begin to reach the people in the car to urge them be thankful that their much falsely maligned new driver was steady and focused on getting them out of the ditch, and is slowly succeeding in his mission. I hope also that the people in the car will be reminded never to forget drivers who drove them into the ditch, and left them to fend for themselves, while they ( the drivers) hoped on their corporate helicopters. Finally, I hope the message from truth tellers, like TOD, will teach the people in the car to never again trust or be fooled by false drivers who absolutely can’t drive their (economic) car, either because they don’t know how, or because they are more interested in serving the interests of Corporate Jet owners who would rather fly than drive.

  2. July 6, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Oh well, I give up :-(

    • 6 lisalovesobama
      July 6, 2011 at 4:35 pm

      Luci, it’s colon (:), no space then between the backspace key and the enter key is a that has this | and this \ . Do the colon+shift then press shift and the aforementioned key and you will get this :| just do this : neutral : = :neutral:

  3. 7 Fred
    July 6, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    this is a good start.I’d like for things to speed up sooner

  4. 8 bonkers
    July 6, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    But, but…Shirley Sherrod!1!!1 Oh wait…that all turned out for the better…

    So Van Jones!1! Oh wait…he’s a big supporter of President Obama still….

    Oh well, fine….the economy could be getting back on it’s feet, largely through the help of Stanley Ann’s son, sure, but I’m gonna wait for the next bright shiny object…then we should get all riled up! True progressives unite!1!!1one! (blerp)

  5. 9 StR
    July 6, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    The President will have to make the case that all other indicators show the economy growing, but the jobs aren’t there because the companies are sitting on their profits because there isn’t demand. Keynesian economics – the government has a key role! The government needs to spend a trillion+ on infrastructure to put money into the economy and create the demand. This stagnant job number while the rest of the economy rebounds at a much quicker pace blows up the supply side case.

    • 10 utaustinliberal
      July 6, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      Brilliant. If only these greedy corporations would hire, hire, HIRE people!!!. They are sitting on trillions of profit. Republicans always try to deny the sensibility of Keynesian economics, when any economist worth his/her salt says and knows that is one of the ways to get a country out of a recession. If only democrats still controlled both houses, then there would be more spending on manufacturing, infrastructure, Research and Development, investment in small businesses, raising taxes for the uber wealthy back to Clinton levels and doing away with oil subsidies. Hopefully the great job that President Obama has been doing will prevail despite the GOP obstacles and we’ll retain sanity in the WhiteHouse and get back sanity in both houses of congress in 2012.

    • 11 nathkatun7
      July 7, 2011 at 2:09 am

      O.K. I am just going to go there! Do you think companies may be deliberately “sitting on their profits” and not hiring because they are all determined to see that President Obama is not re-elected? If that is not the reason, then what else explains why companies that have made huge profits, in the past two and half years, are not investing in the economy? As much as I hate conspiracy theories, this situation really strikes me as being very odd. Is there a comparable period in American history when companies, swimming in huge profits, behaved the way they are doing right now? I know the President can’t raise this issue because he will quickly be accused of being anti-business. But shouldn’t we as citizens be raising this issue; especially given the fact that Republicans in Congress are saying no to everything connected with job creation, including ideas/programs they’ve advocated in the past?

  6. 12 lisalovesobama
    July 6, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    why doesn’t the media show this stuff instead of manufacturing drama or reciting repug talking points ?


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