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Democrats vs Republicans By The Numbers

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  • Started 2 years ago by Andy_brown
  • Latest reply from jerry1949

  1. Andy_brown
    Member

    Last 50 years as of 2012

    Years Held Presidency R 28 D 22
    Jobs Created R 24 million D 42 million
    Stock Market Return R 109% D 992%
    Stock Market Return Annualized R 2.7% D 11%
    Gross Domestic Product R 2.7% D 4.1%
    Income Growth R 0.6% D 2.2%

    Sources: Bloomberg, Politico, U.S. Dept. Of Labor

    If you righties think that everything will be OK when Obama is out of office you haven't figured out the problem yet.

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 12:50 AM #
  2. NoParty
    Member

    And the economy is chugging right along. Another 200,000+ jobs in October and Unemployment went down one tick to 5.8%. Oh how this President has failed. The largest gains in private sector jobs since the 1980's.... That ties him with Uncle Ronnie. That's some good company. I mean if your a CON.

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 08:36 AM #
  3. jerry1949
    Member

    Anybody can preside over an improving economy if they inherit at after a bust. Economies naturally bounce back. It would have bounced back much better had he not robbed it of a trillion dollars. Obama didn't build it. And it still ain't great. And millions of voters rejected your rose colored vision of the economy. That's not the real unemployment rate and it doesn't include underemployment. The unemployment rate doesn't include millions who've given up looking for work.

    Keep cheering on your Democrats "No"Party. They need it. America has rejected them.

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 08:48 AM #
  4. duxrule
    Member

    Facts suck, don't they, "Jer"?

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 08:51 AM #
  5. Andrew
    Member

    jerry1949: And millions of voters rejected your rose colored vision of the economy.

    So? Millions more rejected yours in 2008 and 2012.

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 09:40 AM #
  6. bookemdono
    Member

    "Anybody can preside over an improving economy if they inherit at after a bust."

    Considering 5 of the last 6 recessions occurred during Republican administrations, I guess its just lucky timing on the Democratic presidents' part that they've come along to fix what the Republicans busted.

    Right.

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 09:51 AM #
  7. duxrule
    Member

    GAAAA! Not facts again! When will they quit tormenting me? 8O

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 09:59 AM #
  8. missing_kskd
    Member

    I think Dems lost big due to low turnout. Oregon turned out nicely, and Democrats did just fine.

    People didn't turn out because they were not getting a message sufficient to motivate them to turn out. Notice the Democrats who lost ran away from the core party message as well as their fine President Obama.

    That's the truth of the loss.

    Pointing to this win as validation of a consistently failed economic policy vision is laughable!

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 10:23 AM #
  9. Andy_brown
    Member

    F&B seems to forget how the economy most recently went into a ditch. Everything that is wrong with the economy wherever you think it is right now can be traced to initiatives that the GOP pushed on Clinton after 1994 and installed under Bush '43.

    Fortunately, the GOP is so dysfunctional they won't get anything done and it probably won't take much to stop their evil doings.

    The fat white racist misogynistic vote came out on Tuesday and voted for the GOP in spite of the fact that all the GOP ran on was an anti Obama message. They have said practically nothing about what they are going to do. When they pick up where they left off under Dubya with proposed new tax cuts for the wealthiest individuals and large corporations, you can bet it won't take the populace as long to recognize their real agenda this time around.

    http://www.politicususa.com/?p=168696

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 12:22 PM #
  10. saveitnow
    Member

    The Dems won in Oregon and Washington due to vote by mail.

    The cons changed Daylight Savings Time to change the Sunday before Election Day starting in 2008. Every Mid Term Election the GOP has won due to poor turnout.

    Essentially it usually takes a week to get use to the time change. So voters are use to returning home after work in the light, now they are into the second day of coming home in the dark, so many head straight home to make sure their kids are all safe at home, and after seeing the returns from the states where the polls close early decide not to vote.

    Go ahead Cons let's see your "facts" if this wasn't true why do the Cons love to place constraints on early voting?

    And to think how many turned out to vote for members of the GOP from a stealth campaign that if the GOP took over the senate they would get one additional Con justice on the Supreme Court and Marriage Equality and Abortion will be eliminated.

    Key reason Richardson and Wemby didn't win in Oregon, they crossed over on Marriage Equality and the Cons stayed home.

    Posted on November 7, 2014 - 12:26 PM #