Obama: Job Creator

CNN Money has a political article today with an interesting title: Obama may be a job creator after all.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Republicans may soon lose a key talking point. According to data released Thursday, President Obama may now be a net job creator.

In the year following Obama’s inauguration, the U.S. economy lost about 4.3 million jobs. But new figures released Thursday show 4.4 million jobs have been added back since then.

Of course, these facts only resonate with high-information voters.  The low-information voters, of course, are like dry sponges, ready to absorb any and all propaganda spewed their way. At a recent Obama phone bank, the man sitting next to me engaged me in a conversation about this very issue of the low-information voters.  “I travel all around the country, and the dumbest people in the whole nation are found in the South.”  I laughed, but he said, “No, it’s true! They are some of the least educated people in America and that’s why they vote for the Republican Party.”

We then got into the topic of why this demographic continues to vote against their own economic interests and we both concluded that it has a lot to do with Christian fundamentalism- a topic that we have exhausted on this blog.

I checked the U.S. Census pdf titled, Education Attainment by State to see if my phone buddy was correct. In 2009, the bottom ten were 6 southern and 2 border states, all scarlet red. Surprisingly, both New Mexico and California were in the bottom ten, obviously due to their heavy Hispanic populations.

At the other end of the education spectrum- those attaining advanced degrees- the top 10 were all solid blue states.  In fact, the top 18 were all blue before Kansas appeared as #19. Those at the bottom of the list were all red states with the exception of Iowa.

What conclusion can be drawn here? Is the level of education an indicator of political affiliation? Of voter information levels?

Well, there seems to be some correlation, yet I cannot get past the religious aspect. The Pew Religious Forum presents graphic data that is interesting to read. Fifty-eight percent of ‘evangelical churches’ earn less than $50,000/year whereas that number drops to 46% for mainline Protestant churches. And 50% of those polled claim an evangelical church affiliation live in the South.

Another bit of data shows that 16% of evangelicals have less than a high school degree compared to 9% of mainline Protestant groups. Similarly only 7% of evangelicals have attained a post-graduate degree while that number is doubled in mainline churches. I’m just saying.

The Bible. I wonder how many voters in those red states carry a Bible into the voting booth?




11 thoughts on “Obama: Job Creator

  1. I finally had enough of the watching Creation Magazine every week. I wanted to learn two things: 1. How they explained science and 2. Why did they push this crap

    I learned they just lie and attribute it to their “scientists” about facts. And I learned they use ignorance to control.

    1. yes, ignorance is a swell controlling tactic. The GOP in the South has floated along on ignorance for several decades now.

  2. Question for Mr. Mud:

    There has been a Romney ad running in Toledo showing two stacks of boxes; one representing the U.S., the other China. They then show the U.S. stack diminishing by half while claiming all these jobs lost. The the stack of China doubles in size while claiming their economy increased 25%.

    Just checked and the GNP of the U.S. is still TWICE that of China. And those figures they compare aren’t comparable. Even looking at just one changing stack is bull, let alone setting them side-by-side

    So here’s the question:

    How do you explain to a low-information voter that ad is a total lie? My family is mostly college graduates and they don’t see it.

  3. Open question to Mircodot:

    Isn’t France a very Roman Catholic Country? Was there a great need in the last half of the 60’s for Mormons to go to France to do Missionary work for the Mormon Church?

    (I got asked to support a girl to go to Scotland to fight euthanasiasts, gays and Roman Catholics. I told her no, but to stay home as there were a bunch of ’em right here in the U.S. She didn’t understand.)

    1. “Two days ago, from this podium, President Obama reiterated that the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran cannot be contained. I very much appreciate the President’s position as does everyone in my country. We share the goal of stopping Iran’s nuclear weapons program. This goal unites the people of Israel. It unites Americans, Democrats and Republicans alike and it is shared by important leaders throughout the world.”

      “Under the leadership of President Obama, the international community has passed some of the strongest sanctions to date.”

      For a number of months now, M_R, Fox, Hannity, Limbough, Levin,
      et al have been accusing Obama Hiliary Clinton of throwing Israel under the bus vis a vis Iran and their nuclear program.

      The above quotes were taken from the two places in Netanyahu’s
      UN speech of yesterday that he mentions President Obama. They show that President Obama is defending Israel. Obama is receiving high
      praise from the Israeli P M.

      My question, M_R, is why is this not being emphasized by the Obama
      Administration? What gives? Here you have Netanyahu a supposed supporter of Romney coming down against his propaganda and supporting the POTUS….. What the hell gives?

  4. I guess M-R has no answer to my query?

    But, it now appears there are some negatives emerging over the affair in
    Libya that left four Americans dead at our Consulate. At first our
    government called it a “spontaneous” event stemming from an anti-
    Moslem video. Then it went from an initial spontaneous event to an
    event taken over by radicals, and now it is solely being called an “act
    of terrorism”. Again, the same questions to this President as they were
    to President Bush: What did the President know and when did he know
    it? Where were his intelligence agencies?

    1. The President of the United States of America released the pertinent information the government had right after the attack. They have now obtained newer information and are now sharing that. It is treasonous that a political party is using that to further their agenda!

  5. Hope your weather was better this weekend. It’s been a rainy Saturday here and more for tomorrow. Since I had some chest and ab surgery on Thursday and some discomfortment, I have been only moving from the bed to the lazy-boy and taking my Tylenol with codeine. Haven’t watched much TV or read much for the last couple of days. The wife has been
    on a buying splurge lately, lol, and it is just as well for me to be “out of it”.
    I understand that the new upper middle class is now at $250,000. Now what idiot put that figure out there? My wife is acting that we must have that, lol, she is saying lets roof the house, paint it, buy new doors, and
    landscape! With all that I will just keep taking my codeine and stay in
    la-la land….

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