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Old 10-26-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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The growth rate has gone up to 2%, which shows the economy to be moving in the right direction. This positive news has pushed Obama's chances of winning reelection to 73%. Of course, you will not here this on Fox.

Oct. 24: In Polls, Romney's Momentum Seems to Have Stopped - NYTimes.com
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:27 AM
 
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I heard it on Fox and NPR both this morning.

But by the way, NPR elaborated that 2% is still crawling. Not good enough to significantly affect the unemployment rate in itself. If unemployment goes down, it will be because more people stopped looking for work.

But spin it however you want for The One....
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:34 AM
 
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I heard it on Fox and NPR both this morning.

But by the way, NPR elaborated that 2% is still crawling. Not good enough to significantly affect the unemployment rate in itself. If unemployment goes down, it will be because more people stopped looking for work.

But spin it however you want for The One....
You heard it on Fox that Obama has a 73% chance of winning??? I doubt that.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:41 AM
 
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You heard it on Fox that Obama has a 73% chance of winning??? I doubt that.
No, the GDP number. Not your partisan buddy's math prediction.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:44 AM
 
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haha, rehasing the same link from the other day, and then attributing it to news out today.

FAIL!!
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:45 AM
 
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No, the GDP number. Not your partisan buddy's math prediction.
You you don't like statistics and math? Don't be afraid of Science and Math...they are your friends. Fox doesn't like Science and math either, which is why I knew you did not hear it from them.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:46 AM
 
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haha, rehasing the same link from the other day, and then attributing it to news out today.

FAIL!!
No. The other day the prediction was 71% and now it is 73%. Keep up.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:49 AM
 
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I heard it on Fox and NPR both this morning.

But by the way, NPR elaborated that 2% is still crawling. Not good enough to significantly affect the unemployment rate in itself. If unemployment goes down, it will be because more people stopped looking for work.

But spin it however you want for The One....
I love the simplicity with which Republicans approach complicated issues.

"You see, you cut taxes. Then the job creators have more money. Then the job creators use that money to create jobs. Presto!"

Hmm...I wonder how Obama could have possibly overlooked taking the politically popular route of cutting taxes (), igniting economic growth, and all but guarantee himself re-election with 75 percent of the popular vote. Clearly some of the people on C-D need to quit their HR jobs at Staples and Blue Cross-Blue Shield and join the Council of Economic Advisors.

No, a decline in the unemployment rate does not necessarily mean that "more people stopped looking for work." I understand the simple appeal of that line of thought, which is similar to comparing your $1,800 checking account at Bank of America to our trillion dollar federal budget and capital/current account, but the picture often gets more complicated than that.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:52 AM
 
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Where are ya gettin' this "73%" from, hot?

Wish it was true, but there are way too many morons in the electorate to put BO's chance that high, imo.

Intrade has him at about 62% as of this morning ... which seems more realistic to me...
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:52 AM
 
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You you don't like statistics and math? Don't be afraid of Science and Math...they are your friends. Fox doesn't like Science either.
Yawn. Can't come up with anything fresh?
Does NPR not like statistics and math either?
By the way, I've got graduate level education in statistics and undergrad in hard science. But I know many on the far left have this idea that they are smarter than everyone else, so I'll forgive you.
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