I think the answer is no.
- First, Democrats parade out the 4.1% unemployment number for the state…the “lowest in eight years.”
- Next, the site claims that “this is good news for everyone except a small few.”
- Then, the site claims that “you can’t beat a governor” in a state like Montana where we have “one of the lowest unemployment rates in America.”
- After that, it’s claimed that the GOP is “flummoxed” by this and “frozen in their tracks.”
- Finally, the site anticipates that Gianforte “will take a pass” when it comes to the governor’s race.
Wow, what a series of assumptions, huh? Let’s tear them apart.
You can’t really blame Montana for all of this – when we allowed Clinton to sign NAFTA, we shipped a ton of jobs overseas and across the border.
Now we have a situation where we can say that the unemployment number is 4.1%...but only because astounding numbers of Americans have given up looking for work.
According to a Manhattan Institute report in April, men’s participation in the labor force has dropped from 91% in 2006 to 88% in 2014. “Three million fewer men are in the labor force now compared with seven years ago,” they say.
As the report states, we’d have a lot higher unemployment if so many hadn’t done us the favor of just giving up. That way we can continue this fantasy we’re living in, the one that allows us to prop up this shaky house of cards we call an economy.
“If America had 2006 labor force participation rates with the same number of people employed,” the article states, “last year’s average unemployment rate would have been 11.4 percent instead of 6.2 percent.”
Something else we often like to do is say that all workers are the same. As we saw with Montana’s men and how they’re disproportionately out of work compared to women, jobs are hard to come by.
According to Salary.com, 37.9% of black teenagers can’t find work in this country, compared with 22.8% of white teenagers. If you’re black and more than 20-years-old, you’re chances of being unemployed are 14.3%.
If you don’t have a high school diploma you’ll face a 12% unemployment rate. Those with college degrees are only looking at 4.1% unemployment…about what Montana thinks it has.
Another dirty little secret that Democrats don’t want you to know about – or anyone that’s trotting out jobs numbers, for that matter – is that most Americans aren’t working full-time. Gallup figured that just 44% of Americans were working “30+ hours per week.”
We saw in January that the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.7%. That’s pretty bad, if you ask me. Numbers like that are why people like Ted Cruz say we have 92 million Americans out of work.
Even if you take out the 57.5 million that may not be working because of old age or young age…we’ve got a problem. And don’t forget, the Bureau of Labor even said itself that 101.7 million people in America aren’t working.
Now, these numbers do apply a lot more to the country than they do to Montana. I also feel sorry for you if you think that matters.
It is a lie, however, and if Democrats can keep running on lies, they might win. After all, we saw how much they lied about 70,000 Montanans getting healthcare. It’s actually closer to 40,000…but they won’t tell you that.
Why? I think it’s because they’d rather lie and hope no one finds out than tell the truth and possibly suffer. That just means they’ll suffer a lot more long-term. Oh, and it also means Democrats are sinners, so now God is against them too.
Since we already know that Montana’s unemployment rate is bogus, I really think the site’s third point about not beating a governor in a state like that is silly. At best it’s wishful thinking, and needs to stop now.
Moving on to the fourth point, about being flummoxed…incompetent leadership of the Montana Republican Party doesn’t mean all the GOPers in the state are “flummoxed.” What it does mean is that we’ll see some reorganizations before 2016, and MT Cowgirl will probably help bring those about sooner as opposed to later.
That’s not really good, in my opinion. It might be good for a system that perpetuates the 2-party scam, however, you know…trying to convince us there’s a whole lot of difference between Ds and Rs. There’s not…both are controlled by out-of-state money, special interests, and ideologies that don’t really help you and your family get ahead, not anymore at least.
That brings us to the last point, that Gianforte will somehow “take a pass” at the election. It could happen, but I’m not betting on it. Who else is going to run…what else is Gianforte going to do?
You can only build so many Flat-Earther museums and bankroll a certain amount of legislative candidates each year. No, I’m sure he’ll run, and when he does so he’ll get into it and spend a lot of money. That’s why Bullock has been raising hundreds of thousands of dollars since before the 2014 election.
I mean, how many Republicans in the legislature came to Helena just knowing they were going to hate Democrats, and because of the crap that site puts up…all the time!?! It’s a shame, a real shame.
It’s easy to drive wedges between parties, and that ensures little gets done. When you have someone in your party running for governor again, that can be a good thing.
Just blame the GOP for all the problems, and if you’re really good at it, no one may remember how you refused to work with anyone, compromise, or do what the majority thought best. Remember, Democrats are the minority in this state, have been for some time.
It sucks, but instead of trying to do anything about it, Democrats just complain. I’m still waiting for that 2016 election strategy, but we all know that will never come. It’ll be an uncoordinated mess again, and with the deep pockets of Gianforte, there’s a good chance the GOP can buy another election.
Are Democrats that dense that they think that guy won’t run? What the hell else is he going to do…stay up in Bozeman and look out the window? That gets mighty old after awhile, we all know that.
Maybe you’ll even call me a Republican. Fine, call me whatever you want. You can’t call me corrupt, ignorant, or in bed with the moneyed interests, however. And if my words cause the GOP to win, so be it.
I’d rather have my arguments pull the Democrats back to their old position of helping working people, but I’m not sure the corporations will allow that at this point. So really…why does it matter at all?
Montana Democrats, wake up – you’re no better than the other guy!