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  •  Expect Walker to crow next Thursday (4+ / 0-)

    When the CES job numbers for the second half of 2011 are revised upwards by a substantial amount.  Do not tout CES too much or else you'll play into his hands on this one.

    Going by the Politifact methodology (which is sound: QCEW change for the complete 2011 plus CES monthly changes thereafter - which is fine since CES seems to be tracking QCEW well here in 2012), since December 2010 Wisconsin is 43rd in private sector job growth.

    Fake candidates nominated by the GOP for the recalls: 6 out of 7. Fake signatures on the recall petitions: 4 out of 1,860,283.

    by GeoffT on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 05:31:45 PM PST

    •  It's all meaningless at this point. (8+ / 0-)

      The DWD monthly press release leads with whichever survey sounds the best. Walker zombies beleive anything he tells them. In their world the budget is balanced, schools are doing great, and the only people without jobs are the ones who refuse to work.

      "They are an entire cruise ship of evil clowns, these current Republicans"...concernedamerican

      by Giles Goat Boy on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 06:48:29 PM PST

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      •  Right now that's the U3 (4+ / 0-)
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        "Pay no attention to the labor force participation rate dropping - unemployment down from December 2010 means that there are lots more jobs even if job-measuring surveys say otherwise!" is something I've often seen from Walker zombies.

        What I've seen so far is that Walker takes a defeat and nonetheless gets good press for it because it wasn't total: his QCEW numbers released right before the recall were appallingly bad, but since they were positive while the CES ones were apocalyptically negative, he was able to muddy the waters and blunt the no-jobs attack.  He surrounded himself with people committing crimes for his benefit (and still has a criminal defense fund himself), yet since the John Doe wound down without an indictment of him, it's somehow a victory for him and a defeat for everyone who thought he had it coming.

        My motivation for my preceding comment is that I don't want to see "we're not actually last like the Democrats/liberals/socialists/job-haters claimed we were" or some variation thereof to form any kind of headline or narrative next week - it should be all about "revised job data shows Wisconsin jobs record has been complete shit under Walker's leadership" and the fewer opportunities to deflect from this the better.

        Fake candidates nominated by the GOP for the recalls: 6 out of 7. Fake signatures on the recall petitions: 4 out of 1,860,283.

        by GeoffT on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 07:17:05 PM PST

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