US retailers report weakest holiday sales since 2008. Yes we can’t!

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Progressive Hemrrhoid
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Progressive Hemrrhoid
December 26, 2012 5:17 pm

Well the retail sales number would have been better if all the Gun manufacturers hadn’t run out stock just before Christmas.

StrinaM
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December 26, 2012 7:11 pm

I know my husband bought 3, including a pretty pink camo one for me! Honolulu city hall sure loved him bringing in all three to register last week. LMAO!

Dan
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Dan
December 26, 2012 1:37 pm

Thank our Savior Lord n0bama for four more years of unlimited Hope & Change! Forward, Comrades!!

Missile Command
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Missile Command
December 26, 2012 12:15 pm

Secret recording from the WH spin room upon reading this news:

Those lying teabaggers! We are in a recovery. It’s a winter of recovery. Fox is no doubt under orders from Limbaugh & co. to talk down the economy to make Obama look bad to give the republicans leverage in the budget negotiations. DAMN! We need to counter this right away.

Schedule a few speeches by Obama in Chicago, San Francisco and another dem-friendly, minority-rich venue like Philly. Tell SEIU how many minority attendees we will need and what type of protest signs they will need. Make sure the media cover the speeches well and report that retail sales in minority areas are really strong. Have one of them say the bad report only measures sales in white areas so we can get a racism angle going. Make sure the other networks get the racism talking points. Get Jesse or Al to appear on one of the shows and make the same argument. Have PBS do a segment on how well X-mas sales are this year…

OK, it’s not really from a recording. But they are pretty predictable in how they go about papering over bad news.

Neo-7
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Neo-7
December 26, 2012 1:52 pm

Blame it on anything and everything except anything the U-6 unemployment report might suggest .

RobertW
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December 26, 2012 8:40 pm
flashingscotsman
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December 27, 2012 9:36 am

It’s those bitter clingers, hanging onto their money to buy a new gun when the shop is able to restock.

jcrowley1985
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jcrowley1985
December 26, 2012 9:14 am

Maybe fewer people are falling for Corporate Greed’s bullshit nowadays.

KimmyQueen
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KimmyQueen
December 26, 2012 7:20 pm

You are getting on my nerves…

flashingscotsman
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December 27, 2012 9:34 am

TD,………………..MO.

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49
December 26, 2012 6:47 pm

STFU you fucking asshole.

JPTravis
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December 26, 2012 9:08 am

I was waiting to see what the numbers looked like. Not much of a shopper myself so I can’t gauge things personally. Notice how the writer makes excuses for the poor retail season. And that’s Fox News. When a Republican is president, bad news is simply bad news. When a Democrat is president, there’s always a list of reasons and excuses for the bad news that make it clear it wasn’t the president’s fault. Hurricane Sandy, the Newton school shooting, bad weather – no, it can’t possibly be the way the president has ruined the economy.

x_rick_x
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x_rick_x
December 26, 2012 8:34 am

I can just picture the liberals passing a bill to up welfare checks 20% during the holidays to give people “extra” spending money to help “stimulate sales”

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