Lack of demand
You said yourself, in this very thread, that demand doesn't create jobs.
Consumers don't create jobs.
This is plain false. It's a lie. Cannot be used in this argument. Try again.
Site an example. During the Bush years industry wrote their regulations and literally fucked the people who were supposed to be enforcing them. It didn't create jobs.
crony capitalism where government picks winners and losers....
Crony capitalism was far more prevalent under Republicans than it has been under Obama. Government "picking winners and losers" kept a million people employed in our auto manufacturing industry. It may not have created, demand is going to do that, but it didn't kill a single job (well maybe a few in China).
You didn't mention high taxes. It's not a factor in our current unemployment problem but you've said that it was at every single turn for the last I don't know, decade. Why have you all of a sudden dropped it? Has the curtain been pulled back on this lie to the point where even Ned Fucking Flanders can no lo0nger trot it out?