Rush Limbaugh opened Friday’s program talking about the great unemployment number achievement of Obama:
“There you have it folks, the economy’s back, the stimulus worked, the jobs council’s programs all worked, Obamacare worked. Look at all the jobs! 114,000 new jobs created, and as I told you last December, this would happen. The unemployment rate under 8%. 7.9 – but it doesn’t matter – 7.8, 7.9, whatever’s after the decimal point doesn’t matter, it’s the seven that matters. And the reason it does is that no incumbent president has ever been re-elected with the unemployment rate over 8%. It’s that simple. So they had to get the number down and they found a way to do it.” And then he dug back into the archives of his program to December 20, 2011, where he predicted a drop in the unemployment rate timed to affect the election.
Last night I read Erick Wemple’s opinion blog on the Washington Post website, “Unemployment-rate trutherism: A taxonomy.” He and others in the establishment media are trying to quash this idea that these are funny numbers by associating that idea with unstable conspiracy theorists.
I usually avoid commenting on these articles because, with all the other comments, mine get lost. But I couldn’t resist a reply to their “leading” comment by a commenter who called himself “MNUSA.” He wrote, “I’m getting really sickened by all these people who wish for bad news just so their side can win elections. People like ‘Neutron’ Jack Welch are being irresponsible.” The man has created a fantasy world where Jack Welch is running for office and the Obama administration is an unbiased, independent observer. One reaction agreeing with his comment said that patriotic, honest Americans should want good things to happen. So I wrote, “Right on! Patriotic Americans should always believe their government. No matter how ridiculous – believing the government is the right thing to do.”
You see, these leftists have forgotten their roots, and their hypocrisy is becoming more and more obvious to people. Their movement gained traction in the 60s by portraying itself as a movement for civil liberties, for speaking up against power. But now that they are closer to their goal, their mask is starting to come off and we see that their true goal is intimidation and suppression. “The government speaks – you believe. Or we will trash you.”
But trying to marginalize these comments isn’t working very well, because too many people see through this. They over-reached in this jobs report. The rest of the economic data is too dismal, and their reputation has been too sullied by the cover-ups and the lies that preceded this, and the people aren’t buying it.
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