So they had to get the number down, and they found a way to do it. Going back to my website, I went back and searched the archives, just for three examples of predicting this very day. And right here they are. First, December 20th of 2011, this is how the program started:
Let me tell you something. The Washington Post, ABC -- I think it's them -- they had a poll out today that shows Obama's approval numbers are coming back. And I want to remind you that I have warned you this kind of thing is going to happen. The unemployment number is going to precipitously drop and it's going to get close to 8% by next November. Just mark my words. That's in the can. It's in the cards. Also, Obama's approval number now is up five points over the last three months or some such thing. Not sure of the time frame, but it's up the highest since last summer, and this is being heralded.
That's last December. In May of this year:
Well, here we are again, ladies and gentlemen: The unemployment rate has gone down. And I have finally figured it out. While you might think I'm saying this to be funny -- 'cause I'm a naturally funny person, I know this, one of the most naturally funny people you've run into. I'm not trying to be funny here. Barack Obama has decided that the only way to lower the unemployment rate is to kill off jobs. The unemployment rate went down one-tenth of a percent from 8.2% to 8.1%, but the number of people who left the labor force is at an all-time high.
They had to do something to distract from Obama's awful debate performance, and this is it.
From the P.J. Tatler:
Remember all those exaggerated Soviet Union grain harvest forecasts that were supposed to prove how well the Russian communist system of collective farming worked for the people?
Well today in the USA after the news that the unemployment rate dropped in September to 7.8% down from 8.1% in August, our new national motto should be, “We are all communists now.”
Jack Welsh, the former CEO of General Electric said in a tweet:
“Obama Is Manipulating The Jobs Numbers Because His Debate Performance Was Awful.”
Could this be true?
Could our Beloved Leader have instructed his people to manipulate the unemployment rate so close to the election?
Considering only 114,000 new non-farm jobs were added and yesterday there were credible estimates that the unemployment rate would actually rise to 8.2%, someone in the Labor Department has some explaining to do.
***Bias alert! Andrea Mitchell is just plain awful.
Mitt Romney's been called a lot of things on MSNBC. But when a Romney surrogate called President Obama "lazy," it seemed to go too far for anchor Andrea Mitchell -- who suggested her guest take it back.
Mitchell was responding to characteristically feisty remarks by John Sununu, the former New Hampshire governor and top Romney surrogate known for his hard-edged slams against Democrats.
Assessing Obama's performance at the debate in Denver on Wednesday, Sununu said: "What people saw last night I think was a president that revealed his incompetence, how lazy and detached he is and how he has absolutely no idea how serious the economic problems of the country are."
Later in the interview, Mitchell nudged Sununu to reconsider that remark.
"Governor, I want to give you a chance to maybe take it back. Did you really mean to call Barack Obama, the president of the United States, lazy?" she asked.