Would you be surprised if I told you that the Obama administration may have stolen the 2008 election? Would you be surprised if I told you that the government may have coordinated a lie to make the President look better in the run up to the election? Think back to October of 2012…
The unemployment rate fell to 7.8% in September, down from 8.1% a month earlier… That was the biggest one-month gain in more than nine years… The big drop in the unemployment rate a month before the presidential election brought cries of disbelief and conspiracy theories from Jack Welch and other critics of the Obama administration Friday. But the Labor Department was quick to dismiss such claims.
Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can't debate so change numbers
— Jack Welch (@jack_welch) October 5, 2012
Do you remember when all of this happened? It was just after the first Presidential debate – Mitt Romney had just thoroughly spanked the President in their nationally televised debate and the national mood began to turn in the challenger’s favor. Oddly, just a short time later, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the above statistics that had the entire business media community in an uproar.
Looking back, Jack Welch’s tweet is the reaction that sticks out above the rest, but there were plenty of observers wondering the same thing; how was a drop this precipitous possible? Liberal pundits had a field day with conservative reaction to the job numbers, labeling anyone willing to believe that the numbers could be fudged an “Unemployment-Rate Truther.” As if the federal government has never lied to us before, and more specifically the Obama administration lies to us so often that our default setting should be CYNICSM.
The Obama administration has lied about the targeting of conservatives by the IRS, and then when the truth is discovered they’ve tried to cover it up and spin the findings. They’ve lied about what happened at Benghazi and why. The more we find out about the al-Qaeda attack on the consulate, the more it seems that the Obama administration was lying about everything from the moment the attack began. They’ve lied about the Justice Departments involvement in the AP and Fox News scandals, and about how they were persecuting Fox News reporter James Rosen. They’ve lied about the length and breadth of the NSA domestic spying program, and they continue to obfuscate and fudge the numbers as new reports are leaked each day.
How about the lies that the administration has spewed about Obamacare?
The BLS report on the unemployment rates sudden, surprisingly precipitous drop was suspicious right from the get-go. Now we have proof that the numbers were doctored and the report was a fraud. That’s right, someone lied about the unemployment rate drop days after Obama’s crushing defeat and just a month before he would be reelected.
An employee in the Census Bureau, under pressure to make the required amount of interviews to formulate the monthly nonfarm payrolls report, allegedly fabricated interviews that consequently made the unemployment rate slide from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent, according to the New York Post.
That drop was highly consequential because it was the next-to-last reading on the jobs market before the November presidential election.
Today, there has been some debate over whether or not the fraudulent report was created for political purposes … which is exactly the problem with our current liberal media culture.
Over a year ago we were complaining that the numbers had been doctored and the media laughed at us, even calling us conspiracy theorists and fringe crazies. Now we (and Jack Welch) are vindicated and our concerns have been validated, so does the media respond by apologizing and digging for the truth? NO. They start hand-wringing over whether or not the fraudulent numbers were reported accidentally or not.
Listen folks, Jack Welch was right. Someone at the BLS messed with the labor statistics to make it look like the unemployment numbers suddenly got better. This happened just after President Obama suffered a humiliating debate defeat, and Mitt Romney began pulling much closer in the polls. The Benghazi lies had begun to unravel and people were starting to understand that Obama has been a disaster in both national and international politics. The Obama administration was desperate for some good news… and “lucky for them,” they got some…
It doesn’t take a detective to draw some lines and make some conclusions. Believing that the government can lie to us doesn’t make someone a “conspiracy theorist.” The government has lied to us, often, and is still lying to us about many issues… this is probably just par for the course.