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President Obama's team slams
critics of new unemployment
statistics as 'lunatics'

New York Daily News, by Tracy Connor

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Posted By:PageTurner, 10/7/2012 1:22:11 PM

President Obama’s advisers attacked critics for suggesting the White House fudged jobs figures, comparing them to “lunatic” birthers. The sub-8% unemployment stats were released by the non-partisan Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday, but former GE chief Jack Welch and several Tea Party figures claimed the numbers were cooked. Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs called such comments “incredibly dangerous” and said Welch had embarrassed himself. “There's a number of people that believe the real unemployment report is somewhere in a safe in Nairobi with the president's Kenyan birth certificate," Gibbs said sarcastically on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday.

Question the sharpest employment gain in 29 years just ahead of election and get called a lunatic. Don't dare question the king!


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 10/7/2012 1:42:42 PM     (No. 8916107)

I question the methodology. I also question the sudden embrace of the household survey. No one cared about the household survey in July when it showed a loss of 195,000 jobs or August when it showed a loss of 120,000 jobs. 7.8% is a load of bs. Only those who work in bs for a living can justify it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Beca, 10/7/2012 1:56:39 PM     (No. 8916134)

Lunatics. How classy. Imagine the w adm saying that. Let me sum it up Obama thugs. You're liars. No doubt about it

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nathan92083, 10/7/2012 1:59:46 PM     (No. 8916137)

The lunatics calling the normal people crazy... How Alinsky-ish of them. What percentage of Democrats believe that 9/11 was an inside job of the US Govt? I can't remember but it was somewhere between 30 and 40% of Dems.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/7/2012 1:59:54 PM     (No. 8916138)

A number of highly respected economists and other astute individuals have publicly stated the new figure could not have been reached without "Cooking the books", That could hardly be described as lunacy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 10/7/2012 1:59:57 PM     (No. 8916139)

Racists, lunatics, birthers, .. whatever. Same old tactic.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Summernite, 10/7/2012 2:00:08 PM     (No. 8916140)

The Job's Report on Friday is nothing to celebrate. Part-Time Work is not Progress it's regression

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JAN, 10/7/2012 2:01:27 PM     (No. 8916142)

If all these newly found workers were really working why did the GDP drop.

It's the old story, figures don't lie but liars figure.

The O administration is so filled with liars no one can believe a word they say.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/7/2012 2:02:33 PM     (No. 8916144)

Name calling is not required if one is right on the substance of the argument.

It is, in fact, an admission of guilt.

Stay classy, Bob.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/7/2012 2:02:58 PM     (No. 8916146)

When they descend to the level of calling a man like Jack Welch a "lunatic birther", the only thing left is the hook.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Dante, 10/7/2012 2:08:53 PM     (No. 8916154)

People who have quit looking for work don't magically disappear simply because you write them off the stat sheet, you deceitful creeps.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: snowcloud, 10/7/2012 2:11:40 PM     (No. 8916159)

It's evident...they're becoming unglued. Let's step aside and watch the implosion. Keep praying, people and remember the words of Psalm 37.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: wlit22z, 10/7/2012 2:14:40 PM     (No. 8916161)

The BLS is in bed with the Mulatto Kid and the liars in the administration. They have all drunk the Kool-Aid in order to keep their jobs.

I don't believe the numbers; I don't believe the administration and their bumblers; and I certainly don't believe the lying statistics.

So suspicious when it all comes out just before the election.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/7/2012 2:17:13 PM     (No. 8916167)

Sounds like hate rhetoric from the WH.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: pigop, 10/7/2012 2:18:32 PM     (No. 8916169)

My sister has been working part time for almost 2 years, should she be happy with the state of the economy? Just askin'...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: K620, 10/7/2012 2:22:15 PM     (No. 8916175)

I'm a lunatic.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 10/7/2012 2:22:56 PM     (No. 8916178)

Barackward! we go.
Celebrate, dam* you, celebrate!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MattMusson, 10/7/2012 2:31:07 PM     (No. 8916188)

It took 525,000 part time jobs appearring from nowhere to push unemployment down.

Should we even be counting part-time jobs the same as full time jobs?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 10/7/2012 2:39:34 PM     (No. 8916201)

Sneering and sarcasm are ad hominem attacks upon skeptics that neither address the actual issue nor reflect credit upon those who resort to such childish tactics. It is certainly not irrational to be skeptical of information dispensed by the Obama administration, particularly in the context of a close election.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Frank Dunn, 10/7/2012 2:40:51 PM     (No. 8916204)

U-16 unemployment rate (unemployed + those working part time for lack of full time jobs) remained unchanged at 14.7%, average wages up a miniscule 1.8% in last 12 months, 2012 GDP growth to be lowest in 3 years and median household incomes down by $4,000, to barely $50,000. Yet we're the lunatics? We will be if we vote for more BO.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 10/7/2012 2:43:34 PM     (No. 8916210)


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Reply 21 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 10/7/2012 3:11:00 PM     (No. 8916248)

Even if true (not!)it's still a day late and a dollar short. By any measure, Obama does not deserve to be re-elected.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: God of Irony, 10/7/2012 3:13:24 PM     (No. 8916252)

Ironic that these same people who slammed President Bush for his burger flipping jobs are now praising Obama for part time burger flipping jobs.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 10/7/2012 3:17:26 PM     (No. 8916258)

Wow, I'm not only a racist, but now I'm also a lunatic and a birther!

Wait till they find out I think anthropomorphic global warming is a crock...

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Reply 24 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 10/7/2012 3:56:23 PM     (No. 8916311)

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

~Benjamin Disraeli

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Elvira, 10/7/2012 4:09:21 PM     (No. 8916331)

Huh, and here I thought Bob had learned a lesson and was trying to save a sliver of self-respect, maybe some shred of dignity since he had deep-sixed his reputation with all of the contortions he had performed in his job as spokes mouth for Obamamaou. Good thing I don't play the lottery.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/7/2012 4:15:04 PM     (No. 8916345)

Characterizing people who question such an unlikely dip in unemployment as lunatics is tantamount to a confession that the whole thing is a crock. Alinsky tactics, only this time there's a hysteria to it.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/7/2012 4:55:28 PM     (No. 8916409)

Wow, it is amazing how everyone who disagrees with this administration is either lying or a lunatic. s/o

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Reply 28 - Posted by: swimmerkennedy, 10/7/2012 6:10:25 PM     (No. 8916525)

Since 1960 only two times in history has UE dropped by 5 points in a two month span.

First was 1984 with Reagan (May & June) - rate went from 7.7 to 7.2. Total jobs created during 2 month span was 680k. GDP for recent quarter was 8%.

Only other time (in over 50 years) is right now with Obama (Aug & Sep) - rate went from 8.3 to 7.8 (30 days to go before election). Total jobs created during 2 month span was 250k. GDP for recent quarter is 1.25%.

But we are lunatics. Riiiiiight.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: kace, 10/7/2012 8:26:31 PM     (No. 8916727)

I just can not wait to see the drop in people on food stamps due to the addition of these glorious jobs. /s

The food stamp program has doubled in size since 2008 and quadrupled since 2001. Spending on food stamps alone is projected to reach $770 billion over the next decade, according to the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee.

October 29 there should be a Hunter's Moon, I will be sure to express my 'lunatic' feelings shortly afterward, on Nov. 6, by voting for a change in leadership to appease Comrade Gibbs' astute observations.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/7/2012 8:26:38 PM     (No. 8916728)

Obama and team are looters and liars.

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