You'd think republicans would be a wee bit happy that fewer people are unemployed and more people are back in the workforce. We're still working our way out of a pit. But jobs have been growing by about 150,000 per month for 31 straight months. But republicans only see it one way — as good for Obama, which is why they are doing what they always do, denying facts and pushing a conspiracy theory. If the unemployment rate had risen, they would've been gleeful.
On the heels of a positive September jobs report, which showed a 0.3 percentage point drop in the national unemployment rate, prominent conservative Jack Welch and some others on the right are questioning the source of the numbers, suggesting on Twitter that the Obama team had in some way manipulated the data to their advantage.
"Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can't debate so change numbers," wrote Welch, the former chairman and CEO of General Electric, shortly after the September jobs report was released.
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham piled on in a Twitter message of her own: "Jobs #s from Labor Secretary Hilda Solis are total pro-Obama propaganda--labor force participation rate at 30-yr low. Abysmal!" CBS
The numbers can't be manipulated: