Republicans vs. Good News

In a post at Politix, I look at how conservatives and Republicans reacted to the new jobs report. In two words: not well:

Former GE CEO Jack Welch tweated that the jobs numbers were “unbelievable.” He charged, “these Chicago guys will do anything…can’t debate so change numbers.” So many right-of-center critics followed Welch’s lead that Redstate’s Erick Erickson cautioned, “I don’t think it is healthy for conservatives to scream that both the polls and the jobs report are cooked.”

Worse, on the same day of the report’s release, Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham sent letters out to 15 defense contractors. These letters were not mash notes. They instructed the contractors to ignore an order by the Obama administration and issue mass layoff notices right now, before the election – or be ready to pay up themselves.


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