The Chicago Machine insults the intelligence of the whole nation with this one. After this administration has told defense contractors to not advise their employees of impending layoffs (and promised to pay the fines employers will incur for breaking the law!), they play the “we really think you’re all stupid” card: one month before the elections, and on the heels of a disastrous performance in debate, they miraculously produce the “biggest jump” in employment numbers” of the whole presidency.
What was it the press used to say, all through the Bush presidency? Oh, yeah, I remember: “I question the timing.”
Too cynical? Yeah, sorry. But this has been a very cynical presidency, protected by a press that is cynical about everything but their adored one, and it’s made me cynical in response.
Instapundit has reactions and charts.
Well, my son has two part-time jobs now, so I guess you could call him “fully employed.” The other one, who saw his hours reduced to just-under full time, so his employer wouldn’t have to offer insurance benefits might get his hours restored. Maybe.
Sorry, the skepticism is earned; a cynical president creates cynical expectations and gets a cynical response.
Although, I am sure that some will buy it. Just like some will buy a “Bin Laden’s dead” film released two days before the election. And the sudden disinterest of Univision in the Fast and Furious story. And this.
Can you imagine the media hysteria that would be greeting this story were anyone but Obama president?
What’s that song from Chicago? “Give ‘em the old razzle dazzle…”
Interesting that Andrea Mitchell had no issue with the press being called “liberal” and found nothing worth remarking on, here except “did you really mean to call the president lazy”, and then narrowing her eyes about it. She’d be a formidable apparatchik in a re-education camp, wouldn’t she? “I’m going to give you a chance to take that back…” I know I’d be terrified.
I said she gets it almost right. So what are my reservations? Winning this election will only solidify the process, but I think they already reached the point she describes quite some time ago.
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