Mitt Romney claimed
The unemployment rate has fallen to 7.8 percent
. These unemployment numbers are good news for the nation... and for the Obama campaign. And the even better news for Team Obama is that these are numbers that Mitt Romney can’t lie about. OK, I should qualify that—Mitt Romney can lie about anything. But these numbers are much more difficult for him to lie about than the numbers he just makes up.
“This is not what a real recovery looks like.” Thanks Mitt, but I can’t think of anyone less qualified to comment on what is “real.” Mitt wants to tell us what a “real recovery” looks like! He can’t even tell us what’s really in his own tax plan, or his own tax returns, for that matter.
If you doubt that the new unemployment statistics are great for Obama, the biggest indication is that Republicans are accusing President Obama
of cooking them. Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch accused Obama of falsifying the numbers. Come on, Jack—if you don’t like those numbers, why not just go with Mitt Romney’s fantasy numbers? Welch tweeted “Unbelievable jobs numbers. These Chicago guys will do anything. Can’t debate so change numbers.” The debate was Wednesday, Jack. They certainly changed them quickly. You should look at the report for signs of white-out! Does anybody even remember white-out? It must still be around. I think Jack Welch has been sniffing it.
Mitt Romney has some new things to say
about his infamous “47 percent” comments. Mitt, I don’t care what you tell us about those comments. I want to hear what you tell a room full of millionaires about them. I don’t know exactly what Mitt would tell a room full of millionaires about his 47 percent comments, but I guarantee the first thing he would say would be “Is anybody recording this?”
Yesterday President Obama was on the campaign trail
saying that he didn’t get to debate the “real” Mitt Romney. I’m sorry, Mr. President, but if you were debating a guy who was shape-shifting and lying outrageously, that probably was the real Mitt Romney.
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