What’s a rightwing nutjob to do when unemployment dips to 7.8% (the lowest since Obama took office in January of 2009) only a month before the election?
1) CALL IT A CONSPIRACY! Accuse the Obama Administration and the Bureau of Labor Statistics of cooking the books, of lying about the numbers, of Chicago-style politics, and claim that Dem voters just lied about getting jobs to lower the unemployment number. — Think Progress
2) TRY TO GET CONTRACTORS TO LAYOFF WORKERS: Contrary to guidance issued by the White House last week, GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and John McCain (Ariz.) urged 15 major government contractors today to issue layoff warnings in advance of automatic spending cuts set to begin next year. – Roll Call News
3) REVISE REALITY: Have your man sneer in his plutocratic way to all the people who have jobs again, all those who feel better about themselves: “This is not what a real recovery looks like.” – Charles P. Pierce
4) ACT LIKE YOU’RE WORKING: Try to pretend that you’ve been dutifully plugging away to create jobs in the House, instead of being out on yet another break to campaign for the job you haven’t been doing for two years. — Roll Call
Look how Fox “news” reports the drop in unemployment: