The latest job numbers are out, showing an increase of 114,000 jobs in September, with unemployment down to 7.8 percent. Now, one could still complain about those numbers, stating that they aren’t good enough, and arguing that more needs to be done to spur growth through investment — as opposed to encouraging decline by cutting investment in the name of slaying the Deficit Dragon.
But conservatives aren’t doing that. They aren’t making a case for how to produce a healthy economy with decent jobs and career opportunities for all. Instead, they’re concocting conspiracy theories.
Here’s Jack Welch on Twitter…
And there are plenty of other examples, from radio host Laura Ingraham to the Republican media outlet called Fox News.
I actually think that the conservative reaction helps President Obama’s re-election campaign. A lot. By reacting with such outrage, conservatives are suggesting that these are fantastic numbers that (if true) would mean that Obama is doing a terrific job. Considering that most people will believe the numbers put forth by the non-partisan bureaucrats at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it means that today the conservatives are making a loud and forceful argument on behalf of Barack Obama’s stewardship of the economy.