If you haven’t heard the newest insanity that has afflicted the psychiatric wing of the Republican Party is the belief that the recent, not-so-awful unemployment numbers are part of a Democratic/Obama administration conspiracy (these dolts have been nicknamed ‘jobbers’ just as the Obama birth certificate freakers are known as ‘birthers’). What is amazing is how quickly that insanity spread (boldface mine):
To this tinfoil brigade now come the Jobbers who think the Bureau of Labor Statistics lowered the unemployment rate below 8% to 7.8% to help Obama get re-elected. Former GE CEO Jack Welch ignited the conspiracy theory with this tweet: “Unbelievable jobs numbers.. these Chicago guys will do anything.. can’t debate so change numbers.” Within 12 hours, the Public Policy Polling firm found that two-thirds of Minnesota Republicans believed the BLS skewed the jobless numbers to help Obama. “This may be a speed record for a conspiracy theory taking hold with the GOP base,” tweeted PPP.
What almost makes you feel sorry for the jobbers is how easily conned they are by those who hold them in such low regard. Unfortunately, the rest of us have to deal with the wreckage.