‘Jobbers’: These Guys Move Fast

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.

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6 Responses to ‘Jobbers’: These Guys Move Fast

  1. JohnV says:

    Amusingly, in professional wrestling jobbers are the guys who never win and are just there for the big names to destroy on a weekly basis.

  2. george.w says:

    Conspiracy theories move through the right wing at the speed of Fox.

  3. dr2chase says:

    Former GE CEO and serial unfaithful husband, Jack Welch? Yeah, he’s trustworthy.

  4. Honestly I think it’s a fair question, just like it was a fair question to ask if Bush et al could have been involved in 9/11.

    The problem is when you find the “convenient” answer (ie: that fits your political worldview) rather than the real one…

  5. BTW – before anyone might suggest it was crazy to even think for a moment that Bush et al were involved in 9/11, one should consider the entirely fabricated war that took place 2 years later, not to mention the Gulf of Tonkin affair, Watergate break-in, or that the poor parts of St. Louis were used for chemical testing:


    Truth is stranger than fiction,

    • JohnV says:

      Which fabricated war took place in 2003? I think a lot of people died for it to have not been real.

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