October isn't over yet, but at this juncture it appears that the "October Surprise" is the massive drop in the unemployment statistics to 1/10th of a percentage below the level when Obama took office. The timing of this report of course was just after Obama's drubbing at the hands of Mitt Romney during the debate.
I have written many times about the reaction (human nature) of those around us, who we trust and love, caught in a lie and what we do as human beings in reaction to this discovery of trust breached.
If you found your spouse has lied to you or a family member or a best friend what is your human reaction to the lost of profound trust built upon mutual respect?
You shun them. You do not embrace them as Democrats did when Bill Clinton told the American public "I did not have sex with that woman"!
Going into the debates we have example upon example where Obama has outright lied to us, deceived us and diverted our attention intentionally like we are stupid, unruly children. So when the MSM came out the day after the day after and started the "Romney lied so many times that Obama just couldn't keep up with them" meme to explain his drubbing just ask yourself the question: "Do I trust Obama's words"?
For the matter, do I trust the MSM's words?
So, moving forward to the interview that Chris Mathew's had with Jack Welch (former GE CEO) about his comments that the unemployment books were cooked goes to the heart of this. Welch admits that he had no proof they were it is just that he doesn't TRUST their veracity and gives many qualified anecdotal evidence, least of which is trust.
Here is the highlight of the exchange:
“We had 600,000 government jobs added in the last two months. We had 873,00 jobs by a household survey — which is a total estimate — from 50,000 phone calls. Of those, 600,000 were temporary workers. Chris, these numbers are all a series of assumptions. Tons of assumptions. And it just seems somewhat coincidental that the month before the election, the numbers go one-tenth of a point below where the president started. Although, I don’t see anything in the economy that says these surges are true.”
873,000 jobs reported from 50,000 phone calls in the survey?
That would mean that out of those 50,000 households, each and every call would have had the respondent answering that 17 1/2 members in their family or friends would have found a job since the last reporting cycle. 17 1/2!!
Now, ask yourself or ask anyone or everyone you know or can meet if they have found work since last month.
Coincidence, or lie?
Mathew's wasn't done trying to get Welch to walk back his assertion:
“It’s not funny, Jack…You’re talking about the President of the United States playing with the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ numbers. This is Nixon stuff. This is what Nixon said back in the old days,” Matthews said.
“Chris, don’t lose it now,” Welch said.
“I’m not losing it. Look at my face. I’m not losing it,” Matthews said.
“Jack, do you want to take back the charge that there was corruption here,” Matthews asked again, getting the same answer.
“You don’t think it’s coincidental that we’ve got the biggest surge since 1983 in the jobs surge? Come on, Chris,” Welch said, refusing to back down. “It’s a six percent improvement in employment in two months…The numbers don’t jibe.”
He continued: “These numbers defy logic. They defy logic. We do not have a 4 to 5 percent booming economy with 873,000 people added. I mean, stop it, Chris. On the face of it, we don’t have this GDP. I love you, but you can’t get there.”
Well, maybe Welch lied at least once when he said he loved Chris Mathews.
"Mene mene tekel upharsin" -- Daniel 5:25
This is the interpretation of each word.
MENE: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it;
TEKEL: You have been weighed in the balances, and
PERES: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to
the Medes and Persians.
Now, we must ask ourselves a common and logical question:
Is Jack Welch credible and is his question about the employment statistics being dubious possible?
Has Jack Welch done anything to give the viewers a reason to distrust him? Is Jack Welch a job creator and eminently qualified to make even a slim assertion to the "books being cooked"?
The answers, in order, are -- YES, YES, NO and YES resoundingly.
Jack Welch knows business and his reputation is solid whereas Obama's, Mathew's and their fellow travellers are NOT.
Jack Welch, in his long and successful business career created more jobs than Obama could ever hope to, but again is Obama hoping to create a single job? Is it more plausible that Obama, who professed to work so diligently until every American has the job they want and need, to never rest, really want all of us subservient to the State, on welfare, on the dole?
This is why Obama looked so feckless during the debates. Romney hit him, again and again, on his record where up until that point the Mathew's of the world created an alternate universe where Obama was godlike in spite of his failures. Obama looked like someone who was being lectured after caught lying. He looked guilty as Romney charged. He looked petulant and angry that he could not control the message that was being beamed to 58 million Americans.
Finally, one last question -- as in any crime or lie, who stands the most to gain from it?
Obama does of course and the "coincidental timing" of the biggest decline in unemployment since the 1960's is just as Welch proclaimed -- too much to believe....
I think I will let my trust, my belief, my human instinct side with Welch and by extension Romney. There is only one thing left to do and that is to banish the liars from our lives as we would do with someone close to us have done at one time or another in our individual lives. A spouse that lies to another usually ends in divorce, so we much divorce these cretins from ever lying to us again. Once and for all....What say you?