Pitiful: WH says 8.3 % unemployment totally out of context; it’s only 8.254


The 8.3% unemployment rate? President Obama built that for you. And, again, you pesky plebs are taking things totally out of context!

A prescient Twitter user called it this morning.

You guys! You're taking this 8.3% rate out of context!

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) August 3, 2012

Who needs the news, when you have on-the-ball citizens on Twitter? You can get the news before it’s even made! Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom rapidly responds with a beautiful “oh, snap” remark.

I thought the White House reaction to jobs report was 100% spin. Turned out it was even worse – 100.254% spin

— Eric Fehrnstrom (@EricFehrn) August 3, 2012

RNC chair Reince Priebus puts it into perspective.

23 million people struggling for work isn’t a rounding error

— Reince Priebus (@Reince) August 3, 2012

Citizens aren’t buying the White House’s incredibly pitiful spin either.

That's just sad. RT @JedediahBila LMAO. With vigor. "@NolteNC: White House: Unemployment Rate Not 8.3%, It's 8.254%! http://t.co/VUPBYOBF"

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) August 3, 2012

Relax America. Obama adviser says the REAL unemployment rate is only 8.254%! #ObummerEconomy

— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) August 3, 2012

WH Econ Advisor: "Settle down, wingnuts – unemployment only went from 8.21763827442% to 8.25403821663%!" #OurDigitsWorked

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) August 3, 2012

"That optically inconvenient unemployment rate number? You didn't round that." – Pres. Obama

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) August 3, 2012

8.254% makes me feel MUCH better #Obamanomics

— Lilia (@LiliaEP) August 3, 2012

WH arguing up tick in unemployment just a decimal pts – if it had ticked down the same amt they wld b singing frm roof of Caribou Coffee

— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) August 3, 2012

Obama economic adviser Alan Krueger writes on White House website real jobless rate is 8.254% and there will be a chicken in every pot.

— SalenaZito (@SalenaZitoTrib) August 3, 2012

Obama denies report Unemployment is 8.3%, says it's only 8.254% (actually 11%), funny, under Bush's "failed" policies it was 5.6

— DANEgerus (@DANEgerus) August 3, 2012


Ha! Yes, her reaction to Solyndra going under was “ugh.” This would merit in “ugh” as well, unless she buys the spin. Then “meh” might suffice.

This Twitter user sums it up nicely, in video!

Obama flunky clarifies that unemp rate is not 8.3%, it is 8.254%. Also released clip of WH staff meeting: http://t.co/GFTw5Ldq

— James Sununu (@jsununu) August 3, 2012

And, of course, the White House also repeated the “reading too much into it” line. For the 31st time.

Oh look, the WH repeated, verbatim, its line on "read[ing] too much into any one monthly report." http://t.co/yT35J6yL

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) August 3, 2012

You know what's "reading too much into any one monthly report"? Carrying the freaking decimals out two more spaces.

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) August 3, 2012

Political adviser and writer Amanda Carpenter brings it all home.

Another month struggling folks can't find good work for reasons beyond their control. Demoralizing. Crushing. Heartbreaking.

— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) August 3, 2012

It makes me think of people I know who think something is wrong with THEM, when they are caught in the broader economic downturn.

— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) August 3, 2012

It's not their fault. It's their governments.

— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) August 3, 2012

Remember: The staggering unemployment? Obama built it for them.

People who didn't get the right opportunities, but darn it want to show up every day and work hard for a good 9-5, or 7 to 11 or 12-7

— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) August 3, 2012

Just anything for steady reliable work…that just isn't there right now.

— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) August 3, 2012

We, the people, will change that. In November.

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