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Rep. Allen West Ascribes Saul Alinsky Conspiracy Theory to Lower Unemployment Rate
Red Alert Politics ^ | 10-5-2012 | Erin Brown

Posted on 10/05/2012 8:30:05 AM PDT by smoothsailing

October 5, 2012

Rep. Allen West Ascribes Saul Alinsky Conspiracy Theory to Lower Unemployment Rate

Erin Brown

It’s no surprise that in the wake of President Obama’s depressing debate performance against Mitt Romney this week, the Left and the media are ecstatic about the latest jobs number report this morning claiming that that unemployment rate fell from 8.1 percent to 7.8 in September.

But not everyone is buying the good news for the president and Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is leading the speculation camp with a conspiracy theory about “Saul Alinsky tactics” and “Chicago style politics” at work to cook the numbers in Obama’s favor.

After stating that he agrees with former GE CEO Jack Welch about the “Chicago style politics at work,” West argues in a press release on Facebook, that “Somehow by manipulation of data we are all of a sudden below 8 percent unemployment, a month from the Presidential election. This is Orwellian to say the least and representative of Saul Alinsky tactics from the book ‘Rules for Radicals’- a must read for all who want to know how the left strategize.”

West then suggests that Americans are not to trust the Obama administration because just last month it was dishonest with the American people about the true reason behind the terrorist attacks in Libya. “Trust the Obama administration?” he asked readers. “Sure, and the spontaneous reaction to a video caused the death of our Ambassador……and pigs fly.”

West isn’t alone in thinking the new unemployment number is suspiciously low. Representative Bill Huizenga (R – MI) suggested a lack of labor force participation when he tweeted this morning, “FYI: If labor force participation was at the level it was when Obama came into office unemployment would be 10.7% http://owl.li/efp7O #tcot”

Regardless of what you think about the jobless numbers and/or how it was achieved, the Left will desperately cling to it for the next 32 days as the Obama campaign needs every bit of good news in this dismal economy to propel him toward a reelection victory.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: allenwest; magicnumbers; unemployment
Running out of hot air.....


1 posted on 10/05/2012 8:30:13 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Allen West should have been the first black president...lol


2 posted on 10/05/2012 8:34:59 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: smoothsailing

We’re all Chicagoans now...


3 posted on 10/05/2012 8:39:43 AM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: smoothsailing
Allen West's Facebook post:

In regards to today's Jobs report---I agree with former GE CEO Jack Welch, Chicago style politics is at work here...

by Congressman Allen West on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 7:05am ·

We all want the suffering of the American people from this rampant scourge of unemployment to end. However, today's jobs report is confusing to say the least. Previous months numbers have been revised and yet the workforce participation rate remains at a 30 year low. The unemployment rate drops to 7.8 percent, that is where it was in January 2009 when the President took office. But the U6 computation of unemployed, underemployed, and discouraged Americans remains the same at 14.7 percent. I agree with former GE CEO Jack Welch, Chicago style politics is at work here. Somehow by manipulation of data we are all of a sudden below 8 percent unemployment, a month from the Presidential election. This is Orwellian to say the least and representative of Saul Alinsky tactics from the book "Rules for Radicals"- a must read for all who want to know how the left strategize . Trust the Obama administration? Sure, and the spontaneous reaction to a video caused the death of our Ambassador......and pigs fly.

4 posted on 10/05/2012 8:40:39 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: jsanders2001
Northern Africa would be a jungle after being fertilized by all the muzzies crapping themselves.
5 posted on 10/05/2012 8:40:39 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: americas.best.days...

Which story should the media spout today: today’s poll numbers showing Romney ahead or the fake employment rate numbers? I say fake numbers. Hooray for the media!


6 posted on 10/05/2012 8:42:25 AM PDT by inkfarmer
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To: jsanders2001
Allen West should have been the first black president...

If we're lucky, someday he will be.

7 posted on 10/05/2012 8:43:06 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

He may become the first black Republican president. I look forward to that!


8 posted on 10/05/2012 8:45:46 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: smoothsailing
God bless Allen West, a man and elected Rep who's not shy about speaking out. He, Jack Welch and everyone else who have spoken out about the lies of Obama and his administration are right, Obama has lied since the day he took office (and before he took office).
9 posted on 10/05/2012 8:49:04 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: smoothsailing
Yo-hoo little history ( Obama Puts Far-Left Erica Groshen In Key Labor Post).......now why do you suppose Obama did that?
10 posted on 10/05/2012 8:51:38 AM PDT by yoe (Vote for the Real American whose love for his country was NEVER in question.)
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To: smoothsailing

While I agree, these numbers are BS, I think Obama will pull ahead again, possibly to over 50. People believe Hilda Solis’ crap. I guess I’m hanging my hat on the donor scandal. Without it, I fear Obama may just steal a second term.


11 posted on 10/05/2012 8:53:04 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: inkfarmer

I wonder if Americans truly understand wht the loss of
a free press means for the future of this country. I do
not think they do.

The final chapter may not have been written yet. The new
online media may still rescue us. Time will tell.


12 posted on 10/05/2012 8:54:25 AM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: smoothsailing

And it looks like fellow islamocommunist Energy Director Steven Chu will realize his $5/gal gas rate here in Los Angeles directly.

Bastards!


13 posted on 10/05/2012 9:00:35 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Viennacon

The hand ringing of a recent singup. Beat it.


14 posted on 10/05/2012 9:00:57 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: smoothsailing

Cooked up numbers too?

Household Survey: Unemployment fell from 6% to 5.8% and civilian employment increased by 440,000

Establishment Survey: Only 14,000 increase in non-farm employment

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From Nov 2003 when Bush the Younger was in office.


15 posted on 10/05/2012 9:01:01 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: americas.best.days...

Putinesque


16 posted on 10/05/2012 9:03:12 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: americas.best.days...

Putinesque


17 posted on 10/05/2012 9:03:20 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: smoothsailing
So this number—unemployment under 8%—is an immediate game changer for people who are working (it really doesn't matter what the number is if you're not working), but this other number—gas over $4—is inconsequential even though it slaps people in the face and wallet every time they go to the gas station. Yeah, that makes a whole lot of sense.
18 posted on 10/05/2012 9:04:02 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: smoothsailing
Regardless of what you think about the jobless numbers and/or how it was achieved, the Left will desperately cling to it for the next 32 days

Oboma created employed people. Out of the dust of the earth, he created them, both male and female. He told them to be economically fruitful, and multiply the revenue. It is TRUELY a miracle. He IS the long awaited Marxist messiah!

(Major, epic sarcasm, of course.)

19 posted on 10/05/2012 9:07:02 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Sorry, but Chavez won elections like this, using these tactics. They do work. This just may be the most corrupt administration in history.


20 posted on 10/05/2012 9:08:10 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: C19fan

What are you talking about? You are saying unemployment fell .2% after an increase in jobs of 440,000 in 2003, and yet today it fell .3% after an increase of only 114,000 jobs. You are just helping to advance the notion that today’s numbers are a fraud.


21 posted on 10/05/2012 9:11:41 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Viennacon
This just may be the most corrupt administration in history.

And the media refuses to do it's job. It's become an American Pravda. It's nothing more than left wing tabloid.

I hope no one else will believe this lie. I hope most voters know, deep inside, this is a trick deliberately meant to deceive them.

22 posted on 10/05/2012 9:14:09 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: smoothsailing

West is the man.....


23 posted on 10/05/2012 9:19:59 AM PDT by nickballs2000
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To: concerned about politics

I hope so too.


24 posted on 10/05/2012 9:22:17 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: smoothsailing

The Kenyan desperately needed a bellow 8% unemployment number to rally behind to shut down Romney and the Republicans # offensive argument, jobs. And his minions gave it to him.

Now that pesky 8% unemployment number has been removed from future debates!


25 posted on 10/05/2012 9:34:03 AM PDT by Bellagio
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To: Viennacon
While I agree, these numbers are BS, I think Obama will pull ahead again, possibly to over 50.

Maybe a little blip for a day or two, then it drops back when folks realize nothing has changed in their lives.

This "lower unemployment rate" hooey captures the moron vote, but Obama has pretty much locked that up already.

26 posted on 10/05/2012 9:42:08 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Bellagio
Now that pesky 8% unemployment number has been removed from future debates!

I'm sure the Romney camp will dig through those numbers and expose them in the next debate. He can't allow this deceit to continue. The future is depending on him right now to get the truth out, because the liberal media minions are many, and there's no way they're going to blasphemy their messiah a month before the election.

27 posted on 10/05/2012 9:42:41 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Bellagio; jazusamo
Now that pesky 8% unemployment number has been removed from future debates!

John Scott on Fox News just said that the unemployment number has been terrible so long that now all of a sudden awful looks good!

Can't wait to hear Joe Biden saying;

"In four years Barack Obama has brought our economy all the way back from terrible to awful! God love him! Stand up, Barack!"


28 posted on 10/05/2012 9:50:47 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Windy City Conservative

I am saying just like with this recent number you had a much larger increases in employment from the Household Survey than the Establishment Survey. You confused the numbers. In Nov 2003, the number comparable to the 114 K today was only 14,000 but the household survey reported 440,000.


29 posted on 10/05/2012 9:58:56 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: smoothsailing

Wouldn’t be surprised at all for crazy Joe to say that, he supports his boss even though he is an inept supporter. :-)


30 posted on 10/05/2012 10:02:38 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: C19fan
Cooked up numbers too?

In Nov 2003? What would have been the purpose?

Look at current year U6, 14.7% in September and August.

What was it in Oct. and Nov. 2003? Perhaps that will help you answer your question.

31 posted on 10/05/2012 10:11:41 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Bears repeating and pass it on:

"But the U6 computation of unemployed, underemployed, and discouraged Americans remains the same at 14.7 percent."

Spread the word and let every American know the real unemployment number.

32 posted on 10/05/2012 10:53:03 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: smoothsailing
I agree with Rep. West. This whole jobs numbers coming out after the first debate is definitely made up. I don't doubt the numbers to go lower again come the next debate, and by the third presidential debate, the jobs numbers will be down to 6.3%.

Love the Glenn McCoy 'toon, by the way!
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33 posted on 10/05/2012 10:55:02 AM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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