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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
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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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