That is the one thing that bothers me most about republicans, in general. President Bush had an unemployment rate hovering around 5.5 percent for most of his presidency. It didn't start ticking up until the rats took over Congress his last two years. After the devastating attack on 9/11 so many jobs were lost - on Wall Street, in the service industry, people afraid to fly, etc. But we came back. I don't understand why repubicans will not give President Bush credit where credit is due. It's like even they blame Bush for what happened the last months of his presidency.
And, if you recall, when Bush had unemployment at 5.5%, Harry Reid and the media trumpeted the catchphrase “jobless recovery.” They are hacks if nothing else.