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Figures Never Lie, But Liars Always Figure

Mitt Romney is running a TV ad in Florida, blaming Florida’s dismal 8.6% unemployment levels on Obama and complaining about “105,000 Florida jobs lost”.

But if you look on Republican governor Rick Scott’s website, you see a slightly different message. The governor is taking credit for the same 8.6% unemployment level, saying that it is a sign of rapid improvement and bragging that the job growth rate “has been positive for 23 consecutive months” and the unemployment rate is “the lowest it’s been since December 2008!”

A senior Romney campaign advisor in Florida acknowledges the problem, but explains it this way: “The economy is doing better because of Gov. Scott, but it’s not where it should be because of President Obama”.

Wow.

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2 Comments

  1. ThatGuy wrote:

    Haha, ‘Wow’ indeed. But we should get used to this. In the GoP mindset, nothing good can be attributed to Obama, the Democrats, or Big Government (unless it was Reagan’s Big Government).

    Monday, August 13, 2012 at 9:38 am | Permalink
  2. a regular reader wrote:

    It don’t git much more perfecter than this.

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 1:36 am | Permalink

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