How bad are things going for the Democrats? Even CNN isn’t buying the pathetic propaganda they’re peddling.
Anyone watching the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night heard the number 4.5 million several times.
“Despite incredible odds and united Republican opposition, our president took action, and now we’ve seen 4.5 million new jobs,” San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the party’s keynote speaker, said.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who served as President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who followed Obama’s November rival Mitt Romney as governor of Massachusetts, both cited the same number.
It’s a big-sounding number, given the still-sputtering job market. So we’re giving it a close eyeballing.
After breaking things down they cut to the chase, and it’s something we all knew already:
The figure of 4.5 million jobs is accurate if you look at the most favorable period and category for the administration. But overall, there are still fewer people working now than when Obama took office at the height of the recession.
I suspect some of these other dubious fact check outfits will bother, so props to CNN for at least having the guts to challenge the Obama nonsense.