RUSH: I was able to predict the unemployment rate was gonna be below 8% in the last report before the election. It was a no brainer. When you know that there’s a number out there that is historic — no president, no incumbent’s ever been reelected with the unemployment rate higher than 7.9% — I mean, you just know. These are people that were manipulating the IRS, manipulating the Tea Party, manipulating the truth on virtually everything.
It was a no-brainer they would manipulate the unemployment number.
Let’s go back to the audio sound bites. This is me on October 5th of last year when the September number came out.
RUSH ARCHIVE: There you have it, folks. The economy’s back. The stimulus worked. The job council’s programs all worked. Obamacare worked. Look at all the jobs, 114,000 new jobs created, and as I told you last December, this would happen. The unemployment rate under 8%. It’s 7.9, but it doesn’t matter, 7.8, 7.9, whatever’s after the decimal point doesn’t matter. It’s the “7” that matters, and the reason it does is that no incumbent president has ever been reelected with the unemployment rate over 8%. It’s that simple. So they had to get the number down, and they found a way to do it. Going back to my website, I went back and searched the archives, just for three examples of predicting this very day. And right here they are. First, December 20th of 2011, this is how the program started: “Let me tell you something. The Washington Post, ABC — I think it’s them — they had a poll out today that shows Obama’s approval numbers are coming back. And I want to remind you that I have warned you this kind of thing is going to happen. The unemployment number is going to precipitously drop and it’s going to get close to 8% by next November. Just mark my words. That’s in the can. It’s in the cards. “