NY Post: Did Census fake the September 2012 jobs report?

posted at 8:41 am on November 19, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Readers may remember the strangely optimistic September 2012 jobs report that showed a three-tenths of a percent decline in the U-3 jobless rate just five weeks before the presidential election.  At the time, a number of people wondered if the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau cooked the books on the report, which pushed the official jobless rate below 8% for the first time in Barack Obama’s presidency. Last night, the New York Post’s John Crudele wrote that an anonymous official at Census claims that they did cook the books, and wants to talk to Congress about it. Crudele also got one Census employee to go on the record and admit his manipulation:

Just two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, which is one of the most closely watched measures of the economy.

And a knowledgeable source says the deception went beyond that one employee — that it escalated at the time President Obama was seeking reelection in 2012 and continues today.

“He’s not the only one,” said the source, who asked to remain anonymous for now but is willing to talk with the Labor Department and Congress if asked.

The Census employee caught faking the results is Julius Buckmon, according to confidential Census documents obtained by The Post. Buckmon told me in an interview this past weekend that he was told to make up information by higher-ups at Census.

How did the manipulation take place? The key to this puzzle is in the methodology used by BLS to derive the jobless rate.  They conduct two surveys, Household and Establishment.  The jobless rate comes from the former, while the official jobs added figure comes from the latter. It was the Household survey that picked up the highly unlikely figure of 873,000 jobs added in September, which wasn’t the official jobs added figure (that was +114K), but skewed the jobless rate significantly downward anyway — even while the U-6 overall unemployment/underemployment figure didn’t budge at all.

These are telephone and in-person surveys taken in the middle of the month, and the Department of Labor requires Census to get a 90% success rate on its interviews — meaning that 90% or more of those contacted complete the entire survey.  When Census couldn’t reach that level of completion, Buckmon claims that surveyors simply started making up numbers:

Census currently has six regions from which surveys are conducted. The New York and Philadelphia regions, I’m told, had been coming up short of the 90 percent.

Philadelphia filled the gap with fake interviews.

“It was a phone conversation — I forget the exact words — but it was, ‘Go ahead and fabricate it’ to make it what it was,” Buckmon told me.

This is more than just an election issue, Crudele reminds his readers.  Investors make critical decisions based on BLS data and its reputation for integrity — and so does the Federal Reserve:

To cite just one instance, the Fed is targeting the curtailment of its so-called quantitative easing money-printing/bond-buying fiasco to the unemployment rate for which Census provided the false information.

So falsifying this would, in essence, have dire consequences for the country.

Indeed. It will also have dire consequences for the Obama administration, which has been in an integrity meltdown all year long, but which has accelerated as the last few weeks.


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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-18/october-2012-pre-election-jobs-report-was-faked

It’s lies all the way down.

Forward! to the collapse my friends.

Murphy9 on November 19, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Anybody surprised?

gophergirl on November 19, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Jail time for everyone involved. And it should be at least ten years. Twenty years for anyone who gave the orders. This is not a political issue and should NOT be dealt with like it is. And if it came from the White House, that person should be tried for treason and punished to the full extent.

Flange on November 19, 2013 at 8:46 AM

we’re more comfortable with Obama wielding this sort of power because he seems a hell of a lot more effective and responsible with it.

urban elitist on February 8, 2012

-_-

Bishop on November 19, 2013 at 8:46 AM

This administration will stop at nothing to maintain power.

Our elected reps in congress are neglecting to perform their required constitutional duty to stop this behavior. They are not being held accountable.

If this isn’t a high crime, nothing is.

rightside on November 19, 2013 at 8:46 AM

I’m Shocked!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjbPi00k_ME

Joe Mama on November 19, 2013 at 8:48 AM

What difference, at this point, does it make. The lazy stupid coward got re-elected. Mission accomplished.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 8:48 AM

an anonymous official at Census claims that they did cook the books, and wants to talk to Congress about it.

Get a mirror on a long stick to check under your car, and vary the route you take to work every day. Are your taxes in order, they better be.

Bishop on November 19, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Even Morning Slow was dissing that jobs report when it came out. It was obvious something fishy was going on, cuz that 8% unemployment rate talking point was crucial to the Romney/Ryan campaign. Obama was able to convince enough people that the economy was improving(albeit slowly) in order to buy himself another 4 years.

Doughboy on November 19, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Get a mirror on a long stick to check under your car, and vary the route you take to work every day. Are your taxes in order, they better be.

Bishop on November 19, 2013 at 8:48 AM

And for God’s sake, don’t use your credit cards!

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Somebody owes Jack Welch an apology.

myiq2xu on November 19, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Yeah, but Redskins, gay rights and stuff.

/MSM

mankai on November 19, 2013 at 8:51 AM

If you like your jobs numbers, you can keep your jobs numbers.

Murphy9 on November 19, 2013 at 8:54 AM

They could have been more complete in their report, but the important thing is that the American people avoided a substandard president. Or something.

notropis on November 19, 2013 at 8:54 AM

an anonymous official at Census claims that they did cook the books, and wants to talk to Congress about it.

Darn shame he committed suicide before he could talk to Congress.

Oh, not yet? Well, it will be a darn shame when he does.

mankai on November 19, 2013 at 8:55 AM

It will also have dire consequences for the Obama administration

No it won’t. It should, cooking the books is illegal, but for this administration it is just another Tuesday.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Everything in this administration is a lie or fabrication, but the birth certificate is real.

austinconservative on November 19, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Even Morning Slow was dissing that jobs report when it came out.

Doughboy on November 19, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Not so much dissing as questioning the reliability. Along with comments that we wouldn’t know for real until mid-November when the October numbers became available. They didn’t try very hard to dispute the idea that the economy was improving thanks to the lazy stupid bastard’s super-smart economic policy.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Anybody surprised?

gophergirl on November 19, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Nope.
Nothing surprises me anymore.

bazil9 on November 19, 2013 at 8:59 AM

We needed multiple special prosecutors appointed a long time ago. What exactly is the Congress doing?

claudius on November 19, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Jail time for everyone involved. And it should be at least ten years. Twenty years for anyone who gave the orders. This is not a political issue and should NOT be dealt with like it is. And if it came from the White House, that person should be tried for treason and punished to the full extent.

Flange on November 19, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Hopefully, a clerical error by the person at Club Fed keeps them there longer.

blammm on November 19, 2013 at 9:01 AM

What exactly is the Congress doing?

claudius on November 19, 2013 at 8:59 AM

The final stages of looting, while there is still something to loot.

Murphy9 on November 19, 2013 at 9:01 AM

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2012/12/it-explains-alot-confidence-fairy.html

No government agency or business association spokesperson is ever going to speak of the truth of how bad things are in the present, unless they have no choice because incontrovertible proof has already been released to the masses that would otherwise and obviously demonstrate their insincerity.

As long as “official datum” as published by the various governmental and quasi-governmental agencies/bodies allow governmental and business association spokespeople to understate the severity of our real economic crisis, they will, whether Democrats, Republicans or the chief economist for The National Association of Realtors.

No governmental employee (and especially no politician) will voluntarily relay how dire things may be (again, given a backdrop of “official” statistical datum that is inaccurate and relatively misleading they can fall back on) because they wouldn’t want to upset the apple cart, cause further distress or even panic amongst the populace or within the “markets,” and no business association spokesperson, whose very jobs entail, at least in significant part, a public confidence-building role, will do anything to further dampen the confidence that … hope remains amongst potential consumers of their products (e.g. would a spokesperson for the NAR really come out and say that existing homes are selling quickly because inventory is being artificially constrained by GSEs and federal reserve policy and also due to federal reserve monetary policy that has a huge % of listed homes being purchased by investors for cash in an attempt to produce yields in a yield-starved economy – BECAUSE of federal reserve monetary policy? What impact would that have on the confidence of conventional, prospective existing home purchasers, who might then realize there is no true present price discovery and that another leg down is more than possible?).

In other words, they lie because our economy is dependent, in quite a large degree, on an illusion that is often referred to as the “confidence fairy.”

If those people who still have the means to purchase a particular service or good feel confident about the security of their own jobs and the current & likely future state of the economy, they’re more apt to go ahead and dig themselves into more debt or pay cash to purchase that service or good, regardless of the accuracy (and realism) of their “confidence level.”

Conversely, if they don’t feel confident about the security of their own employment situation and/or the current and likely future state of the economy, they’re more apt to refrain from purchasing that good or service, and save instead, in preparation for what may lay ahead.

And this is why, without exception, throughout history, the masses do not understand there is a crisis until well after it has already begun, and they’ve already committed to many purchases, indebtedness and other forms of dis-saving, that they wouldn’t have committed to had they known accurate information sooner.

Hence, the “confidence fairy,” which governmental employees, politicians and business spokespeople all actively perpetuate in their own methods and by various tactices, is a serial and mass killer of efficient markets and rational economic behavior (as it severely distorts essential economic information that is relied upon by economic and market participants)

Murphy9 on November 19, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Remember that, three weeks into his first term as President, Obama put the Census under direct control of the White House.

Socratease on November 19, 2013 at 9:03 AM

The big concern now is too much noise at NFL stadiums.

docflash on November 19, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Yes next question

cmsinaz on November 19, 2013 at 9:04 AM

What exactly is the Congress doing?

claudius on November 19, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Running to the floor to honor Nancy Pelosi on her 25 years of service.

mankai on November 19, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Bears, woods, you know the rest.

SteveInRTP on November 19, 2013 at 9:05 AM

we’re more comfortable with Obama wielding this sort of power because he seems a hell of a lot more effective and responsible with it. we benefit from his serial abuses of it.

urban elitist on February 8, 2012

Fixed it for her.

AZCoyote on November 19, 2013 at 9:05 AM

High crimes and misdemeanors

gwelf on November 19, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Apparently there are no limits to what this administration can do without being called on it.

The problem isn’t the evil people in the world; it’s all the “good” people who refuse to do anything.

Aitch748 on November 19, 2013 at 9:05 AM

The Standing King

Murphy9 on November 19, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Crickets chirping big time on LSM

Let’s talk about the Cheney family feud

cmsinaz on November 19, 2013 at 9:06 AM

The final stages of looting, while there is still something to loot.

Murphy9 on November 19, 2013 at 9:01 AM

I gotta say that it does feel as if Congress is no different than a Louisiana Wal-Mart when the EBT system goes down. The final straw for me was when the budget legislation that the GOP surrender weasels pushed through to give Dems everything they wanted “just happened” to give Mitch McConnell billions for a dam project.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Hopefully, a clerical error by the person at Club Fed keeps them there longer.

blammm on November 19, 2013 at 9:01 AM

I’d like some of them to get out old and broken. Maybe live their last ten years as bums on the street.

Flange on November 19, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Don’t blame me
-obama

cmsinaz on November 19, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Remember that, three weeks into his first term as President, Obama put the Census under direct control of the White House.

Socratease on November 19, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Wow.

2009.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told FOX News on Monday that he finds it hard to believe the Obama administration felt the need to place re-evaluation of the inner workings of the census so high on his to-do list, just three weeks into his presidency.

“This is nothing more than a political land grab,” Chaffetz said.

Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, told the Salt Lake Tribune that the move “shouldn’t happen.” He and Chaffetz are trying to rally Republicans “before its too late.”

“It takes something that is supposedly apolitical like the census, and gives it to a guy who is infamously political,” Bishop said of Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who would be tasked with overseeing the census at the White House.

mankai on November 19, 2013 at 9:08 AM

I can already here Obama talking in my head:

“Uh, let me be clear. No one is more outraged by this than I am. Uh, the people need to trust their government. I found out about this just like everyone else did, uh, in the news. Aaaand, I’m not going to let the Republicans in the House turn this into a political circus. Uh, my own people will look at this. Who are also, um, outraged by this. I’m going to find those responsible and, uh, make them accountable.”

gwelf on November 19, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Nobody is going to be angrier about this than O… after he hears it on the news tonight.

mankai on November 19, 2013 at 9:08 AM

NY Post: Did Census fake the September 2012 jobs report?

The problem with this headline is the QUESTION MARK Ed.

dirtseller on November 19, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Watch this be dismissed as just another second-term scandal.

Funny how many of these “second-term scandals” are about things that happened in the first term, but were kept quiet until after the election…

There Goes the Neighborhood on November 19, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Hey liberals – is Obama responsible for ANY of the corruption going on in his administration?

gwelf on November 19, 2013 at 9:09 AM

NY Post: Did Census fake the September 2012 jobs report?

If we had a MEDIA, this wouldn’t be a question 13 months later.

dirtseller on November 19, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Nobody is going to be angrier about this than O… after he hears it on the news tonight.

mankai on November 19, 2013 at 9:08 AM

And boy howdy, whoever is responsible for this better watch out.
Obama has got to be spitting mad at whoever that guy is running the executive branch of the government at this point.

gwelf on November 19, 2013 at 9:10 AM

The problem with this headline is the QUESTION MARK Ed.

dirtseller on November 19, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Let’s hope the Post isn’t running too early with this.

mankai on November 19, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Valerie Jarett doesn’t tell Obama anything.

gwelf on November 19, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Wow chuck todd actually brought it up

Its gone to the comnerce inspector general for review
This means they would have been fudging the numbers consistently
Msdnc hack

Gee ya think?

cmsinaz on November 19, 2013 at 9:11 AM

I gotta say that it does feel as if Congress is no different than a Louisiana Wal-Mart when the EBT system goes down. The final straw for me was when the budget legislation that the GOP surrender weasels pushed through to give Dems everything they wanted “just happened” to give Mitch McConnell billions for a dam project.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Think of how privy they all are to what is going on. DC is a cesspool, but they see all the numbers, cooked and uncooked. They can turn on the tv and see how it is all reported to the masses. They have polling firms telling them what the masses are worried about, concerned about, and paying attention to. The Golden Goose’s head has been rung. The goose has completed its headless run. The goose is nearly completely plucked. All that is left is the cooking and carving.

Murphy9 on November 19, 2013 at 9:12 AM

obama LIES about obamcare enrollment numbers …

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2509715/Obama-flubs-health-care-conference-community-organizers-More-100-million-Americans-successfully-enrolled.html

“more than 100 million Americans” have enrolled in obamacare

Pork-Chop on November 19, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Remember that, three weeks into his first term as President, Obama put the Census under direct control of the White House.

Socratease on November 19, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Kind of makes it tough to disclaim accountability, huh?

blammm on November 19, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Buckmon told me in an interview this past weekend that he was told to make up information by higher-ups at Census.

I could understand Dear Liar hating this country and wanting to take it down a peg or two, but good God, between this, the NPS with the shut down, and the IRS, how many in government want to turn the US into a fascist state?

Our own federal government is now the enemy of the American people.

rbj on November 19, 2013 at 9:14 AM

I bet O gets serious about this one and cuts the vacation time of the managers involved from 50 days a year down to 48.

mankai on November 19, 2013 at 9:14 AM

I bet O gets serious about this one and cuts the vacation time of the managers involved from 50 days a year down to 48.

mankai on November 19, 2013 at 9:14 AM

They’ll lose 2 vacation days. But get a month off of “paid administrative leave”.

gwelf on November 19, 2013 at 9:15 AM

It’s a good thing the country elected and reelected a cool black guy to be president.

BuckeyeSam on November 19, 2013 at 9:15 AM

When Census B. and BLS make the Jobs cheese they never throw out the Chicago Whey.

oldroy on November 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Might want to watch his back:

Revealed: Brittany Murphy ‘was poisoned by government spooks in revenge for star’s support of whistleblower’, claims her grief-striken father

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2509626/Brittany-Murphys-father-believes-husband-poisoned-death-government-spooks.html#ixzz2l6Kbr9cU

mankai on November 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Any trolls wish to offer an opinion?

Bitter Clinger on November 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM

So what’s the excuse this time? More rogue employees?

John Deaux on November 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Your winnings sir

kcewa on November 19, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Count it.

crr6 April 1, 2011

viking01 on November 19, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Repeating what I said on last year’s Scarborough thread…

Considering Gallup had, at both mid-September and the end of the month, a seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate of 8.1% (unchanged from the end of August), and the respective margins of error are completely outside each other, at least one of the measures of unemployment is full of Delta Sierra. We won’t know for sure until March, unfortunately, but I’ll say that BLS doesn’t just stand for Bureau of Labor Statistics and also note that Gallup whiffed low compared to BLS on the underemployment part of U-6.

Steve Eggleston on October 5, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Steve Eggleston on November 19, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Anybody surprised?

gophergirl on November 19, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Nope.
Nothing surprises me anymore.

bazil9 on November 19, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Least of suprised of all: Obama supporters … because, you know, that whole “ends justifies the means” thing.

M240H on November 19, 2013 at 9:25 AM

In 1960 it was Daley delivering Chicago and Johnson delivering Texas…

mjbrooks3 on November 19, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Don’t worry. Trust him, Obama is very upset about it and wants guarantees he is going to get to the bottom of it.

Jackson on November 19, 2013 at 9:26 AM

So what’s the excuse this time? More rogue employees?

John Deaux on November 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM

This is just another non story cooked up by Rush Limbaugh and assorted whacko birds or something…

workingclass artist on November 19, 2013 at 9:27 AM

This is a big F…ing deal.

celtic warrior on November 19, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Crickets chirping big time on LSM

Let’s talk about the Cheney family feud

cmsinaz on November 19, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Just biding time when they can spread the myths about the JFK Presidency at the end of the week.

Happy Nomad on November 19, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Revealed: Brittany Murphy ‘was poisoned by government spooks in revenge for star’s support of whistleblower’, claims her grief-striken father

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2509626/Brittany-Murphys-father-believes-husband-poisoned-death-government-spooks.html#ixzz2l6Kbr9cU

mankai on November 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM

She was a real beauty. Like, make you ache beauty.

Her Husband’s death, within 6 month’s from Brittany’s was attributed to the same causes. Pneumonia and anemia.

Murphy9 on November 19, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Bigger than Bengazi.

RSbrewer on November 19, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Wait until the NSA reelection efforts are revealed….

The State Run Media will be very “cautious” about reporting on this story…?

d1carter on November 19, 2013 at 9:37 AM

an anonymous official at Census claims that they did cook the books, and wants to talk to Congress about it.

Get a mirror on a long stick to check under your car, and vary the route you take to work every day. Are your taxes in order, they better be.

Bishop on November 19, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Congress could hold hearings for the next 10 years
on this Administration’s lies….provided the whistleblowers
are still around…..

ToddPA on November 19, 2013 at 9:37 AM

She was a real beauty. Like, make you ache beauty…

Murphy9 on November 19, 2013 at 9:32 AM

+100

mankai on November 19, 2013 at 9:38 AM

“The time has come for a president who will be honest about the choices and the challenges we face, who will listen to you and learn from you even when we disagree, who won’t just tell you what you want to hear but what you need to know.” – Obama

Source: Speech after Iowa caucus, in Change We Can Believe In, p.204 Jan 3, 2008

workingclass artist on November 19, 2013 at 9:38 AM

This administration will stop at nothing to maintain power.
rightside on November 19, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Remember that as we approach 2016. Also remember all the equipment and ammo that DHS is getting and that BO has replaced many of the military top people with his own lackeys. Just keep in mind that yes, it can happen here.

Dr. Frank Enstine on November 19, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Apparently there are no limits to what this administration can do without being called on it.
Aitch748 on November 19, 2013 at 9:05 AM

No there is not. The left was very good at grooming BO for this very job and white liberal guilt was at the point that it was possible for them to make their move. They made it and that white liberal guilt along with the MSM which is 100% infiltrated with the lefts lackeys makes sure that BO stays untouchable. We have been overthrown and most just don’t understand it yet. I fear for the future which I think will be nasty. Not only can it happen here. It has happen here.

Dr. Frank Enstine on November 19, 2013 at 9:44 AM

The entire career of Obama is built on lie after lie…

albill on November 19, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Wouldn’t it be simpler to list the number of times this administration told the truth?

HiJack on November 19, 2013 at 9:46 AM

‘You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat Jail’

Tsar of Earth on November 19, 2013 at 9:48 AM

At this point it’s probably quicker to list the federal agencies that weren’t corrupted as part of the re-elect Obama effort.

You’d almost think Obama was a politician from Chicago.

gwelf on November 19, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Now that lying is noble when it advances the leftist cause, we’re going to need some remedy, some new measure of accountability to protect the Republic from elections that are won by deliberate lies and deceit.

In civil law, it’s called ‘fraud in the inducement’, and contracts that result from it are voidable at the option of the aggrieved party.

So long as the Dem Party is controlled by the Alinskyites, ‘progressives’ and other radical leftists, the “noble lie” will be the norm, not the exception.

Maybe federal elections won by fraud should be voidable. Maybe we need a recall vote as an option.

Could Obama survive a recall vote?

petefrt on November 19, 2013 at 9:50 AM

At this point it’s probably quicker to list the federal agencies that weren’t corrupted as part of the re-elect Obama effort.

You’d almost think Obama was a politician from Chicago.

gwelf on November 19, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Here’s the full list:

(This space left intentionally blank)

Steve Eggleston on November 19, 2013 at 9:52 AM

This is just another non story cooked up by Rush Limbaugh and assorted whacko birds or something…

workingclass artist on November 19, 2013 at 9:27 AM

I knew those darn wingnuts had their hands in this trickery!

VibrioCocci on November 19, 2013 at 9:53 AM

The entire career of Obama is built on lie after lie…

albill on November 19, 2013 at 9:45 AM

From the beginning…

Marriage license between Obama’s father (Barak Sr.) and mother (Stanley Ann Dunham)— not found, not released
Obama’s baptism records — sealed
Obama’s adoption records — sealed
Records of Obama’s and his mother’s repatriation as US citizens on return from Indonesia — not found, not released
Name change (Barry Sotero to Barack Hussein Obama) records — not found, not released
Noelani Elementary School (Hawaii)— not released
Punahou School financial aid or school records — not released
Occidental College financial aid records — not released.(These records were, however, subpoenaed but Obama lawyers succeeded in quashing the subpoena in court. No other Occi records have been released.)
Columbia College records — not released
Columbia senior thesis — not released
Harvard Law School records (not mentioned below, but not released)
Obama’s law client list — sealed
Obama’s files from career as an Illinois State Senator — sealed
Obama’s record with Illinois State Bar Association — sealed
Obama’s medical records — not released
Obama’s passport records — not released

workingclass artist on November 19, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Build the popcorn pipeline NOW!!!

right2bright on November 19, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Issa really angry now.

Tsar of Earth on November 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM

She was a real beauty. Like, make you ache beauty…

Murphy9 on November 19, 2013 at 9:32 AM

+100

mankai on November 19, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Yep!

A real talent.

Hope her father gets to the bottom of it.

workingclass artist on November 19, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Wouldn’t it be simpler to list the number of times this administration told the truth?

HiJack on November 19, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Even the Count on Sesame Street can count to Zero.

Bitter Clinger on November 19, 2013 at 10:03 AM

This is just another phony scandal cooked up by rightwing nutjobs.

And really, what difference, at this point, does it make?

After all, we have NFL teams with obscene names and stadiums with too much noise, and don’t forget the millions of our undocumented workers who can’t get healthcare!

Chris of Rights on November 19, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Crickets chirping big time on LSM

Let’s talk about the Cheney family feud

cmsinaz on November 19, 2013 at 9:06 AM

More stunning, on ABC Diane Sawyer last night–pix of Cheney family underneath “Family Fued”—-WTH, a four letter word misspelled? I was so surprised I had to cross check against a dictionary….

hillsoftx on November 19, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Marriage license between Obama’s father (Barak Sr.) and mother (Stanley Ann Dunham)— not found, not released

I figured Barky’s illustrious, er, parents, had simply shacked hut-ted up.

viking01 on November 19, 2013 at 10:07 AM

The scary part is that — as with the IRS scandal — this actually could be something the bureaucrats at the Philadelphia Census office thought up on their own, simply because they knew Team Obama needed the jobless rate to drop below the 8 percent mark before Election Day.

Which, like the IRS scandal, would mean that the integrity of the Census Bureau is just as internally compromised as the IRS and is simply another arm of the Democratic Party election machine, like your average big media outlet that doesn’t get its marching orders directly from the top, but doesn’t need them because they already know their job assignment.

jon1979 on November 19, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Could Obama survive a recall vote?

petefrt on November 19, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Not likely.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/11/19/president-romney-yes-if-the-election-were-held-today/

HiJack on November 19, 2013 at 10:08 AM

It will also have dire consequences for the Obama administration

Umm, isn’t Eric Holder still employed by Obama? Then this will have exactly ZERO consequences for this administration.

Physics Geek on November 19, 2013 at 10:20 AM

excuse me but could someone do some deep research and tell me if there is any department in this administration that is not under scandal?

Secretary of State – Benghazi
Dept. of Justice – Fast and Furious, perjury and more
IRS – which scandal do I list first?
DHS – bullet buying by the millions
HHS – ObamaCare, do bid website to Michelle’s college friend
NSA – drone spying, databases everywhere
FBI – Prostitutes
Agriculture – Pigford
GSA – PARTY
Veterans Affairs – $6 million on two seminars
Dept of Energy – Solydra and many more
EPA – private emails for business
Immigration – Visas for Hillary’s brother’s company employees

katablog.com on November 19, 2013 at 10:26 AM

We have been overthrown and most just don’t understand it yet. I fear for the future which I think will be nasty. Not only can it happen here. It has happen here.

Dr. Frank Enstine on November 19, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Yep!

katablog.com on November 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Lemmings your leader is asking you to follow and believe! Forward!

R Square on November 19, 2013 at 10:37 AM

So much for the timing of my prediction. Also, Drudge doesn’t have a siren, and the story is in the center of the page.

blink on November 19, 2013 at 10:06 AM

I’ve never known Drudge to emit sound effects.

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Bishop on November 19, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Somebody owes Jack Welch an apology.

myiq2xu on November 19, 2013 at 8:51 AM

I was thinking the same thing. I remember all the crap he took for airing his opinion that the report was cooked.

MJBrutus on November 19, 2013 at 10:41 AM

We needed multiple special prosecutors appointed a long time ago. What exactly is the Congress doing?

claudius on November 19, 2013 at 8:59 AM

By ‘Congress’, I assume you are referring to the group that is passing bipartisan legislation like the NDAA and allowing FEMA and LEOs to arm against its citizens. Correct?

What exactly is the Congress doing?

They are indeed worried about us, but not in the way one might hope. They are hunkering down for pitchfork day – a bipartisan event. In the meantime, they are sucking dry every resource this country has left while the gettin’ is good.

Tsar of Earth on November 19, 2013 at 10:43 AM

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