Jack Welch’s ‘Cook The Books’ Conspiracy Theory

It takes one to know one comes to mind. Tommy Christopher on the tarred former GE CEO’s conspiracy tweet, at Mediaite:

The uninformed perceptions of the voting public giveth, and the uninformed perceptions of the voting public taketh away. After exactly one day of basking in the glow of a hideous-lie-powered victory in Wendesday night’s debate, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was dealt a blow Friday morning when September’s jobs report saw the unemployment rate plunge to 7.8%. Conservatives aren’t taking this lying down, led by Romney booster and former GE CEO Jack Welchwho tweeted that this is all the work of “these Chicago guys.”

“Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can’t debate so change numbers,” Welch tweeted, making the job of Romney surrogates that much tougher by calling them “unbelievable,” and causing a sigh of relief from the members of the bands Styx and Foreigner, who are actually the ones behind the conspiracy to cook the jobs numbers.

The jobs numbers for September really weren’t all that great, with 114,000 jobs added, and upward revisions of the jobs estimates from July and August of 40,000. At an even more immediate level, the better economic news, coming so quickly on the heels of Wednesday’s debate, could significantly blunt the polling bounce that political observers will be looking for at the beginning of next week…

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  • PossiblyMaybe

    Am not gonna lie…it was the first thing I thought when I saw the headline on Huffingtonpost this morning. I thought: “My goodness, that sure is awfully convenient…” Maybe the numbers are real or perhaps they have been altered. Either way, the timing is extremely suspicious…

  • PossiblyMaybe

    Am not gonna lie…it was the first thing I thought when I saw the headline on Huffingtonpost this morning. I thought: “My goodness, that sure is awfully convenient…” Maybe the numbers are real or perhaps they have been altered. Either way, the timing is extremely suspicious…

    • mannyfurious

      The only thing potentially suspicious is that it never crept into your head that if “they” had the power to “cook” the books, why did they allow the last several job report numbers to be so terrible? If they had the capability to change the numbers as you suspect, why not make it look like job growth was slow but steady for the past 2-3 months instead of just last month? Obama was in a comfortable lead with terrible numbers, imagine what kind of lead he would’ve had with some “cooked” evidence that job rates were growing. This is so fucking stupid anyway. Like good ol’ Mittens doesn’t have shady connections to powerful people himself. These people are all the same, numbnuts. You think for one second that “they” prefer either Obama or Romney over the other?

    • mannyfurious

      The only thing potentially suspicious is that it never crept into your head that if “they” had the power to “cook” the books, why did they allow the last several job report numbers to be so terrible? If they had the capability to change the numbers as you suspect, why not make it look like job growth was slow but steady for the past 2-3 months instead of just last month? Obama was in a comfortable lead with terrible numbers, imagine what kind of lead he would’ve had with some “cooked” evidence that job rates were growing. This is so fucking stupid anyway. Like good ol’ Mittens doesn’t have shady connections to powerful people himself. These people are all the same, numbnuts. You think for one second that “they” prefer either Obama or Romney over the other?

      • PossiblyMaybe

        This whole fucking election is a fraud, and regardless of which one wins, we are still screwed. The stats quo won’t ever change because They are both committed to it. I saw a great bit of graffiti this morning: a coin embossed with a creature which was half elephant and half donkey. The text around the edge of the coin read: “Two Parties – One Con”. This is all theatre, meant to distract the mindless masses: “He said this!” – “She said that!” and it makes people believe that by voting for either one of these puppets, that they are making an actual difference and will effect any sort of meaningful change, while They sit back and laugh at the mindless tools who continue to be used/abused/manipulated without ever suspecting it. So could these numbers be cooked for ulterior motives that go down a level or two deeper than you are able to comprehend? Yes. While I sympathize with your anger/frustration, I do not appreciate you aiming it at me. Instead of calling you a jerk, I will simply suggest that you go jerk off and release some of your pent-up stress. 

      • Andrew

        Many of “them” clearly prefer Romney, but that doesn’t mean “they’re” right to do so.  The elites who run the world have delusions just as the rest of us do.

  • Larry

    The second Chicago album is my fave. When Terry Kath offed himself, they were never the same. I’d rather they tour and play music though, not debate. Stick to music.

    • Matt Staggs

      You know what numbers those Chicago guys CAN debate? 25 or 6 to 4.

      • I_abide

        I would just like to say I love you both right now, but at the same time you’re jerks because now I’m stuck at work singing Chicago tunes that I won’t have access to for another 6 hours or so.

      • I_abide

        I would just like to say I love you both right now, but at the same time you’re jerks because now I’m stuck at work singing Chicago tunes that I won’t have access to for another 6 hours or so.

    • David Howe

       but seriously folks, Chicago was a pretty awesome band at one point.

  • ishmael2009

    Funny how when Obama has one off day and Romney wins a debate it’s a “hideous lie-powered victory”  that can only happen because of the “uninformed perceptions of the voting public”. Translation: the public are all idiots who don’t know what they want, and need smart liberals to tell them how to vote.

    Can we just say that Obama just had a bad day and leave it at that? Do we need to constantly condescend to ordinary men and women by calling them “uninformed” and patronising them by telling them the debate was a “hideous lie-powered victory” as though they are incapable of making their own mind up?

    • Andrew

      So if the public buys these job numbers you’ll be okay with that and defer to their wisdom?

  • Audio7

    Hatchet Jack must think he’s talking about his ex-wife’s lawyers when he refers to those Chicago guys and their phony numbers. They found all his bogus numbers and his wife is still grinning.

  • Guest

    Welch could just be honest and say that he’s intimidated by and jealous of black men and their penises. 

    • David Howe

       “these Chicago guys”

  • Milord

    For all the people suffering from Obama Derangement Syndrome, it would be virtually impossible for the administration to “cook the books” of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS is a completely non-partisan bureaucracy staffed by people who know they must serve neither party unless they wish to change employment every 4 years. It is simply a ridiculous assertion that no sane, honest person would put any stock in.
    As for Jack “the chemist” Welch, his tenure at GE should inform your decision as to his trustworthiness.  As CEO of GE he bilked the DOD out of millions, he polluted the Hudson, he released unshielded nuclear waste and destroyed RCA. He, like Romney is a real-life Gordon Gekko; “damn the human costs, what’s the bottom line?”

  • Milord

    For all the people suffering from Obama Derangement Syndrome, it would be virtually impossible for the administration to “cook the books” of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS is a completely non-partisan bureaucracy staffed by people who know they must serve neither party unless they wish to change employment every 4 years. It is simply a ridiculous assertion that no sane, honest person would put any stock in.
    As for Jack “the chemist” Welch, his tenure at GE should inform your decision as to his trustworthiness.  As CEO of GE he bilked the DOD out of millions, he polluted the Hudson, he released unshielded nuclear waste and destroyed RCA. He, like Romney is a real-life Gordon Gekko; “damn the human costs, what’s the bottom line?”

    • David Howe

      You are being reasonable and coherent.  That is not what Republican voters want.  They want a plausible scenario that justifies their race-hatred and that rationalizes the dominance of white christian male heterosexuals.  “these chicago guys” is a veiled racial slur.  The goal of the Republican voter is not something so pedestrian as White Power or Old Fashioned Values.  They want nothing less that dominace of and obliteration of the Other: feminists, gays, non-whites, free thinkers.  They are not after peaceful co-existence and vigorous debate.  THey have genocide on their minds. 

  • Infvocuernos

    So this is obviously a different CEO of GE than the one Obama put on his staff-Jeffery Immelt.  But it does make inquiring minds wonder if there is some bad blood between the these two.  Personally, I don’t care what numbers are used if there aren’t as many people spending money, then its a moot point.  

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    nice psyop move
    state the obvious: government lies through statistics
    make like it’s something new and unheard of
    focus the attention of the duplicity of the numbers
    and not the real Bankster crimes that caused the numbers
    and link the whole thing to a puppet show for the herd
    nice job Jack

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