-By Warner Todd Huston
A few days ago, First Lady Michelle Obama was in Southern Illinois and during her speech she noted that Illinois leads the nation in job creation. This is a flat out lie. Not just political spin, but based solely on statistics, a straight out lie. And where was the media? Practically silent.
Obama was in Illinois to stump for Democrat Congresswoman Cheri Bustos who we hope is beaten by Republican candidate Bobby Schilling in the Illinois 17th District.
According to the Quad City Times, Obama praised Illinois for being a job creator saying, “”And we are here to keep this state in the right direction. And this state is leading the nation in job creation.”
As Ulysses Arn helpfully points out, “According to the Senate Joint Economic Committee Illinois added 18,400 jobs in September… By contrast the great state of Texas created 29,200 jobs in September in the same report.”
But, as I even reported earlier this year, Illinois isn’t even a job creator among Midwestern states much less the whole nation. In July Illinois ranked as the single worst state in the Midwest for job creation as every single surrounding Midwestern state had created more jobs.
Yet, Michelle says this out right lie from the podium and where is the media to slam her for her blatant lie? Nowhere.
This also proves that Democrats don’t care a whit about facts and truth. They simply say whatever they want to, true or not, and no one in the media attacks them for it.
Now, if this were the wife of a Republican President, this lie would have been denounced from coast to coast for days before Election Day, used as a cudgel to hurt Republicans everywhere.