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On Fox News this morning, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz insisted that unemployment didn’t go up in Barack Obama’s term of office. Tell that to all the 2 million plus unemployed workers, Debbie, who during the Obama administration lost their jobs and cannot find employment.

What makes this so amazing is that she tells Gretchen Carlson of Fox News that her narrative doesn’t work any longer. Deny, deny and deny is all Debbie can do. I think her hair is curled too tight for her to start thinking logically.

According to a Hot Air article, they lay out a few facts that Debbie just can’t wrap her meager brain around:

•Jobless rate in January 2009: 7.8%.  Jobless rate in November 2011: 8.6%.

•Number of employed in January 2009, in thousands: 133,563.  In November 2011: 131,708

•Civilian participation rate in January 2009: 65.7%.  In November 2011: 64.0%

•Unemployment level in January 2009, in thousands: 11,984.  In November 2011: 13,303

•Number of people not in labor force, January 2009, in thousands: 80,554.  In November 2011: 86,558

It’s also worth noting that this growth in disconnected potential workers and the associated drop in the civilian-participation rate are almost entirely responsible for the published jobless rate being as low as it is and the exodus of 315,000 workers from the workforce last month.  But in Debbie’s world these people don’t count at all do they?

I’ve seen Gretchen Carlson interview people on Fox News and she has her facts straight and tells it like it is. She doesn’t make things up like Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But then I guess Debbie does live in an alternate universe where facts are not to be trusted only “feelings.”