Chris "Tingles" Matthews shamelessly lies about unemployment under GWB
But enough whining. On Friday, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was on HBO’s Real Time and continued his crusade to depress the unemployed by flaunting how publicly delusional one person can be while still managing to hold down a job in this economy. Via Newsbusters, Tingles directed this one toward former San Diego mayor and current conservative talk radio host Roger Hedgecock:
“When your guy left town, Dubya – who nobody asked him to come back by the way at the Republican convention – unemployment was well past ten percent and skyrocketing.”
Not unless it took Dubya a hell of a long time to leave town. The unemployment rate was 7.8 percent when Obama took office in January of 2009 and didn’t hit 10 percent until about nine months after that.