Jay Leno is making Barack Obama the brunt of his jokes again. This time he compares Obama to Richard Nixon. These days it is easy to use Obama as fodder for late night show comedy. However, for many who have been on the other end of the Obama Benghazi, IRS and AP scandals are probably not laughing. So many in the MSM wanted to say that Obama was Reaganesque and Lincolnesque, to their dismay he turned out to be “Nixonian”.
“It’s been a rough week for Obama. A lot of critics are comparing President Obama to President Richard Nixon. Which is unfair. Nixon’s unemployment rate was only 5%.”
Just to prove Jay Leno correct, the weekly new unemployment claims were just announced today and they were up to 32,000 to 360,000.
The number of people who applied for new unemployment benefits surged by 32,000 to 360,000 in the week ended May 11, putting jobless claims at the highest level in a month and a half, according to the U.S. Labor Department. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected claims to rise to a seasonally adjusted 330,000 from a revised 328,000 in the prior week. A Labor official said there was nothing unusual in the report and there was no evidence that reductions in federal spending under a law known as the sequester contributed to the spike.