Something that the media conveniently allowed to get lost in the shuffle today.
Unemployment rate on January 20, 2009: 7.8%
Unemployment rate on January 21, 2013: 7.8%
A Republican president with such an economic record would have been destroyed by the media in the campaign. We would have heard 24/7 about the stagnant unemployment rate, one in six Americans in poverty, and record reliance on food stamps.
But the left-wing media elite rallied around The One, blocked out any bad news about our nation’s economy, and focused America’s attention instead on binders of women and Big Bird. So today the president was sworn-in for a second term with unemployment as high as the start of his first, four years ago.