When states were cutting their budgets and laying off teachers, the President took action to keep 300,000 educators in the classrooms where they were needed.While the underlying validity of the claim is debatable, the source of one such discrepancy has a rather unusual source. The Obama campaign! Just a week before the new website was launched, the campaign put this out on Twitter:
Once again, no source is cited. More than 100,000 educators vanished in less than a week with no explanation. And this is actually the second time the numbers have changed, as I wrote last week. No doubt if pressed, Jay Carney or some other administration spokesman could pull a rabbit out of the hat to justify the inconsistency. But when you have demonstrated that you are willing to abuse numbers to advance your cause, what's 100,000 teachers anyway? After all, there are plenty more groups out there just begging for pandering.