Don’t laugh at Barack. The White House went and changed the word “laughter” in a release transcript to “applause.” As we now, Bam is thin skinned and not good with numbers.
The Drudge Report Tuesday morning cheekily linked to an official White House transcript of President Obama’s remarks from a fundraiser the night before, which noted the audience laughing at his jobs claims.
“Over the last 15 months we’ve created over 2.1 million private sector jobs. (Laughter.)” said Obama per the transcript, emailed to reporters Monday night at around 11:30 p.m.
It did seem a little strange — because why would Obama supporters laugh at job creation? But the matter prompted some informal wagering within the press corps on the over-under for how long it would take the White House to put an end to the laughter — especially after the link appeared at the top of the heavily trafficked Drudge site.
Why would they laugh? Because we have lost 2.5 million jobs since Obama passed his failed $830 Billion stimulus. Not to mention that unemployment went from 7.6% to 10.2% and has stayed above 9% for 22 out of 24 months.
At 4:04 p.m. on Tuesday, the corrected transcript appeared: Laughter changed to applause, and noted with an asterisk. The White House declined comment on the record.