Before the 2012 elections, the reported unemployment rate dropped markedly with precious little to account for said drop. Coming from this regime, the drop was too convenient for me to believe. I suspected it was bogus (as I very briefly mentioned at the time).
It now appears my suspicions were right.
The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September  — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated.
And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it.
Just two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, which is one of the most closely watched measures of the economy.
And a knowledgeable source says the deception went beyond that one employee — that it escalated at the time President Obama was seeking reelection in 2012 and continues today.
“He’s not the only one,” said the source, who asked to remain anonymous for now but is willing to talk with the Labor Department and Congress if asked.
The Census employee caught faking the results is Julius Buckmon, according to confidential Census documents obtained by The Post. Buckmon told me in an interview this past weekend that he was told to make up information by higher-ups at Census.
And the Instapundit reminds that Obama’s White House took the Census Bureau under its wing during his first term. His take on this new revelation of faked employment numbers?
So with this and the IRS intimidation of the opposition, the asterisk on Obama’s re-election gets bigger. . . .
I would add that the blatant vote fraud in urban precincts also makes that asterisk rather large.
And with the pattern of using the federal government illegally and fraudulently to aid Obama and attack political opposition, I’m beginning to wonder if Obama can be impeached for racketeering.