With President Obama out of the country today to make his Olympic pitch, the Republican National Committee couldn't pass up an opportunity to accuse the president of ignoring his domestic responsibilities, as the national unemployment rate climbed .1% today to 9.8% total. Chairman Michael Steele's statement:

As President Obama travels to Copenhagen to bring the Summer Olympics to his hometown seven years from now, Americans back home are increasingly concerned they won't have a job seven months from now as they see more and more of their neighbors and friends lose jobs today.  The president's verbal gymnastics will not hide that fact that more than 263,000 Americans lost their jobs in the month of September alone and the national unemployment rate increased yet again to 9.8 percent...

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