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In 2004, Then-State Senator Obama Dismissed, Criticized Positive Jobs Report

The Democratic Conventions ends the day before jobs numbers for August will be released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a scenario that is high risk-high reward for President Obama. In 2004, then State Senator Obama dismissed a better than expected jobs report for the Bush Administration. Obama said the good jobs report showing more jobs than previous years was a sign of "a structural problem in this country."

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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