For a man staking his entire political career on the economy of Colorado, it appears Gov. John Hickenlooper might not understand it that well.  The Denver Post headline blares:

Colorado loses 700 jobs in August

And Hick reacts like this:

We’ve gone back and dug through some of Hickenlooper’s old tweets and see this is quite the normal reaction for him:

On Custer’s last stand: “GOOD NEWS! New job openings in the army calvary!”

On Seattle’s Super Bowl win: “GREAT NEWS!  No possibility of victory riots happening tonight!”

On Julius Caesar’s assassination: “HUZZAH! Bi-partisan coalition comes together to give Caesar a pointed critique!”

Well, we guess hat’s off to Hick for being consistent at least.

What makes us even more worried about Hick’s ability to understand economics is that he touts the drop of the unemployment rate despite the fact it was only achieved by 3700 Coloradans being so fed up at their inability to find a job, that they’d rather stop looking for work.  As The Denver Post writes:

According to the report, the number of people participating in the labor force decreased 3,700 during August… Gov. John Hickenlooper… said the drop in Colorado’s unemployment rate was excellent news. “This latest drop in our state’s unemployment rate – to the lowest it has been since September 2008 – is tremendous news for Coloradans,” said Hickenlooper in a statement. [the Peak’s emphasis]

Um, Hick, between those who dropped out of participating in the labor force and the 700 jobs Coloradans lost, you’re celebrating the fact that more than 4,000 Coloradans are no longer gainfully employed.  There’s nothing tremendous about that.

It looks like the real Governor of Colorado Hick’s Chief of staff, Roxane White, didn’t get past the headlines either as she tweeted out:

Rox, we think this is the hashtag you meant to use: #NOjobs!!

The Beauprez’s campaign comms director, Allen Fuller, was quick to jump all over this farce:

Come November, we look forward to see how Hick celebrates himself dropping out of participating in the labor force.