Job Numbers in an Election Year

I’ll grant that often you can say anything you want with statistics, but in these letters to the NY Times editor (in response to this article), one statistic really stood out:

For the last 54 years, spanning 14 presidential terms and 11 different presidents, six of the top seven job-growth terms were presided over by Democrats, while Republican presidents were in office for all seven of the lowest job-growth terms.

Is there a lesson to be learned from this for the working men and women of America?

[via dangerousmeta]