Former GOP presidential candidate John McCain added his voice to the debate.
"Frankly I am not enough of an economist to question exactly what those numbers," McCain said Friday on CNBC. "...I wouldn't put anything past this administration."
CNBC’s own Rick Santelli, sometimes known for having an opinion, chimed in as well on Squawk right after the numbers were released, adding “I told you they’d get it under 8 percent, they did, let America decide how they got there.”
Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, appearing on CNBC, said any conspiracy theory about the latest jobs number is "ludicrous."
"I'm insulted when I hear that, because we have a very professional civil service organization. These are our best trained and most skilled individuals," she said on "Squawk on the Street."
Of course, it's not just Republicans throwing conspiracy stones. Early this morning on CNBC’s "Squawk Box," Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, suggested that the GOP controlled house specifically tried to slow down the economy before the election to undermine the President and pave the way for a Romney/republican victory.
“They want to slow the economy before the election. And if you don’t believe that then I have a bridge I want to sell ya in Brooklyn. That is what the Republican obstructionists in Congress have been about.” The governor added “the fact of the matter is every single jobs bill the Republicans in Congress have voted against.”