Rick Santelli, the man who helped launch the Tea Party with his impassioned comments from the trading floor in 2009, sees the hand of politics at work in today's announcement that the unemployment rate has dipped below 8%. Squawk Box this morning just minutes after the number was announced, Santelli said: "I told you they'd get it under 8%--they did!" View the video after the jump. The Obama campaign is sure to jump on the news today--but Santelli has put a big question mark over the validity of the data. A note to those who think both parties are the same ( Patriot Update ) Taiwan animated news team's take Romney/Obama debate ( YouTube ) Conservatives on Twitter exult in's glorious meltdown ( Twitchy ) Shep Smith grills Stephanie Cutter on Obama handling of Libya debacle ( Mediaite ) Why Obama is leading in the swing states ( Natl.