And ruinous cap-and-tax ideologues like Barbara Boxer remain committed to their extremist plans to manage every business in America from the EPA, just as soon as the elections pass.
The placebos didn't work, so Team Obama is embracing a new approach, call it "Kevorkianomics.". The president's inner Alinsky will not allow him to see what any reasonable investor already knows, which is that this team of advisors has no more idea of how to grow an economy than the president knows how to fly a jet.
We will get a dozen more speeches from now until November 2 on how the stalling economy is all Bush's fault, even after the president got everything he wanted. but voters already know the only way to change the outcome is to change the team. And the only way to do that is to send an unmistakable message, just as voters did about the war in 2006.
A lot of Republicans defeated in the wave of 2006 were angry with President Bush for not replacing Secretary Rumsfeld before the vote. They can commiserate with unemployed Democratic members of Congress in 2011 if President Obama does dump the architects of placebo economics after the fall elections in favor of anyone who knows how real jobs are created and real economic growth sustained.
But if those changes do occur and the massive tax hikes scheduled for January are repealed and the work of repealing and replacing Obamacare begun, the country will be cheering the wonderful message-delivery system of off-year elections.