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The Four Lies About the Economy That Obama Needs Voters to Believe

Bulldog74 Wrote: Jun 07, 2012 8:03 AM
1) End of 2008 and beginning of 2009....let's see, that would be 2 years after the Democrats took control of Congress (thank you Barney Frank & Chris Dodd) 2) True....from 2009 on it was a case of throwing good money after bad 3) Then why are the sensible nations of Europe (not to mention Canada) backing off from the policies that Obama is embracing, while the basket-cases like Greece & Spain calling for more "stimulus?" 4) Obstructionism in response to dumb ideas and bad policy is not necessariy a bad thing.

President Barack Obama's re-election turns on his ability to convince voters that 1) Obama inherited a "Great Recession," 2) every "independent" economist supported the "stimulus," 3) "bipartisan" economists agree that Obama's stimulus worked, and 4) as actor Morgan Freeman puts it, racist Republicans say, "Screw the country ... we're going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here" -- nothing to do with deeply held policy differences.

That's a lot of merchandise to push.

1) Take this "Great Recession" business.

Remember the "misery index"? The term, popularized by former President Jimmy Carter, used to mean inflation plus...