Think of today's news organizations as insatiable beasts whose ravenous appetites constantly need more and more news bites, and more analysis about those news bites. The desire for more content for their viewers and readers means that they deem everything new to be newsworthy, or at least newsworthy enough...
1. Wars: Plenty, no doubt. Funny how WE WILL NEVER FORGET changed to IT COSTS TOO MUCH. 2. Bush tax cuts: Depends on where on the Laffer curve we are. Might have something to do some of it. Obama inherited a national debt of around 10 trillion. That's what has accumulated since the beginning of time. It's 16 trillion now. Bush? Yeah, sure... 3. Recession? Sure. The one that was supposed to be over (not just technically) thanks to the Obama magic? The one that's gotten worse instead? 4. Measures to boost the economy? You're confusing programs that are touted to boost the economy with programs that actually do. The former type amount to the same Keynsian stimuli that have worked so well-to boost debut and improve nothing.
The challenge for modern-day campaigns is that the rapid speed of the news cycle ensures that new news is created on a daily basis, even when it is not really news. Blame the hunger for something novel and fresh that can eat up time on the 24-hour cable news channels.
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