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

vietvettx Wrote: Jun 07, 2012 12:49 PM
I do not agree with Freedman. Nor Sarandon, Penn, Clooney or any other brand of liberal thinker that is a Hollywood star. They use their bully pulpit to herald their agenda for those who are less fortunate. Unfortunately for them their brand of compassion comes from the same guilt that drove Obama into the White House. Guilt. With bank accounts stuffed with money from saying words someone else created, they have a false sense of importance married with the guilt of so much money. My mechanic is a liberal but does great work. I can hold my nose because he is superior as a mechanic. So too these actors.

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.

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