I just love this stuff:
In recent days both Democrat Vice President Joe Biden and the other fellow have begun to make the argument in public that from the point of view of the secure White House, they can somehow see the current dumpster economy smelling better, light at the end of the tunnel, the dawn of a new economic era just over the horizon.
This is based largely on scattered economic stats indicating that things are not so much really getting better; they’re just not getting bad as much as before. Back in those awful winter days when new blood and Aretha Franklin’s hat arrived with such promise and the new team inherited a terrible situation from you-know-who and his evil partner, you-know-him.
Also Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, who also still has a full-time job, sees the recession as virtually over.
But a new poll indicates it’s gonna take a whole lot more than repeated rhetoric to …
…convince skeptical Americans not feeling the $787-billion economic stimulus. The new CNN / Opinion Research poll finds an overwhelming majority of Americans see the country as good and stuck in a recession and have no doubts about it.
That is Andrew Malcolm, Laura Bush’s former press secretary, a man who cheerleaded every single Bush endeavor the last decade and who hasnever found a Republican talking point that didn’t get him excited, giddily blogging at the “liberal” LA Times. Malcolm was last seen mumbling that Obama’s press conference was too boring, and was the man behind the “OH NO THEY HAVE CELL PHONES AT THE SOUP KITCHEN” fauxtrage.
I seriously love this shit. It’s like the arsonist throwing spitballs at the fire department as they try to put out the five-alarm blaze. And if Obama said the economy was still crappy- Malcolm would be one of the first ones accusing him of “talking down the economy.”