I think it’s fair to say that Obama’s time in office has been a failure. ¬†This is the 41st month¬†of 8%+ unemployment… the¬†longest period in post-WWII America. ¬†The last time things dragged on this long was when a Democratic president launched a major stimulus program.
Looking at the chart regarding Government stimulus we’ll see that the¬†more money which is spent the slower recovery occurs. ¬†The reason why is quite simple: private industry is going to wait until the economy stabilizes once all that Government money has (inefficiently) passed through the system to see what remains.
So the more stimulus, the worse things get and the more Democrats will want.
It’s a vicious circle.
Since Obama’s policies have been a failure, it’s necessary to change the subject and that means throwing out some red meat to the masses.
Capitol Commentary covered the distraction issue in April in our article titled¬†The Eight Ways Obama & Democrats Will Wage War Before the Election.
We had Sandra Fluke¬†and birth control, which didn’t seem to have much mileage but then, more recently, we had Obama’s big flip flop on gay marriage¬†then, as a follow-up, former Obama adviser Rahm Emmanuel launched the Chick-fil-A trial balloon about how its president’s stand¬†for “traditional marriage”¬†¬†didn’t mesh with “Chicago values.”
Other Democrats jumped in and said Chick-fil-A wasn’t welcome in their city (the ACLU said this stance was illegal) and people soon swarmed the restaurants giving them the greatest sales day ever.
But during all of this time¬†we’re not talking about the economy.
It’s¬†all a distraction.
Romney’s taxes… raising taxes… gay marriage… birth control…
Just don’t discuss the¬†economy.
The economy is¬†terrible.
We are 11¬†million jobs down versus what we had¬†before the botton dropped out.
And quarterly growth is¬†decreasing (because of the stimulus).
But anything to not discuss the economy!
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