We were told the economy was on the mend. Things are looking up. Come on people, just ignore reality. Kerry was telling the press corp at the convention that they should be reporting on the great, ever-improving economy. You know, all that good going on. Biden chimed in with his prospering economic forecast. (as only Joe can do)
Now with sequestration, all the talk shifts to the damage of this self-created sequestration. It will send shivers down the spine of the economy and threatens to put us in recession, so says the administration. And sending shivers through the editorial pages and Paul Krugman columns.
I take it the “recovery summer” mantra is now off the talking points. Better clear Barry’s teleprompter. It will be doom and gloom forecasts for the foreseeable future. That is until something is done to stop all the cutting. Then it will be “clear sailing” again from the administration. Of course the problem is the talk does not match reality — it never does with Obama.
So they will talk about how this sequestration, as unnecessary as it all is, which only slows the growth of spending, is now threatening to take the economy into a nosedive. And they will point out the signs all around.
Reality check: we the people were never in the rose-colored recovery. We’ve been in the pain camp for some time, ever since the pretender took office. But that matters not to Obama’s perpetual campaign. It was supposed to be sunshine and rainbows — until this dastardly sequestration came along.
So Kerry’s memorable advice to the media to start reporting on this great economy busting out at the seams, and Biden’s “summer of recovery” talk, shift to hurricane warnings. “Hunker down, take cover, plan your escape routes… Be vigilant for the effects of the Sequestration monster lurking in every corner.”
This probably causes some frustration on editorial boards everywhere. They have to scramble to cover the looming sequestration effects. Surging economy, eat your heart out. (it was nice knowing you)
We the people, the sane ones, never fell for that putrid economic talk. We were reminded every time we went to the store or got that last ten dollars in gas to hold us over for a few days. All the economists will be on notice to start pointing out the damaging economic effects everywhere. Maybe there is some poetic justice here to show that roaring Obama economy is not firing on …. any cylinders, and never was. It was a big fat lie.
It only shows how deceiving all their mantra was before, and how hypocritical they are. Hey, but at least they don’t have to talk about Solyndragate, the XL pipeline, Fast and Furious, or Benghazigate. And remember the Obama motto, “never let a crisis go to waste” – especially if you create one.