Wednesday, December 21, 2005

It's the Economy, Stupid!

When Bill CLinton was running for President back in 1991-1992, we were inundated with advertisements (and 'news' stories too) telling us that 'it's the economy, stupid!'. Democrats love to look back on those halcyon days when the economy was supposedly strong and the news media seems to think that the economy was at its peak. Well, no. Current economic performance has outpaced the so-called 'Clinton Era', and according to Breitbart, despite the travails of the past year the economy still managed to grow at 1.5 percent, which is the fastest in over two years.. This despite the effects of Katrina, and the other economic hits we have taken.

Yet none of the major media is talking about it. When Clinton's economy was doing much less well, it was front-page news, yet Bush's economy, which is eclipsiong the CLinton achienvementson all fronts, is barely mentioned. Why is this? The most amazing thing, though, is the Bush Administration's failure to make this a selling point as well. Most Americans would be far more charitable toward this Administration if they made their economic case more strongly, in order to counter the daily lies and innuendoes published by the Exempt Media as 'news'. The only news they can see is defeatism- whether it is the US economy under a Republican President or a war that they disapprove of. Maybe the Brian Sussman Solution might help- pretend that all of this good news is happening under Clinton's watch!

Hat tip to Matt Drudge.

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