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Friday, April 06, 2007

Results Vs. Rhetoric

Friday, April 6, 2007

(Reuters) The intently awaited March employment report painted a stronger picture of the U.S. job market than anticipated and included a surprising decline in the unemployment rate to 4.4 percent from 4.5 percent in February.

Saturday, May 1, 2004

(John Kerry) "Nearly 3 million Americans have lost their jobs since George Bush took office, and the president's response is to give himself a pat on the back...Even in the so-called 'recovery' after 9/11 and the recession, Bush's jobs record is abysmal. Since the recession ended in November 2001, we have lost 1.3 million private sector jobs...Worst job loss since Great Depression, Bush can't see the problem."


Blogger Kelly said...

At home we were just talking about that today. It started with the discussion about Pelosi and ended with Bush and the great economy.

7:37 PM  
Blogger John said...

You can't even tell that we're going through economic Happy Days--because the leftwing and biased MSM media seem to have some kind of gag order forbidding recognition and celebration of that.

Of course, during the Tech Boom of the late 90's, every night they were breathlessly rattling off the "new economic records that President Clinton was breaking."

Such incessant, economic accolades from the MSM kept his approvals up and very likely saved him from removal.

Because, we were told, "It's the economy, stupid."

...well, you'd have to be blind if you couldn't tell that we're prosperous, but it's ignored by the MSM while every fluctuaction downward and flaw is magnified.

Understand that the myth of "The Clinton Economy" was the sole springboard that the Clinton Legacy adjutants (busy since 2001) bounced and launched from in order to now--seven years later--leave an impression that the sick Clinton Era was some sort of Second Camelot of Peace & Prosperity (that Bush ruined but can be restored with the return of the Clintons, of course).

Recall the shameless pomposity of Clinton's clench-jawed march to the podium at the 2000 DNC with an announcer rattling off the "Record" of economic "accomplishments" that the impeached president presided over.

Remember: In lieu of any other redeeming quality, the economy--and only the economy-- was what was asked of the American people to judge him by.

Nevermind that those "records" were inflated by the hot air of "irrational exuberance" and the cooking of books that contributed greatly to recession (and lost jobs), those records were nevertheless broken during this Bush era (who had to first make up for a lot of lost ground he inherited).

11:12 AM  

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