Just two weeks ago the administration’s pitch was “Welcome to the Recovery“.
Thing is, it never was a recovery, just inventory restocking.
What’s funny is that this isn’t even a case of the emperor has no clothes, because nobody except the most rabid partisans were buying into the notion that there was a recovery in the first place.
What has happened, however, is that even the kool-aid drinking partisans … even the administration itself … doesn’t believe the positive spin anymore. Instead, they’ve panicked, resorting to the only thing they’ve ever been able to do successfully: Blame Bush.
This will backfire. Because what it will do is remind people that the only thing the Democratic leadership (not Democrats in general, just the Pelosi-Reid-Obama nexus) has ever done successfully is blame Republicans for failed policies. That strategy may work when you’re the minority. But when you control things as completely as the Democrats did (remember, they had a filibuster proof majority till Ted Kennedy died), blaming someone else won’t res0nate.
I’m laughing at the superior intellect.