Thursday, November 03, 2011


No question. Not really. Steve Benen...

...there's no real question as to whether the country is better off now than in January 2009.

Then the nation was hemorrhaging jobs; now it's gaining jobs.

Then the economy was shrinking; now the economy is growing.

Then the American automotive industry was on the verge of collapse; now it's starting to thrive.

Then taxpayers were sending money to Wall Street; now taxpayers are being paid back.

Then Osama bin Laden was targeting Americans and our allies; now he's dead and al Qaeda's leadership has been decimated.

Then U.S. troops were headed into the Middle East in greater numbers; now they're headed home with their heads held high.
Yep. Individually, some of us may be treading water and some of us may be sinking, but as a nation, we're doing better.

No question.

Not really.

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Anonymous Terry Parkhurst said...

But even though the economy might be coming back, it seems to be the most "jobless recovery," as economists call such things, in years. It's hurting the president and hurting him badly.

He very likely will still win re-election, next year. But it's possible that someone might run a viable third-party candidacy, which would make it the most interesting election to watch, since 1992.

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