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In the Twilight Zone, It's Not the Economy, Stupid!
The Aspen Times ^ | October 11, 2012 | Melanie Sturm

Posted on 10/11/2012 5:29:05 AM PDT by Aspenhuskerette

Beyond the realm of inconvenient truths, there's a dimension to which Bill Clinton occasionally retreats. It's a dimension of fertile imaginations, sound bites and mind games whose boundaries the gullible determine. In this wondrous land, tokes aren't inhaled, sex with interns isn't sex, and the meaning of “is” isn't always is. When Clinton wags his finger to punctuate a claim, like “no president — not me or any of my predecessors — could have repaired all the damage in just four years,” it's his poker “tell.” Next stop: the Twilight Zone.

Ironically, the president who rode to victory in 1992 on the theme “It's the economy, stupid” now suggests it's stupid to examine the 39-month-old economic recovery, which, we were promised, would yield 4 percent gross-domestic-product growth and 5.6 percent unemployment — not the current 1.6 percent and 7.8 percent, respectively. Before crossing over to the land of suspended disbelief, Think Again.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: clinton; obama; progrowth; recovery

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