In a dialogue that probably shouldn’t be surprising for us, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is surprised to learn that President Obama has set a new standard for economic failure.
During a recent press conference Earnest was confronted with a shocking statistic by one of the reporters in the White House press pool. Apparently, President Obama is the FIRST President in almost a century to not experience a year of economic growth of over 3%! The last President to have the distinction was Herbert Hoover, who had the misfortune of leading the nation as the world entered the Great Depression in 1929.
When confronted with the truth of Obama’s economic impotence, Earnest can only muster a response of “I’ll look into it”…
While the media will probably only regard this as a piece of trivia that doesn’t really “matter” in the grand scheme of things, the truth is that it really does speak to the problem of the Obama era.
The President, the Democrat Party, and the media have been trumpeting our economic “recovery” for years, even though the idea was preposterous. None of the economic data indicates any kind of recovery, and we have now suffered through almost a decade of stagnation on the job growth front (which is a very good indicator of how the economy is doing). Obama’s policies have retarded our economic possibilities and forced us to suffer through the deplorable Obama malaise, which we should have exited 4 or 5 years ago. Sadly, our nation has become so polarized during the Obama era, something that I believe is the fault of our liberal mainstream media, that Obama was able to win reelection where no other politician in American history could have. That victory, even as the rest of the Democrat Party collapsed, helped hold our nation firmly in the muck of economic stagnation.
Donald Trump’s victory on November 8th may well mark a turning point for America’s economic prospects, though. Already consumer confidence is up, and the economy seems poised for a miraculous recovery. If the GOP Congress, partnered with President Trump, can get the government out of our way the American people can get this economy kick-started and put us back on the path to prosperity.
All it took was dumping those dead-weight Democrats.