Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The genius of Allen West

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is peddling a unique spin on how the GOP should talk about Obama's economic recovery (and, by the way, if Republicans want to call the economic downturn "Obama's recession" or terms like it, we need to start talking about "Obama's economic recovery").

Anyway, West was on Fox News with Neil Cavuto and had this to say about the improving economy and how Republicans should frame it:

WEST: Well, I would think maybe the markets are maybe looking five to six months down the road, when we have a change in leadership in this country – 

CAVUTO: Wait a minute, you think that this is built on a Republican either capturing the White House or Republicans capturing the Senate? … You think that the markets are getting bubbly in anticipation of a Republican taking the White House?

WEST: Oh, absolutely.

I liked Steve Benen's take at The Maddow Blog:

Let me get this straight. In the Republican congressman's mind, investors are overlooking improved job numbers, improved consumer spending, and improved economic confidence, and are instead investing based on expectations that a new, unnamed president might take office 10 months from now?

Well, maybe they will try to go with something like this because, let's face it, if the economy does continue to improve, they'll have nothing else. It's still awfully silly.

(Cross-posted at Lippmann's Ghost.)

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  • Hell, if I thought there was a president Santorum in the future, I'd sell everything I owned and head to Costa Rica. I'm only in the market again because I think the administration did more right things than wrong things and that the Republicans have mostly failed to sabotage it.

    I still don't know whether loonies like West are blinded by their own politics or where it's all a desperate attempt to throw enough dung at the recovery that they can make it disappear.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 10:43 AM  

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