I enjoyed this modest satire from WaPo's Jonathan Bernstein:
Is the economy still stuck in a rut thanks to the socialist in the White House? Or is it an economic boom — and if so, was it caused by the Bush tax cuts or by the anticipation of Romney tax cuts?
It’s on days like this that Republican operatives and GOP-aligned hack economists really earn their pay.
Bernstein goes on to say, "To be more serious for a moment ..." -- but his presumed absurdity is serious. It's what they -- the operatives and hack economists -- do. It's their universe, their world, their own special kind of desperate derangement that calls for ever-higher planes of otherworldliness.
Who votes for such otherworldliness? The real "Others" -- the toothless hayseeds, the tricorned Obama-haters, the ideologically committed, no matter what.
And that "otherness" is the real irony of Bernstein's modest satire.