It takes more than mere partisan spin to rebut Fareed Zakaria's essential empirical point this morning:
[T]he nonpartisan Congressional Research Service concluded in 2010 that "by almost any economic indicator, the economy performed better in the period before the [Bush] tax cuts than after the tax cuts were enacted.. . . GDP growth, median real household income growth, weekly hours worked, the employment-population ratio, personal savings, and business investment growth were all lower in the period after the tax cuts were enacted." The years 2000 to 2007 were the period of the weakest job growth in the United States since the Great Depression.
No, to rebut this it takes the creation of an über-pseudo-reality delivered in post-rational, neo-Luntzian, counter-factual screeds of semi-conscious crypto-obscurantism. Because it can't be rebutted.
Thus, Mitt Romney.
In the all-star competition between the dystopic literary visions of Orwell's totalitarian statism and Huxley's soporific corporatism, Romney Huxley has taken a distant lead.