Today's GDP report has Hot Air positively hissing in ecstasy:
[H]aving an average growth rate of 2.2% after a recovery is supposed to cheer us up? The economy clearly isn’t "moving in the right direction" the last two quarters — and in fact, it’s been going in the wrong direction, declining in each quarter.... American consumers aren’t pursing their lips and whistling; they’re conserving their money as the storm approaches.
Approaches from which direction? That would be, ahem, from the right--over there, way far to the right. But of course the GOP's storm isn't really appoaching; it's been pounding the economy in every conceivable anti-American way for at least two years.
And that, as they say, is the party of God and flag.
You know, not even Joe Stalin was so fucking insulting as to tell postwar Eastern Europeans that it was their elected leaders' fault that the Red Army was rolling over their lands and grinding their dreams and crushing their hopes. He just did it. He possessed the power to do it, and he did it. He played no mind games, deployed no verbal gymnastics, engaged in no political obscurantism. He simply and brutally did what he damn well wanted to do, and left it at that.
Wouldn't it be nice if the GOP could be as honestly straightforward as Stalin?