Craig Steiner, u.s.
Common Sense American Conservatism
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Obviously some--maybe most--of that was to make things look as grim as possible to justify the spending package he so dearly wanted. Now that he's got his spending bill, perhaps he'll start talking up the economy so that the economy will actually start improving and he can credit his spending bill--or the confidence he'll claim the spending package inspired if the economy turns around before any significant money is spent.
Yes, there's plenty of bad news out there. And the president has certainly been eager to make sure we know about it--and consumer confidence has cratered as a result.
But there has also been plenty of good news that the Obama administration should have been celebrating and talking up... but hasn't. I've been writing comments on these over the last few months but it's just gotten so repetitive that I don't feel there's a reason to write a new comment on every example of arguably good news that the administration ignores.
Update 2/20/2009: Bill Clinton has now suggested that Obama be more positive, too.
So I'm going to start putting examples on this page. As more examples of the Obama administration ignoring good news occur, I'll simply add those examples to this page. I'm going to keep documenting it.
Again, the purpose of this page isn't to suggest that the economy is ok. It's not. But considering that many people believe that the commander-in-chief should be the "cheerleader-in-chief" when it comes to the economy, these are things we should've heard the president highlight. And we didn't. And I think the value of him highlighting these types of things would do far more good to inspire confidence in the economy than the $787 billion spending bill.
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