Monday, February 23, 2009

Harry Reid Wins Talk Up the Economy Award

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I was wondering who would be the first to come out and say the economy was improving less than two weeks after we were told of dire consequences and less than one week after the stimulus debacle was passed. We have our answer and I should have called my shot:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Monday that the banking industry is “very close” to being stabilized and the nation's economy is starting to rebound.

“We tend to talk about the negative. ... Things are beginning to turn and I think the American people are going to feel that very soon,” Reid said during an appearance on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” show.
Now, I didn't expect Reid to harp about the stimulus saving everything right away--since the scare tactics were working and he could have proposed another trillion in a month or so to fund a complete makeover of the Las Vegas airport or a monorail running between Vegas and Reno. But this is absolute chutzpah for the Senate Majority Leader. We are in a new paradigm since The One won so maybe we can see instant results when he blesses a bill...or not.

There's nothing but dismal news concerning the economy and Reid knows it but he also senses that if this fails, so do the Dems since every Republican save the three traitor RINO's voted against. It's in his best interest that he talk it up and we do need some positive talk but do we really need it from the man who said at the start of the surge that we had already lost?

His track record on predictions is horrifically bad and I have actually lost confidence now that he is talking improvement. Look for the markets to retreat to 1979 by this time tomorrow.

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