Fox News contributor Liz Peek has it all figured out. It’s simple. The problem with the economy is of course all Obama’s fault. What in particular is the president doing to ruin the economy? He’s not positive enough. According to Liz Peek “(The president) is not aware that his pessimism … is bad for our economy”.
I guess what the president needs to do is just be more upbeat about the state of the nation and the economy, like Republicans, and everything will magically be better.
So with that in mind here are some of the Republican examples of how to be positive and boost consumer confidence.
Ron Paul – “A false recovery is under way. I am reminded of the outlook in 1930, when the experts were certain that the worst of the Depression was over and that recovery was just around the corner.”
Eric Cantor on his official government web page has an article with the following title: “The Obama Economy: 60% Say It’s Getting Worse”
Mitt Romney – “Barack Obama has failed America. When he took office, the economy was in recession. He made it worse.”
Rush Limbaugh – “The recession is twice as bad, economic growth two times as bad.”
Mitch McConnell – “There’s no denying the fact that the policies of the past two and a half years have made a bad situation worse.”
Herman Cain – “Stupid people are running America.”
Newt Gingrich – “(Obama is) the most destructive president economically since Herbert Hoover.”
And even some of Liz Peek’s colleagues at Fox News are getting in on the act.
Sean Hannity – “And tonight, more bad news on the state of the American economy which comes as no surprise to anybody except members of the Obama administration.”
Bill O’Reilly – “As we all know, the U.S. economy is bad and getting worse”
Nothing quite like that warm fuzzy feeling you get from all that positive energy, eh?
I wonder if Mrs. Peek gets the irony of how writing an article complaining about everything the president is doing wrong might also might be one of those things that contributes to a low consumer confidence number.