Wednesday, February 15, 2017


      I was watching C-SPAN’s call-in program, Washington Journal, yesterday when a Trump supporter made the following statements.

      “We had eight years of Barack Obama. We didn’t have an economic uptick in eight years.”

      When Obama took office, at the height of the Bush recession, the country was shedding 800,000 jobs each month. That came to a halt in the third month of 2010 and was followed by 70 straight months of job growth. Further, in January of 2009, the Dow stood dipped below 7,000. By December 31, 2016, just before he left office, it had risen to 19,974.62.

      That level of denial is hard to top, but this caller managed it in his next sentence.

      “It’s so nice to have a humble president, who’s not conceited, who doesn’t think he’s a king like Obama, who put the interests of the American people first.”

      Oy, vey. I should have made an earlier appointment for my root canal. It would’ve been less painful.

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