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Paul Ryan in Roanoke, Virginia: ‘This is President Obama’s Imaginary Recovery’

Posted on | August 22, 2012 | 6 Comments

“There’s this guy I’ve known for a number of years — I am going to be talking to him in mid-October — his name is Joe Biden. You might have heard of him. He just said, that the middle class is coming back. We got 23 million people out of work, struggling to find work today. Unemployment has been above 8 percent for 42 straight months and the real unemployment rate’s more like 15 percent. He said last summer was going to be the ‘Summer of Recovery.’ It’s a summer later and it’s still worse. . . . This is President Obama’s imaginary recovery. It’s not here.”
Paul Ryan, Roanoke Virginia, Aug. 22, 2012

CBO warns of deep recession
if Congress fails to avert ‘fiscal cliff’

The Hill, Aug. 22, 2012

Budget analysts project
$1.1 trillion federal deficit this year

Fox News, Aug. 22, 2012



6 Responses to “Paul Ryan in Roanoke, Virginia: ‘This is President Obama’s Imaginary Recovery’”

  1. JeffS
    August 22nd, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    Obama’s imaginary recovery is a construct of his Big Lie strategy. Which is all our very own Liar-In-Chief has to offer.

  2. rosalie
    August 22nd, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

    They really think we’re that stupid.

  3. Adjoran
    August 22nd, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    Ed Morrissey has been close to Allahpundit too long. He’s starting to catch whatever wussy disease infects AP’s brain, deferring to Nate Silver’s analysis. Oh, Ed, and which non-biased objective news organization writes Nate’s check? Uh-huh.

    Screw the polls. They are cooking the sample to D+8, 9, or more, beyond the all-time record set in 2008. It could be by accident every now and then. Not the way it is happening this year.

    Watch the crowd sizes. Ryan draws mulitiples of five or more of what Biden draws. Obama is lucky to draw as many as Ryan on a good day, and is holding his events on campuses and in smaller venues than ever. Now the O-campaign claims they are “intentionally controlling crowd sizes” – really? How? They have NOT limited attendance to anything but fundraisers. You don’t need a ticket.

    Do the math, folks. It ain’t rocket science.

  4. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 22nd, 2012 @ 4:28 pm Niall Ferguson makes the points very clearly in response to his critics. Beyond the surprise of Newsweek putting it on its cover, this story is substantive enough that it should be a thread on every conservative blogger’s blog.

  5. Bob Belvedere
    August 22nd, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

    They think the Mushy Middle is.
    They just think we on the Right are HATERS!!!

  6. Adjoran
    August 22nd, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

    Good post and link, thanks! Ferguson, as usual, sticks the landing – right up the leftists’ keister.