Am I one of a small number of Americans who see the double standard applied here by the White House? It comes on the heels of FIVE appointees that have tax problems (and I'm not even counting two minor appointments that had the same tangle), on top of a tax and spend House and Senate with no particular steady hand at the reigns to hold them back...
WASHINGTON - The economy is fundamentally sound despite the temporary "mess" it's in, the White House said Sunday in the kind of upbeat assessment that Barack Obama had mocked as a presidential candidate.
Obama's Democratic allies pleaded for patience with an administration hitting the two-month mark this week, while Republicans said the White House's plans ignore small business and the immediate need to fix what ails the economy. After weeks projecting a dismal outlook on the economy, administration officials - led by the president himself in recent days - swung their rhetoric toward optimism in what became Wall Street's best stretch since November.
During the fall campaign, Obama relentlessly criticized his Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain, for declaring, "The fundamentals of our economy are strong." Obama's team painted the veteran senator as out of touch and failing to grasp the challenges facing the country.
You can't have it both ways, kids. If it plays for you now, and was selectively fired at McCain in the election cycle...and the American people don't know the difference is hypocritical...then we really are more akin to the movie "Idiocracy" than I thought we were.