Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ridiculous Metric Of the Day

I hate to play this game of "if a Republican had done or said this" but just scanning the headlines I see so much that would have been played up for the cameras during the last years. And it was the constant drumbeat from the major networks, the cable networks, the Daily Show, etc. that indoctrinated us all to believe that everything that came out of the mouth of a Republican could be mocked endlessly.

I'll try to keep this to a minimum on this blog but indulge me for today.

From Politico, if a Republican had said this...

Of all the statistics pouring into the White House every day, top economic adviser Larry Summers highlighted one Friday to make his case that the economic free-fall has ended.

The number of people searching for the term “economic depression” on Google is down to normal levels, Summers said.

Forgive me, but what is he talking about? Normal levels? How did he benchmark this? What indications do we have that a search for that term means absolutely anything? It's an unbelievably weak argument and Larry Summers is no dummy. He may be the most brilliant person in the administration. But he's trying to cover for what have been truly disasterous policies from the Obama administration.

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