posted on Dec, 26 2007 @ 11:15 AM
It seems to me that many of the examples given in the article are, at best, arguable. Data can be skewed any which way you want in order to suit your
As far as the economic data goes, the characterization that the news is good really depends on who you ask. If you were to ask Target or any other
retailer, the news would not be good. Target just downgraded their fourth-quarter profit estimates. As goes Target and Wal-mart, so goes the economy.
This economy is built on the backs of consumers and they didn't spend as much this Christmas...I wonder how much less they will spend in 2008? But,
if it gets too bad, the FED can just hocus-pocus another 40 billion dollars into the imploding economy. I am sure it will help - for a while anyway.
As for Iraq, is it the surge that is working or is it better cooperation from clerics and local leaders who are just ready for us to get the hell out?
I wonder what the troops who shipped out on Christmas Eve think about Kramer's assessment?
IMO, if Bush has had a great year it's only because he "hasn't been briefed" on the state of things in America or about what Americans really
think. Most people are sick of him and are just biding the time until he is finally out of office - 01/20/09.
At best, I think the article measures success by "Inside the Beltway" standards and only reflects LameStreamMedia perspective. It misses the boat
altogether regarding the concerns of the average American.
[edit on 26/12/07 by kosmicjack]