Is Robert Reich bitter about not getting a job in the Obama administration? Why doesn’t he get a real job and get the hell off my television. Both him and Howard Dean seem to have nothing better to do than to sell their own brands on cable news. They are the fallback critics of everything the Democrats have been doing since Obama took office. They are shameless self promoters who like to shift blame from wherever it belongs….congress, Republicans, media…to the Obama administration. That’s not to say that the administration doesn’t deserve some blame occasionally, but these guys clearly have issues with the current administration. They love to say “they should do this or they should have done that”. Arm chair Monday morning quarterbacks who love the sound of their own voices and the cable networks just love bringing them on to blather their egotistical blather. For supposed Democrats, they sure spend a lot of time bashing Democrats when they should be helping their own party and attacking the real problem, the party of no.
I read a piece from Reich the other day on the Fuckington Post and of course saw him on the television saying “It’s nonsense to think of the economy heading downward again into a double-dip recession when most Americans never emerged from the first dip.” What is nonsense is that someone who is supposed to be an economist is helping to spread misinformation about the economy for his own egotistical gain…or monetary, who knows? The definition of a recession is very clear, it is defined as a decline in GDP for two or more consecutive quarters. GDP has been growing…we are in a recovery. Yes, the last couple of quarters have been pretty anemic, but growth is better than contraction. Reich and others have been mixing up jobs growth with GDP growth and trying to change the definition of what a recession is. Why would they do that? To keep themselves in the limelight, to get clicks (I’m looking at you Arianna) and to make a little money on spreading the misinformation. We have enough ignorance in this country, we don’t need supposed liberal economists spreading more misinformation to the idiot masses.