Friday, February 17, 2012

Good News/Bad News

This is undeniably good news:

Thursday morning brought the news that weekly jobless claims were down to their lowest level since March 2008. General Motors, which survived only because of a government bailout (that Romney opposed), posted its largest annual profit in history. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics released data this week showing that new housing starts are picking up, moving away from the December slowdown.

What’s good for General Motors is bad for Mitt Romney.

It’s still a long way to November, but with voters suddenly feeling more confident about the economy, Romney’s chief line of attack — that his business experience gives him the requisite skills to put the country on the right financial track — is faltering. New numbers from a CBS News/New York Times survey show the candidate losing steam.

This is why we’re going to be hearing a lot more about contraception, same-sex marriage, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria! from the Republicans.