Under Obama, there have only been 42 full moons, while other post-recession periods typically saw 50 or more full moons. It is clear that the Obama administration has been devastating for full moons.
Your first reaction might be to think that this is a silly claim and a silly graph. But rest assured, it is not!
Because it follows the exact formula that is used by the following graph, which was produced by a good conservative website called CNS News. CNS News has the stated goal of combating liberal bias in the media, and therefore would never ever produce a graph that was rooted in silliness.
In this graph from CNS news, they mark out the U.S. recessions with yellow bars. Between these, they plot the total amount of GDP growth that occurred during those between-recession intervals of time.
That may be worth repeating. The blue bars do not represent that annual GDP growth during the between-recession periods. They represent the total GDP growth during the between-recession periods.
That is why, you may notice, the bars that are wider have a general tendency to be taller: more time (width) means more time for the GDP to grow, which means more total economic growth.
They also strategically remove the blue bar from the brief recovery in from July 1980 to July 1981. Because that recovery was so short, the total growth would have been even lower than Obama’s blue bar. And we can’t have that.
We at LiberalBias.com are always interested in the newest techniques and strategies for removing liberal bias from graphs. Thus, we have used this analytical template and applied it to full moons…. and amazingly, the graphs look almost the same!
That’s what I call a solid analytical strategy: a way to produce a graph that makes Obama look bad no matter what you are graphing.
A hat-tip to you, CNS news.
Now make sure to tell all of your friends that Obama has, in fact, been devastating to full moons.
Look how few full moons there have been during this so-called “Obama recovery”!
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