This graph is completely unacceptable. HOW DARE consumer sentiment increase to levels higher than any seen since July 2007. Obviously there is something sinister at work here.
Good, honest conservative voices have repeatedly stated that Obama has completely destroyed this economy, thrown growth into the gutter, set the constitution on fire, and personally killed small cute kittens with his own hands.
So why are consumers acting like things are actually getting better?
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU STUPID CONSUMERS? DIDN’T YOU GET THE MEMO?
Clearly, if consumer confidence is in any way suggesting that Obama has helped the economy to improve, then consumer confidence itself must be infected with the dreaded liberal bias!!!!
Graph data source: Reuters / University of Michigan consumer sentiment index
Graph found via: CalculatedRiskBlog.com
Everybody knows that Obama is a failure, specifically because there is no economic recovery going on. We hear this on Fox News, we hear this from Rush Limbaugh, we hear this from Sean Hannity, so obviously it must be true. Sean Hannity has also patiently explained that this specific recovery is doing much worse than ANY OTHER recovery in the known history of the universe.
So what is going on with the above graph?
This graph seems to show that if you look specifically at private sector jobs (which all good conservatives know are the only jobs that matter), the Obama recovery is larger, faster, and stronger than the recovery after the George W. Bush recession!
These numbers contradict the fact that Obama sucks more than anyone else, and therefore must logically be incorrect. The other possibility is that Bush was not a real conservative.
Either way, these statistics clearly must be ignored on account of their clear liberal bias!!!
Graph Found Via: The Atlantic
Sean Hannity has a theory, and that theory involves rubber bands. For the last few weeks, he has been talking about the “rubber band effect“: the deeper the recession, the stronger the recovery. It is an economic fact that is always true, except when you have a foreign Kenyan socialist Muslim President who is trying to destroy America.
According to Sean Hannity, in every single past recession, the strength of the recovery was proportional to the depth of the recession. Every recession, that is, except this one. In this recession, we had a deep recession followed by a slow weak recovery. Obviously, the fact that we had a deep recession with a weak recovery means that Obama is a communist and is trying to destroy America. We call this Sean Hannity’s Rubber
The problem, then, is with the above graph. According to the above graph, the deeper recessions almost always took longer to recover than the shallow ones. The 1958 recession was deeper and took longer to recover than the 1953 recession. The 1953 recession was deeper and took longer to recover than the 1960 recession. The 1960 recession was deeper and took longer to recover than the 1969 recession. And the 1969 recession was deeper and took longer to recover than the 1980 recession.
SO WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, STUPID RECESSION GRAPH?
HOW COME YOU DON’T LOOK LIKE SEAN HANNITY’S RUBBER
Clearly, if this graph is contradicting Sean Hannity’s rubber
band theory, it must be filled with liberal bias!!!
Graph Found Via: CalculatedRiskBlog.com