The Obama administration’s new message about the economy — a turnabout from the doom-and-gloom scenarios the president consistently painted during the debate over an economic stimulus plan — sounds familiar. Even the Associated Press has noticed:
During the fall campaign, Obama relentlessly criticized his Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain, for declaring, “The fundamentals of our economy are strong.” Obama’s team painted the veteran senator as out of touch and failing to grasp the challenges facing the country.
But on Sunday, that optimistic message came from economic adviser Christina Romer. When asked during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” if the fundamentals of the economy were sound, she replied: “Of course they are sound.”
To quote William Jacobsen at the blog Legal Insurrection, “Hey America … you’ve been punked.”
Don’t Blame Me Productions has the same message in video: