…but he doesn’t go far enough.
Here’s some of what Ace had to say:
It is difficult to understand how a President could be reelected having presided over such a disastrous economy, but there it is: Because the economy is so weak, and people are so miserable and just holding on to their fingernails, the Catastrophic President becomes the only lifeline available to many. They wind up caring less about the economy as a general matter, because their survival instincts are just to keep themselves sheltered and fed. They are looking at the current moment, scared as hell of the next.
Ace doesn’t take the conversation one step further, which is to ask whether this was an unintended positive consequence for Obama of the bad economy despite his having tried his best to fix it, or whether part of the reason he really didn’t try very hard to fix the economy was because his agenda relies on keeping more and more of the populace hurting and dependent on leftist government.
Either way, it’s a win-win situation, isn’t it (for Obama, anyway, not the rest of us)? But if I had to bet, I’d go with option #2.