Pretty good trick, huh? Almost as good as Barack Obama's masterful feat of magic when, according to his whistlestop campaign speech, he successfully "reversed the recession, avoided a depression, and got the economy moving again." But...we all blinked and missed it.
Actually, Obama claims that we failed to notice his economic miracle because those darn Japanese had a huge earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown which somehow caused our unemployment numbers to rise here.
And the "Arab Spring," which he'd previously praised, somehow had a negative impact on consumer confidence...perhaps owing to the president starting a new war in Libya and refusing to either talk about it or seek funding for it.
And then Obama's booming economy moved in the wrong direction yet again because of the European Debt Crisis - the one in which nations are failing because they currently have the huge, unfunded entitlement programs that Obama wants more of.
The president calls all of this "bad luck," but also blames the failure of his "now you see it, now you don't" fiscal boom on "partisan brinksmanship," which apparently traveled back in time to do damage to the economy before the actual negotiations took place. Talk about magic!
And Barack "Houdini" Obama has one more trick up his sleeve. As he continues making campaign speeches from his "Magic Bus," the president has said that in September he's going to announce a jobs plan that will create another economic miracle...unless the Republicans fail to pass it, in which case the economy will be their fault from now on.
Frankly, it sounds to Hope n' Change like the president is just trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat.
Only it ain't no rabbit.
And he's not pulling it out of his hat.