Credit Where Credit is Taken?

You may have heard that the economic recovery has continued to strengthen.  Of course, Republicans are quick to take credit.  Reality presents a different picture:

This chart* is the change in GDP by quarter.  The red represents the end of the Bush administration, the blue the beginning of the Obama administration.

It would appear that the failed stimulus and bailouts really fouled things up!

In any event, the economy was clearly in growth mode before the Republicans had any chance to influence it (especially given that the Republicans have yet to do anything that would have an effect!!!).

But what does evidence mean to a party that largely denies human caused climate change (when they are not denying climate change itself) and mostly does not accept evolution as a valid theory of how life works on earth?

*Chart from The Washington Monthly.

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