I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to the gas lines this summer. No amount of bombing IRAN will distract people from the fact that Republicans have trashed the vibrant economy that Clinton left for them.
As the foreign capital flees this country, and rising interests rates force everyone with adjustable rate mortgages to live off onion skins and egg shells, the notion that Republicans are good for the economy will be put to rest forever. Here are the facts:
1) The economy has done better under Democratic presidents than Republican ones since the 1940s.
2) The Standard & Poor's 500 stock index rose 54 percent on average during a Democrat's term; only 32.3 percent with a Republican. The DJIA? Don't ask.
3) Unemployment fell with Democrats in the Oval Office (by 0.3 percentage points) and rose (1.1 points) with Republicans in charge.
4) Gross domestic product: Real growth in the measure of the nation's total goods and services averaged 4.0 percent a year with a Democratic president; only 3.1 percent with a Republican.
I don't mind going over this from time to time. Heck. It is such a one sided victory form Dems that I don't even mind mentioning Inflation. Republicans beat Democrats on inflation. Under the Democrats it increased 1.6 percentage points; it fell 1.1 points under GOP presidents.