The always-brilliant Chris Hayes was a guest on Bill Maher's show last Friday, and made such a great point about the Republican economic argument that I have to pass it on. Hope I can do it justice.
Hayes was commenting on how the Republicans continually beat up on Obama for the lousy economy. He described it as kind of a weird inversion of the "entitlement mentality." Sometimes the economy sucks--that's a fact of life. But Republicans are acting like business is entitled to always have a great economy to operate in.
You may not be entitled to government-provided health care, but capitalists are entitled to a rip-roaring economy at all times. Anything less is a failure of the current administration, and they must be punished for it.