It's the Economy– Caused By an Illegal War For Oil –Stupid!

Far Left Groups & Media Collude on Election Strategy
MoveOn.org wants you to write a letter to your local paper demanding that the US stop the illegal War in Iraq and put that money in social programs.

Far Left groups announced recently that they will work together to promote the meme that the suffering economy was caused by the War in Iraq.
Think Progress announced the latest drive to lose on February 25th:

Today, a coalition of progressive groups — including MoveOn, the Center for American Progress Action Fund , US Action, SEIU, VoteVets, and Americans United for Change — announced a new “Iraq/Recession” campaign, a $15 million nationwide effort to end the war and refocus our priorities here at home. The campaign will raise awareness of the domestic costs that have been neglected due to Bush and John McCain’s singular focus on Iraq.

John and Elizabeth Edwards joined in a conference call this morning to announce the campaign. “If the economy is your No. 1 issue when you’re voting, the war is also your No. 1 issue because there is a connection between the two,” Elizabeth Edwards said.

…A new poll of swing voters commissioned by US Action found that a huge majority — 69 percent of them — support ending the war and reinvesting in health care and new clean energy jobs. A recent AP poll found that 68 percent of Americans believe pulling our troops out of Iraq would help a great deal or somewhat in addressing our faltering economy.

Since the democrats cannot successfully promote their original cut and run strategy due to the enormous success of the Bush Surge under the direction of General Petraeus, look for democrats and the corrupt media to push this new meme to voters.

As far as media collusion… Here are a few sets of numbers that you will not see in any of the mainstream reports in the coming months:

The Bush years have seen the strongest productivity growth rates in 4 decades:

(GPO Access)

GDP rates remain strong:

(GPO Access)

Household net worth has increased during the Bush years:

(GPO Access)

The Bush unemployment numbers remain lower than during the Clinton years.

(US Unemployment Rate History)

The federal budgetary situation improved in 2007 for the third consecutive year. As a percentage of GDP, the 2007 deficit was the lowest recorded in the past six years. (The budget showed surpluses from 1998 through 2001.)

(Monthly Budget Review)

Total Defense spending was 21.3% of government spending in 2007.
Total Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid spending was was 48.7% of government spending in 2007.
(Monthly Budget Review)

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