I do know Obama came out against the Fairness Doctrine later on as you pointed out, I could swear I had read somewhere that way back before he was a presidential candidate though, that he had supported it (back in his State Senator days), however upon doing some Googling, I cannot find this, so either I am remembering wrong or the source was bogus.To clarify, I don't personally hold the opinion that CAC wants to believe untrue things. My statement was expressing a lack of surprise over the knowledge that he would have heard/read this falsehood from one or more sources that I imagine were keen on propagating it.
I get what you are saying (as each recession is unique), but cannot one partially gauge the severity of a recession by comparing it with the average historical length of past recessions? Like basically reason this recession is unusually bad because by historical standards, it should be over by now?You know, as well as (mheslep or) I do, that using a historical average to determine when a recession ought to turn around is essentially useless. Might as well vent your anger at the government for any long stretches of bad weather.