A few of my favorite counterfactuals.

| July 23, 2010

My emphasis added...

On the economy: Last week Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, declared that “there’s no evidence whatsoever that the Bush tax cuts actually diminished revenue. They increased revenue, because of the vibrancy of these tax cuts in the economy.” So now the word is that the Bush-era economy was characterized by “vibrancy.” Addicted to Bush - By PAUL KRUGMAN

A report to be released at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT) will estimate that Obama's $862 billion economic stimulus package, which passed last year, has saved or created 3 million jobs and is on track to meet its goal of 3.5 million jobs by the end of this year. - WH Says Stimulus 'Saved' 3 Million Jobs

In the 2000 election, in a campaign that seemed driven more by vanity than by any realistic political vision, Ralph Nader did all he could to undermine Al Gore; even though Mr. Gore, however unsatisfying to the Naderites, was clearly a better choice than the current occupant of the White House. - Who’s Nader Now? By PAUL KRUGMAN

...and now live and direct from The Royal Albert Hall, El Serracho's favorite band with one of their classics, "What Is and What Should Never Be"