The Good Old Days

When he was running for President in 2008, Barack Obama frequently used the phrase "the last eight years." Now that he's president and it's two years later, he often uses the phrase "the last decade." The standard Democrat story is that our current troubles are simply the result of some bad trend set into motion the very second George W. Bush stole the 2000 election -- that we've had a full decade of horror and decline.Our JournoList friends can prove with Queeg-like geometric logic that current deficits, for example, are mostly Bush's fault and that Obama, or any other Democrat, is virtually blameless. Here is one their favorite charts.Source: Ezra Klein, The Washington Post.Allow me to refudiate. This will take some doing, so I will break up my refudiation into three articles, a sort of before, during, and after: the good old days, two years that changed the world, and the end of Western civilization as we know it.The good old days were those when fiscal year...(Read Full Article)