Sun, 6 July 2014
The tension between economic realism and political realism resulted in a reduced economic stimulus that still succeeded in pulling the country away from a solid depression. The recession that remained was beyond painful for many Americans. Jobs were lost, homes were foreclosed.
Enough Democrats pushed for a middle path to get what economists predicted.
It was a recovery. It was a weak recovery, but it was a recovery.
The public had opinions about the stimulus. But they didn't vote based on their opinions.