This guy is too stupid for me to relent. Consider this to be a running segment.
This one comes to us from way back in August 2008. When Mr. Goldberg took it upon himself to poke fun at all over those liberals who were hankering for a recession but just weren’t getting one! I recall having the bad luck of reading this op-ed in the Columbus Dispatch whilst eating breakfast. Let’s just say I had to stop reading lest I lose said breakfast.
Anyway, here’s what Mr. Goldberg had to say about the dire tone the Democratic Convention adopted toward the economic climate:
The US economy — yes, that economy — grew at a 3.3 percent annual rate last quarter. This no doubt caused consternation at the highest levels of the Democratic Party, perhaps forcing some to consider a new convention film at the last minute: “Dude, Where’s My Recession?”
To hear the Democrats at their convention this week, you’d get the sense that a recession is merely a technical term for the worst human misery ever visited upon a once-great people.
I have a great news for Jonah. He can finally sleep soundly knowing that those Democrats were right.
The recession began TWELVE MONTHS AGO, a full 8 months before he wrote that blathering idiot of a column. According to the New York Times, while evidence of a recession has been around for months now, we have confirmation today that the recession actually started in December of 2007.
The sad thing is that Goldberg wasn’t the only one crying wolf. He was one of many Conservatives who were sure that the US wasn’t going through a recession (cough, Phil Gramm, cough). How nice to have some vindication today.