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Bill Clinton has an ‚??Honest Joe‚?Ě moment

It‚??s not quite as gaffe-tastically funny as Vice President Joe Biden talking about how ‚??the middle class has been buried the last four years,‚?Ě but here‚??s Bill Clinton saying some profoundly unhelpful things about the decline of middle class income, high unemployment, and other features of Barack Obama‚??s ‚??New Normal‚?Ě in New Hampshire on Wednesday:

Four years of Obamanomics have left median income lower than it was during the actual recession. Thanks for reminding us, Bill!

Of course, all of these gaffes are meant to be understood in light of the Empty Chair Strategy, in which Barack Obama is a challenger running for a vacant Oval Office to rescue America from the lingering horror of the bygone Bush era.¬† I doubt any of these Democrats understands just how absurd and pathetic they sound.¬† The joke will be on the rest of us come January 1, when the truly lasting legacy of the Bush years ‚?? his tax rates ‚?? expire, and shove America into a depression even deeper than the malaise Bill Clinton is talking about.

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.