You have to love George Stephanopoulos' first four questions to Tim Geithner in a discussion about the debt ceiling deal and the related spending reductions. The frustrated little liberal tries to push the Democratic party's talking points:
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: So it looks like this deal is going to pass-- and that turns the bigger question of the underlying economy and what it means for the underlying economy. And what do you say the argument of a lot of economists who say that cutting spending, deficit reduction like this, right now, is going to make a weak economy weaker?
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: But don't you think that any deficit reduction now will -- will hurt the attempts of the economy to recover?
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: But we've seen such weak growth this year, less than one percent so far this year. Are you sure that this economy's not going to slip back into a recession?
Well, actually, those are questions #1, #2, & #4. Here's question #3, but it is the answer that we need to bookmark for future use:
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: So this won't cost us jobs?
TIM GEITHNER: No, it will not.
Remember it, save it, keep it handy, because when we do hit the double- dip - and that appears to be no longer an if, or a when, but how soon? -you know Baracky is going to try to pin the blame on the Republicans. So let's remind him what his own handpicked genius had to say on the subject, when the demagoguery begins...