Another double standard I happen to see running almost daily on television is the notion that Obama is talking down the economy. By being honest and truthful with citizens - we are facing a downturn that could be almost as devastating as the Great Depression - Obama is the cause of the downturn in the economy and also making it worse.
Yet, for years, the Republicans were the masters of the fear card. A terrorist here, a mushroom cloud there...be very afraid. The only thing that will save us is reckless signing statements, rash executive orders, and, as always, tax cuts. Bush served up the combo platter - bad policy, bad appointments, and talking everything down.