Village Idiots

Fun with made-up numbers: "[T]here's widespread consensus despite what you may hear from some that the Recovery Act has saved or created somewhere between two and three million jobs already and is on track for what we said, which was three and a half million." --former White House economic adviser Christina Romer Except for the measures that count: "By virtually any measure, our economy is in a better place than it was two years ago." --White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

Except for the many who do: "Nobody denies that the stimulus worked." --Anita Dunn, former White House communications director

That's extreme! "Right now -- and this is a problem for [Republicans] -- I do think Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, they are the leaders of the party. There is an intolerance in that party and an extremism that I think is where the real energy is, and so I think you'll see in '11 and '12 with that presidential primary, those are going to be the people who come out to vote. ... That's going to be a problem." --Obama adviser David Plouffe trotting out that tired formulation that merely disagreeing with Obama's Leftist policies is proof of "intolerance" and "extremism"