Three weeks ago the stock markets were in freefall.  Three weeks ago conservatives locally and nationally were blaming Obama.  Six weeks ago Obama signed the stimulus bill.  Three weeks ago economic reports began to improve.  Two weeks ago the stocks began their longest climb in months.

Any day now the conservatives are going to congratulate Obama on a job well done. I have faith. Stock prices are climbing and that means the economy’s in fine shape, right?

Addendum: Check out the post WordPressed attached hereto as “related.”  First time the thing’s worked right that I’ve noticed.

Second addendum: Dkos provides a chart from the Republican budget plan.

Meanwhile, whowouldathunkit? An economic partnership between Sarah Palin and Hugo Chavez?