Many of the things Republicans are saying today about the stimulus bill are predicated on a similar and presumably deliberate misunderstanding: that the legislation was meant to permanently fix the economy.
Expect a second inaugural speech that's less exciting than the first.
The current crisis isn't just about taxes and entitlements. It's also about jobs. Time to focus on unemployment.
When it comes to government investment in job creation, the public sided in this election with the Democratic vision.