Here’s Rove’s new Crossroads GPS commercial attacking Tim Kaine’s campaign for Senate in Virginia, with the totally untrue claim that the stimulus failed.
See that? Rove’s evidence that the stimulus failed was a headline from the Wall Street Journal op/ed page. Reality proves otherwise, of course, because every indicator shows that the stimulus kept the economy from lapsing into a deeper recession, it reversed GDP from an 8 percent shrinkage to 2 percent growth per quarter, it turned 800,000 job losses per month into 200,000 jobs created per month, etc, etc, etc. But it doesn’t matter. This ad, and several others targeting Democratic Senate candidates, is part of a $2.5 million effort by Rove to deceive the public about each candidate.