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Apparently even the White House has given on up on the Stimulus package that was supposed to stimulate the economy. They are engaged in full-blown spin to convince the public that Porkulus (aka Stimulus) was never meant to stimulate, only to stabilize.

Turns out the $787 billion \”American Recovery and Reinvestment Act\” (AARA) was not designed for full economic recovery, but rather to \”stabilize\” the downturn. That\’s the word from White House officials today, who held off-camera briefings with reporters on how the AARA is working so far.

\”This legislation was designed to cushion the downturn,\” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. \”That\’s why we have always talked about this as one function of economic recovery.\”

When pressed about the change in terminology, Gibbs said he was not trying to temper expectations after the fact. \”I can probably find 15 or 20 occasions when I said this in the lead up,\” Gibbs said, explaining that he had always defined the AARA as part of a \”multi-legged stool.\”

Although as Captain Ed at Hot Air points out, as recently as YESTERDAY, the White House was making references to the Stimulus stimulating the economy.

So basically the White House flushed a trillion down the hole and is just now realizing it didn\’t work. Although they\’ve been backpedalling and backfilling (with manure) the whole time, it appears they\’ve finally decided to move the goalposts and punt for partial credit.

Yeah, it\’s annoying we just flushed a $Trillion…almost as annoying as us flushing another $Trillion on ObamaCare. And yeah, it\’s also pretty annoying the spinning and change in terminology, but that\’s what politicians do. It seems their lot in life to re-enact as much of Winston\’s Ministry of Truth as they can.

But what really amazes me is the arrogance of this administration. Every administration lies to a certain extent but this is almost amusingly behind previous examples. The blatant attempts to change terminology is ridiculous, mostly because of the era we live in. This is the age of the Internet. EVERYTHING anyone in the government has said is archived online somewhere. Trying to claim you never said it would stimulate is not only futile, but moreover it\’s offensive that you would think you can try to convince us otherwise.

Yeah, Oceania had the Ministry of Truth to falsify historical events and manufacture new convenient truth. And that may very well have been an option in decades past, where access to information was more limited. But I can pull up any speech given by the President in a matter of seconds. Trying to hide from past statements just isn\’t an option anymore. Bush and Clinton both knew this, and at least when they tried to hide from past statements they rephrased them or tried to change the meaning. Making up entire new phrases and then claiming you never said the old ones just doesn\’t work. Any attempt to make it work just ends of looking amateurish.

And perhaps that\’s the problem. We got amateurs running the front office and they are flopping on everything they do. Especially Biden, who apparently can\’t even spin convincingly:

\”I say, \’Don\’t let your opposition to the Recovery Act blind you to its results. Come see what I see everywhere I go: workers rehired, factories reopened, cops on the street, teachers in the classroom, progress toward getting our economy back on the move.\’\”

Really?? That\’s what you see?? Not according to any labor statistics anywhere that I\’ve found. Unless this is just a incredibly inept attempt at spin, someone needs to get the rubber room and that big white jacket ready for Biden.