The "Roadmap to Recovery" is the latest public relations frame placed around the economic situation by the Obama administration. Critics are pouncing on what appears to be rising doubts about Obama's ability to fix the problems. The White House insists that the blip is temporary, and that Obama was always honest about the true state of the economy. It is also true that the White House sold the economic stimulus package as the first major step toward recovery. Did they fail to properly inoculate themselves by overemphasizing one fiscal policy? Are they making the same mistake twice?
"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it. They are repulsed by it."