We as a nation have the ability to listen to what we want to. We also tend to overlook reality to satisfy our own feelings of what we think should be.
In 2006 the Republican Party lost control of government (Congress) because of gross mismanagement of our economy. Two more years of this malfeasance under President Bush almost destroyed us as a nation, after running the first unfunded war in our history, borrowing money for the war from a nation we had called our enemy only a few years before.
Now the same party composed of partners in this mismanagement is doing a song-and-dance that some of us are buying into. Shame on us.