Democrats, Republicans on different planets when it comes to economy

It seems like only yesterday that Democrats thought Wisconsin’s economy was tanking and Republicans were declaring a new dawn of prosperity. That was during last spring’s recall fight, when a GOP governor was on the ballot.

Today, the economy hasn’t changed much, but the politics has. Now it’s a Democratic president on the ballot, and the parties have done a role reversal: Democrats think we’re on the road to recovery and Republicans think the sky is falling. …

It’s not just politicians who see the economy through a partisan filter – the voting public does, too. [cont.]

Craig Gilbert, Journal Sentinel