McCain campaign adviser and former U.S. senator Phil Gramm was right in July when he said that our current state "is a mental recession." Maybe he was out of line when he added that the United States has become "a nation of whiners." But when it comes to the economy, we have surely become a nation of exaggerators.
America is neither a "nation of whiners" nor a "nation of exaggerators". Instead, America is a nation that has been badly served by the propaganda wing of the Democratic party (PWDP). The Republican party has yet to figure out a way to counter the false claims of the PWDP without being accused of being out of touch and lacking compassion. The truth will only prevail when the Republican party figures out how to do so.