Mark Kleiman on Carter’s Economic Record: How to Make a Rightwinger’s Head Explode

Mark Kleiman has an interesting suggestion:

A remarkable chart, from Dean Baker. Annualized GDP rates, by administration, from 1960

Kennedy-Johnson — 5.2%
Clinton — 3.6%
Reagan — 3.4%
Carter — 3.4%
Nixon-Ford — 2.7%
Bush II — 2.6%
Bush I — 1.9%

Tell your favorite Republican that economic growth under Jimmy Carter was faster than economic growth in the twelve Reagan-Bush “Morning in America” years, just to watch his head explode.

Something tells me we are about to get a barrage of rightwing comments from folks whose head did just explode!