This is how Hoyer is trying to spin large projected losses for Democrats in the midterm elections.
He explained that Americans are "angry and fearful" because of job losses and that's blinding them to the recovery on Wall Street and other areas of the economy. "Roosevelt said, 'We have nothing to fear but fear itself,' and what he meant by that is fear can prevent sort of reasoned analysis. The proposition that I think that I've made is that things are in fact improving and they are improving as a result of policies put in place in '09 and that we continue to pursue. If that occurs over the next five months, six months, I think that's going to change the perception of the public," says Hoyer.
The stimulus package did not produce the jobs the Obama administration claimed they would and unemployment continued to drop. The bailouts did not "fix" the problems that caused the economic downturn. Obamacare, it is now being reported, is already costing jobs and will raise costs despite Obama and the Democrat's promises originally to the contrary.
Perhaps the lies Democrats have been telling have "angered" people, perhaps the fear is that Democrats and Obama will continue to shove their agenda down the throats of Americans until they are stopped.
Hoyer can claim that is not reasoned thinking, but I "fear" it is his own reasoning that is off here.