It looks as though the Republicans have found their plan of attack against the president on the economy. If it wasn't for the president, GDP would be growing at 10 percent per quarter and the Dow would be at 200,000. For example, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and crazy person Alan Keyes:
KEYES: So it sounds like [the economy's] improved in spite of President Obama?
FRANKS: No question about it. No question about it. It’s a strong country, but Mr. Obama seems to be doing everything he can to hold it back.
Yes, because presidents facing re-election always want a shitty economy.