Fundamentally strong

FUNDAMENTALLY STRONG…. This one’s been making the rounds today, and it’s a fun one.

The National Republican Congressional Committee has an “issues” page, which includes the “Economy” on its list. (It’s seventh on the page, behind Social Security and Border Security.) The page tells readers, “Thanks to Republican economic policies, the U.S. economy is robust and job creation is strong.”

After clicking “read more,” we learn all about the NRCC’s message on the economy.

Thanks to Republican economic policies, the U.S. economy is robust and job creation is strong.

Republican tax cuts are creating jobs and continuing to strengthen the economy, yet there is still more to do so that every American who wants a job can find one.

The NRCC’s site also explains that if we stray from Republican economic ideas, we will “set back our economy.”

Now, it’s pretty likely that House Republicans simply don’t take their website seriously, and haven’t updated its content since, oh, let’s say the start of the current recession 13 months ago.

Except, that’s not quite right — the site was updated as recently as yesterday, with an item about … wait for it … economic policy.

The DCCC, meanwhile, is having quite a bit of fun with all of this: “I’m sure the millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet in this ‘robust’ economy are overflowing with gratitude for those Republican economic policies that got us into this mess.”

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Steve Benen

Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.