IF IT DOESN'T FIT INTO A PLEASING NARRATIVE, IT DIDN'T ACTUALLY HAPPEN
Here's the money quote (in more ways than one) from an interview Bill Clinton gave (for some ungodly reason) to Newsmax:
I personally don’t believe we ought to be raising taxes or cutting spending until we get this economy off the ground.
I've put three of those words in bold in an attempt to overcompensate for just about every media outlet that's quoted this, because even as they're quoting it, they're pretending the "cutting spending" part was never uttered.
Newsmax's own headline: Ex-President Clinton to Newsmax: Raising Taxes Won't Work
Politico headline: Bill Clinton: No more taxes now
Business Insider headline: Bill Clinton Breaks With Obama, Says No To New Tax Hikes
USA Today headline: Clinton: No new (Obama) taxes?
Does some kind of selective aphasia prevent these media outlets from processing the "cutting spending" part? Clinton's talking about a theoretical America in which Republicans never demanded and got multiple rounds of budget cuts. He's saying those cuts weren't the right approach. He's saying we shouldn't be cutting spending now because the economy is in such a parlous state.
But no, we're going to pretend we heard that over a bad cellphone connection that was breaking up when he got to the "cutting spending" part. Because criticizing neo-Hooverism is politically incorrect, and we can't even acknowledge that a person we consider mainstream ever uttered such an incorrect critique.