Looks like no one told Emanuel Cleaver that we’re in the midst of The Obama Recovery ™. From The Hill (emphasis added):

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) expressed concern President Obama’s budget would go too far to rein in government spending in the midst of an economic recovery, calling the forthcoming proposal a “nervous breakdown on paper.”

“This budget is a nervous breakdown on paper,” said Cleaver during an interview on CNN’s “Starting Point” Monday morning. “We’re still in a recession, we’re still struggling. Unemployment is still too high,” he said.

We’re “in the midst of an economic recovery,” but “[w]e’re still in a recession”?

Let’s hope they keep sending mixed signals about recovery/recession… that will help blunt the leftymedia spin that “everything’s getting better.”