"I don't think things are ever as good as they say, or ever as bad as they say. Things two years ago were not as good as we thought because there were a lot of underlying weaknesses in the economy. They're not as bad as we think they are now."
Mm, hmm. Right. Well, according to this logic, two years from now things will probably not be as good as the President thinks they will be, thus he should be President Costanza from now on, and do the opposite of what he normally would have done. After all, "if every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right,” or so said another comedian.