The conservative political lexicon has banished the phrase "economic recession" from Republican discourse. From now on, as explained by Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) on C-SPAN today, prolonged periods of negative economic growth and high unemployment will be referred to as "just a part of freedom:"
I don’t think we can figure out how to outlaw recessions any more than we can outlaw tornadoes or outlaw hurricanes. […] Economic growth has never gone in one straight line up. It goes in a zigzag line. It’s a part of freedom.
"Freedom booms," if you will.
And here's a heads-up to the people of New Orleans: LE PEW forecasts that, instead of the needlessly alarmist term "hurricanes," conservatives will shortly begin using the phrase "the spirit of Louisiana".