"One week it is all peaches and cream, we are headed for the most promising economy in decades"
No. One week is statistical noise. The overall data is consistent with a moderate recovery. Either way, winholder, either it's lies or its not. You can't pick and choose the good weeks as lies and the bad weeks as truth. At least you can't and consider yourself honest.
"We all know that like polls, most statistics can be used to get whatever answer you need."
Which is what you do. If you look at economic indicators or polls in their entirety over time they create a very good picture of the economy or public opinion. If you pick one instance of one indicator you won't get a good picture. If you decide all positive indicators are lies and all negative indicators are the truth you'll be someone who uses statistics to lie to people. That is what you do. That is what the conservative media does.