Here we go again…Barry.
Governor Ronald Regan made this retort famous during the 1980 Presidential election debates, against President Jimmy Carter–and as there are a lot of similarities between the two situations, so it is no less relevant today.
The Associated Press is covering President Obama’s “Western States Fund Raising [and] Jobs Plan Tour”, freely reporting his statements, too bad most of them are factually absurd.
His broad opening statement for example–something the msm will never do.
President Obama charged that the Republican vision of government would: “fundamentally cripple America.”
Any critical assessment of America would reveal that it has already been brought to its financial knees by Barak Obama’s failure as President–without any input from Republicans.
President Obama took the big chair in the Oval office with no executive or management experience whatsoever, relying strictly on far-left “celebrity” Ivy League academicians and the total control of government to implement their unbriddled, liberal “dream board” plan, which has since resulted in:
An unemployment rate that has only twice edged below 9% since May 2009.
An increase in the national debt by over 40% in less than 3 years. As of inauguration day, January 20, 2009, the outstanding U.S. Debt totalled $10.626 trillion; and now, as of September 23, 2011, it totals $14,700 trillion–an increase of $4.083 trillion, in just two years and eight months.
EPA regulations that are strangling the very businesses that he hopes will create jobs–and threaten to increase the cost of energy, which as a foundation component of the economy, would deteriorate its current “flat-line” state.
A moritorium against drilling in the Gulf of Mexico that caused a massive removal of oil rig equipment and 25,000 good paying jobs, in an area already devastated by hurricane Katrina.
A healthcare reform that is roundly credited with the virtual freeze of job creation, which will create an entitlement program that the U.S. cannot afford.
That is the very short list.
Obama and Democrats continue to chant “it is Bush’s fault”–too bad it’s simply not true.
To clarify, we must go all the way back to the 2006 elections, which ushered a new Democratic majority into Congress–and the majority rules.
As only Congress may authorize spending or debt ceiling increases, and with Democrats having had the legislative majority from January 2007 until January 2011–four full years–the Democrats alone are totally responsible for all of the spending for that time period.
Not President Bush or the Republicans.
The second important point is that incoming Presidents take responsibility for the United States and all her citizens around the world, on their inauguration day–period.
No excuses–he made the decision to run for the position and spent $1 billion on the race.
In stark contrast to Democrats’s “crying and whining” that it was Bush’s fault…
President Bush didn’t blame former President Clinton for the “dot.com bubble” that he inherited, which caused the U.S. stock market to shed over $5 trillion in market value from March 2000 to October 2002, evaporating millions of jobs and devastating the economy along the way–much like the housing/financial crisis did when Obama took office.
On top of that, just eight months after his inauguration, on September 11, 2001, President Bush and the country were faced with the destruction of the World Trade Center by “Islamic Extremists”–and event that changed America forever.
But, yet, President Bush still didn’t blame President Clinton–he took command of the situation, and kept Americans safe, as there was not another attack on our soil in the eight years of his presidency.
Real Presidents of the United States prove that they are leaders, they adapt and overcome for all Americans–something that Barak Obama cannot and will not do.
As a result, no matter what he says, or how the mainstream media tries to portray him, he will join those Presidents who failed, particularly under times of great challenge, and become the next “one-term” president in our history.