With poll numbers plummeting, Obama returns to bashing Bush…

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Saw this headline first thing on Drudge

Wow here we have a president who has already shown himself to be a miserable failure and because people are FINALLY figuring out that he is an intellectual misfit and incapable of making sound decisions on the behalf of the nation he is turning to the old tired trump card of bitching about former president Bush.

Today’s article from the Washington Times

Facing the first real rough patch of his presidency, President Obama and his supporters are once again resorting to a tried-and-true tactic: attacking George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

In his White House press conference last week, Mr. Obama referred to the Bush era at least nine times, three times lamenting that he “inherited” a $1.3 trillion debt that has set back his administration’s efforts to fix the economy.

With the former president lying low in Dallas, largely focused on crafting his memoirs, Mr. Obama has increasingly attempted to exploit Mr. Bush when discussing the weak economy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the difficulty closing the military prison at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

As he took power, Mr. Obama promised a “new era of responsibility” that would transcend partisan politics.

“For a guy who campaigned on taking responsibility and looking forward, he spends an awful lot of time pointing fingers and looking backward,” said former Bush deputy press secretary Tony Fratto, who has begun defending the previous administration.

But Democrats think Mr. Obama would be remiss if he did not point out what he inherited.

“I’m not convinced that Obama and his supporters are bashing Bush as much as they are quite rightfully reminding people that our current economic mess and the wars were inherited from the Bush administration,” said Democratic strategist Bud Jackson. “It’s important to remind people of this because Republicans are now criticizing the Obama administration as if they had no role in how we got here.”

Ok I know this is not new or earth shattering news but hey lets hop on the (not so) wayback machine to see what was said even before this jackass took office.

January 07, 2009 – James Pethokoukis
Why Obama Will ‘Own’ the Recession

For eight decades, Democrats have successfully blamed Republican Herbert Hoover for the decade-long Great Depression. That, even though Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal failed to restore prosperity or dramatically lower unemployment, and his tax increases in 1937 snuffed out a nascent recovery.

Now today’s Obamacrats are apparently going to try and Hooverize President Bush in an effort to shield themselves from the potential political fallout of a prolonged recession. It will take years to fix the American economy, Obama says, and years of trillion-dollar budget deficits to do it. And everyday it seems that Team Obama tries to lower economic expectations, such as bearishly predicting that unemployment would hit double-digits.

The not-so-subtle message in the middle of all these pessimistic prognostications: When ya’ll go to vote in 2010 and 2012 and a) unemployment is still as high as it’s been in decades, b) income growth is sluggish at best, c) the budget deficit is running at a trillion bucks a year, and d) stock prices remain stubbornly low — hey, don’t blame us, you can’t rebuild Rome in a day or even in a first term. Remember, Bush really left us a mess.

Here is an article just days after the election… November 10, 2008

Obama’s first economic lesson: blame Bush
As in 1933, the President-elect faces a disaster not of his making. Today, however, he may be able to stabilise the depression

Next Saturday there will be a meeting of the leading economic nations, the G20, in Washington to review the world economic crisis. It is not clear how much Barack Obama, the President-elect of the United States, will be involved. He faces the same dilemma as Franklin Roosevelt, who was President-elect in 1933.

Herbert Hoover, the outgoing president, was engaged in negotiating the preliminaries for the World Economic and Monetary Conference that was to be held in London in July of the same year. By that time Roosevelt would be president.

Roosevelt blamed the slump on Hoover, and was determined to create his own policies to deal with the crisis. In his perceptive biography Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Conrad Black observes: “Roosevelt fundamentally thought that the focusing on foreign causes for the Depression was a scam and an evasion… He believed that efforts to lay great stress on the potential of international conferences to achieve much that would be useful were just attempts to shirk responsibility for the monstrous failure for which Herbert Hoover as President, and for eight years before that as Secretary of Commerce, was more personally responsible than anyone else.”

There is no reason to think that Senator Obama feels as angry about the economic policy failures of George W. Bush as Roosevelt felt about Hoover, but the political situation is the same. In 1933 the outgoing Republican Administration left the legacy of the Great Depression. By 1933 that had already cost them the presidential election of 1932; as the party of the slump they went on to lose the elections of 1936, 1940, 1944 and 1948. Any competent professional politician in Roosevelt’s position would have wanted to nail the Republican Party with responsibility for the slump. Mr Obama is a highly competent politician. He will want to avoid sharing responsibility for the greatest economic catastrophe since the 1930s. To start with, he will want to make sure of his second term. He will put the blame on the Republican Administration, and reasonably so.

I remembered this article because I was thinking when I saw this the first time I was like these mutherfuckers already know that Obama will fuck up the economy and the country and they want to make damn sure that the clueless dolts that helped him get elected are reminded that no matter “how much I fuck up always blame Bush”

New Strategy for Obama: Blame Bush – Posted Mar 14, 09

Washington Post – Obama’s New Tack: Blaming Bush – March 14, 2009
President Points to ‘Inherited’ Economy

Here is a left wing rag – Poll: Obama’s Numbers On Economy Are Unimpressive — But People Still Blame Bush More

OH REALLY!?

Obama is counting on the stupidity of Americans this is where having just a smidgen of common fucken sense is important.
Anyone who has ever had American government classes in high school knows that in our system, the two chambers of Congress actually has a lot more power than the president.

Folks need to be reminded that during the events that shaped this recession, both Obama and Biden were in the Senate (and both houses were controlled by Democrats).
Remember however the Magic Negro already with high office ambitions was noticeable absent during some key legislative votes and used the best copout phrase a politician can use “Oops” – Obama said oops on 6 state Senate votes – He pushed the wrong button, he asserted at the time. Two of the admitted flubs were on hotly contested issues.

Anyone paying attention knows damn well it was retarded pricks idiots like congressmen Barney “banking queen” Frank standing behind the toxic business practices of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, despite the risks, because Fannie and Freddie were large contributors to their campaigns.
But that did not stop the retards of his district from successfully reelected Frank on the campaign promise of finding out what caused the recession and doing what it takes to fix things.

The blame for the recession, of course, goes well beyond Capital Hill. ACORN’s group of corrupt thug “community organizers” intimidated banks into giving out sub-prime loans, on the grounds that not giving a loan to a random broke ass Negro was a racist decision, rather than a decision based on the fact that they couldn’t afford the fucken house in the first place. Yet Obama has never blamed ACORN for this mess.

For Obama, everything is the fault of President Bush, from the recession to the national debt to the fictional global warming. Yes President Bush, who was fiscally very liberal, is partly to blame for the deficit. His decision to pass the $700 billion TARP is a glaring example.
Obama, in only a few months in office has spent more than our country has spent on the Iraq War, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Interstate Highway System and the race to the moon combined.

Despite his attempted deception I believe that people are catching on. I believe that his arrogance will be his eventual downfall. He will not be able to continue to use the tired excuse of blaming Bush because even his fans who bought into his rhetoric of “hope” and “change” will realize that they have been duped and will want to dump his tired ass.

I can only hope…

Extra Credit video – Karl Rove: Obama Blaming Bush “Unprecedented”
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnYh6NdJ0ss[/youtube]

29 comments

  1. 1

    Gaius,

    Good stuff in here. I don’t think anyone on the right is surprised, though. Bush has been blamed for:
    1. Hurricane Katrina (Bush and Rove were in on this one)
    2. The earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia
    3. The genocide in Rwanda
    4. The Crusades
    5. The Spanish Inquisition
    6. Any and all other disasters that have befallen the entire planet throughout all of history

    OOO. and firsties, Brendan. Read it, and weep!

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    Lc Ohio Right Wing Nut says:

    I sprained my ankle a couple of weeks ago can I blame that on the EVILLLLL BUSHCHENEYHALLIBURTONROVEILLUMINATI cabal?

    We need the truth about who really caused my sprained ankle

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    AyUaxe says:

    Since DGN wants to blame someone else, howzabout we get back a little closer to the root of things–lets blame JFK for losing Cuba to communism and getting us into Viet Nam, without a plan to win.

    Lets blame Johnson for destroying public education, for re-enslaving a large swath of black America through welfare and public ghettos, for inflationary economic policy, for continuing and exacerbating the war in Viet Nam, still without a decent plan to win or make its government workable.

    Lets blame the hippies (fiddy2ers in training), demoncrats in Congress, and rank traitors like John Kerry, Jane Fonda, Bill Ayers et al. for scuttling any chance of victory in Viet Nam, denigrating the service of our greatest patriots, our military, and sending the world the false but historically damaging message that the U.S. is a paper tiger.

    Lets blame Peanutbrain Catarrh for lost opportunities in energy independence in the wake of the Arab Oil embargo, for letting Iran go over the edge, and for letting Ahmadinnerjacket and his gang get away with holding U.S. citizens hostage for as long as they f’n wanted, paving the way for today’s most evil and dangerous rogue state and state supporter of worldwide terrorism. Catarrh also gets a huge heaping steamer of blame for defunding, downsizing, damaging and demoralizing the U.S. military, while also wrecking the domestic economy.

    Lets blame Clintoon for fookin’ up in the Balkans, in the Middle East, for not icing bin Laden when he really could have with minimal resistance, for bringing Chinese gansta influences into U.S. politics and business, for spending away as much of the “Peace Dividend” as a thankfully at least temporarily conservative Congress would allow, for again ravaging and demoralizing the armed forces, for engaging in some of the grossest of depredations against personal liberty, free association, and other individual Constitutional rights, and for lowering the moral character and general “class” bar to unprecedented depths.

    We can certainly blame all the intervening republicans with a few things, but since they were so busy having to fight their way out of the giant deficits and/or strategically unfavorable domestic and international positions their predecessors and demoncrat Congresses handed them, I can forgive a lot.

    Shrub was handed a couple of time bombs with the fuses already burned down–national security in shambles from a good decade of prior neglect (OK, I’m blaming BushI and Clintoon mostly for NAFTA and open borders), Islamic terrorists running amok, completely unfazed by facile and ineffective “symbolic” responses from Clintoon, and national security agencies on every level completely crippled and non-communicative from 8 years of complete mismanagement by the executive. The other, slightly longer fused time bomb was the economy. Congress had held Clintoon back for a time, but D.C., being D.C., eventually everyone got infected with the buying votes and self-dealing with taxes viruses. When the demoncrats took over Congress, they just took the thieving up a quantum leap. Should Shrub have slapped them with a veto on every bill? Absolutely. But the blame lies first with the government expansions under Clintoon and demoncrats in Congress.

    So now, blame Bush all you want, DGN, it ain’t an anthill to the mountain of blame you and your cadres have hanging over you. May it fall heavily, accurately, and soon.

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    OK….gotta ask this question again

    when referring to president hussein as DGN, what does DGN stand for?

    inquiring idjits wanna know

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    AyUaxe says:

    In regards to Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery’s comment @ :

    “Die Grosse Null” Another Rottie coined it and I’m spendin’ it, cause it’s perfect and the keystrokes are easy. Can’t use Big O, cause that’s one of my and my kids’ favorite anime series. Gotta be careful not to mess anything else up by associating it with such an A-hole as DGN.

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    In regards to AyUaxe’s comment @ :
    *clap, clap, clap*. Well done.

    I think you made a very solid argument for the democrats NOT going after Bush and Cheney as criminals…do they really want to set that sort of precedent?

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    LC hilljohnny says:

    Obama says >

    “I pressed the wrong button by accident,”

    could this be a “out” for the 52ers who wish they hadn’t voted for the ROO?

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    LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R., Imperial Grammar Hun sez:

    DGN= Die Grosse Null (the big zero)

    AyUaxe sez:

    “Die Grosse Null” Another Rottie coined it and I’m spendin’ it, cause it’s perfect and the keystrokes are easy. Can’t use Big O, cause that’s one of my and my kids’ favorite anime series. Gotta be careful not to mess anything else up by associating it with such an A-hole as DGN.

    Ach so, Ich verstehe……..Danke schoen

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    AyUaxe says:

    In regards to Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery’s comment @ :
    In regards to LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R., Imperial Grammar Hun’s comment @ :

    Here’s another one for y’all: STC–“Shiftless, Triflin’, Contrary.” Dispenses with race-tinged pejoratives like the “N” word, “white trash” or “cracker.” DGN, 1st Troglodyte (hat tip, “The Bertha Butt Boogie”) and the Clintoons are all STCs, for example. No real work, always whinin’ and/or lyin’ about something, trying to blame other people for their own inadequacies and always acting against what would really be the right thing to do in any circumstance, even if it means shooting themselves or their country in the foot. STC–ain’t copyrighted. Use it in good health and good humor.

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    AyUaxe says:

    LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R., Imperial Grammar Hun sez:

    do they really want to set that sort of precedent?

    No statute of limitation on treason! Fire up the hemp plants–for rope, I mean.

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    AyUaxe sez:

    1st Troglodyte

    Aren’t you insulting troglodytes here?

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    AyUaxe says:

    LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R., Imperial Grammar Hun sez:

    Aren’t you insulting troglodytes here?

    Sorry, I ditched sensitivity training and went fishing. Would “hermaphrotrog” be less objectionable?

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    AyUaxe sez:

    Sorry, I ditched sensitivity training and went fishing.

    wish I’d done that when I was required to attend white guilt diversity training…..a total waste of 6 hours.

    Would “hermaphrotrog” be less objectionable?

    I prefer to call her megabutt

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    Despite his attempted deception I believe that people are catching on. I believe that his arrogance will be his eventual downfall. He will not be able to continue to use the tired excuse of blaming Bush because even his fans who bought into his rhetoric of “hope” and “change” will realize that they have been duped and will want to dump his tired ass.

    I can only hope…

    How long can you hold your breath? :em98:

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    wyseguy says:

    The problem isn’t Bush or Obama, they’re just men. The problem is government and our society’s growing comfort with its intrusion. We are nearing a critical mass of government intervention. We can continue to add pressure to the economy and society in the form of more and more government intervention and watch the whole thing collapse and ruin this country for generations (if we recover at all). The excesses of our overreaching government has created unsustainable expectations on the part of the citizenry. Case in point, the masses of people who believe in a “right” to health care when no such right exists.

    We see the damage happening all around us, but only a scarce few recognize the real culprit, government. So few don’t see it because despite all the jokes to the contrary we want to believe that the politician is just a lawyer with the most noble of intentions. They don’t want to believe that tyranny can come to this country because of our Bill of Rights or some other protection even though to our modern politicians of both stripes the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is just ink on a page. So few people see the real culprit of our situation because they desperately want to believe that their favored political party can fix things with more government. So few people want to see the real culprit because to truly see it means consequences they just don’t have the stomach to endure.

    The one and only alternative that can save our economy and restore our society to its place as a world leader is to begin to scale back the size and scope of our government. To demand progress to return the Federal government to its Constitutional mandates only. Yes, this will involve painful changes to our society, to our businesses, and to our families. To do otherwise is to relegate the United States of America to the dust bin of history. We’re all addicted to the heroin of government assistance in some manner and we all need to start to detox.

    I have no faith any such change will occur. Far too many don’t see too much government as the problem. To the contrary, 52% of us in the last election said we didn’t have enough government. Now we’re near double digit unemployment and a recession we’re being warned will take at least another year to dig ourselves out of. Sure, we have a few states asserting the 10th Amendment, but they’re still taking federal dollars.

    I have no faith in our elected officials of either party. Both parties are only looking as far as the next election and making sure their seat remains theirs. They build up the legal protections necessary to permanently protect them from the very legislation they’re drafting. They ignore our decaying school system because their kids never went to public school. They’ll ignore our soon to be failing health care system because their exclusive system works just fine for them. They ignore our crumbling infrastructure because there isn’t much to see from behind the tinted windows of their limousines. They ignore the regulations dealing with air travel because they have no problem boarding their Gulfstream V to fly privately from Washington DC to Baltimore.

    Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Long term power corrupts inevitably. We’re so far away from what our founding fathers wanted for us that they wouldn’t take up arms and revolt against our government. They’d demand we take them to the United States and would consider us daft for trying to convince them that this is the United States.

    Free markets and individual liberty are laying mortally wounded on the steps of the capitol building in Washington. Unfortunately, they’re being taken to Canada for treatment so we can expect a long wait.

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    AyUaxe says:

    Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery sez:

    megabutt

    Dat’s it! Though I know I’ll relapse to troglodyte–ya jus cain’t get enuf o’ dat funk!

    In regards to wyseguy’s comment @ :

    So right and bordering on tragic that gummint now so effectively buys votes and manipulates business, because Uncle Sam’s in almost everyone’s front and back pockets, giving and taking in accordance with which demographic the party in power is trying to stroke. That never bodes well for workers and earners. I know I’ve got a big bone to pick with the feds right now, ’cause they’re giving away $4,500 of the money I need to pay my bills to some dumb fuck who who wants a new, more fuel efficient car. Maybe I’d like a new car, too, but the one I bought a few years ago gets better than 18 miles per gallon, ’cause I was responsible–guess what–I and every responsible person like me is just getting robbed. This isn’t wealth sharing or distribution, it’s out-right robbery. Sucks even worse, because they can’t even part out the “clunkers” that people are turning in, so us semi-responsible worker bees can’t even go get a new head to keep our POS running at the junk yard. FYYFF, DGN and Congress!

    Like Musashi taught, to cut, you must be willing to be cut. If we are to roll back the tide of gummint thievery and malfeasance, there will be pain, inconvenience. I, like you, have serious doubts about our coddled, entertainment, comfort and consumption-driven society’s ability to deal with the cost to make things right again. I strongly suspect collapse will have to come first. It took over 60 years (guesstimating) for the Soviet system to collapse; I sure hope my kids don’t have to live and fight with this shite that long.

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    AyUaxe sez:

    Dat’s it! Though I know I’ll relapse to troglodyte–ya jus cain’t get enuf o’ dat funk!

    well, if it’s funk y’all wants…..

    GIT DOWN MAMA :em93: , you too megabutt

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    AyUaxe and wyseuy made some very good points that I would like to follow up with.

    A President is actually fairly powerless in domestic affairs, by design. He is responsible for enforcing the mandates that Congress makes.

    So, if you want to make a statement you elect a President. If you want to make a difference, concentrate on Congress (both houses). Reagan and Clinton both experienced that, Reagan’s government cutting moves were blocked by a Democrat controlled Congress and Clinton’s government expansion moves were (mostly) blocked by a Republican controlled one.

    Bush II had a chance to make a real difference in limiting the role and power of government, and he blew it.

    Obama has a chance to make a real difference in expanding the role and power of government, and he’s going great guns on it.

    Start doing your homework now, folks. Look at the Senators and Congresscritters that are up for election next cycle, examine their voting records, look at their opposition (if any yet exists) the same way, and decide accordingly.

    That will make a difference.

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    LC Spare Parts says:

    Fine: blame Bush and all the RINO’s whose kinder gentler Keynsian semantics were invoked while they let the Dems write all the appropriations bills and didn’t do squat to stop any of it when they were in the majority. “Tis the echo of a boy crying “worm” : not that he’d know a wolf if he sees one.

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    Kriegsbringer says:

    In regards to Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery’s comment @ :

    Megabutt? You wouldn’t want MO to lose her newfound pride in “her” country, would you? :em95:

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    Fine: blame Bush and all the RINO’s whose kinder gentler Keynsian semantics were invoked while they let the Dems write all the appropriations bills and didn’t do squat to stop any of it when they were in the majority.

    Thanks, I will.

    They were put there for a reason. They muffed it.

    Doesn’t mean that DGN and his cronies in Congress right now get a pass, though.

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    Kriegsbringer sez:

    Megabutt? You wouldn’t want MO to lose her newfound pride in “her” country, would you? :em95:

    her kingdom you mean…….

    Kriegsbringer……cool handle……

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    LCBrendan says:

    OOO. and firsties, Brendan. Read it, and weep!

    Quiet, or you’ll spill my coffee.

    Now, what was that again? :em95:

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    AyUaxe says:

    Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery sez:

    well, if it’s funk y’all wants…..

    GIT DOWN MAMA :em93: , you too megabutt

    Thanks for the link–better than coffee for a boost.

    Returning the favor, here’s a classic Meters and an epic, impromptu funk event, RHCP + Meters at 2006 Voodoo Fest. That was the first big event after Katrina (Jazz Fest was a shadow of itself)–things were still very f’d up–swaths of city still dark and silent. This performance is so emotional, it’ll bring tears of joy and pain, at least it does for me–maybe ya hada been there, or maybe not.

    I blame thank Shrub and his administration for protecting the freedom to enjoy such things, without everyone playin’ racist black/white games. F any F’er who tries to take that away.

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    LC TerribleTroy, Imperial Centurion says:

    Yeah that was a great link Jay .. loved that song from day one…..I’ll be singing in all day.. the real problem is that I have some friends at work and every day they ask me what song I have in my head ( I frequently wake up with a song in my head) and I sing it to em (or croak more like) and then they get the bug too. I think this one will become the “Anthem”.

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    Kriegsbringer says:

    In regards to Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery’s comment @ :

    Thanks, JB. BTW, if you really want to know a hilarious moniker for MO how about….

    Hottentot Venus (look it up).

    I know – seventh circle of hell for me. :em93: Hey, but it’s just “satire”. :em02:

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    Kriegsbringer sez:

    Hottentot Venus (look it up).

    yeeesh……just did, there goes my appetite.

    In regards to AyUaxe’s comment @ :

    Love the Meters sir, good track there…..

    back at you, being that it’s the 40th anniversary of Woodstock and all.

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