Skip to comments.How Long can it all be Republicans fault??
Posted on 11/01/2009 7:05:40 AM PST by sickoflibs
Every president will blame the past one, either directly or indirectly (using media commentators or spokesmen.) And many times it is valid to do that. Most Americans agreed that G.W. Bush could not be (entirely) responsible for the successful Sept 11, 2001 attacks or the 2001 market crash. Much of what he had to work with his first nine months was left over from the Clinton administration. But liberals (progressives) to this day still say that the "September 11, 2001 attacks were on Bush's Watch" after only nine months in office and that Bush was left a booming economy by Clinton. Yet they also claim that this is not yet Obama's economy even now in October 2009, unless there is good news. Good news is always the Obama economy.
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In the case of Hoover, it was about 60 years.
as long as the democrat media keeps reporting it and fails to correct the lies put forth by this America killing Democrat administration
As long as it works for them.
60, that's a joke. The libtards are still blaming him.
"How Long can it all be Republicans fault?? The answer will be that : "It will always be republicans fault." No matter how bad things get, unemployment, deficits, inflation, health care rationing or prices under democrats. We will be told that "Things would have been even worse without Obama. We tried free markets and capitalism and it failed under republicans, now we will try socialism (never tried before apparently) and so far it is working fine."
Until there are no more Liberals
Some thoughts I had on the blame game.
It is going to work for a while, but not much longer. Hussein did walk into a mess so Americans have cut him some slack. But that will go away.
Not that it will slow Hussein’s blame game any.
It’s time to make the Democrats own this. It was their stimulus that was sold to us with rosy scenarios and sales pitch
But liberals (progressives) to this day still say that the “September 11, 2001 attacks were on Bush’s Watch” after only nine months in office and that Bush was left a booming economy by Clinton.
“It’s funny listening to David Axelrod lower expectations of the new incoming administration with all this talk of inheriting problems. Of course if you look back at the promises that were made we were told that Obama would just fix them for us.
Oh how things have changed since November of 2000. Obviously there’s a financial crisis, nobody is denying this. There was also a recession underway during 2000, that was warned about by the Bush administration (or Booosh administration as John Mellencamp says). Yes, those are the same warnings that were being criticized as:Talking down the economy. Today, we have Obama and others, saying this is the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The ONLY thing this crisis has been so far is the worst government interference with the economy since the Great Depression, no thanks to Bush and the Democrat Congress. Dot’ get me wrong, when the banking infastructure is breaking down this is similar to what happened back in the 1930’s. There is certainly a problem. However, this hasn’t been a Depression, far from it, yet. Heck, I even posted a youtube video portraying this possibility. Things are certainly going to get worse before they get better.
In the 1930’s, Unemployment reached 25%. Today it’s around 6.2%, and the worst states are Michigan and Rhode Island both at 9.3%. This is hardly close to the Depression standards. In fact, I don’t know anyone, ANYONE who stands in a soup line to get their lunch. Do you? I’d say if you do, chances are you’re homeless and reading this from a library.
So what’s my point? My point is; if this were Bush in the place of Obama he would be criticized by the media for talking down a recession into a depression. The first time Bush sat down behind the desk of the Oval Office we we’re in a mild recession. It was inherited (at really nobodies fault). Nobody on the left wanted to pay attention to that tiny little fact. It was: Bush’s fault simply because he was now the sitting President. The Corporate scandals that manifested in 2001 were all his fault because he was connected to Ken Lay. Never mind the fact, that there were TWO other companies that were in the same boat with Enron— Tyco and WorldCom. Nobody on the Left cared that these accounting irregularities began as far back as 1997, that didn’t matterBoosh was President.
If the problems with the economy are as bad as they say they’re going to be, then Obama will have a mess on his hands that will be: Obama’s fault. Oh yes, it will be his fault for simply sitting at the desk of the Oval Office. This was the same standard applied to Bush. Let’s have a run down of all the things that were his fault simply because he was President, with not asking why things really happened, or who else was involved:
The 2000-2001 Recession: never mind the first quarter of 2000 showed a huge decline in gdp.
The Corporate Scandals: never mind the numbers went back into the 90’s.
9-11: never mind the hand cuffing applied to the CIA and FBI by the Clinton admin, I guess Bush was supposed to clone himself 5 times so he could be at all four airport security checkpoints, while attempting to read a children’s book to elementary kids at the same time.
Katrina: (never mind the incompetent weeping governor and her emotional inability to call on the National Guard or the idiotic mayor who was too stupid to use all the school buses that ended up in 4 feet of water— but stupid Bush went ahead and blamed himself anyway.)
Gas prices/Price of Oil: (never mind the attempt to remove the offshore drilling ban that was filibustered by Democrats, the same ban that these bafoons let expire that contributed to the bottom falling out of the price of oil.)
The decision to go to war, lies about WMD (even though the Democrats voted to go as well, based on the same damn information).
The Housing bubble: never mind the CRA legislation that was the foundation to this mess, the same kind of legislation that allowed former attorney Barack Obama to sue Citi bank to continue to issue these kinds of loans.
None of this mattered, it was: Bush’s fault and Bush’s watch. So get ready for it, it’s now going to be: Obama’s watch and Obama’s fault. Oh and we should throw in, Obamanomics in for good measure.”
I slightly disagree with you, my friend.
Was telling someone tonight, this:
We’ve always known about this lib wet dream about national health care. We can’t claim it a surprise; they’ve been angling for it for nearly 75 years. What we should have done was enact it on OUR terms, while Bush was in the White House and we had control of both houses of Congress.
Just like was done with the Medicare thing, which is the only part of Medicare that came in UNDER budget, because it was run by the free market.
We have known for YEARS that the first time they had their first crack at power that they would try to pull this whole Obamacare thing. And we should have known that by the time they had the kind of numbers to bring it up, that we would be unable to stop it.
This Obama/Pelosicare is a failure of OUR leadership. We should have co-opted this issue from them, using common sense, conservative, free market principles and then forced Democrats to vote AGAINST IT.
We had a chance to screw them over, but help the nation...and we punted.
Until 4 Nov 2008 then 52% of STUPID Americans fell for this Halfrican, Communist BASTARD!
This BS about the CRA is nothing more than BS, it was attached to a bill written by republicans and 90% of the republicans voted for it. The banks wanted to make the damn loans, they were making about $9,000 a pop they thought they were above the laws of supply and demand. They would still be doing it if they had not run out of warm bodies to sign loan papers.
You certainly have your facts, bro!
Unfortunately, the libtards aren’t INTERESTED in TRUTH.
But you’re right on!
The Nasdaq crash began in March of 2000. When Bush took office it was down 40% off its peak and the trend was downward.
The CRA was the germ. But it laid dormant through 3 administrations until Clinton put it on steroids.
The price of oil is starting to rise. Who are they gonna blame this time, since it can’t be GWB.
Maybe the investment banks who have purchased tankers that are sitting offshore, full of oil, unwilling to unload at the docks until the price is right?
Those are Obama’s friends. Read market-ticker and you’ll find it.
Let’s see if the MSM investigates this use of our bailout money.
The Repubs had plenty to do with it. They didn’t stop the Freddie and Fannie Fraud, The Graham Leach bill was a Repub bill and they did nothing to clean up Wall St. fraud. Toss in the lack of oversight on what the banking and mortgage sector was doing and they have a lot of blood on their hands.
The beauty of the Two Party system is that voters always think it’s the other side’s fault. But they’re both culpable, and we’ll keep voting them in no matter what. I say lay back and enjoy it.
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