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Obama lays into Bush again on economy
Washington Times ^ | 7/8/2010 | Kara Rowland

Posted on 07/10/2010 1:00:42 PM PDT by Qbert

President Obama on Thursday labeled the recession a result of "a decade of irresponsibility" that he inherited, continuing his strategy of trying to frame this fall's congressional elections as a choice between Bush-era policies and his own.

"For the better part of 10 years, folks faced stagnant incomes, skyrocketing health care costs and tuition bills, and declining economic security," Mr. Obama said in a speech at a Kansas City, Mo., electric vehicle plant. "It was in the middle of this crisis that my administration walked through the door."

Though unemployment still hovers just below 10 percent, Mr. Obama said his policies -- including the $862 billion stimulus bill and small business tax breaks -- have moved the nation "in the right direction" and he touted the fact that the economy has added private-sector jobs for the last six months.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; economy; mentalillness; munchhausenbyproxy; narcissistinchief; noclass; obama; recession; sociopath
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"...It was in the middle of this crisis that my administration walked through the door."

Like a bull walking through the door of a China shop.

1 posted on 07/10/2010 1:00:48 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

When Bush was president, people were working.


2 posted on 07/10/2010 1:02:21 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Qbert

So the 5.4% unemployment during President Bush’ term was a figment of our imagination.

The millions of people out of work now were always out of work, they just didn’t know it?


3 posted on 07/10/2010 1:02:37 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Qbert

I despise that whiny, lying, finger-pointing-nothing-is-my-fault sack of Sh!t, more than I can EVER say!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 07/10/2010 1:03:51 PM PDT by top 2 toe red (Not supporting a corrupt, Marxist, Socialist President makes me a racist?!? Then a racist I am!!!)
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To: Qbert
"For the better part of 10 years, folks faced stagnant incomes, skyrocketing health care costs and tuition bills, and declining economic security," Mr. Obama said in a speech at a Kansas City, Mo., electric vehicle plant. "It was in the middle of this crisis that my administration walked through the door."

So, we're halfway though this troubled time? Ten more years of despair? Is that the plan??

5 posted on 07/10/2010 1:04:01 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Qbert

This idiot is sounding more and more like Hugo Chavez.


6 posted on 07/10/2010 1:04:21 PM PDT by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: ClearCase_guy

President Kafka, “Don’t blame me, I’m just the piano player.”


7 posted on 07/10/2010 1:05:39 PM PDT by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: Qbert

I did fine for the last 10 years.

Now I may lose everything and experience what my Mom and Dad did during the Great Depression.

But I am a lot older now than they were then, so it will probably be harder for me.

Pretty Scary days ahead for all.


8 posted on 07/10/2010 1:07:09 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Qbert

America is paying the price of political correctness that got this piece of turd in the White House.


9 posted on 07/10/2010 1:07:32 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: pnh102

Yep and every day the media was telling us how terrible 4.9 to 5.5 unemployment rating was.


10 posted on 07/10/2010 1:08:18 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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"For the better part of 10 years, folks faced stagnant incomes, skyrocketing health care costs and tuition bills, and declining economic security," Mr. Obama said.

Um, Barry, Bush was in office for 8 years, not 10, so it looks like he inherited a bad economy from the first black President, Billy Jeff.

11 posted on 07/10/2010 1:08:29 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Qbert

When does it become Obama’s? I’d say about 12 months ago.


12 posted on 07/10/2010 1:10:31 PM PDT by b4its2late (The Lord made man before woman to give him time to think of an answer for her first question.)
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To: Qbert
So is this all that comes out of Bin Laden Husseins Mouth lies?
13 posted on 07/10/2010 1:10:59 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Qbert
I've finally figured out why Michelle has that continual scowl. She's henpecked, being married to the whiniest, perpetually bitter, raggin woman on the planet. What a nancy.
14 posted on 07/10/2010 1:12:06 PM PDT by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: Qbert
Obama is lying through his teeth and hoping that most Americans have short memories. Unemployment was around 5% during most of the Bush administration and our national debt was far smaller than it is now. There was no recession until very late in the Bush presidency.

Obama's insane fiscal policies have exacerbated whatever financial problems existed when he assumed the office he campaigned for. For Obama to pretend that 'the last ten years' (encompassing the Bush presidency) were financially troubled and that a faltering economy was somehow thrust upon him is absurd and an insult to our intelligence.

"Blaming Bush' has gotten old and stale...a punchline for Obama jokes. Barack, man up - you're responsible. You can't vote 'present' anymore.

15 posted on 07/10/2010 1:13:21 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Qbert

yeah, methinks that Hussein’s days of being able to blame Bush for Hussein’s failures are over.

The moron in the Oval Office and his bosses Emmanuel, Plouffe and Axeldork seem to think this tired old meme is going to work forever. They’re wrong.


16 posted on 07/10/2010 1:14:01 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: mass55th

“, Barry, Bush was in office for 8 years, not 10,...”

Perhaps he is math challenged. After all, he does think there are 57 states.

Makes sense to me. His understanding of the math-infused, and higher math at that, subject of economics has eluded our Boy-Queen.


17 posted on 07/10/2010 1:14:06 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: left that other site

In the same boat here. Did great for the last 10 years. Steady income, steady pay raises, steady contract work.

Jan 2010 rolled around and all gone. 6 months later and my Dave Ramsey approved emergency fund is now depleted. I haven’t even gotten a job interview in the last three months.

I’ll be delivering pizzas next week probably, if the pizza places are even hiring that is.


18 posted on 07/10/2010 1:14:22 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Qbert

BHONoBrains


19 posted on 07/10/2010 1:14:33 PM PDT by FrankR ( If we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants win, and we're enslaved.)
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To: Qbert

What a man-child. What sort of leader constantly portays himself as a victim?


20 posted on 07/10/2010 1:14:33 PM PDT by Doohickey ("It Takes A Spillage." - Mark Steyn)
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To: pnh102

When Bush was President he never once blamed Bill Clinton for many congressional follies during the Clinton years....he excepted the job and did the best he could...some things better than others. However, what President Bush was and what Obama is, are worlds apart in leadership and love of country.


21 posted on 07/10/2010 1:14:42 PM PDT by yoe ("N" is for NO for Progressives in government.)
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To: Qbert

22 posted on 07/10/2010 1:15:03 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Qbert
"It was in the middle of this crisis that my administration walked through the door."

Then how'd you manage to make it worse? Nurses who started their 2 year degree programs in '08, amidst a nursing shortage of such dimensions, they were assured they'd "never have to look for a job, the jobs will look for you," are now graduated with absolutely no prospects. Now where did those jobs go? At least around here, there have been no hospital downsizings, etc. Obviously, everybody in healthcare is planning for a long depression.

23 posted on 07/10/2010 1:16:34 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Qbert

Liberals can never lead. They whine, lie, and blame their predecessors or political opponents.


24 posted on 07/10/2010 1:18:41 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: bereanway

She deserves exactly what she married. She didn’t walk into that marriage blind.


25 posted on 07/10/2010 1:21:12 PM PDT by j.argese (Liberal thought process = oxymoron)
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To: Qbert

>>>”For the better part of 10 years, folks faced stagnant incomes, skyrocketing health care costs and tuition bills, and declining economic security,” <<<<

Gee I didnt know health care and tuition had gone down.’’He didnt mention at what schools did he? How about those health care bills that are going to get out of this world under his new bill, with more taxes to boot.

Anyone who would listen to this fool and believe him is a retard. I know we dont like to use that word any more but it perfectly describes anyone who listens to this fool and believes him.


26 posted on 07/10/2010 1:22:44 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Qbert

That is such a total lie. I don’t think most people will fall for it. They know there was lots of work, especially here in FL, five years ago.

Real Obamabots will believe it, but nothing will separate them from the messiah anyway, so they are lost causes.


27 posted on 07/10/2010 1:25:37 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: Domandred

I hear you my FRiend.

At least though, during the Depression, there was some semblance of patriotism and/or the Judeo-Christian ethic in the Nation.

And the people had a sense of History and knew their Civics and their Rights.

Even though we have better technology now, I think we are in worse shape.


28 posted on 07/10/2010 1:25:46 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Qbert

29 posted on 07/10/2010 1:26:20 PM PDT by seawolf101
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To: Qbert

for 7.5 years under bush the economy was JUST FINE

It was only when the democraps took over congress, and started talking the economy into the tank, and convincing stupid stupid W to go along with their bank bailout and stimulous plan (SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE ELECTION) that the economy really tanked

HE SHOULD HAVE TOLD THEM TO SHOVE IT - WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION


30 posted on 07/10/2010 1:26:46 PM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofread- I swear I try!)
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To: Qbert

While you’re in KC, Obama, why don’t you check to see what your fellow “progressives” have done to the public school system there?


31 posted on 07/10/2010 1:27:15 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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So what’s the problem, Ears? Just borrow three or four trillion dollars more that we don’t have - that ought to do the trick, right? After all, a year ago you promised us unemployment wouldn’t top 8% if we adopted your economic policies.


32 posted on 07/10/2010 1:29:03 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: Qbert; P-Marlowe

The economy went south when democrats took over the house and senate in 2006

that’s a fact

congress appropriates all money that is spent...NOT the president

that’s a fact

the democrats have controlled either or both appropriations and approval (congress and presidency) since 2006

that’s a fact

before the democratic congressional recession of 2007, the Bush unemployment rate was at 5%. after 4 years of democratic money control and a democratic presidency, the unemployment rate is 10%

that’s a fact

since the democrat


33 posted on 07/10/2010 1:30:33 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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Sorry Barry, you own this economy, inaction on the oil spill, etc. lock, stock and barrel (no puns intended). Even your kool aid drinkers are figuring it out.

5.56mm

34 posted on 07/10/2010 1:33:03 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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They don't teach economics at Harvard Law. (what were his grades anyway?)

They don't teach economics in community organizer school. (where is that school?)

They don't teach economics in Black Liberation Theology churches.

35 posted on 07/10/2010 1:33:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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Hey, Obozo, STFU - this is getting old.


36 posted on 07/10/2010 1:35:48 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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Deflection from the American voters looking at Jack Squat Barry’s wrecking of the US economy......pass it on to all you know....being it is quite self-evident what Jack Squat is and has been attempting to do by continuously refering to and blaming the previous administration....

Less than 2 years into his lamearse, idiot-ridden presidency and Jack Squat has spent more and wrecked more havoc on the US economy than ANY administration in US history other than FDR....and far more than what the Bush adminstration could have or did do in 8 YEARS! Again, pass it on. =.=


37 posted on 07/10/2010 1:37:24 PM PDT by cranked
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If he keeps this up, what most voters will be reminded of is how much better the economy was under Bush.

Lurk at DU...they aren’t too happy with the economy either. (Of course Keynesian economics is a little too conservative for most of them. They would have preferred a little more Chavez.)

I frankly hope he continues doing this until November.


38 posted on 07/10/2010 1:37:24 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Qbert; P-Marlowe

The economy went south when democrats took over the house and senate in 2006

that’s a fact

congress appropriates all money that is spent...NOT the president

that’s a fact

the democrats have controlled either or both appropriations and approval (congress and presidency) since 2006

that’s a fact

before the democratic congressional recession of 2007, the Bush unemployment rate was at 5%. after 4 years of democratic money control and a democratic presidency, the unemployment rate is 10%

that’s a fact

since the democrat


39 posted on 07/10/2010 1:37:56 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Qbert
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40 posted on 07/10/2010 1:38:48 PM PDT by digger48
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To: libh8er

“See you in November, graham cracker.”


41 posted on 07/10/2010 1:42:25 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: Qbert

What is the statute of limitations on “Bush’s Fault!”?


42 posted on 07/10/2010 1:44:58 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Arizona: Just doing the job 0bamacrats won't do!)
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To: mass55th
“For the better part of 10 years, folks faced stagnant incomes, skyrocketing health care costs and tuition bills, and declining economic security,”

Actually, he's stretching the truth a little. In the ten years of which he speaks, we've been in a recession during the last two years of the Clintoon regime, and the first two years of his.
During the Bush years, college graduates were being fought over and getting starting salaries that were the highest in history. Unemployment hovered at between 4 and 5 percent, which truthfully is the lowest it's been since 1969.
The Consumer Price Index and median household incomes both refute the tales of woe under the previous administration.
What is irrefutably clear is that misery began with the takeover of Congress by the DemonRATs, and is being accelerated by Obama, and it's not incompetence, it's purely intentional.

43 posted on 07/10/2010 1:50:22 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 507)
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To: Qbert

Re: “...It was in the middle of this crisis that my administration walked through the door.” Obama

Abe Lincoln: “You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.”

I sure hope Lincoln is right.


44 posted on 07/10/2010 1:50:28 PM PDT by Nevadan
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I love how a president whose inaugural speech promised a “New Era of Responsibility” can’t accept responsibility for anything over a year and a half into his presidency.


45 posted on 07/10/2010 1:56:06 PM PDT by Qbert
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"...It was in the middle of this crisis that my administration walked through the door."

Democrats have had Congress since 2006... so if Obama walked into the middle of a crisis, the Democratic Congress sure had hand in crisis making too.

46 posted on 07/10/2010 1:59:33 PM PDT by rhombus
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Makes one afraid to ask: How stupid does he think folks are? How forgetful?

Until the Dems took control of Congress in ‘06, the economy was fine, thank you very much.

Has everyone forgotten that the hatred of Bush was generated by 8 years of relentless press attacks, which went viral in ‘04 over Iraq, not the economy? Oh, I guess he doesn’t want to bring up Iraq now that Bush’s/Petraeus’s surge that they Dems decried was successful.

The man sitting in the Oval Office is a clown. And a liar, and just plain stupid, his AA degrees from Columbia and Harvard notwithstanding. He hopes enough Americans are, too.


47 posted on 07/10/2010 2:04:04 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Qbert

Obama and Congress still refuse to get control of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and I was reading today rich people are dumping their homes because of the lost value and they could afford to pay it. So who takes care of the rick Obummer?


48 posted on 07/10/2010 2:04:12 PM PDT by RocketRoland
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To: Qbert
Obama lays into Bush again on economy

Comment removed to save the Admin Moderator the trouble.

49 posted on 07/10/2010 2:04:49 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Doohickey

“What sort of leader constantly portays himself as a victim”

One who, possibly subconsciously, is admitting that he is powerless

Damn that idiot cowboy George Bush- gone 2 years and still running the country...sarc


50 posted on 07/10/2010 2:05:42 PM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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