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Biden tags economy 'Bush recession'
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Posted on 07/29/2010 5:54:50 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Biden tags economy 'Bush recession' By Michael O'Brien - 07/29/10 07:42 AM ET

Vice President Biden trotted out a new line of attack against Republicans, terming the nation's economic difficulties the "Bush recession."

Vice President Joe Biden trotted out a new line of attack against Republicans on Thursday, terming the nation's economic difficulties the "Bush recession."

The vice president sought to explicitly link the recession plaguing many Americans to President George W. Bush as Democrats ramp up their attacks on the previous administration.

"There's never enough until we've restored the 8 million jobs lost in the Bush recession," Biden said on NBC's "Today" show when asked if the administration had done enough to address unemployment. "Until that happens it doesn't matter -- it matters, but it's not enough."

Democrats have increasingly invoked Bush in their campaign messaging, sensing that blaming the former Republican president helps explain why so many problems haven't been resolved despite over a year and a half of Democratic control of government. They also use Bush as a shorthand for the kind of eras and policies that, Democrats warn, GOP lawmakers and candidates would revive if they were given power in November's elections.

Another top Democrat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), has said that there is essentially no limit to how long Democrats could credibly invoke Bush, as long as hangover effects from his presidency plague the U.S.

"Well, it runs out when the problems go away," Pelosi said in early June when asked if there was a limit to how long Democrats could blame Bush.

The former president, who's stayed largely out of the public spotlight since leaving office and avoided strong criticism of President Obama, is likely to become only more of an election year issue, as well.

Lawmakers are still yet to wrangle over the fate of the tax cuts Bush sought during his administration, which are set to expire at the end of the year. The former president's memoir is set for release a week after the election, as well, meaning that any excerpts that might leak before then could cause a political firestorm on the campaign trail, so close to Election Day.

Still, Biden told the still-large number of jobless Americans to "keep the faith" when it comes to finding employment in the shifting economy.

"My message is keep the faith. We are moving in the right direction," Biden said when asked what his message to the jobless was. "We are not going to let you go without food or basic services. That is not going to happen in this country, in this administration."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biteme; failure; plugs
FAIL........
1 posted on 07/29/2010 5:54:52 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Whatever you say, Bite Me.

But it's the Obama Depression.

2 posted on 07/29/2010 5:57:46 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Sub-Driver

Plugs. What a ‘doosh-bag.’ These guys are SO predictable.


3 posted on 07/29/2010 5:57:57 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: Sub-Driver

EPIC FAIL


4 posted on 07/29/2010 5:58:34 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Pssssst: Obama inherited the economy from himself and ‘RAT Congress, not Bush. Pass it on. bttt

Chart:

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/02/05/past-deficits-vs-obamas-deficits-in-pictures/


5 posted on 07/29/2010 6:00:50 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (BP was founder of Cap & Trade Lobby and is linked to John Podesta, The Apollo Alliance and Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver
Biden tags economy 'Bush recession

This will backfire because it reminds people that, regardless of who started it, the Obama administration hasn't fixed it (and has in fact exacerbated it greatly).

It is the logical equivalent of Biden screaming, "we're impotent, we're impotent!"

6 posted on 07/29/2010 6:01:27 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Satan's greatest trick is convincing some men he doesn't exist!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Fine.

The “Bush Recession” will seem like the Roarin’ 20’s compared to the “Obama/Biden Depression” that we have now entered.


7 posted on 07/29/2010 6:03:20 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s not gonna work. They can’t go to the election in November with the slogan “It’s ALL Bush’s fault!” The people, even Dems and libs, aren’t buying that anymore..................


8 posted on 07/29/2010 6:03:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Sub-Driver

if dem are going to call it the “bush recession” i hope the gop have the guts to call it the “obama recession”


9 posted on 07/29/2010 6:04:38 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Sub-Driver

The nitwit speaks.

And by the way, Mr. Biden, you and your president have had over a year and half. What have YOU done to fix the economy? Stimulus? Nearly 10% unemployment and most of the other economic indicators in the toilet. Oh yeah, that has worked well (she said sarcastically).


10 posted on 07/29/2010 6:05:39 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Sub-Driver

In ten years from now, when the economy really starts to turn around, from somewhere on Dewey Beach, a sun tanned Joe Biden will pat his big beer gut and claim credit for the booming economy of 2020.


11 posted on 07/29/2010 6:05:43 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
This will backfire because it reminds people that, regardless of who started it, the Obama administration hasn't fixed it (and has in fact exacerbated it greatly).

Exactly. Zero was hired for the job because he claimed he could fix the economy.

Now he's claiming that he should be rehired because he's incompetent?

12 posted on 07/29/2010 6:06:45 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: All
The Washington Post babbled about Obama inheriting a huge deficit from Bush. Amazingly enough, a lot of people swallow this nonsense. So once more, a short civics lesson.

Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress, and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party. They controlled the budget process for FY 2008 and FY 2009, as well as FY 2010 and FY 2011. In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For FY 2009, though, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete FY 2009.

Let's remember what the deficits looked like during that period:

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the FY 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending.

After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets. If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.

In a nutshell,

what Obama is saying is 'I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.'

MORE HERE bttt

13 posted on 07/29/2010 6:10:11 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (BP was founder of Cap & Trade Lobby and is linked to John Podesta, The Apollo Alliance and Obama)
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To: Red Badger

Biden qualifies to be a token member of the CBC!


14 posted on 07/29/2010 6:10:22 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Sooth2222
Exactly. Zero was hired for the job because he claimed he could fix the economy.

President Shuck-N-Jive said he had a plan...
S-N-J reference is to an Art Garfunkel song.

15 posted on 07/29/2010 6:11:45 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, that 4% unemployment and 4% GDP growth under W really sucked.


16 posted on 07/29/2010 6:11:58 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If this is supposedly Bush’s recession, and you clowns are so inept that you cant turn things around. Then what are YOU?!


17 posted on 07/29/2010 6:12:42 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: Matchett-PI

I seem to remember a certain community organizer plick say that the war in iraq was a distraction from 4.4 percent unemployment.

What’s the distraction from 10% unemployment (likely more) under this bastard?


18 posted on 07/29/2010 6:15:37 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (Mike/Chris Wallace: Did you give in? Palin: "HELL NO!" 96 days til the midterms, if they're held..)
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To: Sub-Driver

They can’t fool me. It’s STILL Hoover’s fault.


19 posted on 07/29/2010 6:21:41 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Liberal democrats are so pathetic and adolescent - never take the blame when you can blame someone else. I have NEvER heard ONE democrat take responsibility for anything. How people still vote for these sad excuses for politicians is beyond my comprehension.
20 posted on 07/29/2010 6:21:41 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Sub-Driver

These marxists are the most despicable worm eating maggots ever found in a pile of pig manure.


21 posted on 07/29/2010 6:24:23 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (my favorite pastime: annoying liberals)
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To: 4rcane
"I hope the GOP has the guts to call it the “Obama recession.'"

What??!! And come off sounding racist? No way, bud.

22 posted on 07/29/2010 6:25:30 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Dr. Ursus

I dunno, Maxine Waters is probably smarter than him...........


23 posted on 07/29/2010 6:29:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sorry Joe but the voters aren’t buying your lie any more.


24 posted on 07/29/2010 6:36:37 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: Sub-Driver

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov/cps/prev_yrs.htm), in years 2000 through 2008 the yearly unemployment rate ranged from a low of 4.0 percent to a high of 6.0 percent, with an average over those years of 5.1 percent. Jobs were easy to find during the Bush years.

The unemployment rate for 2009—the first year in which Obama was in charge—was 9.3 percent.

Of course the unemployment rate is even higher now.


25 posted on 07/29/2010 6:36:37 AM PDT by Lucas McCain
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To: Sub-Driver
"Bush recession" - Joe Biden

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." - Adolf Hitler

26 posted on 07/29/2010 6:39:03 AM PDT by SouthDixie (The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.)
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To: Sub-Driver
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), has said that there is essentially no limit to how long Democrats could credibly invoke Bush


27 posted on 07/29/2010 6:39:46 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sorry, Joe, it just won’t fly. It’s YOUR economy, and everyone knows it.


28 posted on 07/29/2010 6:43:41 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Christian4Bush

bttt


29 posted on 07/29/2010 6:51:51 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (BP was founder of Cap & Trade Lobby and is linked to John Podesta, The Apollo Alliance and Obama)
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To: Jack Hammer
Yesterday, It was the “Obama Recovery Summer”. Today, it's the “Bush Recession”.

If by some miracle, the economy were to improve tomorrow, would it then be called the “Bush Recovery”?

30 posted on 07/29/2010 6:52:28 AM PDT by Rational Thought (a)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yep, 20 straight quarters of GDP growth, sub 5% unemployment, booming markets, etc. Then we get a marxist nominated for the Dems as the presidentail candidate and we dive into a recession nearly immediately.

Yep, that darnded republican....


31 posted on 07/29/2010 6:54:34 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The Obama Administration Tries To Propagandize Its Way To An Economic Recovery
32 posted on 07/29/2010 7:11:06 AM PDT by blam
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To: Sub-Driver
Biden tags economy 'Bush recession' '0bama Depression'


33 posted on 07/29/2010 7:12:31 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (REAL Americans Bow to No One But The Almighty! - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: MNJohnnie

Joe has scabs on his brain.


34 posted on 07/29/2010 7:24:37 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Joe has a brain??? Who knew!


35 posted on 07/29/2010 7:26:08 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: Sub-Driver

“”There’s never enough until we’ve restored the 8 million jobs lost in the Bush recession””

Does this guy never talk to his boss? obozo said a couple of weeks ago, we will NEVER recover the number of jobs lost!


36 posted on 07/29/2010 7:29:07 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Lucas McCain


37 posted on 07/29/2010 7:31:46 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: Sub-Driver

focus group tested and George Lackoff approved...


38 posted on 07/29/2010 7:33:08 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

focus group tested and George Lackoff approved...


39 posted on 07/29/2010 7:33:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Ronaldus Magnus said it best. And I will paraphrase some of it.

“It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job.
“It’s a depression when you lose yours.
“And recovery is when Barack Hussein Soetoro and Joe Bite-Me lose theirs.”


40 posted on 07/29/2010 6:49:20 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (Mike/Chris Wallace: Did you give in? Palin: "HELL NO!" 96 days til the midterms, if they're held..)
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