Skip to comments.CURL: The truly dismal state of the union
Posted on 01/23/2012 11:34:33 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
There is one person one American among the 300 million of us who is not to blame for the state of the union. Everyone else, each of you, in some small or large way, bears some share of the blame, but not this guy. Not one little bit.
This guy is Barack Obama. He is not the least bit to blame for the dismal state of the U.S. economy. George W. Bush is, for sure, and that evil Dick Cheney, oh, no doubt. House Speaker John A. Boehner evil, too is, of course, to blame. But guess what? So is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and every Democrat in the House and Senate.
Now, President Truman made it very clear: The buck stops with him. No passing the buck for that guy. But Mr. Obama blames everyone but himself. Mr. Bush, he says, left the nation in a ditch, a deep ditch, and hes been digging out since he took office. And Congress? Those guys are just plain awful, he says. So mean. Wah, they wont do anything I want done! Mr. Obama feels so sure about it that hes basing his re-election campaign on bashing Capitol Hill.
But with the president delivering his State of the Union speech to Congress Tuesday night, lets pause here to take as hard look at the real state of America, by the numbers, using only cold, hard facts.
The unemployment rate when Mr. Obama was elected was 6.8 percent; today it is 8.5 percent at least thats the official number. In reality, the Financial Times writes, if the same number of people were seeking work today as in 2007, the jobless rate would be 11 percent.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
A writer for the WaPo is actually being honest? Whodathunkit.
Who will watch this sillyness—another blame Bush talk with a peck of high sounding ideas—talk about Jobs and how He—Obama —saved the nation. Nothing new here—Republicans should boycott the thing or shout him down more—Maybe toss things at him. I will not watch—maybe see the clips of the best parts on Fox News.
Would make a good rebuttal.