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Obama’s Revisionism He predicted a strong economy, but blames his failure on Bush.
National Review Online ^ | JUNE 18, 2012 | John Lott

Posted on 06/18/2012 7:56:16 AM PDT by richardb72

Americans’ patience is running thin. Unemployment has been above 8 percent for 40 months. Since the recovery started, over 7.2 million Americans have given up looking for work and left the labor force. It is during recessions, not recoveries, that people are supposed to give up looking for work.

But it is obviously all Bush’s fault. At least, that is President Obama’s new take. During his big economic address on Thursday, Obama repeatedly said that the economic problems we face today were “a decade in the making.”

But there is a problem with Obama’s logic. Over the last three-and-a-half years, the president and his administration have continually claimed that the stimulus was working and that a robust recovery was starting. If the legacy of the Bush administration policies was going to hinder the recovery so badly, why did Obama keep on predicting that things were going to get better soon? . . .

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; johnlott; obama; obamadishonest; recession; unemployment

1 posted on 06/18/2012 7:56:31 AM PDT by richardb72
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To: richardb72

The words “Obama” and “logic” don’t belong in the same sentence, unless it would be to say that he offers none.


2 posted on 06/18/2012 8:00:42 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: richardb72

What Obama says is pretty much entirely predicable. The unknown is how many Americans still 1) believe him and/or 2) think its “cool” to vote for him regardless of what he says.


3 posted on 06/18/2012 8:01:35 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: richardb72

If Obama was wrong about the situation he inherited and if he has been stumbling along for three and a half years of failed initiatives (remember the summer of recovery, shovel ready projects, quantitative easing one and two, housing crisis, record unemployment), why should we believe he now can solve the problem?


4 posted on 06/18/2012 8:04:47 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Blue state sickness must not be rewarded)
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To: richardb72

So, President Stoner is admitting he is a less influential and powerful leader, as president, than George W is as an ex-president?


5 posted on 06/18/2012 8:08:13 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: richardb72

Obama plans to run his 2008 campaign all over again, he’ll be sending out videos of his 2008 campaign so he can play golf ,the last 3 + years never happened ,it was all a dream


6 posted on 06/18/2012 8:09:10 AM PDT by molson209
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To: richardb72

This is the sort of retro reasoning that people use to blame their parents. Example: if parents smoked you can blame them for your smoking because they were “bad role models”, oppositely, if parents did not smoke, you can say that you smoke because you were rebelling against their straight laced ways. Either way, your own faults are not your fault...but your successes...a different matter.

Had all the same things been done with successful results, would Bush be getting the credit for turning the economy around? Waiting to hear this question asked.


7 posted on 06/18/2012 8:09:52 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: richardb72
“O” dug himself a hole he can't get out of.

For 4 years he's been blaming Bush for the economy and for the failure of “O” administration policies,(such as they are).

The closer we get to the election, “O” will have to either boast about his achievements (none are apparent) or continue his desperate and increasingly preposterous tirades against Bush and the Conservatives. NEITHER is going to work!

8 posted on 06/18/2012 8:13:22 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: PapaNew
The unknown is how many Americans still 1) believe him and/or 2) think its “cool” to vote for him regardless of what he says.

Back a few years ago I said two thirds of Americans are brain dead when it is about their Country. Nothing much has changed because almost half of those two thirds never learned a thing about our communists empire with King Obama as wanna be dictator in charge.

9 posted on 06/18/2012 8:16:26 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: richardb72

This is why the left prefers fascism over socialism.

When their control regime fails, they can still blame the private owners of the business for the negative results.


10 posted on 06/18/2012 8:18:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: richardb72
The left: Bush, the gift that keeps on giving. It is getting old fellas. Surely the left can come up with something or somebody (besides their contemptable selves) to blame.
11 posted on 06/18/2012 8:21:34 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: PapaNew
"What Obama says is pretty much entirely predictable."


12 posted on 06/18/2012 8:23:53 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: txrangerette
The words “Obama” and “logic” don’t belong in the same sentence


13 posted on 06/18/2012 8:26:16 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: Iron Munro

Once again he will try the “don’t give the keys to the guys who drove the car into the ditch”...... we all saw how that worked in 2010....


14 posted on 06/18/2012 8:32:13 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: SMARTY
“O” dug himself a hole he can't get out of.

Marxism is a hole no one can climb out of without pain, suffering, violence and bloodshed. Obama's version of Marxism is no different and left unchecked will bring the very same predictable results. Ref: See, USSR, China,Cuba, Venezuela, N.Korea, all the eastern European states formerly under the thumb of the old USSR, etc. Marxist enclaves that brought or are bringing unimaginable suffering to their citizens.

15 posted on 06/18/2012 8:32:44 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Iron Munro

16 posted on 06/18/2012 8:33:20 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: richardb72; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; ..
RE :”But there is a problem with Obama’s logic. Over the last three-and-a-half years, the president and his administration have continually claimed that the stimulus was working and that a robust recovery was starting. If the legacy of the Bush administration policies was going to hinder the recovery so badly, why did Obama keep on predicting that things were going to get better soon? . .

Because he thought that was his only path to re-election.

Obama’s jobs program is :
1) more short term deficit stimulus spending to get through the election
2) propose tax increases 'on the rich' that raises little revenue compared to #1, so most of those are long term., He doesn't really want any new taxes now but it sounds good to the clueless.
3) blame Bush, the Tea party, the Germans, the weather, the Chinese,(put your favorite villain here)

It's standard credit card logic except his name is not on the bill, ours is.

17 posted on 06/18/2012 8:46:35 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: richardb72
Mr. President, if it's going to take you longer than four years to repair the economy, as you clearly seem to be saying, then it's patently obvious that we made the absolute wrong choice in 2008.

You're fired. Security will gather your belongings and escort you to the door.
18 posted on 06/18/2012 9:14:58 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: richardb72

While it is unrealistic to expect a lowly journalist (read as: over paid Monday morning quarterback with ZERO experience in anything) to counter the blame Bush syndrome with, it started with J. Carter’s Community Reinvestment Act certainly a right leaning journalist could at least respond that the economy did not head into this recession until after both the House and Senate fell under communist control.

The economy had been growing, albeit anemically, prior to the communist takeover.

In the last 2 years, I have never heard any talking head or political hack bring up this point. It is like the right is just supposed to be a punching bag for communists.

Bush is at fault for not pushing the gay gobbler Barney Frank harder on Fannie and Freddie and he folded like a cheap card table when Frank put his gay card away and pulled out his race card. Other than that, this downturn belongs as cement boots on every democrat.


19 posted on 06/18/2012 9:18:02 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: richardb72

More Yahoo propaganda:

Yahoo news: “Target al Qaeda: An inside look at Obama’s drone program
One of the most lasting legacies President Obama will likely hand over to his successor, whether in 2013 or in 2017, is the use of drone aircrafts for targeted killings.”

Sorry, Jake Tapper et alii, - George Bush was the first president to use drone strikes in 2002. Clinton attempted to hit bin laden with a cruise missile- It`s their legacy, not Obummer`s.
More propaganda disguised as “news” Do you think we have no memories here or are stupid?
I sent this to editors of ABC news.


20 posted on 06/18/2012 10:12:02 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Obummer is a drone bee?????????? what??`?? Who knew?)
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To: sickoflibs; richardb72; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; Impy; ...

Next month, Obama will blame Herbert Hoover for channeling evil economies to him, while he sleeps.


21 posted on 06/18/2012 1:20:23 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs; richardb72; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; Impy

22 posted on 06/18/2012 1:34:47 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: richardb72

BTTT!


23 posted on 06/18/2012 1:51:47 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

What else has he got?


24 posted on 06/18/2012 2:13:25 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs; richardb72; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; Impy
What else has he got?

Sam Donaldson (Yesterday?): "Many on the political right believe this president ought not to be there – they oppose him not for his polices and political view but for who he is, an African American," Donaldson told the Huffington Post in an email.

Sam Donaldson, who heckled Reagan on the White House lawn.


25 posted on 06/18/2012 5:53:33 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker

I guess that means the Dems oppose Romney because he is Mormon.

We only oppose Obama’s black half, we must agree with his white half.


26 posted on 06/18/2012 8:04:29 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker

Many of us supported Herman Cain.


27 posted on 06/18/2012 8:42:14 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker
RE :”Many of us supported Herman Cain.

Well that is another sad story, I still like Michelle Bachmann,

Romney will screw us big time, count on it,

28 posted on 06/18/2012 8:56:35 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker
Well that is another sad story, I still like Michelle Bachmann,

I voted for Bachman in the primary. But the point is, for us, it's about character, talent, and ideas, not skin color.

29 posted on 06/18/2012 9:58:41 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: oldbrowser
Funny how the fact that Obama was a U.S. Senator from January 2007 to January 2009 never enters the discussion.

When he starts that “we didn't know how bad it was” BS, why isn't he asked how that could be since he was a United States Senator, part of the Crooked Gang of 100.

Was he Stupid then and Lying now, or was he just goofing off for two years? Oh wait, I forgot he was running for President those two years. Silly me.

30 posted on 06/18/2012 10:13:36 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: sickoflibs
>”Romney will screw us big time”<

If true, I'm sure he will screw us with a lot less vigor than Obama has, is and will in a second term.

31 posted on 06/18/2012 10:17:48 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: Kickass Conservative; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne
RE “>”Romney will screw us big time”<
If true, I'm sure he will screw us with a lot less vigor than Obama has, is and will in a second term.

Maybe, but Romney will be able to do it with Republican votes something Obama can't do easily. Obama didn't run as a conservative as Romney did in the primary.

Remember how TARP was ‘good’ under GWB and bad under Obama? Same with deficits?
Remember how GWB signed the bill banning light bulbs in 2007 and Republicans were so embarrassed last year trying to repeal it that they made believe Obama had passed it instead of GWB?

A liberal as POTUS in charge of the only alternative party to Dems can cause great damage that Obama can't. And fighting him as POTUS on it as Republicans fought GWB in 2007 and 2008 just helps Dems anyway.

32 posted on 06/19/2012 5:03:27 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; sickoflibs

” Many of us supported Herman Cain.”

As I did.


33 posted on 06/19/2012 10:35:14 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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