Skip to comments.Pelosi: We were given an economy in the “depths of hell” (We know better)
Posted on 09/22/2012 5:23:01 PM PDT by Kaslin
Well, gee whiz — in a press conference earlier this week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi yet again brought out the over-the-top dramatics the blame all of President Obama’s ‘inherited’ economic problems on ‘the previous administration.’ This level of political pageantry is right up there with the ‘Republicans hate clean air and clean water’ she likes to trot out at every available opportunity:
Four years ago on September 18 read it, I wont go into all the details, except to bottom-line it we had a meeting in the Speakers office in the Capitol bipartisan, bicameral at which the secretary of the Treasury described a situation of our economy and our financial institutions that was so dire. He took us to the depths of Hell, a place so low that even Dante couldnt find it make a circle down there, it was so low. Four years ago and two days ago the chairman of the Fed said if we dont act immediately we will not have an economy after hearing the description and knowing the crisis we were in as a result of the policies of the Bush administration. So for them [Republicans] to have the unmitigated gall to ask the question, Are your better off now than you were four years ago? when they had taken us to the brink of a great depression, a meltdown of our financial institutions, deep indebtedness, deepening the national debt to the point that if we didnt act immediately we wouldnt have an economy an economy by Monday. I mean, this election is urgent, because what are they advocating? Going back to the same tax breaks for the rich that got us here in the first place.
So, nothing too out of the ordinary for her, but I need to take a beat and reflect on this because, once again, I find myself absolutely flabbergasted about the Democrats strategery in this race. This is it, guys this is all they have to go on, and it is nothing short of pathetic. Blame Bush; Republican obstructionism; and tax breaks for millionaires. Translation? Not our fault; nothing we could do about it; low-rent populism.
The Democrats had two full years in which they had all the sweet time in the world to do whatever they wanted, during which they chose to pass massive behemoths of unpopular healthcare legislation and financial regulation and stimuli, and President Obama promised wed see unemployment fall below eight percent.
Yet, lo and behold, here we are: Stagnant. Weaksauce economic growth, increased welfare-program participation, and joblessness have been the hallmarks of this administrations policies, and the fact that the Democrats have so few of their own positives to tout and instead have to resort to all this mind-bogglingly stupid scapegoatism should be very, very telling.
I mean, come on tax breaks for the rich that got us here in the first place? As if low taxes are a bad thing, because low taxes cant pay for all the government the Democrats want? Sorry, but Ill take less government, not higher taxes, thanks.
Well Nancy, if you cannot do the job then you and your team should just quit and go home.
But Nancy, with the NEW Normal unemployment at 20%, there is more “Family time” and every dollar in those checks brings a dollar fifty. Happy days are here again!
Listen “Plastic Face”, you ‘hero’s’ had two years when you had total control of everything and you achieved NOTHING so STFU!!!
Yeah. and only a few years before that, in 1992, the elder Bush orchestrated an economy that was the worst in fifty years when he handed it over to Clinton.
As an IndyMac shareholder at the time ... I won't easily forget Chuckie...
As, I suppose, GM Bondholders won't easily forget Barack...
These Dems are veritable locust and canker-worms ... They leave nothing but desolation and barren wasteland in their wake.
Good article. Thanks for posting.
But what evidence do she and Dingy Harry have to indicate that we're not really that stupid? They get to spout their insamne lies with impunity while maintaining their seats and perks....
Not the 53% informed.
If only there really were that many who were informed.