Skip to comments.If Obama Wins, He'll Inherit a Worse Economy Than the First Time Around
Posted on 09/28/2012 1:45:00 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Tom in Atlantic City, New Jersey, you're first on Open Line Friday. Hi.
CALLER: (chuckling) That's funny. (silence)
RUSH: Tom, are you there?
CALLER: Yes, I am here.
RUSH: It's your turn, sir. You are on Open Line Friday. Hello.
CALLER: Hi. You're one of my heroes, and just to address one thing: I make a lot of observations, and I just hope the American people aren't as stupid as they're made out to be, 'cause everything that comes out of these people are lies. But on the issue of Obama couldn'ta done anything about this economy, am I right in thinking that when we were attacked on 9/11, they decimated our financial system and really put us back to zero at the starting gate? And Bush, he brought us back. In his four years, he brought the economy back and got us going forward.
RUSH: Well --
CALLER: So Obama saying again that he couldn't do anything about this means he's an empty suit and his absent on the job.
RUSH: No. It's that his policies will never work because he's a socialist. His policies won't work. That's why he can work as hard as anybody ever has, and as long as he implements his policies, it isn't gonna work. But I saw something the other day that I think Reagan inherited an actual, in certain statistical ways, worse economy than Obama did. And Reagan fixed it. Reagan inherited a much worse economy than Obama inherited from Bush.
This is all... It's all just poppycock. But that's why I'm trying to make a big point of it here. You said: I hope the American people aren't stupid. We have been told that they are! That's what all of this adds up to: The American people are stupid. There is no other way the American people could think what they think if what the Republican pollsters are telling us is right.
If this Clinton bump exists, if the American people think that while their lives are falling apart, and while their country's economy disintegrates in front of their face, and while the national debt mounts and mounts, and while Obamacare is about to be implemented full bore and cause even more tax increases and a further deterioration of personal wealth... While all this is happening, the American people say we're on the right track now.
And there nobody could do this any better. And Bill Clinton is the reason, 'cause Clinton told 'em that there's nobody that coulda done any better. And Michelle told us that there's nobody that cares any more than Obama cares about us. And the Romney campaign is nothing to write home about. What other explanation is there for this other than the American people are stupid? That's exactly what they're telling us.
What we're looking at here, folks, is we are looking at a Democrat campaign that is built on... I tried to document this today in my own inimitable way. The Democrat campaign is built on lies and manipulation piled on top of lies and manipulation. And these so-called conservatives on television and stuff out there seem to be throwing in the towel. They don't seem to be fighting any of these lies or this manipulation, but simply analyzing it for what they think it is. I don't know, folks.
None of it makes any common logical sense.
I don't think there are enough people on our side who know how to deal with leftists.
It's just that simple.
RUSH: I want to remind everybody, "Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm! Mmm! Mmm!" campaigned for president as the man who could fix our economy. That was the whole point of his campaign. Has anybody forgotten this? In 2007-2008, Barack Obama ran on the basis that he could fix the economy. Now 3-1/2 years in? I don't need to detail you the decay, the destruction, the deterioration, the plummeting aspects of our economy. You all know that. Now what are we told?
"Nobody could have, and he needs another three or four years to do it. And no matter what how hard he worked and how much he cares, there's nobody else who coulda done it, either. And we're told that that explanation has convinced a majority of Americans to support Obama 'cause there nobody else that could do it and there's nobody else that cares as much and there's nobody else who will work as hard."
I guess while playing golf and basketball and bowling and campaigning.
You know, Castro? He's been working on his economy for 50-plus years now. Fidel Castro was never able to fix Cuba's economy, and you know what he blames it on? He calls it "the blockade," but it's the embargo. Fidel Castro hasn't been able to fix his economy, and his economic policies mirror Obama's. Well, Castro's are older so I should say, "Obama's mirror Castro's." I'm sure the Cubans think, "This guy just needs a little bit more time. He really cares about us, this Castro guy does.
"He fought a revolution for us. Why, he risked death for us here in Cuba. Yeah, he really cares. There's nobody who coulda done better. Batista coulda done any better. Marti couldn't have done any better. Hell no! Castro's the only guy coulda done it. But hell, in 50-plus years Castro hasn't been able to fix it." Do you know that Barack Obama is gonna inherit a worse economy than he inherited the first time around?
And then what is he gonna do? Here we get the entire media and the Democrat Party saying, "Well, you know, he inherited this mess. I mean, it was worse than anybody knew, and nobody told the truth about it, and he's worked hard, and he really cares. The Clinton bump! The Clinton bump! That's where Clinton told everybody that nobody else coulda done any better either, and there's nobody that cares any more than Barack Obama.
"Nobody works any harder! Michelle told us that. No! No! Barack, that's all he reads every night: Letters from the starving. He reads letters from the thirsty every night. He said, 'Michelle, look at what's happening to people. We can't let this go on. We've gotta fix it. After three years in office, Michelle, look at this! This person is still hungry. Michelle, we gotta do something.'"
That's what she said in her speech in the convention, and people ooh'd and ahh'd. "Ahhhh!" But it turns out now that Barack Obama is going to inherent an even worse economy the second time around. What is the excuse for that gonna be? Let's say he wins and we're in 2014. What's the excuse gonna be? "Well, they didn't tell me in 2009 how bad it was. It's gonna take a few more years."
If FDR hadn’t died he would probably still be president for the same reason. A majority are idiots and only want a free handout.
There are two kinds of voters.
Makers and Takers. I consider Warren Buffett to be among the biggest ‘Takers’ in the nation.
There are two kinds of voters.
Makers and Takers. I consider Warren Buffett to be among the biggest ‘Takers’ in the nation.
That was a VERY funny statement. Can just see the excuses in 2016 if Obama wins.
“Well, well, Obama didn’t know how bad the situation was when he got in there in 2012....”
I really wish all of these talkers would start heavily bringing up the fact that the Dems had Congress in 2007!! AND Obama was IN Congress for two years! If he didn’t know how bad it really was, then he was indeed just continuing to vote PRESENT!
Dems had Congress in 2007!! AND Obama was IN Congress for two years! If he didnt know how bad it really was, then he was indeed just continuing to vote PRESENT!
We need to hear it more!!!!
well, perhaps, a word of comfort to those who like me are sort of poll-panicked-perpetually:
the Rasmussen job approval ration of strongly approve v strongly disapprove is WORSE today for obama than two years ago in the run up to the 2010 elections. And he didn’t fare so well then.
Speaking of Rasmusen. Look at the party id history.
Right now: R+4.2
Oct 2010: D+2.9 (GOP wins 63 seats House, 7 seats Senate)
Oct 2008: D+7.1 (Obama/Dems win President, House, Senate)
Oct 2006: D+6.2 (Dems win House & Senate)
Oct 2004: D+1.5 (Bush/GOP win all)
No way does Obama win!
I’ve said several times, if that arrogant pos gets reelected again and can not fix the economy it would not surprise me if he would put out an EO so he could run for a third term
Sorry , wrong tack ,, no EO , just declare marshall law and suspend all elections indefinately... he’ll even let individual republicans stay in office ,, that is until they vote against his proposals and are sent to prison.
The 0bama media just want to discourage us. It isn’t even October yet. Don’t pay any attention to these idiots
That’s why he will a third term.
If he gets re-elected it will be impossible for economy to get better. We are on the verge of another recession right now.
So I think if he were to win, you would see businesses shed employees in mass, just like in 2008 - all knowing taxes are going up, Obamacare and Dodd Frank being fully implemented, along with cap and trade (via the EPA) coming to fruition.
And you know he will push gas prices even higher (probably into the $5 range). The economy will become an epic disaster. And he will still blame it all on the policies of Bush - and probably get away with it via the media corruption.
Does anyone still think that Obama cares about the economy the second time around if he did not care about it the first time?
The economy is the least of his worries.
Yeah, or that
"Imagine the mess Barack Obama will inherit if he is re-elected."
Obama: “When I took off in 2009 ..... er 2013 I didn’t know how bad the economy was”.
Was this the caller who was African-American? I was Barbequeing and listening to Rush, but I heard Rush give out an Mac to a caller today!!
No way does Obama win!
Then you write:
If he gets re-elected....
So I think if he were to win...
And he will still blame...
You wasted more keystrokes on something you just said wouldn't happen.
So who cares?
Well, any mess he did inherit the first time, was made by Bomber, his fellow RATs, the FED, and Fannie/Freddie, by crashing the international lending industry.
Obama will finally get unemployment below 8% half way through his third term.
I was responding to a post which surmised a win. I misstated a hypothetical. He will not win!!!
If Romney doesn't get the job done in 4 years, will BH0 pull a "Grover Cleveland" and run again in 2016, saying "see I told you so"?
Given his fragile ego, his sycophantic supporters, the media, I wouldn't be the least bit shocked.
I believe Romney is likely to open the flood gates and cut taxes. If that doesn't do it...nothing will.
Wow, and we all wonder why around here no one listens to FR and take us seriously about nominating Conservatives.
Romney won't do shit EXCEPT sign the bills Congress hands him.
Presidents don't raise or lower taxes, they sign Bills. CONGRESS does the bill writing.
Cold call from my business banker today. I am approved for up to $155,000 to use as I see fit. Just go make the purchases my business needs in the next 60 days, submit the invoices and then lock in the 4.9% interest rate.
I told him to call me back after the election if Romney wins. He replied he has heard that ALL day on these calls. Nobody is going to budge in the small to medium size business market.
I assume, just like previous chief executives, that he can have bills introduced on his behalf by House members, and also issue EOs undoing some of Bombers insanity.
He can have them sponsor appropriations bills which cut spending. You have been around a legislature I assume?
The flood gates would be domestic energy policies, drilling, refineries, pipelines, coal, NG etc.
He can't issue EO's to raise or lower taxes. He can ask and that is it.
Article One Section 7:
All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.Stating Romney can lower or raise taxes reinforces the misnomer the left tries everyday to create, that Presidents control the Government. Stop feeding the beast.
Bombers insanity are EOs. His budget didn’t get one vote.
Oh, you mean like "The Bush Tax Cuts"?
Obamacare not an EO (Huge tax increase)
Budget Control Act of 2011 Not and EO (Will cause over a trillion dollars to be cut from defense spending)
Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. Extended the Tax Cuts enacted during the Bush years (For an additional two years) Expires Dec 31st 2012. is not an EO and will be a killer tax increase on All Americans.
Your words: "I believe Romney is likely to open the flood gates and cut taxes..."
He won't, he will sign the bills handed to him and he can't overrule anything to do with taxes by Executive Order. Sorry but that is the way it works.
Like I said don't feed the beast the DNC created. President's sign bills about taxes they don't raise or lower them. When you make statements like the above you reinforce the BS that Republican Presidents give tax breaks to millionaires blah blah blah.
CONGRESS does the deed. And they will continue to until the Constitution is changed OR our Constitutional Republic is usurped!
Oh so you believe Bush Cut taxes?
hahah seriously go take a remedial civics class and get back to me.
I believe I am going to make that my new tagline!!
haha had to steal it
OK. You win.
Romney will oppose and veto tax cuts and sensible energy policy.
All of Obama’s executive orders were common sense and good for America and will remain in place.
Here's another one:
No,IF you had read what I posted I said he would sign the bills handed to him.
Try and keep up.
Dear God, please let that be true.
We have certainly flushed this point out here very nicely at FR. If we win, we are truly the unflappable seekers of truth and the media has truly become utterly corrupt propagandists (while yes that has been the case...and while it didn’t seem there is more that they could do, if Romney wins, then we will see that they could have concocted hundreds of polls....which is what they will have done).
Or Romney loses (ie, the polls are right).
In which case, we lose the country for a generation at least.
Oh, thank God.
Then that means he will cut taxes and open the flood gates.
Congress has two houses and right now Republicans control ONE of them.
Another FAIL for you.
You don't say.
For America’s dumbed down citizens (and non citizens) freedom has become the freebie. There is a demonic shadow being cast over the basic functions of Capitalism and no one is standing up to oppose it. It is demonic thinking born by stupidity that says the rich need to be taxed more to offset the result of their greed which has swindled money from their fellow citizen. Making a profit is “swindled money?” This is thinking that will destroy our nation. Instead of a man being able to make a profit, the demand is for him to give away his wealth. Demand from him (or her) the freebie. Tax him to the max. Stupid parasites who take wealth at another man’s expense rather than allowing that wealth to grow and create jobs are short sighted. They will sell this nation down the river for their short sighted stupidity.