When In Doubt, Go With What Got You Here

Blame Bush

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug 9 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama attacked the economic policies of his Republican predecessor George W. Bush in Bush’s home state on Monday as evidence of the way Republicans would operate if given power in Nov. 2 U.S. congressional elections.

At a fund-raising event for Democrats in Dallas, where Bush now lives, Obama said the former president’s “disastrous” policies had driven the U.S. economy into the ground and turned budget surpluses into deficits.

Obama defended his repeated references to Bush’s policies, saying they were necessary to remind Americans of the weak economy he inherited from Bush in January 2009.

“The policies that crashed the economy, that undercut the middle class, that mortgaged our future, do we really want to go back to that, or do we keep moving our country forward towards the glistening cliff of fiscal insolvency that is calling us, siren like, to make that glorious leap towards total equality where every man, woman and child in this great land is so burdened by the crushing load of accumulated debt and obligations that they turn with One voice, One mind, One bedraggled out-stretched palm to the nurturing, all-knowing fount of virtue and knowledge that is Washington?” Obama said at another fund-raising event in Austin, referring to Bush’s eight years as president.

Sounds like a brilliant strategery.

(The President’s remarks were edited for clarity)

3 Responses to “When In Doubt, Go With What Got You Here”

  1. Gary from Jersey says:

    Look what else Bush did:


    No need to thank me. Just doing my job.

  2. JeffS says:

    Darn that Bush! You’d think that his influence on the nation would be on the wane after he left office.

    It’s gobsmackingly amazing that Obama still doesn’t control the White House, even after living there (except for the occasional vacation, foreign trip, TV appearance, fund raiser, beer summit, or game of golf) for, what, 20 months?

  3. Jim - PRS says:

    I believe that Bush killed John Lennon. Lincoln too.

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