Perhaps its time for President Obama to sit down with Megyn Kelly, after the way she beat up Kirsten Powers earlier this week for, among other things, blaming the Bush administration for just about everything, maybe she would do the same with the POTUS. Until then we will still have the President of the United States acting like a three-year-old blaming the lousy economy on his predecessor.
President Barack Obama says he expects to be held accountable by people who can’t find jobs, but he contends that voters will remember who caused the economic mess in the first place — and it wasn’t him.
Americans, Obama said Thursday, don’t have a “selective memory.”
“They’re going remember the policies that got us into this mess as well,” Obama said, referring to the previous Republican administration. “And they sure as heck don’t want to go back to those.”
President Obama made those comments to NBC news after touring an electric car plant. This is part of the administration;s effort to convince people of the effectiveness of the $787 (now $825 billion+) recovery plan has been. They are calling the effort an effort “recovery summer.” Perhaps a better name for it would be the Economy’s a Bummer.
The real story is that after a slight uptick in the economy during the late first/early second quarter a stream of bad news indicates that economy is heading for a double-dip recession, not a recovery. Some economists say we may not be pointing to a recession but worse, a depression. They point to signs proving the economy is going from bad to worse. Americans would point to the fact that Obama flunked economics.
“It’s hard because you don’t see immediate gratification,” the president acknowledged Thursday. He said his message to people out of work was that his administration was doing everything possible to create an environment in which private sector jobs could expand.
“But I’m not any more satisfied than they are,” Obama said. “And until they can find a job, I expect to be held accountable.”
Immediate gratification??? Excuse me but if a trillion dollar stimulus plan didn’t pull us out of a recession then it was the wrong strategy. I guarantee that if they took $400 billion used it to cut taxes and saved the rest the economy would be in much better shape than it is now.
Obama emphasized Democrats’ emerging campaign theme heading into November elections in which the party could take a beating: The election will be a “choice between the policies that got us into this mess and my policies that are getting us out of this mess,” he said. Polls show he has work to do to make the message take hold.
Much more work, because despite his claims to the contrary, Americans are not stupid. it is very easy to see that the economy is going to hell in a hand basket and its time to end the childish “its not my fault” and fix the economy.