. . . for the economic mess he inherited after the Gipper had taken office and was making the case for his economic recovery package?
Just curious, ’cause the current president has been attacking his predecessor on a regular basis, even did so last night:
First of all, when I hear that from folks who presided over a doubling of the national debt, then, you know, I just want them to not engage in some revisionist history. I inherited the deficit that we have right now and the economic crisis that we have right now.
Did Reagan say that Democratic opponents of his plan wanted to do nothing about the economic crisis as the incumbent did last night?
As I said, the one concern I’ve got on the stimulus package, in terms of the debate and listening to some of what’s been said in Congress, is that there seems to be a set of folks who — I don’t doubt their sincerity — who just believe that we should do nothing.
Um, the Republicans have put forward alternative plans. Heck, I’m even working on my own, but doubt either of my Senators or even my representative would bother introducing it.
(H/t John Hinderaker who offers a more thorough analysis.)
UPDATE:Â Ed Morrissey elaborates on the president’s lies.