Obama just can’t help himself. He just has to blame someone else.
Glenn Reynolds alerts us to this headline on the Hill, “A year after claiming the economy as his own, Obama points finger at predecessor“:
During a July 14, 2009, address in Warren, Mich., Obama said, “Now, my administration has a job to do, as well, and that job is to get this economy back on its feet. That’s my job. And it’s a job I gladly accept. I love these folks who helped get us in this mess and then suddenly say, ‘Well, this is Obama’s economy.’ That’s fine. Give it to me. My job is to solve problems, not to stand on the sidelines and carp and gripe.”
At the time, the AP wrote, “With four simple words — ‘Give it to me’ – President Barack Obama took possession of the economy.”
Throughout this year, Obama has blamed Bush and the criticism has intensified this month.
And get this whopper:
During a fundraiser with Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) in Seattle this week, Obama said, “Eighteen months ago I took office after nearly a decade of economic policies that had given us sluggish growth, sluggish job growth, falling incomes, falling wages and a record deficit.”
Um, Mr. President, we didn’t get any of that sluggish growth until after your party regained the majority in Congress. And you’re one to talk about record deficits. You saw that “record deficit” and raised it a few hundred billion.
You’ve been president for more than 19 months. Your party has controlled Congress for nearly four years. When are you — and they — going to stop blaming a man who has retired to Texas and start taking responsibility for your own policies?