Last Thursday, I wondered whether the president “ever cites specific Bush policies when he laments all the problems he inherited from his predecessor.”
In the comments, none of our critics answered the challenge implicit in that statement of wonder. They did not point to specific speeches by the incumbent president where he made reference to specific Bush era policies. They did, to be sure, cite one particular policy, the Bush tax cuts, a policy which President Obama chose to continue when he signed a law in December 2010 to keep the Bush tax rates in place for two more years.
So, they’ve got Obama blaming Bush for creating an economic mess with a policy the Democrat chose to continue.
One critic did lament that “it was going to take a looooong time to dig out of this and 4 years probably weren’t going to be enough.” And this got me wondering, what specific plans does Obama have to dig us out of the mess that Bush supposedly created?
And how, should he win reelection, could he get a Republican House to act on those plans? And how do they differ from those policies which were adopted in the first two years of his term?