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In closing argument, Obama is still running against W, says his policies created problems that now plague is

Ohio, we’ve tried our ideas and they work,” President Obama said yesterday in Lima, Ohio

We’ve tried the other folks’ ideas. They don’t work. The eight years before I took office, we tried their ideas. What did we get? We got falling incomes, record deficits … and an economic crisis that we’ve been cleaning up after ever since.

Falling incomes? Record deficits? Sounds like what we got those things when we tried Obama’s ideas.

So, please tell me exactly how Obama’s ideas worked.  Federal debt increased more in his (still uncompleted) first term than it did in both George W. Bush’s terms.  The unemployment rate is higher than it was the day he took office.  And much higher than the rate forecast by his team of economists when they pitched his “stimulus.”  The economic recovery is the slowest since the Great Depression.

It’s as if the neophyte challenger running against an incumbent president.  He’s not running on his record; he’s still running against George W. Bush.

And if George W. Bush is still responsible for today’s problems, then, well, Mr. Obama hasn’t been a very effective chief effective. . .

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  1. I have a colleague whom I think may vote for Obama (or may have already via early voting) who used to work with someone else who drove him crazy because she was always making excuses for why things weren’t done, and she was constantly blaming others for everything bad that happened. Had he asked me my thoughts about the election, I might have said: “Have you ever worked with someone who is always making excuses for things and blaming others for their failures? Do you really think that someone like that makes a good leader for our country?”

    Comment by Kurt — November 2, 2012 @ 7:28 pm - November 2, 2012

  2. Obama has created 75 food stamp recipients for every net job created. I think that *was* his plan, which is why he claims it is working.

    Comment by V the K — November 3, 2012 @ 8:50 am - November 3, 2012

  3. Question: Why is OK and not the least bit racist when liberals stereotype blacks as violent thugs

    Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time Friday might have said one of the most disgraceful things uttered during the 2012 campaign season.

    “If you’re thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, I would like to make this one plea: black people know who you are and they will come after you”

    Comment by V the K — November 3, 2012 @ 10:25 am - November 3, 2012

  4. I´ll bet that Obama is looking for a way to blame W for Benghazi. I´m so tired of hearing the Obama team blaming Republicans for politicizing Benghazi. In reality it was Obama who politicized it. When the news broke, he saw this as the nail in the coffin that would end presidency. On the stump he had been spiking the ball that Osama Bin Laden is dead and Al Quaeda is on the run. They have been covering this up to preserve his candidacy. The recent history prior to 9/11 was ample proof that Obama was selling the voters snake oil; Al Quaeda flags flying over Liyian govenment offices in Benghazi, the attempt on the life of the British Ambassador, and the ultimate closure of their office, the abandondment of the town by the Red Cross, and the prior attack on the American Consulate this past June. Al Quaeda is running, not away, but towards us.

    Comment by Roberto — November 3, 2012 @ 1:44 pm - November 3, 2012

  5. Responsibility doesn’t just stop after a few years pass. George Bush and the Republican Party are still very much responsible for the financial crisis, and I think it’s worth pointing out this fact when some conservative starts spouting off about how good of a job they’re going to do. But what have Republicans done for us lately that wasn’t horrible?

    Comment by Levi — November 3, 2012 @ 2:11 pm - November 3, 2012

  6. Levi,

    How about asking what have the Democrats done for us lately? They´ve operated the government without a budget even though Republicans sent over several proposals. Then spent money like drunken sailors and gave us deficits in three years that made W look like a piker in all of his eight years. They given us higher gas prices, thanks to Obama´s opposition to drilling for oil and kept us captive to OPEC. Private job creation has been anemic on Obama´s watch, while most of his job created were in government, which added to the debt, thank you.
    Levi, these are the facts. You wouldn¨t recognize a real fact even if it had hit you in your face. The only accomplishment the Democrats have made in the last four years is to give Romney somebody to blame for the mess that he´ll inherit. Excepthe is a bigger manthan that. He´ll just roll up his sleeves and start working on solutions. That means we won´t have to put up with your BS anymore.

    Comment by Roberto — November 3, 2012 @ 2:41 pm - November 3, 2012

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  8. Responsibility doesn’t just stop after a few years pass. George Bush and the Republican Party are still very much responsible for the financial crisis, and I think it’s worth pointing out this fact when some conservative starts spouting off about how good of a job they’re going to do. But what have Republicans done for us lately that wasn’t horrible?

    Comment by Levi — November 3, 2012 @ 2:11 pm – November 3, 2012

    Since the screaming Levi insists that Barack Obama is not responsible for a single thing that has ever happened while HE was in office, I find it hilarious that he tries to hold Bush accountable and blather about “responsibility”.

    Or maybe the sick racist child Levi is just admitting that Obama is an inferior and incompetent racist who could never be held to the same standards of Bush because Obama is just too stupid.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — November 3, 2012 @ 7:36 pm - November 3, 2012

  9. don’t like to admit that while the deficit has grown, the fact is that it has grown at a much slower pace than it did under Bush II, Bush I and Reagan.

    Comment by Kevin — November 4, 2012 @ 7:26 pm - November 4, 2012

  10. don’t like to admit that while the deficit has grown, the fact is that it has grown at a much slower pace than it did under Bush II, Bush I and Reagan.

    Comment by Kevin — November 4, 2012 @ 7:26 pm – November 4, 2012

    Sorry, Kevin; you’re a malicious liar.

    The Debt rose $4.899 trillion during the two terms of the Bush presidency. It has now gone up $4.939 trillion since President Obama took office.

    The latest posting from the Bureau of Public Debt at the Treasury Department shows the National Debt now stands at $15.566 trillion. It was $10.626 trillion on President Bush’s last day in office, which coincided with President Obama’s first day.

    Your talking points are nothing more than lies. Your Barack Obama has nothing but lies, and malicious hatemongering bigots like you just repeat them.

    You are scum, Kevin. Malicious, hateful, bigoted, hypocritical scum.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — November 4, 2012 @ 11:22 pm - November 4, 2012

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