Irony free WaPo Headline – “Obama’s New Tack: Blaming Bush”
Posted by danishova on March 14, 2009
Six days after taking office, Obama kicked off an event on jobs, energy reform and climate change with "a few words about the deepening economic crisis that we’ve inherited." He lamented announced job cuts at such economic mainstays as Microsoft, Intel, Home Depot and Caterpillar, among others.
Just over a week later, Obama, arguing for his stimulus plan, said that "we’ve inherited a terrible mess," and a few days after that, in the economically depressed city of Elkhart, Ind., he told the audience, "We’ve inherited an economic crisis as deep and dire as any since the Great Depression."
During a prime-time news conference later that day, he used "inherited" twice in the same sentence to describe the deficit and "the most profound economic emergency since the Great Depression."
This month, Obama has described inheriting "a fiscal disaster" and "a real mess," as administration officials emphasized that the effects of the stimulus package have yet to be seen in paychecks and job-creating public-works projects.
Of course when Obama was voting “present” as the Junior Senator from the State of Illinois, and later when he took to the campaign trial, we can be sure he nevah evah blamed Bush for Katrina, the budget deficit, the Iraq War, the economy (all 8 years of Bush were like the Depression), jobs, health care, “global warming”, Abu Ghraib, GITMO, “torture”, the homeless, the ‘widening gap between rich and poor’, gun crimes…