President Obama is doing his best to take the focus off of him and back on Bush, as usual. How many times do we have to write about that. It is his strategery. His crack cocaine. His mode of operation. His Achilles heel. But I have a few questions. When the President says this,
"But I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking."
Is he referring to himself? Who is he talking about? Was he NOT in the Senate previous to this gig? And if so, why is he not somewhat responsible? Didn't the democrats take over in 2006? So was he a Senator or not? Does anyone remember? It seems to me that if you are part of the government at all and you are pointing fingers, you should take some of the blame since you were and are part of that government. We all know that he was busy on the book tour and the campaign tour, but still just because he didn't show up for most of his Senatorial term, doesn't mean he didn't take part in causing the recession. Since he is playing the blame game, let's place blame. It's a double edged sword really. The fact that he was a no show 85% of the time as a Senator is not a good excuse and does not bode well, it's just more fodder for me. And why is it he is NOW responsible for any good news about the economy? The stimulus itself has only been minutely dispersed. Less than 6% of it according to some reports. How are we to know that the long, long, cycle of economic turn around isn't being caused by the Bush stimulus? The Bush stimulus gave money to the banks as well as to the peeps, less than a year ago, and another one about 2 years ago. So couldn't we credit Bush's stimulus for the sudden drop in unemployment? Hang on, I have more questions. Why is Obama, as President of the United States, NOT responsible for the existing recession getting worse under his watch? Even the good news numbers that came out today about unemployment are still worse now than when he took over. So the good news is still bad news. Why is he not responsible for the recession getting worse? His constituents cried "give the stimulus time" when skeptics questioned his ability to fix the economy...but now it needs no time? A six month economic turn around? WTF? I don't get the logic here. POOF! We fixed the economy in less than 6 months. That is such BS. Does anyone really buy that truck full of turnips? Simpletons in the White House scraping the barrel for shiny little nuggets to report. Anything good is Obama, anything bad is Bush. Obama is not responsible for the deficit tripling in 6 months? The value of the dollar at its lowest in years, but when the sun comes up in the morning and fewer people claim fewer unemployment checks, then good golly miss molly, Obama is amazing. Even though his stimulus package was no different than previous spending packages under the Bush administration? What else was in it? A year supply of hasheesh? The stimulus has employed very few people, and most were one week gigs. Teachers and government workers have been laid off in my state and most people can't even get unemployment checks because of lack of state funds. Where is the stimulus money? I would like to see the data on the President's claim that number one, he had nothing to do with the recession, and two, he had everything to do with fixing it. Does he really have that much power? I guess among the crackheads. Besides, the freaking economy IS NOT FIXED!
For me, I have never believed the government, and that includes the President, can control the economy. But for arguments sake, let's say he can. Wouldn't it seem proper that Obama claiming triumph speaks to his ability to look for sparkly, glittery data? Any President can do that and park in front of a podium for a political photo-op. Hell, I could. He is no business man and no economist, so really what's all the fuss about? He only listened to a bunch of sweaty nerds who had opinions about how the government MAY step in and push things along. No guarantees. Try this and that and hope for the best. It's spooky really. Obama is a ghost. He appears and disappears, depending on the reports and polling data. Or was he not a Senator? He never did jack crap for Illinois. He can't have it both ways. Either you were a governing force and accomplished many great and important things or you were not. And if you were not, then you are a liar. So I think the President and his "folks" should SHUT THE HELL UP. You caused this mess Mr. President, and to act otherwise is a damn lie. My mama always told me, when you point your finger at someone there are always 4 pointing back at yourself.