Obama still cashing in on Bush's failings
Facing the first real rough patch of his presidency, President Obama and his supporters are once again resorting to a tried-and-true tactic: attacking George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
In his White House press conference last week, Mr. Obama referred to the Bush era at least nine times, three times lamenting that he "inherited" a $1.3 trillion debt that has set back his administration's efforts to fix the economy.
With the former president lying low in Dallas, largely focused on crafting his memoirs, Mr. Obama has increasingly attempted to exploit Mr. Bush when discussing the weak economy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the difficulty closing the military prison at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
As he took power, Mr. Obama promised a "new era of responsibility" that would transcend partisan politics.
While this is unlikely to shock anyone reading my blog, it is nice to see the media finally get their heads out of their, um presses, and report on this.
Then we have this.
"I'm not convinced that Obama and his supporters are bashing Bush as much as they are quite rightfully reminding people that our current economic mess and the wars were inherited from the Bush administration," said Democratic strategist Bud Jackson. "It's important to remind people of this because Republicans are now criticizing the Obama administration as if they had no role in how we got here."
No mention of the fact that the Dims had control of Congress since approximately the time the economy went south. Or, maybe some mention of the fact that Obama was a part of that Congressional majority.
This next part though shows what the Dims are all about.
Democratic Party strategist Liz Chadderdon said the strategy of blaming the previous team has been effective.
"I think Bush-bashing has been alive and well since '07 and, since it keeps working, why not use it?" she said. "Voters have short memories. The administration needs to remind people that things were way worse over the last four years than in the last six months."
So according to these idiots, it's not about actually accomplishing anything. Just keep up the attacks on Bush so no one notices that Obama and his Dimwits in Congress are running the country into the toilet.
Back to the question at hand though. Will it work?
I believe this will actually make his numbers go lower. It makes him look petty and small. More importantly, I think a lot of the public will wake up and realize that at the end of the day he doesn't know what the Hell he is doing, he just has attacks on Bush to offer.
What do you think?