Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Will This Work?

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?


shoprat said...

When it's you all you got it's all you use. And that's all they got.

Bags said...

When I have my political discussions (mostly over beers), my left of center friends do this as well. I've told them they can no longer say the name Bush when we debate. After that they don't have much else to say.

To you question, the effect is diminishing and won't work much longer.

Randy said...

All along, I felt like our economy would heal itself and Obama would take credit. Ok, so it takes longer than I thought. Can we really hold on like this for 3 more (or, God Forbid, 11 more) years? As the second quote said "Voters have short memories", once the economy returns to decent territory, Obama will be king again.

Chuck said...

Shoprat, it's all they got

Bags, I have asked people on the blogs if they could actually answer a question about Obama without using Bush's name, it isn't easy for them.

Randy, I'm not sure it's as simple as the economy recovering. It certainly will help and likely would get him re-elected. I think though that he has done permanent damage to himself. I think he has shown himself to be small and petty and unqualified.

LASunsett said...

Chuck, you silly billy. I can hear Obama now.

Think about it a second. It's 2012, the economy is in the worst shape in modern history and he still blames the 8 years of GWB.

Just tap into your inner being and intra-consciousness , sir. You'll soon see the vision too.

cube said...

BO is running out of steam and soon not even the lapdog media will continue to support his affirmative action presidency. I can only hope this will happen sooner rather than later.

MK said...

"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."

I think so too Chuck, i just hope it happens fast enough. We can't take much more of hussein, and i'm not talking about just America.

FairestWitness said...

Chuck, excellent column.

While the economy was in dire straits when he assumed office, Obama has responded to this crisis by pouring Jet A fuel on the fire.

Good grief, but America elected the wrong man at the wrong time. I hope we at the very least rectify this boneheaded election by voting conservatives back into power in the Congress in 2010.

Chuck said...

LA, I know, drink the kool aid and all will be fine.

Cube, I think the honeymoon may be ending for some although never for others

MK, agreed. Hopefull by next November. All it will take is a change of Congress

Fairest agreed and thanks. Brilliant minds think alike (see above comment to MK)

Miss T.C. Shore said...

Welcome to the new era of dirty Chicago politics.