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It's Past Time to
Stop Blaming Bush

American.com, by Steve Conover

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Posted By:eagleblurst, 10/19/2012 5:15:18 PM

The Obama campaign blames today’s economic doldrums on past Bush policies. But this rhetoric doesn’t square with the record. With the presidential campaign turning white hot, the decade-old “Bush tax cuts” are attracting more blame than ever for the post-Bush economy. Because one facet of Romney’s tax reform proposal is a reduction in all income tax rates, the Obama campaign has been equating it with the “failed policies of the past” (most notably the Bush tax cuts), which allegedly created the mess we’re in.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lylacat, 10/19/2012 5:24:59 PM     (No. 8946529)

0bama has nothing else to promote than Bush's failures (only in his eyes), 0bama's record is a dismal failure. Gasoline has doubled, Food Stamp use is up 45%, Welfare is up 35%, most of his billions he squandered on his green companies are gone and the companies bankrupt. He has printed 11 Trillion Dollars which have made all of our dollars worth a whole lot less; yes, the stock market is up, but remember it is priced in dollars, so it is really NOT up, when you take your dollars out, they buy oh so much less. And he certainly can not brag about is horrid foreign policy, as the middle east is about the blow completely up, and he flies off to Las Vegas. Yes, 0bama, stand up like a man, and admit you are a failure; America can not take four more years of this kind of failure.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: zoidberg, 10/19/2012 5:43:58 PM     (No. 8946576)

Failed policies of the past aren't the problem, it's the failed policies of the present that are killing us.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lakerman1, 10/19/2012 5:49:26 PM     (No. 8946587)

candy crowley pulled a cheap trick by calling on the woman who wanted romney to compare himself to President George W. Bush, and cast it in a negative light.
But President Romney handled it quite well.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: RoseOfTexas, 10/19/2012 5:55:35 PM     (No. 8946592)

Maybe not...I hear he was seen in the vicinity of Big Tex recently...

Mitt said it best with his 0bama & the Pope joke. Obama offering advice to the Holy Father: just blame everything on John Paul II.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/19/2012 5:57:07 PM     (No. 8946596)

More recent Oblameya ads seem to be blaming... Romney.

The one-trick pony is over.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 10/19/2012 6:05:48 PM     (No. 8946617)

The Honey Boo boos bought it last time, so why not use it again? It worked for them then, why not use it now? Play to your audience.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: oriton, 10/19/2012 6:38:50 PM     (No. 8946675)

The first 2 years were Bush's fault. The 3rd year was the new House and the Tea Party's fault. This last year was Romney's fault. That's why obama is running as the challenger.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Golden, 10/19/2012 6:46:33 PM     (No. 8946688)

Obama is the action candidate. I've never in my lifetime seen a president blame someone else for where we are. Yes this president is the president of excuses. He can't accept responsibility for anything. Even Libya.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/19/2012 7:55:28 PM     (No. 8946774)

Business in America was fine until Naggy Pelosi took control of the House in January 2007. The election of Obama just threw gasoline on the fire and here we find ourselves today - in poverty, misery and extremely b-r-o-k-e!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: grandforker, 10/19/2012 8:55:45 PM     (No. 8946862)

Obama's old strategy: Blame someone who was the president.

Obama's new strategy: Blame someone who could be the next president.

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