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Starting year six, does Obama
finally own the economy?

Washington Examiner, by Byron York

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Posted By:garnet, 1/17/2014 9:29:06 AM

For years, Republicans have marveled at President Obama´s success in blaming former President George W. Bush for the nation´s problems, particularly its economic problems. Now, as Obama begins his sixth year in office, that success may finally be coming to an end. Of course Obama inherited an economic mess. He deserved time to fix it. The GOP clock started at one year; after 12 months in office, would Obama own the economy? (Snip)Now Obama is starting year six in the White House. Does he finally own the economy? Some polls suggest things haven´t changed.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 1/17/2014 9:38:27 AM     (No. 9695467)

He´s owned it since the failed "Stimulus" con job in year one.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 1/17/2014 10:09:59 AM     (No. 9695510)

Can´t beat Santa Claus - but we can reign in the enabling GOP.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/17/2014 10:40:46 AM     (No. 9695563)

In order to honestly answer this question one has to ask another. Why was Bush consistently being blamed even after being out of power? Was it because the blamers genuinely felt he was responsible? The answer at this time seems to be no. Blaming Bush was a convenient cover for for supporting elements that would ensure income transfer and the dominance of the privileged political class. That situation has not changed foundationally. Only the circumstances are different. In 2016 if Hillary is the Democrat standard bearer, her opponent will be blamed for the economic mess rather than 0bama. And the whole sorry cycle will repeat.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 1/17/2014 11:14:28 AM     (No. 9695623)

Of course not!

Barry is the "outsider" trying to fix the ills of the country!

Ain´t ya´ been listening?

Here, have a phone and quite down.

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