For three years we’ve been forced to hear what Obama inherited and listen to his loyal lemmings harp about how bad a hand he was dealt...time to set some facts straight!
First look at Reagan, by the end of the summer of Reagan's third year in office, the economy was soaring. The GDP growth rate was 5% and racing toward 7%, even 8% growth. In 1983 and '84 output was growing so fast the biggest worry was that the economy would "overheat." In the summer of 2011 we have an economy limping along at barely 1% growth and by some indications headed toward a "double-dip" recession. By the end of Reagan's first term, it was Morning in America. Today there is gloomy talk of America in its twilight with unemployment of 8% or 9% and real output of about 1 percent.
Next let’s look at President Bush, he was “dealt” 9/11 and all that came with it and now is the never ending source of “war under false pretenses” or he “passed this mess on to Obama” crap. First point of fact is the Bush debt is backend loaded and in large part due to the 2006 elections and all the spending Pelosi pushed. Second, is that Obama has almost doubled in three years what Bush did in eight and it took the 2010 election and Tea Party to slow his never ending appetite for spending down.
Another case for comparison since 44 is turning out to be the 44th worst President is him to Truman. He had to take the economy for a full war footing and manufacturing base and ensure that the post war America economy was not a bust with massive layoffs. He also was forced to deal with a post WWII Soviet Union and massive communist expansion to include Korea. In short Truman inherited far worse and never played the “Roosevelt” card.
It’s time to cut the incessant whining and admit that this administration is to blame for where we are as a country. Its past time to call the progressive far left agenda and reckless mess that Keynesian economics have created what it is...a total failure on all fronts. We have a President that champions being a victim and has his minions out in mass for three years selling this sack of rank, ripe, nasty, cow dung to cover for a woeful lack of competence on the issues and a dismal failure of leadership on any problem facing our great nation.
America looks like a second rate, cry baby nation, wallowing in self pity because the leader of the country engages in these very un-American traits. One thing is for sure 2012 will usher in a new president that as a minimum must show some backbone, courage, and Reagan like traits that personify American exceptionalism.
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