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Fighting two wars in the face of tax cuts put us in this recession.  Deregulating the financial and housing industry put us in this recession.  This is the truth, no matter what Republicans would like us to think.  Those were the priorities of George Bush and his fellow Republicans in Congress.

That fact that we're headed towards a full fledged recession is their fault.  Not Barack Obama's.  Not Democrats in Congress.  Not the American people.

Bush bankrupted virtually everything business he ever touched.  The American economy is no different.

Today we learn that almost 600k more jobs were shed in January.  That's 3.5 million since December of 2007.  That's all, entirely on George Bush's watch.

The fact that Obama is trying to do something about it, doesn't make this problem his.  The fact that Republicans in Congress are fighting him every inch of the way, even though he's made a real attempt to bring them on board, means if things get worse (and they will) it's still their fault.

I'm tired of hearing from this sad crew of screw-ups.  Obama is right; people voted for change.  And we want it now.  There's no time to wait.

By positioning themselves as only obstructionists, Republicans will hopefully lose that small chance at "goodwill" with the new president.  Hopefully they can be cast aside for years, and a true progessive agenda can be sought in this country.

It's the stimulus now.  

It should be Healthcare next.

Let's leave them in the dust and deliver what the American people want.  It's about time.  

And when it all gets worse before it gets better, don't call it Obama's recession.  Because we know better.  And so do they.

Originally posted to Grateful Deadicated Marxist on Fri Feb 06, 2009 at 07:11 AM PST.

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  •  Boy they'll spin this baby though. A catastrophe (3+ / 0-)
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    Bluedoc, Deadicated Marxist, Newzie

    worse than anything in history, has happened to the economy.  By right Rome should be destroyed by now.  they did it.

    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

    by publicv on Fri Feb 06, 2009 at 07:14:41 AM PST

  •  Finally (5+ / 0-)

    I am so glad to hear Obama remind the voters that he inherited these problems for the Republicans. The Repub have a case of selective amnesia. They are trying to pretend the last 8 years didn't happen.

    Paul Krugman has a good article in the New York Times. He reminds folks that Reagonimcs won't work this time around.

    Obama has to keep hammering home that tax cuts won't get us out of this mess. After a few days of floundering, Obama seems to have found his voice.

    By the way, I am not a fan of bipartisanship. Drop the bipartanship and roll the Republicans. Obama needs to push his agenda.

  •  Let's compare the two. (1+ / 0-)
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    All his life G.W. Bush screwed up everything he touched, but he had Daddy and Daddy's rich friends to bail him out. Before he ran for President, he asked one of Daddy's best friends Prince Bandar if he supported his run for the Presidency.
    On the other had, Barack Obama had no Dad to speak of he forged ahead against all odds, and made gold out of every thing he touched, he seized every opportunity.
    When you compare the two, you realize it was inevetable for America's economy to crash under G.W. Bush, it is how he lived his entire life, leaving a trail of destruction behind him.
    If Barack Obama is true to form, by hard work, hard work he is all to familiar with he will turn this economy around and America will be better for electing him President.
    Finally, the American people will learn, when you elect a President, you use a different criteria than to pick a friend. A President needs to be more than someone you want to have a beer with. The media has begun a new narrative about Obama being arrogant, they mistake audacity for arrogance. Barack Obama has the audacity to succeed, by him succeeding we all succeed, so give me President Obama any day.

  •  Your title is misleading (1+ / 0-)
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    We all know this is Clinton's recession.  ;)

  •  This will ALWAYS (1+ / 0-)
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    be Bush's recession/depression. He created the environment for it, and his cronies created the policy for it. Bush and his cabal are to blame for this recession period.

  •  Recession? This is Bush's Depression! (2+ / 0-)
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    Bluedoc, Newzie

    "...America can change. Our union can be perfected." President-Elect Barack Obama

    by Jack Dublin on Fri Feb 06, 2009 at 07:50:29 AM PST

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