Democrat Maryland Gov. O’Malley Says Americans Not Better Off Than They Were 4 Years Ago, Then Says But That’s Not the Question … Still Blaming Bush, Obama without Responsibility
Finally we have a Democrat that says America is not better off today than they were 4 years ago.
I guess Gov. Martin O’Malley (MD-D) did not get the complete talking point memo from David Axelrod that all Obama operatives are to dodge the question of whether you are better off today than you were 4 years ago. On CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ Gov. O’Malley said that Americans are not better off than they were four years ago. Oops. But then he and Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter went on to bash GWB and blame it all on Bush. Really, is that what you are going to go with and tell the American people after four years of false promises and failed policies?
Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley (Md.) said Sunday that voters were not better off now than four years ago, but said the economic mess left by the former Bush administration was to blame, not President Obama.
O’Malley was asked by CBS host Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation” if he could “honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago?”
“No,” replied O’Malley, a prominent Obama surrogate, adding “but that’s not the question of this election.”
This is just sad and pathetic. Inherited a unique situation, eh? So to tell me that what Obama inherited was worse than what Ronald Reagan inherited from Jimmy Carter in 1980? I do not think so. The stagflation and “Misery Index” under Carter was unprecedented with double digit unemployment, inflation and mortgage rates. Granted under Obama, inflation and mortgage rates have been replaced with foreclosures and bankruptcy. Once in office did Regan blame Carter? No, instead Reagan was responsible for unprecedented jobs growth with Reaganomics as “many economists have stated that Reagan’s policies were an important part of bringing about the second longest peacetime economic expansion in U.S. history, and followed by an even longer 1990s expansion that began under George H.W. Bush in 1991.” What does Obama and his minions do, whine about what they inherited and claim that a meager and anemic job growth is a success.
Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, appearing on the show alongside O’Malley defended the president’s record, saying the economic recovery was well under way.
The Obama campaign acknowledges voters are concerned about the economy, but says the administration inherited unique and challenging conditions from former President Bush.
America is tired of excuses and echoes the sentiments of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush when he stated at last weeks Republican National Convention its time to stop blaming other “… So Mr. President it is time to stop blaming your predecessor for your failed economic policies. You were dealt a tough hand, but your policies have not worked. In the 4th year of your presidency, a real leader would accept responsibility for his actions and you have not done that.”
Sorry, every President inherits some thing for a previous administration. Obama knew what he was getting into. To hear them whine, maybe Barack Obama should never have run in the first place in 2008? It would appear the Community Organizer only wants perfect situations. You may have inherited it Barack, but your policies and liberal agenda have made matters worse and prolonged the recession.