January 18, 2010

Still Blaming Bush

While most of the others (perhaps spurred by Drudge )are focusing on this Hotline article because Rep. Patrick Kennedy apparently thinks that the dismal candidate he was campaigning for is "Marcia" or perhaps "Marsha" Coakley, I was more interested in the fact that Democrats keeping repeating the same excuse for their unpopularity:

As audience members streamed out of Pres. Obama's rally on behalf of AG Martha Coakley (D) here tonight, the consensus was that the fault for Coakley's now-floundering MA SEN bid lies with one person -- George W. Bush.

"People are upset because there's so many problems," Rosemary Kverek, 70, a retired Charleston schoolteacher said as tonight's rally wrapped up. "But the problems came from the previous administration. So we're blaming poor Obama, who's working 36 hours a day ... to solve these problems that he inherited."

Patrick "I don't know who I'm campaigning for" Kennedy echoed the same sentiments.

Do these people, and Democrats in general, really think that people are so angry with a Democrat-controlled federal government because of what the last President did, a year after he left office? If so, they are simply not paying attention.

Americans know that the previous administration made mistakes and they do hold them accountable for those, but we are angry with our President, his cronies, and Congress because of what they have done to forward a radical, financially irresponsible agenda over the past year.

Democrats aren't being held to account for Bush's mistakes. They're being held to account for their own arrogance and ineptitude. If they continue to fail to deal with that inconvenient truth, they'll see every future candidate become a bewildered Coakley, losing elections without ever understanding why.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 18, 2010 09:04 AM

Back in 2006, when the Dems took over Congress, the economy was still in pretty good shape. If Obama has inherited problems, then he's inherited a lot of them from his own party.

Posted by: flenser at January 18, 2010 10:48 AM

this isnt surprising, democrats in general are conniving victim thieves, in other words they are


so everything will allways be someone elses fault and they will allways be intitled to steal taxpayers money in the name of fairness, and they will be dangerous election stealing undemocratic thugs but will conveniently PROJECT that onto the "other"

Posted by: rumcrook™ at January 18, 2010 11:54 AM

Good. I hope they keep blaming W until they lose the house and Senate next Nov.

Posted by: maxx at January 18, 2010 04:56 PM

This statement can be turned around by someone who is thinking. If asked, I would say, sure Bush did bad with the economy and housing. Thus putting the blame squarely on the government for the current mess we are in and taking away Obama's talking points that the banks are so bad and need to be socialized. Then I would ask the Dems why they haven't concentrated their efforts on helping us out from under the worst economic crisis the US has ever faced. Instead, they have spent all their efforts on health care that no one wants, cap and trade that no one wants, climate that no one really cares about, and their stimulus that only put money in the pockets of their friends and not in the US. In addition, they have exculated the war and taken on more debt than we will ever be able to pay. So why don't they work more on the "damage" that the evil Bush did?

For the record, I think that Bush was actually a liberal.

Posted by: David at January 18, 2010 05:00 PM

Flenser: I agree. The Dems have controlled the purse strings since 2006.

Ii is criminal negligence that the Republicans do not use this at every opportunity.

If McCain had used this he might well have mitigated some of the anger towards Republicans over the economy.

Posted by: davod at January 18, 2010 07:06 PM

"Poor Obama" is working 36 hours a day? Is that why he has every third day free for partying? The man is seen everywhere but at his desk. Not that that's a bad thing.

Posted by: Nellie at January 19, 2010 10:16 PM

Has an ex-president ever had as much power as George Bush does? He must be some kind of guy!!!

Posted by: Smorgasbord at January 20, 2010 12:59 AM