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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

That damned inheritance

What's Mallard raving about today?

President Obama, President Bush.

Pretty much true, except that I am not sure that those things which Obama did not inherit yet has accomplished can all be considered "good" (c.f., HCR, also known as "Insurance Industry Giveaway").

Good luck making the case that those things inherited from the Bush Administration are not all completely cocked-up.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Remind me: How long did the Right play the "Blame Clinton" card during W.'s administration?

CW in LA said...

For once, I clicked "I agree": Our current president inherited such a monumental pile of shit from his predecessor that it is, in fact, entirely legitimate to regard everything that sucks as an effect of said pile of shit.

Tog said...

Mull it over for a second (if you need even that) and you'll realize this MF is a keeper--absolute, inarguable proof that Bruce Tinsley and his fellow neolibertarianconservatoids live in a separate universe from normal Americans.

Say, Bruce, why don't you ever want to talk about that surplus Junior Bush inherited and pissed completely away within a couple of years (just as he promised to do)? Responsible spending used to be one of your banner issues...

Rootbeer said...

I swear Tinsley has used this exact same artwork five or six times already this year.

That Barack Obama, always with his heavy-lidded gaze and his hand held aloft like a waiter carrying a tray...

Kip W said...

Better make that chin longer, Tin, so your intended audience can laugh off the fact that you stumbled over the truth today.

Ken said...

Is it new that Tinsley doesn't show any indication of whether his characters are to be mocked or taken at face value?

Because that seems indicative of psychosis, that he acts as if his audience is inside his head.

David B said...

The parallelism of the dialogue would mean that the good things are precisely not those things which were inherited from the previous administration.

Yep, way to get it precisely right for once, Tinsley.

WV: floothe, the sort of soothing flattery W demanded be sent his way to validate his belief that everyone agreed with his ideas.

rewinn said...

Most of America agrees that the Bush Recession, two wars, unconstitutional wiretapping, torture and all that other stuff Obama did inherit from the Bush Administration is bad.

So what's the punch line?