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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

That damned Drift

What's Mallard raving about today?

Hope, Change, Jobs.

While not making light of anyone who is out of a job, to blame President Obama for the job losses caused by President Bush's Recession would be like blaming President Clinton for 9-11...oh, wait.

Taking responsibility is a great thing, so long as no one ever asks you to do it, eh, Mallard?


Tog said...

"Tax cuts for the already-insanely wealthy will let them create more jobs!"

Remember that, Brucie? How'd that work out? (Hint: about as well as "we'll pay for it all out of the surplus!")

Iron Dragon said...

When I see this I can't help but think back to when Guiliani claimed that there had been no terrorist attacks against the US during the Bush administration.

exanonymous said...

You gotta love a party that thinks they're a majority, has a lazy platform that can be summed up as "no to whatever the Democrats want", is shoving more people out of the tent, and enjoys publicly making snide remarks about the "hope and change" when the president still has another 3 years in office, gives no workable solutions, has a short term memory, and yet thinks the country will take their side.

News flash. Disenchanted liberals don't move to the right.

Neo Tuxedo said...

Taking responsibility is a great thing, so long as no one ever asks you to do it, eh, Mallard?

Something like that. I've occasionally considered writing a letters to the editors of my local papers* pointing out that, as far as I can tell, the Republic Party's "era of personal responsibility" meant that Bill Clinton was personally responsible for everything bad that happened in or to America from August 25, 1992 onward. If I felt really vicious, I might note that the responsibility for America's suffering was transferred to Barack HUSSEIN Obama on whatever day in 2007 or 2008 the recession began. Unfortunately, given that Franklin and Washington counties have some of the highest ratios of teabaggers to sane people in this Great Land of Ours, such a letter would be an exercise in futility.

(* Public Opinion here in Chambersburg, PA, and the Mallard-running Herald-Mail in nearby Hagerstown, MD.)

Kip W said...

How could the Bush recession have been Bush's fault, when it's well known that there was a Democrat working in the custodial department at the Federal Reserve Bank? Nothing to see here.

It's Obama's fault now, because he didn't dig us out of the hole he inherited sooner, and he was supposed to do it without spending another cent.

Kip W said...

(The Gops don't want a complete recovery anyway. Even if Obama manages to replenish a quarter of the tank, they can wrestle the steering wheel back and have another great joyride with that. Gotta reward the base.)

Paul Smecker said...

I might just be wantin' a bagel with my coffee

rewinn said...

The guy in a suit and tie may indeed be drifting toward the "Center" ... right out of the GOP.

I understand Brewski meant for the guy to be an Obama supporter 'cuz he has a beard, but with his usual carelessness he muddied the message. It used to be that people who wore suits to work were reliably conservative but GOP attacks on small business and white collar workers at taking a toll.

Anonymous said...

How about Obama and the Democrats taking responsibility for the fact that even when they had a 60 vote supermajority in the Senate and a huge majority in the House, they couldn't accomplish anything for the unemployed? (The GOP wouldn't have done anything either, but they don't even pretend to care.) As long as there's one Republican, someplace, the Democrats whine that they're obstructing them. Pathetic.

dlauthor said...

Lieberman's not a Democrat, no matter what Harry Reid or Anony-not-Rast thinks. He's Independent -- in other words, like most American "Independents," he's a member of the What's In It For Me Party.

Anyway, why is Tinshley saying that Jonah Goldberg is moving to the center?

Randy said...

It's obvious that must be a right-winger moving towards the center in today's biohazard sample. After all, the sign says he's praying, and Bruce knows damn well, those atheist libruhls don't believe in any god and don't pray!

Rey said...

Anonytinz, have you seen the V graph? From 2007 to 2009, jobs down down dosn, from January 2009 on, up up up. The stimulus is working.

D Koski said...

Latest two meme coming out the Republican'ts.
1) Obama is losing ground and people are giving up on him. This is basically coming from the Guardians Of Privilege party.
2) Liberals just hate the way Palin and Bachmann and other extremists keep shoving it in their face. Not me, I say give 'em more rope.

Anyway, what a shallow "victory" to gloat over.