naturalnews.com / by: J. D. Heyes / Sunday, September 21, 2014
Backers of the current administration hate to acknowledge something that they willingly believed about the previous administration: That he who sits in the White House owns the economy.
When Sen. Barack Obama was running for his first presidential term in 2007-2008, he and fellow Democrats incessantly blamed then-President George W. Bush for the then-budding economic crisis, an accusation that, nearly six years later, is finally fading but still believed by millions of Americans.
In order to deflect blame for any economic bad news in the years since Obama has been in the White House, his team devised a strategy that went something like this: “You know, the president (Obama) inherited the worst economy since the Great Depression, so how can he be expected to turn it around so quickly?”
Okay, well, Obama ran for the presidency because he wanted to be president; no one forced him to do so. Secondly, how many years does the man get to “turn around” the economy? Bush was blamed for the near-collapse of the economy during his last year in office, and for policies that were enacted by the previous Democratic president, Bill Clinton.