Obamaâ€™s, â€œWe inherited this,â€ preamble is beginning to wear thin with Americans
By: Neil Braithwaite
Since his election, President Obama has used, â€œWe inherited this,â€ as a preamble to every policy proposal and economic statement. Obamaâ€™s strategy is to shift responsibility from his administration back to the Bush administration in the event his economic policies fail. But reality is starting to sink in, and this political game is beginning to wear thin for Main Street Americans as unemployment continues to rise and the economy keeps sinking.
After listening to months of stump speeches by candidate Barack Obama touting his plans to fix the economy, Americans were more than ready to see some results. Unfortunately, the only results they have seen so far are the economy getting worse with no end in sight. Even as the mainstream media provides cover for the Obama administrations fruitless economic policies by putting a positive spin on a worsening economy, most Americans are experiencing a different story, and they are becoming increasingly anxious about the future and actually starting to doubt Obamaâ€™s capabilities to fix the economy.
On Sunday, July 5, Vice President Biden told ABCâ€™s George Stephanopoulos, â€œWe misread how bad the economy was.â€ Bidenâ€™s honest admission gave the Obama-nomic naysayer surgeons a sharp new scalpel to try and separate Obama from his, â€œWe inherited this,â€ preamble policy and place the current economic responsibility back on the Obama administration. However, in a desperate attempt to obstruct any surgery to remove the preamble, Biden also made sure that he said the economy was, you guessed it, â€œinheritedâ€ from the Bush administration.
Vice President Bidenâ€™s admission was tantamount to proving that the ultra-liberal Obama administration didnâ€™t have a clue about Americaâ€™s economic condition in January, or how to fix it, and itâ€™s probably fair to assume that they donâ€™t have a clue now. It also proves that liberals only seem to know one way to try and fix anything â€“ throw more money at it. Recently, several Obama administration advisors helped verify that assumption by proposing a second stimulus bill. Who would have thought?
In an effort to divert attention from Bidenâ€™s statements that illuminated the administrationâ€™s incompetence to deal with the economy, President Obama said, â€œI would actually â€“ rather than say misread, we had incomplete information,â€ and â€œWhat we always knew was that a) this recession was gonna be deep, and b) it was gonna last for a while.â€ Now isnâ€™t that basically the same thing Vice President Biden said only with a healthy dose of political spin? Another savory three course meal of hook, line, and sinker for the â€œstate-runâ€ media to enjoy. But wait, thereâ€™s more. Obama offered up a most expensive dessert statement to tantalize their palate, â€œThereâ€™s nothing that we would have done differently,â€ and, â€œWe needed a stimulus and we needed a substantial stimulus.â€ How yummy – check please?
As a result of having a brutally honest and incredibly ignorant Vice President, there are now three major reasons President Obamaâ€™s, â€œWe inherited this,â€ preamble should be forever separated from his economic policies and statements: First, every president since George Washington has inherited the country in â€œas-isâ€ condition. Second, when you campaign for so long and so hard on getting a specific job done, you better be more than certain you know how to get positive results. And third, if you donâ€™t soon knock off the, â€œWe inherited this,â€ preamble and man-up by taking full responsibility for the economy and your own policies, you will never get credit for fixing anything, and you will more than likely go down in the annals of Presidential history as the biggest fraud ever elected.