Desperate Dems Still Blaming Bush
Folks, the Democrats are losing it. They’re starting to lose it. There’s a story here from TheHill.com, Chris Van Hollen, he’s from Maryland, and he’s ranking member of the House Democrat leadership, slammed Jeb Bush today. Jeb Bush is out there criticizing Obama’s economic policies and Van Hollen says, (paraphrasing) “Why don’t you criticize your brother? Your brother is the reason we’re in this mess, your brother. Go back and take a look unemployment before your brother left office.” That was after Obama’s election, Mr. Van Hollen. These people are losing it, folks. They’re literally losing it.
“Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.), the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, noted that hundreds of thousands of Americans were losing their jobs in the months before former President Bush left office in 2009, and said Bush’s policies tipped the scales toward the wealthy and Wall Street. ‘I’ve searched the record, and as far as I can tell, during that eight-year period you did not challenge the Bush administration’s handling of the economy.'” Van Hollen’s right about this, and we have talked about it. We have chronicled it. You can track massive layoffs to November and December of 2008 and January of 2009, and they coincide with Obama’s election. Those numbers don’t get big before Bush leaves office. They get big after Obama wins election but before he’s inaugurated. But these people are so fixated.
We’re now three years in, three-and-a-half years in. The Democrats have long taken credit for this. David Plouffe has said Obama owns the economy. Obama has said he owns the economy. Biden has said in the past 18 months, two years, that the economy is all Obama’s. But common sense-wise, we’re three-and-a-half years now into the Obama administration, and the idea that any of this is lingering from George W. Bush is absurd. But they’re cracking up now. They are lashing out. They’re getting venomous because they’ve locked themselves into a corner by blaming Bush and by not talking about anything positive, ’cause they’ve got nothing positive to talk about.