In what year, exactly, does Barack Obama become responsible for all the things that got worse since Bush left office, things like lower median income, lower household income, greater national debt, higher unemployment, a greater percentage of people on food stamps, a greater share of persons in poverty, higher food prices, higher gas prices, the failure to pass even one budget in four years, an unguarded consulate in Libya on the anniversary of 9/11, and the Middle East in flames? When?
It’s funny how the new Republican governors in several states, governors who have been in office far less time than Obama, were able to turn their states around, despite having to operate in the midst of a faltering national economy made worse by Obama’s policies from Washington. QE1 and QE2 failed, and now QE3 is following in their train. If insanity is trying the same thing over and over again expecting a different result, then his economic policies are insane.
I’ve heard him say many times that it’s not his fault because he inherited a mess. If he gets re-elected, the mess he inherits from himself will be enormously greater than the one he got from Bush. If he failed to fix the smaller mess, he'll fail to fix the larger one simply by re-applying the same tired Keynesian nonsense.
The bottom line: He promised. He promised, for example, to cut the national debt in half. He failed. Instead of cutting the national debt by 5 trillion dollars, he increased it by 6 trillion. No other politician in the history of the world has ever miscalculated by 11 trillion dollars in four years. If he failed because he knowingly made promises he couldn’t keep, then he’s a liar. If he failed because he made promises he didn’t know he couldn’t keep, then he’s incompetent. Either way, liar or incompetent, he doesn’t deserve re-election.