Pelosinomics–It happened on her watch
by Eric Golub on November 22, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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For the last two years, President Barack Obama has behaved like a toddler regarding his predecessor. He inherited a mess, everything was his predecessor’s fault, and it will take him forever to clean up the mess that was left for him.
Actually, that is more accurate if one is describing Congressman Ed Royce of California, who takes the Financial Services Committee Chairmanship from Barney Frank.
Congressman Royce recently missed a function because it was his wedding anniversary. The audience was glad that he was with his wife, and celebrated this. As for where Barney Frank sleeps at night, I have zero interest. My problem with him is that he was sleeping on the job. His Fannie was in a hammock when Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were collapsing.
As for having to clean up a mess, John Boehner has a gigantic job to do fixing the reign of error that was the Pelosiraptor.
So when liberals complain that the economy collapsed on President George W. Bush’s watch, correct them. The economy was fine when Republicans controlled everything from 2002 to 2006. Voters kicked them out in 2006 because of sex scandals and the War on Iraq. No revisionist history will undo the fabulous economy under the Bush Republicans from 2002 to 2006.
Then the Pelosiraptor and Barney Frankenstein took over, and to use their own metaphor, “drove the economy into the ditch.”
It happened on their watch.
I pointed this out a few weeks ago, and several pointed out that it was unfair (like liberals are ever fair toward conservatives) to say that the collapse should be blamed on Congressional liberals just because they controlled things. After all, If liberals take over on January 4th, 2007, and hypothetically things collapse on January 5th (not the timeline, just an example), it would be unfair to blame them just because they happened to be there at that moment.
Fine. All I ask is that liberals for once in their sniveling liberal, ideologically-bigoted lives adopt a consistent set of standards. Stop changing the rules to make the outcome always read that liberals are virtuous angels and conservatives are the evils of this world. It is boring already.
Here are some examples of liberals trying to rewrite history because things happened on “somebody’s watch.”
9/11 happened on George W. Bush’s watch, so it is all his fault. The complete and utter neglect of foreign policy during the Clinton years is totally whitewashed. Can one liberal out there place any of the blame for 9/11 on Clinton?
How about Waco, Ruby Ridge, Oklahoma City, the bombings of the Tanzania and Kenya embassies, and the U.S.S. Cole? Does anybody associated with Bill Clinton get an ounce of blame?
George W. Bush dealt with a terror problem that had been not dealt with properly for 30 years.
Let’s talk domestic policy. The recession of 1990-1991 happened on the watch of President George Herbert Walker Bush, so it was his fault. The economy improved under Bill Clinton, so naturally he saved us all.
This is totally false. The economy was already recovering when he took office. GDP was a spectacular 7% in the fourth quarter of 1992, before one single Clinton policy ever became law. So shouldn’t HW Bush get the credit? The improvement happened on his watch.