Why Obama’s “Last Eight Years” Smear Is Such A LIE

One of the catchphrases I continue to hear are the talking points blaming everything that is bad or can be portrayed as bad on “the last eight years.”

Obama has talked often about “hope” and “change” and “transcending the tired politics of the past.”  But that’s all it ever was: talk.  In reality, he has pushed the blame-game of politics of personal destruction to a whole new level.  You never heard President Bush blame 9/11 on Clinton, or talk about inheriting “failed policies” that allowed 9/11.  Not once.  You never heard George Bush single out media critics by name for personal attack.  Never.  But Obama has routinely done such things, and more.

Obama has said:

Another 600,000 jobs were lost in January. We’ve now lost more than 3.6 million jobs since this recession began.

In the midst of our greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, the American people were hoping that Congress would begin to confront the great challenges we face. That was, after all, what last November’s election was all about…

Let’s be clear: We can’t expect relief from the tired old theories that, in eight short years, doubled the national debt, threw our economy into a tailspin, and led us into this mess in the first place. We can’t rely on a losing formula that offers only tax cuts as the answer to all our problems while ignoring our fundamental economic challenges – the crushing cost of health care or the inadequate state of so many schools; our addiction to foreign oil or our crumbling roads, bridges, and levees.

First of all, Obama failed to mention that FULLY HALF of those 3.6 million jobs lost occurred since he was elected president and began to explain his economic agenda while the market tanked around him after virtually every word he or his cabinet officials said.

But let’s examine some of his points: President Obama is blaming the economic catastrophe on the “losing formula” of “the last eight years” because Bush “ignored” “the crushing cost of health care,” and “the inadequate state of so many schools,” and for failing to impose a green agenda.

Bush did – or didn’t do – all that?  Really?

Let’s correct the record from the outright flagrant lies Obama is telling the poor, huddling, tired, and ignorant masses.  First of all, we all remember that “Hillary Care” – the socialized medicine plan of the Clinton years – failed horribly.  There WAS no version of the socialized medicine that Barack Obama now seeks to impose throughout the eight years of the Clinton presidency.  So Obama is not merely wrong for blaming Bush and the “last eight years,” he is an outright liar.

Secondly, Obama blames Bush creating the economic catastrophe for not having imposed a green agenda and relying on oil.  Again, an outright lie.  The US Senate voted 95-0 to NOT ratify the Kyoto environmentalist agenda while Bill Clinton was president.  We weren’t imposing all the radical environmental agenda on the nation when Clinton was president, so why single out Bush?  President Clinton was no more “green” than Bush when the rubber actually met the road.  So blaming lack of a green agenda on Bush’s “last eight years” is simple blatant demagoguery of the very worst kind.

And furthermore, even Obama’s own supporters such as Warren Buffet actually believe that Obama’s “energy solutions” will HURT and NOT HELP the economy:

BUFFETT: Well, yeah. As you know, that hasn’t been enacted yet or anything. But it is part of the budget that was put out the other day that–giving effect to it. Anything you put in that effectively taxes carbon emissions is–somebody’s going to bear the brunt of it. In the case of a regulated utility, the utility customers are going to pay for it. I mean, it’s going to become, in effect, a tax

At the end of that particular discussion, Buffet’s interviewer said, “Yeah. I’m going to take that as against cap and trade.” And Buffet did not disagree in the slightest.

So don’t blame Bush for messing up the economy due to lack of “green agenda.”  If anything, start blaming Obama NOW for the economic disaster that is coming due to HIS green agenda.

And schools?  Hello?  Let me just say four words: “No Child Left Behind.”  Federal spending increased from $42.2 billion in 2001 to $54.4 billion in 2007.  With all due respects to Obama’s lies, President Bush increased education spending from Clinton levels.  You can’t blame Bush for “the inadequate state of our schools” without blaming Clinton even more.

A point not made in this specific quip, but made literally thousands of times by Obama and other liberal smear merchants is the claim that Bush’s “failure to regulate” created the climate of the economic collapse.  Wrong.  Flat out, stop-lying-your-weasel-ass-off wrong.

First of all, even President CLINTON blamed Democrats for that failure:

Bill Clinton on Thursday told ABC’s Chris Cuomo that Democrats for years have been “resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress or by me when I was President to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”

So again, it’s a demonic lie of the devil straight out of the flaming fiery pits of hell to blame Bush or Republicans for “failing to regulate.”

I have an article (several, actually) that shows (and cites supporting evidence) that it was DEMOCRATS who “failed to regulate” at a time when regulation would have actually done some freaking good.

But Obama doesn’t mention any of that.  He doesn’t blame beyond Bush because he’s a bald-faced lying weasel who is pure, distilled ideologue.  He doesn’t mention that every smear of Bush would at least equally apply to the Clinton years if the standard were applied fairly.  And he doesn’t mention that we’ve soared beyond other economic hard times before that were arguably even worse than now without socializing our country.

Bottom line: Obama isn’t “transcending”; he’s degenerating.  He is relying on the “old politics” of the past, the politics of blame, more than any president who has ever come before him.  It’s long-past time that he shut up about demonizing President Bush and start taking responsibility for his own economy.  And it’s long past time that he stop fearmongering the economy to impose his socialist agenda, when these things have not been necessary to our economic well-being in the past.

4 Responses to “Why Obama’s “Last Eight Years” Smear Is Such A LIE”

  1. hl Says:

    “It’s long-past time that he shut up about demonizing President Bush and start taking responsibility for his own economy.”

    I could not agree with you more. O reminds me of the father of lies. It is all he knows to do. His consistent blaming of the failed policies of the last eight years reveals what a little man he is. He is weak and inept.
    He has truly perfected “double speak”. He must be stopped.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    I long since came to the belief that all Democrats know how to do is demagogue, backstab, undermine, and accuse. That’s all they have to offer. Remember the movie Moses with Charlton Heston? Remember that creep (Dathan) who was a traitor to his own people when it benefited him, then undermined Moses at every turn, and then turned the people away from God – all the while urging the people to appease the Egyptians in hopes Egypt would have mercy on them and accept them back as slaves? That’s the Democrat Party platform today, if the truth is known. And they use the same snide tactics to implement it.

    Obama is a weak, appeasing leader – that much is already obvious, given that Nancy Pelosi wears the pants in the relationship. Now that he managed to deceive his way to power, he is merely an empty suit. Blaming the past is the only way he can camouflage his own failure. And the longer the American people buy his lies, the worse it will be for them and for the country.

  3. hl Says:

    I do remember that sleezy character Dathan from the movie. Very fitting!

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    The Party of Lincoln versus the Party of Dathan.

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