Has Obama set the Presidential blame record?

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Has any U.S. President ever been re-elected based on blaming his predecessor throughout his entire first term? That’s the question Glenn asked the audience this morning on radio.

Just look at everything Obama has said over the past few years:

“I love listening to these guys give us lectures about debt and deficits. I inherited a trillion dollar deficit. We had a surplus. They turned it into a did he sit, built in a structural deficit that extends for decades.”

“We inherited a trillion dollar deficit, we signed $2 trillion of spending cuts into law. I laid out a detailed plan for a total of $4 trillion of deficit reduction.”

“My opponent won’t admit it, but even when you count the steps we took to prevent a depression and jump start the economy, right, so, you include the recovery, all the stuff we did to help states like Maryland-“

And perhaps most importantly: If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.

“He’s been in office now for 1200 and some days and he is still blaming George W. Bush nearly day and on many occasion, more than — he’s look a cuckoo clock.  George Bush, George Bush, George Bush.  Every hour on the hour, George Bush.  He’s used the inherited excuse over and over again.  Not my fault, not my fault.  Must be 1:00,” Glenn said.

“His surrogates have used it over and over and over again on each of those days.  It’s possible that we have heard this excuse from this administration with all of its different forms and all of its different messengers about 10000 times.  It is absolutely possible that that’s about how many times you say a line often enough and people start to believe it and, yet, people don’t believe it.”

“Has any U.S. President ever been reelected based on blaming his predecessor throughout his entire first term?  Has any President ever been reelected who said, four years later, It’s his fault?  This is just incredible.”

“The other issue with what you just heard is it’s just a pack of lies.  Now, I realize that most Americans don’t believe or don’t want to believe that their President would just come out and blatantly lie to their faces, but the effect is — and this is one of the things that separate the men from the boys, the weaklings from the cowards — is when you have the truth, no matter how ugly it is, no matter how much you don’t want to agree with it, the truth is the truth and as much as we don’t want to believe the President would blatantly lie the to our face, the President is lying to us and he’s not the first.  You have Nixon that lied to us.  You have, you know — you have poor dear old Clinton who lied to his wife and lied to us.”

“Now, can any rational American accept what he is saying here?  Because we’re not talking about an affair with some intern I did not have — we’re talking about I did not raise this $5 trillion deficit.  I didn’t do it.  Now, you did and it’s math.  We’re not having to look for cigars or stains.  It’s math.  He’s been saying that he’s spending money at the slowest rate in 60 years.  That’s incredible.  The debt when Bush left office was $10,626,000,000.  Bush increased it by $5 trillion in eight years.  This program was strongly opposed to the debt and the deficit.  The out of control spending, strongly against the out of control spending and named names and were held — we’re holding the feet of George Bush, his administration, on this issue to the fire almost every day, to the expense of listenership because when the election started, nobody wanted to hear it.”

“So, what’s the bottom line on the debts these two Presidents have rung up?  I can’t believe we’re actually having to spell this out for Americans.  Bush ran up an average of $410 billion deficit spending per year.  Obama is running up an average of $1.413 trillion per year.  Again, one of these numbers is bigger than the other.  Bush, $410 billion deficit spending, out of control.  As President Obama said, it’s unpatriotic, it’s unAmerican at $410 billion a year.  Obama, $1.413 trillion a year.  Hum.  So, that’s just a tad more than a trillion dollars more than Bush.”

” Numbers don’t lie but politicians do.”

“Here’s some other staggering facts that the American people are now starting to get their arms around and there’s no way to blame anybody else,” he continued. “The real U.S. budget deficit in 2011, the real budget deficit in 2011 would have been $5 trillion if it weren’t for Obama, you know, using all of the crafty mathematics accounting techniques that you and I would go to jail for.  Now, it’s not — it’s not just him.  Bush used those same crafty — this is a politician thing.  However, that’s what allows him to spin the numbers.  The real deficit was $5 trillion in 2011.  If you can’t cook the books, if they did the budget the way you have to do it, the way I have to do it, in one year we were another $5 trillion in the hole.  At this point the Federal Reserve is essentially monetizing most of the U.S. national debt.  For example, Federal Reserve bought up approximately 61% of all the government debt issued by the U.S. Treasury department during 2011.  Think of that.  Where are they getting that money?  How do they possibly have enough money to do that?  The Federal — the Federal Reserve has enough money to lend the largest debtor and the largest spender in global history?  Wow, that’s a sweet business.  They’re — they must be thrifty.  They must be saving their pennies for a very long time.  The amount of money that the Federal Government gives directly to persons under Barack Obama has increased by 32%.  That’s why they’re confident that you will vote for him.  Today an astounding 49.1% of Americans live in a home where at least one person receives benefits from the government, almost half of us.  Shockingly, 48% of all Americans are either considered to be low income or living in poverty under Barack Obama.  Not George Bush, under Barack Obama.  48% of us are living in poverty?  Real median household income has decreased $4,300 since Obama took office.  Your salary is getting lower and they’re depreciating the money at the same time.  There are now over 46 million Americans on food stamps.  There were 32 million when Bush left office, this apparently a good and healthy thing for the Obama team, since they’re running commercials to try to ad to that total.”

“When George Bush left office, the average price of gasoline was $1.85.  Today it’s 3.59.  Housing prices are down 35%.  Official unemployment rate has been positive above 8% for 40 straight months.  There are 88 million working age Americans that are currently not employed and are not looking for a job.  That’s an all-time high.”

“I could go on and on.  Obama can and will go on and on blaming George Bush for all of these numbers another 10000 times if you let him, but it won’t change the facts that Americans are waking up and there’s no way to deny it.  We’re worse off than we were four years ago, much, much worse and he’ll try to convince us, he’ll try to tell us that this time, this time, with another four years, this time it will be better, this time, if he doesn’t get it done in seven years, well, then it will be time for a change. ”

“Please, Mr. President, spare your breath.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Obama is a narcissist; so he automatically will lay the blame at the footsteps of anyone else he can, especially Bush, while never owning up to his own faults and mistakes and chaos he has caused for his plan of the fundamental transformation of the United States of America.

    I say he set the record of “Blame Bush” and “Blame everyone else” within hours of his taking the oath of office.

    The true danger is to come yet from Obama; what happens if he decides to not leave office when the time comes? Or the chance that, when his insane world collapses on the rocky shoals of reality, that he unleashes a bloodbath on the land in a bid for final power?

    Remember that in history, many a dictator who are narcissists have declared it better for their own people to perish than for them to admit to defeat or failure.

    • Kdiity

      Aren’t ALL dictators or tyrants narcissists?? Aren’t ALL politicians for that matter. I belive they don’t start out that way, but something happens to them along the way. That’s why we NEED to implement TERM LIMITS and we NEED to do IT NOW !!!!!! The corrupt liars just become more corrupt liars because they forget what they LIED about in the first place !!!!

      • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

        In the case of Dictators and Tyrants; I have to say yes in various amounts, I have read the book of “Statecraft of Anwar Sadat” and have to agree.

        Your part about all politicians having such happen to them; to a point, I think that is more of a moral corruption and cynisism that they allow to creep into their existence. Mind you, there may be some (or one or two) who has the faith and moral integrity to resist the unrelenting temptation of their positions, the fact is of term limits would be a major safeguard in that area.

        Another would be dealing once and for all with the lobbyists who constantly do the work of the devil for whatever cause they represent.

        Any of the electorate who violates the law in any capacity should face justice like all regular people; no one in the Republic should be above the law.

        Good posting, thanks.

        • Dorothy N. Nelson

          then martial law…does anyone deny this “anointed 1″ has international aspirations? http://DemoforFrank.blogspot.com

          • MarsBarsTru7

             Don’t click the link. Flag the comment.

          • Anonymous

            Tell me Dorothy, how much do you get paid to come on sites

            like this to post your spam?  Do you get paid per number of

            posts made?  Or is it a flat rate?

      • Anonymous

        That’s been my thoughts for some time, Kdiity.  The politician may go into

        office with good intentions, but with all the compromising that comes with the

        job, somewhere along the way, I think he may loose his soul.  Very definitely,

        any innocence he may have had.   Unfortunately, some become hard and look

        to stay in office as long as possible for the power and, yes, the money/perks

        that go with it.

      • http://twitter.com/Sargonarhes S. E. Roberts

         Term limits have been needed for years, but it wouldn’t have stopped Obama. He went from one term as a state senator to not even finishing his first term as senator from Illinois and right into the Oval office. He’s never held a real job a day in his life, so he was clearly never qualified to even run a lemonade stand let alone the Presidency. I’ve said it when he was running, he really is the Manchurian candidate.

  • Anonymous

    If we could only go off numbers! I have tried and am still getting the comments by uninformed idiots that “If the racist republicans would just go along with Obama we would be out of debt”. How do you get through to the blind followers of messiah Obama when they just won’t listen to facts! Reminds me of your classic “blood shooting out of my eyes” comments.

  • http://www.redletterbelievers.com/ David Rupert

    We just want truth. Don’t lie to us. If we are going under, then just tell us we are going under. 
    The whole shifty accounting makes me not want to trust anything or anyone.

    Let your yes be yes, and your no be no.
    David, http://www.RedLetterBelievers.com, “Salt and Light”

  • max coldest

    How do you tell a lawyer is lying?….his lips are moving  right?  How do you tell Osama is lying?  
    ….He’s still breathing!

  • max coldest

    all he needs is another “crisis”…then martial law…does anyone deny this “anointed 1″ has international aspirations?     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IAYPRXM5Q5PKK5PUPHXBYVHKBU Happy_Jack

    You ever seen a piehole spew so much manure daily? Just watch whenever Obama opens his piehole!

  • Anonymous

    Blaming Bush is an old excuse, one they are ready to try and revive again because they don’t have any other excuses…they have run out of rational reasons why they have failed and the public knows it.  When they attack Bush it makes them look more like incompetent loosers because they couldn’t even put together programs, or rational legislation to get us out of this mess…Man how pathetic is the Obama administration…all those years of school and laws degrees really did not help Obama be a good President, he should be embarrased to look like such a failure…Suck in Valarie Jarret and Joe Biden with the same resume!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Smith/100003257562513 Jessica Smith

    I just saw a great poem about the two paths facing this country.
    And it’s different than Obama’s view of the two paths.
    It mentions Obama’s blaming everything on George Bush.

    The Road Forsaken

    Two pathways faced The United States;
    And patently we could not take both,
    And stay one nation at any rate.
    Irate people awaited their fate
    And hoped for some economic growth.

    The president saw one path as fair;
    And the other unfair, was his claim.
    He told the workers to do their share
    But high unemployment waited there,
    And, as always, George Bush got the blame.

    Both paths were blazed well before that day;
    Socialist Europe had worn a track.
    The U.S. had forged a better way
    Before Obama entered the fray;
    Now the country would never get back.

    I shall tell this with a heavy heart,
    To grandkids asking what we were doin’.
    Two roads diverged and went wide apart,
    And Liberals who claimed to be so smart
    Insisted on the path to ruin.

    by James Sweatt

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Smith/100003257562513 Jessica Smith

    If Obama is NOT re-elected, he will have 75 days as a lame-duck president.  That “lame duck” will still hold the keys to the most powerful office in the world, along with executive orders, pardon authority, etc.  (Remember how Clinton abused the pardon authority during that period?)
    If Obama IS re-elected, he will have a bit more than 50 MONTHS to abuse his authority unfettered from the worry of another election.

    • Anonymous

      Jessica, IF B.O. is not reelected (please, God) the first person he might pardon could

      be Holder—for any charges that may be brought against him.  That is, he would do this

      if it was possible.  And who knows?  He might add all those in his administration!

  • landofaahs

    I’d say it’s o’s mothers fault.  She had him.

  • landofaahs

    Could you imagine if obama had been in the Garden of Eden and God asked why he ate of the forbidden fruit.  Can’t you hear him say “It’s Bushes fault”.  lol 

  • Anonymous

    Since the first time I heard Obama speak I thought he was like a “used car salesman” and I told all of my firends that I called him that.  They said how do you get that impression and I said just listen to him. Since day one in every speech when he isn’t “blaming” someone or something he is lying to the American People. Actually I call them “sheeples” because they follow without listening and learning something, it’s also been called the “Stupid Vote”.  This type of person is dangerous as are the party voters, no matter who is running they cast their vote for the Party. The liberals and the main stream left wing medis do everything they can to report only pro Obama and everything is lies and untruths and they call themselves journalists. They are all so
    pathetic.  What will they do when Obama get thrown out of office in November????? I can’t wait.

  • Anonymous

    The most glaring aspect of this “Blame Bush” campaign has nothing to do with the economy, yet it is a perfect illustration of the hypocrisy of the Left.  It is as follows:

    George W. Bush was always criticized (rightfully so) for perpetrating a war in Iraq supposedly to fulfill a mission unfulfilled by his father.  When he (and his father) tried to justify the invasion of Iraq by pointing out that Saddam Hussein was responsible for the murders of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Kurds and Shiite Muslims, the American public made it clear that the murders were not our problem and that we should mind our own business.  George W. then resorted to false pretenses, see the yellow cake incident in Nigeria as well as the fabrication of the threat of al-qaida in Iraq.  But the fact remains, HE OUSTED AN EVIL LEADER!
    During the Obama administration, a killer of roughly 10,000 people (remember HUNDREDS of thousands dead from Hussein) by the name of Muammar Gaddafi had fomented a civil war within his own borders.  Why didn’t everyone in America stand up and say, “Don’t use any military force whatsoever! Don’t be like Bush!”  How can Obama tout the excellence of HIS foreign policy record?  How many murderers of hundreds of thousands of people did he oust?  None of course.  Yet Bush is a warmongering fool in the eyes of Americans and it will always be that way. 

    • Anonymous

      Blaming George W. Bush more than what he deserves could back fire sooner or later. GW did not blame Bill Clinton like BHO did to him. BHO uses the infrastructure and policies established by GW. For all of the successes resulted  from GW polices, BHO takes credit. For BHO’s policy failures he continuously blames GW. I hope Americans could understand the lies that they have been told and may refuse to listen to a propaganda they have been hearing from BHO and his supporters.
      GW was/is a very genuine, courageous, decent and considerate POTUS. One of his weaknesses was not to defend himself when so much lies were made by individuals and the secular mass media.
      When it comes to Iraq war, Saddam Hussein was in violation of repeated UN sanctions. He bribed prominent figures and countries in order to get out of sanctions. GW and all the intelligence agencies of the world including ours told him that Saddam Hussein had WMD. GW, the Democrats, Republicans and heads of sate of allied and friendly countries were all convinced that WMD existed. I don’t think any POTUS would do different than what GW did. The Iraq was misused by his opponents who deliberately lied about GW best intentions in his foreign policy to just mislead the public and get our votes in order to come to power. Unless an electorate is made conscious of what is going on in our country and other countries, those who lie to them could come to power. The two major parties should be blamed for a failure of not increasing the public’s awareness of the issues and for not stopping those who mislead the public before they got elected.

    • Anonymous

      Bush went into Iraq under the premise that Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, every politician liberal and conservative made the same accusation.  Bush went before the united nations 3 times, he went before congress and was given the go ahead. Congress voted to allow Bush to goto Iraq, he didn’t do it alone.  The war was over in a matter of days, hardly any opposition; then the chaos caused by the military having to fight insurgents being supplied by Iran.  The United States made it possible for the Iraqi people to have free elections and not live under a dictator.  It is sad that so many Americans were maimed or killed and we were there over 10 years, but it had to be done. The thing is when the generals talked Bush istened. Bush has more leadership abilities in his little finger than Obama can exhibit as a whole and Bush never blamed Clinton for the failures that resulted in 9/11, he took the blame gracefully and went after the taliban for not giving up Bin Laden. Show me where Bush had used taxpayer money and invested in companies that went bankrupt in less than 2 years, show me wher Bush says if this bill is not passed, unemployment will go above 8%, show me where he signed 2500 plus page bills where nobody had a chance to read it, and show me where the main stream press covered up his gaffes and goofs.  Bush never deserves the treatment he gets from Obama and his silence says it all.

      • Anonymous

        Like your reply here to me.  It’s amazing how many people think that America is responsible for the hardship that continues to go on in third world countries.  Communism, Islam, anti-Semitism, jealousy, envy, and the denial of the existence of a moral compass, these are the seeds of violence and totalitarianism.  None of these things are espoused by the good book, the one that says it’s okay to stop a mass murderer, like Pharaoh for instance.

    • Anonymous

      Of course GW is a warmonger, bert.  Hasn’t the LSM said that over and over again?

      The public, too often, were willing to believe what they read or saw on TV.  When one

      has an agenda, truth does not have to enter into the discussion.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q35D77E7ALGJLX4LJIZFUB5YVY d.estra

    This is Obama’s economy Now! If Obama wasn’t capable of doing the job, then he shouldn’t have ran for the Presidency. So F@#$ing tired of this blaming Bush crap which I wasn’t a fan of him either. Other Presidents not only Obama inherited bad economies but didn’t blame their predecessor they actually worked to improve the situation and not whining that it is everyone’s and every things fault other then himself. I have lived through 8 Presidents and this President is not only the most incompetent amateur, he is a crook who is stealing our tax money to pay for his reelection campaign. He is lying about his debt and the economy under his watch and so many fools believe him and not looking at the facts.

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s time for Obama to stand up like a Man and tell the American People is his incapable of fixing the economy, telling the truth about the economy, or having a clue how the economy works…and should also come clean on how he lacks the business experience and knowledge to even run a Hot Dog Cart business…

    • Anonymous

      Maybe we should buy him the latest economy manual

    • Anonymous

      Oh my, Steve.  You are talking about B.O. to do something brave—and honest.  You

      do realize he’s from Chicago?  Was that the way he acted there?  How about the way

      he grew up?  He’s been telling lies since he found out how far they could advance his

      goals/career.  Please don’t make him tell the truth.  It might cause him to have a heart

      attack!    Then, you know who would be filling in for him.  Sincerely hope a heart attack

      would not get him the sympathy vote!

  • Anonymous

    I think all of this is giving me a headache.   Please go back to Chicago, Mr. President and

    stay there.  For my health, but more importantly, for the health of the nation.

  • Anonymous

    follow the money.

  • http://twitter.com/Snuffy_Joe Joe Snuffy

    Fortunately, We the People are not as stupid as he thinks we are. We know how to read the charts. We know how to add and subtract and it is clear that Obama’s math is sub-par.

    Now it is time to CLEAN HOUSE. It is time to go after ALL the Socialists who infect our House and Senate. It is time to get rid of the Socialists who infect our State governments as well.  Let’s make sure we get as many as possible in this upcoming election.

    Anyone who has the audacity to have a “D” behind their name goes down in flames. 

  • http://twitter.com/plzstopyourcryn Joy Marie

    I specifically remember August of 2008… because that was when I was married.  Gas was almost 4 dollars a gallon.  And that was in Michigan.

  • Anonymous

    It doesn’t matter what President Obama or Mitt Romney say. It only matters whether or not the majority of American people want a socialist state. Those that are too dumb to know the difference or don’t realy care, will hopefully not vote in any great nunbers, since they will probably vote on personality or some other stupid thing. If we get a split government, it will be only slightly better than the Democrats taking the whole thing, since the damage done over the past (50)years can only be undone by commited conservatives (Libertarians would be better – Oh to hope). Personally, I don’t think Romney is all that commited to reversinge the trend to bigger and bigger government.

  • http://www.planettron.com NickDeringer

    New campaign slogan is hitting Twitter right now.

    “I’ll take the Mormon over the Moron.” 

  • kingdomwarrior

    88million unemployed …how much lost revenue is that?  If they only pd. $1.00 a week for 52 weeks multiplied by 88 million.  And we know they would all be paying much more than $1.00,  When will they see, how long before everyperson sees? 

  • Anonymous

    Glenn Beck is no longer holding back any punches when he talks about that bum in the  WH.
    Don’t we want to see Glenn Beck devote an hour to support impeaching Obama.
    What say we all ask Glenn to do it now.
    November may be too late.

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