Another Democrat Strawman dying a fiery economic death
As The Wall Street Journal points out:
On Friday the White House blamed the third slowdown of its four-year term on Republicans for blocking the President’s policies, but what policies are they talking about? In his first two years in office, Democrats gave Mr. Obama everything he wanted, save for cap and trade and union card-check, which would have done even more harm to job creation. They passed stimulus, ObamaCare, multiple housing bailouts, Dodd-Frank and more.
Even after Republicans took the House, they gave Mr. Obama the payroll tax holiday he demanded first for 2011 and again for 2012. Far from some new fiscal “austerity,” overall federal spending hasn’t declined. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve has delivered monetary stimulus after stimulus—QE I, QE II, Operation Twist, and 42 months of near-zero interest rates with the promise of 30 months more.
Mr. Obama has had the freest run of policy of any President since LBJ. So maybe the problem is the policies.
I’d compare President Obama to a petulant, spoiled teenager throwing tantrums towards all bad news attached to his behaviors…. but that would be a huge disservice to petulant, spoiled teenagers everywhere. Some of them grow up, ya know.
So, keep those little nuggets handy the next time a liberal ivory tower dweller starts spouting the ‘Obstructionist Republican’ baloney. The fairy tale is over liberalism, you can’t tell us socialism hasn’t had a chance. It’s had many score of chances… and they’ve all failed.