The Hill: Voters blame Obama for bad economy. Yeah, it took more than three years, but, honestly, that’s only fair. The poll
found that 66 percent believe paltry job growth and slow economic recovery is the result of bad policy. Thirty-four percent say Obama is the most to blame, followed by 23 percent who say Congress is the culprit. Twenty percent point the finger at Wall Street, and 18 percent cite former President George W. Bush.
The results highlight the reelection challenge Obama faces amid dissatisfaction with his first-term performance on the economy.
Look, everybody knows about “this mess I,” King Obama, “inherited.” And you might have read Obama’s complaint that he was dealt a really “bad hand.”
Message to President Obama: Hey, bub, if you didn’t want the job, you shouldn’t have ran. President Bush expected to be the Republican Clinton — the guy who got to tinker around the edges during a generally peaceful and prosperous time. Then came the attacks of 9/11, and he found himself a wartime President. You might not have agreed with his decisions, but you didn’t hear him whining about the situation, either. You also didn’t get 40+ months of Bush blaming his predecessor — which he could have very rightly done.
The fact is, however, Obama did inherited a real mess. The problem is, everything he did to correct it.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Obamanomics consists of taking the economy when it’s down, putting his boot on hard its throat, then beating it on the head with a big bag of money and shouting, “Produce some damn jobs, you greedy bastard!” When that fails, get a bigger bag.
More than three years after the failed stimulus, more than two years after the hated ObamaCare was passed, almost exactly two years after Dodd-Frank turned the banking industry into a cowardly lion, and as the Fed prepares for yet another round of quantitative easing, the result is clear: Obamanomics has failed to produce a recovery.
Maybe he meant well, but Obama has crushed the recovery like John Candy trying to hatch a Fabergé Egg.
He owns it now. The people have realized that — which is Obama’s major problem going into November. And it’s our problem, trying to undo this mess Obama has created — hopefully starting in January.