Tag Archive for Bush

Prosperity vs Austerity

When Bill Clinton was president and the economy was booming, the frequent refrain was “a rising tide lifts all boats.”  Government was paying down the debt accrued by the Reagan-Bush (I) years and we had a strong economy with budget surpluses.  Life was good.  When George W. Bush became president, it was tax cuts all…

Don’t Just Blame Bush; Blame the GOP

I get a lot of grief from my Republican friends who chide me for “blaming Bush” for the troubled state of our economy when they want to pin it all on President Obama.  Well, I don’t just “blame Bush,” I blame the Republicans for policies passed when they were in charge for most of last…

IOKIYAR (It’s OK if You’re a Republican): the John Campbell edition

Rep. John Campbell, the Congres-man from Irvine (yes editors, spelled deliberately that way because that’s the way Campbell’s people spell “Congress”) gives a new gift to us for the category of “It’s OK if You’re a Republican.”  First up, the Congres-man admonishes President Obama’s handling of the Christmas Day underwear bomber on Jon Fleischman’s FlashReport. …

The Progression of the Recession Nationally

When windbags like Rush Limabugh call this economic climate “Obama’s economy,” a reminder that George W. Bush was able to avoid accepting responsibility for the declining economic forecast during the initial months of his first term because the declining economy was, in the words of the right wing media, “Clinton’s fault.” Check out this automated…

Bruce Bartlett: Conservative’s Anger at Obama is Misplaced

The Daily Beast.com features a fascinating column by conservative economist Bruce Bartlett that should be must reading for every teabagging protestor out there.  Bartlett challenges readers top produce evidence that our economy would be better if John McCain had been elected or if Republican policies followed, because it appears he can’t. From the column: In…

The Obama Date Night Debate

This letter in this morning’s OC Register sums up some of the Right Wing bloviation in the blogsphere about President Obama’s recent trip to New York City to have dinner and catch a Broadway play.  A jet-set ‘date night’ Good leaders lead by example ["Obamas fly to see play in New York," News, May 31].…