Monday, October 22, 2012

Behind the Ad: Obama campaign touting signs of economic recovery

By Richard K. Barry

(Another installment in our extensive " Behind the Ad" series.)

Who: The Obama-Biden campaign.

Where: Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, and Virginia.

What's going on: President Obama is rightly pointing to signs of economic recovery in an ad called "Main Street." Romney has tried to say the economy hasn't improved under Obama, another of his famous lies. I am still amazed Republicans get to talk about the disastrous economy they left Obama like they have no idea how it happened or bear no responsibility for it.

Maybe not fast enough, but things are getting better. 

(Cross-posted at Lippmann's Ghost.)

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  • When you say:
    "I am still amazed Republicans get to talk about the disastrous economy they left Obama"

    Who are you talking about? President Bush or the Dems who controlled congress for the last two years of his administration? Seriously. How can Democrats run around talking about how the GOP obstructed Obama when they owned congress for four of the last 6 years and the Senate for 6 of the last 6. Bush was declared a "lame duck" by Pelosi in 06 thereby declaring ownership of the federal government for the Democrats. So if you believe the federal government caused the finacial collapse which policies are to blame. Can't be the tax cuts as the Dems want to keep the largest portion of them. Tax cuts for the poor and middle class. Can't be the wars as wars are massive government spending and government spending is what the Dems are saying will fix the economy. So what specifically did the GOP leave Obama that gives him the right to blame them for the bad economy?

    By Blogger manapp99, at 11:02 AM  

  • It's too bad they can't hit this issue harder. Probably the number one reason I don't want Romney to become president is the economy is healing. If he's elected, 9 million jobs will be created and he will get all the credit. Unless he totally fucks things up, which is quite possible.

    By Anonymous Frankly Curious, at 12:42 PM  

  • That's the way the cookie crumbles. I suspect you did not have a problem with Clinton reaping the rewards of the recession the ended late in Bush senior's term. Right?

    By Blogger manapp99, at 12:19 PM  

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