Democrats controlled congress since 07 yet Bush gets all the Blame?

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    Obama has his failures and its blamed on the Tea Party whom holds only partial power.

    Funny how that works for the left.
     
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    Additionally, not proposing a budget for three years is a good way to avoid being blamed for anything.........
     
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    If someone wanted to be truly partisan they could easily place the blame for our collapse 100% in the hands of the democratic congress because it happened 100% during their rein.

    But you never hear that. Know why? Simple,


    The president wasn't a democrat under a republican held congress.

    You can bet your ass if that was the case congress would have gotten the blame.
     
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    Your right, NEITHER of them used it when they should have.
     
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    Recessions require two successive fiscal quarters of a downward GDP to be declared a recession. The last day of the Bush/GOP fiscal budget was September 30th, 2007, the official recession started in December 2007, not even two month later. In other words, the recession was already over 4 months into the making when the last GOP budget was still in effect.
    The Housing Bubble started in late 2006.
    Let's be honest here, the Housing Bubble was a main factor for the recession and both parties were responsible for that, along with the Fed and banks.
    To state in was one party that caused the recession is ludicrous.
     
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    I agree with you. I was just pointing out the hypocrisy of the blame game.
     
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    Your second paragraph would make a great anti Obama ad. Too funny, you proved my point.

    Even though Bush was effective with his congress as compared to Obama, Bush still gets flack while Obama gets a pass. Obama just can't lead. If he has any desire to be perceived as an effective leader he is going to have to move to the center like Clinton. I just don't think Obama cares. He wants what he wants and will only give in once he thinks his crying will be embraced by the American people.
     
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    Yet Obama still hasn't walked on it.
     
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    There is hypocrisy from both sides. However, that should not be used to whitewash the predominantly Democrat contribution (Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton) to the forcing of banks to make questionable home loans and the predominantly Democrat contribution (Franklin Raines, Barney Frank et al) to its continuance after being pointed out as a potential catastrophe and the graft and corruption that made both of them rich.

    The Democrats do not care if the economy is ruined by social giveaways...as long as they can be in control of the giveaways....and get votes in exchange

    Liberalism is a mental disorder!
     
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    Bush doesn't get all the blame in my book. In fact, he doesn't even get the main blame. Ronald Reagan does.
     

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