The former two-term Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush acknowledge recently on Meet The Press, that President Obama was undoubtedly “…dealt a bad hand [on the economy], no question about it”. It is the first full throated admission from a well respected republican on the matter, since…well, never.
Although that may appear to be an endorsement, albeit a weak one, that wasn’t the intention of the elder of brother of the 43rd President and son of the 41st President. He was actually chastising Obama for continuously blaming his younger brother for the current economic woes. “I think it’s time for him [Obama] to move on,” Bush said.
Jeb Bush acknowledge, without hesitation that the U.S. economy was already in trouble when Mr. Obama took over, but he also believed three years was long enough for Obama to have made some significant strides toward a stable recovery, and that clearly has not happened.
As we pointed out a few weeks ago on PoliticianNextDoor.com, the American people also no longer blame the former Bush as much as they believe Obama has not done enough to turn this titanic around. The poll as we had pointed out was done by The Hill, which found 34% of Americans blame Obama while only18% still believe Bush is to blame.
The overarching belief from Dems is that the economy was so damaged that it has taken longer than anyone could have anticipated. They support that theory with the notion that, unlike many previous recessions, the economic, housing, employment and healthcare infrastructures were not all broken simultaneously. The horrors of the Great Depression were not overcome in three years, it would easily take a decade; expect nothing different here now.
Here is my 2 cents, it’s funny how the republicans have developed a schism for “fuzzy math”. The same people who believed the war in Afganistan would only take two years and that we would be met as liberators, not to mention that the “coalition” would foot the bill, actually ate up a 10 years, billions of dollars a month paid for by american taxpayers and thousands of soldiers lost their lives. And these are the same guys who think this massive debt, the mood of the country should be erased…”move on”? Mr. Bush, we truly wish it was that easy.
Jeb has made his rounds in the past few weeks defending his brother’s record and asking Obama, rather publicly to stop blaming his brother for the current economic ills, however, even former President Clinton, The White House occupant serving between both Presidents’ Bush acknowledged no president could have fixed the mess left by George W. in only four years. 50% family loyalty, 30% politics, 20% nonsense. That’s my story and um sticking to it.