Last night at the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton’s speech spent a lot of time on how Barack Obama inherited an economic mess back in 2009. It felt to me like he spent about twenty minutes on this.
I actually think Clinton, who left us with our first balanced budget since 1969, was a smart guy and a responsible fiscal leader. It hurts to see him support Barack Obama’s reckless policies … just because Obama is a Democrat. Why does our country have to be separated by parties? I don’t really care who’s supporting the parties anymore. Who’s supporting the people? We all pledge to one flag. We should all be willing to support the best man for the job, regardless of what some political party says.
Barack Obama is clearly not the best man for this job. What’s more, the “Bush did it” line has gotten really, really old. Personally, I think it was beneath Bill Clinton. Obama does not deserve Clinton’s support, and I really wish Clinton had not bought into the Democratic “blame game.”
If you are the President of the United States, there comes a point when you have to assume some fiscal responsibility. Obama, unlike Clinton, whizzed past that point and never looked back. Obama is not willing to accept personal responsibility for the state of economy right now, or for the enormous five-trillion-dollar deficit we have run up over the last three and a half years. I say that because he is still busy making excuses about how tough things were in 2009!
Listen. You don’t win a job interview, or a job offer, by spending all your time talking about how bad a job your predecessor did. But that’s exactly what Obama is trying to do. Again.
He wants us to hire him – again — not because he has a good record to point to, but because he says George W. Bush screwed up. Which is exactly what he said in 2008. Come on.
The US economy is the issue that matters most in this election. And on the economy, Obama’s message is pretty simple: “I’m not responsible for what happened, but I’m doing my best, so please re-hire me.” And to that, the country is supposed to say “Sure.”
Who makes a hiring decision like that? Not me. When I start hearing that kind of crap over and over again, I’m thinking about firing the person, not rehiring them.
Where’s Donald Trump when you need him? Someone needs to tell Obama that the country is not buying it. It looks like it’s not going to be Bill Clinton. So it has to be the us. Fortunately, we can use two words that Trump made famous: “You’re fired.”
Have you been following the National Convention? Are you as tired of the Democratic blame game as I am? It’s my blog, but your voice. I want to hear you.