An argument in search of a punchline: The Guardian asks if the GOP deliberately crashed the US economy.
An argument in search of a punchline: The Guardian: “Increasingly, Democrats are making the argument that the real culprit for the country’s economic woes lies in a more discrete location: with the Republican Party.”
Increasingly? It’s not quite a Monty Pythons gag, but you can’t beat The Guardian for comedic effect on this one.
Dems always blame the GOP for everything. But arguments like the above are usually reserved for when a GOP president occupies the White House. Which only goes to show how lost Democrats must be feeling right now.
But yeah, if you ignore:
- The waste of time and money that was the 2009 Stimulus (and the fact that Dems controlled the House with a supermajority and the Senate with a filibuster-proof majority at the time).
- Obama deep-sixing the Keystone pipeline.
- The minor bit about Dems still controlling the Senate and the fact that Obama’s latest budget failed on a 99 to 0 vote in the Senate last month.
- The fact that the Democrat controlled Senate hasn’t passed a budget since 2009…
...then, yeah, I guess if you try hard enough you can maybe – possibly – come to believe that jobs are not being created and austerity is being enforced through legislative means by evil GOP Congress-critters.
The GOP isn’t perfect and I’m sorely disappointed with our Ruling Class in general, but I’m more of the persuasion that Obama is an incompetent leader and that Dems up on the Hill are not quite cutting it either. But that’s just me…