He really can’t help it.
President Obama bashed Bush last night for the economy he made worse.
He also told supporters that the election this year “will be a fun debate” over ideas.
The AP reported:
President Barack Obama said Thursday that the 2012 election will be a “fun debate” over two competing visions for the nation, referring to Mitt Romney as the Republican “front-runner” who has backed policies that would undermine middle-class families.
At a fundraiser held at a Washington hotel, Obama told supporters that his administration had spent the past three years “cleaning up after some of that mess, and I don’t want to have to do it again.” He warned that a budget plan pushed by House Republicans would hurt early childhood education, veterans and road and bridge projects crucial to the nation’s economic recovery.
The president told about 250 donors that the House Republican budget was one that “Governor Romney, who is the front-runner on the Republican side, has embraced. He said the budget was marvelous,” Obama said. “And when you go through this budget, the vision that it portrays is of an America where everybody is fending for themselves.”
Kirsten Kukowski, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, said in response that Obama was “still pointing fingers instead of talking about his accomplishments. The president who was all about hope and change has now resorted to distortion and fear.”
Obama revisited many of the same arguments he made earlier in the week during a speech to newspaper executives, in which he framed the election as a choice between his work to use government to help people prosper and Republicans who would let average Americans struggle while pushing policies that help the wealthy few.
“It’s going to be a big debate, and it’s going to be a fun debate. Because it’s always good to have the truth on your side,” Obama said.
Good luck in that debate, Barack.
Obama is the worst jobs president since the Great Depression.
Obama set records in the long-term unemployment rate.
Oh, and the economy was downgraded for the first time in a century.
If the election this year is about economics, Obama better start packing his bags now.
Related… Another credit rating agency downgraded the US economy today.