From the (pathetic) Washington Post today:
In his inaugural address, President Obama proclaimed "an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics."It hasn't taken long for the recriminations to return -- or for the Obama administration to begin talking about the unwelcome "inheritance" of its predecessor.
He will need support beyond his Democratic base as he begins lobbying for his $3.6 trillion budget, which proposes sweeping changes in health care, the energy sector and the public education system. The president did not receive a single House Republican vote for his stimulus plan, prompting some in his administration to view his bipartisan outreach efforts as having little hope of success.And Republicans have seemed only more emboldened in their rhetoric.
But then, later:
Host Chris Wallace asked on "Fox News Sunday" this month, "Can this now fairly be called the Obama bear market?"
House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (Va.) said, "I want to take the president at his word that he wants to work on these problems plaguing American families," adding that "people are looking for leadership."
"It is the Obama economy and the Obama stock market," Cantor said. "This is about today, and he's assumed his post."
So, it is apparently monstrous for Obama to blame Bush for the country's problems, but just fine for the Republicans to blame Obama.
Let me restate this. In the world of the Washington Post, it is a sin for Obama to point out the obvious truth about the Criminal Bush administration, even in the mildest terms, while it is perfectly acceptable for the Republicans to tell any lie about Obama that they can think of.
By the way, guys, that no Republican votes thing you mentioned- that was BEFORE Obama started his alleged recriminations. Perhaps you can help Mitch McConnell find a way for the Republicans to deliver Obama a negative number of votes, thus defeating any attempt to save the nation from the hell into which you have delivered us.
And just to be clear: Republicans, our present economic problem is one hundred percent your doing- from mindless deregulation to mindless tax cuts for your rich friends to mindless wars to mindless neglect of our infrastructure to mindless disregard of the general welfare, YOU bought and paid for this depression.