Sunday, May 06, 2012

Obama Hasn't Made Unemployment Worse

Conservatives on blogs and Twitter keep running the meme that President Barack Obama made things worse than when President George W. Bush was in office. Except conservative activists rareky mention Bush's name. It tells you how big a failure Bush was when Republican activists have convenient amnesia of who was the previous president. This chart by Kevin Drum shows that there are more Americans employed now than the first official month of Obama's presidency. The job numbers are not as good as they could be. That is in part due to Republicans obstructing bills that could have helped job creation.
The obstruction by Republicans had little to do with policy. The current batch of Republicans are ignorant about the legislation lobbyists write for Robert Draper's book "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives" details how Republicans plotted to obstruct Obama the ay he has sworn into office.
"If you act like you're the minority, you're going to stay in the minority," Draper quotes McCarthy as saying. "We've gotta challenge them on every single bill and challenge them on every single campaign."
People should ask themselves which party is really hurting the country.


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