How Long Can You Sit Through This Video of Obama Blaming Bush for the Deficit?
Let’s play a little game: click play on the following video and see how long you can make it through before you tap out.
The video is of President Obama trying to blame George W. Bush for the astronomical deficit in this country. In fact, he even whips out a fancy analogy involving a restaurant. Here’s how Politico recounts it:
President Obama went on the offense against Republicans and their nominee Mitt Romney, pushing back on the often-repeated accusation that his administration has ballooned the country’s deficit.
“I love it when these guys talk about debt and deficits,” Obama told supporters in Baltimore. “I inherited a trillion dollar deficit.”
“We signed two trillion dollars in spending cuts into law,” Obama said. “Spending under my administration has grown more slowly than under any president in 60 years.”
Obama said that the country’s budget deficits and big debt were the result of the George W. Bush’s two tax cuts, as well as the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
“They baked all this stuff into the cake with those tax cuts… and the war,” Obama said.
“It’s like somebody goes to a restaurant, orders a big steak dinner, a martini and all that stuff, then just as you’re sitting down they leave and accuse you of running up the tab,” Obama said.
Here’s the video:
Hot Air couldn’t believe it:
He. Cannot. Be. Serious. And yet, he is. If this doesn’t qualify as playing up the intellectually cheap, populist, class-warfare rhetoric, then I don’t know what does. He’s not just decrying ‘tax cuts for the wealthy’ (a.k.a., here, the Bush-era tax cuts) as a paltry route to prosperity, he’s throwing in a steak-and-a-martini metaphor to really classy it up! Sigh. At least he has a good sense of keeping with a theme, I suppose.
So, now here’s the golden question: How long did you last? Let us know in the comments.
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