With four simple words — “Give it to me!” — President Barack Obama took possession of the economy.
For months, the White House and Obama’s economic team have laid the economic crisis at the feet of President George W. Bush. But there comes a point in a presidency when inheritance becomes ownership. Obama made that pivot this week in Michigan, the state suffering the worst unemployment in the nation.
“I love these folks who helped get us in this mess and then suddenly say, ‘Well, this is Obama’s economy,'” the president said, pointedly deviating from his prepared text. “That’s fine. Give it to me!”
It was a defiant moment, reminiscent of Bush’s own “Bring ’em on!” taunt in 2003 to militants in Iraq.
Like Bush’s brash challenge, Obama’s could haunt him, too. It’s a calculated risk that confronts his critics head-on and casts him as an activist, on-the-job president.
Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., said Tuesday, voicing a common GOP refrain. “I don’t even think we have Wendy’s jobs anymore. Where’s the beef? Where’s the jobs?” Read More
Obama was ready on day one he said, Obama was ready for the 3 O’clock call and so far I don’t think he was ready for his diapers to come off for training pants! Our country is in a mess and we the people have a hard road ahead caused by Barack Obama and his socialist policies.