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Thursday, January 05, 2012

When Obama Criticizes Congress, Remember This

In recent months, Obama realizes that his policies have not gone well (to say it politely). The economy is horrible despite the President's embrace of "credit card" economics, where he just ratchets up the debt every year. He knows that with the economy in a disastrous state, he has to resort to blame as his only hope of being re-elected. And he hopes that maybe, just maybe, Americans will buy his argument and re-elect him for another four years. It's doubtful that Americans will trust Obama again, and he has seemingly lost all credibility with most in the country, but if he wants to be re-elected, he knows he has to come up with a grand plan.

How exactly will he do this? His first step is to BLAME CONGRESS! As everyone knows, the Congress is made up of two branches, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The democratic party controlled both branches of congress during Obama's first two years, and as well as the two years prior to Obama's presidency - and they controlled both branches in pretty dominant fashion, some would say super-majorities. Only during the past eleven months has the democratic party lost control of the House, while they still retain the Senate. To be honest, Congress is an easy target and I agree that Congress has been a disaster not only over the past three years, but also over the past five years. And who has held the power during this time frame?


The pure math is this: the democratic party has been in control for 83.3% of the time since Obama has been president, and 90% of the time over the past 5 years. Even Obama himself was a member of Congress three years ago!

So when he criticizes Congress, and he calls them a "do-nothing congress" remember who's been in power over the past three years and five years.