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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Obama Increases Debt Three Times More Than Bush Did In Eight Years

Jim Geraghty over at NRO's Campaign Spot provides seven quick points about Barack Obama's disgraceful speech yesterday.

Video below of Obama back when he was campaigning against John McCain from there, then point number two quoted, but make sure to go see the other six because they are worth remembering.

After watching that 1 minute 11 second video above, look below and match up his "promises" with reality:

2. There is a lot of blaming Bush in this speech. Quick perspective: Using numbers from the U.S. Treasury, we see that the debt during Bush’s eight years in office increased from $5.7 trillion to $10.6 trillion, or $4.9 trillion over eight years. That’s bad; that’s basically $610 billion per year. But in the less than three years Obama has been in office, the debt has increased from $10.6 trillion to $14.2 trillion, a $3.6 trillion increase in about 27 months. In other words, Obama is increasing the debt by $1.6 trillion per year, three times as fast as Bush.

Taylor Marsh, in no way conservative, expresses her frustration with Obama's campaign speech from yesterday, in a piece titled "Fool Me Once… Fool Me Twice

I did this in 2007 and 2008, are you telling me I’m going to have to do this again? Because he didn’t fool me the first time and he’s not going to do it now either.

Sweet Jesus, people, he campaigned on the public option.

I cannot think of one political issue Ms. Marsh and I agree on (her being extremely liberal and me being extremely conservative), yet I read her frequently because she is not a robotic Democratic puppy that jumps on the meme of the day and she stays consistent regarding her beliefs.

Her phrasing though simply cracks me up, the level of frustration that one "sweet Jesus, people" line showed, is so honest in it's inarguable intensity, I simply had to quote her.

I believe her frustration is justified though because she understands that there are Obamabots out there that will, indeed, ignore all proof to the contrary stemming from Obama's own record in the last two years and fall hook, line and sinker for his rhetoric yet again.

Others though... not so much.