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Jeb Bush: Obama Should Stop Blaming George Bush

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Jeb Bush is striking out at Obama again, saying that blaming George Bush for America’s current problems (albeit many directly traceable to the Bush administration) is no longer a feasible campaign strategy.

Jeb Bush says that, while Obama may have been handed a mess in the way of two long wars and an ever-deepening financial crisis, it’s time to stop blaming Bush for the problems America faces nearly four years into the current administration’s run.

At a campaign stop Wednesday, Jeb Bush derided Obama for George Bush-blaming, saying:

“His entire strategy is to blame others—starting with my brother, of course … Basically, he blames every possible thing rather than having the humility to be able to reach out and to find common ground.”

Bush underscored the point in an interview with Fox, conceding that Dubya made a few mistakes but adding:

“I mean, the guy was dealt a tough hand. We got that. But in the fourth year, you should be held responsible for your actions … It’s like this constant refrain, almost as though your kid comes and says ‘the dog ate my homework,’ you know?”

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Jeb Bush was also asked about President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy response, to which he deflected praise to New York City Mayor Bloomberg and New Jersey State Governor Chris Christie — both Republicans. Bush said:

“The governor is really the commander-in-chief of the response to this and the recovery efforts … I think watching on television, seeing Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Christie, they’re doing a fine job.”

Do you think that Jeb Bush is right, or does Obama need more time to reverse the course the country embarked on prior to his election?

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10 Responses to “Jeb Bush: Obama Should Stop Blaming George Bush”

  1. Cheryl Thompson

    Each & every one of our leaders are human beings. They do not know what lies ahead from the policies they put in place. They can only do the best they can with the situations that confront them. Mr. Obama inherited a lot of problems created by someone else. He said it would be a long road to recovery from the beginning. Did Mr. Bush help to create some of those problems? Without a doubt he did as did others. As long as we are confronted with issues that are the result of policies put into place by one individual & those issues can factually be tracked back to that individuals policies the buck as they say stops there. The American people should be informed that the issues we are faced with are a result of specific policies put in place & who put them there. Is it over done? I mean it has been 4 years right. Have all of the issues been corrected & no problems linger as a result? Unfortunately that is not the case. As long as we have to deal with the problems caused by policies put in place that created the issues we face today the responsibility should rest with the creator & people should know why, where & who did it. How else will we know what works & what does not. If you or a family member are tired of hearing it then I am so sorry for you. The American people are tired of dealing with it & they know it should be repeated often & long enough so that people putting the policies in place that hurt this country learn not to go there it does not work.

  2. Gordon Knowlton

    I have always blamed Bush. He caused this mess. Maybe they need to stop deflecting the blame? No matter the president, no one could have dug us out of that hole. CLINTON had a SURPLUS. Bush put us in debt…and started the turn of the economic collapse because the REPUBLICANS changed POLICIES to protect us and doing so to GET RICH collapsed the economy. Frig them!

  3. Timothy Sexton

    I mainly think Jeb should shut his fat face since he is as much to blame for the disaster that was eight years of Bush II as his syphilitic brother…without Jeb in the Governor's office overseeing the 2000 election, Dumbya would never have stolen the election. Best possible payback? An popular vote victory for Jeb in 2016 but an electoral college loss that sends him back home. Wouldn't that be sweet?