This one comes from Gateway Pundit, who caught Barack Obama blame-shifting in an egregiously amateurish fashion. Barack Obama once again tried to blame Republicans for the deficits that Obama currently has on his hands, but this time fumbled it rather badly:
“I want to be very clear,” Mr. Obama said in his weekly address to the nation. “I will not sign on to any health plan that adds to our deficits over the next decade. And by helping improve quality and efficiency, the reforms we make will help bring our deficits under control in the long term.”…
“The same folks who controlled the White House and Congress for the past eight years as we ran up record deficits will argue — believe it or not — that health reform will lead to record deficits,” Mr. Obama said. “That’s simply not true.”
Actually, Democrats controlled Congress from January 2007 forward. Obama should know; he was one of the Democrats who controlled the Senate. As for the FY2009 budget, Obama was also one of the Democrats who delayed consideration of the final plan until he himself could take office, as his fellow Democrats passed continuing resolutions to play keep-away from George Bush and avoid his veto on their big-spending plans.
But don’t blame Obama too much for getting this wrong. After all, he was barely around.
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