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And that’s because the 2012 Presidential election is going to be about jobs, jobs, and…by the way…jobs.
Guess who has been exceptionally successful at creating jobs, while Obama has been managing the worst unemployment crisis (and so called “recovery”) that most Americans have ever seen? That’s right, our own Gov. Rick Perry. If Rick runs, Rick wins…simple as that. And team Obama knows it. Which is why he has his compliant media lap dogs (like the Liberal activists at the “non-partisan” Texas Tribune) already on the attack of a candidate who has not even announced he’s a candidate.
Via Human Events:
More than any other potential GOP presidential candidate, President Obama fears Texas Gov. Rick Perry. That’s because Perry is the only one who can devastate virtually any Obama claim.
Take the whine we hear most often from the President: That President George W. Bush handed him a terrible economic situation. As USA Today reported June 2: “[White House spokesman Jay] Carney noted that when Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, he faced the worst economy since the Great Depression. Obama also inherited the biggest budget deficits in history, from a Republican President—George W. Bush—who had come into office with budget surpluses.”
A full two and a half years after taking office, Team Obama still blames Bush—for everything except the fall of Adam. Well, there is one other elected chief executive who inherited a Bush economy: Rick Perry, as governor of Texas. And yet I have never once heard Perry whining that the state would be doing so much better if it hadn’t been for the policies of his predecessor.
To use a football analogy—I mean, we’re talking about Texas—it’s not who hands you the football and it’s not where the ball is handed to you, it’s what you do with the ball after you have it.
Rick Perry took the ball from Bush and scored an economic touchdown for Texas. Obama took the ball from Bush and fumbled it—repeatedly—giving the other team a chance to score a touchdown.
Exactly. Obama has banging the “I inherited it from Bush” blame-drum since day one. And more than 900 days after taking office, he’s still beating it louder than ever.