Last Friday, Vice President Biden delivered his speech to the Tennessee Democratic Party’s annual Jackson Day dinner. For some strange reason the Vice-President chose to rally party activists by defending what most Americans agree are enormous failings of their first 18 months in office – the Obama Administration’s economic and foreign policies. He would have been better off keeping the focus of his talking points on politics.
His inaccurate assertions and his continuing to blame our current problems on President Bush are simply getting old and tired with the people of Tennessee.
Let’s see now. The Vice President says the setbacks in Afghanistan are the fault of President Bush. Did I miss something here? This from the “statesman” who thinks it is a good idea to give the enemy in Afghanistan the time table for our withdrawal – a position even President Obama is running from.
The Vice President also continued with the tired old theme of blaming President Bush for the size of the deficit and for not paying for many of the programs enacted during his administration. While all Republicans acknowledge that there were mistakes made during the Bush Administration, again the continuous pointing a finger at President Bush has gotten tiresome. It’s time for the Obama Administration to level with the people of Tennessee.
When President Obama took office the debt stood at $10.6 trillion. It now is over $13 trillion. Although deficit spending is never a good idea, it seems to me if the Obama Administration wants to continue to blame President Bush for the deficit, they should remember that it has only taken President Obama 544 days to increase our deficit by $2.4 trillion. It took President Bush four years to incur a deficit of $2 trillion.
Its time for President Obama to act responsibly and become the leader the country needs. Stop the blame game!!