Do not buy into the narrative:
“Well, President Obama inherited the largest set of problems of any president in history, perhaps except FDR and maybe Abraham Lincoln…” (Wasserman-Schultz)
“…Obama reiterated that he had inherited the worst economy since the Great Depression…” (Robert Reich)
The excuse of inheriting a bad situation is simply another false narrative being foisted upon the public by those who ought to know better (and undoubtedly do).
Barack Obama sought the job of the Presidency with his eyes wide open. It doesn’t matter what he inherited. He knew he was going to inherit it. He wanted it. He applied for the job, actively interviewing across all 57 states. He had the best advisors the Chicago political machine money could buy.
In short he spent $750 million dollars — yes, 3/4 of a billion dollars — and nearly two years convincing the American people that he wanted the job, that he understood the problems we were facing, and that he knew how to fix them.
He knew the situation was bad when, in his arrogance he said, “[I]f I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” The next year he was singing the same hubristic tune, warbling his preference to be ”[A] really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.” Of course, he will be neither.
So when I heard Paul Ryan earlier this month say, “No one disputes President Obama inherited a difficult situation…” I cringed.
Of course no one disputes it. It doesn’t come into play one way other the other, except as the Left would have you believe.
Obama is not just moving the goal posts, he’s trying to re-define the entire playing field to suit himself. Don’t allow it, don’t play into it. America can’t afford it.
Cut him no slack.