They especially cannot remember their own actions. Indeed, they are the “Not Me” of American politics. Robyn Blumner explains:
All this mud being thrown at the president’s fiscal stewardship, and yet it was the last Republican president who teed up the current challenges. From the date President George W. Bush took office in 2001 until he left in 2009, Bush took a surplus-rich federal budget he had been handed by President Bill Clinton and turned it into a debt-bloated monster, adding $5 trillion to the national debt, nearly doubling it at the time.
When Obama took office, his gift from Bush was an economy in ruins, disgorging 500,000 jobs per month, and a government that could not live within its means.
By examining this year’s budget deficit of a little over $1 trillion it becomes instantly clear that very little can be blamed on any conceivable Obama “spending spree.” The numbers are far more reflective of the hand he’d been dealt.