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Will this give them more credibility? or more damage to the brand?

An internal GOP memo prepared to brief some House Republicans as part of an ongoing probe into the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch deal takes direct aim at an unlikely target: Former President George W. Bush.

The memo directly blames Bush’s handling of the economic meltdown, and it coins a striking new phrase linking Bush and Obama and blaming both administration’s bailout policies in tandem for exacerbating the meltdown: “The Great Bush-Obama Economic Intervention.”

The memo goes considerably farther than many GOPers have been willing to go in publicly questioning Bush on the economy. It suggests that Republicans may soon begin making a public case that attacks both Bush’s and Obama’s economic policies when the next step in Obama’s overhaul of financial regulations hits.

http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com/economy/internal-gop-memo-attacks-bush-handling-of-economy/
It BLAMES BOTH...

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:55 PM on Jul. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • You mean more damage to the GOP? It really sounds to me like an attempt to distance the GOP from GWB; people wanted something other than him in the White House and didn't see McCain as being any different.

    It sounds like an attempt by the GOP to rehab its image.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:04 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Bill Clinton was not allowed within 100 yards of anything to do with Al Gore's presidential campaign - same reasoning.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:22 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • It sounds like an attempt by the GOP to rehab its image.


    This is what I think also but why didn't they do it from the start? Wouldn't that have given them more of a leg to stand on? earn peoples respect

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:22 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Bill Clinton was not allowed within 100 yards of anything to do with Al Gore's presidential campaign - same reasoning.


     ...not getting onvolved but made me laugh....because LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO AL GORE.......LOL

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:24 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO AL GORE.......LOL

    Bush stole the election? I thought that was the party line rhetoric? Either way, same concept - keep the last screw up as far away as possible. Truth is, Clinton still hurt Gore's campaign, same way Bush hurt McCain's. People gloss over it, but the last year or so of Clinton's term was filled with problems, not just Monica but stolen state secrets, underhanded dealings with China, he was a mess.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:31 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • I have said a million times you hae to take it back to Nixon as the roots to the economy we have today.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 12:34 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • I don't know what their game plan is, but every pres we've had should stand up and take their part in this mess.

    Part of the presidency is a bit of trial and error- and the freakin lawyers should learn to listen to the economists. This whole thing is a nightmare that's not going to end if these politicians don't learn to do their jobs.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:27 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • I agree with Carpy - and blaming one administration for the economic problems is ridiculous. Republicans in Congress are just as responsible as the administration they're working under.
    Jafra_mommy

    Answer by Jafra_mommy at 3:34 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • GWB was NOT a fiscal conservative. This is just more proof.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:39 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • GWB was NOT a fiscal conservative. This is just more proof.


    Then why weren't any republicans raising holy hell THEN?? Why did the republicans in congress give him free reign for 6 years? Why if anyone criticizes him now, we are told leave him alone, move on ...etc.,,,,when it was never addressed ?????? But because republicans are admitting it now its OK to admitt???


    Sorry, but to me this is a strictly political move. I want to state The economy sucks and Bush had a BIG hand in it BUT he isn't the ONLY cause of it....The only reason this is coming out NOW is because they are trying to look like they are being honest and bi=partisan but that's not the truth, they weren't hinest of truthful about it for 8 years, it stinks of politican jockeying that they are doing so now....

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:17 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

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