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.
It BLAMES BOTH...
Asked by Anonymous at 11:55 PM on Jul. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by gdiamante at 12:04 AM on Jul. 2, 2009
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
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
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:24 AM on Jul. 2, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:31 AM on Jul. 2, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 12:34 AM on Jul. 2, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 1:27 AM on Jul. 2, 2009
Answer by Jafra_mommy at 3:34 AM on Jul. 2, 2009
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....
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:17 AM on Jul. 2, 2009