Theodore's World: Harry Reid Says Democrats Plan To Continue Blaming Bush As Their 2012 Campaign Strategy

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December 01, 2011

Harry Reid Says Democrats Plan To Continue Blaming Bush As Their 2012 Campaign Strategy

The Senate’s top two Democratic and Republican leaders agree on at least one thing: Democrats will try to make the 2012 election about George W. Bush.

After occupying the White House for three years, Democrats will try to blame everyone but themselves, including the Bush administration, for the sour economy and jobs crisis, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday in a floor exchange with Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Reid, a Nevada Democrat and close ally of President Barack Obama, conceded that McConnell wasn’t completely off base.

“I do think the presidential election will be based on what took place in the Bush administration, how we tried to recover from that, how things have been exacerbated because of the tsunami and European debt crisis,” Reid said.

Earlier, McConnell summed up what he viewed as the Democratic campaign being waged in the Senate against Republicans: “After being the administration in power for three years, it’s – No. 1, it’s George Bush’s fault.”

“Among other causes of our current dilemma that have been cited by the president and others, in addition to the previous administration, it was the tsunami in Japan, it’s the European debt crisis,” the minority leader continued. “Of course, it’s the Republicans in Congress. It’s those millionaires. It’s those people in Wall Street.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Well why not sheesh, it would be a shock if a democrat took responsibility themseleves for anything.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 1, 2011 03:50 AM


This upcoming election will be a referendum on how smart the American public is. If obama is reelected then we know America is relegated to the status of just another socialist country struggling under an overspending, over regulating govt. If obama is defeated, there will be hope that America will again be an exceptional country. This hope will be tempered though if the next president is Gingrich or Romney.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at December 1, 2011 02:38 PM

A hell of a lot of them will show they're not too smart I'm afraid. Hope enough have woken up that Obama is soundly defeated.

Posted by: Bob A. at December 1, 2011 03:41 PM

Thank you sooo much Tom and Bob, I really appreicate your input.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 2, 2011 12:53 AM