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Republicans, I Give In: Here’s a List of a Few Things You Can Blame on President Obama

president-obama-11Basically since before he even took the oath of office to become President of the United States, Republicans have opposed everything President Obama stands for and blamed him for practically everything.

Literally it wasn’t even a few weeks into his presidency, in the middle of the worst economic crash since the Great Depression, before Republicans started blaming him for our economic woes.

So, on the heels of a nearly flawless jobs report, I thought I’d finally give in and make a list of a few things Republicans can blame on President Obama:

  • Job losses were cut by more than 50% within his first 4 months in office.
  • He saved the American auto industry.
  • Has cut our deficits by more than half.
  • Killed Osama bin Ladin.
  • Got Syria to give up their chemical weapons without firing a single shot.
  • Presided over record breaking stock levels (with the Dow just recently closing over 17,000 for the first time in its 118-year history).
  • Reduced unemployment from 10% to 6.1%.
  • We just saw the fastest first quarter of job growth in the United States since 1999.
  • The quickest drop in unemployment in 30 years.
  • 52 straight months of private sector job growth.
  • 9.7 million private sector jobs created.
  • Over 8 million people signed up for health care thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
  • Millions of Americans have gained, or kept, health care coverage thanks to Medicaid expansions and being able to stay on their parents’ insurance longer.
  • He hasn’t started a single war.
  • Hasn’t tried to confiscate a single gun.

I could go on, but I think that’s a good enough list of things Republicans can blame on President Obama.  Though I’m sure many Republicans reading this aren’t aware of most of what I just listed, because Fox News rarely reports any of that.

And might I also remind conservatives, he’s done all of this without any help from congressional Republicans.  In fact, he’s done all of this in spite of their best efforts to obstruct him at every turn.

So, Republicans, I say blame away.  Blame President Obama for everything I just listed above.  I’ll go ahead and predict that you can also blame him for next month’s jobs report that will show we added jobs for the 53rd consecutive month.  You know what, Republicans should probably just go ahead and blame President Obama for the unemployment rate falling below 6% sometime in the next 2-3 months, if not next month.

Because you damn sure know if it were a Republican who presided over everything I just listed above, you’d be calling him an American hero and a conservative legend.


About Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has a degree in Political Science. He is a co-founder of Forward Progressives, and author of the popular Right Off A Cliff column. He is also the founder of the Right Off A Cliff facebook page, on which he routinely voices his opinions and stirs the pot for the Progressive movement. Follow Allen on Twitter as well, @Allen_Clifton.

  • Eric

    Don’t forget:
    • RECORD corporate profits.
    • Consistent GDP growth.

  • Stephen Barlow

    YOU forgot the biggest and most important thing. He EMBARRASSES the Red Menace Army DAILY!!! Simply by maintaining his integrity in the face of horrific, Third Reich intensity HATE.

    He has spoken in anger, but has not ONCE lost his cool, intelligent demeanor. Mr Obama has been as cool as jimmy Stewart in “it’s A Wonderful Life”. There ARE no republicans, not a single one that I have seen in public, who do not regularly, ritually and habitually blend lies, anger and HATE SPEECH in sputtering screeching bellowings.

  • sirsmokeit

    The only way anything is going to change in this country is for us as the middle class being the majority are going to have to have a representative in the white house. The money race for the Commander and Chief position has got to stop. We need to come up with a voting policy that can force citizens to vote. If 320 million people voted and money was not the defining denominator I think the middle class would get some reps in office and corporate bullying tactics and corporate control of congress and white house would wane considerably. We need radical change and we need it now! Lefties and righties can suck my right and left one as far as Im concerned. They haven’t done much except sell the american people out for some more billions on top of their multiple billions they already have. When is it gonna be enough money people. Why in the world would someone need 83 billion dollars anyway? Wake Up!!!