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.

  • Trish Brunson

    The unemployment numbers that are being quoted are only counting the number of people who are receiving benefits. It isn’t counting the people who’s benefits have been exausted. And the jobs that have been created are mostly part time and at this time of year a lot of jobs are temporary. The numbers are being manipulated to make it look better for the powers that be.
    You people really need to check out the real facts! And no I’m not a Republican. I’m a registered nonpartisan.

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    Let’s review: Obama blames everything domestic on Republicans, mainly because they have SOMETHING to do with domestic issues. Congress has nothing to do with foreign policy. That’s Obama’s and Obama’s alone. Our foreign policy is a mess and arguably we are closer to another world war now than at any time since WWII. And yet some refuse to hold him accountable for any of it. An empty chair…Clint Eastwood was right. A vacancy in the oval office would be no worse than the vacancy who occupies the position now. And when the bombs come, let them first visit those who continue to support this incompetent, lying caricature of a president.

  • alphinostrum

    What planet is this guy living on?????