The Question That Could End Obama’s Presidency
It’s pretty simple. Obama won office, and has maintained his lead in this year’s election, by blaming a nebulous set of policies – from before his time – for the mess we’re in. You’ve heard it before.
“Republican’s want to take us back to the same policies that got us into this mess.”
“Mitt Romney wants to double down on the policies that caused the collapse in the first place.”
The problem is this is where Obama stops. He has never once explained what these policies were. Why? Because he can’t. What he and the rest of the Democrat Media Complex want you to believe is that tax cuts caused the mess we’re in. They want you to believe that “deregulation” caused the mess we’re in. They can’t come out and say it directly, of course, because they would be laughed out of power. Tax cuts and “deregulation” did not lead to the financial collapse in 2008. It was the bursting of the housing bubble, which took decades to inflate to the point of no return, which exposed the flaws in the economy which led to the recession and the subsequent collapse of the financial sector.
Obama cannot admit to this fact because it would expose his entire Presidency to the reality that he’s a fraud who never knew how to fix the problems he ran for office to fix.
So Mitt Romney needs to ask Obama one question, either in the debates or by asking the question over and over again in media appearances or in ads:
“Mr. Obama, what are the policies of the past you claim got us into this mess?”
That question, and more specifically the answer to that question will end the Obama Charade once and for all. If Obama answers truthfully, the public will see that he gained power by blaming Republicans for something that Democrats had been pushing for decades – hell, Bill Clinton signed the “deregulation” Obama is talking about. If he lies, and blames the tax cuts for the mess, he will be exposed as an incompetent, and ignorant, demagogue who never knew what the problems were to begin with.
I’m baffled as to why no one has challenged this line from Obama before. But Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan need to cut to the chase and start forcing an answer. Now.
UPDATE: Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post has finally gotten around to fact-checking Obama’s whopper. He gives it three Pinocchios. I’ve given up on “independent” fact-checkers, but even they are finally starting to see that Obama is a liar. Romney needs to bring this up over and over again in the next five weeks.