You do seem to be applying a bit of a double standard herre.
While I agree that Bush made some serious mistakes, and he helped cause the problem, you cannot blame all of it on him.
When /bush became POTUS, you and others, including many on here, all said that Bush was responsible for everything that happened once he became president.
The claim by the left was that since Bush was president, Nothing the previous admin did mattered, nor could the previous president get blamed for anything.
Well, that's an exaggreration of my position. I've consistently maintained that saying 'Clinton did it!' , which was the refrain taken by many in the early days of the Bush regime to justify things that he did, is a false argument. It would be no more valid for me to argue that 'Bush did it!' in order to justify something Obama did.
But the buck does stop at the top; you're right about that. And Obama has admitted that he owns the current economy, and has said exactly that in interviews. He is responsible for making things better, and like others, I wish that they were getting better quicker. But let's not kid ourselves. It was Republican policies that made the recession and giant deficit happen and it is Republicans who are now blocking any and all attempts at reform or making things better, for ideological and electoral reasons.
Now, Obama has been president for just over 2 years, and you are still blaming everything on Bush.
Untrue. I only blame things on Bush which are his fault.
The left says that they will blame Bush for as long as they think is neccessary, but I cant help but wonder when you will start blaming Obama.
I do blame him for some things, but not for the things you seem to think I should blame him for, such as:
Gas has more than doubled in price since Obama was sworn in, the economy has shown little to no improvement, unemployment has gone way over what Obama ever said it would, Gitmo is still open, etc.
Obama has nothing to do with the price of gas. The economy has shown improvement since he took office and certainly it stopped getting worse immediately after the ARRA was signed. Gitmo is still open in large part because Republicans and conservative Dems made sure it would be. You hang all this stuff on Obama, but never mention the fact that the party you support actively fights his efforts on all of these issues
While I do not expect Obama to fix everything overnight, I do expect him, and the left, to admit that Obama does share part of the blame.
EVERY budget passed under his presidency is his problem, not Bush's.
Every action taken by the govt under the Obama admin is his problem, not Bush's.
It has now been 2 years since Bush left office, stop blaming him for Obama's actions.
I'm not blaming him for Obama's actions, I'm blaming him for his iwb actions. You'd be better served to actually examine the history under Bush, and the idiotic decisions he made, before making such foolish comments.
ALL the problems that are screwing with our budget right now came straight from the Bush era: taxes that are too low, 2 unfunded wars, Medicare D, and a recession brought about by a 'let them regulate themselves' attitude, one that was pushed by Republicans the entire way - right up until the end, you had every single Republican saying that regulating the financial industry was bad, and all us dirty hippies who thought so didn't know what we were talking about. Well, it turns out that us dirty hippies were perfectly correct, and the Republicans who claimed the market could self-regulate were totally wrong.
To try and blame all these things on Obama is just ridiculous. These problems all took place before the man took office. Since then things have gotten better; the best you can do is say that they haven't gotten better fast enough.