While speaking the DNC Winter Meeting, President Obama mocked Mitch McConnell for trying to take credit for the growing economy after he attempted to block every Democratic effort to strengthen the economy.
The president said:
I just want everybody to remember that at every step when we made these policies, when we made this progress, we told by our good friends the Republicans that our actions would crush jobs, explode deficits, and destroy the country. I mean, I want everybody to do a fact check, and go back 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Just go back and look at the statements that were made each year by these folks about all of these policies.
Apparently, they don’t remember.
But the facts are before us. The economy kept growing. The stock market has more than doubled. Restoring the 401(k)s of millions of people. Our deficits are down by two-thirds.
I always find it curious that when a Democrat’s president deficits go down. When a Republican’s president, deficits are go up.
Our auto industry is firing on all cylinders. None of this is an accident.
Now that their grand predictions of doom and gloom and death panels and Armageddon hasn’t come true. The sky hasn’t fallen. Chicken Little is quiet. The new plan apparently of congressional Republicans and this is progress, the new plan is to rebrand themselves as the party of the middle-class.
I’m not making this up.
Our Republican leader in the Senate as he was coming in after trying to block every single thing that we have done to strengthen the economy starts looking at the job numbers and says, “You know, it’s getting better because we just got elected. People are feeling more optimistic.”
Which, ok? I didn’t know that’s how the economy worked, but maybe? We’ll call some economists.
The president was right on the money. All of the Republican predictions about the impact of President Obama’s policies on the economy were wrong. Republicans predicted that Obamacare would bring about death panels and the collapse of civilization as we know it, and they were wrong.
Republicans predicted that Obama’s policies would increase the deficit. Wrong. Republicans predicted that the president’s policies would prevent the economy from growing. That one was really really wrong.
Mitch McConnell deserves to be mocked for trying to take credit for the growth of an economy that he had spent the first six years of the Obama presidency trying to destroy. All of the credit should go to the American people and President Obama for digging the country out of the hole that Republicans caused.
Republicans like Mitch McConnell deserve ridicule and scorn for try to take credit for economic growth that they had nothing to do with.