Republican Nightmares Come True As Obama Gets Credit For America’s Economic Comeback

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President Obama’s weekly address was the Republicans’ worst nightmare come true. The president not only discussed America’s economic comeback, but he also embraced the comeback that he is getting credit for.

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President Obama said,

Every day, we get thousands of letters and emails at the White House from Americans across the country – and every night, I read ten of them. They tell me about their hopes and their worries, their hardships and successes. They’re the Americans I’m working for every day – and this year, several of these letter writers will join me at the Capitol when I deliver my annual State of the Union Address on Tuesday night.

Carolyn Reed wrote to me from Colorado to tell me she was able to expand her business, thanks to a loan from the Small Business Administration. Today, she and her husband own seven Silver Mine Sub Shops – and last year, they raised wages for all their hourly employees.

Victor Fugate, from Butler, Missouri, wrote to tell me that he was unemployed for a while a few years ago, but today he’s earned his degree and found a full-time job. Victor said that he and his wife were able to afford their student loans because our country offered millions of Americans the chance to cap their monthly payments as a percentage of their income – and, because of the Affordable Care Act, they now have the security and peace of mind of affordable health insurance.

While serving in Afghanistan, Jason Gibson was gravely wounded—he lost both his legs. When I first met him in the hospital, he was just beginning his long, difficult road to recovery. But last year, Sergeant Gibson wrote to tell me that with the help of our extraordinary doctors and nurses, he’s making extraordinary progress. He just moved into a new home, and he and his wife just had a baby girl.

Stories like these give us reason to start the new year with confidence. 2014 was the fastest year for job growth since the 1990s. Unemployment fell faster than any year since 1984. Our combat mission in Afghanistan has come to a responsible end, and more of our heroes are coming home. America’s resurgence is real.

Our job now is to make sure that every American feels that they’re a part of our country’s comeback. That’s what I’ll focus on in my State of the Union – how to build on our momentum, with rising wages, growing incomes, and a stronger middle class. And I’ll call on this new Congress to join me in putting aside the political games and finding areas where we agree so we can deliver for the American people.

The last six years have demanded resilience and sacrifice from all of us. All of us have a right to be proud of the progress America has made. And I hope you’ll tune in on Tuesday to hear about the steps we can take to build on this progress, and to seize this moment together.

President Obama should be getting credit for the country’s economic comeback. Not since FDR has a president inherited a worse situation when he took office. The president continues to fight for policies that will help the economy grow. He saved the auto industry and contributed to the lower gasoline prices through increasing fuel standards that promoted more efficient consumption. The president raised revenue by increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans. He lowered healthcare costs through the ACA, and most importantly, the stimulus got the country through the recession’s darkest days.

The worst nightmare for Republicans has always been that President Obama would get credit for the economic recovery. The president is strategically setting the Republicans up. The president is framing the political dynamic as Obama and ordinary Americans versus Republicans and their billionaires. v Obama is getting credit for the recovery, and he is embracing the recovery as one of his achievements.

Barack Obama’s presidency isn’t sliding towards lame duck status. The president is experiencing a late presidency revival. This president is always at his best when he can deliver a positive message. Obama’s State Of The Union looks to be loaded with positivity and progress.

Republicans are trying to stop Obama’s momentum by taking credit for the economic recovery, but the American people know better.

The Republican Party won an election, but President Obama is the figure on the rise.

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15 Replies to “Republican Nightmares Come True As Obama Gets Credit For America’s Economic Comeback”

  1. How long will it take the GOP to realize that when they preach about “turning the economy around” the facts mean they will screw it up again? Looks like Romney has all the credentials to be the man of the hour to reverse all the progress OBAMA has given the country.

  2. Yes, and since Romney cannot smear the Obama
    economy, apparently at a speech yesterday he said the Obama/Clinton foreign policy
    had been a disaster for the country.

    Romney must know because his foreign policy
    consists of running away to Paris for the duration of the vietnam war, also making a fool of himself when he went to the London Olympics – hence the name Mitt the twit.

  3. “The President is strategically setting the Republicans up. The president is framing the political dynamic as Obama and ordinary Americans versus Republicans and their billionaires. v Obama is getting credit for the recovery, and he is embracing the recovery as one of his achievements.”

    I love it! Good job Mr. President

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  4. He should take all the credit for it !! The party of “NO” has done nothing but stand in his way! GOP=GREED OVER PEOPLE!!

  5. It doesn’t matter. The GOP is winning the long game. New report out shows that 50%, half, the school children in the country live in poverty. That means their parents are poor. The map showing the worst states looks like it was drawn in 1861, right after secession. California is the ONLY ‘D’ state shown. Keep ’em poor, keep ’em stupid…the Southern Strategy…is working to perfection.

  6. oh my – the republicans hate everything “Obama” except when it benefits them. they did nothing to help these last six years and now that the economy is better they want to take credit – really – they need to quit watching FAUX news. they are losing their minds. lol.

  7. Does it not feel good that for us Obama supporters to see him finally get credit for all the good things he’s done, including a stronger economy.

    Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levine, Fox News, Catherine Austin Fitts, Steven Quayle, Glenn Beck, Alex Jones, etc. have all believed that President Obama’s policies would destroy the American economy and in their “Twilight
    Zone” alternative universe world we are in the Second Great Depression.

    In the real world, President Obama will be praised as one of America’s greatest presidents– the previously mentioned Republican/Libertarians will be all but forgotten and left in the dustbin of history.

    I truly believe this to be true– do you too?

  8. I’m really not so sure President Obama is responsible for the improvement. Most of what he wanted to do was blocked b the GOP. I do think the country would have recovered sooner if Congress would have passed his many real job and infrastructure bills. I think the president made mistakes( the repubs like to say he lied) Hey, mistakes happen to all of us. What really grates me is even though he isn’t perfect he has been treated worse than almost any former president. We Americans should be better than that. How much credit he deserves( or Blame) is debatable but no one should be maligned like he has been. President Obama reminds me of Jackie Robinson, the first black professional baseball player. Jackie was told he would be hated and would have to put up with unbelievable abuse from the so called fans. The abuse would come not because of his abilities or lack of same ,but because some people just hated that he succeeded. I’m sure President Obama was told the same. He is always so pois…

  9. I don’t care about polls ;who are they getting their information from any way?It’s what he has accomplished.The GOP could only dream this was their’s to shout about.Now they will certainty be walking on egg shells.They have no idea as to what they will do to governor.

  10. Wow, there’s this…. while the only thing the GOP/TP have is Joni Ernst which will be like pouring tons of gasoline on a forest fire this coming Tuesday.

  11. While the economy has been improving (for some), despite the worst efforts of the Republicans – no president has that much power to help or hurt it – except by having unfunded, undeclared wars.

    Congress has more power, it taxes and spends. It creates or repeals laws that protect us from stupid bank mistakes. And it has the Constitutional responsibility to declare wars – implying it should also step in when the president does its job, to end them. And in the long term, it sets educational and welfare policies.

    But the little guy can sometimes overcome what Congress does to put us down.

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