Forget blaming George W. Bush for the lousy economy. He’s so yesterday. Actually, that’s the problem – Bush is beginning to be a long time ago, and blaming him is not looking real credible.
President Obama has a new villain who stole prosperity, who replaced a wave of hope and change with . . . a wave.
Yes, the White House today blamed the Japanese earthquake and tsunami for the wreckage of the U.S. economy.
As the Dow was losing five percent of its value, Obama’s ingenious economic advisers sent White House Press Secretary Jay Carney forth into the briefing room with a new cast of big apes who are throwing monkey wrenches into Obamanomics.
And there’s no question that we have — this economy has faced headwinds this year, a variety of them, including the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the increase in oil prices, energy prices that resulted from the unrest in the Arab world, and the situation in Europe also.
It seems Mother Nature is striking back, completely ungrateful that Obama is installing solar panels on the roof of the White House, forcing automakers to build their cars out of Reynolds Wrap in order to lighten them up and cut greenhouse gas emissions, and developing new types of cars that can run on tomato sauce.
And what’s with those crazy Arabs, interrupting the flow of oil with their demands for freedom, or sharia, or whatever they want? They’ve sprung spring on Obama when he wasn’t looking, forcing him to delete some oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
And those frivolous Greeks and Spaniards, running up all those bills for Ouzo and sangria and now trying to figure out a way to pay for it all.
Poor Obama. Everything would be just perfect if he didn’t have to be president in the real world, where tsunamis happen.
H/T to Doug Ross @Journal who noted that the White House was now pointing fingers at the Japan disaster.