January 8, 2015 8:09 am -

[su_right_ad]It had to happen eventually. For the last six years, the congressional Republicans have filibustered and obstructed every economic policy the Obama administration has initiated. In spite of the opposition, these policies have helped to yank the nation out of the worst recession since the Great Depression, creating nearly 11 million jobs in 57 months while tripling the Dow, reducing the deficit and generally improving most economic indicators to levels not seen since the 1990s.

The GOP did everything they could to flummox the recovery, knowing it would help the president and the Democrats. Indeed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated quite clearly at the outset of the administration that his primary goal wasn’t to pitch in on the economy, but instead to make Obama a one-term president.

But now that the economy has improved in spite of those efforts, guess who’s revising history and demanding credit?

Mitch McConnell, of course. Yesterday, in the face of reality and years of statistics, McConnell said:

After so many years of sluggish growth, we’re finally starting to see some economic data that can provide a glimmer of hope; the uptick appears to coincide with the biggest political change of the Obama Administration’s long tenure in Washington: the expectation of a new Republican Congress. So this is precisely the right time to advance a positive, pro-growth agenda.

Staggering that the Majority Leader is allowed to be this utterly moronic.

First of all, the economic didn’t just all of a sudden improve. In the absence of, say, a World War, it doesn’t work like that. The economy has been slowly and steadily improving since March of 2009, exactly coinciding with the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the stimulus, which McConnell and his caucus voted against and have repeatedly demonized as a socialistic failure.


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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

20 responses to Mitch McConnell And GOP Trying To Take Credit For The Economic Recovery

  1. rg9rts January 8th, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Must be their jobs bill that turned the trick….to be followed in a one two punch with the jobs(35) from Keystone…

  2. anothertoothpick January 8th, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Yes the economy is slowly improving. IN SPITE of the republirats obstruction.

    • Jimmy Smith January 8th, 2015 at 8:43 am

      You mean Republicare 😉

    • mea_mark January 8th, 2015 at 9:46 am

      They already are, where they have renamed it. Think Kentucky, Kynect.

      • Larry Schmitt January 8th, 2015 at 10:25 am

        Without which, Kentucky would be rivaling Alabama and Mississippi for title of unhealthiest state.

  3. Mainah January 8th, 2015 at 8:43 am

    You know that the people who voted for them will believe it. I’ve heard more nonsense and ludicrous assertions from educated adults who were not under the influence, having a nervous breakdown, or even a “brain cloud”, than I ever want to hear. Just to state a few “If we use up the wind, we will run out”, “aspersions on my asparagus”, “if we just take away the tax code, we can do that”, “a woman’s body can shut that whole thing down.” …
    It’s sad (yet, a wee bit hopeful at the same time) when my youngest, whose a fourth grader, makes more insightful statements about the things he sees and hears regarding the state of the world, then these “learned” adults. sigh.

  4. William January 8th, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Well this is confusing. Right wing wacko media still maintains the economy is in shambles, unemployment is at record high levels and nobody is even looking for a job, because most of the country is living on food stamps and talking on Obama-phones.

    • mea_mark January 8th, 2015 at 9:48 am

      The economy is horrible because of Obama but recovering great because of GOP efforts. — Full blown cognitive dissonance.

      • tracey marie January 8th, 2015 at 1:50 pm

        you and William work well together

  5. mea_mark January 8th, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I really hate these stories that have links to sites that have auto play video.

  6. Denise January 8th, 2015 at 11:29 am

    The Democrats better not let them get away with this. They need to get some balls from Warren and Pelosi, man up, and put the GOP on defense.

    • fahvel January 8th, 2015 at 11:53 am

      I agree. Every time they lie, the pres should do an hour on prime time detaing the lie. – loud and without ambiguity

    • tracey marie January 8th, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      I like the way you think…let a woman handle the tough job

  7. fahvel January 8th, 2015 at 11:52 am

    from the way the repugs are described here, it sounds more like treason than just plain outright lying – you’ve got a true pack of carrion there in wash dc.

  8. Bunya January 8th, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Of course! It’s becoming oh so clear now! This was the GOP plan all along!
    * Do everything possible to make Obama a one-term president.
    * Obstruct, obstruct, obstruct.
    * Obama’s policies produce a dramatic upturn in the economy.
    * GOP says, “I meant for that to happen”

    • shatto January 8th, 2015 at 2:46 pm


      The economic recovery happened in spite of them.

  9. rg9rts January 8th, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    I was wondering if he thinks the people are that stupid…He knows they are ..he just got reelected

  10. shatto January 8th, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    The economic recovery did not happen because of
    Barack Obama policies or either house of Congress.
    The economic recovery happened in spite of them.

  11. fancypants January 8th, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    GWB had 8 years in the same war while mitch doesn’t even start during that era tells me he’s having what we call a ‘geritol’ moment .

  12. allison1050 January 8th, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    I always knew that The Turtle had a funny bone! ;o)