This might work if the country had been in a coma.
Former President Barack Obama celebrated Presidents Day on Monday with a Twitter post that just about perfectly captured the obscenely high opinion of himself the 44th president has always shown.
But his attempt to claim credit for the booming economy during President Donald Trump’s three years in office sparked a social media backlash that showed many Americans were all too awake during the abysmal eight years of Obama in the Oval Office.
Obama kicked off festivities with a typically vainglorious post, essentially bragging this it was his actions as president that have led to the current boom the country is enjoying.
Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history. pic.twitter.com/BmdXrxUAUf
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 17, 2020
It’s hard to take it seriously, but it does bring back a certain nostalgia.
Does anyone remember when companies like Solyndra were supposed to lead the way for a new, greener American economy?
It might have made a good photo op when the then-president toured the solar panel manufacturer in May 2010, but a half-billion dollars in taxpayer-backed loan guarantees didn’t look like such a good investment when the company went belly up a little more than a year later. (Newsmax has a useful breakdown of the scandal.)
How about when Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden declared that the summer of 2010 would be known as “recovery summer” thanks to the misguided belief that economic recovery depended on government largesse, and a ludicrously poorly thought-out nearly $1 trillion “stimulus” plan that didn’t stimulate much. The fact that in the years that followed the economy continued its malaise never shook the insistence of the Democrats and the mainstream media that Obama’s policies were working.
Some of the adoring responses to Obama’s hogwash on Twitter Monday prove that. The Democrats’ ability to delude themselves is a wonder to behold.
But a whole lot of social media users haven’t forgotten the Obama years — and some of the backlash was brutal.
Actually, you criticized Trump for campaigning on fixing your dead economy. He won and has seen record economic growth as President. Your gig economy and gig in the White House has left no legacy, barely even a memory. https://t.co/jlPHxn1KzL
— J Owen Shroyer (@allidoisowen) February 17, 2020
CNN MOCKED YOU?https://t.co/0kiBaXBgq6
— ???? Miguelifornia ???? (@michaelbeatty3) February 17, 2020
In the Trump economy, unemployment of minorities is at or near historic lows. The groups that Democrats claim to care about are doing remarkably well under an administration that’s supposed to be “racist.”
— Bongino Report (@BonginoReport) February 17, 2020
Obama why didnt Black Income go up during your Presidency?
President Trump has raised black income by $5,148 since 2018 after the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act passed.
President Trump not only got it done but got Opporunity Zones &
$10,000 tax cut for
K thru 12 students too.
— Christian Lamar (@christianllamar) February 17, 2020
Americans of a certain age — say 22 — should be able to remember when Obama’s regulations were deliberately strangling the world’s most powerful economy.
Meanwhile, the man in the White House was giving Americans hopeful messages like: The jobs aren’t coming back.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) February 17, 2020
Obama, of course, can express any opinion of his own performance he chooses. It’s still a free country after all, no matter how hard Obama and his hideous collaborators Nancy Pelosi in the House and Harry Reid in the Senate tried to change that.
Liberals can play games with statistics as much as they want, but the proof is in the election pudding.
Americans who voted for Trump in 2016 knew exactly what was happening to their country, and knew that a Hillary Clinton presidency would only continue the downward spiral.
(And let’s skip the “popular vote” nonsense. Getting 3 million brain-fogged liberals to vote for a Democrat in New York and California isn’t exactly a mandate for responsible government. Just the opposite, actually.)
Americans are optimistic again, too. Obama should have a rough time claiming credit for that, three years out of office.
How about this one from an erstwhile Obama supporter?
This might work on voters who were still in grade school back then or something.
There’s at least a decent shot some will fall for this. The rest of us? No..and I voted for you both times. The second time was mostly because Romney was awful and you’d at least handled OBL.
— Rachel ???? (@RaychelTania) February 17, 2020
Those who are young enough to remember the Obama years as coinciding with the onset of puberty might be fooled by the former president’s confidence, the media’s non-stop adoration and the constant stream of lies from the Democratic Party.
But Americans who are more awake than “woke” know otherwise.
Trump woke up the American economy in a way a statist like Obama and his followers could never dream of.
And unfortunately for Obama, the country is not entirely in a coma.
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