We have heard the president say these two things over and over. No 1.: I inherited this mess from George W. Bush, and I can’t do anything about anything with the Republican House of Representatives blocking everything I try to do.
To the first problem I suggest he didn’t exactly inherit the mess, he darn near begged to have it and spent a half a billion dollars to get the job. To the second, President Bush had both the House and the Senate in Democratic hands the last two years of his term. Well, either Mr. Bush was twice the leader Mr. Obama is or Mr. Obama is half the leader Mr. Bush was.