Mitt Romney Brings Up National Debt Clock, MSNBC Brings Up Bush


MSNBC is ridiculous. Mitt Romney made a campaign appearance in Florida today and rolled out the National Debt Clock to show the dangerous path this country is traveling on. Mitt Romney had nothing to do with the nearly $16 trillion in national debt, but he did acknowledge that many Republicans did. So, how did MSNBC report the news?

“There was another area during [President Obama’s] campaign, he said he would focus on. You see, he was very critical of his predecessor for the debts his predecessor put in place. And sure it’s true you can’t blame one party or the other for all the debts this country has, because both parties in my opinion have spent too much and borrowed too much when they were in power,” Romney said in this key swing state.

(Interestingly, Romney danced around the actual name of that predecessor, George W. Bush, who on Tuesday endorsed the former Massachusetts Governor when asked a question by an ABC News reporter.)

What was George Bush supposed to say when he was asked who he was pulling for in the next election? Obama? The Democrats were just as – if not more – culpable for the economic meltdown as the Republicans. President Obama happened to be a Senator for the party that controlled Congress at the time, in case anyone forgot. In fact, the economy was doing pretty well before they took over during Bush’s lame duck years. I kind of remember them running against the Republicans’ rotten 5% unemployment rate. Those were the days.

Way to shill for your man, MSNBC. We expect nothing more from you. While most political bloggers wear our ideologies on our sleeves, you continue to pretend you’re a neutral and objective news organization. What a joke.

Oh, by the way, the national debt went up by about half a billion dollars between the time Mitt Romney made his speech and the time I wrote this post.