Obama Suffers Amnesia About His First Year As President?
whenever Mitt Romney or some other Republican attacks the president's record, the Obama campaign sends out reams of rebuttal material pointing to economic progress -- all in the last 27 months.
The problem, of course, is that Barack Obama has been president for 40 months. So why do he and his supporters speak as if he has only been in the White House for the last 27 -- that is, since March 2010? It's as if the first third of Obama's presidency just doesn't count.
Obviously, the president is trying to make his record look better; his first months in the White House saw devastating job losses and economic misery.
In fact, March 2010 just happened to be the month in which the president's signature achievement, the national health care program known as Obamacare, became law.
It came at a time when Americans were desperate for Obama to devote all of his attention to fixing the economy and helping create jobs. What is sometimes forgotten today is that, at the time, the president and his allies in Congress argued that passing Obamacare was, in fact, the most important thing they could do to create jobs.
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