I got into it with one of the Left Wing Loonies at work today… So I did a bit of open literature research…
The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009 it was actually January 3rd 2007 the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, the start of the 110th Congress. The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.
For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is “Bush’s Fault”, think about this:
January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:
At the time:
The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
George Bush’s Economic policies set a record of 52 straight months of JOB CREATION!
Remember the day…
January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.
The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?
BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!
THANK YOU DEMOCRATS for taking us from 12,600 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% Unemployment… to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES! (BTW: Bush asked Congress 17 different time to stop Fannie & Freddie – starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy).
And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? (B. Frank and C. Dodd are thought to have received the most).
And who had fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?
OBAMA and the Democratic Congress
So when some one tries to blame Bush…
REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007…. THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!” Bush may have been in the car but the Democrats were in charge of the gas pedal and steering wheel they were driving.
When I went back and confronted her with these facts, she said I MADE THEM UP!!!
I mean I’ve seen some people that were hard over on their ‘beliefs’; but when presented with readily available FACTS they say they’re false? WTF???
And then she threw in the gratuitous comment that I must be racist, since I didn’t back Obama… sigh… At that point I just walked off, since there was NO reasoning with the woman…
And these people are going to get a rude awakening in November and then what are they going to say???