On Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, the five Democrat candidates seemed all too willing to take shots at President Obama’s legacy. Not one “even attempted to defend the results of President Obama’s economic policies.” Rather, their “blistering critiques of the status quo showed they all agree on at least one point: Today’s economy is a disaster for hard-working Americans.” The Wall Street Journal,
As might be expected, self-declared socialist Bernie Sanders was the Gloomiest Gus. Any chance he got, the Vermont Senator waxed on about the terrible and “rigged” U.S. economy and how bad things are for anyone save those fat cats on Wall Street.
“I think most Americans understand that our country today faces a series of unprecedented crises,” he said in one of his many Dickensian riffs. “The middle class of this country for the last 40 years has been disappearing. Millions of Americans are working longer hours for lower wages, and yet almost all of the new income and wealth being created is going to the top one percent.”
You’d think someone might have taken issue with that, but the other candidates agreed that Americans are in misery after seven years of Obamanomics. Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley was nearly as blue as Bernie. “What I’m talking about is this, our middle class is shrinking. Our poor families are becoming poorer, and 70% of us are earning the same, or less, than we were 12 years ago. We need new leadership, and we need action.”
New leadership? What does this say about Mr. Obama?