More On Bush, Bailouts, And Obama

Who's "deficit-drunk?"


More people are glossing over Bush's role in the Detroit bailouts. Liberal media group Media Matters takes the Politico to task for leaving out Bush in an article on Obama and GM.

The gist of the Politico article:

The GOP sees President Barack Obama’s decision to help the unpopular carmaker as an easy opportunity to paint him as a bailout-happy, deficit-drunk spendthrift eager to impose a heavy government hand on a swath of industries.

But as a I pointed out yesterday, this criticism is hard to take seriously if you actually recall Bush's economic policies. "Bailout-happy, deficit-drunk spendthrift" is not an accusation the Republicans can make without it being pointed right back at them.