Stunning. The lies that continue to percolate from the right wing nutosphere, even nearly a decade later, truly demonstrates what a deceitful and vile class of people they are.
MATALIN: I was there, we inherited a recession from President Clinton and we inherited the most tragic attack on our own soil in our nation’s history. And President Bush dealt with it and within a year of his presidency within a comparable time, unemployment was at 5 percent.
Hey Mary Matalin, you shameless fraud! Why must you resort to bald-faced lies to bolster your argument?
The NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research), a non-partisan, widely acclaimed and respected American economics research organization says the recession started in March of 2001 (3 months into Bush's first term). So tell me Mary Matalin -- how many Nobel Prizes do you own in the field of economics? What's that?? None? Oh -- because the NBER numbers 19 Nobel winners amongst it's ranks. So please don't tell me that you Mary Matalin are a more prestigious source of economic truthiness than the career economists and Nobel laureates of the NBER. As for the unemployment rate, it was at 4.2% in January of 2001. Therefore it is a truthful statement that that is the unemployment rate that George W. Bush "inherited" from Bill Clinton. By the time November of 2001 rolled around, the unemployment rate stood at 5.4%. In upside down, right wing nutball Mary Matalin world, 5.4% unemployment is better than 4.2% unemployment. Go figure.
First batch of right-wing lies destroyed.
Last time I checked my history, September 11, 2001 occurred 9 months in to the Bush/Cheney administration. Tell me Mary Matalin - is there a cutoff point when a new administration can no longer claim that fuck-ups that occur on their watch were "inherited" from a previous administration? 9 months? 10 months?? A year??? Regardless of what your answer is Mary Matalin are you going to extend the same free-pass courtesy to the Obama administration? Somehow I doubt it you finger pointing hypocrite.
And just to put a damning exclamation point on your idiotic buffoonery Mary Matalin -- the day you fucking right wing assklowns truthfully explain to Americans and the rest of the world why the Bush/Cheney crowd ignored repeated warnings from former counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke in the early months of 2001 that Al-Qaeda should have been the top priority for the incoming administration to deal with, instead of Iraq, then perhaps I'll listen to what you have to say without the level of disdain I have for you now. And while we're waiting for that explanation Mary Matalin, let's also review why a Presidential Daily Briefing that was delivered to President Bush on August 6, 2001 with the working title of "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S." was also ignored by the Bush/Cheney crowd in favor of on-going preparations to attack Iraq. That PDB according to testimony culled from the 9/11 Commission investigation indicates this very prescient bit of information was delivered to George Bush, Dick Cheney, Condi Rice and Donald Rumsfeld:
The classified briefing delivered to President Bush five weeks before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks featured information about ongoing al Qaeda activities within the United States, including signs of a terror support network, indications of hijacking preparations and plans for domestic attacks using explosives...
Just curious Mary Matalin - are you of the view that that warning was "inherited" from Bill Clinton too? Checkmate!
Second batch of right-wing lies destroyed.
Fucking history revising, lying assklowns. It's the primary reason this shitty little blog exists. Expose the dissembling frauds for who and what they are. Hey Mary Matalin! Thanks for a world-class example that proves my charges of blatant and shameless right-wing lying and hypocrisy (not that I need much help).