Matalin: Bush "Inherited" Recession, 9/11

Monday, December 28, 2009

As Think Progress writes:
In reality, the terror attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center occurred on Sept. 11, 2001 — eight months into President Bush’s first term. Also, the 2001 recession technically began in March of 2001, well after Bush assumed office. Last month, former Bush administration spokesperson Dana Perino claimed that “we did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term.” Former Bush administration officials seem intent on misrepresenting history to pretend that the country never suffered its worst terror attack in history under Bush’s watch. It’s a peculiar talking point, even considering the other efforts to whitewash Bush’s disastrous record.
Add "we inherited" to the Republican/Tea Partier "Big Lie" "whoppers of 2009": "death panels," "socialized medicine," global warming denial (and hysteria over the costs of dealing with it), etc., etc. Sadly, the "Big Lie" will never end, and sadly, we have to spend time and energy countering it.