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Watch President-Elect Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama first post election interview with 60 minutes.
It's somewhat ironic that everyone is asking Barack Obama how he is going to fix the dire economy when the mess wasn't caused during his administration. Conservative pundits like Rush Limbaugh has been quoted as blaming Barack Obama for single handedly hurting the economy which is completely untrue. Maybe Rush Limbaugh needs to quit the pain pills because the pill popping is obviously affecting his perspective. Barack Obama hasn't even been sworn in yet so how can he be blamed for eight years of damage which caused the problems on Wall Street?
The Obama recession is in full swing, ladies and gentlemen. Stocks are dying, which is a precursor of things to come. This is an Obama recession. Might turn into a depression. He hasn't done anything yet but his ideas are killing the economy. His ideas are killing Wall Street. source
Here is an excerpt from the L.A. Times on the Barack Obama blame game.
You have to give Rush Limbaugh a perverse kind of credit. At least when he is demonizing Barack Obama, fabricating Obama policies, blaming Obama for single-handedly causing the recession and the stock market crash, he doesn't pretend to be fair.
Opening his first post-election rant against the president-elect, Limbaugh launched in with a certain relish. "The game," he told his radio listeners, "has begun."
Sean Hannity, on the other hand, insisted on feigning a post-election detente, telling his Fox News television audience last week, "I want Barack Obama to succeed."
Didn't he think anyone would notice that, just a moment later, he was back parroting the failed campaign argument that Obama is a "mystery"?
"I fear [this] is the guy that has these radical associations 20 years ago," Hannity added, an odd way of demonstrating support for the new commander in chief.
A healthy skepticism is not only the media's right but its obligation. Indeed, commentators at many mainstream outlets -- including the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal -- have already argued that Obama's best bet to succeed will be if he hews to a centrist path.
But many on the losing end of last week's election want to hold on to their anger. And there are those in the media -- led by the likes of Limbaugh and Hannity -- only too ready to feed that animus, along with their own ratings. source
Barack and Michelle Obama discuss topics like the economy, their marriage, their daughters Sasha and Malia as well as the search for a new first puppy for the White House. Yay! We are so happy to see President Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States with his beautiful first Lady Michelle Obama. This is a great first couple!