Saturday morning, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared
alongside Rev. Jesse Jackson on his weekly Rainbow PUSH program, prior
to her endorsement of Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) in this month's
Democratic primary. The Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, WLS AM, and the local affiliates of NBC and ABC all covered the the event.
Moments after saying it's "a badge of honor" for President Barack Obama
to be known as the food stamp president, Pelosi made an incredible
assertion (video here):
Look, remember the inauguration? Remember that, OK. There he was,
saying I'm calling for swift, bold action now to create jobs, to educate
our children. you know the list goes on, to protect our seniors,
(garbled). One week and one day after the president's inaugural
address, the House of Representatives passed his recovery stimulus
package. And that, not by us, don't take it by me, by the economists
who studied this, three and a half million jobs saved or created. And
that was the beginning of taking down this 800,000 jobs being lost on a
regular basis. He had inherited a terrible thing. Professional and
statesman that he is, he was about getting the job done rather than
pointing fingers, but I'll do it for him.
Obama doesn't point fingers? That's absurd. He's repeatedly blamed
President George Bush, and there are many examples of that. Here are
but a few. In his very first presidential press conference, Obama said:
"What I won't do is return to the failed theories of the last eight
years that got us into this fix in the first place." In August of the
following year, CNN's Ed Hornik asked, "Will Bush-bashing help Democrats win over weary voters?" From the article:
President Obama has made a point recently to invoke Bush's name in what
many say is a calculated effort to remind voters of the previous
administration's economic policies, which Democrats argue led to the
worst recession in modern history.
In June of last year, the Washington Times headlined, "Obama wants credit for cleaning up ‘big mess.’" The article begins:
President Obama told supporters at a fundraiser in Miami on Monday
night that he deserves credit for cleaning up the mess he inherited.
“My job over these first two years has frankly been to clean up a big
mess,” Mr. Obama said at a $10,000-per-ticket event at a gated mansion
in Miami Beach.
Yet Pelosi's ridiculously over-the-top contention wasn't reported by
any of the news outlets. Serving as stenographers, they dutifully
detailed the Pelosi-designated story of the day, her endorsement of the
younger Jackson. When it comes to satisfying the wishes of liberal
Democrats, the mainstream media can be most compliant.