After bringing in former Bush adviser Karl Rove for some free air time on his Super PAC, Crossroads GPS and their latest attack ad on President Obama for not cleaning up his former boss' mess quickly enough, Rove naturally doesn't think it would be a good idea for the Obama administration to remind anyone about just how big the mess really was he inherited.
Rove also said he doesn't think Mitt Romney needs to separate himself from George W. Bush's policies because he's "going to have his own policies," ignoring of course that Mitt Romney's policies are nothing but more of the same or a doubling down of the very policies we saw under George W. Bush that got us into the economic mess we're in now.
Romney wants more tax cuts for the rich, less regulation even after the economic crisis caused by Wall Street. He wants to gut our social safety nets and he's endorsed Paul Ryan's budget. He's also surrounded himself with former Bush advisers. But pay no attention to that, says Karl Rove.
And par for the course, they're blaming the economy not improving enough to suit them on President Obama, ignoring completely the Congress he's been forced to deal with and the fact that even when Democrats had control of the Congress after he was elected, you're not going to get anything passed that didn't suit the whims of the Joe Liebermans and the Ben Nelsons and the Max Baucuses of the world and their ilk and if he did not work with the conservative elements within his own party, nothing was going to get passed.
I always find it amazing that one of the people primarily responsible for putting our economy in a ditch has the gall to appear on television and whine about anyone reminding the public of how terrible his administration's record was and that's putting it mildly. I would say the last thing any Democrat needs to do is take campaign strategy advice from the likes of Karl Rove.
The fact that this man is sitting on television laying out a strategy to defeat President Obama rather than serving jail time for the D.O.J. scandal, the Plame leak, the illegal prosecution of Don Siegelman or the host of other atrocities he's responsible for shows just how broken our political and legal systems are right now. No bad deed when they're large enough goes unrewarded these days and this guy's the poster child as proof of that along with his other cronies that served under Bush.