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Michelle Obama Says President Barack Obama 'Didn't Point Fingers' Regarding The Bad Economy

October 18. 2012

Michelle Obama (Photo Credit: AP)

On Tuesday, October 17. 2012, the Judiciary Report wrote that both presidential candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, engaged in finger pointing during the second presidential debate. Later that day, First Lady Michelle Obama stated her husband President Barack Obama, "Didn't point fingers."

Michelle Obama and Barack Obama

That is incorrect. He did point fingers during the debate and from the time he took office in 2009. Obama blamed his predecessor George W. Bush, whose conduct did start the financial crisis and Republicans in Congress for the dire state of the nation's financial affairs, when Democrats played a role as well.

         

Michelle Obama and Barack Obama

Obama conveniently neglected to mention, he made things exponentially worse by spending $5 trillion dollars in office, more than any other president in history, tossing large sums of taxpayer stimulus money to undeserving corporations and executives that misappropriated funds, while others had such a poor business model they went bankrupt.

Michelle Obama

It was a big cash grab that greatly rewarded Obama's rich campaign donors at the expense of the American people and nation's financial health. So to summarize, yes, the president did point fingers as well. Politicians from both sides of the aisles sometimes do. At times it is necessary to clear one's name, but sometimes it is to deflect blame for failures and wrongdoing.

STORY SOURCE

First lady: President 'didn't point fingers, didn't place blame'

By Justin Sink - 10/18/12 07:26 AM ET - First lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday that President Obama did not look to blame others for the challenges he faced as president, an apparent rebuke of Republican accusations that the White House continues to point the finger at President George W. Bush for the lagging economy. "See, but your president, he didn't point fingers," Michelle Obama said at a campaign fundraiser in New York. "He didn't place blame...

http://thehill.com

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