At the Democrats retreat last night, President Obama sounded more like candidate Obama using tough language to repudiate his Republican critics and fire up the Democratic majority.
Calling his opposition's ideas "tired" and "worn," Obama maintained that Americans had voted against false theories of the past. And he asked Republicans rhetorically: "What do you think a stimulus is? It’s spending — that's the whole point! Seriously.” But some of his strongest language came for his predecessor George W. Bush, when he said:
When they say, "Well, why are we spending $800 billion [when] we’ve got this huge deficit?" – first of all, I found this deficit when I showed up, No. 1. I found this national debt, doubled, wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office.
Do you think Obama's new found fighting spirit will help get the US economy back on track?