Dave: Well, Blarney, your man gave a great speech. I only hope he will be a great president.
Blarney: Dave, have you nothing good to say?
Dave: Weren’t you listening to me? I said the speech was great.
Blarney: That’s the problem with you right wing Looney Tunes. You are always criticizing our great President. Look at the mess Bush made of the last eight years.
Dave: Blarney, get a grip. I did not criticize President Obama. And to what specific mess do you refer? The fact that we were not attacked since 9-11? Or is it the fact that we have liberated over 50 million Iraqis and Afghanis?
Blarney: The economy, stupid! Bush absolutely ran the economy into the ground. Look at the unemployment – look at the banking crisis – look at that mess!
Dave: For seven of the eight years, the economy was doing well, although you would not have known that if all you listened to was the drive-by media. If you actually did some research and looked at the facts, you would see that unemployment has been lower than previous administrations until this last quarter when the economy finally caught up to the dire reporting.
Blarney: This is worst economy since the Great Depression!
Dave: Blarney, that’s just not true. This might be the worst economy since Jimmy Carter, but unemployment and inflation are actually still lower than during his watch. Again, do some research and look at the facts.
Blarney: I need a bailout. My stocks have tanked.
Dave: You do know that the Democrats were in charge for the last two years, don’t you? Since 2006, they have had a majority in Congress. Congress makes laws. Congress oversees the Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac corporations that caused the banking crisis. Congress raised the minimum wage, which, predictably, caused a rise in unemployment. You know that the Democrat controlled Congress had a lower approval rating than President Bush.
Blarney: Of course, the rating was low – it’s those darned Republicans. That’s why we voted for change! Change we can believe in! Yes we can!
Dave: Blarney, the Republicans were not in control of Congress during this debacle – the Democrats were.
Blarney: Says who? You? Am I supposed to believe that right-wing propaganda?
Blarney: I sure do, it’s Nancy Pelosi.
Dave: Right. And do you know who the Senate Majority Leader is?
Blarney: Well, of course. That would be Harry Reid.
Dave: I’m impressed. That’s better than most people. Now you know that they are both Democrats, don’t you? And you know that those positions are filled by the majority party don’t you?
Blarney: Well,…yeah…Oh!...er….But that doesn’t mean that the Democrats were in control!