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.