J-GOP is a social and political organization that is more than 20 years old. Meeting at the East Side Kosher Deli in SE Denver for many years with 20 to 40 attendees on a regular basis. We welcome both Conservative and Republican minded Jews and non-Jews of any denomination to attend and become active members of our organization.

Monday, July 30, 2012

ICYMI - ISRAEL: Romney Repudiates Obama's Weak Foreign Policy in Israel

ISRAEL: Romney Repudiates Obama's Weak Foreign Policy in Israel

by: ColoradoPeakPolitics

Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 19:33 31 MST

By Eric Weissmann

In Barack Obama, J-Street – the left-wing, Soros-funded group that falsely claims to be pro-Israel – had everything it wanted.   As president, Obama has seemed more interested in preventing Israel from taking military action against Iran, than in preventing Iran from becoming nuclear. 
Obama has worked hard to create “distance” between the United States and Israel.  Obama has pushed Israel to make concessions that weaken its security interests, while not requiring any reciprocal concessions from Palestinian authorities. Obama has found it easier to make concessions than to stand on principle. And, Obama repeated found moral equivalence between Israel, a free market democracy and close ally of America since its founding, and nations that continue to sanction terror and obstruct peace.

Of course, the Obama/J-Street strategy has failed. "I have not been able to move the peace process forward in the Middle East the way I wanted," the President told ABC affiliate in Washington.

Mitt Romney’s visit to Israel, and in particular his remarkable speech in Jerusalem, sets forth a return to the moral clarity that underlies successful periods in America’s relations abroad.

First, Romney’s statements on his foundational support for Israel were clear: “the security of Israel is in the vital national security interest of the United States. And ours is an alliance based not only on shared interests but also on enduring shared values…A free and strong America will always stand with a free and strong Israel.”
Of course, Obama does not think America’s values are exceptional, so why would he esteem shared values? Romney specifically called out our common belief in democracy, in the rule of law, in the universality of rights (i.e., that rights come not from government but from G-d), in free enterprise, in economic liberty, and in freedom of expression.  Obama does not value these beliefs in America – why should he value them in other nations.

Indeed, as President, Obama hasn’t visited Israel, even when he was in the neighborhood visiting Saudi Arabia and Egypt, whereas it’s clear that Romney understands that Israel is America in the Middle East; and vice versa.
Second, Romney was totally clear on Jerusalem being the capital of Israel.  As recently as last week, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dodged that question, saying “you know our position” and moving on – but later releasing a statement punting the status of Jerusalem for “final status negotiations.” 
Third, Romney was clear on Iran.  When Romney speaks about Iran’s nuclear ambitions, he says it is unacceptable for Iran to have a “nuclear weapons capability.”  Obama usually says it is unacceptable for them to have a nuclear weapon.  The distinction is important – Obama does not feel a line has been crossed until Iran has tightened the last screw – and is how Obama avoids responsibility for addressing this impending national security disaster.

Fourth, Romney gave a hint on his overarching view of America’s role in the world.  He said, “It is sometimes said that those who are the most committed to stopping the Iranian regime from securing nuclear weapons are reckless and provocative and inviting war. The opposite is true. We are the true peacemakers.”
That statement – and the others -- tells us that a Romney presidency will eschew appeasement; will understand that peace can only be achieved and maintained through America’s strength; will be guided by American values and interests, not American electoral politics; will be clear about who are America’s friends – and what it means to be America’s friend; and that America’s global position will be based on a morally clear vision.
Where Obama apologizes to enemies, Romney bolsters friends.  Where Obama is guided by politics, Romney is guided by values.  Where Obama equivocates, Romney leads.

The difference could not be clearer.

Eric Weissmann is a successful entrepreneur from Boulder, Colorado, and recently the Republican candidate for Congressional District 2.  He has served on the Colorado Executive Committee of the America Israel Public Affairs Committee, among many other community organizations.

Romney v Obama on Israel matters

Romney in Jerusalem

Obama on Jerusalem

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fw: Top 10 Reasons

Dear Friends:

I've heard from many of you that Congressman Jared Polis reached out and asked for your support after my campaign ended. While we can admire his enterprise and creativity in looking for new supporters, don't be fooled! Rep. Polis is skillful in making himself sound reasonable -- like a pro-business, libertarian moderate -- but don't believe it for a moment! Jared Polis is not an acceptable representative for Colorado.

Below my signature, with apologies to David Letterman, are the Top Ten Reasons to Fire Jared Polis.  Please share them with anyone considering supporting Polis.  I have endorsed the Republican nominee for Congress, Kevin Lundberg, and I urge you to support him as well.  His website is

Even though I'm no longer a candidate myself, I'm still working for freedom and free markets. Toward that end, I'd like to alert you to two events that I'll be co-hosting next month:

Leadership Program of the Rockies Recruitment Party (Tuesday, August 7, 6:00 PM, CB & Potts, 1257 West 120th Avenue, Westminster). 

LPR trains emerging leaders in America's founding principles--why they were important in the beginning and how they apply to the challenges of today. Then it teaches and fine-tunes the leadership skills necessary to impact public policy.

Comprising nine full-day sessions and multiple events throughout the year, the program has an enduring impact on the knowledge and capabilities of its graduates -- and, fundamentally, on the preservation of the American idea. Classes are limited to sixty-five high-caliber students, and led by an elite team of local leaders and nationally recognized experts. The result is the knowledge, tools and skills to preserve liberty.
I am proud to be a 2008 graduate of LPR, and to serve on the Advisory Board.  I recommend the program to anyone interested in exercising leadership in the public arena.  If you think the program might be for you, I encourage you to come to a recruitment event and learn more.  Click here for the invitation.

A Special Evening with Ambassador John Bolton (Thursday, August 16).  Ambassador Bolton is one of the leading conservative thinkers on American foreign policy.  He served as Ambassador to the United Nations in the last administration, has served as both Undersecretary and Assistant Secretary of State, and is the author of Surrender Is Not an Option. Many hope he will be Secretary of State in a future Republican Administration.
Ambassador Bolton will be in Denver for this event, a fundraiser for the Romney campaign.  I saw the Ambassador rock the house at the LPR retreat in 2010, so I jumped at the opportunity to co-host his appearance here.  Click here for the invitation. I hope to see you there.
All my very best to you all,

The Top Ten Reasons to Fire Jared Polis
In the spirit of Late Night, here's a "top ten" list – why Jared Polis must not be reelected.
10 - Polis is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. This is a group of the 76 most liberal members of Congress. The CPC supports tax increases, creation of a national investment bank, increased government employment, defense cuts, and increasing our involvement in the UN.
9 - Polis believes government should run your health care. He campaigned on single-payer (i.e., 100% government) health care, and he strongly supported the "public option." Of course, he proudly voted for Obamacare.
8 - Polis is a hypocrite. His words consistently have little to do with his deeds. He voted for $3 trillion in new spending, and now says he wants to balance the budget. He campaigned as a school reformer, and then voted against school choice for DC children. He wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed opposing auto bailouts, and then voted for them a few weeks later.
7 - Polis can't stand up to Nancy Pelosi. In 2011, he voted with Pelosi's Democrats 89% of the time. And that's worse than it sounds; he didn't even show up for most of the remaining votes.
6 - Polis is immature. He read the lyrics to "The Internet is for Porn" into the Congressional Record. And let's allow his own online words speak for himself: "CO results so far: S*#!ntorum in 1st"; "'Sky is blue, fish swim, Anderson Cooper is gay'; and, commenting on a picture he posted of his dog, "My doggie a karma whore!" Mr. Polis, you're a Congressman. Act like it. And, maybe, try to get some work done for the people who elected you.
5 - Polis undermines America's relationship with Israel. Polis is an unapologetic supporter of Obama's policy of creating "distance" between the U.S. and Israel. He signed the Cohen-Boustany-Carnahan letter, which called for Obama's to impose a "solution" on Israel and for the creation of a Palestinian state prior to addressing Israel's need for security. Polis is also intimately involved with J-Street, a Soros-backed group that consistently lobbies the U.S. to take stances contrary to Israel's interests and to downplay Palestinian intransigence. He has spoken at J-Street conference, accepted campaign contributions from J-Street's PAC, and is a J-Street endorsed candidate.
4 - Polis is a crony Congressman. Shortly after he was first elected, he repaid his friend Pat Stryker for her major financial backing of his campaign and previous political projects by pushing the U.S. Department of Energy to grant Abound Solar, a company backed by Stryker, a $400 million taxpayer loan guarantee. Like Solyndra, this company has since gone bankrupt.
3 - Polis has misplaced priorities. While the United States faces staggering deficits and debt, persistent unemployment, and increasing threats abroad, Polis decided the best use of his time was to introduce the SLICE Act, regulating the classification of pizza in school lunches. He has also invested significant effort in legislation dealing with the treatment of exotic animals…
2 - Polis is corrupt. As highlighted in the Denver Post, in Newsweek, and in Hoover Institute Fellow Peter Schweitzer's book "Throw Them All Out", Polis abused the public's trust, lining his own pockets by trading on the unique access to regulatory and legislative information resulting from his position as a Congressman. While not illegal at the time, Polis' trades would be illegal now under the terms of the STOCK Act, which Polis supported only after his own misconduct was revealed.
and the number 1 reason to fire Jared Polis:
1 - Polis has been a 100% reliable vote for Obama's destructive agenda. He supported Obamacare, the Stimulus, Dodd-Frank, card check, auto bailouts, death tax extensions, debt limit increases and cap-n-trade. These bad policies all increase government's role in our lives, reduce our freedom, and stifle the economy. Legislation Polis supported has done our nation a great deal of damage.


Looking back thru the past 4 years, many "Whens" pop up.

Read them all to better understand where we are going as a country.

WHEN - he refused to disclose who donated money to his election campaign, as other candidates had done, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he received endorsements from people like Louis Farrakhan, Muramar Kaddafi and Hugo Chavez, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - it was pointed out that he was a total newcomer and had absolutely no experience at anything except community organizing, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he chose friends and acquaintances such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who were revolutionary radicals, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - his voting record in the Illinois Senate and in the U.S. Senate came into question, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he refused to wear a flag lapel pin and did so only after a public outcry, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - people started treating him as a Messiah and children in schools were taught to sing his praises, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he stood with his hands over his groin area for the playing of the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he surrounded himself in the White House with advisors who were pro-gun control, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marriage and wanting to curtail freedom of speech to silence the opposition, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he said he favors sex education in kindergarten, including homosexual indoctrination, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - his personal background was either scrubbed or hidden and nothing could be found about him, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - the place of his birth was called into question, and he refused to produce a birth certificate, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he had an association in Chicago with Tony Rezco - a man of questionable character and who is now in prison and had helped Obama to a sweet deal on the purchase of his home - people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - it became known that George Soros, a multi-billionaire Marxist, spent a ton of money to get him elected, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he started appointing White House Czars that were radicals, revolutionaries, and even avowed Marxist /Communists, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he stood before the Nation and told us that his intentions were to "fundamentally transform this Nation" into something else, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - it became known that he had trained ACORN workers in Chicago and served as an attorney for ACORN, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he appointed cabinet members and several advisers who were tax cheats and socialists, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he appointed a Science Czar, John Holdren, who believes in forced abortions, mass sterilizations and seizing babies from teen mothers, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he appointed Cass Sunstein as Regulatory Czar who believes in "Explicit Consent," harvesting human organs without family consent and allowing animals to be represented in court, while banning all hunting, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he appointed Kevin Jennings, a homosexual and organizer of a group called Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Education Network as Safe School Czar and it became known that he had a history of bad advice to teenagers, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he appointed Mark Lloyd as Diversity Czar who believes in curtailing free speech, taking from one and giving to another to spread the wealth, who supports Hugo Chavez, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - Valerie Jarrett, an avowed Socialist, was selected as Obama's Senior White House Advisor, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director, said Mao Tse Tung was her favorite philosopher and the person she turned to most for inspiration, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he appointed Carol Browner, a well known socialist as Global Warming Czar working on Cap and Trade as the nation's largest tax, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he appointed Van Jones, an ex-con and avowed Communist as Green Energy Czar, who since had to resign when this was made known, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - Tom Daschle, Obama's pick for Health and Human Services Secretary could not be confirmed because he was a tax cheat, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - as President of the United States , he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia , people said it didn't matter..
WHEN - he traveled around the world criticizing America and never once talking of her greatness, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - his actions concerning the Middle East seemed to support the Palestinians over Israel , our long time ally, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he took American tax dollars to resettle thousands of Palestinians from Gaza to the United States , people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he upset the Europeans by removing plans for a missile defense system against the Russians, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he played politics in Afghanistan by not sending troops early-on when the Field Commanders said they were necessary to win, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he started spending us into a debt that was so big we could not pay it off, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he took a huge spending bill under the guise of stimulus and used it to pay off organizations, unions, and individuals that got him elected, people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he took over insurance companies, car companies, banks, etc., people said it didn't matter.
WHEN - he took away student loans from the banks and put it through the government, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he designed plans to take over the health care system and put it under government control, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he claimed he was a Christian during the election and tapes were later made public that showed Obama speaking to a Muslim group and 'stating' that he was raised a Muslim, was educated as a Muslim, and is still a Muslim, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he set into motion a plan to take over the control of all energy in the United States through Cap and Trade, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he finally completed his transformation of America into a Socialist State , people woke up--- but it was too late. Add these up one by one and you get a phenomenal score that points to the fact that Barrack Hussein Obama is determined to turn America into a Marxist-Socialist society. All of the items in the preceding paragraphs have been put into place. All can be documented very easily. Before you disavow this do an Internet search. The last paragraph alone is not yet cast in stone. You and I will write that paragraph.
Will it read as above or will it be a more happy ending for most of America ?

Don't just belittle the opposition. Search for the truth. We all need to pull together or watch the demise of a free democratic society. Pray for Americans to seek the truth and take action for it will keep us FREE. Our biggest enemy is not China , Russia , North Korea or Iran . Our biggest enemy is a contingent of politicians in Washington , DC . The government will not help, so we need to do it ourselves.

Question....will you delete this, or pass it on to others who don't know about Obama's actions and plans for the USA , so that they may know how to vote in November, 2012 and the ensuing years?

It's your decision. I believe it does matter. How about you?
WHEN - November 2012 comes, it will matter who you vote for!

U.S. Debt Problem Clearly Explained

If you want to understand the present conditions in Government and the Economy, you need to see this unbiased, neutral explanation of the situation. This is not good news!!!! We all had a feeling this was coming but always tomorrow.

This video breaks down just why we won't be able to fix our debt problems & the end results.
It only takes about 2 minutes to "get it", but you should watch it all & pass it along to everyone in your address book. It is very logical, well explained, and based strictly on facts.

Friday, July 20, 2012




The White House refused to name the capital of Israel today – not once, but twice – as the two most senior White House correspondents cornered Obama’s press secretary, doggedly questioning him on whether the Obama administration considered Jerusalem or Tel Aviv to be the capital of the Jewish state.
Just in case you have Jewish friends who are still confused about where the Obama administration stands.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

NAIRA Dinner, August 5, 2012

NAIRA Dinner
Dear Friends,

The National Asian Indian Republican Association has author/commentator Dinesh D'Souza
as their guest speaker. He is an unapologetic conservative and has a clear, free-market
message worth hearing.

You can sign up for this event by registering at and let us know if you can attend too. If we have enough interest, we would like to have a J-GOP table.


Gregory Golyansky, President

NAIRA Dinner - August 5, 2012

Where & When
Date: Sunday, August 5, 2012

Denver Marriot S at Park Meadows
10325 Park Meadows Dr
Lone Tree, CO

Annual Banquet of the National Asian Indian Republican Association

It is my pleasure to invite you to the Annual Banquet of the National Asian Indian
Republican Association (NAIRA), featuring Authentic Indian Cuisine and Indian entertainment.

As many of you know, NAIRA has been active in Colorado Republicans Politics for
over 12 years, and we are proud to continue the tradition of our annual event.
Please contact me to RSVP, and feel free to forward this invitation to others.

When: Sunday August 5, 2012. Cash Bar reception: 5:30 pm; Dinner 6:30 pm.

Where: Denver Marriott S. at Park Meadows;
10325 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree, CO.

Who: Dinesh D'Souza is our guest speaker.
Ryan Call will give a CO political update.

How much: $75 per person if paid by August 1; $85 at the door.

RSVP by August 1st by visiting, emailing Nosh Tarachand at
or calling 303-343-1173.

Ask about tables and sponsorships as well. You may also mail a check to

NAIRA PO Box 441687Aurora, CO80044

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

FW: At last, spirited Jewish blowback against Democrat lies and baloney

REPORT: DNC Head Gets Heckled At Synagogue Rally

Bill Lawrence Online Blog

A thousand-plus packed the auditorium, last night, July 16, at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, Pa. for a rally sponsored by Jewish Americans for Obama. While the crowd may have been almost all Jewish, not all of them were for Obama and things at times got contentious with shouting matches breaking out in the audience.

The headline speaker was Democrat National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who represents Florida's 20th District in Congress. Unexpected heckling to her claims that the President was a strong supporter of Israel  visibly upset and flustered her.
Daylin Leach, who represents the 17th District in the state senate, told the crowd that the Republican Party was full of anti-Semitism.

He said, without irony in front of the synagogue's podium that the Republicans are theocrats who don't believe in separation of church and state, all the while describing the importance of his Jewish values. He, as did most of the speakers, reiterated the GOP's opposition to abortion as a reason they must not be allowed to have the presidency back. When he spoke dismissively that Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia would be opposed by those with Jewish family values, he was rebutted from the audience with a cry of "not true" stopping him cold.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

FW: A letter for J-GOP web site.

From: Kareen Davison
To: greg golyansky
Sent: Thu, Jun 14, 2012 11:49 pm

Metro State Community College
Campus Box 1
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217
President Stephen Jordan and Board of Trustees:
Your flagrant disregard for the hard working, overtaxed middle class is unbelievable.
You are ringing the dinner bell for more illegal immigrants to flood into Colorado insuring that more tax money will be required to subsidize these outrageous benefits.
American citizens, from states other than Colorado, pay over $16,000.00 to attend colleges/ universities here, but you are only to happy to have the middle class foot the majority of the bill to allow illegal immigrants to enjoy the same benefits for
You give enrollment slots for entrance to illegal immigrants rather than U.S./Colorado citizens.  Again, the middle class is penalized.
Tax money is used to pay the salaries of professors/instructors.  You steal form the middle class to pay the gap left by illegals getting their tuition breaks.
With higher education clamoring for more money, you take your share and squander it on illegals rather than helping deserving citizens.  Again, shoving the faces of the middle class into the mud.
“Give us more money,” you cry!  Yet, you obviously are not responsible enough to use it wisely.  You have turned against the middle class, the people who pay for your very existence.
If you would like to declare yourself a private school, then I have no problem with how you choose to allocate your tax based revenue.
The majority of Colorado citizens do not want this.  Our Legislature voted against it.
You are breaking the law! 
The parents of illegals know that they are breaking our laws when they come here, but they don’t care.  They expect the middle class to fall in line and be happy to give them these and other benefits.
If you are going to use the excuse that they want a better life, then list the number of people, who don’t want a better life.  In fact, why don’t we use all the planes, trains and automobiles to go around the world, collect all people who want a better life and put them here?  After all, they deserve the same privileges as those who sneak across our borders and live off our generosity or should I say stupidity.
Many of theses problems can be traced back to some voter grubbing, spineless politicians. 
Their chief objective is to be reelected!  They could care less about the middle class or how they abuse and waste hard earned tax dollars.
I vehemently hope that you will reconsider this insult to the taxpayers of Colorado and resend your decision. 
Kareen Davison.
CC:  Representative Cheri Gerou
         Senator Pat Steadman
         Nancy McCallin, CCCS President

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Veteran's Passport to Hope - October 4, 2012

Veteran's Passport to Hope - October 4, 2012

Where & When
Date:October 4, 2012

Wings Over the Rockies
7711 E Academy Blvd
Denver, CO

Veteran's Passport to Hope at Wings Over the Rockies

Happy Independence Day! I hope that this will be a great day of celebration for
you, your family, and friends.

As my way of giving back, showing support, and appreciating all those that have
sacrificed so I can enjoy my freedoms, I have created an organization that supports
veterans, "Veteran's Passport to Hope" (VP2H). As a veteran, and as the son and
brother of three family members currently fighting the war in Afghanistan, this
is something I have a ton of passion about.
Veteran's Passport to Hope is a Local Charity Organization. VP2H's mission consists
of three main focus areas: Awareness, Fund-Raising, and Cooperation.

Today, our veterans and young men and women in uniform are experiencing unprecedented
challenges...multiple tours in combat zones, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), high unemployment rate, high homelessness rate, high
divorce rate, and a record high suicide rate.

To raise money for Veteran's this year, we (VP2H) are putting on a spectacular event
at Wings Over the Rockies on October 4th. There will be fine food, adult beverages,
awards, great speakers, a silent auction, and three different bands performing.

Will you help me to support our Veteran's by purchasing a ticket to the event on
October 4th? Additionally, we have corporate sponsorships and tables available.

You can get your tickets at
Feel free to explore the site while you are there to learn more about what we are
all about.

All net proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Appreciation is rendered in advance for your support!

* Please take a few minutes to send this email out to your friends, family, colleagues,
and to any other email lists that you may have. We expect our 1,000 tickets to sell
out quickly.

Shane Schmutz

Organizer / Event Chair

Veteran's Passport to Hope
C: 303-549-9691


Sunday, July 8, 2012

No Meeting on July 18th - Follow up from BBQ

Dear Friends,

There is not a meeting July 18th in spite of the web site and the listed schedule.

The August 15 meeting will feature Ken Buck as our speaker. We look forward to seeing
you there.

If you have not already seen it, a great video documentary called "Daylight: The
Story of Obama and Israel" is still available on our web site at .

Please watch, comment and share.


Follow up from the July 1st Event: J-GOP annual BBQ

Just a short follow-up here to thank all those who attended the July 1 Jgop bbq.
It is hoped that all had a good time and that our short program had some meaning
to you.
My apologies for the burger/dog snafu---------hope you did not wait too long.
We collected close to $300.00 in dues and donations as well as nearly $400.00 for
the care pack program (SUPPORT OUR SOLDIERS--SOS).

Thanks again,
Evan, Elyse, Daniel Holz

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


This tells the story of why Bush was "so bad" at the end of his term.

Don’t just skim over this, it’s not very long, read it slowly and let it sink in. If in doubt, check it out!!!

The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007 the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.

The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this:
January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress. At the time:

The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
The Unemployment rate was 4.6%

George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH

Remember the day...

January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?


Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.

And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? 


And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?
OBAMA and the Democrat Congress

So when someone tries to blame Bush..


Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 &2011.
In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.