July 3rd, 2009
12:00 PM ET
12 years ago

CNN Radio Political Notebook

Who "owns" the war and the economy? CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley and CNN's John Lisk take a closer look.

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  1. david

    obama is killing this country,,,,the new american dream under obama is welfare....your grand children's future is over they can only look forward to welfare...state sponsored health care,,,food stamps...work for a state owned car company..bank at a state owned bank...we are a solalist country and your grandchildren are going to be a burden to this country

    July 3, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  2. Mary the Democrat

    Who ever is in power at the time owns the responsibility of any War.....it's always been that way......even now.

    July 3, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  3. chubby

    This is obamas economy, after all he has more than doubled the debt and spending in only 05 months in office. Sorry, this is not Presidents Bush's war, economy or debt. It all belongs to obama and the demorats and guess what, the chickens are coming home to roose. How is the change working for you so far?

    July 3, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  4. Franky, Land of Lincoln

    You know, I believe after a year, then it will be his, cause the wars are already his, not to mention what's going on in the International stage. Yeah, the jobless rate is gonna reach 10%, that's no question about it and is either gonna hit in 2 months or just barely after next month. So when July is finished and August or September starts, is gonna already hit, expect that. And that means the holidays are coming up so there you go, you know what's happening.

    Do you know how we can stimulate this economy?? It's worked historically and boy, we can use it now...let's go to war!!! Hey, with Bush we did the job but the #'s gotta increase...A LOT!!!!! LOL!! 🙂

    I'm telling you now, look at the history books, to overturn something like this, you gotta either get lucky(or go to war, LOL!!) OR become a legend...:).

    July 3, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  5. annie against biased news

    This whole financial mess is now obama's Katrina. How many soldiers have died under obama's watch? The government controlled news media under bush gave us a constant body count while screaming war monger at bush. obama doesn't have a clue as to what he is doing or how to do it or else he is the most evil person in the world. He needs to drop 100% arrogance and assume respondsibility for his ignorance of the mess he is making.

    July 3, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  6. southerncousin

    This is all Obama's and the liberal media gave him a long pass. They dumped all of Clintons problems on Bush right away and Clinton became the saint. Obama is showing his total incompetence every minute of every day.

    July 3, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  7. Right Leaning Independent

    Clinton and Barney Frank own responsilbility for the economy! Relaxation of the lending laws and forcing banks to loan money to underemployed people so they could buy a home led to the financial crisis that has taken the economy down. I am sure most people on this blog are probably blaming Bush but that is their lack of understanding showing.....

    July 3, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  8. Chris ~ Albany, NY

    Seems to me Bush/Cheney took us to war. Seems to me that this economic slowdown/recession started in 2007, under Bush/Cheney. Seems to me that Bush/Cheney had over a year to try to turn the recession around/slow it down. Seems to me that Congress has been controlled by republicans 13 out of the last 15 years. 5 months is nowhere near enough time to repair even 1/4 of the damage thats been done to this country under republican rule!

    July 3, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  9. If You are White you are Right !!!

    This is all Bush and Cheney fault and the 2 Wars .....the economy didn't get this way in 6 months ...the 787was on Bush's watch

    July 3, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  10. carlos

    ok you posters in this forum.....how much did your bloated king kong rush paid you today to spew your hatred? I know you only make less than minimum wage so there you have it.pocket money for your 4th of July weekend.......typical repugnant reptiles...........hisssssss hisssssss hissssssss you are the lowest of the lowest....can't go any lower.....CONServatives after all

    July 3, 2009 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  11. If You are White you are Right !!!

    @david July 3rd, 2009 12:25 pm ET
    obama is killing this country***.This is all Bush and Cheney fault and the 2 Wars .....the economy didn't get this way in 6 months ...the 787Bilion was on Bush's watch....dead on Arrival

    July 3, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  12. Katie B in Clayton NC

    In an AP article regarding G.W. Bush's upcoming visit to Woodward, Oklahoma, Kelle Robinson, co-owner of a local bakery is quoted as saying, "He's not too good for the common people." Yep, his policies hit us pretty hard and we're still not over it.

    July 3, 2009 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  13. slp

    Most presidents that we have had have been driven by an ideology that was bigger than they were whether they were right or wrong. All I see from President Obama is arrogance. It is always "my economy, my health care reform, my energy bill". Well, okay Mr. President, then I am sure that you will be willing to take responsibility for them when they cripple this country. Our president is an elitist. He is all about saving the disadvantaged but doesn't want to show them how much better it is to provide for yourself and your family and to solve your own problems. This mindset pretty much describes the democratic party in general. I do believe that government should help people. However, programs should be designed to empower them not keep them dependent. Then again, President Obama and his democratic side kicks wouldn't have anyone to look down.

    July 3, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  14. Tanya Kujath

    Bush started this, Bush is responsible, Bush was a horrible excuse for a President!!!!!!!!!!! President Barrack Obama now has taken the reigns and must clean this mess up. Therefor this is now his war, but Bush and Cheney are to blame all the way!!!!!

    July 3, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  15. just truth

    all I can say the first military hostage has been taken since the last democrat. enough said!

    July 3, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  16. D. Tree

    "Who owns the War and the Economy?"

    We the American People own both, and through our elected representatives we express our collective will.

    We reap what we sow, that is what happens in a democracy like ours.

    Reading all the negative comments from people on the Ticker day after day, you begin to wonder if anyone remembers that anymore.

    July 3, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |