Jeb Bush: Obama should "move on," stop blaming George W. Bush for economy
(CBS News) President Obama often reminds voters of the dire economic conditions he inherited from the previous president's administration, but President George W. Bush's brother, the former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, said it's time for Mr. Obama to take responsibility for the still-struggling economy.
"I think it's time for him to move on," Jeb Bush said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I mean, look - the guy was dealt a difficult hand, no question about it. But he's had three years. His policies have failed."
Bush said he was taught that blaming others was "kind of unbecoming over time - you just can't keep doing that."
He said Mr. Obama should "offer some fresh, new solutions," but added he doesn't expect the president to do so before Election Day.
Polls this year show Americans still give former President Bush a great deal of blame for the state of the economy.
Rich Lowry, editor of the conservative magazine the National Review, said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday that voters are cutting Mr. Obama some slack "because he legitimately inherited a terrible mess, and we're growing - not anywhere the way we should - but we're growing a little bit."
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