Huffington Post editor Roy Sekoff appeared on "The Ed Show" Tuesday to chide Jeb Bush for attempting to tar President Obama with blame for the country's ongoing economic crisis while decrying as "irresponsible" the suggestion that his brother, George W. Bush, primarily responsible for the nation's dire straits.
"It's incredibly comical that he criticizes Obama for not taking responsibility while utterly not taking responsibility for the eight years of what happened under his brother," Sekoff told host Ed Schultz. "It's a beautiful thing with Republicans these days, Ed: They'd like to pretend that the consequences of eight years of horrible decisions ended the second Obama took the oath of office. It's like, 'Yeah, we trashed the economy, we got us into two wars, we created a culture of cronyism that made possible things like what's happening in the Gulf, but why do you keep harping on it?'"
According to Sekoff, Jeb Bush's attempt to distance his brother from the economic disaster over which he presided is laughable: "This is like a guy trashing his apartment and then blaming the damage on the next guy who moves in."