Duval Democrats Praise Obama, Blame George W. Bush for Bad Economy

With President Barack Obama visiting the First Coast on Thursday to give a speech on the economy on Thursday, Republicans have been launching volleys against the president which have mostly been unanswered by the Democrats. The Duval County Democratic Party fired back on Thursday insisting Obama should get credit for the economic turnaround in Florida and blaming the economic downturn on President George W. Bush.

"President Obama’s economic policies have taken the country in the right direction and we have all seen the proof -- our economy has been steadily improving,” said Duval County Democratic Party Chair Neil Henrichsen on Thursday. “The president inherited a recession from the failed economic policies of the Republican Party, but President Obama has turned the economy around and demonstrated that smart economic growth that benefits our middle class allows for us all to prosper.”

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