Nearly everyone in the media for the past five years has helped republicans blame obama for the deficit that republicans built.
A relevant FACT is that the deficit was 1.2 trillion before President Obama took office.
Yet the common conversation about the deficit until the last year even on MSNBC went something like this:
(R) stooge: “goverment has a spending problem. And its Obama’s fault”
“liberal” media: “but what would you cut?”
Do you see how the “liberal” media enables the republican deficit lie, in that example?
Of course, why am I talking about the deficit?
Republicans stopped talking about it when they could be reminded that the deficit has shrunk under Obama at the fastest rate since the end of WW2.