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With little more than six months left in the race for the White House, Mr. Obama is sounding increasingly desperate, blaming Mr. Bush more frequently in his off-the-cuff remarks for the massive debts he has left in his wake.

“Remember the deficits the previous administration left us with?” he asks his audiences. Well, OK, let’s compare deficits:

Bush: $318 billion in 2005; $242 billion in 2006; $161 billion in 2007; and $458 billion in 2008.

Obama: $1.4 trillion in 2009; $1.3 trillion in 2010; $1.3 trillion in 2011, and an estimated $1.2 trillion in 2012.

With $1.179 trillion in deficits for Mr. Bush and $5.2 trillion deficits for Mr. Obama, that’s nothing to brag about.

Mr. Obama’s tax, regulatory and spending policies have needlessly prolonged a recession that has ruined lives and weakened America’s economic security.

Jobless benefit claims are hovering near a three-month high. Home foreclosures are up in more than half of the nation’s metropolitan areas. An Associated Press analysis of 2011 data said nearly 54 percent of college grads under the age of 25 were unemployed or underemployed in low-paying menial jobs.

And Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke says we are facing a “fiscal cliff” at the end of this year that poses “significant risk to the recovery.”

The question now is, have the American people had enough?

Donald Lambro is a syndicated columnist and former chief political correspondent for The Washington Times.