He'll say it three times if you watch the video of BHO making another attempt to blame it all on Bush: "It took nearly a decade to dig the hole that we're in."
We're not sure which hole he's talking about. It isn't the deficit hole. Even though Bush spent like Paris Hilton, the national debt as a percentage of GDP ticked up after 9/11 with increased war spending but then stayed level, well within historic boundaries. It headed up again with the bank bailout initiated by Bush and continued by BHO, but what really fueled its endless rise was BHO's impotent stimulus, which he ever so cleverly introduced not as a temporary measure but as a the new baseline for federal spending.
We know that the hole isn't the unemployment rate, either. Bush's highest unemployment rate was 6.0% in 2003. Mostly Bush presided over an economy with about half the unemployment we have now. Those tax cuts were just awful, y'all!
OK, maybe it was the housing bubble. That certainly grew under Bush. But did Obama the prescient campaign against the federal subsidies that encouraged so much home buying in the previous decade? Well, no. That was all the fault of something else: greedy bankers who get to do whatever they want when you elect the Previous Administration.
So we guess the bubble was a hole, mysteriously caused by unnamed policies of the patently evil and incompetent Bush, who somehow managed to steal two elections.
It's not working, Mr. President. We hope that you're trying out lines for your SOTU in January, something like "The era of big government is over."