Not-so-bold prediction time: In four years they will still be blaming Bush.

Via Washington Examiner:

Even as President Obama prepares to open his second term, the White House on Thursday was still blaming his predecessor, Republican President George W. Bush, for the nation’s economic woes, including its soaring debt.

“When this president was sworn into office, he was handed a deficit of over a trillion dollars,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney. “Republicans were in control of Congress for much of the time that President George W. Bush was in office, and they didn’t do a great job of controlling spending.”

Obama won re-election last month despite his inability to rein in economic problems during his first term — in part, because he was able to convince voters that Bush was to blame for the dismal state of the economy and that his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, would continue Bush’s policies, exit polls showed.