Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Blame Game

When will it ever end or maybe the better question is, will it ever end?  I am talking about the incessant manner in which the Obama Administration and the Democrats blame everything on "the failed policies of the last eight years."  Because last time I looked, the Democrats have been in control of the congress since 2006 and for the better part of the last century.  Furthermore, Obama has been in office 11 months.  I saw Barack Obama TODAY blame the problems in Afghanistan on "the failed polices of the last eight years."  Let us not forget that Obama himself announced his new Afghanistan policy in March of this year.  After failing to implement the recommendations of his own Generals, he blames someone else.

Today, I saw a Democratic strategist deflect Stu Varney's point blank question on whether it was "American" to tax ANY citizen at the 50% level, which we are rapidly approaching.  The strategist blamed "the failed policies of the last eight years." on their punitive tax plans. It is unbelievable! If I was a psychologist, I am sure there is some type of mental illness that never takes responsibility for its own actions and failures.

I like sports analogies - can you imagine if your favorite team had several bad seasons and the Head Coach was fired.  The new coach campaigned heavily for the job and promised all sorts of miracles and a winning season just around the corner.  At this point in the season they are 0-11 and at every press conference the new coach announces the failures are the responsibility of the old coach.

What about from your kid - what if their teacher last year had been lousy, would you except their bad grades this year to be the sole responsibility of last year's teacher?

I run a branch for my company - that branch was managed by my predecessor for 8 years prior to my arrival.  There was a reason they chose me.  Not once in the year I took over have I blamed the direction of the branch on my predecessor, because its mine.  Whatever happens, its me.

I do not recall one instance, ever, where George W Bush blamed the Clinton Administration for hamstringing the intelligence community to such an extent that we suffered 9/11.  Never once did I hear that from George W Bush.  Say what you will about him, he at least had some class.

1 comment:

  1. Amen Sister Dolley. I've never been a huge supporter of George W. and he made his fair share of mistakes. But, I don't recall him ever blaming the Clinton administration for the nasty little recession he inherited coming into office in 2001. The same recession that was going on when the planes hit the World Trade Center. The same recession the Bush tax cuts pulled us out of. Historically speaking, every time we have cut tax rates in this country, the economy has responded by growing. Why do these foolish people refuse to see that these results always happen? Why are they so committed to the cause of socialism, Marxism etc? They think they can do it better than those that have tried before them. But, yet again I digress.

    You are right, take responsibility for your actions. Obama's response to the request for additional troops is months overdue. The majority of the TARP and stimulus funds have not been spent and now these supposed great intellectuals are going to raise our taxes. This blame it on Bush crap is a Red Herring meant to distract the average American from the abysmal failings of the Obama - Pelosi - Reid policies.

    Why do they do it? Because the American people are asleep at the wheel and when they hear the blame game played, they say "yes, those Bush policies were wrong..." As a Patriot,this entire thing really saddens me.

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