Bush, Obama, Iraq, and The Blame Game

Bush, Obama, Iraq, and The Blame Game

Like all of us, I have watched the television talking heads and have been reading the liberal blogging pundits, Facebook philosophers, and those brave Twitter hashtag warriors worry and fret about Obama (as well as their ruinous progressive ideas going up in smoke) and continue to blame Bush.  For everything and anything bad that happens during THIS Presidency, all 5 years and 148 days of a reign of arrogance, ineptness, and blatant corruption.

It’s disingenuous and pitiful, but of course it’s completely in keeping with their modus operanti when covering for the massive avalanche of Obama scandals and screw ups that have happened on his watch.

The disaster that has come about in Iraq is Obama’s responsibility.  Period.  Regardless of what you think of what George W. Bush did when he was President, he is gone, and this country voted for Obama twice because they wanted “change”.  You can watch and read everything you could possibly want to know about every pundit’s views on Iraq and what happened, is happening, and what will happen, and still, Obama is the one in charge, the one responsible, the one with the big desk where the buck stops.

And I’m sure that’s not how “The One” wanted it to go.

How is this possible?  Didn’t Obama promise a golden age where the oceans would cease to rise?  Isn’t this the man who spent over a billion dollars to become President, promising “Hope and Change”?  Obama has been President for over 5 years and the White House, the media, and the brain trust occupying Twitter are still talking about what Bush should or shouldn’t have done? Evidently we are to just forget he’s President.   Obama winning the Presidency…twice…does not diminish the craving of the left to place blame on anyone other than their Messiah.  Any difficult Presidential challenge is just not his fault or responsibility.  Ever.  Even if his bone-headed actions directly and negatively affect the security of this country.  And by the way, you’re a racist. Didn’t he campaign relentlessly for this job and all it entailed?  Didn’t he win on his promises to fix all the injustice that Bush supposedly heaped on this country?  Or was Obama just interested in the perks?

obama golfing

Please review the following and tell me how any of these broken campaign promises and outright lies are anyone’s fault but “The One’s”:

“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan.  Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”

“My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.”

“We agree on reforms that will finally reduce the costs of health care. Families will save on their premiums…”

“I don’t want to pit Red America against Blue America. I want to be the president
 of the United States of America.”

“We’ve got shovel-ready projects all across the country that governors and mayors are pleading to fund. And the minute we can get those investments to the state level, jobs are going to be created”

“I will sign a universal health-care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year.”

“We reject the use of national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime.”

“For people with insurance, the only impact of the health-care law is that their insurance is stronger, better, and more secure than it was before. Full stop. That’s it. They don’t have to worry about anything else.”

“We will close the detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, the location of so many of the worst constitutional abuses in recent years.”

“We will revisit the Patriot Act and overturn unconstitutional executive decisions issued during the past eight years.”

“We reject sweeping claims of ‘inherent’ presidential power.”

“We support constitutional protections and judicial oversight on any surveillance program involving Americans.”

“Today I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office. This will not be easy. It will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges we’ve long neglected. But I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay – and that means taking responsibility right now, in this administration, for getting our spending under control.” 

“I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will execute the office of president of the United States faithfully, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the United States.”

Big talk for a small man.  And I didn’t even touch on all the scandals that Obama, all by himself, with no help from Bush, brought into his Presidency and onto the shoulders of Americans.

Personal responsibility is a term that is subjective in the Obama administration and accountability is an abstraction that is cherry-picked to death until there is nothing left but blame, excuses, and lies.   If we’ve learned nothing else during Obama’s failed stint as a two-term President and the so-called leader of the free world, it is that he is responsible for nothing if it doesn’t further his own well-being and progressive agenda.

We’ve come a long way from George Washington fessing up about a chopping down a cherry tree to the current President who golfs around responsibility and flat out lies to the American citizenry.  As Oscar Wilde said:  “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you place the blame”.

Obama must love that quote.

I, like a growing majority of Americans, long for a man or woman who can lead with integrity, honesty, and most of all, a love and respect for our country and our military.  I pray for a leader that respects and follows the laws of the Constitution.  And, for crisssakes, acts like a real man (or a real woman), not a petulant insulated spoiled special snowflake.

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”  – John F. Kennedy

Obama must hate that quote.

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  • VALman says:

    Life is much like a relay race. When the baton is passed to you, it matters very much how you! run the race. I have seen some individual runners, whose teaming was losing, run very courageous races. On the other hand, I’ve seen some individual runner, whose team was winning, run some very unsportsmanlike races. And, it matters very much how you hand-off the baton, no matter how it was handed to you.

    That’s quite a list of promises, some of which I had forgotten. Of course, it’s just not the Executive that has to accept responsibility. The Legislative and Judicial need to do some soul-searching, as well.

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