Thursday, January 28, 2010

McCain: "Blame it on Bush"



McCain may call this "Blame it on Bush", as he clearly does here, but this was the bit of Obama's SOTU that I enjoyed the most.

He is simply stating facts and reminding us of the awful situation he inherited. The Republicans should hang their heads in shame at the state President Bush left the United States in, but they appear, to me, keener to place the blame at Obama's door than they are about seriously trying to help find a way out of this hole.

Obama is right to blame it on Bush, for he inherited the mess which Bush (and people like John McCain) left behind. And it appears to me, a mere year after Obama was elected, that too many Americans are forgetting that fact.

I am sure the Republicans hate the fact that Obama keeps reminding them of the manifest failures of the last administration, but for the party that continually talks of personal responsibility, it's long overdue that they actually took some.

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email.macuser said...

If Obama wants to keep blaming Bush, fine. There comes a point, though, when Obama's "eloquence" starts to turn voters off. If you really believe that Obama's rhetoric is the greatest thing since sliced bread, just look at his declining approval ratings and the recent Massachusetts election results. It's pretty clear that the country is experiencing buyer's remorse. Look for a major shift in power later this year.

merlallen said...

every wingnut I know is still blaming fucking Jimmy Carter for our problems.

merlallen said...

the MA election results mean absolutely nothing for the rest of the country. How about the OR results? Does the entire country want higher taxes?

Kel said...

If Obama wants to keep blaming Bush, fine. There comes a point, though, when Obama's "eloquence" starts to turn voters off.

I'd love you to tell me what part of what he stated is untrue. He did inherit a horrendous deficit problem brought about by Bush fighting two wars whilst simultaneously enacting tax cuts for the richest members of society.

That's not open to debate. Those are simply facts.

If you really believe that Obama's rhetoric is the greatest thing since sliced bread, just look at his declining approval ratings and the recent Massachusetts election results.

I supported the guy and I feel discontent, but my discontent is because he is not delivering what he promised on issues such as healthcare.

And polls suggest that the electorate feels the same.