Blaming Bush not enough so Obama blames America
Having run out of excuses for the economic crisis his own policies have produced, President Obama has taken to blaming the American people. Has he no shame?At a San Francisco fundraiser this week, Obama told the assembled fat cats that: "We have lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge."Earlier this month, Obama complained that "we used to have the best stuff. Think about it: The world used to say 'Let's travel to America. Let's see the Golden Gate Bridge. Let's see the Hoover Dam. Let's see the amazing things that America built.'"And in September, he said the country "had gotten a little soft and, you know, we didn't have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades. We need to get back on track."Lost our ambition? Gone soft? Can't make the best stuff? For the president of the United States to talk like this is beneath reproach. Yet it's more or less par for the course for Obama, who constantly casts aspersions on the country's institutions, business leaders or any other convenient scapegoat when things don't go his way.
...I cannot think of any failure Obama has taken responsibility or ownership of. The buck never reaches his desk. This guy would never have made it through the first year leadership training at the military academies. This kind of excuse mongering is not tolerated by people who have to take responsibility for the lives of those they command in combat. It is not acceptable in a President either.