Skip to comments.President Bart Simpson
Posted on 08/16/2011 5:00:27 PM PDT by Sudetenland
Never before in our nation's history have we had a President less likely, or less willing, to take responsibility for his failures. Unlike President Truman, who famously had a sign on his desk that read, "The Buck Stops Here," President Obama avoids responsibility like the plague.
It can be seen in his handling of the Democrat written, Democrat passed, economy destroying health care initiative--to which he contributed little, but rhetoric and which he allowed his Democrat allies in Congress to write, it can be seen in his Libyan War-that is not war--the planning of which and the decision for which, he deferred to our NATO allies, jumping on board after they had made the decision, and it was readily apparent in his record as a member of the Illinois Senate where he voted "Present" more often than he voted "yea," or "nea" on any issue (though he did manage to vote "yea" on the killing of a baby that survives a failed abortion).
That is the Obama model of "leadership." In military circles it is called "leading from behind," with the sort of derision is deserves. Obama is to leadership what Marx was to individual liberty (that's Karl Marx, not Groucho Marx).
For the first two years of his administration, President Obama blamed everything--and I do mean everything on former President Bush; running up the national debt at a record rate--blame Bush, continued high and then record unemployment--blame Bush, a failing economy--blame Bush, the BP oil spill--blame Bush (no seriously, he blamed Bush; I'm not kidding you), the Obama blames Bush meme has gone on so long that it has even begun to wear thin with the MSM that has been among his strongest and most ardent supporters.
When he wasn't blaming former President Bush, he was seeking some other scapegoat. Whether it was "big oil," "big Pharma," the banking industry (among whom are some of his most ardent supporters and enablers), the tea-party and their unwillingness to allow him to raise taxes, global climate change deniers (like it's their fault he was gullible enough to have bought into a badly researched mythology created by faux science and power hungry politicians), or "messy democracy;" with Obama, it's always somebody else's fault.
Lately, when confronted with the (still worsening) declining economy, Obama has variously blamed the European economic difficulties, the Japanese earthquake, and the so-called "Arab Spring," (which he has variously, ignored, sought to take credit for, and exacerbated with military action).
Obama's failures . . . and they are legion . . . are never his fault. This is typical of behavior one expects from a man suffering from a narcissistic personality disorder. His posture, his demeanor, his rhetoric, his persecution complex, and his inability to accept responsibility for his failures all provide evidence of his narcissism.
This severe character flaw is disturbing not only because it leads him to believe in his own infallibility, but dangerous, because it makes him unable to learn from his mistakes. How can one learn from his mistakes if he is incapable of making them?
Other indicators of his mental disorder can be seen in his lack of empathy for the very people who elected him. When confronted with the fact that his trillion dollar stimulus package failed to generate jobs in significant numbers, he joked that "I guess those shovel-ready jobs weren't so 'shovel ready.'" It is this inability to connect on an emotional level with people that enabled him to support that legislation to allow abortion survivors to die, to him their lives were inconsequential to his personal aspirations.
This is a President who mocks the unemployed, has shown utter contempt for the truth, has ridiculed our Constitution and those who seek to impose it's restrictions on government, and has shown absolutely no capacity for leadership beyond empty rhetoric.
His statements are more reminiscent of Bart Simpson than of Franklin Roosevelt (to whom the press and his supporters like to compare him). "I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, there's no way you can prove anything!" may be funny coming from a cartoon character, but it is profoundly disturbing when it comes out of the mouth of the President of the most powerful nation on Earth.
President Obama is the ultimate layer of blame, he is the consummate avoider of responsibility, he is the antithesis of President Truman (and of every other President in history). One might call him "The Blamer in Chief."
On his desk one might expect to find a sign that reads: "The Buck Stops Anywhere but Here."
One might call him, President Bart Simpson.
Reporter: "Mr. President, how do you explain the historically high unemployment figures given that you have spent so much tax-payer money on a stimulus bill intended to create jobs?"Yeah, that sounds about right.
President Bart Simpson: "I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, there's no way you can prove anything!"
Long Live Our American Republic!!!
The comparison is unfair to Bart Simpson.
Obama has to be the absolute worst leader we have ever had. He simply REFUSES to lead. It disgusts the right and makes the left stay awake at night wondering why their messiah hasn’t saved the entire world.
waste and debt and D’oh !
Will, did you miss the Clinton and Carter administrations? Not that Obama is any more likely to admit responsibility for his failures or even that they were failures than the other two losers, but he isn't any less likely to, either. To hear any of the three tell it, they never made a mistake.
More like Butthead of Beavis and Butthead fame.
Butthead: “it was like, other kids, or something.”
Butthead “That was, uh, other kids, or something”
Well then, Bart, I’m sorry and if that’s not enough, I apologize too. :)
Lisa would be more like it. A liberal Nag.
You may be right, I’m even less familiar with B&B than I am with the Simpsons. Huh-huh-huh-huh. Heh-heh-heh-heh.
Dunno. I’ve seen Clinton and Barry on the same podium and Bill was kind of, sort of leading while Soetoro was being called by his mom or something and leaving.
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