Skip to comments.It's Not Obama's Fault
Posted on 05/09/2012 6:25:21 AM PDT by Kaslin
For a campaign that has been up-and-running since just about January 21, 2009, the Obama crowd did not have a good "official" first week.
Last weekend, Barack Obama officially launched his campaign for re-election at a rally on the campus of Ohio State University. A couple of things were wrong with the event. About 14,000 people showed up, but the arena holds many more and the traveling press made much of the empty seats.
That's not Obama's fault. It's the fault of the advance team and the campaign, but there you are.
During his remarks, Obama lashed out at Republicans in Congress for refusing to provide infrastructure funds including funds for a bridge connecting Ohio to Kentucky in Cincinnati (homes to Speaker John Boehner and Senate Republican Leader respectively).
He told the crowd that people had to drive an hour-and-a-half out of their way just to get to work.
According to the Washington Post's Fact Checker all of that is true except for:
-- The bridge over the Ohio River in Cincinnati has never been closed.
-- The bridge over the Ohio River in Cincinnati has bipartisan support to repair it.
-- The project to repair the bridge over the Ohio River in Cincinnati isn't slated to begin until 2015.
-- The bridge he was talking about connects Indiana to Kentucky.
-- The bridge connecting Indiana to Kentucky has been repaired and is open to traffic.
Ok. That's not Obama's fault. It's the fault of the speech writers, but there you are.
On Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden appeared on Meet the Press and got way off message on gay marriage when he said:
"I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual - men and women marrying - are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don't see much of a distinction beyond that."
Thing is, according to Yahoo! News, "the president has stopped short of endorsing gay marriage, instead articulating that his views are 'evolving.'"
Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, jumped in on the issue by announcing his support for gay marriage, but it is not clear why he thought he needed to do that.
Neither of these are Obama's fault. It's the fault of his Vice President who runs off at the mouth so often the White House staff has taken to calling them "Joe Bombs," but there you are.
Jeff Greenfield who has been observing and analyzing American Politics for about as long as I have wrote a blistering piece detailing four events of Obama's first week including the empty seats and Joe Biden.
But he added the fact that the "April unemployment rate for workers under 25 was 16.4 percent and as many as half of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed."
As young voters are a huge piece of the coalition that carried Obama to victory in 2008, anything that dampens their enthusiasm - not being able to find a job would be an example - will likely suppress their vote totals in November.
That's not Obama's fault. That's the fault of George W. Bush and Herbert Hoover, but there you are.
Finally, MullPal and sometimes backdoor neighbor James Carville, on the CNN.com site, wrote:
"Democratic fundraisers, activists, supporters, and even politicians alike have somehow collectively lapsed into the sentiment that the president is going to be reelected and that we have a good shot to take the House back while holding the Senate."
Then he wrote:
"What are you smoking? What are you drinking? What are you snorting or just what in the hell are you thinking?"
James correctly points out that the RealClearPolitics average of national polls has Obama leading Romney "by three-tenths of one percent."
As of last night that had dropped by A THIRD to .2 percent.
That's not Obama's fault. As we saw over the weekend in Europe there is a significant "throw the rascals out" mentality in Europe much as there was in the U.S. less than two years ago in the mid-term elections of 2010.
But, there you are.
It's the fault of the voters in 2008.
I think James Carville has been reading too much Dr. Seuss.
Nothing is ever Obama’s fault.
Remember he inherited the worst situation since the Great Depression. He has had to deal with unprecedented problems in our country. Etc. etc. etc.
Why isn’t anything ever Obama’s fault? Because the lap dog media doesn’t go after him?
Are any of the severe economic problems we face, or crises overseas, in any way, Obama’s responsibility?
How do you rail against the system and all that, when you are “the man”?
It’s never obama’s fault because 90% of the people who voted for him did so because they worship him. In their eyes he is a god and can do no wrong. They would hang Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz if either of them ever reported anything negative about their messiah. Those who worship him are brain dead. There’s a TV series about them. It’s called WALKING DEAD. Only a headshot will bring one down.
“It’s Not Obama’s Fault”
It’s the fault of George Bush and all those gun-loving, bible-thumping, knuckle-dragging, Christian morons in flyover country.
I told my wife that the “walkers” represent all that is wrong with America and yes, to those who have open eyes to see what is really going on the walkers are a perfect metaphor for the brain dead fools who voted for Obama and still support him.
When you reach the understanding that Obama is only the puppet then of course he is not to blame. Alas until we can identify with certainty who the master is, I think it’s Soros, Obama has to take credit for the failures.