Friday, June 11, 2010

The Blame Game

This is a favorite gambit of my conservative critics at DetNews. Everytime I post something that points out the Bush administration caused a problem, they ask me this same thing.
Asked if there was a statute of limitations on blaming Bush, Pelosi said: "Well, it runs out when the problems go away.
Of course, the same people who demand that Obama must inherit the blame along with the problems, because he's been in office for 18 months, are the ones who trot out Clinton and Carter at every opportunity to "prove" Bush wasn't really to blame for anything.

There's really no way to get through to these people, but that doesn't excuse the media for adopting this vapid narrative. There's no time limit on blame. It belongs to whoever caused the problem. Blaming Obama for the Bush administration's messes is like saying Mayor Bloomberg is to blame for 9/11 because it's been nine years and he hasn't filled in the big hole at Ground Zero yet.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Richard and Karin said...

Since Bush's tax cuts give us a massive deficit until 2020, I'd say we ought to blame him until at least then.

9:44:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

The best analogy I saw today was well, we still blame Hitler for that war don't we?

10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Ruth said...

Wingnuts going on about the AIG bailout are the funniest. It was all their own doing.

7:07:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

They're still protesting that around here. Just had a little demo a few days ago in the bigger city not far from here. Only about a dozen people, but one of them was running for some local office.

9:44:00 AM  

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