Arianna Huffington: “...the truth is, that right now we have precisely the regulatory system that the Bush-Cheney administration wanted. Full of loopholes, full of cronies and lobbyists filling the very agencies they're supposed to be overseeing the industry.” ummmmm, Arianna, all the people in the Environmental agencies are Obama people, all the regulators are Obama people, 'cause Obama fired all the Bush people. More Huff: "It is absolutely a thousand percent Bush-Cheney's fault."
On the CBS Evening News: Bush was the reason the Gore's split up.
Attkisson: “...it's been ten years since that oddly public passionate kiss at the Democratic convention. That was followed by Gore winning the popular vote for President but losing the electoral vote. Family friend Sally Quinn says that may have done the marriage irreparable harm.”
Quinn: “He obviously suffered a lot and still is suffering. He'll never get over that and neither will she.”
See if Bush had not stolen the election, they would still be together!
The flotilla/blockade issue with Israel. It's Bush's fault. CNN's Fareed Zakaria, and editor of Newsweek International: "Turkey was also playing a new and potentially dangerous game here," Zakaria said. "Despite being physically and historically connected to Europe, Turkey is increasingly playing a role that distances itself from those roots. Once a strong U.S. ally, a founding member of NATO, Turkey now often looks more like a troublemaker than a friend." The reason this happened? "The United States for its part did not handle Turkish relations well, especially under the previous administration," Zakaria said. "The Bush team treated Turkey with the usual mixture of arrogance and high-handedness and then was outraged when the Turkish parliament refused to go along with its war plans in Iraq. Then they repeatedly snubbed Turkey over the next few years."
The 10% unemployment rate is Bush's fault. After 16 months? Didn't Obama say he could do a better job? If his policies are better, wouldn't last month's employment numbers show better that a 21,000 job increase in the private sector? After 16 months?
The economic mess. Bush did the TARP and Obama signed off on it. Endorsed it enthusiastically. (Conservatives were against it.) Then the Stimulus package by Obama, followed by a bailout package by Obama. It's Bush's fault though.
What are the Dems' primary strategy for this fall's election? Blame everything on Bush. I'm serious. The memos and talking points are already coming out of the Dem war room.
Count on too, when the Bush tax cuts expire, and we hit a double dip recession as a result, the Dems will blame Bush. 'If Bush hadn't of had those nasty tax cuts in the first place, we wouldn't have had to let them expire causing this second recessionary dip.'
I've written since February, when Obama started the Bush blame game, that it showed a lack of maturity and leadership. A real leader never says anything about his predecessor. A mature person never blames others for his situation. He just figures out where to go from where he is. Obama doesn't have the managerial skills, life experience, crisis management skills or experience, and certainly not the maturity to do the job.
The Tao te Ching notes two kinds of leaders. One is detailed, hands on, involved in everything. The other kind, knows his weaknesses, but knows who to place around him to handle details. Obama isn't knowledgeable or experienced enough for the first. Applying the second, he's surrounded himself with people like himself...academics with no experience of anything. Obama hasn't shown himself to be either kind of leader.
But, I guess that's Bush's fault.