President Obama: The Buck Stops… Somewhere Else (Part 498)
Today, President Obama has been in office for 499 days. However his passion for blaming other people has never wavered:
(President Obama) attacked what he said was a Republican philosophy in the past decade that had “gutted regulations and put industry insiders in charge of industry oversight.”
Typically, Mr. Obama confines his most partisan attacks to Democratic fund-raisers. At one such event last week, he said Republicans were like a teenager who had driven the family car into a ditch and were now demanding the car keys back.
Mr. Obama said Republicans hold a “sincere and fundamental belief” that government “has little or no role to play in helping this nation meet our collective challenges.” The administration of President George W. Bush believed that “if you’re a Wall Street bank or an insurance company or an oil company, you pretty much get to play by your own rules, regardless of the consequences for everybody else,” Mr. Obama said.
Words fail me. I honestly don’t know where to start. However I will try. As we learned in this video, it was Democrats, not Republicans, who fought regulations that might have stop this economic crisis we are in right now:
Obama is correct in one respect, we let Big Government Republicans run this country into the ground. We left some of those people incharge for way too long. Those so-called “Republicans” could have gotten the reforms through, if they really wanted to get it through. Instead they were scared by the Democrats crying foul to the poor.
Real Republicans (both Moderates and Conservatives) believe government is often the problem, not the solution. As an analogy, I like to think of the relationship between government and the private sector like the NFL and their Franchises. You have the Commission (Government), who set/enforce rules and takes care of all league wide business. The Franchises (Private Sector) hires the players and play the games. The referees do not play the game for the players. The government, in similar fashion, shouldn’t be in the business of playing the game. They should be there to make sure everyone plays a fair and enjoyable game. That is the role of government.
Passing the buck, has become Obama’s signature move. Say what you will about Bush, I honestly don’t remember him blaming Clinton for 9/11. Bush was all about looking forward and not attacking the past. Granted he made mistakes and was a Big Government Republican, but he owned them and got things done. At the same time, Obama has promise too much government responsibility. He’s set the bar way too high and it’s now almost impossible for him to live up to the promise he made. Take for example this oil spill. Instead of telling the truth that this disaster might take time to stop and clean-up, Obama made it sound that the problem will be solved tomorrow. We have waited with baited breath for forty-five days and every failed plan is now just as big of a disaster for Obama as when the rig blew-up.
Tomorrow will be his 500th day in office. Sooner or later the piper will come for his due. The buck will stop at Obama whether he likes it or not, however it will hurt him in the polls instead of help him.