The blame game
By Lisa Fabrizio
Regardless of what you may read in the papers or see on TV, these are not the best of days for Barack Obama and his administration; double digit unemployment, nuclear tensions emanating from our ever-worsening relationship with Iran and most distressingly for his friends on the left, a bleak outlook in the mid-term elections. Yes, the gales of November would seem to augur bad times for the president and his party. Signs have pointed to this for some time, but the surest indication is the use of the term, 'anti-incumbent', which is flowing like water from the mouths of the liberal punditry. When the excuses are prepared six months in advance, you know it'll be brutal.
Now the reason for this is surely the nation's distaste for the left-of-center agenda Obama and the Democratic congress have foisted upon us, but another factor just has to be some measure of the public's growing dislike of the president's persistent habit of lecturing. This man possesses an almost psychotic need to scold all those who don't comport themselves in the ways to which he thinks they should become accustomed.
Now some might say that his prior career as a political activist has not supplied him with the necessary credentials to preach to any and all segments of the private sector, and they would be correct. They might also opine--as did Robert Duval's character to John Wayne in True Grit when he said, “That's pretty bold talk from a one-eyed fat man.”--that our president may be ill-equipped for his current duties. But none of this seems to deter our Commander-In-Chief from hectoring the likes of coalmine owners, the insurance industry, Big Oil, Wall Street, banks, pharmaceutical companies and any other capitalistic pigs he thinks have made “enough money,” and are thereby at fault for all his problems.
But his pedantic concern does not stop at haranguing only those entities which might actually create jobs for those unlucky enough not to bathe in the wealth of municipal unionhood, where too much money is never enough. He has also seen fit to reprimand sovereign states who do not live up to the high standards apparently enjoyed by his own home state of Illinois. He has criticized Texas for not taking federal cash, Virginia for not properly chastising herself for slavery and of course, Arizona for daring to protect her own borders. Also on his list for public chiding are the Supreme Court of the United States and the ever popular “anti-government zealots.” When it comes to the Blame Game, this man surely has no equal.
Come on everybody,
And so I just focus in like a laser beam and I let the accusations flow;
But if conditions aren't enough to inflame,
Okay? Now say 'banks'!
Everybody try Bush!
The Blame Game!