“PARTIALLY responsible?” Please.
President Obama may go down in history as the leader who’s commanding-in-chief style could best be summed in this one word: hubris.
He’s not one who habitually turns inward to look for faults and blame, in other words. In fact, it wasn’t until the fifth or sixth year of his two terms of presidency before Obama even stopped blaming the previous administration, George W. Bush, for the sluggish economy.
Therefore, it’s no big shock when he passes the buck or makes excuses or downplays negative situations. It’s just what he does. Hence, it proves just how far the Democratic Party has fallen in recent months that the current egotistical president can actually accept SOME blame for the fall.
As Obama told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in a recent interview, believe it or not, he actually accepted a piece of the blame for the big losses suffered by Democrats in the recent elections.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
“Stephanopoulos said that Democrats have lost about 1,000 combined seats in Congress, governorships, and state legislatures during Obama’s tenure and asked the president if some of the blame lay with him. Obama accepted some blame.”
But wait. In the same breath that Obama accepted some blame, he turned around and blamed something else.
His full statement was this, as the Free Beacon noted: “I take some responsibility for that,” Obama said. “I think that some of it was circumstances.”
The first part? Surprising humility. The second part? Hubris.
He then suggested what Democrats needed to do was “rebuild” from the ground up. Really, Mr. President? The fact is, the Democrats have been rebuilding for the last eight years under Obama. They’ve been rapidly pulling the entire party far-left, toward the progressive side of politics. This isn’t a secret.
Obama opened borders, pressed through gay marriage, demanded a radical environmental agenda, penned and phoned in executive order after executive order as a means of bypassing Congress and imposing his personal will – basically, the elections were a rejection of all-things-Obama. Get it through your head, Mr. Obama.
The losses from November, from the White House to the states, were blatant, blunt voter responses to the far-left vision that’s been shoved into America’s lap for year after year. And that’s entirely the White House’s blame.
Source: Washington Free Beacon