” President Obama did his best to shift his administration’s focus to the economy today during a speech at Illinois’ Knox College by blaming the anemic economy on Republicans and “phony scandals.”
As predicted, Obama gave America the same speech he’s been giving for five years, saying the country needs more infrastructure spending due to crumbling roads and bridges, that we must fight poverty, that CEOs are making too much money while the poor suffer etc. He even went so far as to tout “saving the auto industry” one week after Detroit filed for bankruptcy.
Funny, I’m not sure the IRS targeting American citizens (with the help of one of Obama’s political appointees) for political purposes or four dead Americans killed in Benghazi count as “phony” but hey, “what difference, at this point, does it make?” “
Tag Archive: Blame
” A story in the Washington Post yesterday about the Internal Revenue Service’s Cincinnati office, which does most of the agency’s nonprofit auditing, clearly contradicted earlier reports that the agency’s targeting of Tea Party groups was the result of rogue agents.
The Post story anonymously quoted a staffer in Cincinnati as saying they only operate on directives from headquarters:
As could be expected, the folks in the determinations unit on Main Street have had trouble concentrating this week. Number crunchers, whose work is nonpolitical, don’t necessarily enjoy the spotlight, especially when the media and the public assume they’re engaged in partisan villainy.”
- IRS In Cincinnati: “Everything Comes From The Top, There Has To Be A Directive” (patdollard.com)
- Cincinnati IRS Official Confirms “Everything Comes From the Top” (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Anonymous Cincinnati IRS official: “Everything comes from the top.” (rubinoworld.com)
” President Obama has gone all-in trying to get Republicans to blink and serve up another round of tax increases in lieu of the looming spending sequester. Eschewing talks with Congress or any pretense of leadership, he is instead flying around the country burning $180,000 an hour on Air Force One laying out a parade of horribles that will descend upon us if the growth of federal spending were reduced by one iota.
Why is he doing this? Because the mainstream media are lapping it up. Poisoned meat coming to grocery shelves near you! Air traffic grinds to a screeching halt! Fires, murder, and mayhem in the streets as first responders are laid off! No visits to the Washington Monument! OK, it all makes for good copy.
Well, Jay, explain this to me: The most imperial president in American history, a man who boasts that he will rule by Executive Action if Congress refuses to pass legislation he favors, can’t figure out how to direct spending cuts in a way that does the least harm to the American people?”
See companion story : After The Sequester, Bring On The Blame Game
” Just as every newsworthy weather event these days is blamed on global warming, every negative economic report between now and the 2014 midterm elections will be blamed on obstructionist Republicans, their ill-advised sequester, and their determination to ruin an otherwise recovering economy just to make Obama look bad. The only way to fix it? Hand total control of all three branches of government to the party that really knows how to party.”
- Obama Wants to Stop Blame Game, but Blames GOP for Sequester (rollcall.com)
- WH not “hopeful” sequester will be averted (cbsnews.com)
- OBAMA: The Sequester Is A ‘Pretty Bad Name,’ But Its Effects Are Going To Be Even Worse (businessinsider.com)
- Two Questions for Obama, Before the Sequester Hits (thecollegeconservative.com)
- Obama Caught Lying about Sequester (nationalreview.com)
- Even With Sequester, Spending Keeps Growing (realclearpolitics.com)
” It has been five days since the election. It has been five days since Mitt Romney lost and the establishment started its narrative. It is also starting to push the Republican Party and conservatives down a path that will result in another defeat in 2016, if we let them.
What are they doing and how do we stop them?
The establishment has hit the ground running trying to pin the blame for the defeat of Mitt Romney and the disastrous Senate races on the Tea Party and on conservatism.
Peggy Noonan, the Doyenne of RINOs, made the talk show circuit again to explain that once again, all of the problems in the world and the Republican Party are conservatives’ fault. “
- Eric Ericson’s Big (Deserved) “I Told You So” on His Predictions Last Year About Mitt Romney (themoderatevoice.com)
- Mitt Romney lost because hardline Republicans betrayed him | Simon Tisdall (guardian.co.uk)
- Chris Wallace Dismisses Peggy Noonan, David Frum As ‘New York City’s Idea Of Conservatives’ (mediaite.com)
- Peggy Noonan Claims Republicans Privately Thanked Her For Slamming The Romney Campaign (mediaite.com)
Professor Hanson lays it out …
” We have had ambassadors murdered abroad before, but we have never seen anything quite like the tragic fate of Chris Stevens. Amid all the controversy over
Libya, we have lost sight of the human —and often horrific — story of Benghazi: a U.S. ambassador attacked, cut off and killed alone, after being abused by frenzied terrorists, and a second member of the embassy staff murdered, as two American
private citizens rushed to the rescue, heroically warding off Islamist hit teams, until they were overwhelmed and also killed.
Seven weeks after the tragedy in Benghazi, new government narratives just keep appearing, as various branches of government point the finger at one another. Now the president insists that “the
minute” he “found out what was going on” he gave “very clear directives” to “make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to.” The
secretary of defense argues that he knew too little to send in military forces to save the post. Meanwhile, we are hearing from other sources that the beleaguered compound in extremis was denied help on three separate occasions, and there are still more contradictory accounts.
When the government systematically misleads and cannot establish a believable narrative, almost everyone involved is
eventually tarred. The final chart of those officials in the Nixon White House who were devoured by Watergate was vast — and so
it is becoming with the disaster in Libya. If we have learned anything from Watergate and Iran-Contra, it is that the longer officials deceive and obfuscate, the greater the number of wrecked careers and
” My guess is no, they wouldn’t dare, but the Daily Caller and Tom Maguire make a fair point. In the span of about 18 hours, we’ve had Biden and Carney each insist that blame for Benghazi’s security failures lies outside the White House. It’s State that’s responsible for protecting U.S. diplomats in the field, which means if the buck doesn’t stop with Obama here, then it must stop with you-know-who. Normally that wouldn’t be a problem, as cabinet members are expected to take the heat for the president when something goes badly wrong. But in this case you-know-who has her eye on running in 2016 — possibly against (heh) Biden himself — and surely doesn’t want Benghazi staining the foreign policy credentials she’s worked hard to build.
Throw Bill Clinton, official Obama campaign surrogate, into the mix and we’ve got the makings of a nuclear clusterfark of ego, ass-covering, presidential ambition, and Clintonian drama. Edward Klein says the chain reaction is already in motion: “
New York Sun on the usual blame bandwagon that follows evilness in America and the average citizen’s higher sense of reason .
” Details of this crime were still coming over the wires when statements and editorials started calling for the weakening of the Bill of Rights. Some want to impose new ratings codes, or worse, to deal with Hollywood’s penchant for violence and gore. Others are blaming the violence on the separation of church and state that has permitted the rise of a strong streak of secularism in America. Still others are reacting to the killings at Aurora with calls to weaken the Second Amendment, which protects the right to keep and bear arms. Mayor Bloomberg and the Times jumped right in on this. The Daily News actually asserted that, because President Obama and Governor Romney have shown some deference to the Second Amendment, they were standing at the killer’s side “as he sprayed bullets and buckshot into a crowded movie theater”
“I am sure you noticed that President Obama complains a lot. “
“Let’s be frank: He’s a whiner. ”
” Whining, as defined by expert —
the therapists, spouses, co-
workers and others who have to
listen to it — is chronic
complaining, a pattern of negative
communication. It brings down
the mood of everyone within
earshot. It can hold whiners back
at work and keep them stuck in a
problem, rather than working to
identify a solution. It can be toxic
to relationships. ”
Sound like anyone you know ?