Blame Isn't a Platform


Blame is Not a Platform


One of the core tenants of the Obama Administration’s 2012 platform is that Obama and Biden inherited a messy economy.


Time and again, the American people are told that the reason things haven’t gotten better is because the Obama administration inherited such a disaster that it was impossibly to fix it quickly.


This attempt to shift the blame elsewhere is not only immature, it isn’t constructive in anyway. In fact, it reveals in stark contrast just how the Obama administration views the world.


First off, Obama and Biden ran for the job of managing the US economy in 2008. This is literally the JOB they APPLIED FOR. No one forced them to do it.


By whining about how bad it was when they GOT the job, they’re effectively implying that they would only want to be in charge if things were good.


This is leadership?


On top of this, by blaming someone else for state of the US economy in 2009, the Obama administration reveals point blank that it surrounded itself with people who didn’t foresee the Crisis coming.


The fact of the matter is that quite a few economists and analysts foresaw the 2008 debacle as far back as the very beginning of 2008. If the Obama administration chose to surround themselves with those that didn’t, that speaks to administration’s inability to gauge its advisors appropriately.


Indeed, lest anyone forget, it was Obama who RE-appointed Ben Bernanke as Fed Chairman despite the clear evidence that Bernanke FAILED to see the Crisis coming and gave TRILLIONS of Dollars of taxpayer money away to the banks.


Obama did this. Not Bush, not anyone else. Obama. End of story.


Thus we see the Obama administration's underlying beliefs regarding personal responsibility and leadership. It is:


  1. Unable to gauge quality advisors who not only foresee trouble but have actual solutions on how to deal with problems as they arise.
  2. Only wanting to take responsibility for good things/ unable to admit mistakes/ unable to be leaders who accept the job they ran for.


Real leaders don’t WHINE about their jobs. They don’t blame others for their mistakes. And they surround themselves with quality advisors to help them in making decisions.

Blame is not a platform. Blame is not leadership. Blame doesn’t create jobs. And it certainly doesn’t improve anyone’s quality of life.


End of story.


Graham Summers