Obama spent the first two years of his presidency blaming George W. Bush for every and all problems. Now that we’re at the end of the third Obama year, blaming George is no longer a credible excuse. So Skippy has found a new scapegoat — the American people!
Dave Urbanski writes for The Blaze, Nov. 13, 2011:
For the third time in as many months, Obama chided the United States for lack of effort in the competition for business. At the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings in Honolulu Saturday, the president said the U.S. has been “lazy” about attracting new investments to its shores:
“But we’ve been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted — well, people will want to come here and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America.”
In October, the president told donors in San Francisco that Americans “have lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam and unleashed all the potential in this country.”
Obama noted in September that the U.S. had “gotten a little soft’’ when it comes to competing in international markets.
This is the same Obama who isn’t exactly the model of a hard worker, having gone golfing 87 times in less than three years.
The same Obama whom the New York Post describes as having “workdays…[that] end early, often at 4 p.m.”, and who spends his free time conducting vanity searches of himself on the Internet.
The same Obama who has the final vote on, but is delaying approval of the TransCanada Co.’s construction of the $13 billion Keystone XL pipeline because of politics.
The pipeline could produce almost half a million gallons of crude oil a day and generate 20,000 direct jobs and a half-million indirect jobs, as well as injecting hundreds of millions of dollars into local communities. But Democrats, environmental groups, and Hollywood activists have targeted the project during three years of environmental reviews and legislative delays, despite being deemed environmentally sound.
For narcissists, it’s never their fault when things go wrong. Obama blames everyone but himself.
President Harry Truman had a sign on his desk which says: “The buck stops here.” This was meant to indicate that he didn’t ‘pass the buck‘ to anyone else but accepted personal responsibility for the way the country was governed.
Obama’s motto is: “The buck stops there.”