Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 years ago

If Obama has to blame Bush for the things that happened to the U.S. then he isn't a good president is he?

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  • 8 years ago
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    He's good at blaming. And good leaders don't blame. For those who deny that we have a blamer-in-chief:

    Obama Blames Arab Spring and Japan’s Earthquake on Struggling Economy and Job Situation, August 5th, 2011.

    Obama Blames Messy Democracy for His Failed Policies, August 3rd, 2011; remarks by the president at a DNC event.

    Obama Blames Congress for US Debt Mess; Obama news conference, June 29th, 2011.

    Obama Blames Republicans for Slow Pace on Immigration Reform, July 25th, 2011.

    Obama Blames Media for Lack of Compromise in Washington; remarks by Obama at a town hall meeting July 22nd, 2011.

    Obama Blames Technology for Struggling Economy; June 14th, 2011, NBC Today interview.

    Obama Blames Oil Spectators for High Oil Prices; April 19th, 2011, remarks by Obama at a town hall meeting.

    Obama Blames Reagan for America’s Out of Control Debt and Spending; remarks by President Obama April 13th, 2011, Federal News Service.

    Obama Blames Bush and Congress for Lack of Fiscal Discipline, April 13th, 2011; remarks by Obama, Federal News Service.

    Obama Blames Bush-Congress for Putting Off Tough Decisions, August 17th, 2010; remarks at a fundraiser for Patty Murray.

    Obama Blames Bush for Tax Cuts, Deficits; Obama town hall meeting on the economy in Racine, Wisconsin, June 30th, 2010.

    Obama Blames Bush for Deficits, June 8th, 2010; remarks by Obama at a second fundraising reception for Senator Barbara Boxer.

    Obama Blames GOP for Events that Led to Gulf Oil Spill; remarks by President Obama June 3rd, 2010, Federal News Service.

    Obama Blames Republicans for America Not Being Able to Solve Problems; remarks by President Obama June 3rd, 2010, Federal News Service.

    Obama Blames Corporations for Everybody’s Problems, June 3rd, 2010, Federal News Service. He said, “If you’re a Wall Street Journal bank or an insurance company or oil company, you pretty much get to play by your own rules regardless of the consequences for everybody else.”

    Obama Blames Bush for Overall Standing of American Economy, April 19th, 2010, at a fundraising reception for Senator Boxer.

    Obama Blames Bush, Congress for Deficits, February 1, 2010, delivering remarks on the budget.

    Obama Blames Bush for Regulatory Policies; January 17th, 2010, remarks by the president at an event with attorney general Martha Coakley in Massachusetts.

    Obama Blames Bush for Overall Standing of Economy and American Standing, April 19th of 2010. Obama delivering remarks at a fundraising reception for Senator Boxer and the DNC.

    Obama Blames Bush and Congress for Deficits, February 1st, 2010, in remarks delivered on the budget.

    Obama Blames Bush for Regulatory Policies, January 17th, 2010, remarks by the president at an event with Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley.

    Obama Blames Wall Street Fat Cats for Economic Disaster, December 13th, 2009, CBS News’ 60 Minutes.

    Obama Blames Bush for Overall Economy, September 27th, 2009, remarks by the president at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual dinner.

    Obama Blames Bush for Stifling Unions, September 7th, 2009; remarks by the president at the AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic.

    Obama Blames Bush for Prescription Drug Bill; remarks by the president, health insurance reform town hall, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August 11th, 2009.

    Obama Blames Bush for Jobs, July 22nd, 2009; news conferences by the president.

    Obama Blames Bush for Failure to Recognize Europe’s Leading Role in the World, April 3rd, 2009; remarks by President Obama at a Strasbourg [France] town hall, and in those remarks he said this: “So we must be honest with ourselves. In recent years we’ve allowed our alliance to drift. I know that there have been honest disagreements over policy, but we also know that there’s something more that has crept into our relationship.” “In America there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world, instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive of you.” That’s Barack Obama, speaking in Europe at Strasbourg, blaming Bush for a failure to recognize Europe’s leading role in the world, April 3rd, 2009.

    Obama Blames Bush for Deficits, February 23rd, 2009; Obama delivering opening remarks at fiscal responsibility summit.

    Candidate Obama Blames Fox News for his Elitist Label, New York Times, October 2008.

    Candidate Obama Blames Fox News for Likely Loss in Kentucky Primary, May 2008.

    Candidate Obama Blames Washington for High Gas Prices, April 25th, 2008; remarks of Senator Barack Obama, press availability on energy plan, 25 April 2008.

  • 8 years ago

    First off, Where has President Obama blamed Bush? Show me an article. You republicans listen to Fox News and right wing radio and are too lazy to get the facts.

    Secondly, I've heard more about Jimmy Carter, a President from about 40 years ago than the previous President that destroyed this country. Republicans cant make the rules.

  • 8 years ago

    Use this analogy: Let's say you have a sibling (sister or brother) who came before you were born---a sibling who keeps getting into stuff without permission and keeps being sneaky-mean, breaking things, stealing money from everyone in the household, picking fights for no reason with kids in the neighborhood who haven't done anything to your sibling, throwing temper tantrums if anyone tries to rein him or her in and set up some disciplinary rules, and being generally destructive, hanging with the bullies and being a bully as well, the people in your family's neighborhood and the kids, teachers, and principle in your school assume that your entire family is dysfunctional and that you will more than likely be just like your wayward sibling. You, on the other hand, try to fix things your sibling has broken or destroyed; you try to make friends with the kids your sibling has abused or bullied; you do your best to show others you are determined to be the absolute best person you can be to somehow make up for all the horrible destructive things your out-of-control sibling has done.

    Unfortunately, no one trusts you because they keep expecting you to do as much harm as your sibling does. You keep doing everything right to make up for the bad behaviors of your sibling, but no one trusts you. How do you convince people (kids, adults, parents) that you have a better plan---that you want to make things better than they have been? You keep getting blamed for things you did not do and for behavioral patterns you do not have, so what do you do? You have to tell the simple truth: This was my sibling...and I am quite different from the one who came before me. You are not "blaming" him or her; you are simply trying to get people to comprehend the change and to earn their trust.

    Same with the Obama administration. His policies have saved us from near-destruction, so he has to first be honest about what caused the destruction and then he has to show what he is doing or plans to do to make things better for everyone.

  • 8 years ago

    So you drive a car off a cliff, and while the car is in mid-flight, you trade places with the passenger and blame it on them. Right?

    Crashing a car (or an economy) is easy. Fixing it takes time. The Dow Jones industrial hit a record high yesterday. Not too shabby. And companies are experiencing record profits, but they aren't hiring because they don't want any oversight. And that would be fine, because Erin Brockovich was a fictional character and companies always put the environment over profits, right?

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  • 8 years ago

    Obama doesn't have to blame Bush because 95% of the world know that when Clinton left office we were billions of dollars ahead and after just eight years of Bush policies we were over 9 trillions in debt and multiples of people were unemployed.

    In addition to the banks crashing because of deregulation, the automotive industry crashed, multiple foreclosures, three wars, Gitmo and over 100,000 people killed or maimed... in just eight years.

  • 8 years ago

    Either way, he sucks at being president.

    Like, I don't even have to state specifics, everything in general, him as a president is, why.

    And those of you who don't see how he is a bad president, you should've a long time ago, its common sense that he sucks, its really not that hard to understand whats good for your country and whats not..i mean really?

  • CJ
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Actually, the President has said repeatedly that he accepts full responsibility for his actions.

    "I" am the one pointing out repeatedly that the economic catastrophe of late 2008 was entirely caused by Dubya Gump and his horrible policies.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    No matter how long Obama is president it will not change who started the Iraq War. So I'm not sure I understand the question.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    He hasn't he just suggested some of Bush's policies failed.

  • 8 years ago


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