Monday, July 19, 2010

Blameless in Chicago

And too bloody right, Mate!

After only 18 months in office, Americans Blame Bush, Not Obama, for Deficit, Jobs, Afghan War

The former Republican president is blamed more than President Barack Obama for the budget deficit, unemployment and illegal immigration, according to a Bloomberg National Poll conducted July 9-12.

Most surprising is that 60 percent say Bush is primarily responsible for the current situation in Afghanistan.

“They spent a decade driving the economy into a ditch,” Obama, 48, said at a Las Vegas fundraiser on July 8 for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. “And now they’re asking for the keys back. And my answer is, ‘no, you can’t have the keys. You can’t drive. You don’t know how to drive. You drive in the wrong direction.’”

Of course, Obama hasn't yet shown he -- and more importantly the Democratic Party -- knows the way home, either. We need to see better leadership on banking regulation, immigration, health care, stewardship of the environment and economy, and our global standing. Start with cleaning house with a complete sweep of anyone or anything Goldman Sachs related.

These problems didn't start 18 months ago, and could not be solved by anyone in the remaining 30 months, but we need to be better positioned than a rolling stone.

How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone ?

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