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Wednesday Morning Link Dump | Main | Afternoon Miscellany--Don't Call It An Open Thread
March 13, 2013

Obama: The "It Wasn't Me" President

Four years without a budget, vastly spiraling debt, credit downgrade, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the sequester...you can ask an Obama supporter about numerous recent actions and events of this government and they will deny that Obama had anything to do with it.

Then if you ask this person if Obama is doing a good job, they will express giddy support for all his good work for which he cannot be held responsible.

Previously, Janet Napolitano smarmily said that sequester cuts left the administration no choice but to release waves of illegal immigrants who had been detained for breaking other laws.

Then when that decision sparked a backlash, she said it had been made by some faceless drone "...in the field."

And now that the decision to close White House tours has been called out as a similarly obvious (but less dangerous) ploy, Obama again deflects responsibility.

Its your sequester and you live in the White House, but you have nothing to do with childishly cutting off tours to punish people?

Please.

President Obama said his administration was looking at ways to resume White House tours for school groups.

This was not a decision that went up to the White House, noted Obama in an ABC News interview aired on Wednesday, saying the directive came from the Secret Service.

The Secret Service says the White House made the decision to cancel the tours. The White House says it was the Secret Service's idea first.

This game is getting f*cking stupid.

It's the major press, of course, constantly reframing everything and keeping Obama's own actions from tainting his record.

They cannot report on an issue without also building in an excuse or cover for Obama within the same article.
It has become reflex now to look for the excuse or fall guy in every news story about this administration's dysfunction.


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