In her latest (must-read) post, Jennifer Rubin comments on the President’s failure to take “personal responsibility for our current sea of red ink“, particularly n notable given the “stimulus” and the spendthrift budget he has proposed. Instead, he blames Bush, just as his fellow Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, also blames the former President for her latest troubles.
Well, they may not hold themselves responsible for our nation’s (or their institutions’) problems which occur under their watch, but the American people, while always giving new presidents the benefit of the doubt, will soon start expecting some results. And Democrats will be in big trouble if the measure Democrats by the standards they set for themselves.
Let’s recall Obama’s promise during the campaign:
But there is no doubt that we’ve been living beyond our means and we’re going to have to make some adjustments.
Now, what I’ve done throughout this campaign is to propose a net spending cut.
And Mrs. Pelosi’s promise in 2006 just after Democrats took control of Congress:
The American people voted to restore integrity and honesty in Washington, D.C., and the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history.