Athena gets it. In her column this morning, Peggy Noonan says the president owns the “mess” (he claims he “inherited”) and should stop whining, roll up his sleeves and get to work:
The president doesn’t seem to like this moment. Who would? He and his men and women have returned to referring to what they “inherited.” And what they inherited was, truly, terrible: again, a severe economic crisis and two wars. But their recent return to this theme is unbecoming. Worse, it is politically unpersuasive. It sounds defensive, like a dodge. . . .
This is not a sign of confidence. . . .
But the point on the We Inherited a Terrible Situation and It’s Not Our Fault argument is, again, that it is worse than unbecoming. It is unpersuasive.
Read the whole thing.