On March 19, 2009, President Barack Obama told Jay Leno that “one of the things” he was “trying to break is a pattern in Washington where everybody is always looking for somebody else to blame.”
Too bad he doesn’t practice what he preaches.
In announcing his intent to appoint a “Secretary of Business to oversee newly-consolidated government agencies” (should he win reelection), he couldn’t resist the temptation to lash out as Republicans:
Mr. Obama blamed Congress for such consolidation not happening during his first term because lawmakers have been “very protective about not giving up their jurisdiction over various pieces of government.” But the president has done little to push the idea himself.
(Via Jim Hoft.) Just wondering Mr. Obama if you even asked Congress to effect such consolidation.
Kind of sounds like the guy blaming his friends from staying at home and playing video games instead of going to the movies when he never encouraged them to get off their duffs and get out of the house. And never even manifested any intent of wanting to do anything different.
Seems this time he’s blaming Republicans for his own absence of initiative.