If President Obama listened to a certain someone who spoke to Jay Leno about changing Washington nigh on five years ago, he might spend more time talking to them than blaming some in the conservative media.
As readers who remember my blog postings will surely recall, in March 2009, that certain someone said:
And one of the things that I’m trying to break is a pattern in Washington where everybody is always looking for somebody else to blame. And I think Geithner is doing an outstanding job. I think that we have a big mess on our hands. It’s not going to be solved immediately, but it is going to get solved. And the key thing is for everybody just to stay focused on doing the job instead of trying to figure out who you can pass blame on to.
But, early this morning, Yahoo! was leading with an article reporting:
President Barack Obama is blaming his rocky relationship with Republicans in Congress on Rush Limbaugh, and the constant stream of bad press he receives from Fox News.
In the New Yorker follow-up interview to the magazine’s in-depth portrait of the President, Obama is described as being “particularly touchy” when discussing the notion that his inability to compromise with Republicans prevents him from passing more legislation.
Interesting that the folks at Yahoo! Celebrity headline this as Obama calling out Rush Limbaugh et al., as if he is being bold and daring and standing up to bullies. No, the problem isn’t bullies on the right, but inaction from the White House. When was the last time Mr. Obama invited any Republican leaders for a round of golf or to to a “beer summit” at the White House?
But what they really should be asking is why Mr. Obama doesn’t do as other presidents have done and invite his partisan adversaries to the White House or otherwise attempt to hash out their differences.
Funny that our legacy media aren’t asking why Obama is always looking for someone else to blame.