There are few things in this world that are absolutes. The sun rises in the East and sets in the West; water is wet; the moon revolves around the Earth, and the progressives will always find a way to blame Pres. George W. Bush for all of the problems in the world. It’s gotten to the point where you can’t have a decent “Blame Bush” drinking game because to do so would cause an awful lot of conservatives to enter rehab within the span of a week. The new improved game conservatives play is “How long will it take to blame_____ for the controversy?” The person who must be blamed is interchangeable depending on the news of the day. With regards to a potential attack on Syria, the most logical scapegoat would be President Bush. Well, leave it to Democratic Strategist James Carville and a few others to prove once again how predictable progressives really are.
On the September 4th edition of the O’Reilly Factor, James Carville posed the argument that the reason why the American people are gun shy about bombing Syria is because of the “incompetence of the Bush administration in Iraq.” Mr. Carville also stated he thinks that Pres. Barack Obama has done a great job in handling the Middle East. The two statements had me confused. After all, if Pres. Obama is doing such a stellar job at handling the crises in the Middle East, then President Bush’s handling of Iraq would be deemed irrelevant. Bombing Syria should be solely based on Pres. Obama’s accomplishments and his wisdom; not the alleged incompetence of past presidents.
So, why does James Carville and others feel very confident in blaming everyone but Obama for what is going on in Syria right now? Well one of the reasons, as I stated in a previous article is Pres. Obama has a talent for distancing himself from any controversy or hard decision that is at the forefront. That is why Robert De Niro can say that Pres. Obama is “trying his best”. Mr. De Niro doesn’t see anything that Pres. Obama does as being his fault. He’s just playing the political game that is necessary of all politicians. Besides, anything bad that happens during his term in office is not under President Obama’s control. It’s the Republicans or the living ghost of Pres. Bush that continues to haunt Pres. Obama and sabotage everything he does like a modern day gremlin. That is also why Pres. Obama can say with a straight face that he never set a red line with regards to Syria and then blames the red line idea on the global community as a whole, as well as Congress. And as long as Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler finds ways to contort logic as well as create justifications for his words; I really can’t blame Pres. Obama for pushing that story.
Another reason is there are far too many people who have a vested interest in making Pres. Obama the hero in everything. Take for example former presidential candidate Howard Dean. Dr. Dean feels we should just trust Obama because “he knows all the facts” with regards to Syria. He also complained about the blame game being waged and referred to it as a bunch of “Washington hooey.” Since when did Dr. Dean become the new face of civility in politics?
I think one of the most asinine reasons given for bombing Syria is that to reject the resolution on Syria would be “…catastrophic, in that the credibility of this country with friends and adversaries alike would be shredded”. By the way, that little quote came from Senator John McCain (R- Az.), proof that progressives aren’t all in the Democrat party. Of course the next day Sen. McCain decided to reject the resolution in its current form. I guess there wasn’t much of a catastrophe after all.
Another gem is Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D- District of Columbia) who said if President Obama gets the votes to attack Syria, “… it’ll be because of loyalty of Democrats. They just don’t want to see him shamed and humiliated on the national stage.” Congresswoman Norton went on to say that would be the only reason she would vote to attack Syria if she could. It’s a good thing DC only has non-voting delegates or else Congresswoman Norton would be jumping on the bandwagon of stupidity along with others on Capitol Hill.
You see, President Obama has a huge problem. No matter how many celebrities, pundits, talking heads, or politicians find ways to make it look as if attacking Syria is a moral obligation or in the interest of national security, a vast majority of Pres. Obama’s voting base just isn’t buying it. According to a survey conducted by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) on Wednesday, only 18 % of progressives support Pres. Obama’s plan to strike Syria. With numbers like this it’s no wonder that people like James Carville have to place blame in other places. To do otherwise would tarnish the image of Pres. Obama…”the one we’ve been waiting for”.
That’s also why the progressives will continue to blame President Bush for the public’s lack of enthusiasm for a war with Syria. They have no alternative. Well, I take that back–they could claim if you don’t agree with Pres. Obama in trying to convince Congress to attack Syria, you’re a racist. Or, they can fall in line with Ed Schultz (bless his heart) and claim that Pres. Obama is reluctantly being pushed to strike Syria by the warmongering Neocons.
Either way, thanks to progressives there are so many drinking games for conservatives and so little time.
Drink responsibly, patriots…