Saturday, January 9, 2010

The buck stops...well, certainly not HERE!

You gotta hand it to Il Duce. He's a stand-up guy [/sarcasm].

He says "the buck stops with me," but nearly a year into office, President Barack Obama is still blaming a lot of the nation's troubles — the economy, terrorism, health care — on George W. Bush.

Over and over, Obama keeps reminding Americans of the mess he inherited and all he's doing to fix it. A sharper, give-me-some-credit tone has emerged in his language as he bemoans people's fleeting memory about what life was like way back in 2008, particularly on the economy.
One is hard pressed to reconcile "the buck stops here" with "it's all Bush's fault". But when you have a lapdog media behind you, you try to sell it anyway. Fortunately, the people aren't biting.
A Gallup Poll near the end of the year found 25 percent of people — just one in four — feeling satisfied with how things were going in the United States.

"The president himself, not surprisingly, may feel quite satisfied with accomplishments in his first year," said Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup Poll. "But we don't see signs that the American public is positive."
Maybe there's hope for this country yet...