Thursday, January 28, 2010

Blame Game

The two senators from Arizona — Jon Kyl and John McCain — both think President Obama shouldn’t be blaming the previous administration for the problems we have today. Mr. Kyl told NPR that the president was a “whiner” for blaming the budget deficit on the Bush administration, and Mr. McCain has coined a new acronym — BIOB, as in Blame It On Bush — for the process. So I’m sure they’d agree that this passage would fall into that category:

To understand the State of the Union, we must look not only at where we are and where we’re going but where we’ve been. The situation at this time last year was truly ominous. […]

First, we must understand what’s happening at the moment to the economy. Our current problems are not the product of the recovery program that’s only just now getting under way, as some would have you believe…

Blaming the previous administration? Check. Whiney? Check. Barack Obama? No, Ronald Reagan in 1982.

Via Think Progress.