Do as I say, not as I do
The audacity (and hypocrisy) of this president is limitless. Barack Obama, during a high school graduation speech, told the audience that they needed to take responsibility for their actions and not to blame others.
Obama told the Kalamazoo, Michigan Central High graduates: "Take responsibility not just for your successes, but for your failures as well. The truth is, no matter how hard you work, you won't necessarily ace every class or succeed in every job. There will be times when you screw up, when you hurt the people you love, when you stray from your most deeply held values.
"And when that happens, it's the easiest thing in the world to start looking around for someone to blame. Your professor was too hard; your boss was a jerk; the coach was playing favorites; your friend just didn't understand. We see it every day out in Washington, with folks calling each other names and making all sorts of accusations on TV."
Some nice words of advice to the high school graduates by the president. However, by his own hypocritical actions since he became president, Barack Obama is basically telling young people: "Do as I say, not as I do."
He has blamed former President George W. Bush countless times for all kinds of problems which Obama inherited or has now caused in his first 17 months of office. As Elizabeth Barrett Browning said, "Let me count the ways" as to how many times Obama has blamed the former president.
Obama of course has blamed President Bush for even the current state of the economy after pushing the most socialist programs through Congress in American history. Even though President Ronald Reagan inherited a worse economy from Democrat Jimmy Carter, Reagan -- in the same amount of time Obama has had to govern -- had already passed through a Democrat-controlled Congress legislation which would produce the longest economic boom in U.S. history. Obama has done exactly the opposite. He took a bad economy which he inherited from Bush and made it much worse.
The president has blamed President Bush for the crisis in the Middle East, even though Obama himself has exasperated the tensions in taking sides with the Palestinians against Israel, our most staunch and reliable ally in the Middle East.
Although President Bush did increase the national debt with his prolificate spending, Barack Obama actually tripled down on what President Bush did with the deficits. Does anyone believe that the 84% increase in non-defense discretionary spending by Barack Obama and his Democrat-controlled Congress is President Bush's fault? Will any American truly believe that the amount of new spending by Obama and his Congress since last year, totaling an astounding $1.783 trillion, is President Bush's fault?
As Congressman Steve Scalise from Louisiana said on Sean Hannity's Fox News show last night, Obama is always looking around to blame someone else besides himself and his incompetent administration. Congressman Steve Scalise called the president the "Finger pointer-in-chief." The president needs to begin listening to his own speeches!