Obama seems to have developed a political tic. You could call it BBTS, Blame Bush Tourette Syndrome. You could call it Post-Bush-Derangement-Syndrome. Every time Obama gives a public speech, he seems to blame his predecessors, especially if it looks like he’s blaming Bush, but more often than not, he’s assigning blame to predecessors while the actual people behind decisions he’s criticizing with respect, in particular, to economic policy are people in the administration and government right now, ie. Bernanke for one. While the dems are trying to sneak in the illegal (they’ll just change the law, right?) diversion of TARP funds to a Stimulus II, Obama is busy blaming the “hasty” formulation of TARP one. Wasn’t it the DEMS and the likes of Bernanke that formed that thing and dragged every Republican along for the ride?
Thinking this is just an economic flavored tic? Look at the new rhetoric blaming the prior execution of the Afghanistan war. Obama, again, blamed the prior administration for the current situation. Who was actually in charge of that? Who runs the wars? Isn’t that someone like the incumbent Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates? Wasn’t he running things since 2006? Isn’t he now Obama’s man on the job?