Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I hope you didn't think I was just going to give you that mini post and call it good. Nah, I'm doing more than that. haha

Don't point fingers. Don't make excuses. Don't pass the buck.

That was the advice President Obama gave to a graduating high school class in Michigan Monday night -- advice that sent off an irony alert among Republicans who accuse the president of having "spent his tenure" doing exactly that.

Obama offered his guidance during the commencement speech at Kalamazoo Central High School.

"Don't make excuses. Take responsibility not just for your successes, but for your failures as well," he told the graduates. "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."

He told the students that "pointing fingers" and "blaming parents" and everyone else in their lives is not the road to follow.

Senate Republicans reacted quickly to the speech, sending out a "best-of" list of instances in which Obama was "looking around for someone to blame." The quotes showed Obama using Bush as a scapegoat for everything from the deficit to America's image abroad.

Obama over the past 17 months has selectively blamed the Bush administration for the big problems he now faces.

One of the president's favorite rhetorical devices is the figurative "mop" he uses to clean up what he says were the mistakes of his predecessor.

"I don't mind cleaning up the mess that some other folks made. That's what I signed up to do," he said at a Democratic fundraiser last October.

Obama even chalked up Republican Sen. Scott Brown's upset victory in the Massachusetts special election to Bush-directed outrage in January.

"The same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office," Obama said in an interview with ABC News. "People are angry, and they're frustrated. Not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years." (source)

Hey, have I ever said Obama was a hypocrite?
I have? Oh, well.

Joking aside, Obama acts like he was multiple personality disorder. Like most dems in Washington...
Does he really think we're so stupid we won't remember all the times he been "Bush bashing." I mean, really?

Well, the unfortunate answer to that is...yes.

Like most dems in Washington, they seriously believe we don't pay attention to the news--unless we're watching CNN, of course--and don't read the paper. We are, after all, too stupid to take care of ourselves. The government needs to help us, of course. We're just idiots who've attended their schools and grown up in their controlled cities and states.
Of course, we don't know how to take live without them. Hm, I don't think so.

Yo, Obama, I was wondering, if you don't want students to blame other people, why are you blaming Bush? Oh, that's right, silly me. I forgot you're like a little child who doesn't know how to take responsibility for his actions. And like other democrats, you never want to fess up to your mistakes.

His inexperience is not only showing through here, but also in the gulf oil spill. His lack of emotion and actions only reminds me that he is seriously inexperienced, and was not prepared for this job.
He's never worked a job in his life, save for political occupations and ACORN volunteering.
So, therefore, he was no idea how to run a business! Huh, no wonder this isn't working out so purty. :D
I mean, he's more content to go play golf and skip along his merrily way instead of saving the land and the animals. I swear, PETA's always jumping up and down, ready to jump upon anyone who badmouths animals or breaks their rules, but here's Obama not doing anything for these poor animals, and do you see them getting after him?
Sure, they went after him for swatting a fly, but not when he refuses to save these animals? Uh, dude?

Back to the speech, he mentions not blaming parents in there. SOmething tells me he's kinda saying do the opposite of that. I mean, he blames other people, so why shouldn't we?
"Yeah, my job sucks, so I'll blame my parents for making me go get a job."
"Yeah, I'm flunking math, so I'll blame my teacher for making me read."
Doesn't that sound...immature?

Anyways, in all, I don't like this speech. Not because I don't like him, but there's something fishy 'bout it. I don't know, it just sounds kinda...informal, I suppose. He doesn't sound like a president during the speech, but more so a friend. And that's just...wrong, if you know what I mean.

Palin--wait, sorry, I need to mention that I'm no longer closing my posts with "Palin, Love, and Crowder." After I heard that she backed Terry Branstead for governor in Iowa, she lost my support. He is too moderate, which worries me that she is possibly "conforming" to the more Democratic side of the political spectrum. It's too bad; she seemed quite nice back in 2008.

So, without further ado, my new signature:
Conservative Teen


Emily Joyce said...

Well put. His speech was ironic indeed. I'm from Iowa, so your comment at the end there about Brandstead caught my attention. I didn't know Palin supported him, I certainly don't!

Conservative Teen said...

Hello, Emily Joyce, it's nice to meet a fellow Iowan. So, I suppose I just gave away my "secret" location. :)
Thanks for checking out my blog!