Over the course of our nation’s history, many Presidents have uttered phrases or said something in a speech that at the time given, was not meant to have a lasting impact in our nation’s history. But they did.
Theodore Roosevelt: “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”
Calvin Coolidge: “The business of America, is business.”
Franklin Roosevelt: “The only thing we have to fear is, fear itself.”
Dwight Eisenhower: “America is best described by one word, freedom.”
JFK: “…ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
Ronald Reagan: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
Barack Obama: “Mom! Rush Limbaugh is picking on me!”
That last one doesn’t have a very nice ring to it, does it?
How often is our President, the man who is supposed to be the leader of the free world going to complain he’s getting picked on by a radio talk show host? Is he that insecure that even after 5 years of holding the highest office in the land, a radio talk show host is still operating inside his head?
This juvenile act of lashing out at Rush Limbaugh is nothing new. It started two days after he was inaugurated:
President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill today that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration.
“You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done,” he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package.
Recently he was at it again:
The president added that most Congressional Republicans are against the idea of defunding the Affordable Care Act, but, again, they’re too afraid to say so because of Limbaugh.
“Congress doesn’t have a whole lot of core responsibilities,” the president said. “One core responsibility is passing a budget, which they have not done yet. The other core responsibility that they’ve got is to pay the bills that they’ve already accrued.”
Once Congress takes care of its core responsibilities, he continued, it can take on bigger “structural changes.”
“How much of the lack of action in Washington do you put on yourself in terms of blame?” the CNN reporter asked.
“Ultimately the buck stops with me,” Obama replied. “I get frustrated, and I’ve said before and I continue to say I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get Congress — and Republicans in Congress in particular — to think less about politics and party and think more about what’s good for the country.”
No Mr. President, the buck never stops with you. That’s the problem. Everything is always somebody else’s fault. If it’s not Rush Limbaugh, it’s the Tea Party. If it’s not the Tea Party, it’s the media.
The economy stinks? “I blame the sequester even thought it was my idea.”
Or he blames the “phony scandals” for which nobody is ever held accountable.
Can’t get immigration reform done? Blame the House Republicans.
US-Russia relations strained? Blame Putin and “cold war rhetoric.”
There seems to be a pattern emerging.
“The buck stops with me” is the biggest howler to ever escape the President’s mouth. He’s the perpetual brat, constantly saying, “Not me!” when asked if he broke something and scurrying to tell Mom whenever somebody doesn’t do what he likes.
I’m going to create a Kickstarter campaign. “Big Boy Pants For President Obama.” I think we can reach a goal of getting him several pairs.
Maybe then he’ll actually play the part of a Chief Executive instead of Cousin Oliver from the Brady Bunch.