June 13, 2012

For real?

I've waited the last almost four years for the 2012 election.  My blog started back in 2008 as a reaction to the Obama election, even though I've been a political junkie much longer - in fact most of my life.  What's been a source of frustration of late is that getting closer to the pivotal moment, and into the home stretch on the four year cycle, I've had a full plate at work, a full plate in my personal life, and some issues with my Internet Service Provider (ISP) that have conspired to prevent me from engaging in the consistent level of blogging that I've been able to do in the past.

I can't wait for things to get back on the rails, but if they don't I'm going to borrow a page from Obama and blame my inability to get things done on George Bush.


Well if I can't get away with it, how the heck does the president?  Is he really planning on running on a blame Bush or a blame Congress message? For real?

If you want to take credit for the successes on your watch, you have to be prepared to accept blame for the failures.  I think the president would actually win some voters back by accepting that he has not done a good job on the economy.  He's score some integrity and some credibility points with voters.  Whether it would help him or not is a moot point since the administration is either incapable of recognizing that there is a problem, or incapable of admitting it.

In my case, if I don't post enough over the next 6 months I'll have no one to blame but myself.  Reasons be damned - if I don't do it, if I don't take advantage of the political 'high season' - I will be the one responsible, and the one to have missed out.

I'm just saying.

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