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Read Jessica A. Roxburgh's thoughts from a right-leaning perspective:
President Obama has completed the journey from man of hope to man of blame. There's a mounting debt crisis and the first sitting Cabinet member to be held in contempt for actions that resulted in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry; yet what the country really needs to focus on is what children are eating for lunch, right?
Twelve years ago George W. Bush was first elected into office (seems like yesterday, I know) yet Bush's name is still mentioned on a regular basis when Obama utters the phrase I inherited in the context of his predecessor. "We do have a serious problem in terms of debt and deficit, and much of it I inherited'' Similarly the word ''inherited'' comes up 19500 times on the White House website's search engine, often in reference to the previous administration.
Obama is being disingenuous when he criticizes former President Bush and the Republicans for the excessive debt that we now face as a country. Had the liberal democrats had their way during the Bush years, I've no doubt that our debt would far exceed the present fiscal nightmare.
Ironically, Bush has in the past been repeatedly chastised for abusing his use of executive privilege yet Obama has exceeded him in that department a long time ago while he explicitly campaigned against the practice. As of this date, President Obama has signed 131 Executive Orders to date during his Administration. There really ought to be a website IfBushDidIt.com but alas the media would have that attacked quicker than to admit Holder is responsible for slain Agent Brian Terry. Outrageous? The mainstream media won't call it that. Sad? MSNBC can't express sympathy let alone remember Brian Terry's name but if Bush did it? Off to the guillotine!
Challenges made to the President for invoking executive privilege under the deadly Fast and Furious operation has been labeled by a White House spokesman as absurd and a GOP-led Witch Hunt. Probing investigations by Congressman Darrell Issa's Oversight Committee is no Witch Hunt and Terry's parents wanting answers now is not absurd.
But fear not, just like Jeremiah Wright, the union workers, gays (until more recently of course when Obama believed he would benefit from them politically) Obama will turn his back on Holder, too. Seriously, with friends like Obama who needs the Clintons? But more importantly, at what point will voters hold Obama responsible for his actions?