President Barack Obama has been acting as if he is virtually invulnerable. It is like he believes that everything and anything will simply brush off of his shoulders if he wants it too.
In California last week Obama told crowds full of adulation for him that the whole AIG mess was his responsibility as president so blame him. What the president didn’t say to the crowds is that he is really actually the one at fault for the executive bonuses that most people are mad as hell about and aren’t going to take this behavior from our government any longer. (see article)
Of course none of this mattered when Democrats believed that the American people didn’t care about the billions of dollars of earmarks that they stuffed in the so-called stimulus bill, at least that’s what Sen. Charles Schumer told us. (see video)
What Obama did in essence is a stroke of Machiavellian manipulative genius by feigning an executive responsibility for the actions of subordinates while he attempted to appear above and separated from doing anything personally wrong.
"I know Washington is all in a tizzy, and everybody is pointing fingers at each other and saying it's their fault, the Democrats' fault, the Republicans' fault. Listen, I'll take responsibility; I'm the president.Oh but you did make this mess Mr. President it was you who created the whole scenario in which these bonuses were paid out. . Here are your own words calling for and creating the conditions for these bonuses in an op-ed you wrote for the Washington Post. (see op-ed) Mr. President you betrayed this country, you played on our fears!
We're going to do everything we can to fix it. So for everybody in Washington who's busy scrambling, trying to figure out how to blame somebody else, just go ahead and talk to me, because it's my job to make sure that we fix these messes, even if I don't make them."—President Barack Obama
First you demanded that Congress haphazardly push through a partisan $782Billion dollar bailout bill under threat that if they didn’t an economic apocalypse would ensue. This was a bill over a thousand pages of unread Democrat goodies that included $180.7Billion dollars of Democrat pork or earmarks which first you were against but later you justifiedthem as you signed this monstrosity into law over the objections of Republicans who incidentally did not support this stimulus bill.
By the way the $218Million dollars of bonus money was tucked away in that pork-laden bill which was approved by you and your administration, Mr. President. Sen. Christopher Dodd now admits he and your administration inserted the language in that bill which guaranteed that these bonuses would be paid. Sen. Dodd is a little confused on the details, first he didn’t know anything about it and then he admits he was responsible and he wrote the bonuses into the amendment of the stimulus bill and then he says he and your administration did it. (see video)
And here, apparently Sen. Dodd is not completely willing to take the fall by himself. (see video)
Further, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner the tax cheater whom you nominated and the Democrat controlled Senate confirmed as Treasury Secretary (in spite his unworthiness to serve) was aware for weeks of these bonuses. It was he and Sen. Dodd who haggled over the language in the bill. After all, like Sen. Dodd says he didn’t negotiate the language of his own amendment to the bailout bill by himself he did it with your administration Mr. President!
So when you say Washington is all in a tizzy please include yourself, when you say everyone is running around pointing fingers blaming someone else please include yourself, when you imply that someone else made this mess please, please don’t insult the American people’s intelligence.
These Washington “business as usual” bailouts were the workings of the “President of change,” Democrats of Congress and your administration Mr. Obama. So don’t use your JZ brush off the shoulder too quickly president Obama. We’re not just going to move on just because you go to California and say so.
You did make this mess Mr. Obama, you and your fellow Democrats are actually to blame for the $218Million dollars tax payer funded bonuses to AIG which was just fine with you and Democrats when you all thought that the American people didn’t care about the “little porky” amendments in your $782Billion dollar give away of hard working tax payers money.
But apparently we do care and somebody besides AIG executives is going to have to answer to the American people. The American people didn’t vote for anyone in AIG but we did vote for you and Democrats in this Congress and to think that you, Sen. Christopher Dodd or Sen. Charles Schumer would do this to the American people and then insult us by playing us for fools is unconscionable.
Mr. President you’re no Superman and what you and your fellow Democrats did with this AIG fiasco should be just the Kryptonite to prove it.