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John Liming - American Liberal Times

Misplaced Budget Blame?

Conservatives Complain About Being Wrongly Blamed For U.S. Fiscal Woes!


One Man’s Opinion
By John Richard Liming

I am reading through a stack of newspapers, as is my habit, to find something worth blogging about and, what to my wondering eyes should appear…an article by a Right Wing Commentator bemoaning the fact that Conservatives are bearing the brunt of the blame for the great American Budget battle Fiasco and all the fallout that ensued.

As the baby said, when someone grabbed the lollipop out of its hand, “Waaannhhhh!”

I have noted of late that many Conservatives have at least one craft down pat if none other.  I have noted that they are great at stirring the crap and then when it starts to stink, they stand back with that angelic look on their faces, fold their hands and glance about furtively as if to say, “Who, me? Surely not me!”

As I see things, if they are not playing the “Innocent Victim” game, they are playing the “Project The Blame Backward” game.  Here is an example of how that one works:

For weeks, the Conservatives refuse to compromise, meet the Democrats half way or give on any point in the fight over raising the American Debt Ceiling Limit. They stand their ground on their pet issues and refuse to move or budge on anything at all. (That is what I saw when I watched. That is how I saw things unfold.)

This attracted  the attention of the Credit Rating Agencies who then  said  to themselves and to the world something akin to, “The Government looks like it is willing to jump over the precipice rather than to handle these negotiations in a responsible manner, so we are going to downgrade their credit.” (My interpretation, folks, my interpretation.)(Not an actual quote.)

In point of fact, I believe that Standard and Poor, specifically, issued some statement to the effect that it was Republican intransigence that led to the downgrade. That information has been played and played and played into the ground by now, so if you need to refresh your memory on that historic statement, just type into your browser something like, “S & Ps Reasons For Downgrading The U.S. Credit.”  Sooner or later that famous statement will appear, I am sure of it.  I would link it here again, but I have recently been concerned about the legality of linking to other people’s stuff.

Anyway, the newspaper writer that I am talking about here pointed up his contention that “Polls” show that the American People are blaming the Republicans for the financial crisis and are giving  the President a pass.

Then this writer naively suggests that the reason for the financial crisis in the first place was “Run Away Spending” that drove the national debt to its legal limit. (I never knew the national debt ever had a legal limit, did any of you out there in Blog Land?)

I have to agree with this writer to a point. It was runaway spending that got us into this mess and it began with the Bush Administration. Everyone knows that, but most of the Right Wing Extremists like to either forget it, conveniently, or just cover their rear ends by reminding us that “Obama” spent a lot of money too. (And I have to remind them right back that “Obama” spent a lot of the money he spent in order to try and fix the mess that he inherited from the previous spend-thrift Republican Administration. (But,  of course, since they are always right about everything and everyone else is always wrong, the Right Wing Extremeists aren’t hearing any of that.)

You know what, folks?  I contend that if The Ree-Pub-Lickins had gone along with President Obama’s original request for a “Clean Bill” to raise the debt ceiling limit, we wouldn’t have had to endure all this downturn, downgrade BS that is now threatening the financial security of the nation and the generations of our future.

That debt ceiling had been raised numerous times before, especially during Republican Administrations, but not a peep was heard from the Right side of the aisle until “Obama” asked for his turn at bat on the  issue.  Then,as I see it,   the party of “Our Goal Is To Make Sure Obama  Is A One Term President” got their noses up and, in my humble opinion, decided they were going to obstruct and embarrass the President even if it meant sending the country over a cliff.

Well, the newspaper guy is right about one thing for sure! In my view,  the newspaper guy has hit the nail on the head when he tells us that “The American People” are blaming the Republicans for this mess. It is plain to me, the newspaper guy is absolutely correct  because (Again in my opinion) they deserve every bit of the blame for playing their silly little games with all our futures. The nation has seen them at work and the American People are not dummies and I firmly believe they will hold those Reicht Wing Extremeists who are responsible for this mess accountable at election time.

One can spin this “Blame” thing any way they wish to spin it, but America watched this thing unfold and America knows and I trust that Americans always makes the right decisions when things get tough and I believe America will not let The Far Right Wing Extremeists get  into a position where they can do this kind of thing to us again.

I firmly believe that America can recognize reckless irresponsibility when they see it and there will be a price for the Reicht to pay in the 2012 elections.

What do you say about it,friends?

John Liming - American Liberal Times

Author: John Liming - American Liberal Times

I am an American Man, 72-years-old, and a Veteran of The U.S. Military. I have served honorably in both The United States Army (National Guard) and The United States Air Force for a total of seven years and three months active duty during what is now known as The Vietnam Era. I am a concerned citizen and refer to myself as "A Crazy Left Wing Liberal Nut Case with occasional Right Wing Conservative tendencies. I am particularly concerned and grieved about the way our beloved America seems to have become so politically divided over the past few years to the point where hardly anyone seems to be able to get along or to work together and where mutual vilification seems to be a spectator sport of some kind. I am particular fearful that we might get to the point, in our internal power struggles where we would be a One Party Nation. That, in my opinion, would be a total disaster and that is what I fear certain members of the element generally known as The "Christian" Conservative Right may have in mind.

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