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Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Childish Prez

In what comes as no surprise to anyone who has half a brain and a lick of common sense, Barack Obama has declared that it isn’t his fault that health insurance premiums are rising:

President Barack Obama offers multiple excuses for why health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket, including blaming Republicans and insurance companies for the problems.

He complains that too many reporters spend more time discussing premium increases than explaining why he isn’t responsible for them.

“No, I had nothing to do with that,” Obama said, calling it “complicated” despite the “hysteria” that was growing.

Regardless of the actual cause of rising health insurance premiums, President Obama should be taking responsibility for it.  It was under his administration that massive healthcare reform was rammed down our throats with promises of keeping our doctors and insurance plans.

To date, the President has failed to take any kind of responsibility for his failures.  Instead we are given a wide range of excuses and presidential whining, which makes me wonder how the Hell this guy ever got any position of power in the first place.

If you are a leader, a true leader who inspires people, you take ownership of the problems that occur on your watch.  We all answer to someone, even the President has to answer to the people (in theory anyway).  And a true sign of a mature person is one who admits his failings, takes ownership of them, and accepts the ultimate consequences of them.

But today, we live in a society where our representative democracy is used instead as a kind of consequence sink, absorbing the ill consequences of the self destructive behaviors of selected groups of people.  From bailing out banks to providing EBT cards to people who by all rights should be starving in the streets, we have a government that refuses to recognize personal responsibility.

So it should be no wonder that when our President whines about who it isn’t his fault that there were terrible consequences to his own policies.