In strict violation of the unwritten code of political ethics (yes that is an oxymoron) Obama railed on Republicans during his weekend radio address for everything from the potential 2011 lockout of NFL players to the volcanic eruption in Iceland that has grounded air traffic in Europe.
The ethic code he violated is that a sitting President is allowed to blame everything bad on the previous President for no more than six months and after that must man up. The other aspect is that he is forbidden to take credit for the previous president's positive contributions which he clearly violated when accepting praise for Bush's 2009 income tax relief set to expire at the end of this year. As we listen to our leader's rhetoric it is becoming more and more evident he has a new speech coach: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
"The most recent poll states clearly approval ratings for Washington is less than 20% and this is a direct reflection of the Republicans stonewalling every item I demand. Unless they get with the programs the American people want our social agenda will be delayed. The Republicans are responsible for the world wide financial meltdown and now they are opposing my plan to reform Wall Street by refusing to allow us to bail out these companies when they screw up; this is unacceptable."
The hate darts were directed toward Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell who united the party by refusing to allow the 'open checkbook' clause of the reform bill to bail out whoever Obama chose. The democrats countered by saying they wrote the provision in because the republicans asked them to. Give us a break. Americans are still pissed about the bailouts. One aspect of the speech Obama gave was actually true; that the result of actions during a president's administration doesn't appear during their term. The best example of this is that Bill Clinton created the derivative market, instituted the lax lending standards, and most compelling let serial killer Osama Bin Laden off the hook.
"It is apparent that in order for a President to be effective eight years is not enough so my next challenge to Congress is to repeal the ludicrous term limit on the position of President. This is what America wants. I am a very young man and in perfect health and since Congress is now veto, vote, and discussion proof I will no longer be called President. I will take the rightful term and be called Pharaoh and put America back to work by building pyramids and stuff."