Okay, so the record, I don't think Obama's actually said that in so many words, he just blames Bush, which in itself is starting to rub me raw. But get this: Obama is now worried that he might face a backlash. No kidding:
The Obama administration is increasingly concerned about a populist backlash against banks and Wall Street, worried that anger at financial institutions could also end up being directed at Congress and the White House and could complicate President Barack Obama's agenda.
The administration's sharp rebuke of the American International Group on Sunday for handing out $165 million in executive bonuses — Lawrence H. Summers, director of the president's National Economic Council, described it as "outrageous" on "This Week" on ABC — marks the latest effort by the White House to distance itself from abuses that could feed potentially disruptive public anger.
Yep. Being forcibly dragged out of office could sure screw up his agenda. And did you see that? He's trying to distance himself from the anger. Someone oughta inform this guy that we're still ticked off at him for spending money we haven't even made yet. But wait - it gets better:
Beyond that, a shifting political mood challenges Mr. Obama's political skills, as he seeks to acknowledge the anger without becoming a target of it. A central question for Mr. Obama is whether his cool style — "in a time of crisis, we cannot afford to govern out of anger," he said in his address to Congress last month — will prove effective when the country may be feeling more emotional. .....
....Still, aides acknowledged the risks of a backlash as Mr. Obama tries to signal that he shares American anger but pushes for more bail-out money for banks and Wall Street.
For all his political skills and his capturing of the nation's desire for change in the 2008 election, Mr. Obama, a product of Harvard Law School who calls upscale Hyde Park in Chicago home, has shown little inclination to strike a more populist tone. The danger, aides said, is that if he were to become identified as an advocate for the banks and Wall Street, people could take out their anger on him.
"The change now is you have a free-floating economic anxiety that has expressed itself in a kind of lashing out at those being bailed out and people who are bailing out," said Michael Kazin, a professor at Georgetown University who has written on populism. "There's not really a sense of what the solution is."
"I do think there's a potential for a 'damn everybody in power' kind of sentiment," Mr. Kazin said.
Another problem is the fact that Democrats don't care how much tax money they spend, and they don't have to since they don't pay taxes. But, moving on...
Govern out of anger? We were angry before this started, okay? You're trying to keep yourself out of trouble by distancing yourself as you hand over more of taxpayer's money.
Yeah, it belongs to the taxpayers, and they are not happy that every time these idiots come slinking back to Washington, you fork over more money. When is this madness going to stop?!?
It's odd. The media helped him create this crisis - just like they did for Clinton - and now everyone's feeling real nervous, wondering what the American people are going to do, or how long it will take for America to tell them to put a sock in it.
Do the whole economy a favor, Obama. Put a sock in telling us how bad it is. And stop giving losers our money.
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Hat tip Michelle Malkin
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