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Election 2012: The Blame Game

Updated on August 19, 2012

The blame game starts with the top.

Excuse me, who is in charge here?
Excuse me, who is in charge here? | Source

Is it the same old Blame Game, or something new this time around?

It has already started, the blame game playing out in Election 2012.

Is someone to blame for 8.2% unemployment, for a National Debt out of control, for decaying infrastructure, for a Congress (House and Senate) that has a 10% approval rating, for the embarrassing drop out rates in the nation’s schools, for gangs, drugs, illegal immigrants, for runaway medical costs, for a tax system even the experts can’t fully understand, for our military and military families stretched thin and hurting, for seemingly endless imprisonments at Guantanamo naval base, for bank foreclosures and families losing their homes, for escalations in world tensions, and for the European Union’s instability?

In the remaining weeks until Americans vote on November 6, 2012, we will hear a lot about who is to blame, and when the voting is finally over, the blame game will continue. Any Americans who are hurting want to know who is really to blame, and if possible see them punished, and things made right.

Governor Romney and Representative Ryan will be representing the Republicans in their efforts to blame the Democrats and President Obama.

President Obama and Joe Biden will be representing the Democrats in their efforts to blame all Republicans, including Governor Romney

Governor Romney faces the traditional burden of trying to defeat a first term president. President Obama faces the burden of answering two questions Americans have, namely what have you done for me lately, and why do we have so many problems?

Governor Romney may have the easier task, if he can keep the focus on the existing problems and convince America’s voters that President Obama as the man elected in 2008 to bring about positive “Change” is the man responsible for not changing the existing problems.

President Obama faces the difficult task of finding others to blame for any problems voters might feel show poor leadership and a need for a new leader to sit in the Oval Office at the desk where former President Truman famously kept a sign which read “The buck stops here!”

How American voters vote in November 2012 will depend a lot on which political party wins the blame game.

For example, President Obama is pointing his index finger at the European Union and trying to say that European leaders and banks need to solve their problems, because their problems are making it difficult for him to successfully execute his policies here at home.

Governor Romney is arguing that with President Obama retired as a one-term president, Romney can turn the country around and provide the needed leadership to get spending under control while maintaining a necessarily strong military, and getting Americans back to work.

President Obama is saying that the present Congress is not enacting his jobs plan or his unbalanced budget, and is holding up solutions to a number of the problems he faces…even though he spent his first two years in the Oval Office at a time when Democrats had control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Governor Romney has said that the national health plan President Obama touts as his single biggest accomplishment, is a trouble plagued version of Romney’s own plan for Massachusetts when he was the Massachusetts governor, and that America cannot afford it in these troubled times, and he will work to see it overturned.

President Obama will blame Governor Romney for adding to the political divisions in the United States and for representing a Republican Party which cares more about its own political fortunes than it does about the well-being of the country.

Governor Romney will blame President Obama for needing on-the-job training after just one term in the United States Senate, and for getting poor grades in both his federal jobs., while being unable to guide America to fulfill the promises Obama made throughout Election 2008.

The televised political debates between the two, seen by millions of voters potentially nighlight some of these parts of the blame game, and ultimately the voice of the people as expressed in their secret ballots will decide the winner of all the problems someone is surely going to be blamed for.


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      Demas W Jasper 18 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Amy Becherer - It's time for this one to make the rounds again as we ponder what high and mighty leader we will designate this time around.

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      Old Poolman 5 years ago

      Amy, that joke made my whole day, because it is so true.


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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      breakfastpop: PBS News Hour shot down two the other night! You are right that the season of distortions and prevarications is upon us. That includes the thinking that "He [Romney] hasn't told us anything, yet!" Bain Capital's closing of a steel mill (after Romney was no longer active in Bain Capital) is the only "hot topic" the Obama Campaign has come up with, yet. other than his "wealth", Ann Romney's being a stay-at-home Mom, and blaming Romney for the Republicans in a do-nothing Congress (of Democrats and Republicans) that Romney had nothing to do with. Meanwhile, Obama relies on "make believe Hollywood" to fund his re-election campaign as his primary donors!?

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      Romney had better be prepared to shoot down all the lies that are already coming his way. There really is a wealth of information out there that make an excellent case for sending Obama home, wherever that is.

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      My mom told me a joke yesterday. I thought you might enjoy it: Here goes:

      The 1st surgeon from New York says, "I like to see accountants on my operating table, because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered."

      The 2nd surgeon from Chicago responds, "Yeah, but you should try electricians! Everything inside is color coded."

      The 3rd surgeon from LA chimes in, "You know, I like construction workers because those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over."

      The 4th surgeon from Dallas says, "No, I really think librarians are the best. Everything inside them is in alphabetical order."

      But the 5th surgeon from Washington, D.C. shut them all up when he observed, "You're all wrong. Politicians are the easiest to operate on. There's no guts, no heart, no balls, no brains and no spine, and the head and the ass are interchangeable."

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Politics as usual, Perspycacious. There are no winners. Me, I'm trying to eek out a living on my own, because in the end, there is no help for the new poor. The only profits to be made are in the pockets of the 1%. No bucks equals no voice. My vote? I refuse to cast one more vote for the lesser of the two evils. I'll be too busy trying to afford groceries. I'll not waste it on the fuel to get me to a polling place to vote for another egomaniac with deep pockets.

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      Old Poolman 5 years ago

      It would be interesting if they would just meet in a big arena and fight it out with swords or something, winner take all. We all know that we are destined to hear nothing but lies, or at least distortions of the truth for the next six months. Some will even believe the crap that is being dished out. I will be glad when the election is over and someone can start running the country instead of campaigning.