And Bush was gone four years ago. Obama must take responsibility for the poor rates of growth and high unemployment which he was so proud of before the election.Seattle PioneerIf you were a Boy Scout leader who took over a group of Boy Scouts that was previously led by a leader who had used up or given out all the rations he had inherited from the leader before him, you would probably want all the cooperation you could get from your troop to staunch the bleeding and acquire new provisions.So now you are in the woods with your troop of Boy Scouts, and you know they need to keep the campfire you started earlier alight or the entire troop may face harm. If there then formed a subset of your Boy Scout Troop who decided that they were not going to share the wood they had gathered with you earlier to keep the fire burning any longer, because they didn't want you to be their leader (even after a majority vote among all the Boy Scouts officially made you their leader), you would probably take issue with them. You might even let the fire go out, to teach them a lesson. But you might also have the other troop members on your mind, who are undeserving of the cold, dangerous night ahead they may face.You may hold President Obama implicitly accountable for the Congressional Republicans' actions; I do not. But if the fire goes out, those Congressional Republicans may be more in danger than the rest of the troupe.As Abraham Lincoln said in his Lyceum address: At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.flowerschild
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