Can you believe this? It’s embarrassing. Obama admits to nominating a man for health secretary today that has evaded over $100,000 in taxes.
Quoted in the article is someone who echoes my sentiments, someone who says that he’s “angry”, “disappointed” and “frustrated” with the “screw up”.
The person quoted in the article? Obama himself.
“I’ve got to own up to my mistake,” he said. “Ultimately, it’s
important for this administration to send a message that there aren’t
two sets of rules, one for prominent people and one for ordinary folks
who have to pay their taxes.”
This is no way for a president to behave.
“I’ve got to own up to my mistake.”
What are you talking about, Obama? Do presidents admit mistakes? NO! A president shouldn’t ever admit that he made a mistake.
In fact, I’m pretty sure that it’s unconstitutional for a president to make a mistake. Look at the presidents that have been impeached: Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton. None of them ever admitted they made a mistake. In fact, it was so obvious that Nixon had made a mistake that he left office rather than admitting it. That’s the type of president I want. The United States of American cannot admit failure, inadequacy, or imprefection while still in office.
George Bush, for example, was a master of screwing up and “staying the course”.
Despite hundreds of billions of dollars spent on homeland security since 9/11, Bush’s proved stunningly incompetent when faced with Katrina. My favorite example is the 11,000 spanking new mobile homes that he purchased and parked in flood zones. This is clearly against state and federal laws and because he ignored these mandates, $850 million dollars promptly sank into the mud.
Speaking of money, did you know that Bush nearly doubled our national debt to a stunning $8.2 trillion? Let’s not froget the War on Terror.
Just when the Taliban and al Queda were on the run and Osama bin Laden
was trapped in a box canyon, we attack Iraq crippling Afghanistanand allowing Tribal warlords of the Taliban and al Qaeda to run their activities freely and unfettered…and after all that did Bush admit mistakes? NO!
“Mistakes were made.” is the closest we ever got to admission of
Obviously the people around Bush made those mistakes and not Bush personally. I know what you’re thinking. It’s true that Bush put those people in office, but here’s the lesson for Obama: Presidents put those kinds of people there on purpose. They’re called scapegoats. When someone you’ve appointed makes a mistake you fire them, you don’t take credit for
failures. You pass the buck! If necessary, you obscure facts so
no one can tell which mistakes are yours and which ones are your
Obama, until you’ve cost the American people trillians of dollars and/or cused the death of thousands of American lives, I don’t want to hear a peep out of you about alleged mistakes.