DOHCPower wrote:It seems as though our main disagreement stems from the fact that your position is something along the lines of since BHO doesnt credit Bush for any of the positive outcomes of the invasion of Afghanistan/Iraq, that he should take no credit for anything positive that has come from these occupations since he took office, that all BHO does it put down Bush for his actions while in office, never conceding anything positive. Do I have this more or less correct?
Well...not exactly. I don't think it's presidential to take credit for things. They should remain humble and let the people decide for themselves. Praise or credit is something to be given.
A couple weeks after Obama first took office I clearly remember him calming an agitated crowd of his constituents. I don't remember what they were arguing about but he said something to the extent,"Wait...wait a minute. I'm the president now...you can blame me."
That gave me a more favorable impression at first but unfortunately I never heard him say it again.
I also don't think it's presidential to blame his predecessor for things that continue to go wrong. Before the election any president is fair game but once the oath has been is taken he should be ready to accept responsibly for whatever happens under his leadership. I can't respect a president who blames everyone other than himself.