Eight years ago, when Barack Obama was elected President, Americans waited expectantly to see if he would, or even could, live up to his grandiose claims. Outgoing President Bush said little and made the transition as smooth as possible.
The economy was in a downturn. Not entirely Bush's fault, but the sitting President owns the economy for better or worse. President Bush accepted his fate and in the traditional gentlemanly manner expected, he said nothing about his successors time in office.
It proved that the force of President Obama's personality was not up to making his promises fact. Due to bad planning, overreach, and politicization, things went sorely awry. Obama took advantage of Bush's polite silence to dump the blame for all that went wrong on him.
For four years every misstep and every foul ball was the fault of George W. Bush. All the saints in heaven could not have done any better claimed our new President. For four long years President Obama took responsibility for nothing.
When the new presidential election came up, folks gave Obama another chance, but wisely took the House and Senate away from him.
But what the voters did was to give him a new excuse for failure. He could and did blame those damned obstructionist Republicans. So for eight years Obama proved that while he was not so much as a President, he was a master at the blame game.
Time marches on and Americans in fear and disgust at all things liberal gave the Presidency to Donald Trump. Suddenly, even though he has not yet been sworn in, all responsibility becomes his. Four black kids spend two days torturing a handicapped man in inhuman ways, it is Trumps fault according to CNN.
Just peruse the liberal news sites, our not yet President is the font of all evil. Maybe the Russians hacked into political computer systems. Trumps fault says the left. It gets boring and annoying. But it does prove one thing. The left loves the blame game and they play it well.