Obama Admin Tries to Blame Bush for GSA Vegas Extravanganza

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  1. Dont Taz Me Bro
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    This is really pathetic and one of the things that pisses me off about this administration. They will not take responsibility for anything. The fact of the matter is, I never once even thought of blaming Obama for what happened here and I doubt most Americans would blame him for it anyway. I blame the people in charge of the GSA who authorized this. The outrage in Congress has come from both parties equally so there never appeared to have been any partisan finger pointing in the first place unless I missed it.

    So why can't the president just comment on what happened, tell people that it's being dealt with appropriately and be done with it? Why does his administration once again have to try and blame Bush for something that is clearly not even remotely his fault? Why create a partisan issue out of something that never was? This is yet another example of how this president is not a leader and why I simply have no respect for him.

     
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    IF it is true that everything obama does is really Bush's fault, why is obama even the president. We should bring Bush back and cut out the middleman.
     
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    Well, Obama DID inherit the GSA from Bush ;)
     
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    Barry is getting lamer and more pathetic with every passing day.
     
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    What the heck happened to originality????


    He used Bush already!


    Here are some of the things Barak Obama has blamed for the financial mess he can't seem to do anything about:

    The Tea Party
    Political gridlock
    ATM machines
    Republicans
    Paul Ryan
    Eric Cantor
    John Boehner
    The Tsunami in Japan
    Greece
    Italy
    Too little government spending (no really, he did say this.)
    Too few taxes
    The debt debate
    George W. Bush
    Standard and Poor's
    Wealthy people who want to keep what they earned
    Oil companies
    Ireland
    Slurpees
    Portugal
    The War in Iraq
    The War in Afghanistan
    The heat wave in the midwest
    Health care costs
    A lack of government subsidized green energy
    Math errors
    Corporate jet owners
    The Gulf oil spill
    Millionaires and billionaires
    Rich fat cats
    Wall Street
    Hedge fund managers
    Some car that can't get out of the ditch
    The debt limit
    Congress and their resistance to spending more on stimulus programs
    Vacationing in Las Vegas
    The American form of representative democracy
    People who don't eat their peas
    Everything else in the world except Timothy Geithner and himself
    Those People and Things Obama has Blamed for the Financial Mess
     
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    More of the Obama team not being ready for prime time again, so they went back to the lame excuse file one more time and then kept their fingers crossed no one would remind them they came to town with a lot of hope and bent on change to the status quo. But now it's Bush's fault they failed to change something. It really helps to be a bit of a slow leak if one wants to be a good Dimocrat.
     
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    Granny says mebbe dey should look into Panetta too...
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    Criminal Charges Recommended in GSA Scandal
    April 17, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) - As Congress investigates an $823,000 General Services Administration conference at a Las Vegas resort, a fired GSA executive who threw a party there on the taxpayers' dime has been sent a letter by his former agency demanding $1,960 reimbursement for the party in his room.
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    Report: Defense Secretary Panetta Defends $860,000 Cost for Weekend Trips Home
    April 17, 2012 - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Monday defended the $860,000 that taxpayers have paid so far for weekend flights aboard military aircraft to and from his California home.
     
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    This would be hilarious if not so patently pathetic.
     
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    GSA has been a problem for a long long time and in my humble opinion President Obama missed an opportunity here to call to task the entire procurement system and take the high ground here. While I do believe its a little much to point the finger of blame to a previous Administration even though the same staff has been around since then. I will say though that the President did fire Martha Johnson or if you will accepted her resignation over this matter. Personally, though purchasing by the Federal Govt. has been an issue for some time and not just this Administration its been an issue over several Administration and would have been nice to have seen the President use this as an opportunity to finally take them all to task, including DOD. Just a thought, when you have a Federal Govt. that takes 12 years and over a billion dollars to replace the Presidential helicopter and then ends up without a single one and cancels it, or digs a multi-billion dollar hole in the Nevada Mtns. to store spent nukes and closes that without a single nuke, is it any wonder then that same Govt. would not hesitate to take the Emperor package in Vegas?
     

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